Doctor Profile

Constantine T. Frantzides
MD

Constantine Frantzides
MD

Chicago Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery
4905 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Suite 409
Skokie, IL 60077

Skokie

Illinois (IL)

Contact Contact Constantine T. Frantzides
T: 847-676-2200
F: 847-676-1813

Visit: www.laparoscopicexperts.com
Surgery, General; Colon & Rectal Surgery; Oncology

Surgery, General

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Oncology

Languages Spoken: English, Greek

Profile

Dr. Frantzides is the Director of the Chicago Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery;Director of the Laparoscopic and Bariatric Fellowship Program at St. Francis Hospital and professor of surgery at University of Illinois in Chicago. He operates at St. Francis Hospital, and Evanston Hospital in Evanston. He is recognized worldwide as an expert in the field of laparoscopic surgery and is a charter member of the United States Laparoscopic Founders Society.

 

His experience in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery is one of the most extensive in the United States. Dr. Frantzides created the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and was the Director of the center from 1995-1997. Dr. Frantzides has served as the Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center and professor of surgery at the University of Chicago from 1997 to 2000. He was also the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital from 1997-2000. Dr. Frantzides was the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago and professor of surgery at Rush University. He was also the director of Minimally Invasive Surgery (2003-2006) and director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program (2003-2008) at Northshore University Health System (previously known as Evanston Northwestern Healthcare). Under his Directorship, and because of his high volume of procedures and excellent outcomes Evanston Northwestern Healthcare was named a "Center Of Excellence" by the American College of Surgeons. In addition Dr. Frantzides was Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University from 2004-2009.

He has traveled internationally to perform and teach laparoscopic operations. In recognition of his efforts in teaching advanced laparoscopic techniques, he was named Honorary member of the Brazilian Society of Surgery (Colegio Brasileiro de Cirurgia Digestiva), the Hellenic Surgical Association, and the Greek Laparoscopic Society. During the last 19 years, he has organized 31 laparoscopic courses through which 331 surgeons were trained in laparoscopic surgery. He has created the first laparoscopic fellowship program in the United States (1995) for training young surgeons in the art of minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Frantzides is a member of numerous professional societies and has been the recipient of several awards and honors as well as grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and from the surgical industry. Dr. Frantzides has made more than 200 contributions to the medical literature and has written three books on laparoscopic surgery. He was the first in the world to introduce and perform 14 different laparoscopic procedures. He has worked extensively on the laparoscopic management of Gastro- Esophageal Reflux disease and Hiatal Hernia, Incisional Hernia,treatment of esophageal achalasia and the laparoscopic treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the colon. Dr. Frantzides has extensively published in peer review medical journals on the above mentioned ailments and other diseases managed in a minimally invasive approach. He developed a new safer technique for the laparoscopic gastric bypass ("Triple staple technique" Archives of Surgery, 2003.) Dr. Frantzides was the first surgeon to define and publish the importance of preserving the vagus nerve during a gastric bypass for avoidance of the dumping syndrome. He is credited with inventing two surgical instruments used in laparoscopic surgery. Because of his academic activities in laparoscopic surgery as well as his surgical skills he was given the "Achievement award for advanced laparoscopic surgery" by the American Society of General Surgeons. He was named in 2007 & 2008 America's Top Surgeon and in 2010 and 2011 as the "Most Compassionate Doctor" by the Consumers' Research Council of America. In 2010, 2011, 2012,and 2013 he was named "America's Top Doctor" by the acclaimed Castle Connolly Medical Guide. He was also named  "Top Doctor" in 2012 by the Chicago Magazine, and the US News and World Report for 2011 and 2012.

Procedures

Bariatric Surgery

Colon/Rectum/Small Intestine

Esophagus

Hernia

Kidney/Adrenal

Liver/Bile Ducts/Gallbladder

 

 

Pancreas

Spine

Spleen

Stomach

Other

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Published In:

Chicago Super Doctors 2013
Chicago Super Doctors 2012

About Constantine Frantzides

Graduation Year: 1976

Professional Webpage: www.lapmd.com

Honors and Awards:

