Yuri W Novitsky

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Affiliation: University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. doi request reprint Biology of biological meshes used in hernia repair
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA Electronic address
    Surg Clin North Am 93:1211-5. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The biology of biologics: basic science and clinical concepts
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 11000 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 130:9S-17S. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Transversus abdominis muscle release: a novel approach to posterior component separation during complex abdominal wall reconstruction
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
    Am J Surg 204:709-16. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Predicting severe postoperative respiratory complications following abdominal wall reconstruction
    Jeffrey A Blatnik
    Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 130:836-41. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Effects of weight reduction surgery on the abdominal wall fascial wound healing process
    David M Krpata
    Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    J Surg Res 184:78-83. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of simultaneous large complex abdominal wall reconstruction and enterocutaneous fistula takedown
    David M Krpata
    Case Acute Intestinal Failure Unit University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Mail Stop LKS 5047, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Am J Surg 205:354-8; discussion 358-9. 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  1. 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...
  2. doi request reprint Biology of biological meshes used in hernia repair
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA Electronic address
    Surg Clin North Am 93:1211-5. 2013
    ..This article reviews the validity of assumptions that support the purported notion of the biological behavior of biological meshes. ..
  3. doi request reprint The biology of biologics: basic science and clinical concepts
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 11000 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 130:9S-17S. 2012
    ..This article focuses on summarizing the current basic science evidence and the clinical outcomes of utilization of these grafts published in the peer-reviewed literature...
  4. doi request reprint Transversus abdominis muscle release: a novel approach to posterior component separation during complex abdominal wall reconstruction
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
    Am J Surg 204:709-16. 2012
    ..We describe a novel technique of transversus abdominis muscle release (TAR) for posterior component separation during major abdominal wall reconstructions...
  5. doi request reprint Predicting severe postoperative respiratory complications following abdominal wall reconstruction
    Jeffrey A Blatnik
    Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 130:836-41. 2012
    ..The authors attempted to identify factors predictive of respiratory complications following abdominal wall reconstruction...
  6. doi request reprint Effects of weight reduction surgery on the abdominal wall fascial wound healing process
    David M Krpata
    Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    J Surg Res 184:78-83. 2013
    ..To improve the future treatment of morbidly obese patients, the aim of our study was to understand the link between bariatric surgery and alterations in the wound healing processes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of simultaneous large complex abdominal wall reconstruction and enterocutaneous fistula takedown
    David M Krpata
    Case Acute Intestinal Failure Unit University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Mail Stop LKS 5047, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Am J Surg 205:354-8; discussion 358-9. 2013
    ..We aimed to review our experience with simultaneous single-stage ECF takedown and complex abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR)...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. doi request reprint Comparative radiographic analysis of changes in the abdominal wall musculature morphology after open posterior component separation or bridging laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
    Gayan S De Silva
    Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, Department of General Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
    J Am Coll Surg 218:353-7. 2014
    ..We aimed to compare and contrast the impact of posterior component separation with transversus abdominis release (TAR) and bridging laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) on the muscles of the abdominal wall...
  12. doi request reprint Evaluation of high-risk, comorbid patients undergoing open ventral hernia repair with synthetic mesh
    David M Krpata
    Department of Surgery, Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Surgery 153:120-5. 2013
    ..Our objective was to determine the incidence of SSO in open, grade II VHR and to examine the use of synthetic mesh in these comorbid patients...
  13. 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...
  14. doi request reprint Does a history of wound infection predict postoperative surgical site infection after ventral hernia repair?
    Jeffrey A Blatnik
    Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Am J Surg 203:370-4; discussion 374. 2012
    ..We aimed to determine the role of a previous wound infection on surgical site infection in patients undergoing open ventral hernia repair...
  15. doi request reprint Laparoscopic mechanical fixation devices: does firing angle matter?
    Emmanuel E Sadava
    Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 5047, USA
    Surg Endosc 27:2076-81. 2013
    ..Although manufacturers recommend deploying tacks perpendicular to the tissue, achieving this can sometimes be challenging. This study aimed to analyze comparatively the effects of angled deployment among commonly used tacks...
  16. doi request reprint Does presoaking synthetic mesh in antibiotic solution reduce mesh infections? An experimental study
    Emmanuel E Sadava
    Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106 5047, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 17:562-8. 2013
    ..We evaluate the efficacy of soaking mesh in antibiotics to prevent prosthetic infection in an animal model of clean-contaminated ventral hernia repair (VHR)...
  17. doi request reprint Evaluation of fibrin sealant for biologic mesh fixation at the hiatus in a porcine model
    David M Krpata
    Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Surg Endosc 26:3120-6. 2012
    ..Fibrin sealant (FS) offers a potential solution to this problem. We hypothesized that FS provides comparable mesh fixation to suture repair during laparoscopic mesh hiatoplasty...
  18. doi request reprint In vivo analysis of the morphologic characteristics of synthetic mesh to resist MRSA adherence
    Jeffrey A Blatnik
    Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 5047, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:2139-44. 2012
    ..To evaluate this, we studied commercially available synthetic meshes ability to clear a bacterial contamination with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection...
