Alessio Pigazzi

Associate Clinical Professor, Surgery
School of Medicine

A.B., Boston University, 1991, Biology


M.D., Boston University School of Medicine, 1998, Medicine


Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine, 1998, Biochemistry


M.D., Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Medicine

Phone: (714) 456-8511
Email: apigazzi@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
333 City Blvd West
Suite 850
Orange, CA 92868

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Academic
Distinctions
Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine, 2012
Resident Achievement Award, SAGES 2002
Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society, 1998
Savenor Prize for Student Excellence in Surgery, Boston University, 1998
American Heart Association Student Research Fellowship, 1992-1993
Karen Grunebaum Research Award, Boston University, 1993
Betty Lea Stone, American Cancer Society Student Research Award, 1992
   
Publications BOOK CHAPTERS

BC 1. Pigazzi A, Ravalli S. Crigler-Najjar Syndrome, in E Medicine, online medical textbook, 2001.

BC 2. Ewing DE, Pigazzi A, Ballantyne, G. Robotic Colorectal Surgery. In Ballantyne GH Robotic Surgery: Theory and Operative Technique, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, in press

BC 3. Ewing DE, Pigazzi A, Ballantyne, G. Telerobotic Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery. In: Ballantyne GH. Primer of Robotic and Telerobotic Surgery. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Philadelphia. 2004.

BC 4. Pigazzi A, Ewing, DE, Ballantyne G. Credentialing in Telerobotic Surgery. In: Ballantyne GH. Primer of Robotic and Telerobotic Surgery. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.Philadelphia. 2004.

BC 5. Pigazzi A, Wagman LD. Robotic insertion of hepatic artery infusion pump In: International Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery.Edited by Eldo E. Frezza, MD. Cine-Med, Inc., Woodbury 2006

BC 6. Oxner CR, Pigazzi, A. Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resection. In: Nguyen, NT, Scott-Conner C. The SAGES Manual. Springer. New York, 2012

BC 7. Pigazzi A. Robotic-Assisted Total Mesorectal Excision. In: Corman, ML.Corman’s Colon and Rectal Surgery. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Philadelphia, 2012.

BC 8. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Pigazzi A “Rectal Surgery” In “Robotic Surgery for the General Surgeon” Editor: Dimitry Oleynikov MD. Nova Publishing. 2014

BC 9. Young MT, Carmichael JC, Pigazzi A. Low Anterior Resection, Abdominoperineal Resection and Rectopexy: Robotic. In: Advanced Techniques in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Colorectal Surgery. (Springer) Chapter Accepted

BC 10. Menon G, Young MT, Pigazzi A. Chapter 12: Robotic Reduced Port Surgery. In: Reduced Port Laparoscopic Surgery. (Springer) Chapter Accepted.

BC 11. Young M, Pigazzi A. Total Mesorectal Excision: Open, Laparoscopic or Robotic. In: Early Gastrointestinal Cancers II: Rectal Cancer. (Springer) Chapter Accepted.

BC 12. Feldmann T, Bosio R, Pigazzi A. "Hybrid Robotic Technique for Rectal Cancer: Low Anterior Resection and Perineal Resection." Robotic Surgery: Current Applications and New Trends. N.p.: Springer, 2015.

BC 13. Bosio R, Pigazzi A. "Essentials and Future Directions of Robotic Rectal Surgery." Essentials of Robotic Surgery. N.p.: Springer, 2015.

BC 14. Young M, Pigazzi A. "Proctectomy and Rectopexy: Hybrid Robotic Approach." Advanced Techniques in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Colorectal Surgery. Ed. J. Carmichael. N.p.: Springer, 2015.
   
  JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

1. Upchurch GR JR, Welch GN, Fabian AJ, Pigazzi A, Keaney JF Jr, Loscalzo J. Stimulation of endothelial nitric oxide production by homocyst(e)ine. Atherosclerosis. 1997; 132(2):177

2. Upchurch GR JR, Welch GN, Freedman JE, Fabian AJ, Pigazzi A, Scribner AM, Alpert CS, Keaney JF Jr, Loscalzo J. High-dose heparin decreases nitric oxide production by cultured bovine endothelial cells. Circulation. 1997;95(8):2115. PMID: 9133522

3. Manfredi PL, Herskovitz S, Folli F, Pigazzi A, Swerdlow ML. Spinal edidural abscess: treatment options. Eur Neurol. 1998; 40(1):58.