"America's Top Doctor", Castle Connolly Medical Guide, 2012

"Best Doctor", Laparoscopic Surgery, US News & World Report, 2012

"America's Top Doctor", Castle Connolly Medical Guide, 2011

"America's Top Doctor", Castle Connolly Medical Guide, 2010

"America's Top Surgeon" , Consumers Research Council of America, 2008

"America's Top Surgeon", Consumers Research Council of America, 2007

15th International Congress

"Best Video Honorable Mention", American Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons , 2006

Laparoscopic Fellowship Program, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, 2006

14th International Congress

American Society of Laparoendocopic Surgeons, 2005

14th International Congress, 2005

"Best General Surgery Scientific Paper", American Society of Laparoendocopic Surgeons, 2005

"Certificate of Achievement", Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon American Society of General Surgeons, 2003

American Society of General Surgeons , 2003

"Laparoscopic Fellowship Program", TYCO Corporation, 2003

TYCO-United States Surgical, 2001

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, 2001

International Symposium on Advanced Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery , 1999

"Laparoscopic Prosthetic Reinforcement of Hiatal Herniorrhaphy", Digestive Surgery Original Paper Grassi Prize, 1999

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, 1998

Physician's Recogniotion Award, American Medical Association, 1997

Physician's Recogniotion Award, American Medical Association, 1996

Chosun University Korea, 1995

W.L. Gore & Associates-Medical Product Division, 1995

"Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship", Ethicon Endo-Surgery, 1995

Award for Dedication and Service, Milwaukee Breast Cancer Awarness Program, 1995

International Symposium on Advanced Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery, 1993

Best Teacher of the Year, Golden Cane Award, 1993

Sandoz Research Institute, 1992

"The Billary Penetration of Fleroxacin and Ciprofloxacin:Competative Stud?", Roche Research, 1990

Physician's Recogniotion Award, American Medical Association, 1990

Shipley Medal, Southern Surgical Association, 1985

GRANT #R29 DK38486, National Institute of Health, 186

Special Licenses/Certifications:

State of Illinois

1997

State of Wisconsin

1989

ECFMG sponsored license

1983

Republic of Greece

1980

Republic of Cyprus

1978

Professional Activity:

HOSPITAL STAFF APPOINTMENTS

02/03-Present- Highland Park Hospital-Highland Park, IL

Staff Surgeon

02/03-Present- Glenbrook Hospital-Glenview, IL

Staff Surgeon

1/07-Present - St. Francis Hospital-Evanston, IL

Staff Surgeon

02/03-Present- Evanston Hospital-Evanston, IL

Staff Surgeon

11/00-11/03- Rush-Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center-Chicago, Illinois

Staff Surgeon

10/97-12/00- University of Chicago Medical Center

Staff Surgeon

8/96-10/97- Children's Hospital-Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Staff Surgeon

1/93-10/97- Columbia Hospital - Milwaukee Wisconsin

Staff Surgeon

11/89-10/97- Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Staff Surgeon

11/89-12/95- John L. Doyne Hospital- Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Staff Surgeon

01/83-10/89 -Milwaukee County Hospital-Milwaukee Wisconsin

FACULTY-ADMINISTARTIVE APPOIMTMENTS

 

10/09-Present - Visiting Professor of Surgery University of Illinois in Chicago

7/08-Present - Director of Laparoscopic and Bariatric Fellowship Program

St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL

10/06-Present - Director

Chicago Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Skokie, IL

5/04 -9/09- Professor of Surgery

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

11/03-6/08- Director of Laparoscopic Fellowship Program

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL

10/05-10/06 - Director of Esophageal Diseases

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL

11/03-6/06- Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Program

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL

6/01-10/03- Director of Laparoscopic Fellowship Program

Rush University, Chicago, Illinois

1/01-10/03- Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Program

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

1/01-10/03- Professor of Surgery

Rush University, Chicago, Illinois

10/97-12/00 - Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Program & Center

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

10/97-12/00 - Professor of Surgery,

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1/98-10/00 - Chairman, Division of Surgery

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

3/97-6/97- Interim Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

10/95-10/97- Chief of GI Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

6/95-10/97- Director of Laparoscopic Fellowship Program

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

3/95-10/97- Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery Center

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

7/93-10/97- Associate Professor, Department of Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1/89-6/93- Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

