J Melissas

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Affiliation: University of Crete
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Plasma antioxidant capacity in morbidly obese patients before and after weight loss
    John Melissas
    Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 16:314-20. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The intragastric balloon - smoothing the path to bariatric surgery
    John Melissas
    Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgical Oncology, Heraklion University Hospital, Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 16:897-902. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Sleeve gastrectomy plus side-to-side jejunoileal anastomosis for the treatment of morbid obesity and metabolic diseases: a promising operation
    John Melissas
    Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgical Oncology, Heraklion University Hospital, Stavrakia, Voutes, PO Box 1352, Heraklion, 711 10 Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 22:1104-9. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Sleeve gastrectomy: a restrictive procedure?
    John Melissas
    Bariatric Unit and Department of Surgical Oncology, Heraklion University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 17:57-62. 2007
  5. doi request reprint IFSO guidelines for safety, quality, and excellence in bariatric surgery
    John Melissas
    Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgical Oncology, University Hospital Heraklion, P O Box 1393, Heraklion 71 110 Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 18:497-500. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Sleeve gastrectomy-a "food limiting" operation
    John Melissas
    Bariatric Unit Department of Surgical Oncology, Heraklion University Hospital, Medical School, University of Crete, 15 Delaporta St, Herarklion 71409, Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 18:1251-6. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of surgical weight reduction on functional status in morbidly obese patients with low back pain
    John Melissas
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 15:378-81. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Experience with benign splenic disease
    J Melissas
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University General Hospital, Heraklion Crete, Greece
    Acta Chir Belg 104:559-63. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Safety, quality and excellence in bariatric surgery
    J Melissas
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Heraklion University Hospital, Medical School, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
    Minerva Chir 64:239-52. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Obesity-associated disorders before and after weight reduction by vertical banded gastroplasty in morbidly vs super obese individuals
    J Melissas
    Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgical Oncology, University Hospital, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 11:475-81. 2001

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Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Plasma antioxidant capacity in morbidly obese patients before and after weight loss
    John Melissas
    Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 16:314-20. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to measure the total plasma antioxidant capacity (TAC), as well as the corrected TAC (cTAC, an index of exogenous provided antioxidants) in morbidly obese patients before and after surgical weight reduction...
  2. ncbi request reprint The intragastric balloon - smoothing the path to bariatric surgery
    John Melissas
    Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgical Oncology, Heraklion University Hospital, Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 16:897-902. 2006
    ..This study evaluated the long-term outcome following balloon removal in morbidly obese patients who had selected this method for weight loss...
  3. doi request reprint Sleeve gastrectomy plus side-to-side jejunoileal anastomosis for the treatment of morbid obesity and metabolic diseases: a promising operation
    John Melissas
    Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgical Oncology, Heraklion University Hospital, Stavrakia, Voutes, PO Box 1352, Heraklion, 711 10 Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 22:1104-9. 2012
    ..The continuing need for simple, safe, and effective procedures led us to design a new operation for treating morbid obesity...
  4. ncbi request reprint Sleeve gastrectomy: a restrictive procedure?
    John Melissas
    Bariatric Unit and Department of Surgical Oncology, Heraklion University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 17:57-62. 2007
    ..We investigated the clinical outcome and gastric emptying of solid foods in morbidly obese (MO) patients following sleeve gastrectomy (SG)...
  5. doi request reprint IFSO guidelines for safety, quality, and excellence in bariatric surgery
    John Melissas
    Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgical Oncology, University Hospital Heraklion, P O Box 1393, Heraklion 71 110 Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 18:497-500. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Sleeve gastrectomy-a "food limiting" operation
    John Melissas
    Bariatric Unit Department of Surgical Oncology, Heraklion University Hospital, Medical School, University of Crete, 15 Delaporta St, Herarklion 71409, Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 18:1251-6. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical outcome and the gastric emptying of solid foods, 24 months after SG...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of surgical weight reduction on functional status in morbidly obese patients with low back pain
    John Melissas
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 15:378-81. 2005
    ..However, there are no studies to quantitatively assess the exact degree of functional disability caused by severe obesity and the degree of improvement of LBP that follows weight loss from bariatric surgery...
