Matthew Kroh

Professor Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FASGE

 

Matthew D. Kroh, MD

 

 

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Digestive Disease Institute

PO Box 112412

Abu Dhabi, UAE

+971 2 659 0200 (office) 

+971 2 232 3088 (mobile)

Krohm@ClevelandClinicAbuDhabi.ae

Cleveland Clinic

Digestive Disease  & Surgery Institute

  9500 Euclid Avenue, A100

Cleveland, Ohio, USA 44195

(216) 445-9966 (office)

(216) 339-1162 (mobile)

krohm@ccf.org

 

 

 

 

Current Position

 

Chairman

Digestive Disease Institute

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Associate Professor of Surgery

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM)

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 

Education & Training

 

2007-08 Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Flexible Surgical Endoscopy Fellowship 

 

2003-07 Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

General Surgery Residency

 

2002-03 Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

General Surgery Internship

 

1998-02 Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University, New York, New York

M.D. 

 

1996-98 Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

M.A. Medical Sciences

 

1992-96 Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

B.S. Biology

 

Certifications

2017- Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) licensure, Consultant General Surgery

 

2011 Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Designee, Surgical Review Corporation, ASMBS 

Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Program

 

2007- Board Certification, General Surgery, American Board of Surgery

 

2007- State Medical Board of Ohio licensure

 

Appointments

 

2017- Chairman, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

 

2018 Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic 

Abu Dhabi

 

2017-18 Obesity Guidelines Committee, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 

2018,19- ASMBS Foundation Board of Directors, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

 

2016-17 Surgical Director, Advanced Endoscopy Center, Cleveland Clinic

 

2016-17 Surgical Co-Director, Esophageal Center, Cleveland Clinic

 

2015-17 Section Head, Surgical Endoscopy, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

 

2015- Associate Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

 

2014-17 Assistant Director, Simulation Center Cleveland Clinic 

 

2013-17 Surgical Director, Developmental Endoscopy Lab, Cleveland Clinic 

 

2012-17 Director, Surgical Endoscopy, Cleveland Clinic 

 

2012-17 Fellowship Director, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Flexible Surgical Endoscopy

Foundation for Surgical Fellowships, Cleveland Clinic 

 

2012-17 Director, Center for Advanced Surgical Training (CAST), Cleveland Clinic Center for 

Surgical Innovation, Technology, and Education (cSITE)

 

2012-17 Director, Basic Core 4 Clerkship, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

 

2011- Staff Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic 

 

2010-17 Medical Student Clerkship Director in Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

 

2009-10 Associate Medical Student Clerkship Director in Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of 

Medicine

 

2010-15 Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

 

2008-10 Associate Staff Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic 

 

2008-11 Program Assistant, General Surgery Residency Program, Cleveland Clinic 

 

 

 

Advanced Training

2017- Basic Life Support (BLS)

 

2017- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

 

2016 Intra-gastric balloon placement, Orbera

 

2015 Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES), Society of American Gastrointestinal 

Endoscopic Surgeons

 

2011 da Vinci Single-Site Robotic Surgery, Intuitive Surgical

2010 Leading in Healthcare, Cleveland Clinic, Healthcare Administration and Leadership Course

 

2009 da Vinci Robotic Surgery, Intuitive Surgical

 

2009 Laparoscopic placement of Realize adjustable gastric band, Ethicon Endosurgery

 

2008 Laparoscopic placement of Lap-Band adjustable gastric band, Allergan

 

2008 Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS), Society of American Gastrointestinal 

Endoscopic Surgeons

 

2007 Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

 

Honors & Awards

 

2018 Committee of the Year, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

 

2017 Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 

 

2015 Fellow, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery  

 

2012 Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic, Department of General Surgery Residency 

Program

 

2011 Fellow, American College of Surgeons 

 

2011 Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award of the Year, Cleveland Clinic 

First human robotic single-port cholecystectomy

 

2008 & 2009 Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic 

Device development award for novel laparoscopic and endoscopic instruments

 

2008 American College of Surgeons, Ohio Chapter Basic Science Research Award

2nd place, Annual Research Forum 

 

2008 Dr. William E. Lower Award for Clinical Research, Honorable Mention, Cleveland Clinic 

Award for best clinical research paper.

 

2003 Cleveland Clinic Post-Graduate Level One Award

Outstanding hospital intern of the year award.

 

2002 Alumni Scholarship Award, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

 

  1.   Poster Presentation Award of Distinction, Hudson Valley, New York

American College of Physicians Scientific Meeting.

 

1998 & 1999 Summer Research Fellowships, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Supports research projects in basic and clinical research.

 

1996 Honors Senior Thesis, Boston College

 

Program Development

 

2019 Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) 

Multi-disciplinary Simulation Center, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Developed with Simulation Center to bring 3rd FLS program to the Middle East for 

training surgeons and residents in laparoscopic surgery based on SAGES curriculum.  This is currently the only active center in the MENA region.

2018 Cleveland Clinic Center for Medical Dietetics 

Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Integration to Institute-based model and alignment with clinical physician services for the Center 

for Medical Dietetics within the Digestive Disease Institute.

2018 Cleveland Clinic Al Ain Outpatient Clinic

Department of Gastroenterology, and General Surgery, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland  

Clinic Abu Dhabi

Created staffing plan and clinic at outlying facility, first branch campus of CCAD for two clinical 

Departments.

2018 Liver Transplant and Hepato-pancreatico-biliary Center

Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Recruited for and supported development of Center of Excellence in hepato-pancreaticobiliary 

surgery, including program in liver, multi-visceral transplantation.  The program performed the 

first deceased donor liver transplant, and living-related liver transplantation in UAE.

 

2018 Bariatric Endoscopy Skill Acquisition Fundamentals Examination (BE-SAFE) 

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Society of American 

Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

Developed core curriculum, high-stakes online exam, and hands-on didactic program with Flexible 

Endoscopy Committee to promote skill acquisition and safe performance in advanced endoscopy.

 

2018 General Surgery Residency Program

Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

First Categorical General Surgery Residency Program, and first residencies at CCAD.

 

2018 Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Fellowship

Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

First full-time research fellow position in Institute to focus on academic mission.

 

2015 Multi-disciplinary Foregut Motility Clinic

Departments of General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Psychology, and Pain 

Management, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Ohio

Cross-departmental comprehensive clinic to treat complex GI tract disorders.

 

2014 Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES)

Simulation Center, Education Institute, Cleveland Clinic Ohio

National training curriculum for clinical and technical certification in endoscopy for surgeons.

 

2014 Developmental Endoscopy Lab

Departments of General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery, and Thoracic Surgery, 

Cleveland Clinic Ohio

Collaborative innovation lab focused on training and device development, with patent production 

and original scientific research.

 

2014 Section of Surgical Endoscopy, Department of General Surgery, Digestive Disease Institute, 

Cleveland Clinic Ohio

New clinical Section within the Department of General Surgery, focusing on minimally invasive 

therapies for upper GI tract diseases.  Section of 5 surgeons.

 

Committee Member

 

2019 Abstract Review Committee, Annual Meeting Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic 

Surgeons 

 

2018- Bariatric Surgery Committee, Chairman, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons 

 

2018- Education Council Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons 

 

2018 Anesthesia Institute Chair Search Committee, Chairman, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

 

2018- Nominating Committee, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

 

2018- Abu Dhabi Obesity Congress, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 

2018- Scientific Research Committee, International Federation for Surgery for Obesity (IFSO), Middle East and North Africa Chapter

 

2017-18 Committee on Standard for Obesity and Weight Diagnosis, Pharmacological and Surgical 

Management Interventions Guidelines, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

2017- Foregut Task Force Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons 

 

2017- Medical Education Advisory Committee, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

 

2017 Operations Council, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

 

2017- Medical Executive Committee, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

 

2017-18 Graduate Medical Education Committee, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

 

2016-18 Bariatric Surgery Committee, Co-chair, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons 

 

2016- Fellowship Council Board of Directors, Accreditation Committee, Fellowship Council

 

2016-17 Advanced Endoscopy Center, Surgical Chair, Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute

 

2016-17 Comprehensive Esophageal Disease Center, Surgical Director, Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute

 

2016 GI Coordinated Registry Network, MDEpiNet, US Food and Drug Administration

 

2016-17 Post-graduate Laboratory Committee, Chair, Program Committee, American Society for 

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

 

2015-17 Education/Curriculum Committee, Fellowship Council

 

2015- Flexible Endoscopy Committee, Chair, American Society for Metabolic and 

Bariatric Surgery

 

2015-17 Endoscopic Bariatric Surgery Task Force, Co-chair, Society of American Gastrointestinal 

Endoscopic Surgeons 

 

2015 Awards Committee, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

 

2015- Program Committee, Obesity Week, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 

Obesity Society, Annual Scientific Meeting 

 

2014-17 Device Development, Peer Review Committee, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic

 

2014-16 Bariatric Liaison Committee, Co-Chair, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic 

Surgeons 

 

2014- Emerging Technologies and Procedures Committee, American Society for Metabolic and 

Bariatric Surgery 

 

2013-16 Post-graduate Training Labs, Director, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 

 

2013, 16, 17 Program Planning Committee, Obesity Week, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric 

Surgery 

 

2013 General Anesthesiology Chairperson Selection Committee, Cleveland Clinic 

 

2013 Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease Carepathway Committee, Co-chair, Cleveland Clinic 

 

2013 Robotic Surgery Symposium, Co-chair, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic 

Surgeons Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD  

 

2012- Publications Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons 

 

2012-17 Center for Advanced Surgical Training (CAST), Director, Center for Surgical Innovation, 

Technology, and Education (cSITE), Education Institute, Cleveland Clinic 

 

2012 Pathology and Lab Medicine Institute Chairperson Review Committee, Cleveland Clinic

 

2011-17 Clinical Education Committee, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

 

2011-17 Cleveland Clinic Center for Medical Simulation, Core Faculty, Minimally Invasive and 

Robotic Surgery

 

2011-12 Digestive Disease Institute Education Committee, Cleveland Clinic

 

2010-16 Video Review Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons 

 

2010-16 Educational Resources Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic 

Surgeons 

 

2010-12 Digestive Disease Institute Research Policy and Protocol Review Committee, Cleveland 

Clinic

 

2009-12 Communications Committee, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 

 

2009-10 Department of Plastic Surgery Internal Review Committee, Cleveland Clinic 

 

2008-12 Clinical Issues Committee, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 

 

2008-11 Core Curriculum Committee, Third Year Medical Student Rotations, Cleveland Clinic 

Lerner College of Medicine

 

2008-12 Medical Student Surgery Interest Group, Faculty Advisor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of 

Medicine

 

2008-12 Director, City-wide Resident Laparoscopic Surgery Course Committee, Cleveland Clinic 

 

2008-11 Compliance Committee, Chairman, Cleveland Clinic Surgical Institute

 

2008-09 Wellness Institute, Cleveland Clinic 

 

2008-09 Multi-disciplinary Sacral Decubitus Ulcer Management Service, Cleveland Clinic

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

 

  1. Barajas-Gamboa JS, Landreneau J, Abril C, Raza J, Corcelles R, Kroh M. Conversion of sleeve gastrectomy 

to Roux en-Y gastric bypass: Outcomes from a tertiary referral center in the Middle East.  Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Oct;15(10):1690-1695

 

  1. Landreneau JP, Barajas-Gamboa JS, Strong AT, Corcelles R, Kroh M. Conversion of one anastomosis 

gastric bypass to Roux en-Y gastric bypass: Short term results from a tertiary referral center.  Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Sep 11(epub ahead of print).

 

  1. Strong AT, Rodriguez J, Kroh M, Ponsky J, Cline M, El-Hayek K. Safety and feasibility of per-oral 

pyloromyotomy as augmentative therapy after prior gastric electrical stimulation for gastroparesis. J AM Coll Surg. 2019 Oct 11(epub ahead of print).

 

  1. Landreneau JP, Strong AT, Ponsky JL, Tu C, Kroh MD, Rodriguez JH, El-Hayek K. Enhanced recovery 

outcomes following per-oral pyloromyotomy (POP): A comparison of safety and cost with same-day discharge versus in-patient recovery. Surg Endosc. 2019 Sep 3 (epub ahead of print).

 

  1. Landreneau JP, Strong AT, Kroh MD, Rodriguez JH, El-Hayek K. Minimally invasive Roux en-Y 

reconstruction as a salvage operation after failed Nissen fundoplication. Surg Endosc. 2019 Jul 25 (epub ahead of print).

 

  1. Landreneau JP, Strong A, El-Hayek K, Kroh M, Rodriguez JH. Gastrectomy versus stomach left in situ with 

Roux en-Y reconstruction for the treatment of gastroparesis. Surg Endosc. 2019 Jul 11 (epub 

ahead of print).

 

  1. Corcelles R, Barajas-Gamboa JS, Kroh M. Revisional bariatric surgery: Are we opening Pandora’s box? Cir 

Esp. 2019 Nov ;97(9):477-479

 

  1. Strong AT, Landreneau JP, Cline M, Kroh MD, Rodriguez JH, Ponsky JL, El-Hayek K. LPer-oral 

pyloromyotomy (POP) for medically refractory post-surgical gastroparesis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 Jun ;23(6):1095-1103.

 

  1. Gupta A, Shah MM, Kalaskar SN, Kroh M. Late postoperative bleeding after Roux en-Y gastric bypass: 

Management and review of literature. BMJ Case Rep 2018 Dec 9 ;11(1).   

 

  1. Mehta N, Strong AT, Stevens T, El-Hayek K, Nelson A, Owoyele A, Eltelbany A, Chahal P, Rizk M, Burke 

CA, McMichael J, Lopez R, Veniero J, Vargo J, Kroh M, Bhatt A. Common bile duct dilation 

after bariatric surgery. Surg Endosc 2019 Aug :33(8):2531-2538.

 

  1. Landreneau JP, Strong AT, Rodriguez JH, Aleassa EM, Aminian A, Brethauer S, Schauer PR, Kroh M.

Conversion of sleeve gastrectomy to Roux en-Y gastric bypass.  Obes Surg 2018 Dec;28(12) :3843-3850.

 

  1. Landreneau JP, Strong AT, El-Hayek K, Tu C, Villamere J, Ponsky JL, Kroh M, Rodriguez JH.  

Laparoscopic pyloroplasty versus endoscopic per-oral pyloromyotomy for the treatment of gastroparesis.  Surg Endosc 2019 Mar;33(3) :773-781.

 

  1. Rodriguez J, Strong AT, Haskins IN, Landreneau JP, Allemang MT, El-Hayek K, Villamere J, Tu C, Cline 

MS, Kroh M, Ponsky JL.  Per-oral pyloromyotomy (POP) for medically refractory gastroparesis: Short term results from the first 100 patients at a high volume center.  Ann Surg. 2018 Sep 29;268(3):421-430.

 

  1. Kurian M, Kroh M, Chand B, Mikami D, Reavis K, Khaitan L.  SAGES review of endoscopic and minimally 

invasive bariatric interventions: A review of endoscopic and non-surgical bariatric interventions.  Surg Endosc. 2018 Oct;32(10):4063-4067.

 

  1. Strong AT, Fayazzadeh H, Sharma G, El-Hayek K, Kroh M, Rodriguez J.  Feeding the gut after revisional 

bariatric surgery: The fate of 126 enteral access tubes. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2018 Jul 9;14(7):986-991.

 

  1. Rogula T, Koprivanac M, Janik M, Petrosky J, Nowacki A, Dombrowska A, Kroh M, Brethauer S, Aminian 

A, Schauer P.  Does robotic Roux en-Y gastric bypass provide outcome advantages over standard laparoscopic approaches?  Obes Surg. 2018 Sep;28(9):2589-2596.

 

  1. Boules M, Batayyah E, Froylich D, Zelisko A, O’Rourke C, Brethauer S, El-Hayek K, Boike A, Strong A, 

Kroh M.  Effect of surgical weight loss on plantar fasciitis and healthcare utilization.  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2018 Nov;108(6):442-448.

 

  1. Strong AT, Sharma G, Tu C, Aminian A, Young JB, Rodriguez J, Kroh M.  A population-based study of 

early postoperative outcomes in patients with heart failure undergoing bariatric surgery.  Obes Surg. 2018 Aug;28(8):2281-2288.

 

  1. Takahashi H, Allemang M, Strong AT, Boules M, Nor Hanipah Z, Guerron AD, El-Hayek K, Rodriguez JH, 

Kroh MD.  Completion gastrectomy with esophagojejunostomy for management of 

complications of benign foregut surgery.  J Laparoendosc Adv Tech A. 2018 Aug;28(8):983-989.

 

  1. Sharma G, Nor-Hanipah Z, Haskins IN, Punchai S, Strong AT, Tu C, Rodriguez JH, Schauer PR, Kroh M.  

Comparative outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients with impaired mobility and ambulatory population.  Obes Surg. 2018 Jul;28(7):2014-2024.

 

  1. Yan J, Strong AT, Sharma G, Gabbard S, Thota P, Rodriguez J, Kroh M.  Surgical management of 

gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients with systemic sclerosis.  Surg Endosc. 2018 Sep:32(9):3855-3860.

 

  1. Freeman LM, Strong AT, Sharma G, Punchai S, Rodriguez JH, Kirby DF, Kroh M.  Implications of celiac 

disease among patients undergoing gastric bypass.  Obes Surg. 2018 Jun;28(6):1546-1552.

 

  1. Alkhatib AA, Alrakawi A, Akmal Y, Kroh M.  Novel technique for stent removal in patient with bile leak 

after trans-gastric ERCP in the setting of Roux en-Y gastric bypass: A stitch in tine.  Dig Liver Dis. 2018 Feb;50(2):208-209.

 

  1. Haskins IN, Strong AT, Baginsky M, Sharma G, Karafa M, Ponsky JL, Rodriguez JH, Kroh MD.  

Comparison of laparoscopic jejunostomy tube to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube with jejunal extension: Long-term durability and nutritional outcomes. Surg Endosc. 2018 May;32(5):2496-2504.

