Marcelo Wilfran Hinojosa

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Marcelo W. Hinojosa, MD, FACS, FASMBS

M.D., University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Phone: (714) 456-8598
Fax: (714) 456-3967

University of California, Irvine
333 City Blvd., West,Suite 1600
Orange, CA 92698
Research Interests
Surgical outcomes, Gastroesohageal reflux disease, Morbid obesity, Bariatric surgery, Hernia surgery, Robotic surgery


1. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Finley D, Stevens M, Paya M. Application of robotics in general surgery:
initial experience. Am Surg. 2004 Oct;70(10):914-7.

2. Finley DS, Hinojosa MW, Paya M, Imagawa DK. Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm: a report of seven
cases and a review of the literature. Surg Today. 2005;35(7):543-7.

3. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Slone J, Lee J, Khiatani V, Wilson SE. Laparoscopic transgastric access
to the biliary tree after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Obes Surg. 2007 Mar;17(3):416-9.

4. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Fayad C, Wilson SE. Minimally invasive management of intrathoracic leaks
after esophagogastrectomy. Surg Innov. 2007 Jun;14(2):96-101.

5. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa M, Fayad C, Varela E, Wilson SE. Use and outcomes of laparoscopic versus
open gastric bypass at academic medical centers. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Aug;205(2):248-55.

6. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Gray J, Fayad C. Reoperation for marginal ulceration. Surg Endosc. 2007

7. Hinojosa MW, Murrell ZA, Konyalian VR, Mills S, Nguyen NT, Stamos MJ. Comparison of
laparoscopic vs open sigmoid colectomy for benign and malignantdisease at academic medical centers.
J Gastrointest Surg. 2007 Nov;11(11):1423-9

8. Varela JE, Hinojosa MW, Nguyen NT. Perioperative outcomes of bariatric surgeryin adolescents
compared with adults at academic medical centers. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2007 Sep-Oct;3(5):537-40

9. Hinojosa MW, Konyalian VR, Murrell ZA, Varela JE, Stamos MJ, Nguyen NT. Outcomes of right and
left colectomy at academic centers. Am Surg. 2007 Oct;73(10):945-8

10. Varela JE, Hinojosa MW, Nguyen NT. Resolution of obstructive sleep apnea after laparoscopic
gastric bypass. Obes Surg. 2007 Oct;17(10):1279-82.

11. Nguyen TN, Hinojosa M, Fayad C, Gray J, Murrell Z, Stamos M. Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic
Ivor Lewis esophagectomy with colonic interposition. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Dec;84(6):2120-4.

12. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Fayad C, Varela E, Konyalian V, Stamos MJ, Wilson SE. Laparoscopic surgery is associated with a lower incidence of venous thromboembolism compared with open surgery. Ann Surg. 2007 Dec;246(6):1021-7.

13. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa M, Mailey B, Herron D, Champion K. A case study from the advanced bariatric life support initiative: pulmonary embolism after laparoscopic gastric bypass. Obes Surg. 2007 Sep;17(9):1257-60.

14. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Reavis KM, Wilson SE. Advances in circular stapling technique for gastric bypass: transoral placement of the anvil. Obes Surg. 2008 May;18(5):611-4.

15. Varela JE, Hinojosa MW, Nguyen NT. Bariatric surgery outcomes in morbidly obese with the metabolic syndrome at US academic centers. Obes Surg. 2008 Oct;18(10):1273- 7.

16. Varela E, Hinojosa M, Nguyen NT. Polyester composite mesh for laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair. Surg Innov. 2008 Jun;15(2):90-4.

17. Varela E, Reavis KM, Hinojosa MW, Nguyen N. Laparoscopic gastric ischemic conditioning prior to esophagogastrectomy: technique and review. Surg Innov. 2008 Jun;15(2):132-5.

18. Nguyen NT, Reavis KM, El-Badawi K, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR. Minimally invasive surgical enucleation or esophagogastrectomy for benign tumor of the esophagus. Surg Innov. 2008 Jun;15(2):120-5.

19. Varela JE, Hinojosa MW, Nguyen NT. Laparoscopy should be the approach of choice for acute appendicitis in the morbidly obese. Am J Surg. 2008 Aug;196(2):218-22.

20. Reavis KM, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Nguyen NT. Single-laparoscopic incision transabdominal surgery sleeve gastrectomy. Obes Surg. 2008 Nov;18(11):1492-4.

