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Namir Katkhouda, MD, PhD

Title(s)Professor of Surgery
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
Phone+1 323 442 5709
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    Title(s)Section Chief, Bariatric Surgery


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    Pasadena Magazine2011Top Doctor
    Southwestern Surgical Congress
    Society of the American GastroEndoscopic surgeons
    International Hepatobiliary Association
    French College of Surgeons
    European Society of Endoscopic Surgery
    Society of the Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
    2006Knighthood of the Legion of Honor

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    Namir Katkhouda, M.D. is a world authority in laparoscopic surgery, having pioneered the first laparoscopic vagotomy for the treatment of gastro duodenal ulcer disease. He is an innovator in the laparoscopic approach to advanced procedures, including liver surgery, aortic surgery, gastric resections, and hernia repair. He has written 80 peer review articles, presented over 250 scientific papers, written 100 book chapters and published 3 books in the field of laparoscopic surgery. He has trained more than 800 surgeons on laparoscopic techniques worldwide and graduated 19 fellows in minimally invasive surgery.

    He is co-director of the USC Bariatric Surgery Program and in this capacity, offers the patients all laparoscopic approaches for weight loss surgery, including hand sewn laparoscopic Roux-en Y gastric bypass and the Lap Band. Dr. Katkhouda’s current research includes virtual reality in laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive approaches to bariatric surgery and research in the physiology of laparoscopic surgery.

    Dr. Katkhouda came to the University of Southern California from France in 1993, and is currently a professor of surgery and chief of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Program in the department of surgery. He is director of laparoscopic surgery at Keck Hospital of USC. He serves as a governor on the board of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and sits on the editorial board of many prestigious, peer-reviewed surgical journals. He is member of the Southwestern Surgical Congress, the Western Surgical Association, the European and French Society of Endoscopic Surgery, and is an honorary member of the Mexican and Asian Society of Laparoscopic Surgery. In addition, Dr. Katkhouda is a fellow of the American and French College of Surgeons.

    Dr. Katkhouda completed his medical degree at the University of Montpellier, France followed by his residency and fellowship at the University of Nice, School of Medicine, also in France. He was later appointed vice chairman and director of surgical endoscopy in the University’s department of surgery. He received his board certification in surgery in 1987. Dr. Katkhouda was recently awarded France’s highest honor and was made Knight of the French Legion of Honor for his important contributions in laparoscopic surgery.

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    1. Xiang AH, Trigo E, Martinez M, Katkhouda N, Beale E, Wang X, Wu J, Chow T, Montgomery C, Nayak KS, Hendee F, Buchanan TA. Impact of Gastric Banding Versus Metformin on ß-Cell Function in Adults With Impaired Glucose Tolerance or Mild Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2018 12; 41(12):2544-2551. PMID: 30282699.
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    2. Alicuben ET, Bildzukewicz N, Samakar K, Katkhouda N, Dobrowolsky A, Sandhu K, Lipham JC. Routine esophageal manometry is not useful in patients with normal videoesophagram. Surg Endosc. 2018 Sep 24. PMID: 30251140.
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    3. Biglarian S, Katkhouda N. Requesting Patient Characteristics for Readmissions Noted in "Single-site Robotic Cholecystectomy in a Broadly Inclusive Patient Population: A Prospective Study". Ann Surg. 2017 04; 265(4):e34-e35. PMID: 28266977.
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    4. Rona KA, Schwameis K, Zehetner J, Samakar K, Green K, Samaan J, Sandhu K, Bildzukewicz N, Katkhouda N, Lipham JC. Gastric cancer in the young: An advanced disease with poor prognostic features. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Mar; 115(4):371-375. PMID: 28008624.
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    5. Schwameis K, Zehetner J, Rona K, Crookes P, Bildzukewicz N, Oh DS, Ro G, Ross K, Sandhu K, Katkhouda N, Hagen JA, Lipham JC. Post-Nissen Dysphagia and Bloating Syndrome: Outcomes After Conversion to Toupet Fundoplication. J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 03; 21(3):441-445. PMID: 27834011.
