Ninh Nguyen

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Proposal for a bariatric mortality risk classification system for patients undergoing bariatric surgery
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 9:239-46. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Use of laparoscopy in general surgical operations at academic centers
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 9:15-20. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Changes in the makeup of bariatric surgery: a national increase in use of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:252-7. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Outcome of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and prevalence of band revision and explantation at academic centers: 2007-2009
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:724-7. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Outcomes of bariatric surgery performed at accredited vs nonaccredited centers
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 215:467-74. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Strategic laparoscopic surgery for improved cosmesis in general and bariatric surgery: analysis of initial 127 cases
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 22:355-61. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Minimally invasive esophagectomy with and without gastric ischemic conditioning
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Bldg West, Suite 850, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Surg Endosc 26:1637-41. 2012
  8. doi request reprint A review of unmet needs in obesity management
    N Nguyen
    Division of GI Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Bldg West, Suite 850, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Obes Surg 22:956-66. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Increasing utilization of laparoscopic gastric banding in the adolescent: data from academic medical centers, 2002-2009
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    Am Surg 77:1510-4. 2011
  10. pmc Changes in inflammatory biomarkers across weight classes in a representative US population: a link between obesity and inflammation
    Xuan Mai T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:1205-12. 2009

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Publications101 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Proposal for a bariatric mortality risk classification system for patients undergoing bariatric surgery
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 9:239-46. 2013
    ..The present study analyzed the preoperative factors that might predict in-hospital mortality after bariatric surgery using data from academic medical centers and proposes a classification system for predicting mortality...
  2. doi request reprint Use of laparoscopy in general surgical operations at academic centers
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 9:15-20. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine the use of laparoscopy and perioperative outcomes in 7 general surgical operations commonly performed at U.S. academic medical centers...
  3. doi request reprint Changes in the makeup of bariatric surgery: a national increase in use of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 216:252-7. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to examine contemporary changes in use and outcomes of bariatric surgery performed at academic medical centers...
  4. doi request reprint Outcome of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and prevalence of band revision and explantation at academic centers: 2007-2009
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:724-7. 2012
    ..Our objective was to examine the outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and the prevalence of band revision and explantation at academic medical centers...
  5. doi request reprint Outcomes of bariatric surgery performed at accredited vs nonaccredited centers
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 215:467-74. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the perioperative outcomes of bariatric surgery performed at accredited vs nonaccredited centers...
  6. doi request reprint Strategic laparoscopic surgery for improved cosmesis in general and bariatric surgery: analysis of initial 127 cases
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 22:355-61. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility and safety of SLIC for general and bariatric surgical operations. Additionally, we compared the outcomes of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with those performed by the SLIC technique...
  7. doi request reprint Minimally invasive esophagectomy with and without gastric ischemic conditioning
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Bldg West, Suite 850, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Surg Endosc 26:1637-41. 2012
    ..Preoperative gastric ischemic conditioning is a concept aimed at inducing an ischemic insult to the gastric fundus and cardia prior to esophagectomy, thus leading to improvement of gastric perfusion...
  8. doi request reprint A review of unmet needs in obesity management
    N Nguyen
    Division of GI Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Bldg West, Suite 850, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Obes Surg 22:956-66. 2012
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Increasing utilization of laparoscopic gastric banding in the adolescent: data from academic medical centers, 2002-2009
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    Am Surg 77:1510-4. 2011
    ..Compared with 2002 to 2006, there has been an increase in the number of adolescent bariatric operations with increase in utilization of the laparoscopic gastric banding...
  10. pmc Changes in inflammatory biomarkers across weight classes in a representative US population: a link between obesity and inflammation
    Xuan Mai T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:1205-12. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association between obesity class and levels of inflammatory biomarkers from men and women who participated in the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)...
  11. doi request reprint Natural orifice management of anastomotic leaks after minimally invasive esophagogastrectomy
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Innov 15:249-52. 2008
    ..This report describes the indications and techniques for management of an esophageal leak using the natural orifice for drainage of a mediastinal abscess and deployment of an esophageal stent...
