Shanu N Kothari

Summary

Affiliation: Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Use of transabdominal ultrasound to identify intraabdominal adhesions prior to laparoscopy: a prospective blinded study
    Shanu N Kothari
    Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery Clinic, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI, USA
    Am J Surg 192:843-7. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Training of a minimally invasive bariatric surgeon: are laparoscopic fellowships the answer?
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of General Vascular Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    Obes Surg 15:323-9. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Best Poster Award. A comparison of thromboembolic and bleeding events following laparoscopic gastric bypass in patients treated with prophylactic regimens of unfractionated heparin or enoxaparin
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, 1900 South Ave, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    Am J Surg 194:709-11. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Can an advanced laparoscopic fellowship program be established without compromising the center's outcomes?
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
    Surg Innov 15:317-20. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Advanced laparoscopic fellowship and general surgery residency can coexist without detracting from surgical resident operative experience
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    J Surg Educ 65:393-6. 2008
  6. doi request reprint A prospective, blinded comparison of laparoscopic ultrasound with transabdominal ultrasound for the detection of gallbladder pathology in morbidly obese patients
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:1057-62. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Excellent laparoscopic gastric bypass outcomes can be achieved at a community-based training hospital with moderate case volume
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    Ann Surg 252:43-9. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Bariatric surgery and postoperative imaging
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, 1900 South Avenue C05 001, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 91:155-72. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Effect of preoperative weight loss on laparoscopic gastric bypass outcomes
    Kevin P Riess
    Surgery Residency, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:704-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint BAROS results in 700 patients after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with subset analysis of age, gender, and initial body mass index
    Ayman B Al Harakeh
    Minimally Invasive Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Fellowship, Department of Medical Education, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 7:94-8. 2011

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Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint Use of transabdominal ultrasound to identify intraabdominal adhesions prior to laparoscopy: a prospective blinded study
    Shanu N Kothari
    Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery Clinic, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI, USA
    Am J Surg 192:843-7. 2006
    ..The aim of the current study was to assess the accuracy of transabdominal ultrasound (TAU) in identifying intra-abdominal adhesions (IAA) prior to laparoscopy in patients with previous abdominal surgery...
  2. ncbi request reprint Training of a minimally invasive bariatric surgeon: are laparoscopic fellowships the answer?
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of General Vascular Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    Obes Surg 15:323-9. 2005
    ..The following is the first report in the literature prospectively documenting a single surgeon's experience with LGBP outcomes following completion of an advanced laparoscopic surgical fellowship...
  3. ncbi request reprint Best Poster Award. A comparison of thromboembolic and bleeding events following laparoscopic gastric bypass in patients treated with prophylactic regimens of unfractionated heparin or enoxaparin
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, 1900 South Ave, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    Am J Surg 194:709-11. 2007
    ..We prospectively evaluated 30-day thromboembolic and bleeding events in 2 groups of laparoscopic gastric bypass patients receiving different anticoagulation regimens...
  4. doi request reprint Can an advanced laparoscopic fellowship program be established without compromising the center's outcomes?
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
    Surg Innov 15:317-20. 2008
    ..An advanced laparoscopic fellowship training program with emphasis in LGB can be safely established without compromising the center's LGB outcomes...
  5. doi request reprint Advanced laparoscopic fellowship and general surgery residency can coexist without detracting from surgical resident operative experience
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    J Surg Educ 65:393-6. 2008
    ....
  6. doi request reprint A prospective, blinded comparison of laparoscopic ultrasound with transabdominal ultrasound for the detection of gallbladder pathology in morbidly obese patients
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:1057-62. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that LUS would have a sensitivity and specificity similar to TAU for detecting cholelithiasis and polyps in morbidly obese patients presenting for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass...
  7. doi request reprint Excellent laparoscopic gastric bypass outcomes can be achieved at a community-based training hospital with moderate case volume
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    Ann Surg 252:43-9. 2010
    ..Our objective was to assess laparoscopic gastric bypass outcomes in a moderate case volume setting...
  8. doi request reprint Bariatric surgery and postoperative imaging
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, 1900 South Avenue C05 001, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 91:155-72. 2011
    ..A thorough understanding of the reconstructed anatomy is critical to interpret imaging abnormalities, when present. Radiological imaging can help guide the surgeon's management in this specific patient population...
  9. doi request reprint Effect of preoperative weight loss on laparoscopic gastric bypass outcomes
    Kevin P Riess
    Surgery Residency, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:704-8. 2008
    ..Requiring patients to lose weight before weight reduction surgery is controversial. The goal of this study was to determine whether preoperative weight loss affects laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery outcomes...
