Ninh T Nguyen

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for super/super obesity
    N T Nguyen
    The Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, USA
    Obes Surg 9:403-6. 1999
  2. 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
  3. pmc Laparoscopic versus open gastric bypass: a randomized study of outcomes, quality of life, and costs
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817 1814, USA
    Ann Surg 234:279-89; discussion 289-91. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of core temperature during laparoscopic and open gastric bypass
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, 2221 Stockton Blvd, 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 05617 1418, USA
    Obes Surg 11:570-5. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of minimally invasive surgical staging for esophageal cancer
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, 2221 Stockton Blvd, 3rd Flr, Sacramento, CA 95817 2214, USA
    Am J Surg 182:702-6. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint An ergonomic evaluation of surgeons' axial skeletal and upper extremity movements during laparoscopic and open surgery
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of Califorinia, Davis, Medical Center, 2221 Stockton Blvd, 3rd Flr, Sacramento, CA 95817 2214, USA
    Am J Surg 182:720-4. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Cardiac function during laparoscopic vs open gastric bypass
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, 2221 Stockton Blvd, 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Surg Endosc 16:78-83. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Current status of laparoscopic gastric bypass
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
    Minerva Chir 57:249-56. 2002
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint Duplex ultrasound assessment of femoral venous flow during laparoscopic and open gastric bypass
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, 2221 Stockton Blvd, 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Surg Endosc 17:285-90. 2003

Detail Information

Publications114 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for super/super obesity
    N T Nguyen
    The Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, USA
    Obes Surg 9:403-6. 1999
    ..In this article, we present a patient with super/super obesity (61 kg/m2) who underwent Rouxen-Y gastric bypass using the laparoscopic approach...
  2. 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...
  3. pmc Laparoscopic versus open gastric bypass: a randomized study of outcomes, quality of life, and costs
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817 1814, USA
    Ann Surg 234:279-89; discussion 289-91. 2001
    ..To compare outcomes, quality of life (QOL), and costs of laparoscopic and open gastric bypass (GBP)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of core temperature during laparoscopic and open gastric bypass
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, 2221 Stockton Blvd, 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 05617 1418, USA
    Obes Surg 11:570-5. 2001
    ..Intraoperative hypothermia is a common event during open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery. The aim of this study was to compare changes in core temperature between laparoscopic and open gastric bypass (GBP)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of minimally invasive surgical staging for esophageal cancer
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, 2221 Stockton Blvd, 3rd Flr, Sacramento, CA 95817 2214, USA
    Am J Surg 182:702-6. 2001
    ..We evaluated the efficacy of minimally invasive surgical (MIS) staging as an additional modality for evaluation of patients with esophageal cancer...
  6. ncbi request reprint An ergonomic evaluation of surgeons' axial skeletal and upper extremity movements during laparoscopic and open surgery
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of Califorinia, Davis, Medical Center, 2221 Stockton Blvd, 3rd Flr, Sacramento, CA 95817 2214, USA
    Am J Surg 182:720-4. 2001
    ..Many surgeons have complained of fatigue and musculoskeletal pain after laparoscopic surgery. We evaluated differences in surgeons' axial skeletal and upper extremity movements during laparoscopic and open operations...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cardiac function during laparoscopic vs open gastric bypass
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, 2221 Stockton Blvd, 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Surg Endosc 16:78-83. 2002
    ..This study compared the intraoperative hemodynamics of morbidly obese patients during laparoscopic and open gastric bypass (GBP)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Current status of laparoscopic gastric bypass
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
    Minerva Chir 57:249-56. 2002
    ..This article discusses the indications for surgery, patient selection, surgical technique, management of complications, and outcomes of laparoscopic gastric bypass...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Duplex ultrasound assessment of femoral venous flow during laparoscopic and open gastric bypass
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, 2221 Stockton Blvd, 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Surg Endosc 17:285-90. 2003
    ..We further examined the efficacy of intermittent sequential compression devices in reversing the reduction of femoral peak systolic velocity...
  11. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento 95817 1418, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:593-6. 2001
    ..We present a case of combined laparoscopic and thoracoscopic resection of the distal third esophagus with an intrathoracic esophagogastric reconstruction for esophageal carcinoma...
  12. ncbi request reprint Systemic coagulation and fibrinolysis after laparoscopic and open gastric bypass
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, 2221 Stockton Blvd, 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95817 1418, USA
    Arch Surg 136:909-16. 2001
    ..Laparoscopic gastric bypass (GBP) induces a postoperative hypercoagulable state that is similar or reduced compared with open GBP...
  13. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of intra-abdominal pressure after laparoscopic and open gastric bypass
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento 95817 1418, USA
    Obes Surg 11:40-5. 2001
    ..In this prospective, randomized trial, we compared the IAP in morbidly obese patients after laparoscopic and open gastric bypass (GBP) surgery...
