Fellowship Research

Obinwanne, Kosisochi M. (2012-2013)

Publications:

1.       Kothari SN, Obinwanne KM, Baker MT, Mathiason MA, Kallies KJ. A Prospective, Blinded Comparison of Laparoscopic Ultrasound to Transabdominal Ultrasound for the Detection of Gallbladder Pathology in Morbidly Obese Patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2013; 216(6):1057-62.

2.       Obinwanne KM, Fredrickson KA, Mathiason MA, Kallies KJ, Kothari SN. Incidence, Treatment, and Outcomes of Iron Deficiency after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A 10-year Review; In progress.

3.       Obinwanne KM, Kothari SN. Revisions for Failed Weight Loss. Current Surgery Reports, in press.

4.       Obinwanne KM, Riess KP, Kallies KJ, Mathiason MA, Manske BD, Kothari SN. Effect of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass on Bone Mineral Density and Markers of Bone Turnover;  In Progress.

Presentations:

1.       Kothari SN, Obinwanne KM, Baker MT, Mathiason MA, Kallies KJ. A Prospective, Blinded Comparison of Laparoscopic Ultrasound to Transabdominal Ultrasound for the Detection of Gallbladder Pathology in Morbidly Obese Patients.

a.       American College of Surgeons Annual Congress, October 2012; Chicago, IL.

2.       Obinwanne KM, Fredrickson KA, Mathiason MA, Kallies KJ, Kothari SN. Incidence, Treatment, and Outcomes of Iron Deficiency after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A 10-year Review

a.       Wisconsin Surgical Society (Poster), November 2012; Kohler, WI.

Video Projects:

1.       Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy for end-stage Achalasia following Failed Heller Myotomies. American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, October 8, 2013; Washington DC.

Gilmore, Megan M. (2011-2012)

Publications:

1.       Gilmore MM, Mathiason MA, Kallies KJ, Kothari SN. Varying Marginal Ulcer Rates in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity vs. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Is the Acid Pocket to Blame? Surg Obes Relat Dis, 2013; in press.

Presentations:

1.       Gilmore MM, Kallies KJ, Mathiason MA, Kothari SN. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity versus Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Same Operation, Different Outcomes: The Implication of the Acid Pocket.

a.       Wisconsin Surgical Society, November 4, 2011; Kohler, WI.

b.       American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting (Poster), June 2012; San Diego, CA.

2.       Gilmore MM, Kothari SN. Laparoscopic revision of failed heller myotomy

a.       SWSC (Poster), March 2012; Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

Video Projects:

1.       Gilmore MM, Kothari SN. Laparoscopic heller myotomy for end stage achalasia

a.       Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) (video channel), March 7-10, 2012; San Diego, CA.

2.       Gilmore MM, Kothari SN. Candy Cane Roux Syndrome: Presentation and Surgical Treatment

a.       American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting, June 2012; San Diego, CA.

Sheff, Sean R. (2010-2011)

Publications:

1.       Sheff SR, Kothari SN. Repair of the giant hiatal hernia. J Long Term Eff Med Implants. 2010;20(2):139-48.

2.       Sheff SR, May MC, Carlisle SE, Kallies KJ, Mathiason MA, Kothari SN. Predictors of a Difficult Intubation in the Bariatric Patient: Does Preoperative Body Mass Index Matter? Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013; in press.

Presentations:

1.       Sheff SR, May MC, Carlisle SE, Kallies KJ, Mathiason MA, Kothari SN. Anesthetic Considerations and Outcomes in the Bariatric Surgical Patient.

a.       Wisconsin Surgical Society, November 6, 2010; Kohler, WI.

b.       American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting, June 12-17, 2011, Orlando, FL.

Video Projects:

1.       Sheff SR, Bird JJ, Kothari SN. Conversion of Failed Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication to Gastric Bypass for the Management of Recurrent Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

a.       Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), March 30 - April 2, 2011, San Antonio, TX.

2.       Sheff SR, Baker MT, Kothari SN. Obstructions after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

a.       American College of Surgeons, October 27, 2011, San Francisco, CA.

Al Harakeh, Ayman B. (2009-2010)

Publications:

1.       Al Harakeh AB, Burkhamer KJ, Kallies KJ, Mathiason MA, Kothari SN. The Natural History and Metabolic Consequences of Morbid Obesity for Patients Denied Coverage for Bariatric Surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2010;6:591–596.

2.       Al Harakeh AB, Larson CJ, Mathiason MA, Kallies KJ, Kothari SN. BAROS results in 700 patients following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with subset analysis of age, sex and initial body mass index. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011;7(1):94-8.

Presentations:

1.       Al Harakeh AB, Burkhamer KJ, Kallies KJ, Mathiason MA, Kothari SN. The natural history and metabolic consequences of morbid obesity for patients denied coverage for bariatric surgery.

a.       Wisconsin Surgical Society, November 6, 2009; Kohler, WI (Poster Presentation).

b.        American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, June 23, 2010; Las Vegas, NV.

a.  Awarded the Karl Storz Endoscopy America Bariatric Surgery Fellow Scholarship Award.

