Y W Novitsky

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Affiliation: University of Connecticut Health Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Comparative evaluation of adhesion formation, strength of ingrowth, and textile properties of prosthetic meshes after long-term intra-abdominal implantation in a rabbit
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
    J Surg Res 140:6-11. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Do the risks of emergent colectomy justify nonoperative management strategies for recurrent diverticulitis?
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
    Am J Surg 197:227-31. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Immunohistochemical analysis of host reaction to heavyweight-, reduced-weight-, and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)-based meshes after short- and long-term intraabdominal implantations
    Y W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    Surg Endosc 22:1070-6. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Advantages of laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal herniorrhaphy in the evaluation and management of inguinal hernias
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 3955, USA
    Am J Surg 193:466-70. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Anisotropic evaluation of synthetic surgical meshes
    E R Saberski
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA
    Hernia 15:47-52. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy in the setting of splenomegaly
    G K Kaban
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:1340-3. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Prospective histologic evaluation of intra-abdominal prosthetics four months after implantation in a rabbit model
    Andrew G Harrell
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Boulevard, MEB 601, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:1170-4. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint In vitro infectability of prosthetic mesh by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    A G Harrell
    Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program, Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    Hernia 10:120-4. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Activation of human mononuclear cells by porcine biologic meshes in vitro
    S B Orenstein
    Connecticut Comprehensive Center for Hernia Repair, Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue MC 3955, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    Hernia 14:401-7. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Severely disordered esophageal peristalsis is not a contraindication to laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
    Y W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:950-4. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Comparative evaluation of adhesion formation, strength of ingrowth, and textile properties of prosthetic meshes after long-term intra-abdominal implantation in a rabbit
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
    J Surg Res 140:6-11. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the adhesion formation, tissue ingrowth, and textile characteristics one year after intra-abdominal placement of the commonly used prosthetic meshes...
  2. doi request reprint Do the risks of emergent colectomy justify nonoperative management strategies for recurrent diverticulitis?
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
    Am J Surg 197:227-31. 2009
    ..This approach, however, may result in more frequent acute attacks requiring emergent colectomy. Our aim was to compare the colectomy outcomes for diverticulitis in the elective and acute settings...
  3. doi request reprint Immunohistochemical analysis of host reaction to heavyweight-, reduced-weight-, and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)-based meshes after short- and long-term intraabdominal implantations
    Y W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    Surg Endosc 22:1070-6. 2008
    ..This study aimed to characterize the degree of short- and long-term inflammatory changes induced by common prosthetic meshes...
  4. ncbi request reprint Advantages of laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal herniorrhaphy in the evaluation and management of inguinal hernias
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 3955, USA
    Am J Surg 193:466-70. 2007
    ..We aimed to establish the rates and contributing patient factors to errors in the preoperative assessment...
  5. doi request reprint Anisotropic evaluation of synthetic surgical meshes
    E R Saberski
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA
    Hernia 15:47-52. 2011
    ..Haphazard orientation of anisotropic mesh material can contribute to inconsistent surgical outcomes. We aimed to characterize and compare anisotropic properties of commonly used synthetic meshes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy in the setting of splenomegaly
    G K Kaban
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:1340-3. 2004
    ..Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) devices may be well suited to splenectomy in cases of splenomegaly...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prospective histologic evaluation of intra-abdominal prosthetics four months after implantation in a rabbit model
    Andrew G Harrell
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Boulevard, MEB 601, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:1170-4. 2007
    ..We evaluated the host response to intraperitoneal placement of several prosthetics currently used in clinical practice...
  8. ncbi request reprint In vitro infectability of prosthetic mesh by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    A G Harrell
    Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program, Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    Hernia 10:120-4. 2006
    ..Standard PTFE (Dualmesh) also had less bacterial adherence. Vypro demonstrated an increase in bacterial adherence; this was possibly due to the multifilament polyglactin 910 weaved within the prolene component of the mesh...