4. Welch GN, Upchurch, GR Jr, Farivar RS, Pigazzi A Vu K, Brecher P, Keaney JF Jr, Loscalzo J. Homocysteine-induced nitric oxide production in vascular smooth muscle cells by NF-kappa B-dependent transcriptional activation of Nos2. Proc Assoc Am Physicians. 1998;110(1):22. PMID: 9460080

5. Manfredi PL, Chandler S, Pigazzi A, Payne R. Outcome of cancer pain consultations. Cancer. 2000; 89(4):920. PMID: 10951358

6. Pigazzi A, Manfredi PL. Case presentation: Undertreatment of pain: a risk associated with neuromuscular blockade in the intensive care unit. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2000; 19(2):154. PMID: 10699542

7. Pigazzi A, Heydrick S, Folli F, Benoit S, Michelson A, Loscalzo J. Nitric oxide inhibits thrombin receptor-activating peptide-induced phosphoinositide 3-kinase activity in human platelets. J Biol Chem. 1999; 274(20):14368.PMID: 10318860

8. Ewing DE, Pigazzi A, Wang Y, Ballantyne G. Robots in the operating room-the history. Sem Laparosc Surg. 2004; 11(2):63-7. PMID: 15254644

9. Stipa F, Burza A, Lucandri G, Ferri M, Pigazzi A, Ziparo V, Casula G, Stipa S Outcomes for early rectal cancer managed with transanal endoscopic microsurgery: a 5-year follow-up study. Surg Endosc. 2006; 20(4):541-5. PMID: 16508812

10. Ballantyne GH, Ewing D, Pigazzi A, Wasielewski A. Telerobotic-assisted Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy: Lateral to Medial or Medial to Lateral Dissection? Surg Lapar Endosc & Perc Techn 2006; 16 (6): 406-410. PMID: 17277657

11. Pigazzi, A, Ellenhorn JDI, Ballantyne GH, Paz IB, Robotic-assisted laparoscopic low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer. Surg Endosc 2006; 20:1521-1525. PMID: 16897284

12. Anderson C, Ellenhorn JD, Hellan M, Pigazzi A. Pilot series of robotic assisted laparoscopic subtotal gastrectomy with extended lymphadectomy for gastric cancer. 2007; 21(9):1662-6. PMID: 17345142

13. Pigazzi A, Hellan M, Ewing DR, Paz IB, Ballantyne GH Laparoscopic Medial-to-Lateral Colon Dissection: How and Why. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2007; 11:778-782.PMID:17562120

14. Anderson C, Hellan M, Trisal V, Kernstine K, Pigazzi A. Robotic Surgery for gastrointestinal malignancies. Int J Med Robot. 2007; 3(4):297-300. PMID: 17948920

15. Anderson C, Hellan M, Pigazzi A. Robotic–assisted laparoscopic gastrectomy for distal gastric cancer. E publication July 2007 WEBSURG

16. Hellan M, Pigazzi A. Robotic-assisted placement of hepatic artery infusion catheter for regional chemotherapy. Surg Endosc. 2008; 22(2):548-51. PMID: 17704873

17. Pigazzi A, Anderson C, Mojica-Manosa P, Smith D, Hernandez K, Paz IB, Ellenhorn JDI. Impact of a full time preceptor on the institutional outcome of laparoscopic colectomy. Surg Endosc. 2008; 22(3):635-9. PMID: 17593450

18. Hellan M, Anderson C, Paz IB, Pigazzi A. Short-term outcomes after robotic-assisted surgery for rectal cancer.Ann Surg Oncol.2007; 14(11):3168-73. PMID: 17763911


19. Stipa F, Pigazzi A, Bascone B,Cimitan A,Villotti G, Burza V, Vitale A. Management of obstructive colorectal cancer with endoscopic stenting followed by single stage surgery: open or laparoscopic resection? Surg Endosc. 2008; 22(6):1477-81. PMID: 18027039

20. Anderson C, Uman G, Pigazzi A. Oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2008 Oct;34(10):1135-42. PMID: 18191529