Video Projects:

1.       Al Harakeh AB, Kothari SN. Diaphragmatic Eventration and Herniation: Presentation, Diagnosis and Surgical Repair.

a.       American College of Surgeons, October 6, 2010 Washington DC

Grover, Brandon T. (2008-2009)

Publications:

1.       Grover BT, Priem DM, Mathiason MA, Kallies KJ, Thompson GP, Kothari SN. Intensive care unit stay not required for patients with obstructive sleep apnea after laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2010 Mar 4;6(2):165-70.

2.       Grover BT, Gundersen SB 3rd, Kothari SN. Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy for splenic artery aneurysm. Surg Endosc. 2010;24(9):2318-20.

3.       Grover BT, Kothari SN, Kallies KJ, Mathiason MA Benefits of Laparoscopic Fellowship Training: A Survey of Former Fellows. Surgical Innovation. Surg Innov. 2009 Dec;16(4):283-8.

4.       Grover BT, Kothari SN. Treatment of Refractory Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Obese Patient. Gund Luth Med J. 2010;6(2)49-51.

Presentations:

1.       Grover BT, Priem DM, Mathiason MA, Kallies KJ, Thompson GP, Kothari SN. Intensive care unit stay not required for patients with obstructive sleep apnea after laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass.

a.       Wisconsin Surgical Society, Nov 2008; Kohler, WI.

b.       American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, June 2009; Dallas, TX.

Video Projects:

1.       Grover BT, Gundersen SB 3rd, Kothari SN. Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy for splenic artery aneurysm.

a.       Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), April 2009; Phoenix, AZ.

Sadhasivam, Subramaniam (2006-2007)

Publications:

1.       Sadhasivam S, Larson CJ, Lambert PJ, Mathiason MA, Kothari SN. Refusals, denials and patient choice: reasons potential patients do not undergo bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2007;3(5):531-535.

Presentations:

1.       Sadhasivam S, Larson CJ, Lambert PJ, Mathiason MA, Kothari SN. Refusals, denials and patient choice: reasons potential patients do not undergo bariatric surgery.

a.       American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, June 2007; San Diego, CA.

2.       Sadhasivam S, Larson CJ, Lambert PJ, Mathiason MA, Kothari SN. Calcium, parathormone, and vitamin-D abnormalities among Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients.

b.       Wisconsin Surgical Society, Oct 2006; Kohler, WI.

Video Projects:

1.       Sadhasivam S, Baker MT, Kothari SN. Laparoscopic transcystic common bile duct exploration following previous laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

a.       Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), April 2007; Las Vegas, NV.

Pradhan, Kumuda (2005-2006)

Publications:

1.       Pradhan KR, Larson CJ, Mathiason MA, Lambert PJ, Riess KP, Baker MT, Kothari SN. Calcium, parathormone, and vitamin D abnormalities among roux-en-y gastric bypass patients. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care 2008;3(3):205-209.

Presentations:

1.       Pradhan KR, Larson CJ, Mathiason MA, Lambert PJ, Riess KP, Baker MT, Kothari SN. Calcium, parathormone, and vitamin D abnormalities among roux-en-y gastric bypass patients.

a.       American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, June 2006; San Francisco, CA.

Video Projects:

2.       Pradhan KR, Baker MT, Kothari SN. Laparoscopic omental harvest for sternal wound dehiscence after cardiac surgery

a.       Southwestern Surgical Society Annual Congress, March 2007; Rancho Mirage, CA.

Baker, Matthew T. (2004-2005)

Publications:

1.       Baker MT, Lara MD, Larson CJ, Lambert PJ, Mathiason MA, Kothari SN. Length of stay and impact on readmission rates after laparoscopic gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2006;2(4):435-439.

2.       Baker MT, Kothari SN. Successful surgical treatment of a pregnancy-induced Petersen's hernia after laparoscopic gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2005; 1(5): 506-508.

3.       Baker MT, Lara MD, Kothari SN. Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2006;2(6):667.

Presentations:

1.       Baker MT, Lara MD, Larson CJ, Lambert PJ, Mathiason MA, Kothari SN. Effects of a standardized care plan on length of stay in patients undergoing laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass for morbid obesity.

a.       Wisconsin Surgical Society, Oct 2004; Kohler, WI.

b.       American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, June 2005; Orlando, FL (Poster Presentation).

Video Projects:

1.       Baker MT, Lara MD, Kothari SN. Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.

a.       American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, June 2005; Orlando, FL.


Lara, Michael (2003-2004)

Publications:

1.       Lara MD, Larson CJ, Mathiason MA, Lambert PJ, Kothari SN. Travel distance, age, and sex as factors in follow-up visit compliance in the post-gastric bypass population. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2005;1(1):17-21.

2.       Lara MD, Kothari SN, Sugerman HJ. Surgical management of obesity: a review of the evidence relating to the health benefits and risks. Treat Endocrinol. 2005; 4(1):55-64.

Presentations:

1.       Lara MD, Larson CJ, Mathiason MA, Lambert PJ, Kothari SN. Is the Distance Patients Travel to a Bariatric Center a Factor in Follow-up Visit Compliance?

a.       American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, June 2004; San Diego, CA.

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