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Bariatric Surgery

Research

An important way in which our program seeks to improve care for our weight-loss surgery patients is to conduct research and share our results with other healthcare professionals.

Following is a list of some of our recently published articles or book chapters and professional presentations:

  • Laparoscopic revision of vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass - outcomes of 105 patients. Daniel J. Gagné MD, Elizabeth Dovec MD, Jorge Urbandt MD. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2010.
  • Effect of Immunosuppression on Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery. Gagné DJ, Papasavas PK, Dovec EA, Urbandt JE, Caushaj PF. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2008 Aug 5.
  • Laparoscopic revision of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for dysphagia and bile reflux. Daniel J. Gagné MD, Natasha St. Germaine MD, Jorge Urbandt MD. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2010;6;551-3.
  • Laparoscopic Revision of Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG) to Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Gagné DJ, in Obesity Surgery: Principles and Practice, edited by Pitombo C, Jones K, Higa K, Pareja JC; McGraw-Hill, NY: 2008.
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery and Malignancy: Our experience after 1500 cases. Gagné DJ, Papasavas PK, Maalouf M, Urbandt JE, Caushaj PF. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2008 Aug 5.
  • Pulmonary considerations in obesity and the bariatric surgical patient. Davis G, Patel JA. Gagné D. Medical Clinics of North America.May 2007;433-442.
  • Laparoscopic repair of internal hernia during pregnancy after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Gagné DJ; DeVoogd K; Rutkoski JD; Papasavas PP; Urbandt JE. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2009.
  • Development of Symptomatic Hiatal Hernia After Weight Loss From Laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass. Rutkoski JD, Gagné DJ, Papasavas PP, Urbandt JE. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2009.
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic cancer after laparoscopic Roux-en Y gatric bypass. Rutkoski J, Gagné DJ, Volpe C, Papasavas PK, Caushaj PF. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2008;4;(552-4;discussion 554-4).
  • Laparoscopic transgastric endoscopy after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Ceppa FA, Gagné DJ, Papasavas PK, Caushaj PF. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2007 Jan-Feb;3(1):21-4.
  • Gastropericadial fistula after gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Gagné DJ, Papasavas PK, Birdas T, Lamb J, Caushaj PF. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2006;2;533–535.
  • Laparoscopic resection of gastric diverticulum presenting after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Goitein D, Papasavas P, Gagné D, Urbandt J, Caushaj P. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2006;2;528–530.
  • Routine gallbladder screening is not necessary in patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Papasavas PK, Gagne DJ, CeppaF, Caushaj PF. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2006;2:41-46.
  • Percutaneous CT-guided gastric remnant access after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Goitein D, Gagné DJ, Papasavas PK, McLean G, Foster RG, Beasley HS, Caushaj PF. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2006 Nov-Dec;2(6):651-5.
  • Laparoscopic revision of Vertical Banded Gastroplasty to Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Gagné DJ. American College of Surgeons Video Library, October 2006.
  • Late Perforation of the Jejuno-Jejunal Anastomosis after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Goitein D, Papasavas PK, Gagne DJ, Caushaj PF. Obes Surg 2005 Jun;15(6):880-2.
  • Gastrojejunal strictures following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity.Goitein D, Papasavas PK, Gagné D, Ahmad S, Caushaj PF. Surg Endosc 2005 May;19(5):628-32. Epub 2005 Mar 11.
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a safe and effective operation for the treatment of morbid obesity in patients older than 55 years. Papasavas PK, Gagné DJ, Kelly J, Caushaj PF. Obesity Surgery 2004 Sep;14(8):1056-61.
  • Superior mesenteric artery syndrome after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Goitein D, Gagné D, Papasavas P, Dallal R, Quebbemann B, Eichinger J, Johnston D, Caushaj P. Obesity Surgery 2004 Aug;14(7):1008-11.
  • Improvement of hypothyroidism after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Raftopoulos Y, Gagné DJ, Papasavas P, Hayetian F, Maurer J, Bononi P, Caushaj PF. Obes Surg 2004 Apr;14(4):509-13.
  • Perforation in the bypassed stomach following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Papasavas PK, Yeaney WW, Caushaj PF, Keenan RJ, Landreneau RJ, Gagné DJ. Obes Surg 2003;13(5):797-9.
  • Laparoscopic management of complications following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y-gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Papasavas PK, Caushaj PF, McCormick JT, Quinlin RF, Paige J, Hayetian FD, Maurer J, Kelly JJ, Gagné DJ. Surg Endosc 2003 Apr;17(4):610-4.
  • Laparoscopic revision of failed open bariatric procedures. McCormick JT, Papasavas PK, Caushaj PF, Gagné D. Surg Endosc 2003 Mar;17(3):413-5.
  • Outcome analysis of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity: The first 116 cases. Papasavas PK, Hayetian FD, Caushaj PF, Landreneau RJ, Maurer J, Keenan RJ, Quinlin RF, Gagné DJ. Surg Endosc 2002 Dec;16(12):1653-7.
  • Laparoscopic Reoperation for Early Complications of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. Papasavas P, O’Mara M, Quinlin R, Maurer J, Caushaj F, Gagné DJ. Obes Surg 2002 Aug;12(4):559-63.
  • Laparoscopic Transgastric Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-pancreatography for Benign Common Bile Duct Stricture after Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass. Peters M, Papasavas P, Caushaj F, Kania R, Gagné DJ. Surg Endosc 2002 Jul;16(7):1106.
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