10/85-12/88 - Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES

2006-2009- Admissions Committee

School of Medicine, Northwestern University

2002- 2003- Operative and Invasive Procedure Review Committee

Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center

1998 – 2000- Surgical Education Committee

University of Chicago

1998 - 2000- Cost Containment Committee, Chairman

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital

1998 - 2000- Credentials Committee

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital

1998 - 2000- Executive Committee

University of Chicago Medical Center

1998 - 2000- Executive Committee

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital

1998 - 2000- Medical Staff Leadership Committee

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital

1998 - 2000- Graduate Medical Education Committee

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital

1998 - 2000- Chairman, Division of Surgery Committee

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital

1998 - 2000- Chairman, OR Committee

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital

1997- Contracting Committee Member

Medical College of Wisconsin

1996-1997- Clinical Resource, Design Team Member

Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital

1996- Search Committee Member for Administrator

Department of Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin

1996-1997- Operating Room Committee Member

Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital

1995-1997- Billing and Collection Committee, Chairman-Department of Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin

1994-1995- Marketing Committee Chairman-Department of Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin

1994-1995- Finance Committee-Department of Surgery

Medical College of Wisconsin

1994-1995- Marketing Committee Member

Medical College of Wisconsin

1994-1995- Cost Effectiveness Subcommittee Member

Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital

1993-1997- Utilization Review Committee Member

Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital

1990-1997- Senior Advisor, Clinical Education

Medical College of Wisconsin

1990-1995- Clinical Research Center Advisory Committee Member

Medical College of Wisconsin

1990-1995- Laser Safety Committee Member

Medical College of Wisconsin

Community Service:

The State of Wisconsin and the City of Milwaukee                       

Tommy Thompson, Governor and John O. Norquist, Mayor

Award for Dedication and Service to the Milwaukee Breast Cancer Awareness

Program

1995

Publications, Lectures and Presentations:


Early postoperative colon electrical response activity. Surg Forum 36:164-165, 1985.

Differential sensitivities of morphine and motilin to initiate MMC in isolated intestinal segments. Gastroenterology 90:61-67, 1986.

Radionuclide visualization of acute occlusive and nonocclusive intestinal ischemia. Ann Surg 203:295-300, 1986.



The effect of whole gut lavage on colon motility and gastrocolic response in a subhuman primate. Surgery 99:531-536, 1986.



Resolution of postoperative ileus in humans. Ann Surg 203:574-581, 1986.



An intrinsic neural pathway for long intestino-intestinal inhibitory reflexes. Gastroenterology 92:594-603, 1987.



Radionuclide evaluation of the reversibility of occlusive and non-occlusive intestinal ischemia. Surg Forum 38:154-157, 1987.



Effects of morphine on colonic myoelectric and motor activity in subhuman primates. Am J Physiol 21:G247-G252, 1990.


Chemical degeneration of intestinal nerves. Am J Physiol 21:G848-G855, 1990.



Effects of enteric neural defunctioning on small bowel motility. Am J Physiol 22:G226-G232, 1990.



Streptococcus milleri group (Streptococcus anginosus): recovery from intra-abdominal and soft tissue sites. Ann Clin Lab Sci 21:56-61, 1991.



Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - one year experience. Acta Chir Hellen 63:417-419, 1991.



Calculated empiric antimicrobial therapy for mixed type surgical infectious disease. Infection 19:345-350, 1991.



Postcholecystectomy syndrome. In Problems in General Surgery. Sperantza, V. and Barbara, L., Eds. J.B. Lippincott Co. 8:604-608, 1991.



Prostaglandins and modulation of small bowel myoelectric activity. Am J Physiol 262:G488-G497, 1992.



Untreated diabetes mellitus promotes intestinal microbial overgrowth. Am J Surg 163:417-421, 1992.


Morphine effects on human colonic myoelectric activity in the postoperative period. Am J Surg 163:144-149, 1992.



The diabetic gut: a risk factor in postoperative infection. Surg Res Comm 12:33-42, 1992.


Effect of propranolol on human myoelectric activity. Surg Forum XLIII:155-157, 1992.


Laparoscopic highly selective vagotomy: technique and case report. Surg Laparosc Endosc 2:348-352, 1992.



Routine or selective use of intraoperative cholangiogram in laparoscopic cholecystectomy? J Laparoendosc Surg 3:31-37, 1993.


Laparoscopic repair of gastric perforations. Surg Laparosc Endosc 3:63-66, 1993.



Small bowel myoelectric activity in peritonitis. Am J Surg 165: 681-685, 1993 Ludwig, K.A., Carlson, M.A., and Frantzides, C.T. Postoperative myoele



Postoperative myoelectric motility patterns in open versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy. J. Laparoendosc Surg. 3: 461-466, 1993.