21. Nguyen NT, Reavis KM, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Wilson SE. Laparoscopic transumbilical cholecystectomy without visible abdominal scars. J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 Jun;13(6):1125-8.

22. Nguyen TN, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Gray J, Reavis KM. Thoracoscopic construction of an intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomosis using a circular stapler: transoral placement of the anvil. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Sep;86(3):989-92.

23. Smith BR, Hinojosa MW, Reavis KM, Nguyen NT. Outcomes of esophagectomy according to surgeon's training: general vs. thoracic. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Nov;12(11):1907-11.

24. Nguyen NT, Mailey BA, Hinojosa MW, Chang K. Natural orifice management of anastomotic leaks after minimally invasive esophagogastrectomy. Surg Innov. 2008 Dec;15(4):249-52.

25. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Gray J, Varela E. Improvement of restrictive and obstructive pulmonary mechanics following laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Surg Endosc.2009 Apr;23(4):808-12.

26. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Reavis KM. Single laparoscopic incision transabdominal (SLIT) surgery-adjustable gastric banding: a novel minimally invasive surgical approach. Obes Surg. 2008 Dec;18(12):1628-31.

27. Nguyen NT, Reavis KM, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Wilson SE. Laparoscopic transumbilical sleeve gastrectomy without visible abdominal scars. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2009 Mar-Apr;5(2):275-7.

28. Hinojosa MW, Varela JE, Parikh D, Smith BR, Nguyen XM, Nguyen NT. National trends in use and outcome of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2009 Mar-Apr;5(2):150-5.

29. Reavis KM, Smith BR, Hinojosa MW, Nguyen NT. Outcomes of esophagectomy at academic centers: an association between volume and outcome. Am Surg. 2008 Oct;74(10):939-43.

30. Smith BR, Hinojosa MW, Reavis KM, Nguyen NT. Remission of diabetes after laparoscopic gastric bypass. Am Surg. 2008 Oct;74(10):948-52.

31. Reavis KM, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Nguyen NT. Treatment of chronic obstruction as late complication of adjustable gastric band. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2008 Nov- Dec;4(6):770-2.

32. Varela JE, Hinojosa MW, Nguyen NT. Laparoscopic fundoplication compared with laparoscopic gastric bypass in morbidly obese patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2009 Mar-Apr;5(2):139-4.

33. Hinojosa MW, Varela JE, Smith BR, Che F, Nguyen NT. Resolution of systemic hypertension after laparoscopic gastric bypass. J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 Apr;13(4):793- 7.

34. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Chang KJ, Gray J, Hoyt D. Minimally invasive esophagectomy: lessons learned from 104 operations. Ann Surg. 2008 Dec;248(6):1081- 91.

35. Varela JE, Hinojosa MW, Nguyen NT. Laparoscopic improves perioperative outcomes of antireflux surgery at US academic centers. Am J Surg. 2008 Dec;196(6):989-93.

36. Nguyen NT, Reavis KM, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Stamos MJ. A single-port technique for laparoscopic extended stapled appendectomy. Surg Innov. 2009 Mar;16(1):78-81.

37. Nguyen NT, Magno CP, Lane KT, Hinojosa MW, Lane JS. Association of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and metabolic syndrome with obesity: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999 to 2004. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Dec;207(6):928-34.

38. Hinojosa MW, Mailey BA, Smith BR, Reavis KM, Nguyen NT. Minimally invasive Ivor-Lewis esophagogastrectomy for gastric cardia cancer. Surg Endosc. 2009 May 19.

39. Varela JE, Hinojosa M, Nguyen N. Correlations between intra-abdominal pressure and obesity-related co-morbidities. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2009 Sep-Oct;5(5):524-8.

40. Wray CM, Ziogas A, Hinojosa MW, Le H, Stamos MJ, Zell JA. Tumor Subsite location within the colon is prognostic for survival after colon cancer diagnosis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Aug;52(8):1359-66.

41. Reavis KM, Hinojosa MW, Smith BR, Wooldridge JB, Krishnan S, Nguyen NT. Hospital volume is not a predictor of outcomes after gastrectomy for neoplasm. Am Surg. 2009 Oct;75(10):932-6.

42. Hinojosa MW, Parikh DA, Menon R, Wirth GA, Stamos MJ, Mills S. Recent experience with abdominal perineal resection with vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap reconstruction after preoperative pelvic radiation. Am Surg. 2009 Oct;75(10):995-9.