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    6. Reynolds JL, Zehetner J, Bildzukewicz N, Katkhouda N, Lipham JC. A Durable Laparoscopic Technique for the Repair of Large Paraesophageal Hernias. Am Surg. 2016 Oct; 82(10):911-915. PMID: 27779972.
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    7. Rona KA, Reynolds J, Schwameis K, Zehetner J, Samakar K, Oh P, Vong D, Sandhu K, Katkhouda N, Bildzukewicz N, Lipham JC. Efficacy of magnetic sphincter augmentation in patients with large hiatal hernias. Surg Endosc. 2017 05; 31(5):2096-2102. PMID: 27553803.
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    8. Gyllenhammer LE, Lam J, Alderete TL, Allayee H, Akbari O, Katkhouda N, Goran MI. Lower omental t-regulatory cell count is associated with higher fasting glucose and lower ß-cell function in adults with obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 06; 24(6):1274-82. PMID: 27133873; PMCID: PMC4882248 [Available on 06/01/17].
    9. Reynolds JL, Zehetner J, Shiraga S, Lipham JC, Katkhouda N. Intraoperative assessment of the effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on the distensibility of the lower esophageal sphincter using impedance planimetry. Surg Endosc. 2016 11; 30(11):4904-4909. PMID: 27071928.
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    10. Reynolds JL, Zehetner J, Nieh A, Bildzukewicz N, Sandhu K, Katkhouda N, Lipham JC. Charges, outcomes, and complications: a comparison of magnetic sphincter augmentation versus laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for the treatment of GERD. Surg Endosc. 2016 08; 30(8):3225-30. PMID: 26541730.
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    11. Zehetner J, Degnera E, Olasky J, Mason RA, Drangsholt S, Moazzez A, Darehzereshki A, Lipham JC, Katkhouda N. Percutaneous cholecystostomy versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with acute cholecystitis and failed conservative management: a matched-pair analysis. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2014 Dec; 24(6):523-7. PMID: 24710246.
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    12. Reynolds JL, Zehetner J, Bildzukewicz N, Katkhouda N, Dandekar G, Lipham JC. Magnetic sphincter augmentation with the LINX device for gastroesophageal reflux disease after U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. Am Surg. 2014 Oct; 80(10):1034-8. PMID: 25264655.
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    13. Darehzereshki A, Goldfarb M, Zehetner J, Moazzez A, Lipham JC, Mason RJ, Katkhouda N. Biologic versus nonbiologic mesh in ventral hernia repair: a systematic review and meta-analysis. World J Surg. 2014 Jan; 38(1):40-50. PMID: 24101015.
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    14. Cash JC, Zehetner J, Hedayati B, Bildzukewicz NA, Katkhouda N, Mason RJ, Lipham JC. Outcomes following laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. Surg Endosc. 2014 Feb; 28(2):492-9. PMID: 24100862.
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    15. Moazzez A, Mason RJ, Darehzereshki A, Katkhouda N. Totally laparoscopic abdominal wall reconstruction: lessons learned and results of a short-term follow-up. Hernia. 2013 Oct; 17(5):633-8. PMID: 23929497.
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    16. Katkhouda N, Friedlander M, Darehzereshki A, Mason RJ, Zehetner J, Moazzez A, Chan LS, Kiyabu M, Kirkman E, Kirkman P, Ravari F, Degnera E, Drangsholt S, Khalaf N. Argon beam coagulation versus fibrin sealant for hemostasis following liver resection: a randomized study in a porcine model. Hepatogastroenterology. 2013 Jul-Aug; 60(125):1110-6. PMID: 23803375.
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    17. Zehetner J, Pelipad D, Darehzereshki A, Mason RJ, Lipham JC, Katkhouda N. Single-access laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus classic laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2013 Jun; 23(3):235-43. PMID: 23751985.
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    18. Moazzez A, Mason RJ, Katkhouda N. Thirty-day outcomes of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in elderly using ACS/NSQIP database. Surg Endosc. 2013 Apr; 27(4):1061-71. PMID: 23052532.
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    19. Zehetner J, Ravari F, Ayazi S, Skibba A, Darehzereshki A, Pelipad D, Mason RJ, Katkhouda N, Lipham JC. Minimally invasive surgical approach for the treatment of gastroparesis. Surg Endosc. 2013 Jan; 27(1):61-6. PMID: 22752276.
