L W Traverso

Summary

Affiliation: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Profile of the rural surgeon
    L William Traverso
    Department of General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Mason Clinic, 1100 Ninth Avenue C6 GSURG, P O Box 900, Seattle, WA 98101 2799, USA
    Surg Endosc 22:1586-8. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint The Virginia Mason approach to localized pancreatic cancer
    Vincent J Picozzi
    Section of Hematology Oncology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 13:663-74, ix. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic necrosectomy: definitions and technique
    L William Traverso
    Departments of General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98111, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 9:436-9. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic necrosis: paradigm of a multidisciplinary team
    Mehran Fotoohi
    Department of Radiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Avenue, PO Box 900 C6 GSURG, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Adv Surg 40:107-18. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Interventional management of peripancreatic fluid collections
    L W Traverso
    Section of General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 79:745-57, viii-ix. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic cancer: surgery alone is not sufficient
    L W Traverso
    Department of General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Surg Endosc 20:S446-9. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative cholangiography lowers the risk of bile duct injury during cholecystectomy
    L W Traverso
    Department of General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Mason Clinic, 1100 Ninth Avenue, 900 C6 GSURG, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Surg Endosc 20:1659-61. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Presidential address: adjusting the art and the science of surgery
    L William Traverso
    Department of General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Mason Clinic, 1100 Ninth Avenue C6 GSURG, P O Box 900, Seattle, WA 98101 2799, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:1233-41. 2007
  9. doi request reprint The state of the highest level of evidence: an overview of systematic reviews of pancreaticobiliary disease customized for the gastroenterologist and GI surgeon
    L William Traverso
    Department of General, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave C6 GSURG, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:617-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Why SAGES? Why organized surgery?
    L W Traverso
    Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Avenue, C6 Gsurg, Post Office Box 900, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Surg Endosc 16:1259-63. 2002

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Publications44

  1. doi request reprint Profile of the rural surgeon
    L William Traverso
    Department of General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Mason Clinic, 1100 Ninth Avenue C6 GSURG, P O Box 900, Seattle, WA 98101 2799, USA
    Surg Endosc 22:1586-8. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint The Virginia Mason approach to localized pancreatic cancer
    Vincent J Picozzi
    Section of Hematology Oncology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 13:663-74, ix. 2004
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic necrosectomy: definitions and technique
    L William Traverso
    Departments of General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98111, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 9:436-9. 2005
    ..In our institution, many of these drain sites are placed at some time before necrosectomy. Once the team method has been implemented, the following improved outcomes will result--lowered need for necrosectomy and single digit mortality...
  4. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic necrosis: paradigm of a multidisciplinary team
    Mehran Fotoohi
    Department of Radiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Avenue, PO Box 900 C6 GSURG, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Adv Surg 40:107-18. 2006
    ..Second, and possibly just as difficult as team assembly, is the design and use of a common algorithm that allows the reporting of data supported with the "power of n."..
  5. ncbi request reprint Interventional management of peripancreatic fluid collections
    L W Traverso
    Section of General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 79:745-57, viii-ix. 1999
    ..This article discusses the interventional management of peripancreatic fluid collections, focusing on endotherapy and surgical management. Anatomy and principles to decide management also are reviewed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic cancer: surgery alone is not sufficient
    L W Traverso
    Department of General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Surg Endosc 20:S446-9. 2006
    ..The outcome is a patient who has optimized his or her gastrointestinal, endocrine, and exocrine functions and is ready for adjuvant treatment 6 weeks after resection. Surgery alone is not sufficient...
  7. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative cholangiography lowers the risk of bile duct injury during cholecystectomy
    L W Traverso
    Department of General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Mason Clinic, 1100 Ninth Avenue, 900 C6 GSURG, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Surg Endosc 20:1659-61. 2006
    ..Thus, IOC offers an opportunity to prevent error through profound knowledge of biliary diversity and real-time imaging...
  8. ncbi request reprint Presidential address: adjusting the art and the science of surgery
    L William Traverso
    Department of General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Mason Clinic, 1100 Ninth Avenue C6 GSURG, P O Box 900, Seattle, WA 98101 2799, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:1233-41. 2007
    ..A focus group that trusts each other through the common interest of a disease or organ could succeed. Only then does comparison (and improvement) become possible...
  9. doi request reprint The state of the highest level of evidence: an overview of systematic reviews of pancreaticobiliary disease customized for the gastroenterologist and GI surgeon
    L William Traverso
    Department of General, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave C6 GSURG, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:617-9. 2008
    ..Cooperation is required, which might begin by an international consensus on definitions, inclusion criteria, and the minimum length of follow-up...
  10. ncbi request reprint Why SAGES? Why organized surgery?