  12. doi request reprint Laparoscopic transumbilical cholecystectomy without visible abdominal scars
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Blvd West, Suite 850, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:1125-8. 2009
    ..This new method is natural orifice transumbilical surgery (NOTUS) and describes a laparoscopic operation that can be performed with all incisions placed within the umbilicus obviating visible abdominal scars...
  13. doi request reprint Improvement of restrictive and obstructive pulmonary mechanics following laparoscopic bariatric surgery
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Blvd West, Suite 850, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Surg Endosc 23:808-12. 2009
    ..However, few studies have examined long-term changes in pulmonary mechanics after bariatric surgery. We hypothesize that pulmonary function improves after surgically induced weight loss...
  14. doi request reprint Minimally invasive surgical enucleation or esophagogastrectomy for benign tumor of the esophagus
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Surg Innov 15:120-5. 2008
    ..Minimally invasive surgical enucleation or esophagogastrectomy for benign esophageal tumor is feasible and safe. The optimal approaches should be tailored based on the location and size of the tumor...
  15. doi request reprint Advances in circular stapling technique for gastric bypass: transoral placement of the anvil
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Bldg West, Suite 850, Orange, CA, USA
    Obes Surg 18:611-4. 2008
    ..This paper describes this improved method for transoral placement of the anvil during laparoscopic gastric bypass and reoperative bariatric surgery...
  16. ncbi request reprint A case study from the advanced bariatric life support initiative: pulmonary embolism after laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Obes Surg 17:1257-60. 2007
    ..Accurate diagnosis and expeditious treatment are of utmost importance to prevent death associated with these serious bariatric surgical complications...
  17. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic surgery is associated with a lower incidence of venous thromboembolism compared with open surgery
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Building West, Suite 850, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Ann Surg 246:1021-7. 2007
    ..Although laparoscopy now plays a major role in most general surgical procedures, little is known about the relative risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after laparoscopic compared with open procedures...
  18. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy with colonic interposition
    T Ninh Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:2120-4. 2007
    ..Laparoscopic colonic interposition using the right colon based on the middle colic vessels was used to restore gastrointestinal continuity...
  19. ncbi request reprint Reoperations and revisions in bariatric surgery
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Bldg West, Suite 850, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:1907-8. 2007
  20. doi request reprint Thoracoscopic construction of an intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomosis using a circular stapler: transoral placement of the anvil
    T Ninh Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:989-92. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe a novel technique for thoracoscopic construction of an intrathoracic esophagogastrostomy using a circular stapler...
  21. ncbi request reprint Reoperation for marginal ulceration
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Building West, Suite 850, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:1919-21. 2007
  22. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive management of intrathoracic leaks after esophagogastrectomy
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Innov 14:96-101. 2007
    ..In this review, the authors summarize the current understanding of the pathophysiology and the management of intrathoracic leak using minimally invasive surgical techniques...
  23. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic transgastric access to the biliary tree after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    Obes Surg 17:416-9. 2007
    ..We describe a laparoscopic technique of accessing the biliary tree through the bypassed stomach...
  24. ncbi request reprint Complications of antiobesity surgery
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Suite 850, The City Tower, 333 City Boulevard West, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:138-47. 2007
    ..Laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy are also briefly discussed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1910-3. 2006
    ..Minimally invasive esophagectomy was performed with resection of the Roux limb using the gastric remnant as the conduit for gastrointestinal reconstruction...
  26. doi request reprint Single laparoscopic incision transabdominal (SLIT) surgery-adjustable gastric banding: a novel minimally invasive surgical approach
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Blvd West, Suite 850, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Obes Surg 18:1628-31. 2008
    ..Advantages of SLIT surgery compared to conventional laparoscopic surgery will ultimately require further randomized clinical trials...
  27. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive esophagectomy: lessons learned from 104 operations
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Ann Surg 248:1081-91. 2008
    ..To review the outcomes of 104 consecutive minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) procedures for the treatment of benign and malignant esophageal disease...
