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Selected Recent Publications & Presentations

(General Surgery residents' and faculty names appear in boldface type)

Publications

Books:

Murayama K, Chandi B, Kothari SN, Mikami D, Nagle A (eds):   An Evidence-Based Approach to Minimally Invasive Surgery.  Woodbury, CT: Ciné -Med, in press.

Murayama K, Kothari SN (eds): Obesity Care and Bariatric Surgery.  Singapore:  World Scientific Publishing  Co. Pte. LTd., in press.

Chapters:

Aggarwal R, Murayama KM. Laparoscopic Surgery for Benign Esophageal Disorders. In: Murayama, 2nd Ed. An Evidence-based Approach to Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ciné -Med., in press.

Borman KR:  Multiple endocrine neoplasia, in Lawrence PF, Bell R, Dayton M, Hebert J (eds):  Essentials of General Surgery.  Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2012.

Borman KR:  Parathyroid glands, in Lawrence PF, Bell R, Dayton M, Hebert J (eds):  Essentials of General Surgery.  Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2012.

Ikramuddin S, Antanavicius G:  “Laparoscopic R-Y Gastric Bypass,” in Korenkov N (ed):  Bariatric Surgery: Technical Variations and Complications.  New York: Springer-Verlag, 2012.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

Borman KR, Augustine R, Leibrandt T Pezzi C,  Kukora J:  Initial performance of a modified milestones evaluation tool for semi-annual evaluation of general surgery residents by faculty.  Journal of Surgical Education, in press.

Borman KR, Jones AT, Shea JA :  Duty hours, quality of care, and patient safety: general surgery resident perceptions.  J Am Coll Surg 2012 Jul;215(1):70-7.

Greif JM, Pezzi C, Klimberg V, Bailey L, Zuracek M:  Gender differences in breast cancer: analysis of 13,000 breast cancers in men from the National Cancer Data Base. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 19:3199-3204. E pub 2012 Jul 6 .

Kimball R, Antanavicius G, Kurian A, Bonanni F: Superior mesenteric venous thrombosis related to Peterson's hernia. Surg Obes Relat Dis2012 Jul;8(4):e56-7. Epub 2011 May 13.

Kulkarni N, Pezzi CM, Greif JM, Suzanne Klimberg V, Bailey L, Korourian S, Zuraek M: Rare breast cancer: 933 adenoid cystic carcinomas from the National Cancer Data Base. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Jul;20(7):2236-41. doi: 10.1245/s10434-013-2911-z. Epub 2013 Mar 1.

Nakao S, Sucandy I, Kim S, Zebley DM, Nejman J, Harper S, Fassler SA: Colorectal cancer following negative colonoscopy: is 5-year screening the correct interval to recommend? Surg Endosc,  2012 Oct 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Polavarapu H, Fassler SA, Zebley DM: Intestinal malrotation in an adult.  Am Surg. 2011 Dec;77(12):E260-1.

Polavarapu H, Kurian AA, Josloff R: Is dexmedetomidine the agent of choice in the resection of pheochromocytoma? Am Surg. 2012 Mar;78(3):E127-8.

Polavarapu H, Kurian Josloff RK:  Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair in the elderly: Does the type of hernia matter? Hernia 2012;Aug;16(4):425-9.

Rezvani M, Casillas-Berumen S, Bonanni F, Antanavicius G:  Swallowing syncope after laparoscopic  vertical sleeve gastrectomy:  first reported case. Surg Obest Relat Dis, in press.

Rezvani M, Sucandy I, Antanavicius G: Totally robotic stapleless vertical sleeve gastrectomy.

Surg Obest Relat Dis. 2013 Apr 2 [Epub ahead of print]

Shadis R, Kim S, Zebley DM, Hofmann MT, Fassler SA:  Laparoscopic repair of colonic anastomotic leak in an 86-year old man with comirbidities: minimally invasive approach to emergent colorectal surgery. JSLS 2011 Oct-Dec;15(4): E260-1.

Shea JA, Willett LL, Borman KR, Itani KMF, McDonald FS, Call SA, Chaudry S, Adams M, Chacko KM, Volpp KG, Arora VM.  Anticipated consequences of the 2011 duty hour standards:  view of internal medicine and surgery program  directors.  Acad Med. 2012 Jul;87(7):895-903.

Sucandy I, Abai B:  Endovascular repair of delayed para-anstomotic pseudoaneurysm after open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a relatively simple technique for successful repair of a potentially catastrophic complication.  Am Surg.  2013 Aug;79(8):275-7.

Sucandy I, Antanavicius G: Robotically-assisted laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch:  the utility of the robotic system in bariatric surgery.  J Robotic Surg 2012;Jul 27, 2012 [Epub ahead of print].

Sucandy I, Antanavicius G: Comparative analysis of gender differences in outcomes following biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch:  revisiting male gender as a predictor for adverse outcomes in bariatric surgery.  Am Surg 2013 May;79(5):543-4.

Sucandy I, Gallagher S, Josloff RK, Nussbaum ML: Severe clostridium infection of liver metastases presenting as pneumoperitoneum.  Am Surg. 2012 Jul;78(7):338-9.