21. Hellan M, Stein H, Pigazzi A. Totally robotic low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision and splenic flexure mobilization. Surg Endosc. 2009 Feb;23(2):447-51. Epub 2008 Dec 5. PMID:19057962

22. Guzman EA, Dagis A, Bening L, Pigazzi A. Laparoscopic gastrojejunostomy in patients with obstruction of the gastric outlet secondary to advanced malignancies. Am Surg. 2009 Feb;75(2):129-32. PMID: 19280805

23. Kim J, Sun CL, Mailey B, Prendergast C, Artinyan A, Bhatia S, Pigazzi A, Ellenhorn JD. Race and ethnicity correlate with survival in patients with gastric adenocarcinoma. Ann Oncol. 2009 Jul 21. PMID:19622590

24. Guzman EA, Pigazzi A, Lee B, Soriano PA, Nelson RA, Benjamin Paz I, Trisal V, Kim J, Ellenhorn JD. Totally laparoscopic gastric resection with extended lymphadenectomy for gastric adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009 Aug;16(8):2218-23. PMID: 19444523

25. Hellan M, Anderson C, Pigazzi A. Extracorporeal versus intracorporeal anastomosis for laparoscopic right hemicolectomy. JSLS. 2009 Jul-Sep;13(3):312-7. PMID: 19793468

26. Guzman EA, Nelson RA, Kim J, Pigazzi A, Trisal V, Paz B, Di Ellenhorn J. Increased incidence of pancreatic fistulas after the introduction of a bioabsorbable staple line reinforcement in distal pancreatic resections. Am Surg. 2009 Oct; 75(10):954-7. PMID: 19886143

27. Baek JH, McKenzie S, Garcia-Aguilar J, Pigazzi A. Oncologic outcomes of robotic-assisted total mesorectal excision for the treatment of rectal cancer.Ann Surg. 2010 May; 251(5):882-6. PMID: 20395863

28. Pigazzi A, Luca F, Patriti A, Valvo M, Ceccarelli G, Casciola L, Biffi R, Garcia-Aguilar J, Baek JH. Multicentric Study on Robotic Tumor-Specific Mesorectal Excision for the Treatment of Rectal Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Jun;17(6):1614-20. PMID: 20087780

29. Pigazzi A, Garcia-Aguilar J. Robotic colorectal surgery: for whom and for what? Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Jul; 53 (7):969-70. PMID: 20551745


30. McKenzie S, Baek JH, Wakabayashi M, Garcia-Aguilar J, Pigazzi A. Totally laparoscopic right colectomy with transvaginal specimen extraction: the authors' initial institutional experience. Surg Endosc. 2010 Aug; 24(8):2048-52. PMID: 20108143

31. McKenzie S, Lee W, Artinyan A, Mailey B, Pigazzi A, Ellenhorn J, Kim J. Surgical resection and multidisciplinary care for primary and metastatic pancreatic islet cell carcinomas.J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Nov;14(11):1796-803. PMID: 20480251

32. Kachikwu EL, Trisal V, Kim J, Pigazzi A, Ellenhorn JD. Minimally invasive total gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a pilot series. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Jan; 15(1):81-6. PMID: 20922575

33. Baek JH, Pastor C, Pigazzi A. Robotic and laparoscopic total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: a case-matched study. Surg Endosc. 2011 Feb; 25(2):521-5. PMID: 20607559

34. Kim J, Artinyan A, Mailey B, Christopher S, Lee W, McKenzie S, Chen SL, Bhatia S, Pigazzi A, Garcia-Aguilar J. An interaction of race and ethnicity with socioeconomic status in rectal cancer outcomes. Ann Surg. 2011 Apr;253(4):647-54. PMID: 21475002

35. Akmal Y, Bailey C, Baek JH, Metchikian M, Pigazzi A. Oncological outcomes of laparoscopic colon resection for cancer after implementation of a full-time preceptorship. Surg Endosc. 2011 Apr 13. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 21487881

36. Chen Z, Liu Z, Li W, Qu K, Deng X, Varma MG, Fichera A, Pigazzi A, Garcia-Aguilar J. Chromosomal copy number alterations are associated with tumor response to chemoradiation in locally advanced rectal cancer. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2011 May 16. PMID: 21584903