  28. doi request reprint Management of gastrointestinal leaks after minimally invasive esophagectomy: conventional treatments vs. endoscopic stenting
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:1952-60. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of endoluminal stenting in the management of esophagogastric leak after esophagectomy...
  29. doi request reprint Predictive factors of mortality in bariatric surgery: data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    Surgery 150:347-51. 2011
    ..Understanding predictors of mortality in bariatric surgery enables surgeons to use these factors for analysis of risk-adjusted mortality and aids in the surgical decision making and informed consent process...
  30. doi request reprint Trends in use of bariatric surgery, 2003-2008
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:261-6. 2011
    ..This study was intended to determine trends in the use of bariatric surgery in the United States. Data used were from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2003 through 2008...
  31. pmc Relationship between obesity and diabetes in a US adult population: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2006
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Bldg West, Suite 850, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Obes Surg 21:351-5. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of diabetes with increasing severity of obesity and the distribution of HbA1c levels in diabetics participating in the latest National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of minimally invasive esophagectomy without pyloroplasty: analysis of 109 cases
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Am Surg 76:1135-8. 2010
    ..The routine performance of a pyloroplasty during minimally invasive esophagectomy can be safely omitted with a reduction in operative time and minimal adverse effects on postoperative gastric function...
  33. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic gastric bypass or gastric banding: which operation is best?
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    Adv Surg 44:49-57. 2010
    ..At the current time, there is ample evidence for surgeons and patients to make a well-informed decision with regard to which operation is best for the individual patient...
  34. doi request reprint Effect of staple height on gastrojejunostomy during laparoscopic gastric bypass: a multicenter prospective randomized trial
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 6:477-82. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the outcomes of patients who had undergone gastric bypass with construction of the gastrojejunostomy using a 25-mm circular stapler with a 3.5- versus 4.8-mm staple height...
  35. doi request reprint Association of obesity with risk of coronary heart disease: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2006
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 6:465-9. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine the differences in the 10-year CHD risk with increasing severity of obesity in men and women participating in the latest National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
  36. doi request reprint The use of endoscopic stent in management of leaks after sleeve gastrectomy
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Blvd West, Suite 850, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Obes Surg 20:1289-92. 2010
    ..The stent was removed at 6 weeks in two patients and at 4 months in one patient. The use of endoscopic stent was a safe and effective option in the management of leaks after sleeve gastrectomy...
  37. doi request reprint Improved bariatric surgery outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries after implementation of the medicare national coverage determination
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, 92868, USA
    Arch Surg 145:72-8. 2010
    ..To compare the outcomes of Medicare beneficiaries who underwent bariatric surgery within 18 months before and after implementation of the national coverage determination (NCD) for bariatric surgery...
  38. doi request reprint Comparison study of conventional laparoscopic gastric banding versus laparoendoscopic single site gastric banding
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 6:503-7. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare the outcomes of conventional laparoscopic gastric banding with those of gastric banding performed through a single or duel incision...
  39. doi request reprint A prospective randomized trial of laparoscopic gastric bypass versus laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for the treatment of morbid obesity: outcomes, quality of life, and costs
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    Ann Surg 250:631-41. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes, quality of life, and costs of laparoscopic gastric bypass versus laparoscopic gastric banding...
  40. doi request reprint Laparoscopic transumbilical gastrojejunostomy: an advanced anastomotic procedure performed through a single site
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Departments of Surgery and Medicine, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 19:199-201. 2009
    ..In this paper, we present the case of an advanced laparoscopic operation-construction of a gastrointestinal anastomosis-that was performed through ports placed entirely within the umbilicus...
  41. doi request reprint A single-port technique for laparoscopic extended stapled appendectomy
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Innov 16:78-81. 2009
    ..Significant limitations to this surgical concept include lack of surgical expertise and appropriate flexible instrumentation. An alternative and competing technology to NOTES is single-incision laparoscopic surgery...