In Current Techniques in General Surgery. R.E. Condon, Ed. Lawrence Della Corte Publications Inc. Vol 2, pp. 1-7, 1993.



Laparoscopic Management of Pancreatic Pseudocyst. J.Laparoendosc. Surg. 4:55-59, 1994.



Laparoscopic Repair of a Penetrating Injury to the Diaphragm. J. Laparoendoscopic Surg. 4:153-156, 1994.


A Re-Evaluation of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. J Laparoendosc Surg. 4:375-378, 1994



Biomaterial-associated infections in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery: antimicrobial bonding as an interventional strategy. In Molecular Pathogenesis of Surgical Infections. Wadstrom, Holder and Krouvall, Eds. 1994. Frantzides, C.T., Carlson, MA, an



Laparoscopic Gastric Stapling and Roux-en-Y Gastrojejunostomy for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity: an experimental model. J Laparoendosc Surg. 5(2) 97-100, 1995.



Laparoscopic VS. Conventional Fundoplication. J. Laparoendosc Surg. 5(3):137- 143, 1995.


An Overview of Laparoscopic Surgery. What is currently acceptable?. Cyp Med J. 12(3):45-48, 1995.



Human colonic smooth muscle electrical activity during and after recovery from postoperative ileus. Am J Physiol. 267 (Gastroenter Liver Physiol 32: G408-G417, 1995).on-opioid analgesics shorten the duration of postoperative ileus. The American Surgeon. 61:1079-83, 1995.

The first laparoscopic Nissen fundoplications in Cyprus. Cypr. Med. J. 3:12-15, 1995.
Minimally invasive surgery of the colon and rectum. Proceedings of the 15th World Congress of Collegium Internationale Chirurgiae Digestivae, J.P. Kim and R.E. Condon Ed. Monduzzi Editore, Bologna, Italy, pp 39-45, 1996.

Laparoscopic Ladd Procedure and Cecopexy in The Treatment of Malrotation Beyond the neonatal period. Surg Laparosc Endosc. 6:73-75, 1996.

Control of vena cava hemorrhage during laparoscopic adrenalectomy. J. Laparoendosc. Surg, 6:349-351, 1996. Frantzides C.T., and Carlson MA: Laparoscopic Jaboulay gastr

Laparoscopic Jaboulay gastroduodenostomy for gastric outlet obstruction. J. Laparoendosc Surg. 6:341-344, 1996.

Minimally invasive surgery of the esophagus. Proceedings of the 15th World Congress of Collegium Internationale Chirurgiae Digestivae, J.P. Kim and R.E. Condon Ed. Monduzzi Editore, Bologna, Italy, pp. 27-31-1996.

A review of laparoscopic surgery of the colon and rectum. Cypr Med J, 2:45-49, 1996. Frantzides C.T., Carlson, MA:

Minimally invasive ventral herniorrhaphy. J. Laparoendosc Surg. 7:121-124, 1997.

Laparoscopic highly selective vagotomy. J. Laparoendosc Surg, 7(3):143-146, 1997.

Prosthetic reinforcement of posterior cruroplasty during laparoscopic hiatal herniorrhaphy. Surg Endosc 11: 769-771, 1997.

Canine myoelectric activity after open versus laparoscopically assisted right hemicolectomy. Am J Surg, 174: 79-82, 1997.

Laparoscopic re-do Nissen fundoplication. J. Laparoendosc Surg., 7: 235-239, 1997.

A study of 362 consecutive laparoscopic Nissen fundoplications. Surgery 124(4):651-654, 1998.

Laparoscopic prosthetic reinforcement of hiatal herniorrhaphy. Dig Surg 16:407-410, 1999.

Laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernia with Polytetrafluoroethylene. Surg Endosc. 13:906-908, 1999.

Minimally invasive Nissen fundoplication with hernia repair. Hellenic Laparosc. Surg. 2:12-19, 1999.

Laparoscopic Repair of a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in an Adult: A Case Report. Laparoscopic Adv. Surg. Tech., 10:287-90, 2000.

