A Torquati

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Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of gastric bypass operation on Framingham and actual risk of cardiovascular events in class II to III obesity
    Alfonso Torquati
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232 2577, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:776-82; discussion 782-3. 2007
  2. pmc Laparoscopic myotomy for achalasia: predictors of successful outcome after 200 cases
    Alfonso Torquati
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Ann Surg 243:587-91; discussion 591-3. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Heller myotomy vs Heller myotomy plus Dor fundoplication: cost-utility analysis of a randomized trial
    A Torquati
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Surg Endosc 20:389-93. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery the most effective treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus in morbidly obese patients?
    Alfonso Torquati
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 9:1112-6; discussion 1117-8. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Predictors of early quality-of-life improvement after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery
    Alfonso Torquati
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Room D5219 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Am J Surg 193:471-5. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint A comparison of 399 open and 568 laparoscopic gastric bypasses performed during a 4-year period
    N Sekhar
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, D 5219 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:665-8. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up study of the Stretta procedure for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease
    A Torquati
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, D 5219 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:1475-9. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk of secondary hyperparathyroidism after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery in obese women
    Y Youssef
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, D 5203 MCN, Nashville, Tennessee, 37232, United States
    Surg Endosc 21:1393-6. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term evaluation of patient satisfaction and reflux symptoms after laparoscopic fundoplication with Collis gastroplasty
    Y K Youssef
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, D 5203 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232 2577, USA
    Surg Endosc 20:1702-5. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic treatment modalities for gastroesophageal reflux disease
    R E Lutfi
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, D 5203 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232 2577, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:1299-315. 2004