  42. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive esophagectomy without the use of postoperative nasogastric tube decompression
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    Am Surg 75:929-31. 2009
    ..7%, respectively). In conclusion, the use of NGT decompression during minimally invasive esophagectomy can be safely omitted. In cases with postoperative gastric conduit distention, an NGT can be safely placed under fluoroscopic guidance...
  43. ncbi request reprint The practice of bariatric surgery at academic medical centers
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 8:856-60; discussion 860-1. 2004
    ..This survey of bariatric surgery practices at academic medical centers demonstrates that the practice of bariatric surgery could be improved with regard to availability of bariatric equipment and resources and credentialing of surgeons...
  44. ncbi request reprint The SAGES Bariatric Surgery Outcome Initiative
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Surg Endosc 19:1429-38. 2005
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of fibrin sealant in prevention of anastomotic leak after laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Surg Res 122:218-24. 2004
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Staged laparoscopic Roux-en-Y: a novel two-stage bariatric operation as an alternative in the super-obese with massively enlarged liver
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA 92868, USA
    Obes Surg 15:1077-81. 2005
    ..At the 2nd stage procedure, completion sleeve gastrectomy of the gastric fundus is performed at an interval of 6-12 months after the 1st stage operation...
  47. ncbi request reprint Glycolide copolymer staple-line reinforcement reduces staple site bleeding during laparoscopic gastric bypass: a prospective randomized trial
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Arch Surg 140:773-8. 2005
    ..The use of staple-line reinforcement sleeves during laparoscopic gastric bypass reduces staple-line bleeding, which may translate into a reduction in the rate of gastrointestinal hemorrhage...
  48. ncbi request reprint Effects of pneumoperitoneum on intraoperative pulmonary mechanics and gas exchange during laparoscopic gastric bypass
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive, Building 55, Room 106, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:64-71. 2004
    ..This study examined the changes in mechanical ventilation, CO2 homeostasis, and pulmonary gas exchange in morbidly obese patients undergoing a laparoscopic or open gastric bypass (GBP) procedure...
  49. ncbi request reprint Is heated and humidified gas necessary during laparoscopic gastric bypass?
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    Obes Surg 15:73-5. 2005
  50. ncbi request reprint Incidence and outcome of anastomotic stricture after laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 7:997-1003; discussion 1003. 2003
    ..Endoscopic balloon dilation is a safe and effective option in the management of anastomotic stricture following laparoscopic GBP...
  51. ncbi request reprint Bowel obstruction after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Obes Surg 14:190-6. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to review our experience with bowel obstruction following LRYGBP, specifically examining its etiology and management and to strategize maneuvers to minimize this complication...
  52. ncbi request reprint Open vs. laparoscopic procedures in bariatric surgery
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 8:393-5. 2004
  53. pmc The relationship between hospital volume and outcome in bariatric surgery at academic medical centers
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    Ann Surg 240:586-93; discussion 593-4. 2004
    ..To examine the effect of hospital volume of bariatric surgery on morbidity, mortality, and costs at academic centers...
  54. ncbi request reprint Current status of minimally invasive esophagectomy
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, CA, USA
    Minerva Chir 59:437-46. 2004
    ..This article discusses the surgical techniques and outcomes for a variety of minimally invasive esophagectomy options...
  55. pmc The physiologic effects of pneumoperitoneum in the morbidly obese
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Ann Surg 241:219-26. 2005
    ..To review the physiologic effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) pneumoperitoneum in the morbidly obese...
  56. ncbi request reprint Trends in utilization and outcomes of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 101 City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Am J Surg 188:813-20. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to examine utilization and outcomes of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy using a national administrative database of academic medical centers and teaching hospitals...
  57. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic esophagectomy
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California at Irvine, Medical Center, Irvine, CA 92868, USA
    Minerva Chir 60:327-38. 2005
    ..This article provides a detailed review of the history of minimally invasive esophagectomy and an update on the currently accepted techniques for minimally invasive esophagectomy and its outcomes...