 

  1. Boules M, Strong AT, Corcelles R, Haskins IN, Ilie R, Wathen C, Froylich D, Sharma G, Rodriguez J, 

Rosenblatt S, El-Hayek K, Kroh M.  Single-center ventral hernia repair with porcine dermis collagen implant.  Surg Endosc. 2018 Apr32(4):1820-1827.

 

  1. Sharma G, Strong AT, Boules M, Tu C, Szomstein S, Rosenthal R, Rodriguez J, Taege AJ, Kroh M.  

Comparative outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients with and without human immunodeficiency virus. Obes Surg. 2018 Apr;28(4):1070-1079.

 

  1. Haskins IN, Strong AT, Baginsky M, Sharma G, Karafa M, Ponsky JL, Rodriguez JH, Kroh MD.  

Comparison of laparoscopic jejunostomy tube to percutaneous gastrostomy tube with jejunal extension: Long-term durability and nutritional outcomes. Surg Endosc. 2018 May;32(5):2496-2504.

 

  1. Allemang MT, Strong AT, Haskins IN, Rodriguez J, Ponsky JL, Kroh M.  How I do it: Per-oral 

pyloromyotomy (POP). J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Nov;21(11) :1963-1968.

 

  1. Haskins IN, Kroh MD, Amdur RL, Ponsky JL, Rodriguez JH, Vaziri K.  The effect of 

neoadjuvant chemoradiation on anastomotic leak and additional 30-day morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing total gastrectomy for gastric cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Oct;21(10):1577-1583.

 

  1. Haskins IN, Strong AT, Allemang MT, Bencsath KP, Rodriguez JH, Kroh MD.  Magnetic surgery: 

First U.S. experience with a novel device. Surg Endosc. 2018 Feb;32(2):895-899.

 

  1. Rodriguez JH, Haskins IN, Strong AT, Plescia RL, Allemang MT, Butler RS, Cline MS, El-Hayek 

K, Ponsky JL, Kroh M.  Per oral endoscopic pyloromyotomy for refractory gastroparesis: Initial results from a single institution. Surg Endosc. 2017 Dec;31(12):5381-5388.

 

  1. Bittner JG, El-Hayek K, Strong AT, LaPinska MP, Yoo JS, Pauli EM, Kroh M.  First human use 

of hybrid synthetic/biologic mesh in ventral hernia repair: A multi-center trial. Surg Endosc. 2018 Mar;32(3):1123-1130.

 

  1. Takahashi H, Strong AT, Rodriguez JH, Kroh M.  An odyssey of complications from band, to 

sleeve, to bypass: Definitive laparoscopic completion gastrectomy with distal esophagectomy and esophago-jejunostomy for persistent leak. Surg Endosc. 2018 Jan;32(1):507-510.

 

  1. Rodriguez JH, Haskins IN, Strong AT, Plescia RL, Allemang MT, Butler RS, Cline MS, El-Hayek 

K, Ponsky JL, Kroh M.  Per oral endoscopic pyloromyotomy for refractory gastroparesis: Initial results from a single institution. Surg Endosc. 2017 Dec;31(12):5381-5388.

 

  1. Strong AT, Rodriguez J, Kroh M, Ponksy JL.  Intramural surgery: A new vista in minimally 

invasive therapy. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Aug;225(2):339-342.

 

  1. Ponsky JL, Jones N, Rodriguez J, Kroh MD, Strong AT.  Massive biliary dilation after Roux en-Y 

gastric bypass: Is it ampularry achalasia? J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Jun ;224(6):1097-1103. 

 

  1. Acosta A, Streett S, Kroh MD, Cheskin LJ, Saunders KH, Kurian M, Schofield M, Barlow SE, 

Aronne L.  White paper AGA: POWER – Practice guide on obesity and weight management, education, and resources. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 May;15(5):631-649.

 

  1. Augustin T, Moslim MA, Brethauer SA, Aminian A, Kroh M, Schneider E, Walsh RM.  Obesity 

and its implications for morbidity and mortality after cholecystectomy: A matched NSQIP analysis. Am J Surg. 2017 Mar;213(3):539-543.

 

  1. Ardila-Gatas J, Guerron AD, Kroh M, Rodriguez J.  Two-stage laparoscopic approach for 

jejunoileal bypass reversal. Am Surg. 2016 Dec 1;82(12):331-332..

 

  1. Alsulaimy M, Punchai S, Ali FA, Kroh M, Schauer PR, Brethauer SA, Aminian S.  The utility of 

diagnostic laparoscopy in post-bariatric surgery patients with chronic abdominal pain of unknown etiology. Obes Surg. 2017 Aug;27(8):1924-1928.

 

  1. Strong A, Sharma G, Davis M, Mulcahy M, Punchai S, O’Rourke C, Brethauer SA, Rodriguez J, 

Ponsky JL, Kroh MD.  Direct percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (DPEJ) tube placement: A single institution experience and outcomes to 30 days and beyond. J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Mar;21(3):446-452.

 

  1. Al Taii H, Confer B, Kroh M, Jang S, Rodriguez J, Parsi MA, Vargo JJ, Ponsky J, Bhatt A. 

Endoscopic management of an intramural sinus leak after per-oral endoscopic myotomy. ACG Case Rep J. 2016 Nov 23;3(4):e158.

 

  1. Boules M, Chang J, Haskins IN, Sharma G, Froylich D, El-Hayek K, Rodriguez J, Kroh M

Endoscopic management of post-bariatric surgery complications. World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Sep 16;8(17):591-9.

 

  1. Grundfest-Broniatowski S, Yan J, Kroh M, Kilim H, Stephenson A. Successful treatment of an 

unusual case of FPLD2: The role of Roux en-Y gastric bypass- case report and review of the literature. J Gastrointest Surg 2017 Apr;21(4):739-743.

 

  1. Singh T, Kochhar GS, Goh GB, Schauer P, Brethauer S, Kroh M, Aminian A, Lopez R, Dasarthy 

S, McCullough AJ. Safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery in patients with advanced fibrosis (Bariatric surgery safety in advanced fibrosis). Int J Obes 2017 Mar;41(3):443-449.

 

  1. Sharma G, Ardila-Gatas J, Boules M, Davis M, Villamere J, Rodriguez J, Brethauer SA, Ponsky J, 

Kroh M. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is safe and feasible in the early postoperative period after Roux en-Y gastric bypass. Surgery 2016 Oct;160(4):885-91.

 

  1. Haskins IN, Corcelles R, Froylich D, Boules M, Hag A, Burguera B, Schauer PR, Kroh M

Brethauer SA. Primary inadequate weight loss after Roux en-Y gastric bypass is not associated with poor cardiovascular or metabolic outcomes: Experience from a single institution. Obes Surg 2017 Mar;27(3):676-680.

 

  1. Sharma G, Boules M, Punchai S, Strong A, Froylich D, Zubaidah NH, O’Rourke C, Brethauer SA, 

Rodriguez J, El-hayek K, Kroh M. Outcomes of concomitant ventral hernia repair performed during bariatric surgery. Surg Endosc 2017 Apr;31(4):1573-1582.

 

  1. Davis M, Kroh M. Novel endoscopic and surgical techniques for treatment of morbid obesity: A 

glimpse into the future Surg Clin North Am 2016 Aug;96(4) :857-73.

 

  1. Aminian A, Brethauer SA, Andalib A, Punchai S, Mackey J, Rodriguez J, Rogula T, Kroh M

Schauer PR. Can sleeve gastrectomy “cure” diabetes? Long-term metabolic effects of sleeve gastrectomy in patients with type 2 diabetes. Ann Surg 2016 Oct;264(4):674-81.

 

  1. Chang J, Boules M, Rodriguez J, Walsh M Rosenthal R, Kroh M. Laparoscopic 

duodenojejunostomy for superior mesenteric artery syndrome: Intermediate follow-up results and a review of the literature. Surg Endosc. 2017 Mar;31(3):1180-1185.

 

  1. Chang J, Sharma G, Boules M, Brethauer S, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Endoscopic stents in the 

management of anastomotic complications after foregut surgery: New applications and techniques. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2016 Aug;12(7):1373-1381.

 

  1. Boules M, Corcelles R, Zelisko A, Batayyah E, Froylich D, Rodriguez J, Brethauer S, El-Hayek K, 

Kroh M. Achalasia after bariatric surgery. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Jun;26(6):428-32.

 

  1. Chang J, Corcelles R, Boules M, Jamal MH, Schauer PR, Kroh M. Predictive factors of biliary 

complications after bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2015 Nov(4):1044-8.

 

  1. Aleassa EM, Kroh M. Comment on: A B-cell pancreatic dysfunction participates in the 

hyperglycemic peaks observed after gastric bypass surgery of obese patients. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2016 May;12(4):803-4.

 

  1. Aminian A, Chaudhry RM, Khorgami Z, Andalib A, Augustin T, Rodriguez J, Kroh M, Schauer 

PR, Brethauer SA. A challenge between trainee education and patient safety: Does fellow participation impact postoperative outcomes following bariatric surgery?  Obes Surg. 2016 Sep;26(9):1999-2005.

 

  1. Boules M, Michael M, Chang J, Vrooman B, Kroh M, Rizk M. Not all abdominal pain is 

gastrointestinal.  Cleve Clin J Med. 2016 Jan;83(1):29-35.

 

  1. Chang J, Boules M, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Minilaparoscopy with interchangeable, full 5-mm end 

effectors: First human use a new minimally invasive operating platform.  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Jan;26(1):1-5.

 

  1. Davis M, Rodriguez J, El-Hayek K, Brethauer S, Schauer P, Zelisko A, Chand B, O’Rourke C, 

Kroh M. Paraesophageal hernia repair with partial longitudinal gastrectomy in obese patients.  JSLS 2015 Jul-Sep;19(3):1-11.

 

  1. Daigle CR, Chaudhry R, Boules M, Corcelles R, Kroh M, Schauer P, Brethauer S. Revisional 

bariatric surgery can improve refractory metabolic disease.  Surg Obes Relat Dis 2016 Feb;12(2):392-7.

 

  1. Augustin T, Schneider E, Alaedeen D, Kroh M, Aminian A, Reznick D, Walsh M, Brethauer S. 

Emergent surgery does not independently predict 30-day mortality after paraesophageal hernia repair: Results from the ACS NSQIP database.  J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Dec;19(12):2097-104.

 

  1. Daigle CR, Boules M, Corcelles R, McMichael J, Kroh M, El-Hayek K, Brethauer S. Percutaneous 

endoscopic gastrostomy for decompression of nonmalignant gastrointestinal disease. 

Laparoedosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Oct;25(10)804-7. 

 

  1. Abu-Elmagd KM, Costa G, McMichael D, Khanna A, Cruz RJ, Parekh N, Fujiki M, Hashimoto K, 

Quintini C, Koritsky AD, Kroh M, Sogawa H, Kandeel A, da Cunha-Melo JR, Steiger E, Kirby D, Matarese L, Shatnawei A, Humar A, Walsh RM, Schauer PR, Simmons R, Biliar T, Fung J. Autologous reconstruction and visceral transplantation for management of patients with gut failure after bariatric surgery: 20 years of experience.  Ann Surg. 2015 Oct;262(4):586-601.

 

  1. Weber JM, Boules M, Fong K, Abraham B, Bena J, El-Hayek K, Kroh M, Park WM. Median 

arcuate ligament syndrome is not a vascular disease.  Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Jan;30:22-7.

 

  1. Khorgami Z, Andalib A, Aminian A, Kroh M, Schauer PR, Brethauer SA. Predictors of 

readmission after laparoscopic gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy: A comparative analysis of ACS-NSQIP database.  Surg Endosc. 2016 Jun;30(6):2342-50.

 

  1. Boules M, Corcelles R, Guerron AD, Dong M, Daigle CR, El-Hayek K, Schauer PR, Brethauer SA, 

Rodriguez J, Kroh M. The incidence of hiatal hernia and technical feasibility of repair during bariatric surgery.  Surgery. 2015 Oct;158(4):911-8.

 

  1. Kroh M. Comment on: Reduction of surgical site infections after laparoscopic gastric bypass with 

circular gastrojejunostomy.  Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Jan;12(1):9-10.

 

  1. Jamal MH, Corcelles R, Daigle CR, Rogula T, , Kroh M, Schauer PR, Brethauer SA. Safety and 

effectiveness of bariatric surgery in dialysis patients and kidney transplantation candidates Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015 Mar-Apr;11(2):419-23

 

  1. Sun Z, Rodriguez J, McMichael J, Walsh RM, Chalikonda S, Rosenthal RJ, Kroh MD, El-Hayek 
  2. Minimally invasive duodenojejunostomy for superior mesenteric artery syndrome: A case series and review of the literature. Surg Endosc. 2015 May;29(5):1137-44.

 

  1. Sun Z, Rodriguez J, McMichael J, Chand B, Nash D, Brethauer S, Schauer P, El-Hayek K, Kroh 
  2. M. Surgical treatment of medically refractory gastroparesis in the morbidly obese. Surg 

Endosc. 2015 Sep;29(9):2683-9.

 

  1. Kroh M. Safe and effective performance of endoscopy in obese patients: Are we adequately 

prepared to provide the best outcomes?  Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015 Jan-Feb;11(1):199-200.

 

  1. Boules M, Shimizu H, Zelisko A, El-Hayek K, Rizk MK, Kroh M. Pre-operative opioid analgesia 

reduces clinical success of laparoscopic gastric electrical stimulation in patients with 

gastroparesis. Surg Endosc. 2015 Apr;29(4):805-9.

 

  1. Jamal MH, Corcelles R, Shimizu H, Kroh M, Safdie FM, Rosenthal R, Brethauer SA, Schauer PR. 

Thromboembolic events after bariatric surgery: A large multi-institutional referral 

center experience. Surg Endosc. 2015 Feb;29(2):376-80.

 

  1. Kumaravel A, Zelisko A, Schauer P, Lopez R, Kroh M, Stevens T. Acute pancreatitis in patients 

after bariatric surgery: Incidence, outcomes, and risk factors. Obes Surg. 2014 Dec;24(12):2025-30.

  1. Zelisko A, Rodriguez J, El-Hayek, Kroh M. Laparoscopic resection of symptomatic gastric 

divertiula. JSLS. 2014 Jan;18(1):120-4.

 

  1. Romero-Talamas H, Kroh M. Cholecystectomy by using a surgical robotic system. J Hepatobiliary 

Pancreat Sci. 2014 Jan;21(1):11-17.

 

  1. Brethauer S, Aminian A, Talamas H, Batayyah E, Mackey J, Kennedy L, Kashyap S, Kirwan J, 

Rogula T, Kroh M, Chand B, Schauer P, Brethauer S. Can diabetes be surgically 

cured? Long-term metabolic effects of bariatric surgery in obese patients with Type 2 

diabetes mellitus. Ann Surg. 2013 Oct;258(4):628-37.

 

  1. Shimizu H, Annaberdyev S, Motmarry I, Kroh M, Schauer P, Brethauer S. Revisional bariatric 

surgery for unsuccessful weight loss and complications. Obes Surg. 2013 

Nov;23(11):1766-73

 

  1. Kroh M, Chalikonda S, Chand B, Walsh M. Laparoscopic completion cholecystectomy and 

common bile duct exploration for retained gallbladder after single-incision cholecystectomy. JSLS. 2013 Jan-Mar 13;17(1):143-147.

 

  1. Heneghan H, Annaberdyev S, Attaluri V, Pitt T, Kroh M, Chalikonda S, Brethauer S, Rosenblatt 
  2. Obesity does not adversely affect outcomes after laparoscopic splenectomy. Am J 

Surg. 2013 Jul;206(1):52-8.

 

  1. Timratana P, El-hayek K, Shimizu H, Kroh M, Chand B. Laparoscopic gastric electrical 

stimulation for medically refractory diabetic and idiopathic gastroparesis.

Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Mar;17(3):461-70.

 

  1. El-hayek K, Titus J, Bui A, Mastracci T, Kroh M. Laparoscopic median arcuate ligament release: 

Are we improving symptoms? J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Feb;216(2):272-9.

 

  1. Shimizu H, Phuong V, Maia M, Kroh M, Chand B, Schauer PR, Brethauer S. Bariatric surgery in 

patients with liver cirrhosis. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Jan-Feb;9(1):1-6.

 

  1. Shimizu H, Maia M, Kroh M, Schauer PR, Brethauer S. Surgical management of early small 

bowel obstruction after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 

2013 Sep-Oct;9(5):718-24.

 

  1. Agcaoglu O, Aliyev S, Taskin HE, Chalikonda S, Walsh M, Costedio MM, Kroh M, Rogula T, 

Chand B, Gorgun E, Siperstein A, Berber E. Malfunction and failure of robotic systems 

during general surgery procedures. Surg Endosc 2012 Dec;26(12):3580-3.

 

  1. Rodriguez J, Kroh M, El-hayek K, Timratana P, Chand B. Combined paraesophageal hernia repair 

and partial longitudinal gastrectomy in obese patients with symptomatic 

paraesophageal hernias. Surg Endosc 2012 Dec;26(12):3382-90.

 

  1. Timratana P, El-hayek K, Shimizu H, Kroh M, Chand B. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy 

(PEG) with t-fasteners obviates the need for emergent replacement after early tube 

dislodgement. Surg Endosc 2012 Dec;26(12):3541-7.

 

  1. Bencsath KP, Falk G, Morris-Stiff G, Kroh M, Walsh RM, Chalikonda S. Single incision 

laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Do patients care?.J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 

Mar;16(3):535-9.

 

  1. Heneghan H, Yimcharoen P, Brethauer S, Kroh M, Chand B. Influence of pouch and stoma size on 

weight loss after gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Jul-Aug;8(4):408-15.

