Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Rush Medical College
Rush University Medical Center - Surgery
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare - Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
Bile duct repair
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Annual case volume has no impact on patient outcomes in laparoscopic partial colectomy. Daly SC, Klairmont MM, Francescatti AB, Myers JA, Deziel DJ, Luu MB Surg Endosc 2014 May 28(5):1648-52. Permanent mesh results in long-term symptom improvement and patient satisfaction without increasing adverse outcomes in hiatal hernia repair. Petersen LF, McChesney SL, Daly SC, Millikan KW, Myers JA, Luu MB Am. J. Surg. 2014 Mar 207(3):445-8; discussion 448. Long-term efficacy of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for the treatment of biliary dyskinesia. Veenstra BR, Deal RA, Redondo RE, Daly SC, Najman J, Myers JA, Millikan KW, Luu MB Am. J. Surg. 2014 Mar 207(3):366-70; discussion 369-70. Minimally Invasive Technique Leads to Decreased Morbidity and Mortality in Small Bowel Resections Compared to an Open Technique: An ACS-NSQIP Identified Target for Improvement. Daly SC, Popoff AM, Fogg L, Francescatti AB, Myers JA, Millikan KW, Deziel DJ, Luu MB J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2014 Jun 18(6):1171-5. Giant inguinal scrotal hernia containing the sigmoid colon. Petersen LF, Luu MB Am Surg 2014 Jul 80(7):185-6. A subjective assessment of medical student perceptions on animal models in medical education. Daly SC, Wilson NA, Rinewalt DE, Bines SD, Luu MB, Myers JA J Surg Educ 2014 Jan-Feb 71(1):61-4. Higher clinical performance during a surgical clerkship is independently associated with matriculation of medical students into general surgery. Daly SC, Deal RA, Rinewalt DE, Francescatti AB, Luu MB, Millikan KW, Anderson MC, Myers JA Am. J. Surg. 2014 Apr 207(4):623-7. Unusual complications of gallstones. Luu MB, Deziel DJ Surg. Clin. North Am. 2014 Apr 94(2):377-94. Radiographic predictability of hiatal hernia prior to gastric band surgery. Broucek JR, Ritter LA, Francescatti AB, Smith CH, Luu MB, Autajay KM, Myers JA JSLS 2014 18(2):243-5. Abdominal wall reconstruction: a case series of ventral hernia repair using the component separation technique with biologic mesh. Hood K, Millikan K, Pittman T, Zelhart M, Secemsky B, Rajan M, Myers J, Luu M. Am J Surg. 2013 2013 Mar 205(3):322-7; discussion 327-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.10.024. Epub 2013 Jan 22. En bloc right hemicolectomy/pancreaticoduodenectomy for cancer: one institution's experience. Mora-Pinzon MC, Francescatti AB, Luu MB, Millikan KW, Deziel DJ, Hayden DM, Saclarides TJ. Am Surg. 2013 2013 Jun 79(6):E238-9. No abstract available. Resident training in single-incision compared with traditional cholecystectomy. Daly SC, Hooper EA, Rinewalt D, Myers JA, Millikan KW, Luu M JSLS 2013 17(3):361-4. Single-incision versus conventional laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Jolley J, Ahmed N, Luu MB, Francescatti AB, Autajay K, Myers JA JSLS 2013 17(3):385-7. Long-term symptom relief and patient satisfaction after Heller myotomy and Toupet fundoplication for achalasia. Popoff AM, Myers JA, Zelhart M, Maroulis B, Mesleh M, Millikan K, Luu MB. Am J Surg. 2012 2012 Mar 203(3):339-42; discussion 342. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2011.10.003. Epub 2012 Jan 4. Frequency of adjustments and weight loss after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Valle E, Luu MB, Autajay K, Francescatti AB, Fogg LF, Myers JA. Obes Surg. 2012 2012 Dec 22(12):1880-3. doi: 10.1007/s11695-012-0748-3. Laparoscopic revision of failed fundoplication and hiatal herniorraphy. Frantzides CT, Madan AK, Carlson MA, Zeni TM, Zografakis JG, Moore RM, Meiselman M, Luu M, Ayiomamitis GD. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2009 2009 Apr 19(2):135-9. doi: 10.1089/lap.2008.0245.
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I’m a general surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery on the abdomen, also known as laparoscopic surgery.
The benefits of laparoscopic surgery compared to open is pretty well established. There’s less pain, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery. Those are the short-term benefits. And then long-term you create less scar tissue. Your risk of developing complications later from the scar tissues that form as a natural healing process is less. Having minimal access to the abdomen is much better for patients if it can be done safely. And we’re finding that we’re able to do that more and more with more operations in the abdomen.