  58. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal hemorrhage after laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    Obes Surg 14:1308-12. 2004
    ..This paper discusses the incidence and clinical presentation of gastrointestinal hemorrhage, mechanisms for hemorrhage, management options, and possible methods of prevention...
  59. ncbi request reprint Resolution of hyperlipidemia after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:24-9. 2006
    ..The aim of our study was to examine the changes in serum lipid profiles of morbidly obese patients complicated by hyperlipidemia, who underwent laparoscopic gastric bypass...
  60. ncbi request reprint Preoperative laparoscopic ligation of the left gastric vessels in preparation for esophagectomy
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery and Medicine, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:2318-20. 2006
    ..Our initial experience demonstrates that laparoscopic ligation of the left gastric artery is a safe alternative to embolization and can be performed in conjunction with staging laparoscopy for patients with esophageal cancer...
  61. ncbi request reprint Result of a national audit of bariatric surgery performed at academic centers: a 2004 University HealthSystem Consortium Benchmarking Project
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange 92868, USA
    Arch Surg 141:445-9; discussion 449-50. 2006
    ..Bariatric surgery performed at US academic centers is safe and associated with low mortality...
  62. ncbi request reprint Quality of life assessment in the morbidly obese
    Ninh Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of California Irvine, 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Obes Surg 16:531-3. 2006
    ..Improvement in QoL should be recognized as one of the benefits of bariatric surgery that can be quantified...
  63. ncbi request reprint Early gastrointestinal hemorrhage after laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868 3298, USA
    Obes Surg 13:62-5. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the incidence of early GI hemorrhage after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP), its presentation, and possible treatment options...
  64. ncbi request reprint Application of robotics in general surgery: initial experience
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Am Surg 70:914-7. 2004
    ..Robotically assisted laparoscopic abdominal surgery is feasible and safe; however, the theoretical advantages of the da Vinci surgical system were not clinically apparent...
  65. ncbi request reprint Thoracolaparoscopic modification of the Ivor Lewis esophagogastrectomy
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 10:450-4. 2006
  66. ncbi request reprint Comparison of postoperative hepatic function after laparoscopic versus open gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, Medical Center, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA
    Am J Surg 186:40-4. 2003
    ..Pneumoperitoneum has been shown to reduce hepatic portal blood flow and alter postoperative hepatic transaminases. This study evaluated the changes in hepatic function after laparoscopic and open gastric bypass (GBP)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Accelerated growth of bariatric surgery with the introduction of minimally invasive surgery
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange 92868, USA
    Arch Surg 140:1198-202; discussion 1203. 2005
    ..An increase in national utilization of bariatric surgery correlates with the dissemination of laparoscopic bariatric surgery...
  68. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic enucleation or wedge resection of benign gastric pathology: analysis of 44 consecutive cases
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Am Surg 77:1390-4. 2011
    ..3 years. The laparoscopic approaches to local resection of gastric tumors are safe and feasible. The type of minimally invasive surgical approaches should be tailored based on the location and size of the lesion...
  69. ncbi request reprint Utilization and outcomes of laparoscopic versus open paraesophageal hernia repair
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Am Surg 77:1353-7. 2011
    ..Compared with open repair, laparoscopic repair was associated with superior perioperative outcomes even in cases presenting with obstruction or gangrene...
  70. doi request reprint Laparoscopic gastric ischemic conditioning prior to esophagogastrectomy: technique and review
    Esteban Varela
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75216, USA
    Surg Innov 15:132-5. 2008
    ..Our experience showed that preoperative ligation of left gastric vessels prior to esophagogastrectomy is technically feasible and safe and may decrease ischemic complications such as leaks and strictures...
  71. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass vs. laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for treatment of morbid obesity
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center Orange, USA
    Surg Technol Int 12:111-9. 2004
    ..laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. The advantages and disadvantages of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding compared to laparoscopic GBP is discussed...
