Samuel Szomstein

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Affiliation: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Outcomes of laparoscopic bariatric surgery after renal transplant
    Samuel Szomstein
    The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 20:383-5. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with linear cutter technique: comparison of four-row versus six-row cartridge in creation of anastomosis
    Samuel Szomstein
    Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:431-4. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Correlation of radiographic and endoscopic evaluation of gastrojejunal anastomosis after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Samuel Szomstein
    Bariatric Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:617-21. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic gastric bypass in patients on thyroid replacement therapy for subnormal thyroid function - prevalence and short-term outcome
    Samuel Szomstein
    The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 14:95-7. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic lysis of adhesions
    Samuel Szomstein
    Bariatric Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    World J Surg 30:535-40. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Management of gastrogastric fistulas after divided Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity: analysis of 1,292 consecutive patients and review of literature
    Lester Carrodeguas
    Bariatric Institute and Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:467-74. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Myasthenia gravis improvement after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Fernando Arias
    The Bariatric Institute, Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 15:591-4. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Frequency and management of internal hernias after laparoscopic antecolic antegastric Roux-en-Y gastric bypass without division of the small bowel mesentery or closure of mesenteric defects: review of 1400 consecutive cases
    Minyoung Cho
    The Bariatric Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:87-91. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Symptomatic gallstones after sleeve gastrectomy
    Vicky Ka Ming Li
    The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Surg Endosc 23:2488-92. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Safety and short-term outcomes of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a revisional approach for failed laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in the treatment of morbid obesity
    Emeka Acholonu
    The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 19:1612-6. 2009

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  1. doi request reprint Outcomes of laparoscopic bariatric surgery after renal transplant
    Samuel Szomstein
    The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 20:383-5. 2010
    ..Laparoscopic bariatric surgical techniques may be used safely and effectively to control obesity in renal transplant patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with linear cutter technique: comparison of four-row versus six-row cartridge in creation of anastomosis
    Samuel Szomstein
    Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:431-4. 2006
    ..Many series have compared different brands of circular and linear staplers. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the 4-row versus 6-row endoscopic staplers in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for creation of the anastomosis...
  3. ncbi request reprint Correlation of radiographic and endoscopic evaluation of gastrojejunal anastomosis after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Samuel Szomstein
    Bariatric Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:617-21. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether a correlation exists between the Gastrografin UGIS and UE findings in the determination of gastrojejunal anastomotic strictures after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic gastric bypass in patients on thyroid replacement therapy for subnormal thyroid function - prevalence and short-term outcome
    Samuel Szomstein
    The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 14:95-7. 2004
    ..We evaluated the prevalence of patients on thyroid replacement for subnormal thyroid function who were operated on for morbid obesity and monitored their postoperative weight loss pattern...
  5. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic lysis of adhesions
    Samuel Szomstein
    Bariatric Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    World J Surg 30:535-40. 2006
    ..With the increased popularity of laparoscopy, recent promising reports indicate the feasibility and potential superiority of the minimally invasive approach to the adhesion-encased abdomen...
  6. ncbi request reprint Management of gastrogastric fistulas after divided Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity: analysis of 1,292 consecutive patients and review of literature
    Lester Carrodeguas
    Bariatric Institute and Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:467-74. 2005
    ..Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is the most commonly performed bariatric operation in the United States. Although rare, gastrogastric fistulas are an important complication of this procedure...
  7. ncbi request reprint Myasthenia gravis improvement after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Fernando Arias
    The Bariatric Institute, Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 15:591-4. 2005
    ..After the surgical procedure, she improved and required less medication. Because MG and morbid obesity require careful perioperative management in order to avoid complications, a multidisciplinary approach is recommended...
  8. ncbi request reprint Frequency and management of internal hernias after laparoscopic antecolic antegastric Roux-en-Y gastric bypass without division of the small bowel mesentery or closure of mesenteric defects: review of 1400 consecutive cases
    Minyoung Cho
    The Bariatric Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:87-91. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to review our experience with antecolic antegastric laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (AA-LRYGBP) without division of the small bowel mesentery or closure of potential mesenteric defects...