37. Garcia-Aguilar J, Shi Q, Thomas CR Jr, Chan E, Cataldo P, Marcet J, Medich D, Pigazzi A, Oommen S, Posner MC. Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation and Local Excision for T2N0 Rectal Cancer: Preliminary Results of the ACOSOG Z6041 Trial. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Feb;19(2):384-91. PMID: 21755378

38. Ho J, Pigazzi A. Laparoscopic repair of extraction site ventral hernia after robotic prostatectomy: institutional experience with 42 consecutive cases. Hernia. 2011 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 21691737

39. Collinson FJ, Jayne DG, Pigazzi A, Tsang C, Barrie JM, Edlin R, Garbett C, Guillou P, Holloway I, Howard H, Marshall H, McCabe C, Pavitt S, Quirke P, Rivers CS, Brown JM. An international, multicentre, prospective, randomised, controlled, unblinded, parallel-group trial of robotic-assisted versus standard laparoscopic surgery for the curative treatment of rectal cancer. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2012 Feb;27(2):233-41. PMID: 21912876

40. Allison N, Tieu K, Snyder B, Pigazzi A, Wilson E. Technical feasibility of robot-assisted Ventral hernia repair. World J Surg. 2012 Feb;36(2):447-52. PMID: 22194031

41. Akmal Y, Baek JH, McKenzie S, Garcia-Aguilar J, Pigazzi A. Robot-assisted total mesorectal excision: is there a learning curve? Surg Endosc. 2012 Sep;26(9):2471-6. Epub 2012 Mar 22. PMID: 22437950

42. Masoomi H, Kang CY, Chaudhry O, Pigazzi A, Mills S, Carmichael JC, Stamos MJ. Predictive factors of early bowel obstruction in colon and rectal surgery: data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2006-2008. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 May;214(5):831-7. PMID: 22464661 Epub 2012 Mar 28.

43. Kang CY, Halabi WJ, Luo R, Pigazzi A, Nguyen NT, Stamos MJ. Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: A Better Look Into the Latest Trends. Arch Surg. Arch Surg. 2012 Aug;147(8):724-31. PMID:22508667

44. Baek JH, Alrubaie A, Guzman EA, Choi SK, Anderson C, Mills S, Carmichael J, Dagis A, Qian D, Kim J, Garcia-Aguilar J, Stamos MJ, Bening L, Pigazzi A. The association of hospital volume with rectal cancer surgery outcomes. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2012 Jul 29. PMID:22842664 [Epub ahead of print]

45. Masoomi H, Carmichael JC, Dolich M, Mills S, Ketana N, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Predictive factors of acute renal failure in colon and rectal surgery. Am Surg. 2012 Oct;78(10):1019-23. PMID:23025931

46. Kang CY, Carmichael JC, Friesen J, Stamos MJ, Mills S, Pigazzi A. Robotic-assisted extralevator abdominoperineal resection in the lithotomy position: technique and early outcomes. Am Surg. 2012 Oct;78(10):1033-7. PMID: 23025934

47. Jimenez Rodriguez RM, Lee MR, Pigazzi A. Trocar guided laparoscopic feeding jejunostomy: a simple new technique. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2012 Oct;22(5):e250-3. doi: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e31826366ff. PMID:23047399.

48. Lee KH, Lee MR, Pigazzi A. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic segmental resection with rectoanal anastomosis: a new approach for the management of complicated rectourethral fistula. Tech Coloproctol. 2013 Oct;17(5):585-7. doi: 10.1007/s10151-012-0913-7. Epub 2012 Oct 31. PMID: 23111400

49. Lin, Anne Y., Joseph C. Carmichael, Emily Finlayson, Melinda M. Gibbons, Clifford Y. Ko, Elisabeth C. McLemore, Steven Mills, Alessio Pigazzi, Sonia L. Ramamoorthy, Kathrin M. Troppmann, Madhulika G. Varma, and Michael J. Stamos. "Universities of California Colorectal Surgery Collaborative Mission Statement." Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery 2012 Dec:23(4):192-4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.scrs.2012.07.011