  14. ncbi request reprint A prospective evaluation of intracorporeal laparoscopic small bowel anastomosis during gastric bypass
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento 95817 1418, USA
    Obes Surg 11:196-9. 2001
    ..We evaluated the safety and feasibility of performing a laparoscopic intracorporeal end-to-side small bowel anastomosis using a stapling technique as part of a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass operation (RYGBP)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic suturing evaluation among surgical residents
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
    J Surg Res 93:133-6. 2000
    ..The residents were also evaluated on their suturing techniques using conventional instruments, the Endo Stitch, and the Suture Assistant...
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparison of minimally invasive esophagectomy with transthoracic and transhiatal esophagectomy
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, 2221 Stockton Blvd, Third Floor, Sacramento, CA 95817 1418, USA
    Arch Surg 135:920-5. 2000
    ..Minimally invasive esophagectomy can be performed as safely as conventional esophagectomy and has distinct perioperative outcome advantages...
  17. ncbi request reprint Thoracoscopic enucleation of an esophageal leiomyoma
    N T Nguyen
    Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 31:89-90. 2000
    ..We describe a patient with esophageal leiomyoma who underwent surgical resection via thoracoscopic approach using four thoracic trocars. The postoperative period was uneventful and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 3...
  18. pmc Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, USA
    JSLS 3:193-6. 1999
    ..In this article, we describe our technique of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass using a laparoscopic approach in four cases...
  19. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic umbilical herniorrhaphy
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 10:151-3. 2000
    ..Laparoscopic technique is an alternative approach to ventral hernia repair. This study evaluated the feasibility of performing umbilical hernia repair using a single 5-mm trocar technique...
  20. ncbi request reprint Hypopharyngeal perforation during laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Health System, Sacramento 95817 2214, USA
    Obes Surg 10:64-7. 2000
    ..The perforation was treated with neck exploration and drainage. We discuss the mechanism of injury and alternative method for placement of the gastric anvil...
  21. 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...
  22. doi request reprint Comparison of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy for acute nonperforated and perforated appendicitis in the obese population
    Hossein Masoomi
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Am J Surg 202:733-8; discussion 738-9. 2011
    ..Use of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) has been increasing in obese patients. We evaluated the outcomes of LA compared with open appendectomy (OA) in obese patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of laparoscopic and open appendectomy for acute appendicitis in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
    Hossein Masoomi
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Am Surg 77:1372-6. 2011
    ..In patients with AIDS, LA has a lower morbidity, lower mortality, and shorter LOS compared with OA. Laparoscopic appendectomy should be considered as a preferred operative option for acute appendicitis in patients with AIDS...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. doi request reprint Does laparoscopic appendectomy impart an advantage over open appendectomy in elderly patients?
    Hossein Masoomi
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Blvd West Suite 700, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    World J Surg 36:1534-9. 2012
    ..The data comparing laparoscopic (LA) with open appendectomy (OA) in elderly patients are minimal. We evaluated outcomes of LA versus OA in perforated and nonperforated appendicitis in elderly patients (aged ≥ 65 years)...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Hospital volume is not a predictor of outcomes after gastrectomy for neoplasm
    Kevin M Reavis
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Am Surg 75:932-6. 2009
    ..Within the context of academic medical centers, lower annual volume of gastrectomy for neoplasm is not a predictor of poor outcomes which may be explained by the gastric operative experience derived from other types of gastric surgery...
  34. 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of right and left colectomy at academic centers
    Marcelo W Hinojosa
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA
    Am Surg 73:945-8. 2007
    ..In this analysis of academic centers, RC was associated with a lower length of stay, lower morbidity, and lower cost when compared with LC for benign and malignant disease...
  36. 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...
  37. doi request reprint A decade analysis of trends and outcomes of partial versus total esophagectomy in the United States
    Mehraneh D Jafari
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange and Department of Statistics, University of California Irvine, Irvine
    Ann Surg 258:450-8. 2013
    ..To examine the trends and outcomes of partial esophagectomy with an intrathoracic anastomosis compared with total esophagectomy with a cervical anastomosis...
  38. doi request reprint Risk factors for acute respiratory failure in bariatric surgery: data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2006-2008
    Hossein Masoomi
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 9:277-81. 2013
    ..We sought to identify predictors of ARF in patients who underwent bariatric surgery...
  39. doi request reprint Comparison of outcomes of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in children: data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2006-2008
    Hossein Masoomi
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, 333 City Blvd West, Suite 700, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    World J Surg 36:573-8. 2012
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the outcomes of LA versus OA in perforated and nonperforated appendicitis in children...
  40. doi request reprint Comparison of outcomes of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in adults: data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2006-2008
    Hossein Masoomi
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:2226-31. 2011
    ..Although laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is being performed with increased frequency, the utilization of laparoscopy in the management of acute appendicitis remains controversial, and it continues to be used selectively...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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
    ....