  9. doi request reprint Symptomatic gallstones after sleeve gastrectomy
    Vicky Ka Ming Li
    The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Surg Endosc 23:2488-92. 2009
    ..This study aimed to compare the rates of symptomatic gallstones between laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG)...
  10. doi request reprint Safety and short-term outcomes of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a revisional approach for failed laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in the treatment of morbid obesity
    Emeka Acholonu
    The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 19:1612-6. 2009
    ..The number decreased as follow-up time progressed. LSG could provide short-term weight loss after previously failed LABG, but prone to more complications compared to an initial LSG without a prior bariatric procedure...
  11. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic surgery for morbid obesity: 1,001 consecutive bariatric operations performed at The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida
    Raul J Rosenthal
    The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 16:119-24. 2006
    ..Morbid obesity is an epidemic in America. This series evaluates the safety and efficacy in the first 1,001 laparoscopic bariatric operations performed at The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida...
  12. doi request reprint Outcome of endoscopic balloon dilation of strictures after laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Andrew Ukleja
    Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Surg Endosc 22:1746-50. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to report the incidence of stomal strictures after LRYGB in our institution and report our experience with their management by endoscopic balloon dilatation...
  13. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic removal of gastric band after early gastric erosion: case report and review of the literature
    Elias Chousleb
    Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 15:24-7. 2005
    ..Migration after laparoscopic gastric banding must be immediately addressed to prevent infection. Close monitoring of the band location during adjustments as well as a high index of suspicion is necessary...
  14. doi request reprint Laparoscopic remnant gastrectomy as a novel approach for treatment of gastrogastric fistula
    Jayaraj Salimath
    The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Surg Endosc 23:2591-5. 2009
    ..We have previously reported a GGF rate of 1.5% after divided RYGBP. Remnant gastrectomy has been advocated by our group as a treatment option for this complication. We report our initial experience using the laparoscopic approach...
  15. doi request reprint Reasons and outcomes of laparoscopic revisional surgery after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity
    Sheetal Patel
    Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 6:391-8. 2010
    ..The low operative morbidity and reversibility are often seen as advantages of this procedure compared with other bariatric approaches. We have attempted to define the reasons for revisional surgery after LAGB and the outcomes...
  16. doi request reprint Reasons and prevalence of reoperations after esophagomyotomy for achalasia
    Jihui Li
    Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Division of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 22:392-5. 2012
    ..Surgical esophagomyotomy has been shown to provide superior long-term symptom relief as compared with nonsurgical interventions. Failure of surgical treatment remains the center of controversy regarding this topic...
  17. doi request reprint Treatment option in patient presenting with small bowel obstruction from phytobezoar at the jejunojejunal anastomosis after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Mayank Roy
    Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 22:e243-5. 2012
    ..We believe that this is the first report of a phytobezoar obstructing at the jejunojejunal anastomosis after RYGB...
  18. doi request reprint Experience of laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair at a single institution
    Jihui Li
    Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery and The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Am J Surg 204:60-5. 2012
    ..Paraesophageal hernia patients are often elderly with complicating medical comorbidities, making surgical management complex in formulating a management strategy...
  19. doi request reprint Reasons and outcomes of reoperative bariatric surgery for failed and complicated procedures (excluding adjustable gastric banding)
    Sheetal Patel
    Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 21:1209-19. 2011
    ..The rise of bariatric surgery has lead to an increasing number of reoperations for failed bariatric procedures. The reasons and types of these operations are varied in nature and remain to be defined...
  20. ncbi request reprint The ABC System: a simplified classification system for small bowel obstruction after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Olga N Tucker
    The Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 17:1549-54. 2007
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic remnant gastrectomy: a novel approach to gastrogastric fistula after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity
    Minyoung Cho
    Department of Surgery, The Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:617-24. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to review laparoscopic remnant gastrectomy (LRG) as a novel treatment option for this complication...
  22. doi request reprint Predictors of gallstone formation after bariatric surgery: a multivariate analysis of risk factors comparing gastric bypass, gastric banding, and sleeve gastrectomy
    Vicky Ka Ming Li
    Section of Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Surg Endosc 23:1640-4. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors for the development of symptomatic gallstones after bariatric surgery...