Complications and Results of Laparoscopic Antireflux Procedures: A Review of 10,489 Cases. J. Am. Coll. Surg. 193:428-439, 2001

Laparoscopic colectomy; Cyprus Med. J 18:10-11, 2001

Paraesophageal Herniation. In: Baker RJ, Fisher JE (ed.) Mastery of Surgery, 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001.

A prospective, randomized trial of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) patch repair vs. simple cruroplasty for large hiatal hernia. Arch. Surg, 137:649-652,2002

Laparoscopic omentalcerebellar pedicled graft harvest; Surg. Laparosc. Endosc. & Percutaneous 12:383-386,2002.

The quality of information about laparoscopic bariatric surgery on the Internet; Surg. Endosc. 17(5): 685-687, 2003

Triple-Stapling Technique for Jejunojejjunostomy in Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass; Arch. Surg. 138-1029-1032, 2003

Selective use of Esophageal Manometry Monitoring Prior to Laparoscopic Fundoplication: J. Am Coll. Surg 197(3) 358-364. 2003

“Assessing individual hand performance in laparoscopic trainers,” American Surgeon 69(12):1112-1114, 2003

Mesh-Reinforced Repair of Diaphragmatic Hernia (In: V. Schumpelick, L.M. Nyhus (eds) Springer: Meshes: Benefits and Risks pp. 28-289, 2003

Laparoscopic wedge resection of gastric leiomyoma; J. Soc. Laparoendosc. Sur. 8:77-80, 2004

Laparoscopic Esophageal Mucosal Resection for High-Grade Dysplasia; J. Laparoendosc. Advanced Surg. Techniques 14(5) 261-265, 2004.

Achalasia: Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach: A 10 Year Experience. J. Gastrointestinal Surg. 8:18-23, 2004

Minimally Invasive Incisional Herniorrhaphy: A Review of 208 Cases; Surgical Endoscopy 18: 1488-1491, 2004

Effect of Body Mass Index on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery: J. Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg.

“The Myth of the Short Esophagus;” Surgical Endoscopy 18(1): 31-34, 2004

“Evaluation of Specialized Laparoscopic Suturing and Tying Devices;” J Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg. 8(2): 191-193, 2004.

“Predicting Baseline Laparoscopic Surgery Skills;” Surgical Endoscopy 19(1): 101-103, 2005.

Effects of a Laparoscopic Course In Student Interest In Surgical Residency; J Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg. 9:134-137, 2005

Participants Opinions of Laparoscopic Trainers During Basic Laparoscopic Training. Am J Surg; 189 (6): 758-761, 2005. Frantzides, C.T., Madan AK, Gupta PK, Smith C, Keshavarzi

Laparoscopic Repair of Congenital Duodenal Obstruction; J Laparoendosc.& Adv. Surg. Tech.; 16 (1):48-50, 2006.

Value of Preoperative Upper Endoscopy in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass; Obesity Surgery; 16: 142-146, 2006.

Prosthetic Closure of the Esophageal Hiatus in Large Hiatal Hernia Repair and Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery; Surgical Endoscopy ; 20: 367-379, 2006.

Postoperative Complaints After Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication; J Soc Laparoendosc. Surg; 10: 39-42, 2006.

A Survey of Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Programs; J. Laparoendosc. Adv. Surg. Tech.; 16: 99-101, 2006.

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Utilizing the Triple-Stapling Technique; J. Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg; 10: 176-179.

L5-S1 Laparoscopic Anterior Interbody Fusion; J. Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg. 10 (4): 488-492,

New Trends in Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery; Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Principles of Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment. FA Granderath, T kamolz, R Pointer (ed.). Vienna: SpringerWien New York, 2006.

Technical Factor Predisposing To Recurrence After Minimally Invasive Incisional Herniorrhaphy; Recurrent Herniation. V Schumpelick and RJ Fitzgibbons (ed.). Springer. 170-178, 2007.

Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial of Laparoscopic Trainers in Laparoscopic Skills Acquisition; Surgical Endoscopy. 21: 209-213, 2007.

Recent Advances in the Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity. Hellenic Journal of Surgery. 6: 365-376, 2007.

“Substituting Virtual Reality Trainers for Inanimate Box Trainers Does Not Decrease Laparoscopic Skill Acquisition;” J Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg. 11: 87-89, 20072006.

Laparoscopic Repair of Incarcerated Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Laparoendosc. Adv. Surg. Tech. 17: 39-42, 2007.