  9. ncbi request reprint Activation of human mononuclear cells by porcine biologic meshes in vitro
    S B Orenstein
    Connecticut Comprehensive Center for Hernia Repair, Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue MC 3955, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    Hernia 14:401-7. 2010
    ..Exaggerated activation of M/MØs may deleteriously influence mesh integration and remodeling. We hypothesized that common porcine meshes induce the differential activation of M/MØs in vitro...
  10. ncbi request reprint Severely disordered esophageal peristalsis is not a contraindication to laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
    Y W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:950-4. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that LNF is also acceptable for patients with severe esophageal dysmotility...
  11. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic parastomal hernia repair using a nonslit mesh technique
    G J Mancini
    Department of Surgery, University of Missouri, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65203, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:1487-91. 2007
    ..The management of parastomal hernia is associated with high morbidity and recurrence rates (20-70%). This study investigated a novel laparoscopic approach and evaluated its outcomes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Combined open and laparoscopic approach to chronic pain following open inguinal hernia repair
    M J Rosen
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, P O Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232, USA
    Hernia 10:20-4. 2006
    ..The resultant hernia defect may be difficult to repair from an anterior approach. We evaluate the outcomes of a combined laparoscopic and open approach for the treatment of chronic groin pain following open inguinal herniorrhaphy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of adhesion formation and shrinkage of intra-abdominal prosthetics in a rabbit model
    Andrew G Harrell
    Carolinas Hernia Center, Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, USA
    Am Surg 72:808-13; discussion 813-4. 2006
    ..Each prosthetic generates a varied host reaction. Better understanding of these reactions can allow a suitable prosthetic to be chosen for a given patient in clinical practice...
  14. ncbi request reprint The net immunologic advantage of laparoscopic surgery
    Y W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:1411-9. 2004
    ..In addition to improved cosmesis and faster functional recovery, a patient undergoing laparoscopic surgery may benefit most from a net immunologic advantage...
  15. doi request reprint Effects of mast cell modulation on early host response to implanted synthetic meshes
    S B Orenstein
    Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    Hernia 14:511-6. 2010
    ..Investigation of the role of MCs in mediating local tissue responses to synthetic hernia meshes has been very limited to date. We aimed to determine the effects of MCs/MC products in mice undergoing synthetic mesh implantation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Management of infections of polytetrafluoroethylene-based mesh
    B Lauren Paton
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 8:337-41. 2007
    ..Although salvage of infected mesh has been reported, the feasibility, efficacy, and long-term outcomes of this practice remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to delineate a protocol for salvaging infected ePTFE mesh...
  17. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair in obese patients: a new standard of care
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program, Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, PO Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232, USA
    Arch Surg 141:57-61. 2006
    ..Because laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) results in few complications and a low recurrence rate, the use of minimally invasive techniques in this subgroup of patients may minimize perioperative complications and failure rates...
  18. ncbi request reprint Intra-abdominal placement of antimicrobial-impregnated mesh is associated with noninfectious fever
    William S Cobb
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Hernia Center, Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, USA
    Am Surg 72:1205-8; discussion 1208-9. 2006
    ..In our patients, the evaluation and management of these fevers resulted in a significantly longer hospital stay...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effect of patient and hospital characteristics on outcomes of elective ventral hernia repair in the United States
    Y W Novitsky
    Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA
    Hernia 17:639-45. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that obesity and diabetes as well as socioeconomic factors would have deleterious outcomes on elective VHR...
  20. ncbi request reprint Open preperitoneal retrofascial mesh repair for multiply recurrent ventral incisional hernias
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Carolinas Hernia Center, Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:283-9. 2006
    ..We sought to determine the safety and efficacy of open preperitoneal retrofascial mesh repair of MRH...
  21. ncbi request reprint Small bowel obstruction owing to displaced spiral tack after laparoscopic TAPP inguinal hernia repair
    Heidi L Fitzgerald
    Connecticut Comprehensive Center for Hernia Repair, Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 20:e132-5. 2010
    ..This is usually attributed to inadequate peritoneal closure, trocar site herniation, or adhesions. We report a case of small bowel obstruction caused by a displaced spiral tack used for the peritoneal closure during TAPP hernia repair...