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    20. Mason RJ, Moazzez A, Moroney JR, Katkhouda N. Laparoscopic vs open appendectomy in obese patients: outcomes using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jul; 215(1):88-99; discussion 99-100. PMID: 22632913.
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    21. Mason RJ, Moazzez A, Sohn H, Katkhouda N. Meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing antibiotic therapy with appendectomy for acute uncomplicated (no abscess or phlegmon) appendicitis. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2012 Apr; 13(2):74-84. PMID: 22364604.
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    22. Katkhouda N, Mason RJ, Wu B, Takla FS, Keenan RM, Zehetner J. Evaluation and treatment of patients with cardiac disease undergoing bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Sep-Oct; 8(5):634-40. PMID: 22398111.
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    23. Mason RJ, Moazzez A, Sohn HJ, Berne TV, Katkhouda N. Laparoscopic versus open anterior abdominal wall hernia repair: 30-day morbidity and mortality using the ACS-NSQIP database. Ann Surg. 2011 Oct; 254(4):641-52. PMID: 21881493.
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    24. Moazzez A, Mason RJ, Katkhouda N. Laparoscopic appendectomy: new concepts. World J Surg. 2011 Jul; 35(7):1515-8. PMID: 21437747.
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    25. Towfigh S, Clarke T, Yacoub W, Pooli AH, Mason RJ, Katkhouda N, Berne TV. Significant reduction of wound infections with daily probing of contaminated wounds: a prospective randomized clinical trial. Arch Surg. 2011 Apr; 146(4):448-52. PMID: 21502454.
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    26. Clarke T, Katkhouda N, Mason RJ, Cheng BC, Olasky J, Sohn HJ, Moazzez A, Algra J, Chaghouri E, Berne TV. Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy for the obese patient: a subset analysis from a prospective, randomized, double-blind study. Surg Endosc. 2011 Apr; 25(4):1276-80. PMID: 21046164.
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    27. Moazzez A, Mason RJ, Katkhouda N. A new technique for minimally invasive abdominal wall reconstruction of complex incisional hernias: totally laparoscopic component separation and incisional hernia repair. Surg Technol Int. 2010 Oct; 20:185-91. PMID: 21082566.
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    28. Speer AL, Sohn HJ, Moazzez A, Portillo J, Clarke T, Katkhouda N, Mason RJ. Establishing an acute care surgery service: lessons learned from the epidemiology of emergent non-trauma patients and increasing utilization of laparoscopy. J Trauma. 2010 Oct; 69(4):938-42. PMID: 20375915.
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    29. Clarke T, Katkhouda N, Mason RJ, Cheng BC, Algra J, Olasky J, Sohn HJ, Moazzez A, Balouch M. Fibrin glue for intraperitoneal laparoscopic mesh fixation: a comparative study in a swine model. Surg Endosc. 2011 Mar; 25(3):737-48. PMID: 20680350.
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    30. Curcillo PG, Wu AS, Podolsky ER, Graybeal C, Katkhouda N, Saenz A, Dunham R, Fendley S, Neff M, Copper C, Bessler M, Gumbs AA, Norton M, Iannelli A, Mason R, Moazzez A, Cohen L, Mouhlas A, Poor A. Single-port-access (SPA) cholecystectomy: a multi-institutional report of the first 297 cases. Surg Endosc. 2010 Aug; 24(8):1854-60. PMID: 20135180.
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    31. Olasky J, Moazzez A, Barrera K, Clarke T, Shriki J, Sohn HJ, Katkhouda N, Mason RJ. In the era of routine use of CT scan for acute abdominal pain, should all adults with small bowel intussusception undergo surgery? Am Surg. 2009 Oct; 75(10):958-61. PMID: 19886144.
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    32. Khoueir P, Black MH, Crookes PF, Kaufman HS, Katkhouda N, Wang MY. Prospective assessment of axial back pain symptoms before and after bariatric weight reduction surgery. Spine J. 2009 Jun; 9(6):454-63. PMID: 19356988.
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    33. Katkhouda N, Moazzez A, Popek S, Towfigh S, Cohen B, Lam B, Boulom V. A new and standardized approach for trocar placement in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Endosc. 2009 Mar; 23(3):659-62. PMID: 18802737.