A Review of 6,266 Published Cases of Minimally Invasive Ventral Herniorrhaphy: An Analysis of 6,266 Cases. Hernia. 12: 9-22, 2008.

Laparoscopic Revision of Failed Fundoplication and Hiatal Herniorrhaphy. J. Laparosc. Adv. Surg. Tech. 19(2): 133-139, 2009

A "Hiatal hernia repair with mesh: a survey of SAGES members Surg. Endosc. 2009

Laparoscopic Colectomy in an Academic U.S. Center; Hellenic journal of Surgery 81 (4):80-86,2009

Laparoscopoci Transgastric Esophageal Mucosal Resection, Am. J. Surg. Accepted for publication

A Survey of Dumping Symptomatology after Gastric Bypass with or without Lesser Omental Transection, Surg Obes Relat Dis. Accepted for publication

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Early postoperative colon electrical response activity. Surg Forum 36:164-165, 1985.

Differential sensitivities of morphine and motilin to initiate MMC in isolated intestinal segments. Gastroenterology 90:61-67, 1986.

Radionuclide visualization of acute occlusive and nonocclusive intestinal ischemia. Ann Surg 203:295-300, 1986.

The effect of whole gut lavage on colon motility and gastrocolic response in a subhuman primate. Surgery 99:531-536, 1986.

Resolution of postoperative ileus in humans. Ann Surg 203:574-581, 1986.

An intrinsic neural pathway for long intestino-intestinal inhibitory reflexes. Gastroenterology 92:594-603, 1987.

Radionuclide evaluation of the reversibility of occlusive and non-occlusive intestinal ischemia. Surg Forum 38:154-157, 1987.

Effects of morphine on colonic myoelectric and motor activity in subhuman primates. Am J Physiol 21:G247-G252, 1990.

Chemical degeneration of intestinal nerves. Am J Physiol 21:G848-G855, 1990.

Effects of enteric neural defunctioning on small bowel motility. Am J Physiol 22:G226-G232, 1990.

Streptococcus milleri group (Streptococcus anginosus): recovery from intra-abdominal and soft tissue sites. Ann Clin Lab Sci 21:56-61, 1991.

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - one year experience. Acta Chir Hellen 63:417-419, 1991.

Calculated empiric antimicrobial therapy for mixed type surgical infectious disease. Infection 19:345-350, 1991.

Postcholecystectomy syndrome. In Problems in General Surgery. Sperantza, V. and Barbara, L., Eds. J.B. Lippincott Co. 8:604-608, 1991.

Prostaglandins and modulation of small bowel myoelectric activity. Am J Physiol 262:G488-G497, 1992.

Untreated diabetes mellitus promotes intestinal microbial overgrowth. Am J Surg 163:417-421, 1992.

Morphine effects on human colonic myoelectric activity in the postoperative period. Am J Surg 163:144-149, 1992.

The diabetic gut: a risk factor in postoperative infection. Surg Res Comm 12:33-42, 1992.

Effect of propranolol on human myoelectric activity. Surg Forum XLIII:155-157, 1992.

Laparoscopic highly selective vagotomy: technique and case report. Surg Laparosc Endosc 2:348-352, 1992.

Routine or selective use of intraoperative cholangiogram in laparoscopic cholecystectomy? J Laparoendosc Surg 3:31-37, 1993.

Laparoscopic repair of gastric perforations. Surg Laparosc Endosc 3:63-66, 1993.

Small bowel myoelectric activity in peritonitis. Am J Surg 165: 681-685, 1993 Ludwig, K.A., Carlson, M.A., and Frantzides, C.T. Postoperative myoele

Postoperative myoelectric motility patterns in open versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy. J. Laparoendosc Surg. 3: 461-466, 1993.

In Current Techniques in General Surgery. R.E. Condon, Ed. Lawrence Della Corte Publications Inc. Vol 2, pp. 1-7, 1993.

Laparoscopic Management of Pancreatic Pseudocyst. J.Laparoendosc. Surg. 4:55-59, 1994.

Laparoscopic Repair of a Penetrating Injury to the Diaphragm. J. Laparoendoscopic Surg. 4:153-156, 1994.