  10. doi request reprint BAROS results in 700 patients after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with subset analysis of age, gender, and initial body mass index
    Ayman B Al Harakeh
    Minimally Invasive Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Fellowship, Department of Medical Education, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 7:94-8. 2011
    ..Our objective was to assess the overall BAROS scores in patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass at each postoperative follow-up interval and to examine the effect of age and gender on BAROS scores...
  11. ncbi request reprint Length of stay and impact on readmission rates after laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Matthew T Baker
    Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:435-9. 2006
    ..With the use of a standardized perioperative care plan, we studied the effects of LOS on readmission rates in patients undergoing LGB in a new minimally invasive bariatric surgery program...
  12. doi request reprint Number of weight loss attempts and maximum weight loss before Roux-en-Y laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery are not predictive of postoperative weight loss
    Emily J Jantz
    Department of Nutrition Therapy, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 5:208-11. 2009
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  13. ncbi request reprint Superior mesenteric artery syndrome after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Matthew T Baker
    Division of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:667. 2006
  14. doi request reprint Validation that a 1-year fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery can eliminate the learning curve for laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Mohamed R Ali
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:138-44. 2010
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Ascorbic acid deficiency in bariatric surgical population
    Kevin P Riess
    Department of Medical Education, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 5:81-6. 2009
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Predictors of a difficult intubation in the bariatric patient: does preoperative body mass index matter?
    Sean R Sheff
    Minimally Invasive Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Fellowship, Department of Medical Education, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 9:344-9. 2013
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Natural history and metabolic consequences of morbid obesity for patients denied coverage for bariatric surgery
    Ayman B Al Harakeh
    Minimally Invasive Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Fellowship, Department of Medical Education, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 6:591-6. 2010
    ..Our objective was to explore the natural history of these patients compared with that of those who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB)...
  18. ncbi request reprint The effect of laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery on dyslipidemia in severely obese patients
    Jonathan A Zlabek
    Subsection of Vascular Medicine, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:537-42. 2005
    ..If bariatric surgery consistently improves dyslipidemia, there may be associated cost savings in lipid-modifying medications...
  19. doi request reprint Intensive care unit stay not required for patients with obstructive sleep apnea after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Brandon T Grover
    Department of Medical Education, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 6:165-70. 2010
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Superior mesenteric artery syndrome after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Thomas J Schroeppel
    Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis, USA
    Surgery 137:383-5. 2005
  21. doi request reprint Effect of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery on hemoglobin A1c levels in diabetic patients: a matched-cohort analysis
    Daniel E Mumme
    Surgery Residency, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 5:4-10. 2009
    ..The current guidelines recommend maintaining HbA1c values at <7%. We assessed the effect of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (LRYGB) on HbA1c values in diabetic patients compared with a conventionally treated cohort...
  22. doi request reprint Quality of life after ileoanal pouch: a comparison of J and W pouches
    Alexander D Wade
    Department of Medical Education, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, 1900 South Avenue, C03 006B, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:1260-5. 2009
    ..The ideal configuration of the pouch has been debated. We hypothesized that there was no difference in quality of life between the J pouch and the W pouch...
  23. doi request reprint Benefits of laparoscopic fellowship training: a survey of former fellows
    Brandon T Grover
    Department of Medical Education, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
    Surg Innov 16:283-8. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the impact of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) fellowship training on the fellows' clinical practice as well as former fellows' perception of their fellowship experience...
  24. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of obesity: a review of the evidence relating to the health benefits and risks
    Michael D Lara
    Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    Treat Endocrinol 4:55-64. 2005
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Travel distance, age, and sex as factors in follow-up visit compliance in the post-gastric bypass population
    Michael D Lara
    Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:17-21. 2005
    ..There is no consensus regarding the optimal rate of follow-up in the post-bariatric surgery patient population...
  26. ncbi request reprint Successful surgical treatment of a pregnancy-induced Petersen's hernia after laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Matthew T Baker
    Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 1:506-8. 2005
  27. doi request reprint Incidence, Treatment, and Outcomes of Iron Deficiency after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A 10-Year Analysis
    Kosisochi M Obinwanne
    Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery and Advanced Laparoscopy Fellowship, La Crosse, WI
    J Am Coll Surg 218:246-52. 2014
    ..Our objective was to determine the incidence of iron deficiency and the frequency of IV iron administration after LRYGB...