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    34. Towfigh S, Chen F, Katkhouda N, Kelso R, Sohn H, Berne TV, Mason RJ. Obesity should not influence the management of appendicitis. Surg Endosc. 2008 Dec; 22(12):2601-5. PMID: 18347857.
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    35. Katkhouda N. Application of fibrin glue after hepatectomy might still be justified. Ann Surg. 2008 Feb; 247(2):399-400; author reply 400. PMID: 18216562.
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    36. Katkhouda N, Peterson RM, Raizada A, Dous S. Malpractice, standards and surgical journals. Surg Endosc. 2006 Sep; 20(9):1339-40. PMID: 16983482.
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    37. Towfigh S, Chen F, Mason R, Katkhouda N, Chan L, Berne T. Laparoscopic appendectomy significantly reduces length of stay for perforated appendicitis. Surg Endosc. 2006 Mar; 20(3):495-9. PMID: 16437274.
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    38. Acosta JM, Katkhouda N, Debian KA, Groshen SG, Tsao-Wei DD, Berne TV. Early ductal decompression versus conservative management for gallstone pancreatitis with ampullary obstruction: a prospective randomized clinical trial. Ann Surg. 2006 Jan; 243(1):33-40. PMID: 16371734; PMCID: PMC1449963.
    39. Katkhouda N, Mason RJ, Towfigh S. Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy: a prospective, randomized, double-blind study. Adv Surg. 2006; 40:1-19. PMID: 17163092.
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    40. Katkhouda N, Mason RJ, Towfigh S, Gevorgyan A, Essani R. Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy: a prospective randomized double-blind study. Ann Surg. 2005 Sep; 242(3):439-48; discussion 448-50. PMID: 16135930; PMCID: PMC1357752.
    41. Katkhouda N. A new technique for laparoscopic hernia repair using fibrin sealant. Surg Technol Int. 2004; 12:120-6. PMID: 15455316.
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    42. Katkhouda N. New hemostatic agents in general open and laparoscopic surgery. Surg Technol Int. 2004; 13:65-70. PMID: 15744677.
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    43. Velmahos GC, Vassiliu P, Demetriades D, Chan LS, Murray J, Salim A, Sava J, Katkhouda N, Berne TV. Wound management after colon injury: open or closed? A prospective randomized trial. Am Surg. 2002 Sep; 68(9):795-801. PMID: 12356153.
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    44. Velmahos GC, Toutouzas KG, Sarkisyan G, Chan LS, Jindal A, Karaiskakis M, Katkhouda N, Berne TV, Demetriades D. Severe trauma is not an excuse for prolonged antibiotic prophylaxis. Arch Surg. 2002 May; 137(5):537-41; discussion 541-2. PMID: 11982465.
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    45. Katkhouda N, Khalil MR, Manhas S, Grant S, Velmahos GC, Umbach TW, Kaiser AM. André Toupet: surgeon technician par excellence. Ann Surg. 2002 Apr; 235(4):591-9. PMID: 11923617.
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    46. Malas MB, Katkhouda N. Internal hernia as a complication of laparoscopic nissen fundoplication. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2002 Apr; 12(2):115-6. PMID: 11948298.
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    47. Kaiser AM, Katkhouda N. Laparoscopic management of the perforated viscus. Semin Laparosc Surg. 2002 Mar; 9(1):46-53. PMID: 11979410.
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    48. Katkhouda N, Manhas S, Umbach TW, Kaiser AM. Laparoscopic splenectomy. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2001 Dec; 11(6):383-90. PMID: 11814130.
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    49. Murray JA, Cornwell EE, Velmahos GC, Rivkind AI, Hedman T, Abrahams JH, Katkhouda N, Berne TV, Demetriades D. Healing of traumatic diaphragm injuries: comparison of laparoscopic versus open techniques in an animal model. J Surg Res. 2001 Oct; 100(2):189-91. PMID: 11592791.