50. Kang CY, Halabi WJ, Chaudhry OO, Nguyen V, Pigazzi A, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Stamos MJ. Risk factors for anastomotic leakage after anterior resection for rectal cancer. JAMA Surg. 2013 Jan;148(1):65-71. doi: 10.1001/2013.jamasurg.2. PMID:22986932

51. Kang CY, Halabi WJ, Chaudhry OO, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ, Mills S. “A Nationwide Analysis of Laparoscopy in High-Risk Colorectal Surgery Patients”. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Feb;17(2):382-91. doi: 10.1007/s11605-012-2096-y. Epub 2012 Dec 1.PMID:23212528

52. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Nguyen VQ, Kang CY, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. “Colonic Volvulus in the United States: Trends, Outcomes and Predictors of Mortality”. Annals of Surgery. 2013 Mar 18. PMID: 23511842

53. Halabi WJ, Pigazzi A. “Ask the Experts: The Current Status of Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer” Colorectal Cancer. April 2013, Vol. 2, No. 2, 113-116 http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/pdf/10.2217/crc.13.13

54. Halabi WJ, Kang CY, Jafari MD, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. "Robotic-Assisted Colorectal Surgery in the United States: A Nationwide Analysis of Trends and Outcomes". World Journal of Surgery. 2013 Apr 6. PMID: 23564216

55. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. A nationwide analysis of the use and outcomes of epidural analgesia in open colorectal surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Jun;17(6):1130-7. doi: 10.1007/s11605-013-2195-4. Epub 2013 Apr 18.PMID:23595885

56. Jafari MD, Pigazzi A. Laparoscopic Total Colectomy with Trans-anal Extraction. Society of the American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons TV Library.April 2013.

57. Jafari MD, Stamos MJ, and Pigazzi A. Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy with Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis. Gastroenterology 144, no. 5; Supplement 1 (May 2013): S-1052.

58. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Chen A, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. The First Validated Nomogram to Predict 30-Day Mortality Following Surgery for Small Bowel Obstruction. Gastroenterology 144, Issue 5, no. 5, Supplement 1 (May 2013): S-1084.

59. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Perez E, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Anastomotic Leak Following Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer: Does the Presence of a Defunctioning Stoma Reduce the Burden of a Leak ? Gastroenterology 144, no. 5, Supplement 1 (May 2013): S-1071.

60. Lee KH, Ho J, Akmal Y, Nelson R, Pigazzi A. Short- and long-term outcomes of intracorporeal versus extracorporeal ileocolic anastomosis in laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for colon cancer. Surg Endosc. 2013 Jun;27(6):1986-90. doi: 10.1007/s00464-012-2698-1. Epub 2013 Jan 9.PMID:23299132

61. Jafari MD, Pigazzi A. Techniques for laparoscopic repair of major intraoperative vascular injury: case reports and review of literature.Surg Endosc. 2013 Aug;27(8):3021-7. doi: 10.1007/s00464-013-2845-3. Epub 2013 Feb 14. Review. PMID:23407911

62. Jafari MD, Lee K, Halabi WJ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. The use of indocyanine green fluorescence to assess anastomotic perfusion during robotic assisted laparoscopic rectal surgery.Surg Endosc. 2013 Aug;27(8):3003-8. doi: 10.1007/s00464-013-2832-8. Epub 2013 Feb 13. PMID:23404152

63. Jafari MD, Halabi WJ, Nguyen VQ, Stamos MJ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A. “Morbidity of diverting ileostomy for rectal cancer: analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.” Am Surg. 2013 Oct;79(10):1034-9. PMID:24160794

64. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ, Foster CE. “Colorectal Surgery in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Decade of Trends and Outcomes in the United States" Am Surg. 2013 Oct;79(10):1026-33. PMID:24160793

65. Masoomi H, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Predictive risk factors of early postoperative enteric fistula in colon and rectal surgery. Am Surg. 2013 Oct;79(10):1058-63.

66. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Carmichael JC, Nguyen VQ, Mills S, Phelan M, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Laparoscopic versus open repair of parastomal hernias: an ACS-NSQIP analysis of short-term outcomes.Surg Endosc. 2013 Nov;27(11):4067-72. doi: 10.1007/s00464-013-3062-9. Epub 2013 Jul 9. PMID:23836123

67. Halabi WJ, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ, Mills S. Clostridium difficile colitis in the United States: a decade of trends, outcomes, risk factors for colectomy, and mortality after colectomy.J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Nov;217(5):802-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.05.028. Epub 2013 Sep 4.PMID:24011436

68. Halabi WJ, Jafari MD, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Blood transfusions in colorectal cancer surgery: incidence, outcomes, and predictive factors: an American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis. Am J Surg. 2013 Dec;206(6):1024-32; discussion 1032-3. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.10.001. Epub 2013 Oct 18.PMID:24296103

69. Bianchi PP, Pigazzi A, Choi GS. Clinical Robotic Surgery Association Fifth Worldwide Congress, Washington DC, 3-5 October 2013: Robotic Colorectal Surgery. Ecancermedicalscience. 2014 Jan 13;8:385. doi: 10.3332/ecancer.2014.385. eCollection 2014. PMID: 24482670

70. Jafari MD, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Ureteral Injuries in Colorectal Surgery: an Analysis of Trends, Outcomes and Risk Factors over a 10-year period in the United States” Halabi WJ, Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Feb;57(2):179-86. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000033. PMID: 24401879

71. Halabi WJ, Kang CY, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A “The Use of Epidural Analgesia in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: A Nationwide Analysis of Trends and Outcomes”. JAMA Surg. 2014 Feb;149(2):130-6. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3186. PMID: 24336894

72. Jafari DM, Halabi WJ, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. “Surgical Outcomes of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy: Analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program” JAMA Surg. 2014 Feb;149(2):170-5. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3640. PMID: 24352601

73. Hellan M, Spinoglio G, Pigazzi A, Lagares-Garcia JA. The influence of fluorescence imaging on the location of bowel transection during robotic left-sided colorectal surgery. Surg Endosc. 2014 May;28(5):1695-702. doi: 10.1007/s00464-013-3377-6. Epub 2014 Jan 3. PMID: 24385249.

74. Jafari MD, Jafari F, Halabi WJ, Phelan M , Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Colorectal Cancer Resections in the Aging US Population: A Trend Toward Decreasing Rates and Improved Outcomes. JAMA Surg. Published online April 09, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4930.

75. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Carmichael JC, Stamos MJ. Risk factors of postoperative upper gastrointestinal bleeding following colorectal resections.J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Jul;18(7):1327-33. doi: 10.1007/s11605-014-2540-2. Epub 2014 May 20. PMID: 24841442

76. Young MT, Jafari MD, Phelan MJ, Stamos MJ, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Carmichael JC. Surgical Treatments for Rectal Prolapse: How Does a Perineal Approach Compare in the Laparoscopic Era? Surg Endosc. 2014 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:25052123[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

77. Steele SR, Bleier J, Champagne B, Hassan I, Russ A, Senagore AJ, Sylla P, Pigazzi A. Improving Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness of Colorectal Surgery. PMID:25205538[PubMed - as supplied by publisher] J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Sep 10

78. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Phelan MJ, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Nguyen NT, Stamos MJ. Preoperative Dehydration Increases Risk of Postoperative Acute Renal Failure in Colon and Rectal Surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Sep 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25238816

79. Young MT, Menon G, Feldmann TF, Mills S, Carmichael JC, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Laparoscopic versus Robotic-Assisted Rectal Surgery: A Comparison of Postoperative Outcomes. Am Surg. 2014 Oct;80(10):1059-63. PMID:25264660[PubMed - in process]

80. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Carmichael JC, Stamos MJ. Effects of Ascites on Outcomes of Colorectal Surgery in Congestive Heart Failure Patients. Am J Surj. 2014 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25457249

81. Hellan M, Ouellette J, Lagares-Garcia J, Rauh S, Kennedy H, Nicholson J, Nesbitt D, Johnson C, Pigazzi A. "Robotic Rectal Cancer Resection: A Retrospective Multicenter Analysis." Ann Surg Oncol (n.d.): n. pag. 9 Dec. 2014. [Epud ahead of print] PMID: 25487966

82. Masoomi H, Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Mills S, Carmichael J, Pigazzi A, Stamos M. "Risk Factors for Conversion of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery to Open Surgery: Does Conversion Worsen Outcome?" World J Surg (n.d.): n. pag. 29 Jan. 2015. Web. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25631940

