Research Activity in GI Surgery

 

Clinical Studies

  • National trends in the utilization of foregut procedures

  • Outcomes after laparoscopic surgery for GERD, hiatal hernia, morbid obesity and achalasia
  • Relationship of antireflux surgery and gallbladder function
  • Recovery of esophageal function after antireflux surgery
  • Hypercoagulabilty and the use of inferior vena cava filters in gastric bypass patients
  • Creation of clinical guidelines for bariatric, biliary, and foregut procedures
  • Clinical outcomes of patients with complex pancreatic and biliary diseases such as acute and chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic pseudocysts, and pancreatic neoplasms
  • Post-operative prevention of abdominal/intestinal adhesions
  • Medical/surgical management of Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis

 


Laboratory/Basic Science

  • Developing novel procedures for morbid obesity treatment

 


Education Studies

  • Use of virtual reality simulators in the training of surgical residents
  • Assessing variables related to resident well-being
  • Improving methods for assessment of students