Sucandy I, Leibrandt T, Antanavicius:  Do resident training levels affect outcomes in assisting complex laparoscopic operations?   Am Surg 2013 Mar;79(3):325-7.

Sucandy I, Miles M, Gallagher S, Josloff RK: Spigelian hernia, diagnosis, and minimally invasive repair.   Am Surg. 2013 Aug;79(8):284-5.

Sucandy I, Tellagory J, Kolff JW:  Minimally invasive surgical management of acute cholecystitis during pregnancy.  What are the recommendations?  Am Surg. 2013 Jul;79(7):E251-2.

Video:

Rezvani M, Sucandy I, Antanavicius G:  Totally Robotic Stapleless Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy [Video].  SAGES, accepted.

Presentations

Polavarapu H, Fassler S: “Abdominal Pain of Unknown Origin,” Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Philadelphia, January 20, 2012.

Sucandy I, Nussbaum ML: “Severe  Clostridium Infection of Liver Metastases Presenting as Pneumoperitoneum.” Southeastern Surgical Congress, Birmingham, AL, Feb.11-14, 2012.

Sucandy I, Cassilas-Berumen S, Bonanni F: “Laparoscopic Ladd’s Procedure for Intestinal Malrotation in Adults.” Southeastern Surgical Congress, Birmingham, AL, Feb.11-14, 2012.

Sucandy I, Antanavicius G, Bonanni F: “Outcome Analysis of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy for Morbid Obesity:  Initial Experience of 100 Patients with BMI>45.”  Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, Feb. 14-16, 2012.

Polavarapu H, Cassilas-Berumen S, Antanavicius G, Bonanni F“Prospective Non-Randomized Study of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrecomy: Preliminary Results.” Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, Salt Lake City, Feb. 20-25, 2012

Antanavicius G, Cutini Cingozoglu C, Donnelly P, et al: “One-Stage Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and CBD Exploration with Primary Closure.” Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, San Diego, March 6-10, 2012.

Antanavicius G, Serafini V, Cutini Cingozoglu C,  et al: “Incidence of Unsuspected Stones in the Common Bile Duct during Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.  A Word of Caution .” Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, San Diego, March 6-10, 2012.

Casillas-Berumen S, Bonanni F, Antanavicius, G: “Swallow Syncope after Laparoscopic  Vertical Sleeve Gatrectomy:  First Reported Case.” Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, San Diego, March 6-10, 2012.

Nakao S, Kim SY, Harper S, Nejman JH, Zebley DM, Fassler SA:  “Is a 5-year Interval between Colonoscopies Sufficient?Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, San Diego, March 6-10, 2012.

Polavarapu H, Sucandy I, Kolff J“Operative Approach for Laparoscopic Appendectomy in Congenital Intestinal Malrotation.”[Video].  Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, San Diego, March 6-10, 2012.

Sucandy I, Antanavicius G:  “Comparative Outcomes of Weight Loss and Perioperative Complications in the Morbidly Obese Population Undergoing Biliopancreatic Diversion Based on Age.” Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, San Diego, March 6-10, 2012.

Sucandy I, Antanavicius G:  “Robotically-Assisted Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch:  The Utility of the Robotic System in Bariatric Surgery.”  Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, San Diego, March 6-10, 2012.

Pezzi C, Greif J, Klimberg S, Kulkarni N, et al:  “Characteristiccs, Patterns of Treatment, and Outcome of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Breast: Analysis of 933 Cases from the National Cancer Database.” Society of Surgical Oncology, San Diego, Mar 20-22, 2012.

Polavarapu H Kulkarni N, Josloff R:  “Incarcerated Hernia Repair by Laparoscopic Total Abdominal Peritoneal Approach (TAPP) with Mesh.” International Hernia Congress, New York City, March 30, 2012.

Polavarapu H. Josloff RK: “Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair in the Elderly: Does the Type of Hernia Matter?”  Conjoint Meeting, Philadelphia Academy of Surgery/New York Surgical Society, Philadelphia, April 18, 2012.

Polavarapu H, Kim SY, Zebley DM, Fassler SA: “Is Laparoscopy a Safe Option in Colostomy Reversal? Results of ACS NSQIP.” Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Philadelphia, April 2012.

Tellagory J, Frey AS: “Disparities Exist in the Treatment of Congenital Malformation and Midgut Volvulus.” Society of Black Academic Surgeons, Baltimore, April 14, 2012.

Gallagher S, Sucandy I, Klar A, Antanavicius G, Bonanni F: “Is the Single-Stage Biliopancraetic Diversion Safe in the Super-Morbidly Obese?” Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, May 2012.

Polavarapu H,  Boecker F, Leibrandt T, Kim SY, Zebley DM, Fassler SA: “Incorporation of Laparoscopic Training into the Surgery Residency Curriculum.”  American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, San Antonio, June 2-6, 2012.

Sucandy I, Antanavicius G, Bonanni F: “Comparative Analysis of Gender Differences in Outcomes Following Biliopancreatic Diversion and Duodenal Switch:  Revisiting Male Gender as a Predictor for Adverse Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery.” American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, San Diego, June 21, 2012.