  8. ncbi request reprint Experience with benign splenic disease
    J Melissas
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University General Hospital, Heraklion Crete, Greece
    Acta Chir Belg 104:559-63. 2004
    ..In the ongoing effort to improve patient treatment, a deeper understanding of the symptomatology, physical signs and management options of rare splenic, non-traumatic, benign diseases is extremely important...
  9. ncbi request reprint Safety, quality and excellence in bariatric surgery
    J Melissas
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Heraklion University Hospital, Medical School, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
    Minerva Chir 64:239-52. 2009
    ..The creation of a European network of COEs will be of great value in promoting safety, quality and excellence in bariatric and metabolic surgery...
  10. ncbi request reprint Obesity-associated disorders before and after weight reduction by vertical banded gastroplasty in morbidly vs super obese individuals
    J Melissas
    Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgical Oncology, University Hospital, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 11:475-81. 2001
    ..This study was designed to compare super obese and morbidly obese patients in terms of weight reduction following VBG and to investigate the effects of postoperative weight changes to preexisting co-morbidities...
  11. ncbi request reprint Does reduction in gastric acid secretion in bariatric surgery increase diet-induced thermogenesis?
    John Melissas
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Heraklion University Hospital, Greece
    Obes Surg 12:236-40. 2002
    ..We investigated whether reduction in gastric acid increases dietary-induced thermogenesis because of maldigestion of foods, and this may account for the greater weight loss in the above situations...
  12. ncbi request reprint Primary psoas abscess. Report of three cases
    J Melissas
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Heraklion, University Hospital, Greece
    Acta Chir Belg 102:114-7. 2002
    ..Primary psoas abscesses are a rare clinical entity with subtle and non specific symptoms, most commonly seen in patients predisposed to infections. Early diagnosis and appropriate management are therefore challenging aspects for physicians...
  13. ncbi request reprint Does reduction in gastric acid secretion in bariatric surgery increase diet-induced thermogenesis?
    John Melissas
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Heraklion University Hospital, University of Crete Medical School, Greece
    Obes Surg 12:399-403. 2002
    ..We investigated whether reduction in gastric acid increases dietary-induced thermogenesis because of maldigestion of foods, and this may account for the greater weight loss in the above situations...
  14. ncbi request reprint Technical modification of laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty
    John Melissas
    Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgical Oncology, Medical School, University of Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 13:132-5. 2003
    ..Technical improvements of laparoscopic bariatric procedures are important to minimize operative time and increase safety and simplicity...
  15. ncbi request reprint Low-back pain in morbidly obese patients and the effect of weight loss following surgery
    John Melissas
    Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgical Oncology, Medical School, University of Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 13:389-93. 2003
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  16. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors of operative or nonoperative management of blunt hepatic trauma
    H Markogiannakis
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Herakleion University Hospital, Herakleion Medical School, University of Crete Herakleion, Crete, Greece
    Minerva Chir 63:223-8. 2008
    ..Nonoperative management (NOM) has revolutionized the care of blunt hepatic trauma patients. The aim of the present study was to identify and evaluate the predictors of NOM of these patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint Pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy with external pancreatic remnant drainage
    E de Bree
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University Hospital, Medical School of Crete, Herakleion, Greece
    Acta Chir Belg 104:668-72. 2004
    ..Various modifications have been advocated for the restoration of the digestive continuity and drainage of bile and pancreatic ducts in order to diminish this high morbidity rate...
  18. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular function and cardiopulmonary performance following surgical treatment of morbid obesity
    E Kanoupakis
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 11:552-8. 2001
    ..Left ventricular filling variables could be considered among the most important determinants of exercise intolerance in obese individuals...