  22. doi request reprint Laparoscopic diagnosis and management of a novel inguino-pelvic hernia
    K Modeste
    Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
    Hernia 17:419-22. 2013
    ..Reduction of a chronically incarcerated preperitoneal fat and subsequent repair using traditional transabdominal preperitoneal repair resulted in a complete resolution of her pain...
  23. doi request reprint History of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) surgical site infection may not be a contraindication to ventral hernia repair with synthetic mesh: a preliminary report
    C W Hicks
    Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Hernia 18:65-70. 2014
    ..We investigated the outcomes of ventral hernia repair with synthetic mesh in patients with prior MRSA surgical site infections (SSIs)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Use of a laparoscopic hand-assist device for accessory splenectomy
    G K Kaban
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:1001. 2004
    ..A patient with previous splenectomy for immune thrombocytopenic pupusa (ITP) and recurrent thrombocytopenia is reported...
  25. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of laparoscopic adrenalectomy for large adrenal masses
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 13:106-10. 2003
    ..Both right and left large adrenal masses can be approached laparoscopically with equal success. The role of minimally invasive approaches to adrenal malignancies necessitates further investigation...
  26. ncbi request reprint Optional vena cava filters for patients with high thromboembolic risk: questions to be answered
    Ronald F Sing
    Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    Surg Innov 12:195-202. 2005
    ..Recent reports have demonstrated the safety and feasibility of these devices in appropriate patients, but a number of questions have arisen regarding their use...
  27. ncbi request reprint Is the use of a bougie necessary for laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication?
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Arch Surg 137:402-6. 2002
    ..However, a bougie may cause intraoperative gastric and esophageal perforations. We hypothesized that LNF is safe and effective when performed without a bougie...
  28. ncbi request reprint Meshes in hernia repair
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA
    Surg Technol Int 16:123-7. 2007
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  29. ncbi request reprint Immunologic effects of hand-assisted surgery on peritoneal macrophages: comparison to open and standard laparoscopic approaches
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Ste H1 760, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Surgery 139:39-45. 2006
    ..Although laparoscopy (L) is known to elicit a smaller attenuation of peritoneal host defenses, compared with open (O) surgery, effects of the hand-assisted (HA) approach have not been investigated to date...
  30. doi request reprint Comparison of generic versus specific quality-of-life scales for mesh hernia repairs
    B Todd Heniford
    Carolinas Hernia Center, Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:638-44. 2008
    ..We propose a new quality-of-life survey, the Carolinas Comfort Scale (CCS), pertaining specifically to patients undergoing hernia repair with mesh; our goal was to test the validity and reliability of this survey...
  31. doi request reprint Use of laparoscopy in evaluation and treatment of penetrating and blunt abdominal injuries
    Gordie K Kaban
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Surg Innov 15:26-31. 2008
    ..Use of laparoscopy in selected patients with blunt and penetrating abdominal trauma is safe, minimizes nontherapeutic laparotomies, and allows for minimal invasive management of selected intra-abdominal injuries...
  32. doi request reprint The effect of preoperative corticosteroids on peritoneal macrophage function after laparoscopic and open abdominal surgery in a rat model
    Thomas M Schmelzer
    Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Blvd, MEB 601, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    Am J Surg 196:920-4; discussion 924-5. 2008
    ..This study examined the influence of minimally invasive techniques and preoperative corticosteroid administration on postoperative peritoneal macrophage phagocytic activity...
  33. doi request reprint Human monocyte activation by biologic and biodegradable meshes in vitro
    Sean B Orenstein
    Department of Surgery, Connecticut Comprehensive Center for Hernia Repair, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue MC 3955, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:805-11. 2010
    ..Although BMs have been increasingly used in hernia repairs worldwide, to date, investigations of inflammatory responses to various BMs have been limited...
  34. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcomes of laparoscopic adrenalectomy for lateralizing nodular hyperplasia
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    Surgery 138:1009-16; discussion 1016-7. 2005
    ..The authors evaluated the outcomes of unilateral laparoscopic adrenalectomy in the setting of lateralizing aldosterone hypersecretion by NAH...