A Re-Evaluation of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. J Laparoendosc Surg. 4:375-378, 1994

Biomaterial-associated infections in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery: antimicrobial bonding as an interventional strategy. In Molecular Pathogenesis of Surgical Infections. Wadstrom, Holder and Krouvall, Eds. 1994. Frantzides, C.T., Carlson, MA, an

Laparoscopic Gastric Stapling and Roux-en-Y Gastrojejunostomy for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity: an experimental model. J Laparoendosc Surg. 5(2) 97-100, 1995.

Laparoscopic VS. Conventional Fundoplication. J. Laparoendosc Surg. 5(3):137- 143, 1995.

An Overview of Laparoscopic Surgery. What is currently acceptable?. Cyp Med J. 12(3):45-48, 1995.

Human colonic smooth muscle electrical activity during and after recovery from postoperative ileus. Am J Physiol. 267 (Gastroenter Liver Physiol 32: G408-G417, 1995).

on-opioid analgesics shorten the duration of postoperative ileus. The American Surgeon. 61:1079-83, 1995.

The first laparoscopic Nissen fundoplications in Cyprus. Cypr. Med. J. 3:12-15, 1995.

Minimally invasive surgery of the colon and rectum. Proceedings of the 15th World Congress of Collegium Internationale Chirurgiae Digestivae, J.P. Kim and R.E. Condon Ed. Monduzzi Editore, Bologna, Italy, pp 39-45, 1996.

Laparoscopic Ladd Procedure and Cecopexy in The Treatment of Malrotation Beyond the neonatal period. Surg Laparosc Endosc. 6:73-75, 1996.

Control of vena cava hemorrhage during laparoscopic adrenalectomy. J. Laparoendosc. Surg, 6:349-351, 1996. Frantzides C.T., and Carlson MA: Laparoscopic Jaboulay gastr

Laparoscopic Jaboulay gastroduodenostomy for gastric outlet obstruction. J. Laparoendosc Surg. 6:341-344, 1996.

Minimally invasive surgery of the esophagus. Proceedings of the 15th World Congress of Collegium Internationale Chirurgiae Digestivae, J.P. Kim and R.E. Condon Ed. Monduzzi Editore, Bologna, Italy, pp. 27-31-1996.

A review of laparoscopic surgery of the colon and rectum. Cypr Med J, 2:45-49, 1996. Frantzides C.T., Carlson, MA:

Minimally invasive ventral herniorrhaphy. J. Laparoendosc Surg. 7:121-124, 1997.

Laparoscopic highly selective vagotomy. J. Laparoendosc Surg, 7(3):143-146, 1997.

Prosthetic reinforcement of posterior cruroplasty during laparoscopic hiatal herniorrhaphy. Surg Endosc 11: 769-771, 1997.

Canine myoelectric activity after open versus laparoscopically assisted right hemicolectomy. Am J Surg, 174: 79-82, 1997.

Laparoscopic re-do Nissen fundoplication. J. Laparoendosc Surg., 7: 235-239, 1997.

A study of 362 consecutive laparoscopic Nissen fundoplications. Surgery 124(4):651-654, 1998.

Laparoscopic prosthetic reinforcement of hiatal herniorrhaphy. Dig Surg 16:407-410, 1999.

Laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernia with Polytetrafluoroethylene. Surg Endosc. 13:906-908, 1999.

Minimally invasive Nissen fundoplication with hernia repair. Hellenic Laparosc. Surg. 2:12-19, 1999.

Laparoscopic Repair of a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in an Adult: A Case Report. Laparoscopic Adv. Surg. Tech., 10:287-90, 2000.

Complications and Results of Laparoscopic Antireflux Procedures: A Review of 10,489 Cases. J. Am. Coll. Surg. 193:428-439, 2001

Laparoscopic colectomy; Cyprus Med. J 18:10-11, 2001

Paraesophageal Herniation. In: Baker RJ, Fisher JE (ed.) Mastery of Surgery, 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001.

A prospective, randomized trial of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) patch repair vs. simple cruroplasty for large hiatal hernia. Arch. Surg, 137:649-652,2002

Laparoscopic omentalcerebellar pedicled graft harvest; Surg. Laparosc. Endosc. & Percutaneous 12:383-386,2002.

