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Piero Fisichella, MD, MBA, FACS

TitleAdjunct Associate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentSurgery
DivisionGeneral Surgery
AddressBoston VA Medical Center - 1400 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury MA 02132
Phone(857) 203-6205
Other Positions
InstitutionVA Boston Healthcare System

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
P. Marco Fisichella was raised in Catania, Italy. After graduating from the University of Catania School of Medicine in 1994, he started a General Surgery Residency in Catania and he graduated in 2000. In 1999 he visited the Center for the Study of Gastrointestinal Motility and Secretion at the University of California San Francisco where he subsequently spent 2 years after completing his general surgery training in Italy. In 2000, he started a General Surgery Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After completion of his residency in 2007, he started a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatrics at the University of California San Francisco. In 2008 he joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery of Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine as Assistant Professor and the Director of the Swallowing Center. In 2013 he raised to the rank of Associate Professor. In 2014, he was named Associate Chief of Surgery at the Boston VA Healthcare System, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Fisichella’s main areas of interest and research involve the application of minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of benign esophageal diseases and the pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease and other benign esophageal disorders. He has authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as numerous book chapters, videos and abstracts. He is the co-editor of two books: “The surgical treatment of benign esophageal disorders: the Chicago approach” and “Esophageal diseases: pathophysiology to treatment”. He has delivered over 100 research presentations in national and international meetings. He is in Associate Editor of BMC Gastroenterology and in the Editorial Board of 5 peer-reviewed journals in surgery and gastroenterology, including the American Journal of Surgery and the Journal of Surgical Research. He has been Guest Editor for several peer-reviewed journals including Digestive and Liver Diseases and Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques. He also serves as peer reviewer for 11 journals on surgery and gastroenterology, including Annals of Surgery and JAMA. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including Best Paper by New Member, Central Surgical Association, and Dean’s Office Clinical Scholar Award, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine.

He is member of numerous scientific organizations including the American College of Surgeons, the Society of University Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the International Surgical Society. He directed a $4.5M Simulation Center at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and the Surgical Subspecialty Clinics at Hines Jr. VA Medical Center with a combined annual volume of 85,000 clinic visits. Dr. Fisichella also holds a Master in Business and Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

 Publications
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  1. D'Andrea MS, Fisichella PM. Improvement of Postoperative Pain Control Processes and Outcomes in Veterans of a Surgical Intensive Care Unit. World J Surg. 2017 Feb; 41(2):419-422. PMID: 27704172.
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  2. Swain JD, Sharma G, Rumma RT, Fisichella PM, Whang E. A Century of Surgical Innovation at a Boston Hospital. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2017 Jan 09. PMID: 28068187.
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  3. Sidhwa F, Moore A, Alligood E, Fisichella PM. Diagnosis and Treatment of the Extraesophageal Manifestations of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Ann Surg. 2017 Jan; 265(1):63-67. PMID: 27455157.
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  4. Wiesel O, Whang B, Cohen D, Fisichella PM. Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy for Adenocarcinomas of the Gastroesophageal Junction and Distal Esophagus: Notes on Technique. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Nov 18. PMID: 27858584.
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  5. Andolfi C, Wiesel O, Fisichella PM. Surgical Treatment of Epiphrenic Diverticulum: Technique and Controversies. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Nov; 26(11):905-910. PMID: 27631419.
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  6. Orthopoulos G, Oriel BS, Siegert CJ, Lebenthal A, Gooey J, Fisichella PM. Results of a Tailored Approach to Zenker's Diverticulum: A Single VA Experience. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Oct; 26(10):806-807. PMID: 27611880.
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  7. Andolfi C, Fisichella PM. Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Dor Fundoplication for Esophageal Achalasia: Technique and Perioperative Management. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Nov; 26(11):916-920. PMID: 27606723.
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  8. Andolfi C, Jalilvand A, Plana A, Fisichella PM. Surgical Treatment of Paraesophageal Hernias: A Review. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Oct; 26(10):778-783. PMID: 27398823.
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  9. Sridhar P, Fisichella PM. Bowel Ischemia and Portal Venous Gas: What to Do? J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Sep; 26(9):713-4. PMID: 27244100.
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  10. Patti MG, Vela MF, Odell DD, Richter JE, Fisichella PM, Vaezi MF. The Intersection of GERD, Aspiration, and Lung Transplantation. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Jul; 26(7):501-5. PMID: 27218671.
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  11. Fisichella PM. The New Era of Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Apr; 26(4):239. PMID: 27096815.
