Kamran Samakar

Title(s)Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator)
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
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. Lower Rates of Unplanned Conversion to Open in Robotic Approach to Esophagectomy for Cancer. Am Surg. 2022 May 25; 31348221104249. Silva JP, Putnam LR, Wu J, Ding L, Samakar K, Abel S, Nguyen JD, Dobrowolsky AB, Bildzukewicz NA, Lipham JC. PMID: 35611934.
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    2. Association of Postoperative Dieting, Exercise, Dietitian, and Surgeon Follow up With Bariatric Surgery Outcomes. Am Surg. 2022 May 16; 31348221101491. Samaan JS, Srinivasan N, Mirocha J, Premkumar A, Toubat O, Qian E, Subramanyam C, Malik Y, Lee N, Sandhu K, Dobrowolsky A, Samakar K. PMID: 35575161.
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    3. Hernia-to-neck ratio is associated with emergent ventral hernia repair. Surg Endosc. 2022 Apr 11. James TJ, Wu J, Won P, Hawley L, Putnam LR, Nguyen JD, Dobrowolsky A, Samakar K. PMID: 35411455.
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    4. Gastric electric stimulator versus gastrectomy for the treatment of medically refractory gastroparesis. Surg Endosc. 2022 Mar 25. Samaan JS, Toubat O, Alicuben ET, Dewberry S, Dobrowolski A, Sandhu K, Zehetner J, Lipham JC, Samakar K. PMID: 35338403.
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    5. Surgeon Assessment of a Novel Multi-Resolution Foveated Laparoscope. Surg Innov. 2022 Mar 25; 15533506221081100. Nguyen M, Nabhani J, Hamilton A, Lee S, Katz J, Samakar K, Ghlandian A, Hua H. PMID: 35331068.
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    6. Factors Associated With Bariatric Surgery Referral Patterns: A Systematic Review. J Surg Res. 2022 08; 276:54-75. Premkumar A, Samaan JS, Samakar K. PMID: 35334384.
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    7. History of abuse and bariatric surgery outcomes: a systematic review. Surg Endosc. 2022 07; 36(7):4650-4673. Mohan S, Samaan JS, Premkumar A, Samakar K. PMID: 35277764.
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    8. Elective Hernia Repair in Obese Patients Letter to the Editor: Response. Am Surg. 2021 Dec 30; 31348211065109. James TJ, Samakar K. PMID: 34969309.
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    9. Impact of a Body Mass Index Threshold on Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair at a Safety-Net Hospital. Am Surg. 2021 Sep 22; 31348211047504. James TJ, Hawley L, Ding L, Alicuben ET, Samakar K. PMID: 34551627.
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    10. Racial disparities in bariatric surgery postoperative weight loss and patient satisfaction. Am J Surg. 2022 05; 223(5):969-974. Samaan JS, Abboud Y, Yuan L, Toubat O, Mirocha J, Qian E, Lee N, Subramanyam C, Samakar K. PMID: 34583849.
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    11. Impact of smoking on weight loss outcomes after bariatric surgery: a literature review. Surg Endosc. 2021 11; 35(11):5936-5952. Mohan S, Samaan JS, Samakar K. PMID: 34319440.
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    12. Racial disparities in complications and mortality after bariatric surgery: A systematic review. Am J Surg. 2022 05; 223(5):863-878. Stone G, Samaan JS, Samakar K. PMID: 34389157.
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    13. Preoperative Weight Loss as a Predictor of Bariatric Surgery Postoperative Weight Loss and Complications. J Gastrointest Surg. 2022 01; 26(1):86-93. 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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    14. Racial disparities in bariatric surgery postoperative weight loss and co-morbidity resolution: a systematic review. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2021 10; 17(10):1799-1823. Zhao J, Samaan JS, Abboud Y, Samakar K. PMID: 34257030.
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    15. Sleeve Gastrectomy as a Novel Procedure for Gastroparesis. Am Surg. 2021 Aug; 87(8):1287-1291. Alicuben ET, Samaan JS, Houghton CC, Soffer E, Lipham JC, Samakar K. PMID: 33342255.
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    16. 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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    17. Safety and efficacy of robotic-assisted groin hernia repair. J Robot Surg. 2021 Aug; 15(4):547-552. Maas MC, Alicuben ET, Houghton CC, Samakar K, Sandhu KK, Dobrowolsky A, Lipham JC, Katkhouda N, Bildzukewicz NA. PMID: 32779131.
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    18. Effects of smoking on bariatric surgery postoperative weight loss and patient satisfaction. Surg Endosc. 2021 07; 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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    19. 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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    20. Management of lateral abdominal hernias. Hernia. 2020 04; 24(2):353-358. Katkhouda N, Alicuben ET, Pham V, Sandhu K, Samakar K, Bildzukewicz N, Houghton C, Dunn CP, Hawley L, Lipham J. PMID: 32052297.
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    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. 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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    27. 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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    28. 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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    29. 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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    30. 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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    31. 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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    32. 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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    33. 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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    34. 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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