  19. doi request reprint Assessment of the effect of surgery on the kinetics of circulating tumour cells in patients with operable breast cancer based on cytokeratin-19 mRNA detection
    M Daskalakis
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University General Hospital of Heraklion, School of Medicine, University of Crete, PO Box 1352, Heraklion 71110, Crete, Greece
    Eur J Surg Oncol 37:404-10. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of surgery on the kinetics of CTCs in breast cancer patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Psychological condition and quality of life in patients with morbid obesity before and after surgical weight loss
    E Mamplekou
    Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgical Oncology, University Hospital, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 15:1177-84. 2005
    ..The aim of this paper is to study the changes in the psychological and emotional lives of patients as well as quality of life during the first 2 years after vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Bioabsorbable materials in orthopaedics
    George M Kontakis
    University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Acta Orthop Belg 73:159-69. 2007
    ..A review of the types of implants, the materials used, their biochemical properties, their adverse effects and some of the potential future applications is presented...
  22. ncbi request reprint Subclinical hypothyroidism and lipid abnormalities in older women attending a vascular disease prevention clinic: effect of thyroid replacement therapy
    Emmanouil S Ganotakis
    Department of Internal Medicine, University General Hospital, University of Crete, School of Medicine, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Angiology 54:569-76. 2003
    ..Thyroid hormone replacement therapy significantly improved serum lipids. In particular, the reduction in LDL-C and Lp(a) concentrations may be of clinical benefit...
  23. ncbi request reprint Rhabdomyolysis following laparoscopic gastric bypass
    D Filis
    Bariatric Unit, Department of Surgical Oncology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 15:1496-500. 2005
    ..She was treated with intensive hydration and analgesics, and did not develop acute renal failure because diagnosis and treatment were attained immediately...
  24. ncbi request reprint Neurofibrosarcoma of the duodenum
    J Melissas
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
    Eur J Surg Oncol 21:571-2. 1995
    ..No adjuvant therapy was judged to be necessary. The patient is well and free of disease 5 years following the resection of the neoplasm...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effects of weight loss on QT interval in morbidly obese patients
    Alexandra Papaioannou
    Department of Anesthesiology, Cardiology and Surgical Oncology, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 13:869-73. 2003
    ..The present study investigated the effect of body weight loss following vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) on the QTc interval...
  26. ncbi request reprint Management of blunt hepatic and splenic trauma in a Greek level I trauma centre
    H Markogiannakis
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Herakleion University Hospital, Herakleion Medical School, University of Crete, Herakleion, Crete, Greece
    Acta Chir Belg 106:566-71. 2006
    ..The objective of this study is to evaluate treatment of such patients in a Greek level I trauma centre, to identify factors that are important for selecting them for NOM and to investigate for predictors of NOM failure...
  27. doi request reprint The extent of lymph node dissection for gastric cancer: a critical appraisal
    Eelco de Bree
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Medical School of Crete University Hospital, Heraklion, Greece
    J Surg Oncol 102:552-62. 2010
    ..In this review, the currently available data on this topic are critically evaluated, while ongoing studies and future perspective are discussed...
  28. doi request reprint Super giant basal cell carcinoma of the abdominal wall: still possible in the 21st century
    Eelco de Bree
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Medical School of Crete University Hospital, Herakleion, Greece
    Int J Dermatol 49:806-9. 2010
    ..Tumor size of more than 10 cm in diameter is associated with increased risk for metastatic disease, severe morbidity and consequently impaired prognosis...
  29. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic adjustable band combined with duodenal switch article
    John Melissas
    Obes Surg 15:1086-7; author reply 1087. 2005
  30. ncbi request reprint Reporting weight loss 2007
    Mervyn Deitel
    Obes Surg 17:565-8. 2007
  31. ncbi request reprint The origin of the word "bari"
    Mervyn Deitel
    Obesity Surgery, Toronto, Canada
    Obes Surg 15:1005-8. 2005
    ..We surveyed interactions between the two languages, to determine historically how bari could have become a "loanword". Ample mingling of the peoples was found...