  72. pmc Three-year follow-up of a prospective randomized trial comparing laparoscopic versus open gastric bypass
    Nancy Puzziferri
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 92868, USA
    Ann Surg 243:181-8. 2006
    ..To analyze long-term weight loss, changes in comorbidities and quality of life, and late complications after laparoscopic and open gastric bypass...
  73. ncbi request reprint Complications after laparoscopic gastric bypass: a review of 3464 cases
    Yale D Podnos
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, 92868, USA
    Arch Surg 138:957-61. 2003
    ..The type and frequency of complications after open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (GBP) have changed with the development of laparoscopic technique...
  74. doi request reprint Outcomes of esophagectomy according to surgeon's training: general vs. thoracic
    Brian R Smith
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1907-11. 2008
    ..The objective was to investigate outcomes of esophagectomy to determine if they varied according to surgeon's training...
  75. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of bariatric surgery in the elderly
    J Esteban Varela
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, USA
    Am Surg 72:865-9. 2006
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Perioperative outcomes of bariatric surgery in adolescents compared with adults at academic medical centers
    J Esteban Varela
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas 75216, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 3:537-40; discussion 541-2. 2007
    ..To compare the perioperative outcomes of bariatric surgery between adolescent (12-18 years) and adult (>18 years) patients for the treatment of morbid obesity using an administrative database...
  77. doi request reprint Laparoscopy should be the approach of choice for acute appendicitis in the morbidly obese
    J Esteban Varela
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 196:218-22. 2008
    ..The current study compared the outcome of morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic versus open appendectomy...
  78. ncbi request reprint Reduction in prescription medication costs after laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, USA
    Am Surg 72:853-6. 2006
    ..Improvement of GERD, DM, HLP, and HTN occur as early as 1 month after laparoscopic gastric bypass results in substantial monthly medication cost savings...
  79. doi request reprint Incidence and risk factors of venous thromboembolism in colorectal surgery: does laparoscopy impart an advantage?
    Brian Buchberg
    University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Arch Surg 146:739-43. 2011
    ..We aimed to compare the incidences and to highlight the risk factors of developing VTE after LC and OC surgery...
  80. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with operative outcomes in laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 197:548-55; discussion 555-7. 2003
    ..Laparoscopic gastric bypass (GBP) is becoming a common approach for treatment of morbid obesity. We analyzed preoperative factors that may be associated with operative outcomes in laparoscopic GBP...
  81. ncbi request reprint Thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy for benign and malignant disease: lessons learned from 46 consecutive procedures
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, 928687 3298, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 197:902-13. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of combined thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy for the treatment of benign and malignant esophageal disease...
  82. doi request reprint National trends in use and outcome of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Marcelo W Hinojosa
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 5:150-5. 2009
    ..Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is gaining popularity in the United States. Our objective was to examine the use and outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding at academic medical centers...
  83. ncbi request reprint Comparison of laparoscopic vs open sigmoid colectomy for benign and malignant disease at academic medical centers
    Marcelo W Hinojosa
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:1423-9; discussion 1429-30. 2007
    ..The shorter length of stay and wound infection rate maintain significance when comparing laparoscopic vs open sigmoid resections for malignant and benign disease...
  84. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic versus open gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Semin Laparosc Surg 9:86-93. 2002
    ..This article compares the results of laparoscopic gastric bypass with that of open gastric bypass based on published data from prospective series, comparative studies, and randomized clinical trials...
  85. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic distal pancreatic resection
    Jeff Root
    Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Am Surg 71:744-9. 2005
    ..There were no pancreatic leaks, deaths, nor readmissions. LDP with or without splenectomy is feasible and can be performed with minimum morbidity and only slightly increased operative time...
  86. ncbi request reprint Resolution of obstructive sleep apnea after laparoscopic gastric bypass
    J Esteban Varela
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Scool, Dallas, TX 75216, USA
    Obes Surg 17:1279-82. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the clinical outcome of a cohort of morbidly obese patients with documented sleep apnea who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP)...
