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Minh Luu, MD

  • Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Surgery
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Rush Medical College
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Surgery
Fellowship: Evanston Northwestern Healthcare - Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Achalasia
  • Adrenal surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Cancer surgery, stomach
  • Carcinoid tumor
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery
  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Robotic surgery
  • Stomach cancer
Research Interests:
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Robotic surgery
  • Gastric cancer
  • GIST
  • Carcinoid
  • Surgical education
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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 Listings go back five years.

  1. Randomized pilot trial of gene expression profiling versus heart biopsy in the first year after heart transplant: early invasive monitoring attenuation through gene expression trial.
    Kobashigawa J, Patel J, Azarbal B, Kittleson M, Chang D, Czer L, Daun T, Luu M, Trento A, Cheng R, Esmailian F
    Circ Heart Fail
    2015 May
  2. The impact of visiting student electives on surgical Match outcomes.
    Jacobson RA, Daly SC, Schmidt JL, Fleming BP, Krupin A, Luu MB, Anderson MC, Myers JA
    J. Surg. Res.
    2015 Mar 19
  3. Syphilis testing in antenatal care: Policies and practices among laboratories in the Americas.
    Luu M, Ham C, Kamb ML, Caffe S, Hoover KW, Perez F
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet
    2015 Jun
    130 Suppl 1:S37-42.
  4. The use of an essay examination in evaluating medical students during the surgical clerkship.
    Smart BJ, Rinewalt D, Daly SC, Janssen I, Luu MB, Myers JA
    Am. J. Surg.
    2015 Jul 23
  5. Adult cardiothoracic transplant nursing: an ISHLT consensus document on the current adult nursing practice in heart and lung transplantation.
    Coleman B, Blumenthal N, Currey J, Dobbels F, Velleca A, Grady KL, Kugler C, Murks C, Ohler L, Sumbi C, Luu M, Dark J, Kobashigawa J, White-Williams C
    J. Heart Lung Transplant.
    2015 Feb
  6. Does initial laparoscopic cholecystectomy influence the outcomes of definitive oncologic resection for gallbladder cancer?
    Ballo R, Saeed M, Daly S, Pinzon M, Francescatti A, Millikan KW, Myers JA, Bines SF, Luu MB
    Am Surg
    2015 Feb
  7. Safety and efficacy of outpatient percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy for patients with head and neck cancer.
    Boll J, Daly S, Smolevitz J, Francescatti A, Myers J, Bines S, Luu M
    Am Surg
    2015 Feb
  8. A NSQIP Analysis of MELD and Perioperative Outcomes in General Surgery.
    Zielsdorf SM, Kubasiak JC, Janssen I, Myers JA, Luu MB
    Am Surg
    2015 Aug
  9. Continuity of care in general surgery resident education.
    Daly SC, Klairmont MM, Rinewalt D, Luu MB, Myers JA
    Am. J. Surg.
    2015 Apr 2
  10. The utilization of laparoscopy in ventral hernia repair: an update of outcomes analysis using ACS-NSQIP data.
    Aher CV, Kubasiak JC, Daly SC, Janssen I, Deziel DJ, Millikan KW, Myers JA, Luu MB
    Surg Endosc
    2014 Sep 24
  11. Improved patient outcomes in paraesophageal hernia repair using a laparoscopic approach: a study of the national surgical quality improvement program data.
    Kubasiak J, Hood KC, Daly S, Deziel DJ, Myers JA, Millikan KW, Janssen I, Luu MB
    Am Surg
    2014 Sep
  12. Insurance status and outcomes in laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.
    Balash PR, Wilson NA, Bruns NE, Luu MB, Francescatti AB, Maroulis B, Autajay KM, Myers JA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech
    2014 Oct
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. Giant inguinal scrotal hernia containing the sigmoid colon.
    Petersen LF, Luu MB
    Am Surg
    2014 Jul
  18. The policy of placing older donors into older recipients: is it worth the risk?
    Tehrani YS, Yu Z, Luu M, Liou F, Rafiei M, Hamilton M, Kobashigawa JA
    Clin Transplant
    2014 Jul
  19. 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
  20. The impact of operative timing on outcomes of appendicitis: a National Surgical Quality Improvement Project analysis.
    Fair BA, Kubasiak JC, Janssen I, Myers JA, Millikan KW, Deziel DJ, Luu MB
    Am. J. Surg.
    2014 Dec 13
  21. Laparoscopy has a superior diagnostic yield than percutaneous image-guided biopsy for suspected intra-abdominal lymphoma.
    Daly SC, Klairmont M, Arslan B, Vigneswaran Y, Roggin KF, Ujiki MB, Denham W, Millikan KW, Luu MB, Deziel DJ, Myers JA
    Surg Endosc
    2014 Dec 10
  22. 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
  23. Report from a consensus conference on primary graft dysfunction after cardiac transplantation.
    Kobashigawa J, Zuckermann A, Macdonald P, Leprince P, Esmailian F, Luu M, Mancini D, Patel J, Razi R, Reichenspurner H, Russell S, Segovia J, Smedira N, Stehlik J, Wagner F,
    J. Heart Lung Transplant.
    2014 Apr
  24. Unusual complications of gallstones.
    Luu MB, Deziel DJ
    Surg. Clin. North Am.
    2014 Apr
  25. Radiographic predictability of hiatal hernia prior to gastric band surgery.
    Broucek JR, Ritter LA, Francescatti AB, Smith CH, Luu MB, Autajay KM, Myers JA
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Single-incision versus conventional laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.
    Jolley J, Ahmed N, Luu MB, Francescatti AB, Autajay K, Myers JA
  29. Resident training in single-incision compared with traditional cholecystectomy.
    Daly SC, Hooper EA, Rinewalt D, Myers JA, Millikan KW, Luu M
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Mouse and human strategies identify PTPN14 as a modifier of angiogenesis and hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia.
    Benzinou M, Clermont FF, Letteboer TG, Kim JH, Espejel S, Harradine KA, Arbelaez J, Luu MT, Roy R, Quigley D, Higgins MN, Zaid M, Aouizerat BE, van Amstel JK, Giraud S, Dupuis-Girod S, Lesca G, Plauchu H, Hughes CC, Westermann CJ, Akhurst RJ
    Nat Commun
  33. Outgrowth of drug-resistant carcinomas expressing markers of tumor aggression after long-term TßRI/II kinase inhibition with LY2109761.
    Connolly EC, Saunier EF, Quigley D, Luu MT, De Sapio A, Hann B, Yingling JM, Akhurst RJ
    Cancer Res.
    2011 Mar 15
  34. 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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