    L W Traverso
    Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Avenue, C6 Gsurg, Post Office Box 900, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Surg Endosc 16:1259-63. 2002
  11. ncbi request reprint The pylorus preserving Whipple procedure for the treatment of chronic pancreatitis
    L W Traverso
    Department of General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, USA
    Swiss Surg 6:259-63. 2000
    ..Even though this discomfort is no longer disabling after head resection remnant pancreatitis does occur in approximately one out of four patients...
  12. ncbi request reprint Useful benchmarks to evaluate outcomes after esophagectomy and pancreaticoduodenectomy
    L William Traverso
    Department of General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave, PO Box 900, Seattle, WA 98111 0900, USA
    Am J Surg 187:604-8. 2004
    ..If a low-volume center recorded high mortality, then a broader set of outcomes beyond mortality would be useful for self-assessment...
  13. ncbi request reprint Interferon-based adjuvant chemoradiation therapy after pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    Vincent J Picozzi
    Department of General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Am J Surg 185:476-80. 2003
    ..This report describes the continued observations regarding this methodology with longer follow-up and more than twice the number of patients as the original report...
  14. doi request reprint Positive peritoneal lavage cytology is a predictor of worse survival in locally advanced pancreatic cancer
    Clancy J Clark
    Department of General Surgery, C6 GTS, 1101 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Am J Surg 199:657-62. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the utility of peritoneal lavage cytology in predicting survival in locally advanced pancreatic cancer...
  15. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic laparoscopy improves staging of pancreatic cancer deemed locally unresectable by computed tomography
    R C Liu
    Section of General, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Avenue, C6 Gsurg, 900, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Surg Endosc 19:638-42. 2005
    ..This study aimed to evaluate additional staging information obtained by laparoscopy in the subset of patients with locally extending pancreatic cancer but no evidence of distant disease using computed tomography...
  16. ncbi request reprint A pancreatic ductal leak should be sought to direct treatment in patients with acute pancreatitis
    S T Lau
    Department of General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave, C6 Gsurg, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Am J Surg 181:411-5. 2001
    ..If a pancreatic duct (PD) leak is present, should treatment be aimed at minimizing the sequela of the leakage of pancreatic juice and not just supportive observation until a necrosectomy is required?..
  17. ncbi request reprint The usefulness of drain data to identify a clinically relevant pancreatic anastomotic leak after pancreaticoduodenectomy?
    Hiroyuki Shinchi
    Department of General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98111, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 10:490-8. 2006
    ..Drain data based on the volume and amylase criteria of this study may be useful for early detection of a leak that will have clinical impact. This study's criteria for leak may be a good definition to design a clinical trial...
  18. doi request reprint Dual modality drainage for symptomatic walled-off pancreatic necrosis reduces length of hospitalization, radiological procedures, and number of endoscopies compared to standard percutaneous drainage
    Michael Gluck
    The Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 9th Ave, C3 GAS, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:248-56; discussion 256-7. 2012
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Management of severe pancreatic necrosis
    Mehran Fotoohi
    Mehran Fotoohi, MD Department of Radiology C5 XR, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol 10:341-6. 2007
    ..Using this approach, it is possible to significantly decrease the rate of morbidity and mortality associated with this disease and its treatment...
  20. doi request reprint Circumportal pancreas with retroportal main pancreatic duct
    Yasushi Hashimoto
    Department of General, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery and Gastroenterology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Pancreas 38:713-5. 2009
    ..We describe the third case where a circumportal pancreas had its main pancreatic duct passing under the portal vein. The duct was identified and ligated. A fistula did not occur...
  21. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous embolization of the pancreatic duct with cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive in disconnected duct syndrome
    Laura K Findeiss
    John H Walker Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Buck Pavilion, 5th Floor, 1100 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98111, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 14:107-11. 2003
    ..After 1 year of surveillance, the patient remains symptom-free. There has been no need for replacement of the drainage catheter and no further intervention has been performed...
  22. ncbi request reprint The long-term follow-up of patients with positive intraoperative cholangiograms during laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    A J Wagner
    Department of General, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:1762-5. 2004
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Papillectomy for ampullary neoplasm: results of a single referral center over a 10-year period
    Shayan Irani
    Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 70:923-32. 2009
    ..Tumors arising from the duodenal papilla account for approximately 5% of GI neoplasms, but are increasingly identified...
  24. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcomes in patients who undergo extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for chronic calcific pancreatitis
    Richard A Kozarek
    Sections of Gastroenterology, Urology, and General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 56:496-500. 2002
    ..Our most recent experience with this technology is reviewed...
  25. doi request reprint Incidence of pancreatic anastomotic failure and delayed gastric emptying after pancreatoduodenectomy in 507 consecutive patients: use of a web-based calculator to improve homogeneity of definition
    Yasushi Hashimoto
    Section of General, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Surgery 147:503-15. 2010
    ..The solution might be to create a web-based calculator, test it for ambiguity and reliability with a large number of cases, and then make it available to the public...