  45. pmc First report from the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network: laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has morbidity and effectiveness positioned between the band and the bypass
    Matthew M Hutter
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Ann Surg 254:410-20; discussion 420-2. 2011
    ....
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. doi request reprint Video: minimally invasive Ivor-Lewis esophagogastrectomy for gastric cardia cancer
    Marcelo W Hinojosa
    Departments of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Bldg West, Suite 850, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Surg Endosc 23:2656. 2009
    ..We describe the technique of a minimally invasive Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy in a 55-year-old patient with a gastric cardia tumor...
  51. 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...
  52. 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)...
  53. 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...
  54. doi request reprint Resolution of systemic hypertension after laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Marcelo W Hinojosa
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:793-7. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to characterize the clinical outcome of a cohort of patients with documented hypertension who underwent laparoscopic gastric bypass...
  55. 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...
  56. ncbi request reprint Staging accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound based on pathologic analysis after minimally invasive esophagectomy
    Brian R Smith
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Am Surg 76:1228-31. 2010
    ..The accuracy for T and N staging is less reliable after neoadjuvant therapy...
  57. ncbi request reprint Factors predictive of venous thromboembolism in bariatric surgery
    Hossein Masoomi
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Am Surg 77:1403-6. 2011
    ..This study identified several significant risk factors for development of VTE in bariatric surgery. To minimize the risk of VTE, surgeons may consider these factors in selection of appropriate prophylaxis and bariatric surgical options...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. 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
  64. 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...
  65. ncbi request reprint Deep venous thrombosis after general surgical operations at a university hospital: two-year data from the ACS NSQIP
    Brian R Smith
    Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Blvd West, Ste 850, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Arch Surg 146:1424-7. 2011
    ..To characterize the location, incidence, and timing of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) after general surgical procedures...
  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. doi request reprint No visible scar (NVIS) colectomy: a new approach to minimal access surgery to the colon
    Vicrumdeep S Tung
    University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA
    Surg Innov 18:79-85. 2011
    ..This study describes NVIS and its ability to provide operative capacity and outcomes similar to other minimal access techniques, but with improved cosmesis and possibly decreased associated complications...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...
  70. ncbi request reprint Is laparoscopic colon surgery appropriate in patients who have had previous abdominal surgery?
    Andrew Barleben
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California 92868, USA
    Am Surg 75:1015-9. 2009
    ..Our experience shows that laparoscopic colorectal surgery in patients with prior intra-abdominal surgery can be completed with an acceptable conversion rate...
  71. 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...
  72. 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...
  73. ncbi request reprint Utilization of laparoscopy in colorectal surgery for cancer at academic medical centers: does site of surgery affect rate of laparoscopy?
    Joseph C Carmichael
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California 92868, USA
    Am Surg 77:1300-4. 2011
    ..Further studies are needed to determine the factors limiting the use of laparoscopy in colorectal surgery...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. doi request reprint Bariatric surgery outcomes in morbidly obese with the metabolic syndrome at US academic centers
    J Esteban Varela
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern, 4500 South Lancaster Road Ste 112, Dallas, TX, 75216, USA
    Obes Surg 18:1273-7. 2008
    ..We assessed the in-hospital outcomes of bariatric surgery in morbidly obese patients with the metabolic syndrome in comparison to a control group without the metabolic syndrome...
  77. 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...
  78. 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)...
  79. 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
  80. 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...
  81. 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...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. 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
  86. 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...
  87. 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
  88. 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...
  89. ncbi request reprint Use and outcomes of laparoscopic versus open gastric bypass at academic medical centers
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 205:248-55. 2007
    ..The goal of this study was to compare the use and outcomes of laparoscopic versus open gastric bypass at academic centers...
  90. 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
  91. 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...
  92. 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...
  93. doi request reprint Single-laparoscopic incision transabdominal surgery sleeve gastrectomy
    Kevin M Reavis
    Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Boulevard West, Suite 850, Orange, CA, 92868, USA
    Obes Surg 18:1492-4. 2008
    ..We describe a case of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy performed through a single laparoscopic incision...
  94. 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...
  95. ncbi request reprint Systemic stress response after laparoscopic and open gastric bypass
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento 95817 1814, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 194:557-66; discussion 566-7. 2002
    ..We hypothesized that laparoscopic gastric bypass (GBP) is associated with reduced operative trauma compared with open GBP, resulting in a lower systemic stress response...
  96. 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...
  97. doi request reprint Surgical approaches to the treatment of obesity: bariatric surgery
    Brian R Smith
    Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Boulevard West, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 37:943-64. 2008
    ..This article delineates the current types of bariatric surgery, their respective outcomes, and their impact on obesity-related medical comorbidities...
  98. 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...
  99. 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...
  100. 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...
  101. 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