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  12. Atkinson C, Singh S, Fisichella PM. Volumetric laser endomicroscopy in the detection of neoplastic lesions of the esophagus. Dig Liver Dis. 2016 Jun; 48(6):692. PMID: 26976783.
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  13. Wiesel O, Jaklitsch MT, Fisichella PM. Three-dimensional printing models in surgery. Surgery. 2016 Sep; 160(3):815-7. PMID: 26892728.
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  14. Lo WK, Goldberg HJ, Wee J, Fisichella PM, Chan WW. Both Pre-Transplant and Early Post-Transplant Antireflux Surgery Prevent Development of Early Allograft Injury After Lung Transplantation. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 Jan; 20(1):111-8; discussion 118. PMID: 26493975.
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  15. Fisichella PM. Treating Hoarseness With Proton Pump Inhibitors--Reply. JAMA. 2015 Sep 22-29; 314(12):1295-6. PMID: 26393858.
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  16. Fisichella PM, Ferreres A, Patti MG. Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy for Achalasia. JAMA Surg. 2015 Aug; 150(8):806-7. PMID: 26083962.
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  17. Fisichella PM, Jalilvand A, Lebenthal A. Diagnostic evaluation of achalasia: from the whalebone to the Chicago classification. World J Surg. 2015 Jul; 39(7):1593-7. PMID: 25575460.
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  18. Fisichella PM, Jalilvand A, Dobrowolsky A. Achalasia and epiphrenic diverticulum. World J Surg. 2015 Jul; 39(7):1614-9. PMID: 25609118.
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  19. Patti MG, Allaix ME, Fisichella PM. Analysis of the Causes of Failed Antireflux Surgery and the Principles of Treatment: A Review. JAMA Surg. 2015 Jun; 150(6):585-90. PMID: 25853420.
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  20. Fisichella PM. Indications and Limitations in the Management Algorithm of Patients With Esophageal Adenocarcinoma: Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography. JAMA Surg. 2015 Jun; 150(6):562. PMID: 25902411.
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  21. Fisichella PM, Ramirez M, Patti MG. An underappreciated cause of intermittent chest pain, asthma, and iron deficiency anaemia. Dig Liver Dis. 2015 Oct; 47(10):897. PMID: 26089035.
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  22. Fisichella PM. Hoarseness and laryngopharyngeal reflux. JAMA. 2015 May 12; 313(18):1853-4. PMID: 25965234.
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  23. Lebenthal A, Waterford SD, Fisichella PM. Treatment and controversies in paraesophageal hernia repair. Front Surg. 2015; 2:13. PMID: 25941675.
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  24. Jalilvand A, Sarker S, Fisichella PM. A rare case of mesh infection 3 years after a laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2015 Apr; 25(2):e69-71. PMID: 25187073.
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  25. Fisichella PM, Orthopoulos G, Holmstrom A, Patti MG. The surgical management of achalasia in the morbid obese patient. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Jun; 19(6):1139-43. PMID: 25759076.
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  26. Waterford SD, Williams M, Siegert CJ, Fisichella PM, Lebenthal A. Trauma education in a state of emergency: a curriculum-based analysis. J Surg Res. 2015 Aug; 197(2):236-9. PMID: 25937566.
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  27. Robles LY, Singh S, Fisichella PM. Emerging enhanced imaging technologies of the esophagus: spectroscopy, confocal laser endomicroscopy, and optical coherence tomography. J Surg Res. 2015 May 15; 195(2):502-14. PMID: 25819772.
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  28. Macht R, Sheldon HK, Fisichella PM. Giant Colonic Diverticulum: a Rare Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge of Diverticular Disease. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Aug; 19(8):1559-60. PMID: 25681218.
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  29. Fisichella PM, DeMeester SR, Hungness E, Perretta S, Soper NJ, Rosemurgy A, Torquati A, Sachdeva AK, Patti MG. Emerging Techniques in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Pros and Cons. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Jul; 19(7):1355-62. PMID: 25678255.
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  30. Kannabiran VR, Gooey J, Fisichella PM. A Tailored Approach to the Surgical Treatment of Zenker's Diverticula. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 May; 19(5):949-54. PMID: 25678256.
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  31. Allaix ME, Borraez Segura BA, Herbella FA, Fisichella PM, Patti MG. Is resection of an esophageal epiphrenic diverticulum always necessary in the setting of achalasia? World J Surg. 2015 Jan; 39(1):203-7. PMID: 25189454.