83. Hanna M, Vinci A, Pigazzi A. "Diverting Ileostomy in Colorectal Surgery: When Is It Necessary?" Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery 400.2 (2015): 145-52. Feb. 2015. [Epud ahead of print] PMID: 25633276

84. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Hanna M, Carmichael J, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Nguyen N, Stamos M. "Nationwide Analysis of Outcomes of Bowel Preparation in Colon Surgery." Journal of the American College of Surgeons (2015): n. pag. 14 Feb. 2015. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25907871

85. Feldmann T, Young M, Pigazzi A. "Incisional Reinforcement in High-Risk Patients." Clin Colon Rectal Surg (2014): 149-55. Print. PMID: 25435823

86. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Hanna MH, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ."Preoperative Leukocytosis in Colorectal Cancer Patients." Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 30 March 2015. PMID: 26095574

87. Hwang G, Hanna MH, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. “Repair of Complex Parastomal Hernias.” Techniques in Coloproctology. 03 March 2015. PMID: 25732736

88. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Hwang G, Hanna MH, Phelan MJ, Carmichael, JC, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Dolich MO, Stamos MJ. "Even Modest Hypoalbuminemia Affects Outcomes of Colorectal Surgery Patients." The American Journal of Surgery. 28 March 2015. PMID: 25892597

89. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Hanna MH, Hwang G, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. "Surgical Management of Rectal Prolapse: The Role of Robotic Surgery." World Journal of Surgical Procedures. 2015 March. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v5.i1.99

90. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Carmichael JC, Stamos MJ.Risk Factors of Postoperative Myocardial Infarction following Colorectal Surgeries.The American Surgeon. April 2015.

91. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Hwang GS, Hanna MH, Phelan M, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Risk Factors for Prolonged Ileus Following Colon Surgery. Surg Endosc. 28 May 2015. PMID: 26017914

92. Hwang GS, Young MT, Hanna MH, Menon G, Phelan M, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Stamos MJ, Hernandez N, Pigazzi A. Colorectal Surgery in Parkinson’s Disease – outcomes and predictors of mortality. Int J Colorectal Dis. 04 June 2015. PMID: 26041022

93. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Hanna MH, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Preoperative Leukocytosis in Colorectal Cancer Patients. J Am Coll Surg. July 2015. PMID: 26095574

94. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Carmichael JC, Smith BR, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Nguyen NT, Stamos MJ. A Comparison of Outcomes of Emergent, Urgent, and Elective Surgical Treatment of Diverticulitis. Am J Surg. 3 Jun 2015. PMID: 26116319

95. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Hwang GS, Hanna MH, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Surgical Site Infection Impact of Pelvic Exenteration Procedure. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Aug 27. PMID: 26310696

96. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Hanna MH, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Nguyen NT, Stamos MJ. Wound Disruption Following Colorectal Operations. World J Surg. 2015 Aug 25. PMID: 26304611

97. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Nguyen NT, Stamos MJ. Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Approach in Colon Surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Aug 25. PMID: 26302878

98. Bosio RM, Pigazzi A. Emerging and Evolving Technology in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2015 Sep. PMID: 26491407

99. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Hanna MH, Blondet JJ, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Impact of Chronic Steroid Use on Outcomes of Colorectal Surgery. Am J Surg. 2015 Sep 11. PMID: 26460057

100. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Nguyen NT, Stamos MJ. Variations in Laparoscopic Colectomy Utilization in the United States. Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Oct. PMID: 26347967

101. Garcia-Aguilar J, Renfro LA, Chow OS, Shi Q, Carrero XW, Lynn PB, Thomas CR Jr, Chan E, Cataldo PA, Marcet JE, Medich DS, Johnson CS, Oommen SC, Wolff BG, Pigazzi A, McNevin SM, Pons RK, Bleday R. Organ preservation for clinical T2N0 distal rectal cancer using neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and local excision (ACOSOG Z6041): results of an open-label, single-arm, multi-institutional, phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2015 Oct 13. PMID: 26474521