The quality of information about laparoscopic bariatric surgery on the Internet; Surg. Endosc. 17(5): 685-687, 2003

Triple-Stapling Technique for Jejunojejjunostomy in Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass; Arch. Surg. 138-1029-1032, 2003

Selective use of Esophageal Manometry Monitoring Prior to Laparoscopic Fundoplication: J. Am Coll. Surg 197(3) 358-364. 2003

“Assessing individual hand performance in laparoscopic trainers,” American Surgeon 69(12):1112-1114, 2003

Mesh-Reinforced Repair of Diaphragmatic Hernia (In: V. Schumpelick, L.M. Nyhus (eds) Springer: Meshes: Benefits and Risks pp. 28-289, 2003

Laparoscopic wedge resection of gastric leiomyoma; J. Soc. Laparoendosc. Sur. 8:77-80, 2004

Laparoscopic Esophageal Mucosal Resection for High-Grade Dysplasia; J. Laparoendosc. Advanced Surg. Techniques 14(5) 261-265, 2004.

Achalasia: Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach: A 10 Year Experience. J. Gastrointestinal Surg. 8:18-23, 2004

Minimally Invasive Incisional Herniorrhaphy: A Review of 208 Cases; Surgical Endoscopy 18: 1488-1491, 2004

Effect of Body Mass Index on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery: J. Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg.

“The Myth of the Short Esophagus;” Surgical Endoscopy 18(1): 31-34, 2004

“Evaluation of Specialized Laparoscopic Suturing and Tying Devices;” J Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg. 8(2): 191-193, 2004.

“Predicting Baseline Laparoscopic Surgery Skills;” Surgical Endoscopy 19(1): 101-103, 2005.

Effects of a Laparoscopic Course In Student Interest In Surgical Residency; J Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg. 9:134-137, 2005

Participants Opinions of Laparoscopic Trainers During Basic Laparoscopic Training. Am J Surg; 189 (6): 758-761, 2005. Frantzides, C.T., Madan AK, Gupta PK, Smith C, Keshavarzi

Laparoscopic Repair of Congenital Duodenal Obstruction; J Laparoendosc.& Adv. Surg. Tech.; 16 (1):48-50, 2006.

Value of Preoperative Upper Endoscopy in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass; Obesity Surgery; 16: 142-146, 2006.

Prosthetic Closure of the Esophageal Hiatus in Large Hiatal Hernia Repair and Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery; Surgical Endoscopy ; 20: 367-379, 2006.

Postoperative Complaints After Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication; J Soc Laparoendosc. Surg; 10: 39-42, 2006.

A Survey of Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Programs; J. Laparoendosc. Adv. Surg. Tech.; 16: 99-101, 2006.

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Utilizing the Triple-Stapling Technique; J. Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg; 10: 176-179.

L5-S1 Laparoscopic Anterior Interbody Fusion; J. Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg. 10 (4): 488-492,

New Trends in Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery; Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Principles of Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment. FA Granderath, T kamolz, R Pointer (ed.). Vienna: SpringerWien New York, 2006.

Technical Factor Predisposing To Recurrence After Minimally Invasive Incisional Herniorrhaphy; Recurrent Herniation. V Schumpelick and RJ Fitzgibbons (ed.). Springer. 170-178, 2007.

Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial of Laparoscopic Trainers in Laparoscopic Skills Acquisition; Surgical Endoscopy. 21: 209-213, 2007.

Recent Advances in the Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity. Hellenic Journal of Surgery. 6: 365-376, 2007.

“Substituting Virtual Reality Trainers for Inanimate Box Trainers Does Not Decrease Laparoscopic Skill Acquisition;” J Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg. 11: 87-89, 20072006.

Laparoscopic Repair of Incarcerated Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Laparoendosc. Adv. Surg. Tech. 17: 39-42, 2007.

A Review of 6,266 Published Cases of Minimally Invasive Ventral Herniorrhaphy: An Analysis of 6,266 Cases. Hernia. 12: 9-22, 2008.

Laparoscopic Revision of Failed Fundoplication and Hiatal Herniorrhaphy. J. Laparosc. Adv. Surg. Tech. 19(2): 133-139, 2009

A "Hiatal hernia repair with mesh: a survey of SAGES members Surg. Endosc. 2009

Laparoscopic Colectomy in an Academic U.S. Center; Hellenic journal of Surgery 81 (4):80-86,2009

Laparoscopoci Transgastric Esophageal Mucosal Resection, Am. J. Surg. Accepted for publication

A Survey of Dumping Symptomatology after Gastric Bypass with or without Lesser Omental Transection, Surg Obes Relat Dis. Accepted for publication

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