  23. ncbi request reprint Development of acute gouty attack in the morbidly obese population after bariatric surgery
    Priscila Antozzi
    Bariatric Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 15:405-7. 2005
    ..Gout is associated with increased body weight. We evaluated the prevalence of gout and acute gouty attacks in the morbidly obese population who underwent bariatric surgery...
  24. ncbi request reprint Topical anesthesia-induced methemoglobinemia in bariatric surgery patients
    Lester Carrodeguas
    The Bariatric Institute, Weston, FL, USA
    Obes Surg 15:282-5. 2005
    ..This complication was detected by analysis of arterial blood gases, and was successfully treated with methylene blue i.v. and 100% O2 supplementation...
  25. doi request reprint Outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients >70 years old
    Alexander Ramirez
    Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:458-62. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to report the outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients >70 years of age at a community hospital in the United States...
  26. doi request reprint Incidence of deep vein thrombosis in morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Tomas Escalante-Tattersfield
    Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:126-30. 2008
    ..To define the incidence of deep vein thrombosis in morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass...
  27. ncbi request reprint Renal failure, glomerulonephritis and morbid obesity: improvement after rapid weight loss following laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Flavia C Soto
    The Bariatric Institute and Department of Nephrology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 15:137-40. 2005
    ..Histological findings of the renal biopsy performed during a laparoscopic gastric bypass are presented. His renal failure resolved with the weight loss...
  28. ncbi request reprint Gastric bezoar after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    David Pinto
    The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 16:365-8. 2006
    ..In both cases, the patients presented with abdominal pain, nausea, and "frothy" vomiting. The patients were successfully treated by endoscopic fragmentation and removal of the bezoar...
  29. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as treatment for morbid obesity: technique and short-term outcome
    Paul E Roa
    Department of Surgery, The Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimal Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 16:1323-6. 2006
    ..Currently, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is being explored. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and short-term efficacy of LSG as a treatment option for weight reduction...
  30. ncbi request reprint Gastrojejunal anastomotic strictures following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery: analysis of 1291 patients
    Lester Carrodeguas
    The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:92-7. 2006
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Challenges of laparoscopic colectomy in the obese patient: a review
    Charles A Lascano
    Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Am J Surg 192:357-65. 2006
    ..These patients have distinctive issues with regard to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and thromboembolic complications. In addition, hospital equipment must be able to accommodate the body habitus of this population...
  32. doi request reprint Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a first step for rapid weight loss in morbidly obese patients requiring a second non-bariatric procedure
    Jesús E Hidalgo
    Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 22:555-9. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness and safety of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a primary step for rapid weight loss in patients who required a second non-bariatric procedure...
  33. ncbi request reprint Safety and outcomes of laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery in patients 60 years of age and older
    Huy T Trieu
    Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 3:383-6. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) can be performed in this patient population with acceptable morbidity and can achieve effective weight control...
  34. ncbi request reprint Preoperative thiamine deficiency in obese population undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery
    Lester Carrodeguas
    Bariatric Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 3333, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:517-22; discussion 522. 2005
    ..Currently, no reports have evaluated the preoperative thiamine status of bariatric patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the degree of thiamine deficiency in obese patients before bariatric surgery at our institution...
  35. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus-associated diffuse autonomic dysfunction causing debilitating hypotension manifested after rapid weight loss in a morbidly obese patient: case report and review of the literature
    Charles A Lascano
    The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:443-6. 2005
    ..The subsequent diagnosis and treatment, as well as a literature review, are presented...
  36. doi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of megaesophagus after adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity
    I Enrique Arias
    Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 5:156-9. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the incidence of megaesophagus, the role of preoperative manometry in predicting its occurrence, and the management of megaesophagus after gastric banding in the setting of a research clinic...