102. Jafari MD, Jafari F, Foe-Parker JE, Phelan MJ, Carmichael JC, Pigazzi A, Mills S, Stamos MJ. Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction in the United States: Has Laparoscopy Made an Impact? Am Surg. 2015 Oct. PMID: 26463302

103. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Hanna MH, Carmichael JC, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ, Mills S. Comparison of Open, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Approaches for Total Abdominal Colectomy. Surg. Endosc. 2015 Oct 20. PMID: 26487196

104. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Hanna MH, Alizadeh RF, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Contemporary Management of Anastomotic Leak after Colon Surgery: Assessing the Need for Reoperation. The American Journal of Surgery. 2015 Oct 23. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.07.025

105. Young MT, Hwang GS, Menon G, Feldmann TF, Jafari MD, Jafari F, Perez E, Pigazzi A. Laparoscopic Versus Open Loop Ileostomy Reversal: Is there an advantage to a minimally invasive approach? World J Surg. 2015 Nov. PMID: 26272594

106. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Hwang G, Hanna MH, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Unplanned readmission after appendectomy. Am J Surg. 2015 Oct 22. PMID: 26602535

107. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Alizadeh RF, Phelan M, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Zell JA, Stamos MJ. Trends in colorectal cancer admissions and stage at presentation: impact of screening. Surgical Endoscopy. 05 Nov 2015.

108. Garcia-Aguilar J, Renfro LA, Chow OS, Shi Q, Carrero XW, Lynn PB, Thomas CR, Chan E, Cataldo PA, Marcet JE, Medich DS, Johnson CS, Oommen SC, Wolff BG, Pigazzi A, McNevin SM, Pons RK, Bleday R. Organ preservation for clinical T2NO distal rectal cancer using neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and local excision (ACOSOGZ6041): results of an open-label, single-arm, multi-institutional, phase 2 trial. The Lancet Oncology. November 2015.

109. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Outcomes of Bowel Resection in Patients with Crohn’s Disease. The American Surgeon. October 2015.

110. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Dolich MO, Pigazzi A, Fujitani RM, Stamos MJ. Early Outcome of Treatment of Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia. Am Surg. 2015 November. PMID: 26672586

111. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Hwang G, Hanna MH, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Predictive Factors of Ventilator Dependency after Colon and Rectal Surgery. Am Surg. 2015 Nov. PMID: 26672579

112. Hanna MH, Hwang GS, Phelan MJ, Bui TL, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A. Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy: short – and long – term outcomes of intracorporeal versus extracorporeal anastomosis. Surg Endosc. 2015 Dec 29. PMID: 26715015

113. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Alizadeh RF, Hanna MH, Hwang G, Carmichael JC, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Post-Hospital Discharge Venous Thromboembolism in Colorectal Surgery. World J Surg. 2016 Jan 11. PMID: 26754074.

114. Tracy L, Baker M, Pigazzi A. Colouterine Fistula Masquerading as a Complex Adnexal Mass: A Case Report. J REprod Med. 2016 Jan-Feb. PMID: 26995896

115. Gahagan JV, Halabi WJ, Nguyen VQ, Carmichael JC, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ, Mills SD. Colorectal Surgery in Patients with HIV and AIDS: Trends and Outcomes over a 10-year period in the USA. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 March 3. PMID: 26940943

116. Marano L, Pallabazzer G, Solito B, Santi S, Pigazzi A, De Luca R, Biondo FG, Spaziani A, Longoroni M, Di Martino N, Boccardi V, Patriti A. Surgery or Peroral Esophageal Myotomy for Achalasia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 March. PMID: 26962813

117. Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Hanna MH, Hwang G, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ, Carmichael JC. Outcomes of Colon Resection in Patients with Metastatic Colon Cancer. Am J Surg. 2016 March 23. PMID: 27094117

118. Baek SK, Hwang GS, Vinci A, Jafari MD, Jafari F, Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Pigazzi A. Retrorectal Tumors: A Comprehensive Literature Review. World J Surg. 2016 April 15. PMID: 27083451.
   
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Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, Society of Surgical Oncology
Member, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Member, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Member, Pacific Coast Surgical Association
Member, American College of Surgeon Oncology Group
Member, Minimally Invasive Robotic Association
Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons
Member, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Founding Member, Clinical Robotic Surgery Association
Member, Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani
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