 

  1. Yimcharoen P, Heneghan H, Tariq N, Brethauer S, Kroh M, Chand B. Endoscopic stent 

management of leaks and anastomotic strictures after foregut surgery. Surg Obes Relat 

Dis. 2011 Sep-Oct;7(5):628-36.

 

  1. Kroh M, El-hayek K, Rosenblatt S, Chand B, Escobar P, Kaouk J, Chalikonda S. First human 

surgery with a novel single-port robotic system: Cholecystectomy using the da Vinci 

single-port platform. Surg Endosc. 2011 Nov;25(11):3566-73.

 

  1. Escobar P, Kroh M, Chalikonda S, Kaouk J, Falconne T. Single port surgery: Laboratory 

experience with the da Vinci “VeSPA” platform. JSLS. 2011 Apr-Jun;15(2):136-41. 

 

  1. Yimcharoen P, Heneghan H, Singh M, Brethauer S, Schauer P, Rogula T, Kroh M, Chand B. 

Endoscopic findings and outcomes of revisional procedures for patients with weight recidivism after gastric bypass. Surg Endosc. 2011 Oct;25(10):3345-52.

 

  1. Yimcharoen P, Heneghan H, Chand B, Talarico J, Tariq N, Kroh M, Brethauer S. Successful 

management of gastrojejunal strictures after gastric bypass: Is timing important? Surg 

Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Mar-Apr;8(2):151-7. 

 

  1. Brethauer SA, Harris J, Kroh M, Schauer P. Laparoscopic gastric plication for the treatment of 

severe obesity. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Jan-Feb;7(1):15-22.

 

  1. Haber GP, White MA, Autorino R, Escobar PF, Kroh MD, Chalikonda S, Khanna R, Forest S, 

Yang B, Altunrende F, Stein R, Kaouk J. Novel robotic da Vinci instruments for 

laparoendoscopic single-site surgery. Urology. 2010 Dec;76(6):1279-82.

 

  1. Escobar P, Kaouk J, Geisler D, Kroh M, Fader A, Falcone T. Single-port laparoscopy, NOTES, 

and endoluminal surgery. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy. 2010 (2010):1-2. 

 

  1. Kroh M, Duelley N, Brethauer S, Rogula T, Schauer P, Chand B. Routine fluoroscopic imaging 

during laparoscopic adjustable band adjustment results in significant alterations in 

clinical care. Obesity Surg 2010 Feb;20(2):188-92.

 

  1. Kroh M, Rosenblatt S. Single port, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and inguinal hernia repair: First 

clinical report of a new device. J Laparoendosc Adv Tech. 2009 Apr;19(2):215-7. 

 

  1. Alexander F, Chiu L, Kroh M, Moore J. Analysis of outcome in 298 extremely low birth weight 

infants with patent ductus arteriosus. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jan;44(1):112-7.

 

  1. Kroh M, Chand B. Choledocholithiasis, ERCP, and laparoscopic common bile duct exploration. 

Surg Clin North Am. 2008 Oct;88(5):1019-31.

 

  1. Udomsawaengsup S, Brethauer S, Kroh M, Chand B. Percutaneous Trans-Esophageal Gastrostomy 

(PTEG). A safe and effective technique for gastrointestinal decompression in malignant obstruction and massive ascites. Surg Endosc. 2008 Oct;22(10):2314-8.

 

  1. Kroh M, Hall R, Udomsawaengsup S, Smith A, Yerian L, Chand B. Could endoscopic water jets be 

used to ablate Barrett’s esophagus? Preliminary results of a new technique. Surg 

Endosc. 2008 Nov;22(11):2498-502.

 

  1. Kroh M, Liu R, Chand B. Laparoscopic bariatric surgery: What else are we uncovering? Liver

pathology and preoperative indicators of advanced liver disease in morbidly obese patients. Surg Endosc. 2007;21(11):1957-60.

 

  1. Cho MY, Kroh MD, Joh Y, Suh S. Impact of splenectomy on circulating T-lymphocyte subsets 

in stage III gastric cancer. ANZ J Surg. 2002;72(60):411-6.

 

  1. Cho M, Kroh M, Joh Y, Suh S. Effects of red ginseng upon postoperative immunity and survival in patients

with stage III gastric cancer. Am J Chin Med. 2002;30(4):483-94.

 

Correspondence to Editors

 

  1. Kroh M. Comment on: Endoscopic sutured procedures for primary treatment of obesity and weight-related 

disease: an evolving therapy.  Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Jul;15(7)1225.

 

  1. Freeman LM, Kroh M.  Response to letter to the editor: Implications of celiac disease among patients 

undergoing gastric bypass.  Obes Surg. 2018 Nov;28(11):3639.

 

  1. Kroh M, Sharma G.  Response to comment on: Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is safe and 

feasible in the early postoperative period after Roux en-Y gastric bypass. Surgery. 2017 Jul;162(1):194-195.

 

  1. Bittner JG, El-Hayek K, Strong AT, LaPinska MP, Yoo JS, Pauli EM, Kroh M.  Erratum to: First human use 

of hybrid synthetic/biologic mesh in ventral hernia repair: A multi-center trial. Surg Endosc. 2018 Mar;32(3):1131-32.

 

  1. Sharma G, Boules M, Punchai S, Strong A, Froylich D, Zubaidah NH, O’Rourke C, Brethauer SA, 

Rodriguez J, El-hayek K, Kroh M. Erratum to: Outcomes of concomitant ventral hernia repair performed during bariatric surgery. Surg Endosc 2017 May;31(5):2356.

 

 

 

 

Non-peer Reviewed Publications

 

Chang J, Kroh M. New technologies and advances in endoluminal foregut procedures. Arab Health 

Magazine, 2016.

 

Kroh M. Endoscopic management of bariatric surgery complications. Bariatric Fusion, May 2013. 

 

Kroh M, Bonnor R. Potential clinical benefits of less foreign materials in hernia repair: The ‘less is 

more’ approach. General Surgery News, Special Report. August 2010. 

 

Gillian G, Bell R, Kroh M. Advances in absorbable fixation devices for laparoscopic ventral hernia 

repair. General Surgery News, Special Report. June 2009. 

 

Multi-media Presentations

 

  1.   Kroh M. Combination endoluminal treatment for bariatric surgery complication.

Webinar, International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO) Middle East-North Africa 

Chapter, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 2018.

 

  1. Allemang M, Strong A, Ponsky J, Kroh M, Schauer P, Rodriguez J. Endoscopic removal of eroded adjustable 

gastric band.

Video Loop, 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

  Seattle, WA, March 2018.

 

  1. Landreneau J, Strong A, Abril C, Alkhoori N, Kroh M. Laparoscopic repair of Bochdalek hernia with 

transperitoneal lung resection.

Video Loop, 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

  Seattle, WA, March 2018.

 

  1. Strong A, Abril C, Kroh M. Laparoscopic transgastric resection of a mass at the esophagogastric junction.

Video Loop, 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

  Seattle, WA, March 2018.

 

  1. Rodriguez J, Kroh M. SAGES Tips & Tricks of the Top 21: Upper Endoscopy

Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons online learning module November 

 

  1. Kroh M. Television interview: Comment on bariatric and metabolic surgery.

Univision, Macallen, TX, May 2015. 

 

  1. Kroh M. Television interview: Comment on superior mesenteric artery syndrome.

NBC, Milwaukee, WI and other affiliates, May 2015. 

 

  1. Kroh M. SAGES Pearls: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons online learning module November 

 

  1. Kroh M. PBS WVIZ: Obesity

Public Broadcast Services Television first aired February 2013. 

 

  1. Kroh M. Robotic single-site cholecystectomy. Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern 

Ohio, Healthlines, July 2012. 

 

  1. Ramirez R, Bencsath K, Chand B, Brethauer S, Chalikonda S, Kroh M. Real-time fluorescent 

videoangiographic evaluation demonstrates preservation of vascular supply during total 

endoscopic amd laparoscopic component separation. SAGES TV Video Library 2012. 

 

  1. Bencsath K, Ramirez R, Schauer P, Brethauer S, Shay S, Kroh M. Paraesophageal hernia repair 

with gastric bypass as a parietal-cell separating procedure: A novel treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. SAGES TV Video Library 2012. 

 

  1. Singh M, Chand B, Chalikonda S, Kroh M. A case of laparoscopic duodenal diverticulectomy.

SAGES TV Video Library 2011. 

 

  1. Knapp E, Kroh M. Per oral rescue technique for circular stapler device during gastric bypass.

SAGES TV Video Library 2011. 

 

  1. Kroh M. PBS HealthQuest: Current updates in hernia repair

Public Broadcast Services Television, first aired January 2010. 

 

  1. Kroh M. Identifying fixation strategies in hernia repair: Complementing patient factors and 

surgical techniques. Medscape CME Webcast, November 2009. 

http://cme.medscape.com/viewarticle/712479

Textbooks

 

Bariatric Surgery: SAGES Manual, 2nd Edition. Editors Reavis K, Barrett A, Kroh M. 2nd   

Edition, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2016.

 

Operating through the Endoscope: SAGES Manual. Editors Kroh M and Reavis K. 1st  

Edition, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2016.

 

Essentials of Robotic Surgery for General Surgeons. Editors Kroh M and Chalikonda S. 1st  

Edition, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2015.

 

Book Chapters

 

  1. Barajas-Gamboa J, Kroh M. Diverticulum: Work-up and Evaluation. In: Benign Esophageal Disease: Modern 

Surgical Approaches and Techniques. Editors Camacho D, Zundel N, Melvin S, Patti M. 1st  Edition, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2019. (In production)

 

  1. Landreneau J, Kroh M. Intra-operative Endoscopy. In: The Perfect Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Clinical Guide to 

Evaluation, Treatment, and Techniques. Editors Gagner M, Ramos A, Palermo M, Noel P, Nocca D. 1st  Edition, Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2019. (In production)

 

  1. Kroh M. Endoscopy. In: Comprehensive Review of General Surgery. Editors Ponsky JP, Strong A. 1st

Edition, Birmingham, AL: Oakstone Publishing, 2019. 

 

  1. Barajas-Gamboa J, Corcelles R, Kroh M. Endoscopic Intramural Surgery: Muscular Division. In: Digestive 

Disease Interventions: Endoscopic Intervention. Editor El-Hayek K. 1st  Edition, New York, NY: Thieme, 2018. (In production)

 

  1. Strong A, Kroh M. Management of Common Bile Duct Stones in the Presence of Prior Roux en-Y 

Reconstruction. In: The SAGES Manual of Biliary Surgery. Editors Shah. 1st  Edition, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2018. (In press)

 

  1. Strong A, Kroh M. Identification and Treatment of Fistulas and Chronic Cavities. In: 

Endoscopy in Obesity: A Comprehensive Guide Editor Chand 1st  Edition, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2017. 

 

  1. Strong A, Kroh M. Endoscopic Management of Gastroparesis: Interventions at the Pylorus. In: The 

SAGES Manual of Foregut Surgery. Editors Grams, Perry, Tavakkoli. 1st  Edition, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2017. (In production)

 

  1. Villamere J, Kroh M. Impact of Endoluminal and Other Novel Interventions on Metabolic 

Outcomes. In: Current Problems in Surgery: Present and Future of Metabolic Surgery. Editor Telem. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier-Saunders, 2016. (In production)

 

  1. Chang J, Kroh M. Robotic partial and total gastrectomy. In: The SAGES Manual of Robotic Surgery. Editors 

Patel, Oleynikov 1st  Edition, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2017. 

 

  1. Boules M, Strong A, Kroh M. Technique: Direct PEJ. In: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy 

(PEG): Techniques, Effectiveness, and Potential Complications. Editors Marks, Pauli. 

(In press) 

 

  1. Villamere J, Kroh M. Current and Emerging Instruments and Energy Sources. In: Per Oral 

Endoscopic Myotomy. Editor Reavis. 1st Edition. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 

  1. (In press).

 

  1. Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Revisional Bariatric Surgery. In: Mastery of Surgery. Editors Fischer, 

Klimberg, Ponsky, Ellison, Galandiuk, Upchurch. 7th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lipincott Williams & Wilkins, 2016. (In press).

 

  1. Chang J, Kroh M. Sleeve Stenosis. In: American College of Surgeons Multimedia Atlas: Bariatric 

Surgery Volume. Editor Asbun, Pomp, Jones, Rosenthal. Chicago, IL: Division of Education ACS, 2016. (In press).

 

  1. Guerron D, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Endoscopic Management of Bariatric Surgery Complications. In: 

Prevention and Management of Complications in Bariatric Surgery. Editors Rogula, Schauer. 1st  Edition, New York, NY: Oxford Publishing, 2015. 

 

  1. Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Surgical Management of Paraesophageal Hernia. In: Loyola University 

Surgery Textbook. Editor Chand. 1st  Edition, Woodbury, CT: Cine-Med, Inc, 2015. (In 

press).

 

  1. Zelisko A, Kroh M. Future Directions in Bariatric Surgery. In: Evidence-based Approach to 

Minimally Invasive Surgery. Editors Murayama, Chand, Kothari, Mikami, Nagle. 2nd 

Edition, Woodbury, CT: Cine-Med, Inc.

 

  1. Zelisko A, Kroh M. Endoscopy in Bariatric Surgery. In: Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery

Editors Schauer, Schirmer, Brethauer. 2nd Edition, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2015.

 

  1. Alawashez, Kroh M. Circular Stapled Gastrojejunostomy. In: Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery

Editors Schauer, Schirmer, Brethauer. 2nd Edition, New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2015.

 

  1. El-Hayek K, Kroh M. Absorbable Fixation in Hernia Repair: A Critical Review. In: SAGES 

Manual: Advances in Hernia Repair. Editors Jacob, Ramshaw. Cine-Med, Inc, 2011.

 

  1. Tariq N, Kroh M. Endoluminal Biliary Tract Therapies. In: Evidence-based Approach to Minimally 

Invasive Surgery. Editors Murayama, Chand. Cine-Med, Inc, 2011.

 

  1. Kroh M, Chand B. Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). In: New

Horizons in Surgery. Editor M Ozmen. Gunes Medical Publishing, 2008; pages 313-326. 

 

Scientific Presentations

 

  1. Barajas-Gamboa J, Uy-Kroh J, Dweik D, Corcelles R, Guzman J, Kroh M. Physicians’ backgrounds and 

motivations at the time of joining a new tertiary referral academic medical center in the Middle East.

Podium Presentation, American College of Surgeons, UAE Chapter, 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Septermber 2019.

 

  1. Barajas-Gamboa J, Corcelles R, Del Gobbo G, Moreno C, Santarina S, Rodriguez J, Birgisson S, Kumar S, 

Kroh M. Introduction of an intramural endoscopy program at a new tertiary referral center in the Middle East.

Podium Presentation, American College of Surgeons, UAE Chapter, 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Septermber 2019.

 

  1.   Barajas-Gamboa J, Landrenuea J, Moreno C, Lopez JC, Diaz Del Gobbo G, Abdallah M, Abril C, Raza J, 

Corcelles R, Kroh M. Endoscopic stents in the management of complications after bariatric 

surgery: Results from a new tertiary referral medical center in the Middle East.

Podium Presentation, International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO), Madrid, Spain, 

September 2019.

 

  1.   Diaz Del Gobbo G, Corcelles R, Barajas-Gamboa J, Lopez JC, Abril C, Abdallah M, Raza J, Kroh M

Roux en-Y gastric bypass distalization for weight regain.

Video Presentation, International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO), Madrid, Spain, 

September 2019.

 

  1. Morales J, Corcelles R, Abril C, Barajas-Gamboa J, Kroh M. Sleeve gastrectomy conversion to single 

anastomosis duodeno-ileal switch.

Podium Presentation, International Federation of Surgery for Obesity-Latin America Chapter, 

Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 2019.

 

  1. Malik S, Strong A, Sharma G, Tu C, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Indications for early endoscopic intervention 

after primary bariatric surgery: A nationwide bariatric analysis.

Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA, May 2019.

 

  1. Barajas-Gamboa J, Altarrah H, Landreneau J, Raza J, Abril C, Corcelles R, Kroh M. Challenging sleeve 

gastrectomy due to limited visualization in a super-super-obese patient.

Podium Presentation, International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO), 1st Middle East 

North Africa (MENA) Chapter Meeting, Kuwait City, Kuwait, April 2019.

 

  1. Barajas-Gamboa J, Altarrah H, Landreneau J, Diaz Del Gobbo G, Boras Z, Al Zubaidi A, Raza J, Abril C, 

Corcelles R, Kroh M. Revisional basriatric surgery in the elderly: Initial experience at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a tertiary referral center.

Podium Presentation, International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO), 1st Middle East 

North Africa (MENA) Chapter Meeting, Kuwait City, Kuwait, April 2019.

 

  1. Barajas-Gamboa J, Altarrah H, Landreneau J, Diaz Del Gobbo G, Abril C, Boras Z, Al Zubaidi A, Raza J, 

Corcelles R, Kroh M. Standard Roux en-Y gastric bypass distalization for weight 

regain: Results from a new tertiary referral center in the Middle East.

Podium Presentation, International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO), 1st Middle East North Africa (MENA) Chapter Meeting, Kuwait City, Kuwait, April 2019.

 

  1. Barajas-Gamboa J, Altarrah H, Landreneau J, Raza J, Abril C, Corcelles R, Kroh M. Single anastomosis 

duodeno-ileal switch (SADI-S): A revisional bariatric procedure.

Poster Presentation, International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO), 1st Middle East 

North Africa (MENA) Chapter Meeting, Kuwait City, Kuwait, April 2019.

 

  1. Fayazzadeh H, Daigle CR, Rosenthal R, Brethauer S, Schauer P, El-Hayek K, Kroh M. Long-term follow-up 

outcomes of fundoplication in the obese population.

Poster Presentation, 17th Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons, Baltimore, MD April 

2019.

 

  1. Kroh M, Jensen J, Guerron D, Portenier D, Luengas R, Rodriguez J, Huidobro F. Next frontier in 

laparoscopic surgery: Magnetic-robotic surgery (magnetorobotics): Initial clinical results.