  37. doi request reprint Laparoscopic management of chronic pouch fistula after a leak following staple line dehiscence after laparoscopic revision of a dilated pouch following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Olga N Tucker
    The Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 18:228-32. 2008
    ..The gastric pouch dilated, with weight gain. The pouch was revised, followed by a leak, tracking through left diaphragm. Eventually, fistulotomy with debridement was necessary, followed by uneventful recovery...
  38. doi request reprint Hemorrhagic and thromboembolic complications after bariatric surgery in patients receiving chronic anticoagulation therapy
    Ramon Mourelo
    Department of Surgery, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 18:167-70. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate hemorrhagic and thromboembolic complications in morbidly obese patients who are on oral anticoagulation treatment and subsequently undergo laparoscopic bariatric surgery...
  39. ncbi request reprint Management of ulcerative colitis in the morbidly obese patient: is bariatric surgery indicated?
    Charles A Lascano
    Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 16:783-6. 2006
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Mid-term follow-up after sleeve gastrectomy as a final approach for morbid obesity
    Enrique Arias
    The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL, 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 19:544-8. 2009
    ..In previous publications, we demonstrated the safety and short-term efficacy of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) as a final step in the treatment of morbid obesity (MO). This study aimed to assess the mid-term efficacy of LSG...
  41. ncbi request reprint Complications after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
    Peter F Lalor
    Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:33-8. 2008
    ..Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has recently become a feasible option in the management of morbid obesity. The objective of this study was to examine the morbidity and mortality arising from LSG as a primary procedure for weight loss...
  42. ncbi request reprint Emergency room visits after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity
    Minyoung Cho
    Department of Surgery, Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimal Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:104-9. 2008
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Psoriasis remission after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity
    Guillermo Higa-Sansone
    The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 14:1132-4. 2004
    ..Exogenous and endogenous factors including morbid obesity can increase the morbidity of psoriasis...
  44. ncbi request reprint Intra-operative pneumothorax complicating laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Amir Mehran
    Division of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 14:124-8. 2004
    ..We report a case of PTX during a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP). When applied to this specific patient population, the current literature recommendations for the management of intra-operative PTX are questioned...
  45. doi request reprint Understanding the significance, reasons and patterns of abnormal vital signs after gastric bypass for morbid obesity
    Omar Bellorin
    Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 21:707-13. 2011
    ..This study was designed to evaluate if there is a clinical correlation between abnormal vital signs and postoperative leaks and bleeding...
  46. ncbi request reprint Ruptured appendicitis after laparoscopic Roux-enY gastric bypass: pitfalls in diagnosing a surgical Abdomen in the morbidly obese
    Amir Mehran
    Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA
    Obes Surg 13:938-40. 2003
    ..The need for extreme vigilance and a low threshold for aggressive intervention in the period after bariatric surgery is emphasized...
  47. doi request reprint Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y duodenojejunal bypass for superior mesenteric artery syndrome: case reports and review of the literature
    Jihui Li
    The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 21:e344-7. 2011
    ..Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is a clearly defined and uncommon medical condition. Surgical intervention is needed for failed long-term medical management...
  48. doi request reprint T-tube gastrostomy as a novel approach for distal staple line disruption after sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity: case report and review of the literature
    Ismael Court
    The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 20:519-22. 2010
    ..T-tube gastrostomy appears to be a safe and feasible treatment option for staple line disruption after vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Early detection and drainage remain the most important principles to manage this type of complication...
  49. doi request reprint Continuous positive airway pressure in immediate postoperative period after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: is it safe?
    Alexander Ramirez
    Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 5:544-6. 2009
    ..The objective of the present study was to examine the short-term morbidity of postoperative CPAP in patients after LRYGB in a research setting...
  50. doi request reprint Cardiovascular complications of obesity surgery in patients with increased preoperative cardiac risk
    Bosede A Afolabi
    Department of Cardiology, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 5:653-6. 2009
    ..The primary objective of the present study was to determine the rate of cardiovascular events after obesity surgery in patients considered to have an increased cardiac risk profile at a tertiary referral hospital...
  51. doi request reprint Chyloperitoneum after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB)
    Jesús E Hidalgo
    Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 20:257-60. 2010
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of chylous ascites following LRYGB. Chyloperitoneum should be considered as a possible cause of ascites in patients with chronic small bowel obstruction following a LRYGB...