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    50. Velmahos GC, Demetriades D, Toutouzas KG, Sarkisyan G, Chan LS, Ishak R, Alo K, Vassiliu P, Murray JA, Salim A, Asensio J, Belzberg H, Katkhouda N, Berne TV. Selective nonoperative management in 1,856 patients with abdominal gunshot wounds: should routine laparotomy still be the standard of care? Ann Surg. 2001 Sep; 234(3):395-402; discussion 402-3. PMID: 11524592; PMCID: PMC1422030.
    51. Katkhouda N, Grant SW, Mavor E, Friedlander MH, Lord RV, Achanta K, Essani R, Mason R. Predictors of response after laparoscopic splenectomy for immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Surg Endosc. 2001 May; 15(5):484-8. PMID: 11353966.
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    52. Katkhouda N, Mavor E, Friedlander MH, Mason RJ, Kiyabu M, Grant SW, Achanta K, Kirkman EL, Narayanan K, Essani R. Use of fibrin sealant for prosthetic mesh fixation in laparoscopic extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair. Ann Surg. 2001 Jan; 233(1):18-25. PMID: 11141220; PMCID: PMC1421161.
    53. Katkhouda N, Friedlander MH, Grant SW, Achanta KK, Essani R, Paik P, Velmahos G, Campos G, Mason R, Mavor E. Intraabdominal abscess rate after laparoscopic appendectomy. Am J Surg. 2000 Dec; 180(6):456-9; discussion 460-1. PMID: 11182397.
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    54. Katkhouda N, Mavor E, Achanta K, Friedlander MH, Grant SW, Essani R, Mason RJ, Foster M, Mouiel J. Laparoscopic repair of chronic intrathoracic gastric volvulus. Surgery. 2000 Nov; 128(5):784-90. PMID: 11056441.
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    55. Lord RV, Huprich JE, Katkhouda N. Images of interest. Gastrointestinal: complications of fundoplication. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2000 Oct; 15(10):1221. PMID: 11106106.
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    56. Stapfer M, Selby RR, Stain SC, Katkhouda N, Parekh D, Jabbour N, Garry D. Management of duodenal perforation after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and sphincterotomy. Ann Surg. 2000 Aug; 232(2):191-8. PMID: 10903596; PMCID: PMC1421129.
    57. Katkhouda N, Mavor E. Laparoscopic splenectomy. Surg Clin North Am. 2000 Aug; 80(4):1285-97. PMID: 10987036.
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    58. Katkhouda N, Mavor E. Laparoscopic management of benign liver disease. Surg Clin North Am. 2000 Aug; 80(4):1203-11. PMID: 10987031.
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    59. Katkhouda N, Mavor E, Mason RJ. Visual identification of the cystic duct-CBD junction during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (visual cholangiography): an additional step for prevention of CBD injuries. Surg Endosc. 2000 Jan; 14(1):88-9. PMID: 10653245.
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    60. Mouiel J, Katkhouda N, Gugenheim J, Fabiani P. Possibilities of laparoscopic liver resection. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2000; 7(1):1-8. PMID: 10982584.
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    61. Katkhouda N, Mavor E, Gugenheim J, Mouiel J. Laparoscopic management of benign cystic lesions of the liver. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2000; 7(2):212-7. PMID: 10982616.
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    62. Katkhouda N, Campos GM, Mavor E, Trussler A, Khalil M, Stoppa R. Laparoscopic extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair. A safe approach based on the understanding of rectus sheath anatomy. Surg Endosc. 1999 Dec; 13(12):1243-6. PMID: 10594277.
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    63. Katkhouda N, Campos GM, Mavor E, Mason RJ, Hume M, Ting A. Is laparoscopic approach to lumbar spine fusion worthwhile? Am J Surg. 1999 Dec; 178(6):458-61. PMID: 10670852.
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    64. Katkhouda N, Mavor E, Mason RJ, Campos GM, Soroushyari A, Berne TV. Laparoscopic repair of perforated duodenal ulcers: outcome and efficacy in 30 consecutive patients. Arch Surg. 1999 Aug; 134(8):845-8; discussion 849-50. PMID: 10443807.
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    65. Tomonaga T, Houghton SG, Filipi CJ, Hinder RA, Hunter J, Dallemagne B, Katkhouda N, Kozarek R, DeMeester TR, Deeik R, Shiino Y, Awad ZT, Marsh RE. A new form of access for endo-organ surgery. The initial experience with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. Surg Endosc. 1999 Aug; 13(8):738-41. PMID: 10430675.