Emerging Technologies Podium Presentation, 17th Society of American Gastrointestinal 

Surgeons, Baltimore, MD April 2019.

 

  1. Landreneau J, Strong A, Ponsky J, Cline M, Kroh M, Rodriguez J, El-Hayek K. ERAS following Per-Oral 

Pyloromyotomy (POP): A comparison of safety and cost with same-day discharge versus 

inpatient recovery.

Podium Presentation, 17th Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons, Baltimore, MD April 

2019.

 

  1. Landreneau J, Strong A, Kroh M, Rodriguez J, El-Hayek K. Roux en-Y reconstruction as a salvage 

operation after failed Nissen.

Podium Presentation, 17th Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons, Baltimore, MD April 

2019.

 

  1. Landreneau J, Strong A, El-Hayek K, Corcelles R, Kroh M, Rodriguez J. Roux en-Y gastric bypass versus 

gastrectomy with Roux en-Y reconstruction for the treatment of gastroparesis.

Podium Presentation, 17th Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons, Baltimore, MD April 

2019.

 

  1. Malik S, Strong A, Sharma G, Tu C, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Comparative indications of early endoscopic 

interventions performed after primary bariatric surgery: A nationwide bariatric analysis.

Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA, May 2018.

 

  1. Barajas-Gamboa J, Corcelles R, Landreneau J, Abril C, Strong A, Boras Z, Al Zubaidi A, Raza J, Kroh M

Revisional bariatric surgery at a single institution: Results from a new tertiary referral academic medical center in the Middle East.

Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA, May 2018.

 

  1. Landreneau J, Strong A, Rodriguez J, Corcelles R, Kroh M. Conversion of one anastomosis gastric 

bypass to Roux en-Y gastric bypass: A retrospective, two-center analysis.

Poster Presentation, Obesity Week, Nashville, TN, November 2018.

 

  1. Landreneau J, Burneikas D, Strong A, Kroh M, Brethauer S, Rodriguez J. Impact of an emergency 

department-based clinical observation unit on bariatric readmissions and cost.

Podium Presentation, Obesity Week, Nashville, TN, November 2018.

 

  1. Corcelles R, Strong A, Landreneau J, Abril C, Raza J, Kroh M. Conversion of one anastomosis gastric 

bypass to Roux en-Y gastric bypass.

Podium Presentation, International Federation of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 

(IFSO) 23rd World Congress, Dubai, UAE, September 2018.

 

  1. Corcelles R, Strong A, Landreneau J, Alessa E, Sharadgah H, Kroh M. Information about bariatric surgery 

on the internet: A two country comparison of website quality.

Podium Presentation, International Federation of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 

(IFSO) 23rd World Congress, Dubai, UAE, September 2018.

 

  1. Kroh M, Fayazzadeh H, Strong A, El-Hayek K, Rodriguez J. Laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair in 

patients with obesity: Single institution experience with concomitant repair and Roux en-Y 

gastric bypass.

Podium Presentation, International Federation of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 

(IFSO) 23rd World Congress, Dubai, UAE, September 2018.

 

  1. Corcelles R, Strong A, Landreneau J, Abril C, Raza J, Andrabi A, Almarzooqi F, Alzubaidi A, Kroh M

Revisional bariatric surgery at a new bariatric referral center in the Gulf: Outcomes and predictors of complications.

Poster Presentation, International Federation of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 

(IFSO) 23rd World Congress, Dubai, UAE, September 2018.

 

  1. Alessa E, Corcelles R, Abril C, Kroh M. Approach to single-anastomosis bypass revision to Roux en-Y 

gastric bypass.

Video Presentation, International Federation of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 

(IFSO) 23rd World Congress, Dubai, UAE, September 2018.

 

  1. Strong A, Ardila Gatas J, Allemang M, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Endoscopic stricturoplasty: Two patients, two 

etiologies, two locations, two knives to treat strictures after gastric bypass.

Video Presentation, International Federation of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 

(IFSO) 23rd World Congress, Dubai, UAE, September 2018.

 

  1. Strong A, Allemang M, Bencsath K, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Magnetic grasper facilitating reduced port site 

laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Video Presentation, International Federation of Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 

(IFSO) 23rd World Congress, Dubai, UAE, September 2018.

 

  1. Landreneau J, Strong A, Sharma G, Chao T, Aminian A, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. A population-based study of 

early post-operative outcomes in patients undergoing bariatric surgery with congestive heart failure.

Podium Presentation, American College of Surgeons Quality and Safety Conference, Orlando, 

FL, July 2018.

 

  1. Landreneau J, Strong A, El-Hayek K, Rodriguez J, Schauer P, Kroh M. Roux en-Y reconstruction as a 

salvage operation after failed fundoplication.

Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week (SSAT)

  Washington, DC, June 2018.

 

  1. Strong A, Landreneau J, Cline M, Kroh M, Rodriguez J, Ponsky J, El-Hayek K. Per-oral pyloromyotomy 

(POP) for medically refractory post-surgical gastroparesis.

Podium Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, Washington, DC, June 2018.

 

  1. Landreneau J, Strong A, El-Hayek K, Kroh M, Allemang M, Villamere J, Cline M, Ponsky J, Rodriguez J. 

Safety and feasibility of lesser curve approach for per-oral pyloromyotomy (POP).

Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, Washington, DC, June 2018.

 

  1. Strong A, Fayazzadeh H, Rodriguez J, Kroh M, Park M, El-Hayek K.. Laparoscopic median arcuate 

ligament release in the setting of prior foregut surgery.

Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, Washington, DC, June 2018.

 

  1. Rodriguez J, Strong A, Haskins I, Landreneau  J, Allemang M, El-Hayek K, Villamere J, Cline M, Kroh M

Ponsky J. Per oral pyloromyotomy (POP) for medically refractory gastroparesis: Short-term results from a high volume center.

Podium Presentation, American Surgical Association, 138th Meeting

  Phoenix, AZ, April 2018.

 

  1. Strong A, Landreneau  J, Kroh M, Rodriguez J. Implementing a standard antibiotic prophylaxis regimen to 

reduce surgical site infection in Roux en-Y gastric bypass using circular stapler.

Quality Improvement Project Resident Award, Poster Presentation, 16th World Congress of 

Endoscopic Surgery

  Seattle, WA, April 2018.

 

  1. Alli V, Strong A, Allemang M, Kroh M, Pauli E. Results of the Ovesco-Over-Overstitch technique for 

managing bariatric surgery complications.

Poster Presentation, 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

  Seattle, WA, April 2018.

 

  1. Yan J, Strong A, Landreneau J, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Comparison of standard and long alimentary limbs in 

conversion from sleeve gastrectomy to Roux en-Y gastric bypass for weight recidivism.

Poster Presentation, 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

  Seattle, WA, April 2018.

 

  1. Strong A, Ponsky J, Kroh M, Rodriguez J. Laparoscopic conversion of prior reversed gastric 

tube for esophageal atresia to Roux en-Y.

IPEG Podium Presentation, 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

  Seattle, WA, April 2018.

 

  1. Lloyd J, Allemang M, El-Hayek K, Ponsky J, Kroh M, , Rodriguez J. Per oral pyloromyotomy after 

esophagectomy.

Video Podium Presentation, 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

  Seattle, WA, April 2018.

 

  1. Ardilla-Gatas J, Allemang M, Villamere J, Kroh M, El-Hayek K, Rodriguez J, Ponsky J. Intraluminal 

Zenker’s diverticulectomy.

Video Podium Presentation, 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

  Seattle, WA, April 2018.

 

  1. Bauman M, Ponsky J, Kroh M, Villamere J, El-Hayek K, Rodriguez J. Per oral pyloromyotomy: Technical 

pearls.

Video Podium Presentation, 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

  Seattle, WA, April 2018.

 

  1. Raza J, Landrenau J, Strong A, Kroh M. Laparoscopic-assisted transgastric endoscopic retrograde c

holangiopancreatography for the management of choledocholithiasis and biliary stricture following gastric bypass.

Podium Presentation, Gulf Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Symposium

  Dubai, UAE, December 2017.

 

  1. Corcelles R, Landrenau J, Strong A, Kroh M. Use of endoluminal stents to treat complications of bariatric 

surgery.

Podium Presentation, 6th place plenary, Gulf Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Symposium

  Dubai, UAE, December 2017.

 

  1. Corcelles R, Landrenau J, Strong A, Kroh M. Conversion of longitudinal sleeve gastrectomy to Roux en-Y 

gastric bypass.

Podium Presentation, 2nd place plenary, Gulf Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Symposium

  Dubai, UAE, December 2017.

 

  1. Strong A, Fayazzadeh H, Sharma G, El-Hayek K, Kroh M, Rodriguez J. Feeding the gut after revisional 

bariatric surgery: The fate of 126 enteral access tubes.

Podium Presentation, Obesity Week

  Washington, DC, October 2017.

 

  1. Strong A, Sharma G, Tu C, Aminian A, Young J, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. A population-based study 

of early post-operative outcomes in patients with heart failure undergoing bariatric surgery.

Poster Presentation, American College of Surgeons, Clinical Congress

  San Diego, CA, October 2017.

 

  1. Sharma G, Nor-Hanipah Z, Haskins I, Strong A, Punchai S, Tu C, Rodriguez J, Ponsky J, Schauer 

P, Kroh M. Comparative outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients with impaired mobility and ambulatory population.

Podium Presentation, Cleveland Surgical Society, Valley View, OH, May 2017.

 

  1. Allemang M, Strong A, Villamere J, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Laparoscopic magnetic sphincter 

augmentation device removal with concurrent Nissen fundoplication.

Podium Presentation, Digestive Disease Week

  Chicago, IL, May 2017.

 

  1. Haskins I, Allemang M, Strong A, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Magnetic assisted surgery: First U.S. 

experience at a single institution.

Podium Presentation, Digestive Disease Week

  Chicago, IL, May 2017.

 

  1. Mehta N, Strong A, Stevens T, Owoyele A, Eltelbany A, Chahal P, Rizk M, Burke C, Lopez R, Hu 

B, Veniero J, Vargo J, Kroh M, Bhatt A. Common bile duct dilation after bariatric surgery.

Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week

  Chicago, IL, May 2017.

 

  1. Allemang M, Ardila-Gatas J, Villamere J, Rodriguez J, Ponsky J, Kroh M. Intramural surgery: 

POP is a novel approach to treating gastroparesis.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Dorsey A, Sharma G, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Using all of the tools in our minimally invasive 

toolbox for revisional bariatric surgery.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Haskins I, Strong A, Sharma G, Karafa M, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Comparison of laparoscopic 

jejunostomy tube to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube with jejunal extension: Long term durability and nutritional outcomes.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Guerron D, Rodriguez J, Park C, Alvarez J, Bencsath K, Kroh M, Porternier D. Incisionless 

magnetic liver retraction: Enhancing visualization while reducing invasiveness with magnet in bariatric surgery.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Lloyd J, Strong A, Yan J, Rodriguez J, Ponsky J, Kroh M. Recurrence after simultaneous 

minimally invasive inguinal hernia repair and robotic radical prostatectomy.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Freeman L, Strong A, Sharma G, Punchai S, Rodriguez J, Kirby D, Kroh M. Presence and 

implication of celiac disease in bariatric surgery patients.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Sharma G, Punchai S, Haskins I, Nor-Hanipah Z, Yan J, Dorsey A, Strong A, Rodriguez J, 

Brethauer S, Schauer P, Kroh M. Impact of bariatric surgery on ambulation status in patients with impaired mobility.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Haskins I, Strong A, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Levita magnetic surgical system: First US experience 

from a single institution.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Takahashi H, Allemang M, Boules M, Nor-Hanipah Z, Strong A, Guerron A, El-Hayek K, 

Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Completion gastrectomy with esophagojejunostomy for management of benign foregut surgery complications.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Davis M, Strong A, Haskins I, El-Hayek K, Cline M, Kroh M, Rodriguez J. Effect on 

gastroparesis symptoms after explantation of gastric electrical stimulators.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Chang J, Strong A, Moslim M, Boules M, El-Hayek K, Ponsky J, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Rare but 

devastating: The successful management of intra-thoracic complications after bariatric surgery.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Yan J, Strong A, Sharma G, Gabbard S, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Fundoplication versus gastric 

bypass as optimal treatment for GERD in scleroderma.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Jones N, Strong A, Rodriguez J, Kroh M, Ponsky J. Massive biliary dilatation after Roux en-Y 

gastric bypass: Is it ampullary achalasia?

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Strong A, Allemang M, Lloyd J, Dong M, Guerron D, Rodriguez J, Ponsky J, Kroh M

Laparoscopically assisted, trans-gastric endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: Large single center experience.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Strong A, Haskins I, Davis M, El-Hayek K, Cline M, Kroh M, Rodriguez J. Device related 

complications of gastric electrical stimulation frequently necessitate re-operation.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Lloyd J, Sharma G, Petrosky J, Rodriguez J, Ponsky J, Kroh M. Laparoscopic repair of recurrent 

paraesophageal hernia with near-total gastrectomy and Roux en-Y reconstruction.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Haskins I, Strong A, Plescia R, Cline M, Ponsky J, Chalikonda S, Kroh M, Rodriguez J. Per oral 

endoscopic pyloromyotomy (POP) for refractory gastroparesis: Initial results from a single institution.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Haskins I, Kroh M, Amdur R, Rodriguez J, Vaziri K. The effect of neoadjuvant chemoradiation 

on anastomotic leak and additional 30-day mortality in patients with gastric cancer.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Allemang M, Sharma G, Strong A, Villamere J, Rodriguez J, Ponsky J, Chalikonda S, Kroh M

Laparoscopic resection of duodenal spindle cell tumor.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Strong A, El-Hayek K, Phillips M, Woo J, Pauli E, Bittner JB, Kroh M. First human use of a 

hybrid synthetic / biologic mesh in ventral hernia repair: Results from a 1 year trial.

Podium Presentation, Americas Hernia Society

  Cancun, Mexico, March 2017.

 

  1. Yan J, Sharma G, Aminian A, Rodriguez J, Brethauer S, Kroh M. Outcomes of bariatric surgery 

in patients with selected connective tissue diseases.

Poster Presentation, Obesity Week

  New Orleans, LA, November 2016.

 

  1. Nor Hanipah Z, Punchai S, Bucak E, Sharma G, Kroh M, Aminian A, Brethauer S, Schauer P. 

Early experience with distal gastric bypass for weight regain after Roux en-Y gastric 

bypass.

Poster Presentation, Obesity Week

  New Orleans, LA, November 2016.

 

  1. Nor Hanipah Z, Punchai S, Bucak E, Sharma G, Kroh M, Aminian A, Schauer P. Early experience 

with duodenal switch as a primary or revisional operation.

Poster Presentation, Obesity Week

  New Orleans, LA, November 2016.

 

  1. Berry M, Dominguez M, Urrutia L, Kroh M. New magnetic technology for bariatric surgery: First 

adoption in a surgical center.

Poster Presentation, Obesity Week

  New Orleans, LA, November 2016.

 

  1. Ardilla-Gatas J, Sharma G, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Laparoscopic approach to chronic leak after 

sleeve gastrectomy.

Podium Presentation, American College of Surgeons, Clinical Congress

  Washington, DC, October 2016.

 

  1. Arora Z, Confer B, Parsi M, Stevens T, Kroh M, Rodriguez J, Ponsky J, Vargo J, Bhatt A. 

Successful closure of a large iatrogenic duodenal perforation with an over-the-scope clip placement.

Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week

  San Diego, CA, May 2016.

 

  1. Kroh M, Urrutia L, Dominguez M, Berry M. Novel magnetic technology for laparoscopic sleeve 

gastrectomy: First human experience.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Boston, MA, March 2016.

 

  1. Villamere J, Sharma G, Kroh M, Rodriguez J. Complicated chyle leak after laparoscopic median 

arcuate ligament release requiring reoperation with laparoscopic suture ligation.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Boston, MA, March 2016.

 

  1. Moslim M, Sharma G, Takahashi H, Strong A, Boules M, Villamere J, O’Rourke C, Rosenblatt S, 

Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Is distal revision of ventriculo (lumbo)-peritoneal shunts worth it? A 20-year single center experience.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Boston, MA, March 2016.

 

  1. Boules M, Sharma G, Shimizu H, Plescia R, Villamere J, Froylich D, Rodriguez J, Kroh M, El-

Hayek K. Simultaneous versus staged operations for gastroparesis: Does timing of laparoscopic feeding jejunostomy and gastric electrical stimulator matter?

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Boston, MA, March 2016.

 

  1. Mulcahy M, Villamere J, Kroh M, Rodriguez J. Incidental finding of ligated left gastric pedicle 

during revision of VBG to bypass.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Boston, MA, March 2016.

 

  1. Sharma G, Villamere J, Boules M, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Laparoscopic total gastrectomy, 

omentectomy, splenectomy for gastric adenocarcinoma.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Boston, MA, March 2016.

 

  1. Villamere J, Sharma G, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Triple modality endoluminal management for 

complex gastrogastric fistula after laparoscopic Roux en-Y gastric bypass.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Boston, MA, March 2016.

 

  1. Boules M, Corcelles R, Froylich D, Hag A, Khorgami Z, Burguera B, Kroh M, Schauer P, 

Brethauer S. Total weight loss as the outcome measure of choice after Roux en-Y gastric bypass.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Boston, MA, March 2016.

 

  1. Boules M, Chang J, Villamere J, Sharma G, Rodriguez J, Boni L, Kroh M. Mini-laparoscopy with 

interchangeable, full 5mm end effectors: First human use of a new operating platform 

from two academic medical centers.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Boston, MA, March 2016.

 

  1. Davis M, Mulcahy M, Nash D, Kroh M, Schauer P, Aminian A, Brethauer S. Medium-term 

results of laparoscopic gastric plication for the treatment of obesity.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Boston, MA, March 2016.