  52. doi request reprint Perceived barriers to bariatric surgery among morbidly obese patients
    Bianca B Afonso
    Department of Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 6:16-21. 2010
    ..Obesity has become a worldwide problem. Surgery has been shown to be a safe and effective therapy. We sought to identify those factors that patients regard as barriers to undergoing a bariatric surgical procedure...
  53. doi request reprint Revisional surgery after failed laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Olga Tucker
    Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:740-7. 2008
    ..Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a restrictive procedure that achieves weight loss without anatomic alteration. However, morbidity requiring surgical reintervention can occur...
  54. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic gastric bypass for refractory morbid obesity
    Conrad H Simpfendorfer
    Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 85:119-27, x. 2005
    ..Outcomes are similar to open gastric bypass,but with markedly lower incidences of wound-related and cardiopulmonary complications. Patients also have shorter hospital stay, decreased pain and faster recovery...
  55. ncbi request reprint Achalasia after vertical banded gastroplasty for morbid obesity: A case report
    Minyoung Cho
    The Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimal Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 16:161-4. 2006
    ..The prevalence of achalasia is unknown in obese patients and when present, the clinical characteristics are atypical. We report a case of achalasia that was diagnosed 13 years after a vertical-banded gastroplasty was performed...
  56. ncbi request reprint Indication for emergent gastric bypass in a patient with severe idiopathic intracranial hypertension: case report and review of the literature
    Flavia C Soto
    The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, 33331, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:503-5. 2005
  57. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer
    Shmuel Avital
    Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA
    Am J Surg 190:69-74. 2005
    ..Minimally invasive esophagectomy has the potential advantages of being a less traumatic procedure with an easier postoperative recovery and fewer wound and pulmonary complications...
  58. doi request reprint Compression anastomosis: history and clinical considerations
    Orit Kaidar-Person
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA
    Am J Surg 195:818-26. 2008
    ..The aim of the current report is to review the literature regarding compression anastomoses...
  59. doi request reprint Laparoscopic resection of a retroperitoneal degenerative schwannoma: a case report and review of the literature
    David Pinto
    Department of Surgery, The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 18:121-3. 2008
    ..A computed tomography scan revealed a low-density lesion at the level of T12. The lesion was laparoscopically resected and pathologic examination revealed a degenerative schwannoma...
  60. doi request reprint Outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients with body mass index <35 kg/m2
    Melissa Gianos
    Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:25-30. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the improvements of these co-morbidities in a class I obese population that had undergone a bariatric procedure...
  61. ncbi request reprint Management of acute bleeding after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Amir Mehran
    The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL USA
    Obes Surg 13:842-7. 2003
    ..The authors reviewed the incidence of hemorrhage after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP). The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of this complication and to evaluate various treatment options...
  62. doi request reprint Association of body mass index and lipid profiles: evaluation of a broad spectrum of body mass index patients including the morbidly obese
    Lior Shamai
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 21:42-7. 2011
    ..Although the association between BMI and both HDL and TG may be explained by insulin resistance, the lack of a significant association between BMI and LDL remains an unexpected finding that requires further investigation...
  63. ncbi request reprint Routine abdominal drains after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a retrospective review of 593 patients
    Elias Chousleb
    Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, and The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 14:1203-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of the study was to determine whether routine closed abdominal drainage provides diagnostic and therapeutic advantages in the presence of complications such as bleeding and leaks...
  64. ncbi request reprint Esophageal perforation during laparoscopic gastric band placement
    Flavia C Soto
    The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 14:422-5. 2004
    ..The complication was diagnosed early postoperatively, and was able to be successfully treated by laparoscopy,debanding, drainage, and parenteral nutrition...
  65. doi request reprint Laparoscopic placement of a gastric stimulator for the treatment of gastroparesis: a pilot study technique and results
    David A Pinto
    Department of Surgery, The Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimal Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, FL 33331, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 18:144-50. 2008
    ..To evaluate the safety and outcomes of laparoscopic placement of a gastric stimulator for patients with gastroparesis...
