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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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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 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

Baek JH, Pastor C, Pigazzi A. Robotic and laparoscopic total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: a case-matched study. Surg Endosc. 2010 Jul 7.

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

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 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]

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 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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
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

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

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

Ewing DE, Pigazzi A, Wang Y, Ballantyne G. Robots in the operating room-the history. Sem Laparosc Surg. 2004; 11(2):63-71

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
  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.

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.

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

Pigazzi A, Ravalli S. Crigler-Najjar Syndrome, in E-Medicine, online medical textbook, 2001.
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
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Last updated 05/13/2011