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    66. Katkhouda N, Mason RJ, Mavor E, Campos GM, Rivera RT, Hurwitz MB, Waldrep D. Laparoscopic finger-assisted technique (fingeroscopy) for treatment of complicated appendicitis. J Am Coll Surg. 1999 Jul; 189(1):131-3. PMID: 10401750.
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    67. Katkhouda N, Hurwitz M, Gugenheim J, Mavor E, Mason RJ, Waldrep DJ, Rivera RT, Chandra M, Campos GM, Offerman S, Trussler A, Fabiani P, Mouiel J. Laparoscopic management of benign solid and cystic lesions of the liver. Ann Surg. 1999 Apr; 229(4):460-6. PMID: 10203077; PMCID: PMC1191730.
    68. Katkhouda N, Hurwitz MB. Laparoscopic splenectomy for hematologic disease. Adv Surg. 1999; 33:141-61. PMID: 10572565.
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    69. Katkhouda N, Hurwitz MB, Rivera RT, Chandra M, Waldrep DJ, Gugenheim J, Mouiel J. Laparoscopic splenectomy: outcome and efficacy in 103 consecutive patients. Ann Surg. 1998 Oct; 228(4):568-78. PMID: 9790346; PMCID: PMC1191537.
    70. Katkhouda N, Waldrep DJ, Campos GM, Tang E, Offerman S, Trussler AP, Gugenheim J, Mouiel J. An improved technique for laparoscopic highly selective vagotomy using harmonic shears. Surg Endosc. 1998 Aug; 12(8):1051-4. PMID: 9685541.
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    71. Marks J, Mouiel J, Katkhouda N, Gugenheim J, Fabiani P. Laparoscopic liver surgery. A report on 28 patients. Surg Endosc. 1998 Apr; 12(4):331-4. PMID: 9543523.
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    72. Katkhouda N. Long-term results of a prospective randomized comparison of total fundic wrap (Nissen-Rossetti) or semifundoplication (Toupet) for gastro-oesophageal reflux. Br J Surg. 1997 Feb; 84(2):281. PMID: 9052459.
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    73. Katkhouda N, Waldrep DJ, Feinstein D, Soliman H, Stain SC, Ortega AE, Mouiel J. Unresolved issues in laparoscopic splenectomy. Am J Surg. 1996 Nov; 172(5):585-9; discussion 589-90. PMID: 8942568.
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    74. Ortega AE, Tang E, Froes ET, Asensio JA, Katkhouda N, Demetriades D. Laparoscopic evaluation of penetrating thoracoabdominal traumatic injuries. Surg Endosc. 1996 Jan; 10(1):19-22. PMID: 8711598.
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    75. Katkhouda N. Laparoscopic treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease--defining a gold standard. Surg Endosc. 1995 Jul; 9(7):765-7. PMID: 7482181.
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    76. Katkhouda N, Ortega A, Bremner R, Nguyen P, Verham R, Mouiel J. Laparoscopic splenectomy. Surg Technol Int. 1995; IV:159-62. PMID: 21400426.
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    77. Katkhouda N, Bremner R, Ortega A, Verham R, Nguyen P, Mouiel J. Laparoscopic management of complications of peptic ulcer disease. Surg Technol Int. 1995; IV:121-6. PMID: 21400421.
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    78. Katkhouda N, Heimbucher J, Mills S, Mouiel J. Management of problems in laparoscopic surgery of the biliary tract. Ann Chir Gynaecol. 1994; 83(2):93-9. PMID: 7944224.
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    79. Katkhouda N, Mills S. Laparoscopic surgery of the liver. Surg Technol Int. 1994; 3:173-9. PMID: 21319086.
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    80. Katkhouda N, Mills S, Mouiel J. Laparoscopic treatment of peptic ulcer disease and its complications. Surg Technol Int. 1994; 3:215-9. PMID: 21321886.
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    81. Katkhouda N, Mouiel J. Laparoscopic treatment of inguinal hernias. A personal approach. Endosc Surg Allied Technol. 1993 Aug; 1(4):193-7. PMID: 8050019.
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