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  32. Dowli A, Mattar A, Mashimo H, Huang Q, Cohen D, Fisichella PM, Lebenthal A. A pedunculated giant esophageal liposarcoma: a case report and literature review. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Dec; 18(12):2208-13. PMID: 25190025.
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  33. Fisichella PM. The importance of evidence to validate clinical practice and its significance in making recommendations. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Oct; 18(10):1882. PMID: 25091836.
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  34. Fisichella PM, Patti MG. GERD procedures: when and what? J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Nov; 18(11):2047-53. PMID: 24981658.
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  35. Patti MG, Fisichella PM. Controversies in management of achalasia. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Sep; 18(9):1705-9. PMID: 24972973.
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  36. Fisichella PM, Patti MG. From Heller to POEM (1914-2014): a 100-year history of surgery for Achalasia. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Oct; 18(10):1870-5. PMID: 24878993.
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  37. Jalilvand A, Fisichella PM. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome. Dig Liver Dis. 2014 Sep; 46(9):859. PMID: 24791667.
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  38. Fisichella PM. The puzzling argument of antireflux surgery in obese patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: can the excellent perioperative safety of antireflux surgery make up for better comprehensive long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery? Am J Surg. 2014 Aug; 208(2):169-70. PMID: 24881022.
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  39. Fisichella PM, Reder NP, Gagermeier J, Kovacs EJ. Usefulness of pH monitoring in predicting the survival status of patients with scleroderma awaiting lung transplantation. J Surg Res. 2014 Jun 15; 189(2):232-7. PMID: 24726692.
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  40. McGaghie WC, Fisichella PM. The science of learning and medical education. Med Educ. 2014 Feb; 48(2):106-8. PMID: 24528390.
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  41. Reder NP, Davis CS, Kovacs EJ, Fisichella PM. The diagnostic value of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms and detection of pepsin and bile acids in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and exhaled breath condensate for identifying lung transplantation patients with GERD-induced aspiration. Surg Endosc. 2014 Jun; 28(6):1794-800. PMID: 24414458.
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  42. Fisichella PM. A biopsy that sticks with evidence. JAMA Surg. 2013 Nov; 148(11):1030. PMID: 24048513.
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  43. Fisichella PM, Wong YM, Pappas SG, Abood GJ. Laparoscopic splenectomy: perioperative management, surgical technique, and results. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Feb; 18(2):404-10. PMID: 24114681.
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  44. Fisichella PM, Jalilvand A. The role of impaired esophageal and gastric motility in end-stage lung diseases and after lung transplantation. J Surg Res. 2014 Jan; 186(1):201-6. PMID: 24139634.
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  45. Fisichella PM. A synopsis of techniques for paraesophageal hernia repair: different approaches to current controversies. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2013 Oct; 23(5):423-4. PMID: 24105278.
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  46. Allaix ME, Fisichella PM, Noth I, Herbella FA, Borraez Segura B, Patti MG. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and gastroesophageal reflux. Implications for treatment. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Jan; 18(1):100-4; discussion 104-5. PMID: 24002768.
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  47. Rajput MZ, Fisichella PM. An 81-year-old gentleman with symptomatic Bochdalek hernia. World J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Jul 27; 5(7):222-3. PMID: 23894690.
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  48. Dobrowolsky A, Fisichella PM. The management of esophageal achalasia: from diagnosis to surgical treatment. Updates Surg. 2014 Mar; 66(1):23-9. PMID: 23817763.
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  49. Davis CS, Mendez BM, Flint DV, Pelletiere K, Lowery E, Ramirez L, Love RB, Kovacs EJ, Fisichella PM. Pepsin concentrations are elevated in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis after lung transplantation. J Surg Res. 2013 Dec; 185(2):e101-8. PMID: 23845868.
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  50. Palladino-Davis AG, Mendez BM, Fisichella PM, Davis CS. Dietary habits and esophageal cancer. Dis Esophagus. 2015 Jan; 28(1):59-67. PMID: 23795778.
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  51. Kulkarni GV, Herbella FA, Fisichella PM. Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2013; 2013:760750. PMID: 23853605.
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  52. Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Lowery E, Ramirez L, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ. Aspiration, localized pulmonary inflammation, and predictors of early-onset bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jul; 217(1):90-100; discussion 100-1. PMID: 23628225.
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  53. Tabone LE, Conlon M, Fernando E, Yi S, Sarker S, Fisichella PM, Luchette FA. A practical cost-effective management strategy for gallstone pancreatitis. Am J Surg. 2013 Oct; 206(4):472-7. PMID: 23631907.