 

  1. Strong A, Sharma G, Davis M, Mulcahy M, Punchai S, O’Rourke C, Brethauer S, Rodriguez J, 

Ponsky J, Kroh M. Percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy tube: Large single institution 

experience and 30-day outcomes

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Boston, MA, March 2016.

 

  1. Sharma G, Boules M, Punchai S, Froylich D, Brethauer S, Schauer P, El-Hayek K, Rodriguez J, 

Kroh M. Outcomes of concomitant ventral hernia repair performed during bariatric 

surgery.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Boston, MA, March 2016.

 

  1. Chang J, Boules M, Rodriguez J, Walsh M, Rosenthal R, Kroh M. Minimally invasive 

duodenojejunostomy for superior mesenteric artery syndrome: Intermediate follow-up 

results of a rare operation.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Boston, MA, March 2016.

 

  1. El-Hayek K, Phillips M, Yoo J, Pauli E, Bittner J, Kroh M. First human experience with a hybrid 

biologic and synthetic mesh: Zenapro hernia repair device for ventral hernia repair.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Boston, MA, March 2016.

 

  1. Sharma G, Ardila-Gatas J, Boules M, Davis M, Villamere J, Rodriguez J, Brethauer S, Ponsky J, Kroh M

Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is safe and feasible in the early post-operative period after 

bariatric surgery.

Podium Presentation, Central Surgical Association, Montreal, Quebec, CA, March 

2016.

 

  1. Corcelles R, Froylich D, Boules M, Chang J, Khorgami Z, Nash D, Brethauer S, Cetin D, Burguera B, 

Schauer P, Kroh M. Inadequate weight loss after Roux en-Y gastric bypass: A 3 arm 

comparative study.

Poster Presentation, Obesity Week, Los Angeles, CA, November 2015.

 

  1. Corcelles R, Froylich D, Boules M, Hag A, Aminian A, Khorgami Z, Heinberg L, Kirwan J, Brethauer S, 

Burguera Schauer P, Kroh M, Brethauer S, Scahuer P. Primary inadequate weight loss after 

Roux en-Y gastric bypass is not associated with poor metabolic outcomes.

Poster Presentation, Obesity Week, Los Angeles, CA, November 2015.

 

  1. Aminian A, Chaudry R, Khorgami Z, Andalib A, Augustin T, Kroh M, Brethauer S, Scahuer P. A 

challenge between trainee education and patient safety: Does fellow participation impact 

postoperative outcomes following bariatric surgery?

Poster Presentation, Obesity Week, Los Angeles, CA, November 2015.

 

  1. Takahashi H, Guerron D, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. An odyssey of complications from band, to sleeve, to 

bypass: Definitive laparoscopic completion gastrectomy with distal esophagectomy and esophago-jejunostomy for persistent leak.

Podium Presentation, Top Video Session, Obesity Week, Los Angeles, CA, 

November 2015.

 

  1. Chang J, Sharma G, Boules M, Young R, Brethauer S, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. Endoscopic stent 

management of postoperative anastomotic leaks after foregut surgery.

Podium Presentation Top Paper Session, Obesity Week, Los Angeles, CA, November 

2015.

 

  1. Gatas J, Rodriguez J, Kroh M, Ponsky J. Laparoscopic methods in recurrent paraesophageal 

hernias.

Podium Presentation, American College of Surgeons

Chicago, IL, October 2015.

 

  1. Guerron D, Takahashi H, Akmal Y, Kroh M, El-Hayek K. Laparoendoscopic intragastric 

enucleation of a gastric leiomyoma.

Podium Presentation, American College of Surgeons

Chicago, IL, October 2015.

 

  1. Dong M, Kroh M, El-Hayek K, Akmal Y. Laparoscopic gastrointestinal stromal tumor excision 

with pyloroplasty.

Podium Presentation, American College of Surgeons

Chicago, IL, October 2015.

 

  1. Daigle C, Corcelles R, Boules M, Davis M, Chang J, Rosenthal R, Brethauer S, Schauer P, El-

Hayek K, Kroh M. Natural history of primary fundoplication in the obese: A multi-

center study.

Podium Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, SSAT

Washington, DC, May 2015.

 

  1. Bhatt A, Confer B, Holmes J, Kroh M, Gabbard S, Kumaravel A, Rodriguez J, Stevens T, Parsi 

M, Vargo J, Ponsky J. Endoscopic management of an intramural sinus leak after Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy.

Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, SSAT

Washington, DC, May 2015.

 

  1. Boules M, Chang J, Corcelles R, Froylich D, Rodriguez J, Kroh M. First experience with a novel 

device for more effective performance of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Nashville, TN, April 2015.

 

  1. Dong M, Davis M, Bhatt A, Ponsky J, Kroh M. Endoscopic intervention in management of Per 

Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) complications.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Nashville, TN, April 2015.

 

  1. Boules M, Chang J, Corcelles R, Daigle C, El-Hayek K, Brethauer S, Kroh M. Roux en-Y gastric 

bypass for failed laparoscopic fundoplication.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Nashville, TN, April 2015.

 

  1. Boules M, Corcelles R, Ilie R, Wathen C, Zelisko A, Froylich D, El-Hayek K, Rodriguez J, 

Brethauer S, Rosenblatt S, Kroh M. Ventral hernia repair with porcine dermis collagen 

implant: The Cleveland Clinic experience.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Nashville, TN, April 2015.

 

  1. El-Hayek K, Yoo J, Phillips M, Pauli E, Bittner JG, Kroh M. Initial clinical use of 

Zenapro hybrid hernia repair device for ventral hernia repair.

Oral Presentation, 1st World Conference on Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery

  Milan, Italy, April 2015.

 

  1. Boules M, Corcelles R, Guerron D, Dong M, Daigle C, Rodriguez J, El-Haytek K, Schauer P, 

Brethauer S, Kroh M. Incidence of hiatal hernia and technical feasibility of repair 

during bariatric surgery.

Oral Presentation, Central Surgical Association

  Chicago, IL, March 2015.

 

  1. Chang J, Young R, Boules M, Kroh M. Combined dual endoscopic management of a potentially 

devastating complication after sleeve gastrectomy.

Poster Presentation, 15th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium

  Las Vegas, NV, February 2015.

 

  1. Weber J, Boules M, Fong K, El-Hayek K, Kroh M, Park M. Median arcuate ligament syndrome 

is not a vascular disease.

Podium Presentation, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society

  Vail, CO, January 2015.

 

  1. Sun J, Rodriguez J, Albeldawi M, Chand B, Nash D, Brethauer S, Schauer P, El-Hayek K, Kroh 
  2. M. Laparoscopic trans-gastric endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for the treatment of biliary tract disease after Roux en-Y gastric bypass.

Poster Presentation, American College of Surgeons

  San Francisco, CA, October 2014.

.

  1. El-Hayek K, Rodriguez J, Timratana P, Kroh M, Chand B. Laparoscopic management of failed 

anti-reflux operation in the morbidly obese.

Video Presentation, American College of Surgeons

  San Francisco, CA, October 2014.

 

  1. Augustin T, Schneider E, Brethauer S, Alaedeen D, Kroh M, Siperstein A. Emergent surgery does 

not independently predict 30-day mortality after paraesophageal hernia repair: Results from the ACS NISQIP database.

Podium Presentation, American College of Surgeons

  San Francisco, CA, October 2014.

 

  1. Harb A, Tarabay R, Kumaravel A, Kroh M, Vargo J, Bhatt A. Inflammatory polyp mimicking 

local recurrence of gastric cancer after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD).

Poster Presentation, American College of Gastroenterology

  Philadelphia, PA, October 2014.

 

  1. Shah M, Mino J, Kroh M, El-Hayek K. Direct PEG placement.

Video Presentation, Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons

  Las Vegas, NV, August 2014.

 

  1. Batayyah E, Kroh M. Adult idiopathic hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (AIHPS).

Video Presentation, Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons

  Las Vegas, NV, August 2014.

 

  1. Rodriguez J, El-Hayek K, Kroh M. Laparoscopic median arcuate ligament release with separate 

trunk insertion.

Video Presentation, Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons

  Las Vegas, NV, August 2014.

 

  1. Rodriguez J, El-Hayek K, Kroh M. Laparoscopic revision of vertical-banded gastroplasty to Roux 

en-Y gastric bypass.

Video Presentation, Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons

  Las Vegas, NV, August 2014.

 

  1. Boules M, Batayyah E, Zelisko A, Nash D, Rizk M, Budev M, El-Hayek K, Kroh M. Human use 

of gastric electrical stimulation for medically refractory gastroparesis in patients with double lung transplant.

Podium Presentation, Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons

  Las Vegas, NV, August 2014.

 

  1. Wunder J, Brandt C, Kroh M, Lipman J. The impact of an integrated surgery and emergency 

medicine clerkship on student performance and satisfaction.

Poster Presentation, Association of Surgical Educators

  Chicago, IL, April 2014.

 

  1. Wathen C, Batayyah E, Kroh M, El-Hayek K. First human use of hybrid biologic-permanent mesh 

in a complex laparoscopic hernia repair.

Video Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Salt Lake City, UT, April 2014.

 

  1. Lan B, Kroh M, Chand B, El-Hayek K. Laparoscopic placement of gastric electrical stimulator 

for gastroparesis.

Video Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Salt Lake City, UT, April 2014.

 

  1. Rodriguez J, El-Hayek K, Zelisko A, Kroh M. Laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with Billroth I 

reconstruction.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Salt Lake City, UT, April 2014.

 

  1. Rodriguez J, El-Hayek K, Kroh M, Chalikonda S, Walsh M. Laparoscopic prophylactic 

gastrectomy for CDH-1 germline mutation.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Salt Lake City, UT, April 2014.

 

  1. Jamal M, Shimizu H, Brethauer S, Kroh M, Chand B, Schauer P. Thromboembolic events in 

bariatric surgery: The Cleveland Clinic experience.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Salt Lake City, UT, April 2014.

 

  1. Jamal M, Daigle C, Brethauer S, Kroh M, Schauer P. Safety and effectiveness of bariatric surgery 

in dialysis patients.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Salt Lake City, UT, April 2014.

 

  1. Sun Z, Rodriguez J, McMichael J, Walsh M, Chalikonda S, Rosenthal R, Kroh M, El-Hayek K. 

Minimally invasive duodeno-jejunostomy for superior mesenteric artery syndrome.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Salt Lake City, UT, April 2014.

 

  1. Davis M, Rodriguez J, Zelisko A, Brethauer S, Chand B, Schauer P, El-Hayek K, Kroh M. Repair 

of large paraesophageal hernias with combined partial longitudinal gastrectomy in obese and morbidly obese patients: Intermediate follow-up.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Salt Lake City, UT, April 2014.

 

  1. Boules M, Shimizu H, Zelisko A, El-Hayek K, Rizk M, Kroh M. High dose opioid analgesia use 

prior to laparoscopic gastric stimulator placement reduces likelihood of clinical 

success.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Salt Lake City, UT, April 2014.

 

  1. Sun Z, Rodriguez J, McMichael J, Nash D, Chand B, Brethauer S, Schauer P, El-Hayek K, Kroh 
  2. M. Surgical treatment of medically refractory gastroparesis in morbidly obese patients.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Salt Lake City, UT, April 2014.

 

  1. Daigle C, Marcotte E, El-Hayek K, Kroh M, Brethauer S,. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy 

for prolonged ileus and non-malignant obstruction.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Salt Lake City, UT, April 2014.

 

  1. Shah M, Kroh M, Berber E, El-Hayek K. Laparoscopic excision of peri-adrenal soft tissue mass.

Video Presentation, Society for Surgical Oncology

  Phoenix, AZ, March 2014.

 

  1. Rodriguez J, El-Hayek, Brethauer S, Schauer P, Kroh M. Combined laparoscopic paraesophageal 

hernia repair and Roux en-Y gastric bypass for hiatal hernia in the setting of morbid obesity.

Podium Presentation, Obesity Week

  Atlanta, GA, September 2013.

 

  1. Zelisko A, Batayyah E, Romero-Talamas H, Aminian A, Brethauer S, Schauer P, Kroh M. How 

can you exercise if your feet hurt? Plantar fasciitis in the bariatric population and the 

effect of weight loss surgery.

Poster Presentation, Obesity Week

  Atlanta, GA, September 2013.

 

  1. Aminian A, Romero-Talamas H, Batayyah E, Anzlovar N, Satava M, Kroh M, Chand B, Rogula 

T, Brethauer S, Schauer P. Reoperative minimally invasive surgery for the management 

of early complications after gastric bypass.

Poster Presentation, Obesity Week

  Atlanta, GA, September 2013.

 

  1. Aminian A, Romero-Talamas H, Mackey J, Kroh M, Chand B, Rogula T, Brethauer S, Schauer P. 

Critical appraisal of salvage banding for weight loss failure after gastric bypass.

Podium Presentation, Obesity Week

  Atlanta, GA, September 2013.

 

  1. Aminian A, Romero-Talamas H, Mackey J, Kroh M, Chand B, Rogula T, Brethauer S, Schauer P. 

Improvement of inflammatory bowel disease after surgical weight loss.

Poster Presentation, Obesity Week

  Atlanta, GA, September 2013.

 

  1. Aminian A, Romero-Talamas H, Mackey J, Kroh M, Chand B, Rogula T, Brethauer S, Schauer P. 

Third times a charm? Success of the third bariatric surgery after two surgical failures.

Poster Presentation, Obesity Week

  Atlanta, GA, September 2013.

 

  1. Aminian A, Romero-Talamas H, Kroh M, Brethauer S, Schauer P. Multidimensional analysis of 

the learning curve for laparoscopic gastric plication.

Poster Presentation, Obesity Week

  Atlanta, GA, September 2013.

 

  1. Aminian A, Romero-Talamas H, Kroh M, Chand B, Rogula T, Brethauer S, Schauer P. 

Challenging conversions to Roux en-Y configuration: Post sleeve leak and Nissen 

fundoplication.

Poster Presentation, Obesity Week

  Atlanta, GA, September 2013.

 

  1. Zelisko A, Rodriguez J, El-Hayek K, Kroh M. A laparoscopic intra-gastric approach to 

gastrointestinal stromal tumor excision with endoscopic guidance.

Video Presentation, Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons

  Reston, VA, August 2013.

 

  1. Zelisko A, Rodriguez J, El-Hayek K, Kroh M. Laparoscopic resection of symptomatic gastric 

diverticulum.

Video Presentation, Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons

  Reston, VA, August 2013.

 

  1. Shawki S, El-Hayek K, Kroh M, Sanaka M. Laparoscopic resection of Meckel’s diverticulum.

Video Presentation, Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons

  Reston, VA, August 2013.

 

  1. Guerron D, El-hayek K, Chand B, Kroh M. Laparoscopic 2-staged reversal of jejuno-ileal bypass 

to normal anatomy.

Video Presentation, Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons

  Reston, VA, August 2013.

 

  1. Batayyah E, Kroh M. Stapler mishap.

Podium Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  New Orlean, LA, June 2013.

 

  1. Bhatt A, Stevens T, Kroh M, Parsi M, Leifer D, Vargo J, Saito Y. Prospective evaluation of 

endoscopic submucosal dissection training models: Which is better?

Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, Orlando, FL, May 2013.

 

  1. Zelisko A, Kumaravel A, Schauer P, Kroh M, Stevens T. Incidence and outcomes of acute 

pancreatitis after bariatric surgery.

Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, Orlando, FL, May 2013.

 

  1. Kumaravel A, Zelisko A, Schauer P, Kroh M, Stevens T. Rapid weight loss and development of 

gallstones and sludge are risk factors for acute pancreatitis after bariatric surgery.

Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, Orlando, FL, May 2013.

 

  1. Aminian A, Romero-Talamas H, Batayyah E, Heneghan H, Shimizu H, Zelisko A, Rogula T, Kroh 

M, Chand B, Brethauer S, Schauer P. Can metabolic surgery cure diabetes? Long 

term metabolic effects of Roux en-Y gastric bypass in obese patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Podium Presentation, 5th International Congress on Pre-diabetes and the Metabolic 

Syndrome, Vienna, Austria, April 2013.

 

  1. Zelisko A, Romero-Talamas H, Aminian A, Batayyah E, El-Hayek K, Brethauer S, Schauer P, Rice 

T, Kroh M. Achalasia after bariatric surgery.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Baltimore, MD, April 2013.

Abstract of the Year, Akron General Hospital Research Forum, Akron, OH, June 2013

 

  1. Aminian A, Batayyah E, Romero-Talamas H, Ahnfeldt, E, Zelisko A, Rogula T, Kroh M, Chand 

B, Brethauer S, Schauer P. Is bariatric surgery a safe option in extremely high-risk 

morbidly obese patients?

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Baltimore, MD, April 2013.

 

  1. Romero-Talamas H, Kroh M. Laparoscopic total gastrectomy for the treatment of a chronic fistula 

after sleeve gastrectomy: The last resource.

Video Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Baltimore, MD, April 2013.

 

  1. Phuong V, Kroh M. Combined laparoscopic and endoscopic trans-gastric stent retrieval.

Video Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Baltimore, MD, April 2013.

 

  1. Dixon S, Kroh M, Isaacson H. Goal-oriented patient care: Using surgery to improve quality of life 

in a 103 year-old patient with gastric adenocarcinoma.

Poster Presentation, American College of Physicians, Columbus, OH, October 2012.

 

Poster Presentation, finalist, American College of Physicians, San Francisco, CA, 

April 2013.

 

  1. Waghray A, Rodriguez J, Falk G, Inkster M, Kroh M. Laparoscopic management of symptomatic 

gastric diverticulum.

Poster Presentation, American Gastroenterological Association, Las Vegas, NV, 

October 2012.

 

  1. Cruz C, Guerron A, Kroh M, Rosenblatt S, Siperstein A, Walsh M, Chalikonda S. Implementation 

of merit based resident ranking system: Does competition motivate?

Podium Presentation, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, October 2012.

