Kamran Samakar

Title(s)Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator)
Address1510 San Pablo St.
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Title(s)Program Director, Keck Hospital Bariatric Surgery

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    1. Preoperative Weight Loss as a Predictor of Bariatric Surgery Postoperative Weight Loss and Complications. J Gastrointest Surg. 2021 Jun 18. Samaan JS, Zhao J, Qian E, Hernandez A, Toubat O, Alicuben ET, Malik Y, Sandhu K, Dobrowolsky A, Samakar K. PMID: 34145492.
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    2. Racial disparities in bariatric surgery postoperative weight loss and co-morbidity resolution: a systematic review. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2021 Jun 15. Zhao J, Samaan JS, Abboud Y, Samakar K. PMID: 34257030.
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    3. Sleeve Gastrectomy as a Novel Procedure for Gastroparesis. Am Surg. 2020 Dec 19; 3134820979781. Alicuben ET, Samaan JS, Houghton CC, Soffer E, Lipham JC, Samakar K. PMID: 33342255.
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    4. The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs after sleeve gastrectomy. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2021 Mar; 17(3):484-488. Begian A, Samaan JS, Hawley L, Alicuben ET, Hernandez A, Samakar K. PMID: 33353863.
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    5. Safety and efficacy of robotic-assisted groin hernia repair. J Robot Surg. 2020 Aug 10. Maas MC, Alicuben ET, Houghton CC, Samakar K, Sandhu KK, Dobrowolsky A, Lipham JC, Katkhouda N, Bildzukewicz NA. PMID: 32779131.
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    6. Effects of smoking on bariatric surgery postoperative weight loss and patient satisfaction. Surg Endosc. 2021 Jul; 35(7):3584-3591. Samaan JS, Mohan S, Toubat O, Qian E, Lee N, Subramanyam C, Alicuben ET, Dobrowolsky A, Sandhu K, Samakar K. PMID: 32700150.
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    7. Laparoscopy as a Diagnostic and Therapeutic Modality for Chronic Abdominal Pain of Unknown Etiology: A Literature Review. J Surg Res. 2020 08; 252:222-230. Zhao J, Samaan JS, Toubat O, Samakar K. PMID: 32289579.
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    8. Efficacy of Laparoscopy in Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Abdominal Pain of Unknown Origin. Am Surg. 2019 Oct 01; 85(10):1104-1107. Samaan JS, Chang E, Hart NJ, Alicuben ET, Samaan F, Ghlandian A, Samakar K. PMID: 31657303.
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    9. Removing the magnetic sphincter augmentation device: operative management and outcomes. Surg Endosc. 2019 08; 33(8):2663-2669. Tatum JM, Alicuben E, Bildzukewicz N, Samakar K, Houghton CC, Lipham JC. PMID: 30386987.
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    10. Anatomical Basis of the Gastroepiploic Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer: A Radiographic Evaluation Using Computed Tomographic Angiography. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 10; 142(4):1046-1052. Howell AC, Gould DJ, Mayfield C, Samakar K, Hassani C, Patel KM. PMID: 30020230.
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    11. Routine esophageal manometry is not useful in patients with normal videoesophagram. Surg Endosc. 2019 05; 33(5):1650-1653. Alicuben ET, Bildzukewicz N, Samakar K, Katkhouda N, Dobrowolsky A, Sandhu K, Lipham JC. PMID: 30251140.
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    12. Regression of intestinal metaplasia following magnetic sphincter augmentation device placement. Surg Endosc. 2019 02; 33(2):576-579. Alicuben ET, Tatum JM, Bildzukewicz N, Samakar K, Samaan JS, Silverstein EN, Sandhu K, Houghton CC, Lipham JC. PMID: 30046950.
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    13. Minimal versus obligatory dissection of the diaphragmatic hiatus during magnetic sphincter augmentation surgery. Surg Endosc. 2019 03; 33(3):782-788. Tatum JM, Alicuben E, Bildzukewicz N, Samakar K, Houghton CC, Lipham JC. PMID: 30006845.
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    14. Videoesophagography versus Endoscopy for Prediction of Intraoperative Hiatal Hernia Size. Am Surg. 2018 Mar 01; 84(3):387-391. Tatum JM, Samakar K, Bowdish ME, Mack WJ, Bildzukewicz N, Lipham JC. PMID: 29559053.
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    15. Hiatal hernia recurrence following magnetic sphincter augmentation and posterior cruroplasty: intermediate-term outcomes. Surg Endosc. 2018 07; 32(7):3374-3379. Rona KA, Tatum JM, Zehetner J, Schwameis K, Chow C, Samakar K, Dobrowolsky A, Houghton CC, Bildzukewicz N, Lipham JC. PMID: 29340828.
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    16. Gastric cancer in the young: An advanced disease with poor prognostic features. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Mar; 115(4):371-375. Rona KA, Schwameis K, Zehetner J, Samakar K, Green K, Samaan J, Sandhu K, Bildzukewicz N, Katkhouda N, Lipham JC. PMID: 28008624.
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    17. Efficacy of magnetic sphincter augmentation in patients with large hiatal hernias. Surg Endosc. 2017 05; 31(5):2096-2102. Rona KA, Reynolds J, Schwameis K, Zehetner J, Samakar K, Oh P, Vong D, Sandhu K, Katkhouda N, Bildzukewicz N, Lipham JC. PMID: 27553803.
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    18. Safety and efficacy of single-stage conversion of failed adjustable gastric band to laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a case-control study. Surg Endosc. 2016 12; 30(12):5453-5458. Samakar K, McKenzie TJ, Kaberna J, Tavakkoli A, Vernon AH, Madenci AL, Shikora SA, Robinson MK. PMID: 27129555.
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    19. Erratum to: The Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy with Concomitant Hiatal Hernia Repair on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Morbidly Obese. Obes Surg. 2016 Jan; 26(1):67. Samakar K, McKenzie TJ, Tavakkoli A, Vernon AH, Robinson MK, Shikora SA. PMID: 26391279.
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    20. The Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy with Concomitant Hiatal Hernia Repair on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Morbidly Obese. Obes Surg. 2016 Jan; 26(1):61-6. Samakar K, McKenzie TJ, Tavakkoli A, Vernon AH, Robinson MK, Shikora SA. PMID: 25990380.
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    21. Asymptomatic ruptured giant popliteal aneurysm. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Oct; 58(4):1090. Tschen JA, Samakar K, Patel ST, Abou-Zamzam AM. PMID: 24075108.
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