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  54. Allaix ME, Fisichella PM, Noth I, Mendez BM, Patti MG. The pulmonary side of reflux disease: from heartburn to lung fibrosis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Aug; 17(8):1526-35. PMID: 23615806.
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  55. Mendez BM, Davis CS, Weber C, Joehl RJ, Fisichella PM. Gastroesophageal reflux disease in lung transplant patients with cystic fibrosis. Am J Surg. 2012 Nov; 204(5):e21-6. PMID: 22921151.
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  56. Fisichella PM. A modern approach to the treatment of most common foregut diseases. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2012 Aug; 22(4):281-2. PMID: 22874674.
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  57. Weber CE, Davis CS, Kramer HJ, Gibbs JT, Robles L, Fisichella PM. Medium and long-term outcomes after pneumatic dilation or laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia: a meta-analysis. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2012 Aug; 22(4):289-96. PMID: 22874676.
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  58. Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Lowery E, Pittman M, Gagermeier J, Love RB, Kovacs EJ. Pulmonary immune changes early after laparoscopic antireflux surgery in lung transplant patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. J Surg Res. 2012 Oct; 177(2):e65-73. PMID: 22537841.
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  59. Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Shankaran V, Gagermeier J, Dilling D, Alex CG, Kovacs EJ, Joehl RJ, Love RB. The prevalence and extent of gastroesophageal reflux disease correlates to the type of lung transplantation. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2012 Feb; 22(1):46-51. PMID: 22318059.
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  60. Fisichella PM. Laparoscopic repair of epiphrenic diverticulum. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012; 24(3):223-8. PMID: 23200080.
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  61. Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Kovacs EJ. A review of the role of GERD-induced aspiration after lung transplantation. Surg Endosc. 2012 May; 26(5):1201-4. PMID: 22083335.
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  62. Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Lundberg PW, Lowery E, Burnham EL, Alex CG, Ramirez L, Pelletiere K, Love RB, Kuo PC, Kovacs EJ. The protective role of laparoscopic antireflux surgery against aspiration of pepsin after lung transplantation. Surgery. 2011 Oct; 150(4):598-606. PMID: 22000170.
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  63. Tabone LE, Sarker S, Fisichella PM, Conlon M, Fernando E, Yi S, Luchette FA. To 'gram or not'? Indications for intraoperative cholangiogram. Surgery. 2011 Oct; 150(4):810-9. PMID: 22000195.
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  64. Fisichella PM. Barrett esophagus after surgical treatment for achalasia. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2011 Aug; 21(4):299-300. PMID: 21857487.
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  65. Fisichella PM, Pittman M, Kuo PC. Laparoscopic treatment of epiphrenic diverticula: preoperative evaluation and surgical technique. How I do it. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Oct; 15(10):1866-71. PMID: 21786061.
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  66. Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Gagermeier J, Dilling D, Alex CG, Dorfmeister JA, Kovacs EJ, Love RB, Gamelli RL. Laparoscopic antireflux surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease after lung transplantation. J Surg Res. 2011 Oct; 170(2):e279-86. PMID: 21816422.
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  67. Fisichella PM, Carter SR, Robles LY. Presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of oesophageal motility disorders. Dig Liver Dis. 2012 Jan; 44(1):1-7. PMID: 21697019.
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  68. Weber C, Davis CS, Shankaran V, Fisichella PM. Hiatal hernias: a review of the pathophysiologic theories and implication for research. Surg Endosc. 2011 Oct; 25(10):3149-53. PMID: 21528392.
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  69. Fisichella PM. Introduction to the Mini-Symposium on new advances in the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dig Liver Dis. 2011 May; 43(5):352. PMID: 21349781.
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  70. Weber C, Davis CS, Fisichella PM. Current applications of evolving methodologies in gastroesophageal reflux disease testing. Dig Liver Dis. 2011 May; 43(5):353-7. PMID: 21324762.
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  71. Davis CS, Fisichella PM. Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication combined with posterior gastropexy in the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Surg Endosc. 2011 Jun; 25(6):2055; author reply 2056. PMID: 21136117.
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  72. Davis CS, Deburghgraeve CR, Yong S, Parada JP, Palladino-Davis AG, Lowery E, Gagermeier J, Fisichella PM. Challenges in the diagnosis of 2009 H1N1 in a lung transplant patient and the long-term implications for prevention and treatment: a case report. Transplant Proc. 2010 Dec; 42(10):4295-9. PMID: 21168686.