  26. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative transjejunal ERCP: case reports
    Klaus Mergener
    Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 58:461-3. 2003
  27. ncbi request reprint Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas: diagnosis by EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration
    K Mergener
    Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Endoscopy 35:1083-4. 2003
  28. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic schwannoma: an uncommon but important entity
    K M Almo
    Department of General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98111
    J Gastrointest Surg 5:359-63. 2001
    ..Pancreatic schwannoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of cystic or solid pancreatic abnormalities on imaging studies...
  29. ncbi request reprint Someone else is measuring our outcomes
    L W Traverso
    Department of General Surgery, Virginia Mason Clinic, 1100 Ninth Ave, C6 Gsurg, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Surg Endosc 18:72-4. 2004
  30. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic staging should be used routinely for locally extensive cancer of the pancreatic head
    Rockson C Liu
    Section of General, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 8:923-4. 2004
  31. doi request reprint Pancreatic exocrine function is preserved after distal pancreatectomy
    James E Speicher
    Department of General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:1006-11. 2010
    ..Our objective was to measure human stool elastase-1 to determine the effect of distal pancreatectomy on exocrine function...
  32. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic anastomotic leak after the Whipple procedure is reduced using the surgical microscope
    Keita Wada
    Department of General, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery, Virginia Mason Clinic, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Surgery 139:735-42. 2006
    ..In this study we tested the hypothesis that better vision would improve the technical performance of this anastomosis and result in a lower Leak rate...
  33. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas: the aggressive approach
    L William Traverso
    Department of Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 6:662-3. 2002
  34. ncbi request reprint Use of self-expandable metallic stents in benign GI diseases
    Raju P Wadhwa
    Section of Gastroenterology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 58:207-12. 2003
    ..There are few data available regarding long-term complications and outcomes with use of self-expandable metallic stents in benign disease and virtually none regarding attempted removal once the acute problem is resolved...
  35. ncbi request reprint The Longmire I, II, and III operations
    L William Traverso
    Department of General Surgery, Virginia Mason Clinic, 1100 Ninth Ave, C6 Gsurg, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Am J Surg 185:399-406. 2003
  36. doi request reprint Delayed gastric emptying: the state of the highest level of evidence
    L William Traverso
    Department of General, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave C6 GSURG, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 15:262-9. 2008
    ..We can begin to make progress by using the same definition such as the recently published definition provided by the International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery...
  37. ncbi request reprint Long-term biliary function after reconstruction of major bile duct injuries with hepaticoduodenostomy or hepaticojejunostomy
    Robert J Moraca
    Department of General, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave, C6 SUR, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Arch Surg 137:889-93; discussion 893-4. 2002
    ..Normal biliary function can be achieved after reconstruction for major bile duct injuries using either hepaticoduodenostomy (HD) or Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy (HJ)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Solid serous adenoma of the pancreas: a rare variant within the family of pancreatic serous cystic neoplasms
    Stephen A Reese
    Department of General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Pancreas 33:96-9. 2006
    ..Because clinical follow-up is reported only in the present case, caution should be exercised in declaring the solid serous adenoma of the pancreas as a benign lesion...
  39. ncbi request reprint Exocrine function following the whipple operation as assessed by stool elastase
    Joe Matsumoto
    Department of General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98111, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 10:1225-9. 2006
    ..To further improve the long-term results after PD, each surgeon should assess the effect of their own type of pancreaticoenteric technique on exocrine function...
  40. doi request reprint Pancreatic anastomotic failure rate after pancreaticoduodenectomy decreases with microsurgery
    Yasushi Hashimoto
    Section of General, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:510-21. 2010
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic anastomotic leakage after pancreaticoduodenectomy in 1,507 patients: a report from the Pancreatic Anastomotic Leak Study Group
    Kaye M Reid-Lombardo
    Division of Gastroenterologic and General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:1451-8; discussion 1459. 2007
    ..The ISGPF was able to capture more patients with clinically relevant leaks than Sarr's criteria; however, the ability to detect a leak by drain data alone is imperfect...
  42. doi request reprint Treatment of chronic pancreatitis with endotherapy or surgery: critical review of randomized control trials
    Jacques Deviere
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hopital Erasme, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:640-4. 2008
    ..In addition to RCTs, the case series still remains a valuable part of our literature...
  43. ncbi request reprint Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) after pancreatic surgery: a suggested definition by the International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery (ISGPS)
    Moritz N Wente
    Department of General Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 110, Heidelberg, Germany
    Surgery 142:761-8. 2007
    ..Several surgical centers use a different definition of DGE. Hence, a valid comparison of different study reports and operative techniques is not possible...
  44. ncbi request reprint Outcomes following resection of invasive and noninvasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas
    Keita Wada
    Department of General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave, C6 Gsurg, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Am J Surg 189:632-6; discussion 637. 2005
    ..Since any intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) is at least premalignant, avoiding conversion to invasion by pancreatic resection should provide a survival advantage-but how much?..