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Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of gastric bypass operation on Framingham and actual risk of cardiovascular events in class II to III obesity
    Alfonso Torquati
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232 2577, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:776-82; discussion 782-3. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the effect of gastric bypass operation on actual and Framingham risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) events in class II to III obesity...
  2. pmc Laparoscopic myotomy for achalasia: predictors of successful outcome after 200 cases
    Alfonso Torquati
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Ann Surg 243:587-91; discussion 591-3. 2006
    ..Laparoscopic myotomy is the preferred treatment of achalasia. Our objectives were to assess the long-term outcome of esophageal myotomy and to identify preoperative factors influencing the outcome...
  3. ncbi request reprint Heller myotomy vs Heller myotomy plus Dor fundoplication: cost-utility analysis of a randomized trial
    A Torquati
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Surg Endosc 20:389-93. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of Heller myotomy plus Dor fundoplication compared with Heller alone in patients with achalasia...
  4. ncbi request reprint Is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery the most effective treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus in morbidly obese patients?
    Alfonso Torquati
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 9:1112-6; discussion 1117-8. 2005
    ..Laparoscopic RYGBP resulted in significant resolution of T2DM. Peripheral fat distribution (smaller waist circumference) and absence of insulin treatment were independent and significant predictors of complete resolution of T2DM...
  5. ncbi request reprint Predictors of early quality-of-life improvement after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery
    Alfonso Torquati
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Room D5219 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Am J Surg 193:471-5. 2007
    ..Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the impact of patient demographics and comorbidities on short-term QOL improvement after laparoscopic gastric bypass (LGB) surgery...
  6. ncbi request reprint A comparison of 399 open and 568 laparoscopic gastric bypasses performed during a 4-year period
    N Sekhar
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, D 5219 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:665-8. 2007
    ..The authors analyzed the short- and long-term results of this procedure compared with those for the same procedure using the laparotomy approach over the same period...
  7. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up study of the Stretta procedure for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease
    A Torquati
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, D 5219 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:1475-9. 2004
    ..However, its effectiveness has been assessed mainly over short periods (6-12 months). This study aimed to evaluate long-term results of the Stretta procedure...
  8. ncbi request reprint Risk of secondary hyperparathyroidism after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery in obese women
    Y Youssef
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, D 5203 MCN, Nashville, Tennessee, 37232, United States
    Surg Endosc 21:1393-6. 2007
    ..The aims of our study were to evaluate the effects of laparoscopic gastric bypass on calcium and vitamin D metabolism, and to identify patients at high risk to develop secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term evaluation of patient satisfaction and reflux symptoms after laparoscopic fundoplication with Collis gastroplasty
    Y K Youssef
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, D 5203 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232 2577, USA
    Surg Endosc 20:1702-5. 2006
    ..This study aimed to assess long-term satisfaction and GERD-related quality of life after laparoscopic Collis-Nissen fundoplication, and to compare them with those for Nissen fundoplication alone...
  10. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic treatment modalities for gastroesophageal reflux disease
    R E Lutfi
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, D 5203 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232 2577, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:1299-315. 2004
    ..With the available data from clinical trials, it is not possible to determine the best modality available, and the endoscopic treatment of choice is to be determined with further studies...
  11. ncbi request reprint Predictors of success after laparoscopic gastric bypass: a multivariate analysis of socioeconomic factors
    R Lutfi
    Department of Surgery, Chicago Bariatric Institute, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
    Surg Endosc 20:864-7. 2006
    ..However, the degree of postoperative weight loss and metabolic improvement varies greatly among individuals. Our study is aimed to identify independent predictors of successful weight loss after LGB...
  12. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic fundoplication: 5-year follow-up
    M S Dassinger
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 2577, USA
    Am Surg 70:691-4; discussion 694-5. 2004
    ..Laparoscopic fundoplication is an effective long-term treatment for GERD, resulting in high patient satisfaction, improved quality of life, and elimination of antisecretory medicines in the majority of patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic evaluation of the gastrojejunostomy in laparoscopic gastric bypass. A series of 340 patients without postoperative leak
    N Sekhar
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical School, D 5219 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Surg Endosc 20:199-201. 2006
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of intraoperative endoscopy in preventing postoperative anastomotic leakage...
  14. ncbi request reprint Three year's experience with the Stretta procedure: did it really make a difference?
    R E Lutfi
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, D 5219 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Surg Endosc 19:289-95. 2005
    ..We present our 3-yr experience at Vanderbilt University using endoscopic radiofrequency energy (Stretta procedure) for GERD treatment...
  15. ncbi request reprint Relief of dysphagia after laparoscopic Heller myotomy improves long-term quality of life
    Yassar Youssef
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, D 5203 MCN, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:309-13. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the impact of residual dysphagia on QoL after laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia...
  16. ncbi request reprint Endoluminal GERD treatments: critical appraisal of current literature with evidence-based medicine instruments
    Alfonso Torquati
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:697-706. 2007
    ..There is grade 1b and 2b evidence demonstrating that full-thickness plication is effective in reducing GERD symptoms, and acid exposure in the distal esophagus...
  17. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic full-thickness plication for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease: A randomized, sham-controlled trial
    Richard Rothstein
    Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Gastroenterology 131:704-12. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of endoscopic full-thickness plication for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in comparison with a sham procedure...
  18. ncbi request reprint Internal hernia: postoperative complication of roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery
    Aaron Eckhauser
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, 1116 21st Ave South, D 5203 MCN, Nashville, TN 37232 2577, USA
    Am Surg 72:581-4; discussion 584-5. 2006
    ..General awareness of this condition and high clinical suspicion allow for prompt surgical intervention with decreased morbidity and mortality...
  19. ncbi request reprint Weight, dietary and physical activity behaviors two years after gastric bypass
    Heidi J Silver
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Center for Human Nutrition, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    Obes Surg 16:859-64. 2006
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  20. ncbi request reprint Results of bariatric surgery
    Erik N Hansen
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 2736 email
    Annu Rev Nutr 26:481-511. 2006
    ..Concomitant changes in adipocyte-derived hormones may provide mechanistic explanations to the observed improvements...
  21. ncbi request reprint The current treatment of achalasia
    William O Richards
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Adv Surg 39:285-314. 2005
  22. pmc Heller myotomy versus Heller myotomy with Dor fundoplication for achalasia: a prospective randomized double-blind clinical trial
    William O Richards
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Medical School, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Ann Surg 240:405-12; discussion 412-5. 2004
    ..We sought to determine the impact of the addition of Dor fundoplication on the incidence of postoperative gastroesophageal reflux (GER) after Heller myotomy...
  23. pmc Paradigm shift in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease
    William O Richards
    Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Ann Surg 237:638-47; discussion 648-9. 2003
    ..To compare the short-term results of the radiofrequency treatment of the gastroesophageal junction known as the Stretta procedure versus laparoscopic fundoplication (LF) in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Experience with the optical access trocar for safe and rapid entry in the performance of laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Barry R Berch
    General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA
    Surg Endosc 20:1238-41. 2006
    ..Our aim was to determine whether the optical access trocar can be used to establish a safe and rapid entry during laparoscopic gastric bypass...
  25. ncbi request reprint Myotomy: follow-up study of 50 patients
    Barry R Berch
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 9:1326-31. 2005
    ..Overall satisfaction was achieved in 94% of contacted patients. These results confirm that laparoscopic myotomy is an effective procedure with excellent long-term symptom resolution and overall satisfaction in patients with achalasia...
  26. ncbi request reprint The endoscopic radiofrequency approach to management of GERD
    Rami E Lutfi
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 12:191-6. 2004
    ..In this article the authors review the radiofrequency approach known as the Stretta procedure, as more evidence has linked reflux to upper airway disease...

Research Grants1

  1. Impact of gastric bypass surgery on risk of CVD in type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Alfonso Torquati; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Furthermore, they will serve as the baseline for future large scale longitudinal studies based on aggregate occurrence of severe cardiovascular events. ..