  35. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia in 101 patients: can successful symptomatic outcomes be predicted?
    Michael J Rosen
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, USA
    Surg Innov 14:177-83. 2007
    ..Improvement in dysphagia can be expected in more than 95% of patients. Younger patients tended to have better improvement of dysphagia. Predicting the patients at higher risk for postoperative reflux remains elusive at this time...
  36. ncbi request reprint Optimizing laparoscopic task efficiency: the role of camera and monitor positions
    Liam A Haveran
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:980-4. 2007
    ..We aimed to determine the influence of monitor/camera position on the laparoscopic performance of surgeons of varying skill levels...
  37. ncbi request reprint Staple line bleeding following laparoscopic splenectomy: intraoperative prevention and postoperative management with splenic artery embolization
    Kent W Kercher
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 13:353-6. 2003
    ..In this paper we identify and discuss important technical aspects of obtaining hilar vascular control during LS and report the first use of postoperative splenic artery embolization to control staple line bleeding following LS...
  38. pmc Laparoscopic curative resection of pheochromocytomas
    Kent W Kercher
    Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28232, USA
    Ann Surg 241:919-26; discussion 926-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of our investigation was to assess the outcomes of laparoscopic adrenalectomy for pheochromocytomas in the largest study to date when performed by experienced laparoscopic surgeons...
  39. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the efficacy of the electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealer (LigaSure) devices in sealing lymphatic vessels
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    Surg Innov 12:155-60. 2005
    ..The seals created by all 3 devices burst at markedly supraphysiologic intraluminal pressures. Ongoing randomized human trials may prove the clinical benefits of the routine use of EBVS devices for various tissue dissections...
  40. ncbi request reprint Fatal cardiac air embolism
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Centre, P O Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232, USA
    Injury 37:78-80. 2006
  41. ncbi request reprint Advantages of mini-laparoscopic vs conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy: results of a prospective randomized trial
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
    Arch Surg 140:1178-83. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that LC using miniports (M-LC) is safe and produces less incisional pain and better cosmetic results than LC performed conventionally (C-LC)...
  42. pmc Long-term outcomes of laparoscopic resection of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    Ann Surg 243:738-45; discussion 745-7. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that complete resection of gastric GISTs using a combination of laparoscopic or laparoendoscopic techniques results in low perioperative morbidity and an effective long-term control of the disease...
  43. ncbi request reprint Advantages of laparoscopic appendectomy in the elderly
    Andrew G Harrell
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, USA
    Am Surg 72:474-80. 2006
    ..Laparoscopy may be the preferred approach in elderly patients who require appendectomy...
  44. ncbi request reprint Benefits of laparoscopic adrenalectomy: a 10-year single institution experience
    Liam A Haveran
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 16:217-21. 2006
    ..We aimed to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic and open adrenalectomies and to assess the impact of the availability of advanced laparoscopy on adrenal surgery at our institution...
  45. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic expertise increases hospital volume of adrenal surgery
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, Division of GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, USA
    Surg Innov 13:109-14. 2006
    ..Offering a laparoscopic approach has altered physicians' referral patterns and has significantly increased the volume of adrenal surgery at the institution...
  46. ncbi request reprint Current aspects of surgical management of GERD
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA
    Surg Technol Int 15:53-62. 2006
    ..In experienced hands, these patients can still benefit from minimally-invasive restorative or "re-do" fundoplications with minimal perioperative morbidity and good long-term results...
  47. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic surgery and the nuances of systemic immunity
    Yuri W Novitsky
    J Clin Gastroenterol 34:109-10. 2002
  48. ncbi request reprint Predictors of complication and suboptimal weight loss after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a series of 188 patients
    Richard A Perugini
    Department of Surgery and the Informatics Unit, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Arch Surg 138:541-5; discussion 545-6. 2003
    ..An analysis of patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) may identify factors predictive of complication and of suboptimal weight loss...