43. Hinojosa MW, Nguyen N, Jolley JA, Anselmo. Single incision laparoendoscopic ovarian cystectomy for a 22cm serous cystadenoma in an adolescent female. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech: Part B: Videoscopy, Aug; 21(4).

44. Loviscek M, Wright AS, Hinojosa MW, Petersen R, Pajitnov D, Oelschlager BK, Pellegrini CA. Recurrent Dysphagia after Heller Myotomy: Is Esophagectomy always the answer? J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Apr; 216(4):736-43.

45. Morrow E, Bushyhead D, Wassenaar, E, Hinojosa M, Loviscek M, Pellegrini, C, Oelschlager B. The Impact of Laparoscopic Anti-reflux Surgery in Patients with Barrett’s Esophagus. Surg Endosc. 2014 Dec;28(12):3279-84.

46. Yates R, Hinojosa MW, Wright AS, Pellegrini CA, Oelschlager BK. Laparoscopic Gastropexy Relieves Symptoms of Obstructed Gastric Volvulus in High Operative Risk Patients. Am J Surg. 2015 May; 209(5):875-80.

47. King W, Chen JY, Belle SH, Courcoulas AP, Dakin GF, Elder KA, Flum DR, Hinojosa MW, Mitchell JE, Pories WJ, Wolfe BM, Yanovski SZ. Change in pain and physical function following bariatric surgery for severe obesity. JAMA. 2016 Apr 5;315(13):1362- 71.

48. Raghu G, Morrow E, Collins BF, Ho LA, Hinojosa MW, Hayes JM, Spada CA, Oelschlager B, LiC, Yow E, Anstrom KJ, Mart D, Xiao K, Pellegrini CA. Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at a single centre. Eur RespirJ. 2016 Sep;48(3):826-32.

49. Parent B, Horn D, Jacobson L, Petersen RP, Hinojosa MW, Yates R, Wright AS, Louie O. Wound Morbidity in Minimally Invasive Anterior Component Separation Compared to Transversus Abdominis Release. Past Reconstr Surg. 2017 Feb;139(2):472-479.

50. King WC, Chen JY, Courcoulas AP, Dakin GF, Engel SG, Flum DR, Hinojosa MW, Kalarchian MA, Mattar SG, Mitchell JE, Pomp A, Pories WJ, Steffen KJ, White GE, Wolfe BM, Yanovski SZ. Alcohol and other substance use after bariatric surgery:prospective evidence from a U.S. multicenter cohort study. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017

51. King WC, Chen JY, Belle SH, Courcoulas AP, Dakin GF, Flum DR, Hinojosa MW,
Kalarchian MA, Mitchell JE, Pories WJ, Spaniolas K, Wolfe BM, Yanovski SZ, EngelSG, Steffen KJ. Use of prescribed opioids before and after bariatric surgery: prospectiveevidence from a U.S. multicenter cohort study. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017

52. Menzo EL, Hinojosa MW, Carbonell A, Krpata D, Carter J, Rogers AM. AmericanSociety for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and American Hernia Society ConsensusGuidelines on Weight Loss Surgery and Hernia Surgery. Under Review
Book Chapters

1. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW. Laparoscopic Staged Roux-en-Y: A Staged Procedure for Super-Super Obese Patients. In: The SAGES Manual: A Practical Guide to Bariatric Surgery New York, NY : Springer, 2008.

2. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Wilson SE. Quality of Life. Obesity Surgery: Patient Safety and Best Practices. Cine-Med. Woodbury, CT, 2009.

3. Nguyen NT, Hinojosa MW, Gray J, Smith B. Gastrointestinal Bleeding after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Weight Loss Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Edgemont,Pennsylvania: Matrix Medical Communications, 2008.

4. Hinojosa MW, Pellegrini CA. Surgical and Endoscopic Management of GERD.Gastroesophageal Reflux and the Lung. Springer. New York 2013

5. Hinojosa MW, Oelschlager BK. Esophagocardiomyotomy for Achalasia (Heller).Adult Chest Surgery, Second Edition. McGraw-Hill. 2015

6. Hinojosa MW, Wright AS, Oelschlager BK. The Use of Mesh in Hiatal Hernia Repair. Antireflux Surgery, First Edition. Springer. New York 2015
Professional Societies
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) (Fellow)
American Hernia Society
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
American Foregut Society
Other Experience
Minimally Invasive Gastroesophageal Surgery Program University of Washington Medical Center

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