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  73. Shankaran V, Fisichella PM. Feline oesophagus: an unusual cause of dysphagia. Dig Liver Dis. 2010 Nov; 42(11):828. PMID: 20627743.
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  74. Fisichella PM, Shankaran V, Shoup M. Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with or without splenectomy: how I do it. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Jan; 15(1):215-8. PMID: 20824382.
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  75. Davis CS, Shankaran V, Kovacs EJ, Gagermeier J, Dilling D, Alex CG, Love RB, Sinacore J, Fisichella PM. Gastroesophageal reflux disease after lung transplantation: pathophysiology and implications for treatment. Surgery. 2010 Oct; 148(4):737-44; discussion 744-5. PMID: 20727564.
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  76. Davis CS, Baldea A, Johns JR, Joehl RJ, Fisichella PM. The evolution and long-term results of laparoscopic antireflux surgery for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. JSLS. 2010 Jul-Sep; 14(3):332-41. PMID: 21333184.
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  77. Davis CS, Jellish WS, Fisichella PM. Laparoscopic fundoplication with or without pyloroplasty in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease after lung transplantation: how I do it. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Sep; 14(9):1434-41. PMID: 20499201.
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  78. Davis CS, Gagermeier J, Dilling D, Alex C, Lowery E, Kovacs EJ, Love RB, Fisichella PM. A review of the potential applications and controversies of non-invasive testing for biomarkers of aspiration in the lung transplant population. Clin Transplant. 2010 May-Jun; 24(3):E54-61. PMID: 20331688.
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  79. Patti MG, Fisichella PM. [Laparoscopic Heller myotomy for esophageal achalasia. Is a fundoplication necessary?]. G Chir. 2009 Nov-Dec; 30(11-12):472-5. PMID: 20109373.
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  80. Fisichella PM, Patti MG. Gastroesophageal reflux disease and morbid obesity: is there a relation? World J Surg. 2009 Oct; 33(10):2034-8. PMID: 19404705.
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  81. Fisichella PM, Gatti MG. [An evidence-based approach to the laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hernias]. G Chir. 2009 Jun-Jul; 30(6-7):302-5. PMID: 19580712.
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  82. Fisichella PM, Patti MG. The evolution of oesophageal function testing and its clinical applications in the management of patients with oesophageal disorders. Dig Liver Dis. 2009 Sep; 41(9):626-9. PMID: 19217836.
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  83. Patti MG, Fisichella PM. Laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair. How I do it. J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 Sep; 13(9):1728-32. PMID: 19018602.
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  84. Patti MG, Gasper WJ, Fisichella PM, Nipomnick I, Palazzo F. Gastroesophageal reflux disease and connective tissue disorders: pathophysiology and implications for treatment. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Nov; 12(11):1900-6. PMID: 18766408.
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  85. Fisichella PM, Raz D, Palazzo F, Niponmick I, Patti MG. Clinical, radiological, and manometric profile in 145 patients with untreated achalasia. World J Surg. 2008 Sep; 32(9):1974-9. PMID: 18575930.
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  86. Fisichella PM, Patti MG. Laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hiatal hernias. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2008 Aug; 18(4):629-32. PMID: 18721020.
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  87. Palazzo F, Fisichella PM, Patti MG. Management of high-grade dysplasia. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2008 Jun; 10(3):240-5. PMID: 18625133.
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  88. Fisichella PM, Donaldson K, Helton WS. Hepatic and splenic hydatidosis managed with percutaneous aspiration, injection, and reaspiration (PAIR) of the hepatic cyst and laparoscopic splenectomy. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Sep; 12(9):1615-7. PMID: 18040746.
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  89. Patti MG, Fisichella PM. Laparoscopic Heller myotomy and Dor fundoplication for esophageal achalasia. How I do it. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Apr; 12(4):764-6. PMID: 17957436.
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  90. Sweet MP, Nipomnick I, Gasper WJ, Bagatelos K, Ostroff JW, Fisichella PM, Way LW, Patti MG. The outcome of laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia is not influenced by the degree of esophageal dilatation. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Jan; 12(1):159-65. PMID: 17710504.
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  91. Horgan S, Galvani C, Gorodner MV, Jacobsen GR, Moser F, Manzelli A, Oberholzer J, Fisichella MP, Bogetti D, Testa G, Sankary HN, Benedetti E. Effect of robotic assistance on the "learning curve" for laparoscopic hand-assisted donor nephrectomy. Surg Endosc. 2007 Sep; 21(9):1512-7. PMID: 17287916.