Sucandy I, Antanavicius G: “Robotically-Assisted Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch.  Utility of the Robotic System in Bariatric Surgery.”  Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, Chicago, September 28-29, 2012.

Frey AS, Huang V, Tellagorry J, Wood J:  “Outcome Analysis of Malrotation and Midgut Volvulus.”  American Academy of Pediatrics,” New Orleans, October 21, 2012

Tellagorry J, Sullivan TR, Abai B:Percutaneous Treatment of Ruptured  Internal Iluiac Artery Aneurysm.”  Delaware Valley Vascular Society, Atlantic City, October 19, 2012.

Sucandy I, Abai B:  “Endovascular Repair of Delayed Type-I Endoleak After Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair." American College of Surgeons, Keystone Chapter, Harrisburg, PA, November 9, 2012.

Gerhardt DE, Yuschak JV:   “Aortic Transection,” Day of Trauma, Trauma Program Directors of Philadelphia,  November 2012.

Kulkarni N: “Diagnosis and Treatment of Large Cystic Abdominal Mass.”  Intracity Grand Rounds, Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Philadelphia, January 2013.

Kwon J, Abai B, Sullivan TR:  “Risk Comparison of Embolectomy for Acute Limb Ischemia in the Elderly.” Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery.  March 12-16, 2013.

Sucandy I, Kim S. Zebley DM, Fassler S: “The Influence of Age on Outcomes of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery for Cancer. Comparative Analysis of 10-Year Experience.”  66th Annual Cancer Symposium, Society of Surgical Oncology, March 6-9, 2013, National Harbor, Maryland.

Sucandy I, Kim S, Zebley, DM, Fassler S: “Adequacy of Lymphadenectomy During Laparoscopic Colorectal Operation for Cancer. A Decade Experience from A Major Suburban Tertiary Center, “66th Annual Cancer Symposium, Society of Surgical Oncology, March 6-9, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Sucandy I, Klar A, Pezzi C: “Minimally Invasive Surgical Management of Acute Cholecystitis during Pregnancy.” Southeastern Surgical Congress, Jacksonville, FL, February 6-9, 2013.

Sucandy I, Polavarapu H, Pezzi C:  “Autosplenectomy in a Setting of Atrial Fibrillation,” Southeastern Surgical Congress, Jacksonville, FL, February 6-9, 2013.

Sucandy I, Casillas S, Antanavicius G:  “Impact of a Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship on Perioperative Complications and Outcomes for Bariatric Procedures in the First Year of Practice.” Southeastern Surgical Congress, Jacksonville, FL, February 6-9, 2013.

Sucandy I, Klar A, Pezzi C:  “Post-traumatic Splenic Pseudocyst:  Potential Delayed Consequence of Nonoperative Management of Splenic Injury.” Southeastern Surgical Congress, Jacksonville, FL, February 6-9, 2013.

Tellagorry J, Nakao S, Dockray D, Sullivan T:  “Open Repair of a True Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm Manifested by an Acute Hemispheric Stroke.”  Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery.  Miami, March 12-16.

Sucandy I, Antanavicius G: “Resolution of Diabetes Mellitus , Hypertension, and Hyperlipidemia after Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.” Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Baltimore, April 17-20, 2013.

Sucandy I, Antanavicius G:”Does Preoperative Diabetes Mellitus Affect Weight Loss Outcome after Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch?” Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Baltimore, April 17-20, 2013.

Sucandy I, Antanavicius G: ”Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms after Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrecomy for Morbid Obesity:  The Importance of Preoperative Identification of Hiatal Hernia.” Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Baltimore, April 17-20, 2013.

Borman KR, Augustine R, Leibrandt T, Pezzi C, Kukora J:  “Using a Milestones Evaluation Tool in the Semi-Annual Assessment of General Surgery Residents.” Association of Program Directors in Surgery, Orlando, FL, April 2013.

Yushuva A, Sucandy I, Fassler S:  “Outcomes of Survival in Converted Laparoscopic Resections for Colorectal Malignancy Over a 10-Year Period.” Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Digestive Diseases Week, Orlando, FL, May 20, 2013

Pezzi C, Gay G, Kulkarni N, Putnam J:  “Limited Thoracic Lymphadenectomy Worsens Survival In 55,122 Patients With Resected Stage-1 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer .” Society of Surgical Oncology, Baltimore, MD, March 7-9, 2013.

Pezzi C:  “90-Day Mortality Rate after Resection of Cancer of the Panceas Is Nearly Double 30-Day Mortality:  Analysis of 20,000 Pancreatectomies in the National Cancer Database. Pancreas Club, Orlando, FL, May 17, 2013.

Hale L, Fassler S: “Mucolcele of the Appendix Presenting with Snychronous Distant Adenocarcinoma of the Colon.”  Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Philadelphia, March 15, 2013.

Dockray D, Nakao S, Tellagorry, Sullivan T:  “Open Repair of a True Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm Manifested by an Acute Hemispheric Stroke,” Delaware Valley Vascular Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, April 2013.