 

  1. El-Hayek K, Rodriguez J, Kroh M, Chand B. Laparoscopic management of a failed anti-reflux 

procedure in a morbidly obese patient.

Video Presentation, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, October 2012.

 

  1. El-Hayek K, Kroh, Chand B. Laparoscopic management of giant type III paraesophageal hernia.

Video Presentation, Honorable Mention Video by a Resident, Society of 

Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Boston, MA, September 2012.

 

  1. Brethauer S, Fried M, Needleman B, Kroh M, Ghoush S, Filardo T, Schauer P. Clinical outcomes of 

laparoscopic greater curvature plication: One year outcomes from an international multi-center 

clinical trial.

Plenary Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  San Diego, CA, June 2012.

 

  1. Shimizu H, Maia M, Kroh M, Rogula T, Brethauer S, Schauer P, Chand B. Surgical management of early 

small bowel obstruction following Roux en-Y gastric bypass.

Poster Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  San Diego, CA, June 2012.

 

  1. Timratana P, El-hayek K, Bencsath K, Brethauer S, Kroh M, Chand B. Unmasking hiatal hernias after 

gastric bypass.

Poster Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  San Diego, CA, June 2012.

 

  1. Shimizu H, Phuong V, Maia M, Kroh M, Chand B, Schauer P, Brethauer S. Bariatric surgery in patients 

with liver cirrhosis.

Poster Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  San Diego, CA, June 2012.

 

  1. El-hayek K, Titus J, Bui A, Mastracci T, Kroh M. Laparoscopic median arcuate ligament release: Are we 

improving symptoms?

Poster Presentation, Poster of Distinction, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary 

Track, San Diego, CA, May 2012.

 

  1. Shimizu H, Kroh M, Rogula T, Chand B, Schauer P, Brethauer S. Revisional bariatric surgery for weight 

regain and complications.

 

Poster Presentation, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Track

  San Diego, CA, May 2012.

 

  1. Timratana P, El-hayek K, Shimizu H, Kroh M, Chand B. Laparoscopic gastric pacer therapy for medical 

refractory diabetic and idiopathic gastroparesis.

Poster Presentation, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Track

  San Diego, CA, May 2012.

 

  1. Rodriguez J, Brethauer S, Kroh M. Laparoscopic gastric plication as a revisional procedure after failed 

adjustable gastric band.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  San Diego, CA, April 2012.

 

  1. Rodriguez J, El-hayek K, Timratana P, Kroh M, Chand B. Combined paraesophageal hernia repair 

and partial longitudinal gastrectomy in obese patients with symptomatic 

paraesophageal hernias.

Oral Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  San Diego, CA, April 2012.

 

  1. Bencsath K, Ramirez R, Schauer P, Brethauer S, Shay S, Kroh M. Paraesophageal hernia repair 

with gastric bypass as a parietal-cell separating procedure: A novel treatment for 

idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Video Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  San Diego, CA, April 2012.

 

  1. Timratana P, El-hayek K, Shimizu H, Kroh M, Chand B. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy 

(PEG) with T-fasteners obviates the need for emergent replacement during early tube 

dislodgement.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  San Diego, CA, April 2012.

 

  1. El-hayek, Chalikonda S, Chand B, Rosenblatt S, Escobar P, Kaouk J, Kroh M. First human surgery 

with a novel single-port robotic system: Cholecystectomy usiing the da Vinci Single-

Site platform.

Podium Presentation, Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons

  Los Angeles, CA, September 2011.

 

  1. Yimcharoen P, Heneghan H, Singh M, Brethauer S, Rogula T, Kroh M, Schauer P, Chand B. Influence of 

pouch and stoma size on weight loss after gastric bypass.

Oral Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  Orlando, FL, June 2011.

 

  1. Singh M, Lee D, Schauer P, Chand B, Brethauer S, Rogula T, Kroh M. Sleeve gastrectomy before 

laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass as staged procedure for super super obese patients- 

Safety and outcomes.

Poster Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and 

Bariatric Surgery, Orlando, FL, June 2011.

 

  1. Heneghan H, Yimcharoen P, Singh M, Brethauer S, Rogula T, Kroh M, Schauer P, Chand B. Effect of 

gastric pouch and stoma enlargement on weight loss after RYGB over a 5 year period.

Poster Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  Orlando, FL, June 2011.

 

  1. Yimcharoen P, Heneghan H, Tariq N, Brethauer S, Schauer P, Kroh M, Chand B. Endoscopic stent 

management of anastomotic complications after foregut surgery.

Poster Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  Orlando, FL, June 2011.

 

  1. Mayer M, Gugliotti D, Kroh M, Fowler A, Hull T, Jin X, Stewart R. Mid-discipline and mid-rotation 

assessment and course correction.

Oral Presentation, Society of General Internal Medicine, Phoenix, AZ, May 2011.

 

  1. Ibrahim S, Singh M, Chand B, Kroh M, Brethauer S, Schauer P. Percutaneous Roux limb 

jejunostomy: An alternative approach to enteral access in post-gastrectomy and post-

gastric bypass patients.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  San Antonio, TX, April 2011.

Oral Presentation, Cleveland Surgical Society, 58th Annual Research Forum

  Cleveland, OH, May 2011.

 

  1. Bescath C, Falk G, Kroh M, Walsh M, Chalikonda S. Single incision laparoscopic surgery: What 

do patients really want?

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  San Antonio, TX, April 2011.

 

  1. Yimcharoen P, Brethauer S, Schauer P, Kroh M, Chand B. Endoscopic findings and outcomes of 

revisional procedures in patients with weight recidivism after gastric bypass.

Podium Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  San Antonio, TX, April 2011.

 

  1. Singh M, Chalikonda S, Chand B, Kroh M. A case of laparoscopic duodenal diverticulectomy.

Video Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  San Antonio, TX, April 2011.

 

  1. El-Hayek K, Kroh. Laparoscopic median arcuate ligament release.

Podium Presentation, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

  New York, NY, September 2010.

 

  1. Lee R, Chand B, Kroh. Combined laparoscopic and endoscopic excision of duodenal tumor.

Podium Presentation, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

  New York, NY, September 2010.

 

  1. Brethauer S, Harris J, Kroh M, Chand B, Rogula T, Schauer P. Laparoscopic plication for the 

treatment of severe obesity.

Poster Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  Las Vegas, NV, June 2010. 

 

  1. Khwaja H, Sabagh F, Weaver K, Talarico J, Tariq N, Kindelan T, Moustarah F, Kroh M, Chand B, 

Rogula T, Brethauer S, Schauer P. Outcomes of bariatric surgery in 120 patients with a pre-operative BMI >60.

Poster Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  Las Vegas, NV, June 2010.

 

  1. Yimcharoen P, Moustarah F, Tariq N, Talarico J, Weaver K, Sabagh F, Brethauer S, Schauer P, 

Kroh M, Chand B. Endoscopic stent management of leaks and anastomotic strictures 

after foregut surgery.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Washington, DC, April 2010.

 

  1. Kwahja H, Moustarah F, Talarico J, Kindelan T, Tariq N, Attaluri V, Chand B, Kroh M, Brethauer 

S, Rogula T, Schauer P, Rosenblatt S. A large, single institution case series of 

laparoscopic splenectomy for benign and malignant splenic masses.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Washington, DC, April 2010.

 

  1. Cha A, Zink J, Talarico J, Kroh M, Brethauer S, Schauer P, Chand B. Abnormalities associated 

with upper gastrointestinal contrast study prior to laparoscopic adjustable gastric 

banding.

Oral Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  Grapevine, TX, June 2009.

 

  1. Fouad R, Gatmaitan P, Cha A, Mikhail A, Schauer P, Chand B, Kroh M, Brethauer S. Revision of 

gastro-jejunostomy according to operative indications..

Oral Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  Grapevine, TX, June 2009.

 

  1. Mikhail A, Talarico J, Moustarah F, Stalin V, Gatmaitan P, Kroh M, Brethauer S, Chand B, 

Schauer P. Efficacy and safety of weight loss in the elderly after Roux-en-Y gastric 

bypass versus laparoscopic gastric banding.

Oral Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  Grapevine, TX, June 2009.

 

  1. Talarico J, Zink J, Moustarah F, Cha A, Kroh M, Chand B, Schauer P, Brethauer S. Laparoscopic 

conversion of vertical banded gastroplasty to gastric bypass can be performed safely in 

patients over age 60.

Poster Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  Grapevine, TX, June 2009.

 

  1. Moustarah F, Talarico J, Mikhail A, Johnson S, Alchakaki A, Zink J, Stalin V, Kroh M, Rogula T, Chand B, 

Brethauer S, Schauer P. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a weight loss option in the elderly 

high-risk severely obese patient.

Poster Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  Grapevine, TX, June 2009.

 

  1. Fouad R, Mikhail A, Gatmaitan P, Schauer P, Brethauer S, Kroh M, Chand B. Post-operative vitamins and 

nutritional assessment 1 year after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Poster Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  Grapevine, TX, June 2009.

 

  1. Zink J, Talarico J, Cha A, Moustarah F, Kroh M, Brethauer S, Chand B. Gastric pacing can 

eliminate dependency on supplemental nutrition and improve medically refractory 

gastroparesis.

Oral Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, June 2009.

 

  1. Zink J, Talarico J, Cha A, Moustarah F, Mik, Kroh M, Brethauer S, Chand B. Near total gastric

  resection with Roux-en-Y reconstruction as an option for post-operative gastric 

dysfunction.

Poster Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, June 2009.

 

  1. Talarico J, , Kroh M, Chand B. A novel gastrointestinal stent technology.

Oral Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Emerging Technologies Session, Phoenix, AZ, April 2009.

 

  1. Cha A, Talarico J, Zink J, Moustarah F, Mikhail A, Johnson S, Stalin V, Kroh M, Brethauer S, 

Schauer P, Chand B. Endoscopic findings in patients with upper gastrointestinal 

symptoms after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Phoenix, AZ, April 2009.

 

  1. Fouad R, Talarico J, Zink J, Moustarah F, Cha A, Kroh M, Brethauer S, Chand B. Does 

preoperative upper endoscopy of hiatal hernia alter operative procedures in bariatric 

surgery?

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Phoenix, AZ, April 2009.

 

  1. Talarico J, Cha A, Zink J, Moustarah F, Fouad R, Gatmaitan P, Kroh M, Brethauer S, Schauer 

P, Chand B. Is there a difference between early and late endoscopic balloon dilation for gastrojejunal stricture after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass?

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Phoenix, AZ, April 2009.

 

  1. Zink J, Talarico J, Moustarah F, Cha A, Kroh M, Brethauer S, Schauer P, Chand B. Accessing the 

gastric remnant after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Phoenix, AZ, April 2009.

 

  1. Fouad R, Gatmaitan P, Cha A, Mikhail A, Schauer P, Chand B, Kroh M, Brethauer S. Revision of 

gastro-jejunostomy according to operative indications..

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Phoenix, AZ, April 2009.

 

  1. Kroh M, Duelley N, Brethauer S, Rogula T, Schauer P, Chand B. Routine fluoroscopic imaging 

during laparoscopic adjustable band adjustment results in significant alterations in 

clinical care.

Oral Presentation, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  Plenary Session. Washington, DC, June 2008.

 

  1. Kroh M, Rosenblatt S. Single port, trans-umbilical cholecystectomy and inguinal hernia repair: 

First clinical report of a new device.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Emerging Technologies. Philadelphia, PA, April 2008.

 

  1. Kroh M, Hall R, Smith A, Yerian L, Chand B. Endoscopic water jet ablation of columnar 

epithelium: Preliminary results of a new technique for possible removal of Barrett’s 

esophagus.

Oral Presentation, American College of Surgeons

  Ohio Chapter. Columbus, OH, May 2008.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Emerging Technologies. Philadelphia, PA, April 2008.

 

  1. Gatmaitan P, Fouad R, Pitt T, Chikunguwo S, Kroh M, Schauer P, Chand B, Brethauer S. 

Endoscopic transgastric peritoneoscopy for intestinal ischemia in a porcine model.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Scientific Session. Philadelphia, PA, April 2008.

 

  1. Reich, J Gatmaitan P, Kroh M, Brethauer S, Schauer P, Chand B. Percutaneous roux limb 

jejeunostomy: An alternative approach to enteral access in gastric bypass patients.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Scientific Session. Philadelphia, PA, April 2008.

 

  1. Alexander F, Chiu L, Kroh M, Moore J. Analysis of outcome in 298 extremely low birth weight 

infants with patent ductus arteriosus.

Oral Presentation, American Pediatric Surgical Association

  Scientific Session. Phoenix, AZ, May 2008.

 

  1. Kroh M, Hall R, Udomsuwaengsup S, Smith A, Chand B. Endoscopic water jet ablation of Barrett’s 

esophagus.

Oral Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Emerging Technologies Session. Las Vegas, NV, April 2007.

 

  1. Nfonsam V, Brethauer S, Kroh M, Udomsuwaengsup S, Chand B. Evolution of enteral access.

 

Poster Presentation, American College of Surgeons

  Scientific Session. Chicago, IL, October 2006.

 

  1. Kroh M, Liu R, Chand B. Laparoscopic bariatric surgery: What else are we uncovering? Liver

pathology and preoperative indicators of advanced liver disease in morbidly obese patients. 

Poster Presentation, World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

Scientific Session. Berlin, Germany, September 2006.

Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Scientific Session. Dallas, TX, April 2006.

Oral Presentation, Cleveland Surgical Society

Cleveland, OH, May 2005.

 

  1. Kroh M. Non-operative management of penetrating abdominal trauma.

Department of Surgery Education Rounds, MetroHealth Medical Center. Cleveland, OH, March 2006.

 

  1. Cho H, Kroh M, Vladisavljevic A, Brem H, Milsom J. Minocycline and tamoxifen as 

angiogenesis inhibitors in combination with 5-fluorouracil for the treatment of murine colon cancer. 

Poster Presentation, American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal 

Medicine Scientific Meeting. Hudson Valley, NY, February 2001.

Oral Presentation, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 

Scientific Session. Boston, MA, 2000.

 

Editorial Board

 

2013 World Journal of Gastroenterology

2009 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy

Special issue on Single-Port Laparoscopy, NOTES, and Endoluminal Surgery

 

Ad hoc Journal Reviewer

 

2019 Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility

2019 Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

2019 British Journal of Surgery

2019 Obesity Surgery

2018 Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism

2017 Gut

2016 Surgical Innovation

2016-17 Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, and Percutaneous Techniques

2016 Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

2015 Obesity Research and Clinical Practice

2015 Journal of Surgical Oncology

2015 International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery

2014-16 Journal of the American College of Surgeons 

2014-19 Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

2014 Cochrane Systematic Review- Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group

2014 Vascular

2013-19 Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD)

2014 SAGE Open Medical Case Reports

2013 Robotics

2011-16 International Journal of Obesity

2011, 2016 Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

2009-19 Surgical Endoscopy

2009-12 Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

2009 American Journal of Case Reports

 

Course Director and Instructor

 

  1. Bariatric Endoscopy Skills Acquisition Focused Evaluation (BE-SAFE), Course Director

Bariatric Endoscopy Hands-on Lab, Obesity Week, Las Vegas, NV, November 2019.

 

  1. United Arab Emirates Obesity Conference, Planning Committee and Moderator, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 2019.

 

  1. Bariatric Surgery Masterclass, MIC Medtronic, Istanbul, Turkey, October 2019.

 

  1. Frontiers in General Surgery, Course Director, Dubai, UAE, September 2019.

 

  1. Revisional Bariatric Surgery Masterclass, Course Director, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 

September 2019.

 

  1. 2nd Annual Diabetes, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Disease Summit (DOCS), Course Director, Cleveland Clinic 

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 2019.

 

  1. 3rd Annual International Digestive Disease Symposium, Course Director, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, 

UAE, April 2019.

 

  1. Bariatric Endoscopy Hands-On Lab, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD, 

April 2019.

 

  1. Bariatric Endoscopy Hands-On Lab, 2nd International Songklanagarind Obesity & Metabolic Surgery and Endoscopy, 

Songkla, Thailand, March 2019.

 

  1. Bariatric Surgery Workshop, Bariatric Surgery Master Class, MIC, Istanbul, Turkey, January 2019.

 

  1. Bariatric Endoscopy Skills Acquisition Fundamentals Examination (BE-SAFE), Course Director, Obesity Week, 

Nashville, TN, November 2018.

 

  1. Flexible Endoscopy Hands-On Skills Lab, Course Director, Obesity Week, Nashville, TN, November 2018.

 

  1. Advancing Metabolic Therapies in the Gulf, Course Director, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, 

UAE, September 2018.

 

  1. Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Health Science Center, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, 

Kuwait, May 2018.

 

  1. Excellence in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Course Director, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 

April 2018.

 

  1. Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular diseases Summit (DOCS), 1st Inaugural, Course Director, Cleveland Clinic Abu 

Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 2018.

 

  1. Endoscopic Intramural Surgery: Insights & Tricks of the Trade, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, March 2018.

 

  1. Digestive Disease Institute 2nd International Symposium, Course Director, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, 

UAE, December 2017.

 

  1. Bariatric Endoscopy Post-Graduate Course, Course Director, American Society for Metabolic and 

Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Week, Washington, DC, November 2017.

 

  1. Laparoscopic bariatric surgery hands-on, Fellowship of the International Bariatric Club, Philippine 

Center for Advanced Surgery, Manila, Philippines, October 2017. 

 

  1. Laparoscopic inguinal and ventral hernia, 11th Hybrid Hernia Workshop in Soft Cadaver, King 

Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2017.

 

  1. Endoluminal Bariatrics: Endo to the Rescue, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons,

  Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Primary Endoscopic Management of the Bariatric Patient, Co-Chair, Society of American 

Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. Flexible Endoscopy Workshop, 17th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, 

February 2017.

 

  1. Endoluminal Bariatric Procedures Post-Graduate Course, Chair, American Society for Metabolic and 

Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Week, New Orleans, LA, November 2016.