  87. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of esophagectomy at academic centers: an association between volume and outcome
    Kevin M Reavis
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Am Surg 74:939-43. 2008
    ..6 for high-volume and 1.0 for low-volume centers. Within the context of academic centers, there is a threshold of > 12 esophagectomies annually whereby there is a lower mortality and improved outcome...
  88. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic bariatric surgery
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Program, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif, USA
    Adv Surg 36:39-63. 2002
  89. doi request reprint Treatment of chronic obstruction as late complication of adjustable gastric band
    Kevin M Reavis
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:770-2. 2008
    ..This combined approach included laparoscopic band removal and scar excision with intraoperative endoscopic dilation...
  90. doi request reprint Analysis of factors predictive of gastrointestinal tract leak in laparoscopic and open gastric bypass
    Hossein Masoomi
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Arch Surg 146:1048-51. 2011
    ..Patient characteristics and comorbidities, payer type, and operative technique (laparoscopic vs open) predict the risk of gastrointestinal (GI) tract leak in patients with morbid obesity undergoing gastric bypass...
  91. ncbi request reprint Photodynamic therapy as palliation for esophageal cancer: experience in 215 patients
    Virginia R Litle
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1687-92; discussion 1692-3. 2003
    ..Photodynamic therapy (PDT) utilizes a photosensitizing agent, light, and oxygen to endoscopically ablate cancer cells. This review summarizes our experience with PDT for the palliation of bleeding or obstructing esophageal cancer (EC)...
  92. ncbi request reprint Late gastrointestinal hemorrhage after gastric bypass
    Scott C Braley
    Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, 2221 Stockton Blvd, 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95817 1418, USA
    Obes Surg 12:404-7. 2002
    ..We describe 4 cases of late gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage after gastric bypass...
  93. ncbi request reprint Effect of prolonged pneumoperitoneum on intraoperative urine output during laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 195:476-83. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of prolonged pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic gastric bypass (GBP) on intraoperative urine output and renal function...
  94. ncbi request reprint Remission of diabetes after laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Brian R Smith
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Am Surg 74:948-52. 2008
    ..Improvement in glucose control occurs as early as 1 month postoperatively...
  95. ncbi request reprint Rapid communication: transvaginal single-port NOTES nephrectomy: initial laboratory experience
    Ralph V Clayman
    Department of Urology, Division of Gastroenterology, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    J Endourol 21:640-4. 2007
    ..Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) using purpose-built equipment has never been applied to urologic surgery. Herein, we present our initial experience with a trans-vaginal single-port NOTES nephrectomy...
  96. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis: surgical treatment of obesity
    Melinda A Maggard
    Southern California Evidence Based Practice Center, RAND Health Division, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:547-59. 2005
    ..Controversy exists regarding the effectiveness of surgery for weight loss and the resulting improvement in health-related outcomes...
  97. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic resection of gastric stromal tumor: a tailored approach
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Am Surg 69:946-50. 2003
    ..Laparoscopic resection of benign gastric stromal tumor is safe and feasible. The laparoscopic approaches to surgical resection should be tailored based on the location and characteristics of the tumor...
  98. ncbi request reprint Bioabsorbable staple line reinforcement for laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    Surg Technol Int 14:107-11. 2005
    ..This study demonstrates that bioabsorbable glycolide copolymer staple line sleeves is safe and effective in prevention of intraoperative staple line bleeding and postoperative GI hemorrhage in 44 intra-abdominal GI operations...
  99. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality of care in bariatric surgery: the volume and outcome relationship
    Ninh T Nguyen
    University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    Adv Surg 39:181-91. 2005
  100. ncbi request reprint The optimal surgical management of the super-obese patient: the debate. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Hollywood, Florida, USA, April 13-16, 2005
    Eric J Demaria
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Richmond 23298 480, USA
    Surg Innov 12:107-21. 2005
    ..A review of the audience's responses provides insight into the decision-making considerations of a population of laparoscopically oriented bariatric surgeons...
  101. ncbi request reprint Rationale for laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 200:621-9. 2005