  66. doi request reprint Nutritional deficiencies in morbidly obese patients: a new form of malnutrition? Part A: vitamins
    Orit Kaidar-Person
    The Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimal Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 18:870-6. 2008
    ..Deficiency of dietary minerals is described in the accompanying manuscript. The prevalence of vitamin deficiencies in the morbidly obese population prior to bariatric surgery is higher and more significant than previously believed...
  67. doi request reprint Nutritional deficiencies in morbidly obese patients: a new form of malnutrition? Part B: minerals
    Orit Kaidar-Person
    The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Obes Surg 18:1028-34. 2008
    ..In this review, we examine the prevalence and manifestations of various mineral deficiencies in obese patients...
  68. doi request reprint Splenic rupture after screening colonoscopy: case report and literature review
    Christopher DuCoin
    The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Section of Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 20:e31-3. 2010
    ..The article concludes by stating that as the number of colonoscopies increase, so will the prevalence of associated complications, and that physicians are encouraged to understand this paradigm shift...
  69. ncbi request reprint Nutritional consequences of weight-loss surgery
    Olga N Tucker
    The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    Med Clin North Am 91:499-514, xii. 2007
    ..Regular follow-up of the metabolic and nutritional status of the patient is essential, with life-long multivitamin and mineral supplementation...
  70. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopy-assisted transgastrostomy ERCP after bariatric surgery: case report of a novel approach
    Ronnie R Pimentel
    Department of Gastroenterology, Section Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Bariatric Institute, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 59:325-8. 2004
  71. ncbi request reprint Synchronous diverticular perforation: report of a case
    Eduardo Krajewski
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida, USA
    Am Surg 71:528-31. 2005
    ..Resection and primary anastomosis is feasible in the treatment of perforated diverticular disease. In this report, we emphasize the importance of a thorough abdominal exploration at the time of surgery...
  72. doi request reprint Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori seropositivity among patients undergoing bariatric surgery: a preliminary study
    Tolga Erim
    Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    World J Surg 32:2021-5. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (HP) seropositivity in patients undergoing bariatric surgery with that of the general population...
  73. pmc Laparoscopic partial gastrectomy for the treatment of gastropleural fistula
    Amir Mehran
    Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL 33331, USA
    JSLS 9:213-5. 2005
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first such report in the English language literature. Laparoscopic treatment of GPF may be associated with less early morbidity and should be considered as the initial procedure of choice...
  74. pmc Gastric perforation secondary to ingestion of a sharp foreign body
    Amir Mehran
    Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida 33331, USA
    JSLS 9:91-3. 2005
    ..Gastroduodenal perforation secondary to foreign body ingestion should be included in the differential diagnosis of these atypical cases of abdominal pain, especially if such history can be elicited from the patient...
  75. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and management of partial small bowel obstruction after laparoscopic antecolic antegastric Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity
    Minyoung Cho
    Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
    J Am Coll Surg 202:262-8. 2006
    ..We evaluated the diagnostic methods for partial SBO and the clinical characteristics according to the time after initial operation...
  76. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and contemporary management of anastomotic leaks after gastric bypass for obesity
    Rodrigo Gonzalez
    Interdisciplinary Obesity Treatment Group, Department of Surgery, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, FL 33601, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:47-55. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to describe the clinical presentation and outcomes of treatment in patients who develop anastomotic leaks after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for obesity...
  77. ncbi request reprint Effect of small bowel perforation during laparoscopy on end-tidal carbon dioxide: observation in a small animal model
    Shmuel Avital
    Department of Surgery A, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Surg Res 143:368-71. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the influence of small bowel perforation during laparoscopy on ETCO(2) in a rat model...
  78. ncbi request reprint Model for teaching laparoscopic colectomy to surgical residents
    Edward Lin
    Department of Surgery, W 248, New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, 56 45 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355, USA
    Am J Surg 186:45-8. 2003
    ..This study was undertaken to determine the impact that a resident teaching model for advanced laparoscopic skills has on performance, using outcome for laparoscopic colectomy as an indicator of efficacy...