 

  1. Balloon Endoscopy, Course Director, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Obesity 

Week, New Orleans, LA, November 2016.

 

  1. Endoscopic Bariatric Techniques: Skills and Strategies for Mastering Primary Endoluminal 

Procedures and Managing Complications, American College Surgeons Clinical Congress

  Washington, DC, October 2016.

 

  1. Advanced Flexible Endoscopy, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Los Angeles, CA, 

November 2015.

 

  1. Endoscopic Stent Placement & Endoscopic Suturing, International Symposium: Prevention and 

Management of Complications in Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, November 2015.

 

  1. Bariatric Surgery: Managing complications- skills and strategies, American College of Surgeons

  Chicago, IL, October 2015.

 

  1. Flexible Endoscopy Course for Fellows, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Cleveland, OH, September 2015.

 

  1. All Things Hernia Hands-On Lab, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  Nashville, TN, April 2015.

 

  1. Improve Your Skills: Interventional Endoscopy, 15th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, 

Las Vegas, NV, February 2015.

 

  1. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Meet the Experts, 6th Bariatric Human Soft Cadaver Course, Chula 

Surgical Training Center, Bangkok, Thailand, February 2015.

 

  1. ASMBS Endoscopic Suturing Lab, Obesity Week, Boston, MA, November 2014.

 

  1. Organizing Committee, Endoscopic Hands-On Session, International Symposium: Prevention and 

Management of Complications in Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland, OH, October 2014.

 

  1. ASMBS Endoscopy & Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing Lab, Miami, FL, June 2014.

 

  1. Complex Abdominal Wall and Parastomal Hernia Course, Cook Medical, Brisbane, Australia, March 

2014.

 

  1. ASMBS Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing Lab, Obesity Week, Atlanta, GA, November 2013.

 

  1. ASMBS Endoscopic Suturing Lab, Obesity Week, Atlanta, GA, November 2013.

 

  1. ASMBS Flexible Endoscopy Lab, Obesity Week, Atlanta, GA, November 2013.

 

  1. CAGS Minimally Invasive Postgraduate Course: Therapeutic Endoscopy for General Surgeons, 

Canadian Surgery Forum, Ottawa, ON, CA, September 2013.

 

  1. Flexible Endoscopy for Bariatric Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 

New Orleans, LA, June 2013.

 

  1. Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: Comprehensive Strategies, Course director, Covidien, 

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, April 2013.

 

  1. Innovations in Laparoscopic and Robotic Abdominal Surgery, Cleveland, OH, November 2012.

 

  1. Advanced Robotics and Single-Port Surgery, Co-course Director, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, 

OH, August 2012.

 

  1. Bariatric Surgery Skills Acquisition Center, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 

San Diego, CA, June 2012.

 

  1. Flexible Endoscopy for Bariatric Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 

San Diego, CA, June 2012.

 

  1. Flexible Endoscopy for Bariatric Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, 

Orlando, FL, June 2011.

 

  1. Advances in Laparoscopic General Surgery, Gore, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, June 2011.

 

  1. Advances in Single-Port Surgery: New Laparoscopic and Robotic Approaches, Cleveland Clinic, 

Cleveland, OH, April 2011.

 

  1. Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: Comprehensive Strategies, Course director, Covidien, 

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, April 2011.

 

  1. Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: Endoscopic Components Separation Surgery, Covidien, 

Las Vegas, NV, February 2011.

 

  1. Laparoscopic Greater Curve Plication Surgery Course, Center for Surgical Innovation, Technology, and 

Education, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, November 2010.

 

  1. Innovations in Advanced General Surgery, Gore, Cleveland Clinic, 

Cleveland, OH, September 2010.

 

  1. Complex Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery Course and Lab, Course Director, Davol, Cleveland Clinic, 

Cleveland, OH, September 2010.

 

  1. Advanced Endoscopic Component Separation Surgery Course and Cadaveric Lab, Course Director, 

Davol, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, March 2010.

 

  1. Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Live Case Broadcast, National Congress of Surgical 

Endoscopy, Cali, Colombia, May 2010.

 

  1. Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Live Case Broadcast, Single-Port Laparoscopy, NOTES, 

and Endoluminal Surgery: A Multi-Disciplinary and Collaborative Summit, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, 

OH, May 2010.

 

  1. Endoscopic Components Separation Surgery, Course Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Mini-

fellowship, Covidien, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, April 2010.

 

  1. Advances in Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery, Course Director, Davol, Cleveland, OH, March 2010.

 

  1. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Laparoscopy: An Introduction for Surgeons, SAGES, Cincinnati, OH, 

February 2010.

 

  1. Endoscopic Components Separation Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery Inguinal and Ventral 

MasterClass, Covidien, Las Vegas, NV, February 2010.

 

  1. Laparoscopic Components Separation, Davol, Cleveland Clinic, November 2009.

 

  1. Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, Covidien, Western Ontario University, Canada, October 2009.

 

  1. Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery Techniques, Ethicon, Cleveland Clinic, September 2009.

 

  1. Laparoscopic Anti-reflux Surgery and Separation of Components, Covidien, San Francisco, CA, August 

2009.

 

  1. Complex Hernia Repair, Course Director, Covidien, Chicago, IL, July 2009.

 

  1. Instructor for Bariatric Skills Acquisition Center, ASMBS National Meeting, Grapevine, TX, June 2009.

 

  1. Advanced Minimally Invasive Techniques, Course co-director and live case teleconference, Cleveland 

Clinic, May 2009.

 

  1. Basic Laparoscopic Surgery Resident Course, SAGES, Cincinnati, OH, February 2009.

 

  1. Master’s Course in Complex Hernia Repair, Covidien, Norwalk, CT, September 2008.

 

  1. Advanced Laparoscopic Skills Course, Gore, Cleveland, OH, September 2008.

 

  1. Advanced Endoscopy for Surgeons, ASMBS National Meeting, Washington, DC, June 2008.

 

  1. Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Foregut and Bariatric Resident and Fellow Course, SAGES, 

Cincinnati, OH, April 2008.

 

  1. Citywide Resident Laparoscopic Skills Courses in Foregut, Bariatrics, Hernia, and Intestinal Surgery

Cleveland, OH, 2007 to 2010.

 

Invited Presentations

 

  1. Development of a North American-styled academic Department of Surgery in the Middle East.

Updates on Per Oral Esophageal Myotomy (POEM) for achalasia.

Novel treatments for gastroparesis: From stimulators to POP.

Endoscopic management of bariatric surgery complications.

Operating through the endoscope: The new minimally invasive surgical revolution.

14th Asia-Pacific Congress of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 

November 2019.

 

  1. Operating through the endoscope: The new minimally invasive surgical revolution.

Update on outcomes of metabolic surgery and future directions.

Anti-reflux and Metabolic Surgery Conference, Zoom Call, Hangzhou, China, November 2019.

 

  1. Update in endoscopic management in obesity.

Emirates International Gastroenterology & Hepatology Conference, Dubai, UAE, November 2019.

 

  1. One step closer to the knife! A surgeon’s perspective on obesity.

5th IVPN Pharmacy Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 2019.

 

  1. Pathway to training in bariatric endoscopy: The BE-SAFE curriculum.

Obesity Week, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2019.

 

  1. Bariatric and metabolic surgery program set-up.

Medical management of patients after bariatric surgery: Guidelines and practices.

Metabolic surgery.

Long-term follow-up: Roux en-Y gastric bypass vs sleeve gastrectomy vs one-anastomosis gastric bypass.

Bariatric Surgery Masterclass, MIC Medtronic Training Center, Istanbul, Turkey, October 2019.

 

  1. Metabolic surgery and robotics: The story of the 1st fully robotic revisional surgery in the GCC.

39th Gulf Information Technology Exhibition, World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE, October 2019.

 

  1. Update on Outcomes of Metabolic Surgery and Future Directions.

14th Annual Obesity Summit: Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease Summit, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, 

OH, September 2019.

 

  1. How to interview.

2nd Annual Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellows Course: Optimizing Patient Care through Career 

Development, Cleveland, OH, September 2019.

 

  1. Robotics in foregut surgery: State of the art.

Frontiers in General Surgery Conference, Dubai, UAE, September 2019.

 

  1. Surgical endoscopy: The new minimally invasive surgery revolution.

New therapies for gastroparesis: POP and gastric stimulation.

American College of Surgeons, 1st UAE Chapter Meeting, Dubai, UAE, September 2019.

 

  1. Emerging metabolic surgical procedures.

Chair, The future of metabolic and bariatric surgery.

Moderator, IFSO-MENA session.

24th World Congress, International Federation for Surgery for Obesity, Madrid, Spain, September 2019.

 

  1. Endoscopic options for weight regain after previous bariatric surgery.

International Congress on Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome & Asia-Oceanic Conference on Obesity, Korean 

Society for the Study of Obesity, Seoul, Korea, August 2019.

 

  1. Roux en-Y gastric bypass is preferred to one-anastomosis gastric bypass.

Emirates Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Yas Island, UAE, June 2019.

 

  1. New guidelines for bariatric-metabolic surgery: International perspective.

Endoscopic approaches for treatment of metabolic disease.

2nd Annual Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease Summit (DOCS), Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 2019.

 

  1. Invention and development in a clinical surgical practice.

Abdominal wall reconstruction.

Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia.

3rd Annual International Digestive Disease Symposium, Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 2019.

 

  1. Next frontier in laparoscopic surgery: Magnetic-robotic surgery (magneto-robotics), initial in-human results.

Submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection (STER) and per oral pyloromyotomy (POP): An update.

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD, April 2019.

 

  1. Comprehensive endoluminal treatments after leak.

2nd International Songklanagarind Obesity & Metabolic Surgery and Endoscopy Meeting, Prince of Songkla 

University, Songkla, Thailand, March 2019.

 

  1. Innovations in surgery: Magnetic surgery.

International Congress of Metabolic Surgery, Vina Del Mar, Chile, March 2019.

 

  1. Laparoscopic 1st approach to treatment of choledocholithiasis.

Endoscopic management of bariatric surgery complications.

Advances in luminal endoscopy: POEM and POP

Gastric bypass leak: Endoscopic management.

Arab Health, Dubai, UAE, January 2019.

 

  1. Will sleeve gastrectomy justify its first position in bariatric surgery?

17th National Conference on Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSICON), Kolkata, India, 

January 2019.

 

  1. Results and outcomes: Sleeve gastrectomy and Roux en-Y gastric bypass.

Metabolic surgery.

Bariatric surgery set-up and planning.

Medical management of patients after bariatric surgery: Guidelines and practices.

Bariatric Surgery Masterclass, MIC, Istanbul, Turkey, January 2019.

 

  1. Endoscopic surveillance of sleeve gastrectomy patients should be the new standard.

28th International Bariatric Club Symposium, Dubai Festival City, UAE, December 2018.

 

  1. Endoscopic management of bariatric surgery complications.

1st International Conference of Pakistan Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Karachi, Pakistan, 

December 2018.

 

  1. Medical errors: Bariatric surgery case studies.

Safe Surgery Conference, Kuwait Association of Surgeons, Kuwait Chapter of the American College of 

Surgeons, Kuwait City, November 2018.

 

  1. Endoscopic management of sleeve stenosis.

Obesity Week, Nashville, TN, November 2018.

 

  1. How to interview.

Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Fellows Career Development Symposium, Cleveland, OH, November 2018.

 

  1. Surgical endoscopy: The next minimally invasive surgery revolution.

Endoscopic management of bariatric surgery complications.

14th Annual Congress of the Egyptian Society for Bariatric Surgery, Cairo, Egypt, November 2018.

 

  1. Conflicts of interest in bariatric surgery: The difficulty of the one procedure metabolic surgeon.

26th IBC Symposium, International Bariatric Club, Cairo, Egypt, November 2018.

 

  1. Endoluminal treatment of sleeve gastrectomy stenosis.

Sleeve gastrectomy is the metabolic procedure of choice.

Intra-operative management of transected oro-gastric tube during gastric bypass.

23rd World Congress, International Federation for Surgery for Obesity, Dubai, UAE, September 2018.

 

  1. How to leverage experience in obesity care in the Middle East.

Meet the Experts, Ethicon, 3rd World Congress, International Federation for Surgery for Obesity, Dubai, UAE, 

September 2018.

 

  1. Surgical endoscopy: The next minimally invasive surgical revolution.

Endoscopic management of bariatric surgery complications.

Is there still a role for surgery in the management of GERD?

How I do it: Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair.

3rd Jordanian Surgical Clinical Congress, Amman, Jordan, September 2018.

 

  1. State of the art: Endoscopy in bariatric and metabolic surgery.

Gastric-POEM for gastroparesis.

Annual Postgraduate Course on Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 

July 2018.

 

  1. Bariatric surgery: Short term fix or long term remission?

Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore Meeting, Singapore, July 2018.

 

  1. Biomedical innovation: Development of new technologies in academic medicine.

Scholar’s Circle, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 2018.

 

  1. Surgical endoscopy: The next minimally invasive surgery revolution.

Grand Rounds, Kuwait University, Health Science Center, Kuwait Association of Surgeons, Kuwait Chapter 

American College of Surgeons, Kuwait City, Kuwait, May 2018.

 

  1. Robotic cholecystectomy: Masters robotic panel.

Per-Oral Pyloromyotomy (POP/G-POEM)- How I do it.

What’s next? New techniques and technologies in bariatric surgery. Co-chair.

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery, Seattle, WA, March 2018.

 

  1. Non-surgical endoscopic treatments for obesity.

World Obesity Federation, Gulf Obesity Summit and Regional Congress, Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 2018.

 

  1. Device-based therapies for treatment of metabolic diseases.

Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular diseases Summit (DOCS), 1st Annual, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu 

Dhabi, UAE, March 2018.

 

  1. Long term effects of bariatric surgery on obesity and weight-related diseases.

International Symposium on Obesity, 365MC Medical Center, Daejeon, Korea, March 2018.

 

  1. Technical considerations in per oral pyloromyotomy (POP).

Endoscopic Intramural Surgery: Insights & Tricks of the Trade, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, March 

2018.

 

  1. Motility misery: Bariatric surgery and foregut dysmotility.

18th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, February 2018.

 

  1. New interventions for gastroparesis.

Device-based therapies for obesity.

Moderator: GERD is a contra-indication to laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Moderator: Bariatric surgery: The good, the bad, and the complicated.

Arab Health Congress, Dubai, UAE, January 2018.

 

  1. POEM for achalasia.

When medical management fails: Emerging interventions for gastroparesis.

Endoscopic treatments: Primary and revisional bariatric endoscopy.

Endoscopic management of bariatric surgery complications. 

The new minimally invasive surgical revolution: Operating through the endoscope.

Moderator: The Great Debates: GERD: The pill, the knife, or something else?

2nd International Digestive Disease Symposium, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 

2017.

 

  1. Disruptive health technology panel.

Abu Dhabi Childhood Obesity Forum, Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 2017.

 

  1. Robotic Esophageal Surgery: How I do it.

International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery & Emirates Working Group for Cardiac 

Surgery Winter Workshop, Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 2017.

 

  1. Revisional Endoluminal Procedures: Techniques and Outcomes.

Endoscopic Management of Bariatric Surgery Complications.

Weight Regain after Roux en-Y Gastric Bypass.

5th Annual Gulf Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society Conference, Dubai, UAE, December 2017.

 

  1. Laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair.

Per Oral Pyloromyotomy.

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Upper GI Tract, IRCAD Asia, Taiwan, November 2017.

 

  1. Evolving therapies for gastroparesis.

Advanced Medicine Congress, Imperial College of London Diabetes Center & Royal College of Physicians, 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 2017.

 

  1. The Main Event: Stent management for sleeve leak.

Endoscopic management of sleeve complications: Early.

Revision of gastric bypass for weight regain.

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 2017.

 

  1. Operating through the endoscope: The new minimally invasive surgery revolution.

Grand Rounds, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 2017. 

 

  1. A surgeon’s perspective: Prevalence of obesity in the region and the role of bariatric surgery in 

treatment.

The USA Healthcare Symposium & Showcase on Nutrition, Obesity, and Diabetes, Mohammed bin 

Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab 

Emirates, October 2017. 

 

  1. Endoluminal bariatrics: Complications, primary, and revisional procedures.

Early and late complications after sleeve gastrectomy.

Fellowship of the International Bariatric Club, Philippine Center for Advanced Surgery, Manila, 

Philippines, October 2017. 

 

  1. New endoluminal therapies for treatment of bariatric surgical complications.

Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand 42nd Annual Congress, Pattaya, Thailand, July 2017.

 

  1. Abdominal wall reconstruction.

11th Hybrid Hernia Workshop in Soft Cadaver, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2017.

 

  1. The future of treating metabolic disease.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Inter-Hospital Conference, Siriroj International Hospital, Phuket, 

Thailand, July 2017.

 

  1. Diversion of leaks after sleeve gastrectomy.

Use of endoscopic vacuum-assisted closure and internal drainage for complex dehiscence after 

bariatric surgery.

Endolumenal approaches to outlet and pouch revision.

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 2017.

 

  1. Bariatric surgery: What is the future?

Bariatric surgery: Short term fix or long term resolution?

Sleeve gastrectomy to Roux en-Y gastric bypass

Masterclass: Endoscopic management of bariatric surgery complications

Masterclass: Endoscopic management of weight regain after bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery in a patient with fundoplication

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Annual Scientific Congress, Adelaide, Australia, May 2017.

 

  1. Gastroparesis: Emerging interventional therapies.

Imperial College of London Diabetes Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 2017.

 

  1. Balloon dilation and needle-knife stricturoplasty.

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery, Houston, TX, March 2017.

 

  1. To stent or not to stent: A review of evidence based therapies.

Endoscopic management of bariatric surgery complications.

17th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, February 2017.

 

  1. Pre-operative and intra-operative endoscopic evaluation in bariatric surgery.

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Week, New Orleans, LA, November 

2016.

 

  1. Revisional bariatric procedures- Anastomotic reduction, pouch reduction.

American College of Surgeons, Clinical Congress, Washington, DC, October 2016.