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  92. Fisichella PM, Harwell J, Brosnan J, Abcarian H. Richter's hernia through a Spigelian defect of the abdominal wall. Am J Surg. 2007 Jan; 193(1):69-70. PMID: 17188090.
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  93. Herbella FA, Tedesco P, Nipomnick I, Fisichella PM, Patti MG. Effect of partial and total laparoscopic fundoplication on esophageal body motility. Surg Endosc. 2007 Feb; 21(2):285-8. PMID: 17122978.
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  94. Tedesco P, Lobo E, Fisichella PM, Way LW, Patti MG. Laparoscopic fundoplication in elderly patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Arch Surg. 2006 Mar; 141(3):289-92; discussion 292. PMID: 16549695.
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  95. Di Lorenzo N, Manzelli A, Coscarella G, Pietrantuono M, Jarzembowski TM, Fisichella PM, Gaspari AL. Minilaparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis. JSLS. 2006 Jan-Mar; 10(1):52-5. PMID: 16709358.
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  96. Tedesco P, Fisichella PM, Way LW, Patti MG. Cause and treatment of epiphrenic diverticula. Am J Surg. 2005 Dec; 190(6):891-4. PMID: 16307941.
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  97. Duthler RJ, Fisichella PM. Image of the month. Cystic lymphangioma. Arch Surg. 2005 Jul; 140(7):705-6. PMID: 16027339.
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  98. Helton WS, Fisichella PM, Berger R, Horgan S, Espat NJ, Abcarian H. Short-term outcomes with small intestinal submucosa for ventral abdominal hernia. Arch Surg. 2005 Jun; 140(6):549-60; discussion 560-2. PMID: 15967902.
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  99. Patti MG, Gorodner MV, Galvani C, Tedesco P, Fisichella PM, Ostroff JW, Bagatelos KC, Way LW. Spectrum of esophageal motility disorders: implications for diagnosis and treatment. Arch Surg. 2005 May; 140(5):442-8; discussion 448-9. PMID: 15897439.
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  100. Manzelli A, Fisichella PM, Bonfrate G, Gaspari AL. When living related organ donation does not entail a healthy organ: moral implications for both the donor and the recipient. Arch Surg. 2004 Nov; 139(11):1259. PMID: 15545576.
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  110. Fisichella PM, Di Stefano A, Di Carlo I, La Greca G, Russello D, Latteri F. Isolated agenesis of the gallbladder: report of a case. Surg Today. 2002; 32(1):78-80. PMID: 11873771.
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  115. Diener U, Patti MG, Molena D, Tamburini A, Fisichella PM, Whang K, Way LW. Laparoscopic Heller myotomy relieves dysphagia in patients with achalasia and low LES pressure following pneumatic dilatation. Surg Endosc. 2001 Jul; 15(7):687-90. PMID: 11591969.
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  116. Diener U, Patti MG, Molena D, Fisichella PM, Way LW. Esophageal dysmotility and gastroesophageal reflux disease. J Gastrointest Surg. 2001 May-Jun; 5(3):260-5. PMID: 11360049.
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  117. Greca G, Fisichella P, Greco L, Stefano A, Russello D, Latteri F. A new simple laparoscopic-extracorporeal technique for the repair of a Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia. Surg Endosc. 2001 Jan; 15(1):99. PMID: 11285540.
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  122. di Carlo I, Fisichella P, Russello D, Puleo S, Latteri F. Catheter fracture and cardiac migration: a rare complication of totally implantable venous devices. J Surg Oncol. 2000 Mar; 73(3):172-3. PMID: 10738272.
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  123. Di Stefano A, Fisichella P, Catanuto G, Di Blasi M, La Greca G, Grasso G, Russello D. [Characterization and prognostic value of colorectal adenomas with molecular genetic markers]. Minerva Chir. 2000 Mar; 55(3):99-104. PMID: 10832292.
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  124. Li Volti S, Sciotto A, Fisichella M, Sciacca A, Munda SE, Mangiagli A, Li Volti G, Lupo L. Immune responses to administration of a vaccine against Haemophilus influenzae type B in splenectomized and non-splenectomized patients. J Infect. 1999 Jul; 39(1):38-41. PMID: 10468127.
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  125. Mazziotti A, Grazi GL, Ercolani G, Jovine E, Gallucci A, Pierangeli F, Fisichella P, Cavallari A. Hepatic resective surgery in cirrhotic patients. Techniques and results of anatomical segmentectomies. Ann Ital Chir. 1997 Nov-Dec; 68(6):781-90. PMID: 9646539.
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