  19. 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...
  20. doi request reprint Decreased expression of hepatic signaling phosphoproteins after laparoscopic and hand-assisted surgery in a porcine model
    Yue Gao
    Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    J Surg Res 176:608-13. 2012
    ..We postulated that both LAP and HAL approaches are associated with a diminished activation of hepatic inflammatory signaling pathways compared with the traditional open surgery...
  21. 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...
  22. 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)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Lack of identifiable biologic behavior in a series of porcine mesh explants
    Gayan S De Silva
    Department of Pathology, Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
    Surgery 156:183-9. 2014
    ..We aimed to examine the concept of biologic mesh remodeling/regeneration in a series of explanted porcine biologic meshes...
  24. ncbi request reprint Negative pressure therapy for high-risk abdominal wall reconstruction incisions
    Eric M Pauli
    Department of Surgery, Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 14:270-4. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that NPT would reduce the risk of SSI in patients undergoing the repair of contaminated ventral hernias...
  25. doi request reprint Long-term effect on donor sites after components separation: a radiographic analysis
    Caitlin W Hicks
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 130:354-9. 2012
    ..The authors hypothesized that recreation of the tendinous insertion of the linea alba through components separation results in expansion of the rectus muscle with potential atrophy of the external obliques...
  26. doi request reprint Outcomes of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with routine defect closure using "shoelacing" technique
    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 25:1452-7. 2011
    ..We have modified our approach to LVHR to routinely utilize transabdominal defect closure ("shoelacing" technique) prior to mesh placement. Herein, we aim to analyze outcomes of LVHR with shoelacing...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effects of mesenchymal stem cell and fibroblast coating on immunogenic potential of prosthetic meshes in vitro
    Yue Gao
    University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA
    Surg Endosc 28:2357-67. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to reveal the effect of fibroblast or mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) coating on the mesh-induced production of IL-1β, IL-6, and VEGF by macrophages...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. doi request reprint Comparative analysis of histopathologic effects of synthetic meshes based on material, weight, and pore size in mice
    Sean B Orenstein
    Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, USA
    J Surg Res 176:423-9. 2012
    ..We aimed to compare histopathologic responses to various synthetic meshes after short- and long-term implantations in mice...
  37. doi request reprint Posterior and open anterior components separations: a comparative analysis
    David M Krpata
    Department of Surgery, Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Surg 203:318-22; discussion 322. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that PCS provides effective fascial advancement while reducing wound morbidity during abdominal wall reconstructions...
  38. doi request reprint Evaluation of serum cytokine release in response to hand-assisted, laparoscopic, and open surgery in a porcine model
    Sean B Orenstein
    Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, 06030, USA
    Am J Surg 202:97-102. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that the HA approach maintains the immunologic advantage of laparoscopic surgery compared with the open (O) approach...
  39. ncbi request reprint Methodology of fibroblast and mesenchymal stem cell coating of surgical meshes: a pilot analysis
    Yue Gao
    Department of Surgery, Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
    J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater 102:797-805. 2014
    ..Both mesh composition and cell preference dramatically influence the coating process. This methodology provides foundation for novel avenues of modulation of host response to various modern synthetic and biologic meshes...
  40. doi request reprint Advantages of the hand-assisted versus the open approach to elective colectomies
    Sean B Orenstein
    Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, MC 3955, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    Surg Endosc 25:1364-8. 2011
    ..The authors hypothesized that the hand-assisted approach confers advantages of minimal access surgery over traditional open colectomy...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. ncbi request reprint Prospective, blinded evaluation of accuracy of operative reports dictated by surgical residents
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28232, USA
    Am Surg 71:627-31; discussion 631-2. 2005
    ..Formal housestaff education, mentorship by the attending faculty, and ongoing quality control may be paramount to minimize documentation errors to ensure appropriate coding for the services rendered...
  44. 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...
  45. doi request reprint Design and initial implementation of HerQLes: a hernia-related quality-of-life survey to assess abdominal wall function
    David M Krpata
    Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 215:635-42. 2012
    ..Our objective was to design a hernia-specific QofL instrument with a focus on abdominal wall function, evaluate its measurement properties, and assess the impact of VHR on QofL using this new instrument...
  46. ncbi request reprint Functional abdominal wall reconstruction improves core physiology and quality-of-life
    Cory N Criss
    University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, Cleveland, OH
    Surgery 156:176-82. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that a dynamometer could be used to demonstrate an improvement in rectus muscle function after open VHR with restoration of the midline, and that this improvement would be associated with a better quality-of-life...
  47. ncbi request reprint Watermelon stomach: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 7:652-61. 2003
    ..However, based on the experience garnered from the literature we recommend a more aggressive surgical approach in patients who fail a short trial of endoluminal therapy...
  48. 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...
  49. 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
  50. doi request reprint Laparoscopic diagnosis and management of an acute jejunal diverticulitis
    Ean Saberski
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 22:e18-20. 2012
    ..In addition to facilitating a correct diagnosis, laparoscopic exploration and washout may provide effective management of the acute attack while obviating the need for major abdominal explorations and resections...
  51. 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...