 

  1. Laparoscopic Roux en-Y gastric bypass: Live case.

Obesity Summit, Cleveland Clinic, 10th Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, October 2015.

 

  1. Meet the expert debate: Sleeve gastrectomy leaks: Endoscopic stenting versus reoperation

Novel therapies for bariatric surgery leaks.

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Weekend, Las Vegas, NV, June 2016.

 

  1. Hiatal hernia treatment in sleeve gastrectomy.

4th International Forum of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Nanjing, China, May 2016.

 

  1. Endoluminal therapies in bariatric surgery.

Clinical Immersion in Bariatric Surgery, AIS, Clinic Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, 

Barcelona, Spain, April 2016.

 

  1. Evidence of endoluminal therapy as the primary approach to obesity management.

Endoscopic treatment of bariatric surgery complications.

Endoscopic revision for weight regain, Co-chair, AIS, Clinic Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, 

Barcelona, Spain, April 2016.

 

  1. The skinny on new weight loss techniques.

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery, Boston, MA, March 2016.

 

  1. Operating through the endoscope: The new minimally invasive surgery revolution.

Grand Rounds, George Washington University Department of Surgery, Washington, DC, March 

2016.

 

  1. Management of acute versus chronic sleeve leaks.

Primary endoluminal bariatric procedures

16th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, February 2016.

 

  1. Update on endoluminal bariatric procedures.

Digestive Disease Institute Endoscopy Nursing Rounds, Cleveland Clinic, January 2016.

 

  1. Evolving minimally invasive therapies for achalasia: Laparoscopic Heller myotomy and POEM.

Minimally invasive surgery and endoluminal procedures for gastro-esophageal reflux disease.

Moderator: Advances in Endoscopic Ultrasonography, Update on ERCP

Digestive Disease Symposium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 2016.

 

  1. Revisional surgery and the role of endoscopy.

Great debates: Managing reflux in the bariatric patient.

Obesity Week, Los Angeles, CA, November 2015.

 

  1. Endoscopic evaluation and treatment: Complication management and new techniques in bariatrics.

International Symposium: Prevention and Management of Complications in Bariatric Surgery, 

Cleveland, OH, November 2015.

 

  1. Secondary bariatric procedures- Anastomotic reduction, pouch reduction.

American College of Surgeons, Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL, October 2015.

 

  1. New weight loss devices: Internal stents and endoluminal suturing.

Laparoscopic Roux en-Y gastric bypass: Live case.

Obesity Summit, Cleveland Clinic, 10th Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, October 2015.

 

  1. Primary and Revisional Bariatric Procedures.

Michigan Bariatric Society, 8th Annual Meeting, Traverse City, MI, August 2015.

 

  1. Latest evidence: Management of T2DM with bariatric surgery.

Bariatric Surgery Update, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 2015.

 

  1. Advances in endoscopic management of obesity.

Endoscopic management of leaks.

Endoscopic management of strictures.

Endoscopic management of dilated stoma.

Annual Scientific Meeting of the Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore, Singapore, July 2015.

 

  1. Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM): When, where, why, and why not?

Innovations in Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, April 2015.

 

  1. Update on bariatric surgery.

Laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair.

Michigan State University, Howell, MI, April 2015.

 

  1. Strategies to improve outcomes and minimize complications in hernia repair.

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Nashville, TN, April 2015.

 

  1. Motility issues: Current approaches.

Esophageal Disorders: An Update, Cleveland, OH, April 2015.

 

  1. Brief communication: Update on the role of robotics in hernia repair surgery.

2nd Australian National Hernia Meeting, Adelaide, Australia, March 2015.

 

  1. Emerging technology update: New devices (Endoluminal and Suturing).

15th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, February 2015.

 

  1. Component separation and advanced AWR techniques.

Cook Vista Course, San Diego, CA, February 2014.

 

  1. Tips and tricks in laparoscopic surgery- moderator.

Abdominal wall and diaphragmatic hernias- moderator.

14th Annual Surgery of the Foregut Symposium, Coral Gables, FL, February 2015.

 

  1. Tips and techniques for revisional bariatric surgery: Use of near infrared imaging for organ perfusion.

iSPIES Summit, Miami, FL, February 2015.

 

  1. Evidence in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Summit: Meet the Experts, Chula Surgical Training Center, 

Bangkok, Thailand, February 2015.

 

  1. Treatment for achalasia: Laparoscopic Heller myotomy vs Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM).

Complex abdominal wall reconstruction techniques.

Role of endoluminal therapy in metabolic surgery.

Surgeons and flexible endoscopy: How, why, and what’s next?

POEM: How I do it.

14th Middle East Surgery Conference, Arab Health Congress, Dubai, UAE, January 2015.

 

  1. Endoscopic evaluation and treatment of bariatric surgery complications.

International Symposium: Prevention and Management of Complications in Bariatric Surgery, 

Cleveland, OH, October 2014.

 

  1. Live Case- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Obesity Summit, Cleveland, OH, September 2014.

 

  1. Endoscopic management of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Digestive Disease Interventions, Cleveland, OH, September 2014.

 

  1. Use of near infrared imaging during revisional laparoscopic surgery.

iSPIES Summit for Perfusion Imaging & Excellence in Surgery, Las Vegas, NV, September 2014.

 

  1. The role of endoluminal therapy in metabolic surgery.

5th International Congress of Advances in Surgery, Barcelona, Spain, July 2014.

 

  1. Management of acute leaks after sleeve gastrectomy.

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Miami, FL, June 2014.

 

  1. Bariatric surgery in the United States: Minimally and non-invasive therapies.

2014 International Obesity Symposium, Seoul and Busan, Korea, June 2014.

 

  1. State of the art: Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for achalasia.

Endoluminal treatments for GERD: Results.

Endoscopy and general surgery: Establishing limits.

Management of fistula in the baritric surgery patient.

International Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Mexican Association of Endoscopic Surgery, 

Veracruz, Mexico, April 2014.

 

  1. Problems of GERD surgery: Recurrences and complications.

Management of Barrett’s esophagus with dysplasia.

Morbid obesity and metabolic syndrome: A surgeon’s perspective.

19th National Surgical Congress, Turkish Surgical Association, Antalya, Turkey, April 2014.

 

  1. Complex abdominal wall reconstruction techniques.

Education Rounds, Queen Elizabeth 2nd Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, March 2014.

 

  1. Gastric bypass is the optimal therapy for Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Singapore Obesity Surgery Society Meeting, Singapore, March 2014.

 

  1. Does bariatric surgery cure Type 2 diabetes?

East Meets West Forum on Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Affiliated Shengjing Hospital of China 

University of Medical Sciences, Xi’an, China, March 2014.

 

  1. Advances in laparoscopic surgery: Outcomes and update of US experience.

Gastric Cancer workshop, First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 

China, March 2014.

 

  1. Laparoscopic surgery for gastric cancer in the US.

Advances in Gastric Cancer Surgery, Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, 

China, March 2014.

 

  1. Endoscopic options for weight regain: Current options and future directions.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, March 2014.

 

  1. Component separation and advanced abdominal wall reconstruction.

Cook Vista Course, San Diego, CA, March 2014.

 

  1. Bariatric Surgery: Outcomes and complications.

Resident Education Rounds, Southpointe Hospital, Cleveland, OH, February 2014.

 

  1. Advances in minimally invasive foregut surgery.

Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Abdominal Surgery Symposium, Cleveland, OH, November 

2013.

 

  1. Clinical application and outcomes of advanced implants in general surgery: Lessons learned.

International Elastomer Conference, Cleveland, OH, October 2013.

 

  1. Update in management of median arcuate ligament syndrome.

Bariatric surgery: From start to finish.

Digestive Disease Institute Nursing Forum, Cleveland, OH, October 2013.

 

  1. Endoscopic management of foregut surgery complications.

Endoscopic options to managing weight regain.

Tips and tricks in bariatric surgery.

Canadian Surgery Forum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 2013.

 

  1. Surgical management of gastroparesis.

International Workshop: Gastrointestinal Motility and IBS, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 

July 2013.

 

  1. Endoscopic management of bariatric surgery complications. 

Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS), Las Vegas, NV, March 2013.

 

  1. Bariatric surgery- New procedures and outcomes.

Grand Rounds, Summa Western Reserve Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, November 2012.

 

  1. Advances in surgical endoscopy.

Innovations in Laparoscopic and Robotic Abdominal Surgery, Cleveland, OH, November 2012.

 

  1. Live Case Moderator- Laparoscopic Roux en-Y gastric bypass, gastric plication.

Obesity Summit, Cleveland, OH, October 2012.

 

  1. Surgical management for gastroparesis.

Digestive Disease Institute Nursing Symposium, Cleveland, OH, October 2012.

 

  1. Scientific Session Moderator.

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Boston, MA, September 2012.

 

  1. Complications and outcomes of laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery (LESS).

How I do it: Robotic single-site cholecystectomy.

Live case- Robotic single-site cholecystectomy.

Advanced Robotics and Single-Site Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, August 2012.

  1. Surgeons and flexible endoscopy: How, why, and what’s next?

Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS, August 2012.

  1. Endoscopy in bariatric surgery.

Gastroenterology Education Conference, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, March 2012.

  1. Endoscopic stent management of leaks and strictures after bariatric surgery. 

Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS), Salt Lake City, UT, February 2012.

 

  1. Complex abdominal wall reconstruction, Resident education rounds.

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, January 2012.

 

  1. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, live case.

6th Annual Obesity Summit, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, October 2011.

 

  1. Minimally invasive surgery for gastro-esophageal reflux disease and paraesophageal hernia.

Update and innovations in laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

Michigan State University Advanced General Surgery Update, East Lansing, MI, September 2011.

 

  1. Advances in minimally invasive therapies for gastro-esophageal reflux disease. 

Turkish Congress of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery, Antalya, Turkey, September 2011.

 

  1. Single port gastric band.

Single port robotic VeSPA cholecystectomy.

Robotic single-port cholecystectomy: The Cleveland Clinic experience 

Advances in Single-Port Surgery: New Laparoscopic and Robotic Approaches, Cleveland Clinic, 

Cleveland, OH, June 2011.

 

  1. Robotic surgery: What’s new and what’s next.

Single incision laparoscopic robotic surgery.

Robotic surgery for general surgery residents.

Early complications after gastric bypass surgery.

New technologies for treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease: Endoluminal therapies and single 

port laparoscopy

Single port laparoscopic cholecystectomy, NOTES, and bile duct injury.

International Congress for Endoscopic Surgery, Los Cabos, Mexico, May 2011.

 

  1. Weight regain after bariatric surgery and future therapies. 

Bariatric and Metabolic Conference, Essentia Health, Duluth, MN, March 2011.

 

  1. Management of chronic fistulas after bariatric surgery. 

Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS), Salt Lake City, UT, February 2011.

 

  1. Surgical management of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. 

Ohio University College of Medicine RPAC Program, Cleveland, OH, February 2011.

 

  1. Meet the experts: Bariatric surgery. 

Cleveland Clinic Obesity Summit: Science and Practice of Obesity Management, Cleveland, OH, 

November2010.

 

  1. Laparoscopic single incision adjustable gastric banding: Live surgery. 

Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit, Cleveland, OH, November2010.

 

  1. Novel surgical approaches to cholecystectomy.

Endoscopy quiz moderator.

2nd Annual Update on Gastrointestinal Diseases, Cleveland Clinic, OH, October 2010.

 

  1. Single incision laparoscopic robotic surgery: Current status.

Single incision cholecystectomy, appendectomy, and bariatric surgery: Cleveland Clinic experience.

Clinical Congress for Endoscopic Surgery, Cali, Colombia, May 2010.

 

  1. Laparoscopic single incision trans-umbilical cholecystectomy: Live surgery. 

2nd Annual Single Port, Robotics, NOTES Surgery Symposium, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, May 

2010.

 

  1. Evolution of biologic platforms in general surgery: Examination of technique and product. 

Biologic Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine, 6th Symposium, Napa, CA, April 2010.

 

  1. Current status of robotics in single site surgery.

Single incision cholecystectomy: Current status.

Single incision bariatric surgery.

GBMC 1st Annual Single Port Symposium and Hands-on Lab, Baltimore, MD, April 2010

 

  1. Banding the bypass, bypassing the band. 

Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS), San Diego, CA, March 2010.

 

  1. Biomaterials used in para-esophageal hernia repair: To reinforce or not reinforce? 

Innovations in Advanced General Surgery Surgical Symposium, Cleveland Clinic, OH, February 

2010.

 

  1. Separation of components for complex incisional hernia repair: Open or endoscopic? 

Advanced Techniques in Hernia Repair, Las Vegas, NV, February 2010.

 

  1. Laparoscopic Single Incision Cholecystectomy: State of the Art. 

1st Annual Update on Gastrointestinal Diseases, Cleveland Clinic, OH, November 2009.

 

  1. Laparoscopic Single Incision Surgery. 

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery Course, CSTAR, University Hospital, London, Ontario, 

October 2009.

 

  1. Laparoscopic bariatric surgery: Current status and future applications. 

1st Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Baku, Azerbaijan, July 2009.

 

  1. ERCP and gastric remnant access in post-bariatric surgery patients.

Endoscopy in the diagnosis and management of failures of bariatric surgery.

Endoscopic procedures in the management of bariatric surgery complications.

Clinical Congress for Obesity Surgery, Cancun, Mexico, July 2009.

 

  1. Complex abdominal wall reconstruction

Saint Joseph’s Hospital Grand Rounds, Denver, CO, June 2009. 

 

  1. N.O.T.E.S, Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery: How and Why.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Congress, Girne, Cyprus, May 2009. 

 

  1. Complex abdominal wall reconstruction with biologic reconstruction.

Rochester General Hospital Clinical Rounds, Rochester, NY, April 2009. 

 

  1. Current therapies for morbid obesity: Bariatric surgery for adolescents

Children’s Hospital of Cleveland Clinic Grand Rounds, Cleveland, OH February 2009. 

 

  1. Complex abdominal wall reconstruction with component separation. 

Covidien Invited Presentation, Johnson City, TN, February 2009.

  1. A surgeon’s perspective: Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair

Davol Invited Presentation, Fort Myers, FL, January 2009.

 

  1. Bariatric and metabolic surgery, Techniques and patient care

PACU Nursing Grand Rounds, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, October 2008. 

 

Educational and Research Grant Support

 

Mohammed Bin Rashid University- Almahmeed Collaborative Research Award 

Principal Investigator

The incidence, severity, and effect of weight loss on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in a United 

Arab Emirates based population

Funded 2019 145,000AED

 

Cleveland Clinic Innovations Grant

Principal Investigator

Novel endoscopic stapling device for closure of GI tract defects

Funded 2016 $37,500

 

Pacira Biosciences Research Grant

Principal Investigator

Efficacy of EXPAREL in post-operative pain after Roux en-Y gastric bypass using EEA stapler technique

Funded 2016 $60,000

 

Cook Medical Research Grant

Principal Investigator

First clinical use of hybrid biologic and synthetic hernia prosthesis

Funded 2013 $100,000

 

Covidien Education Grant

Principal Recipient

Training program and lab work for advanced laparoscopic post-graduate training

Funded 2013 $35,000

 

Cleveland Clinic Research Programs Committee (RPC) Research Grant

Principal Investigator

Esophago-gastric physiology before and after sleeve gastrectomy

Funded 2013 $12,500

 

Digestive Disease Institute Research Grant

Principal Investigator

Esophago-gastric physiology before and after sleeve gastrectomy

Funded 2013 $12,500

 

Intuitive Surgical Research Grant

Principal Investigator

Device development and first human cases of Single Site robotic surgery

Funded 2011 $18,500

 

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Flexible Surgical Endoscopy Fellowship Trainees

Fellow Name Year Post-fellowship faculty position

 

Amy Cha, MD 2008 University of Pennsylvania

Nabil Tariq, MD 2009 Cornell University, Methodist Hospital, 

Houston, TX

Au Bui, MD 2010 HPB fellowship, Cleveland Clinic

University of Southern California

Kevin El-Hayek, MD 2011 HPB fellowship, Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Rahim Alawashez, MD 2012 Private Practice, Nova Scotia, Canada

John Rodriguez, MD 2013 Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Ricardo Young, MD 2014 United States Army, Fort Hood, TX

James Villamere, MD 2015 Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Matthew Allemang, MD 2016 Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

 

Device Development 

Novel endoscopic stapling device

United States provisional patent, 2016

 

Novel instrument for single incision, laparoscopic surgery.

Submitted, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, 2014.

 

Novel laparoscopic sponge dispensing device.

Submitted, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, 2008.  

2008 Innovator Award.

 

Professional Societies

Fellow, American College of Surgeons 

 

Central Surgical Association

 

Association of Surgical Educators

Midwest Surgical Association

 

Society for American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons 

 

Fellow, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 

 

Fellow, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopists

 

Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Turkish-Azerbaijani Endoscopic Surgical Association

 

Operations Introduced to Cleveland Clinic

  1. Robotic gastric electrical stimulator, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) (First case in GCC)
  2. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD)
  3. Per-oral endoscopic pyloromyotomy (POP) for gastroparesis, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD)
  4. Per-oral stenotic sleeve myotomy (POSSM) (First human case in the world)
  5. Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) 
  6. Per-oral endoscopic pyloromyotomy (POP) for gastroparesis
  7. Percuvance mini-laparoscopic percutaneous surgical platform (First human cases in the world)
  8. Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia
  9. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric cancer
  10. Full-thickness endoscopic excision of gastric tumors
  11. Robotic-assisted, combined laparoscopic-endoscopic gastric tumor resection
  12. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic median arcuate ligament release
  13. Single incision, robotic-assisted cholecystectomy (First human cases in the world)
  14. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  15. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
  16. Single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  17. Single incision laparoscopic appendectomy
  18. Single incision laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  19. Single incision laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node excision
  20. Laparoscopic median arcuate ligament release
  21. Endoscopic component separation, myofascial advancement flap