  28. ncbi request reprint Refusals, denials, and patient choice: reasons prospective patients do not undergo bariatric surgery
    Subramaniam Sadhasivam
    Department of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 3:531-5; discussion 535-6. 2007
    ..Many prospective laparoscopic gastric bypass (LGB) surgery patients ultimately do not undergo the procedure. We analyzed the reasons patients did not undergo LGB surgery...
  29. ncbi request reprint An economic analysis of hospital charges for choledocholithiasis by different treatment strategies
    Thomas J Schroeppel
    Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, Department of General and Vascular Surgery, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    Am Surg 73:472-7. 2007
    ..Group 1 charges were $13,026, Group 2 charges were $15,303, and Group 3 charges were $9,122. For suspected choledocholithiasis, LC with intraoperative intervention is the most economically advantageous approach...
  30. doi request reprint Changing trends and outcomes in the use of percutaneous cholecystostomy tubes for acute cholecystitis
    Travis J Smith
    Department of Medical Education, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI, USA
    Ann Surg 257:1112-5. 2013
    ..Percutaneous cholecystostomy tube (PCT) placement serves as a treatment option for acute cholecystitis in elderly and critically ill patients. The objective of this study was to compare PCT and cholecystectomy outcomes over time...
  31. ncbi request reprint Lap-band failures: conversion to gastric bypass and their preliminary outcomes
    Shanu N Kothari
    Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Surgery, Richmond 23298, USA
    Surgery 131:625-9. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the outcome in patients who had failed to effectively lose weight with this device and were converted to a gastric bypass...
  32. doi request reprint Video. Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy for splenic artery aneurysm
    Brandon T Grover
    Department of Medical Education, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, WI, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:2318-20. 2010
    ..Most are found incidentally and rupture in the nonpregnant patient has an approximate 25 to 36% mortality rate. Historically these have been managed with an open surgical approach for resection...
  33. doi request reprint Varying marginal ulcer rates in patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity versus gastroesophageal reflux disease: Is the acid pocket to blame?
    Megan M Gilmore
    Minimally Invasive Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopy Fellowship, Department of Medical Education, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, Wisconsin
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 9:862-6. 2013
    ..Acid pockets near the gastroesophageal junction may influence these surgical outcomes. Our objective was to compare the outcomes for patients who underwent LRYGB for morbid obesity (MO) versus GERD...
  34. ncbi request reprint Repair of the giant hiatal hernia
    Sean R Sheff
    Department of Medical Education, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 20:139-48. 2010
    ..Continued research is needed to elicit the optimal type of repair and mesh...
  35. ncbi request reprint Stump appendicitis: case report and review
    Brian P Watkins
    Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, Wisconsin 54601, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 14:167-71. 2004
    ..Stump appendicitis is a real, yet probably underreported entity. It can occur after either laparoscopic or open appendectomy. Avoidance of a long appendiceal stump is the only suggested means by which to avoid its occurrence...
  36. doi request reprint Seconds from disaster: lessons learned from laparoscopic release of the median arcuate ligament
    Kevin P Riess
    Surgery Residency, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse, WI, USA
    Surg Endosc 23:1121-4. 2009
    ..We also discuss the extent to which surgical resident participation contributes to intraoperative complications during a new and complex surgery...
  37. ncbi request reprint Heterotopic pregnancy: a rare cause of hemoperitoneum and the acute abdomen
    Thomas J Schroeppel
    Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, 1900 South Avenue, C05 001, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 274:138-40. 2006
    ..The incidence may be as high as 1 in 3,889 pregnancies. The diagnosis is difficult to make, but an important one to consider in the presence of acute abdominal pain, hemorrhagic shock, and intrauterine pregnancy...
  38. ncbi request reprint Training in laparoscopic suturing skills using a new computer-based virtual reality simulator (MIST-VR) provides results comparable to those with an established pelvic trainer system
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of Surgery and Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Medical College of Virginia Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 12:167-73. 2002
    ..We hypothesized that the Minimally Invasive Surgery Trainer (MIST-VR; VP Medical R, London, U.K.) would be as effective as the Yale Laparoscopic Skills Course in improving laparoscopic intracorporeal suturing skills...
  39. pmc Evaluation of operative imaging techniques in surgical education
    Shanu N Kothari
    Department of Surgery and Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Medical College of Virginia Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    JSLS 8:367-71. 2004
    ..These images were then compared in a blinded fashion with images from a boom-mounted camera positioned above the surgical field and a head-mounted camera positioned on the operating surgeon...