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Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Rush Medical College
Rush University Medical Center - Surgery
Loyola University Medical Center - Minimally Invasive Surgery
Cancer surgery, stomach
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Minimally invasive procedures
Robotic surgery, gastrointestinal
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.
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. 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. eng 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. eng 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. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery for intra-abdominal metastatic melanoma. Turner J, Myers JA, Titze J, Kaufman HL, Bines SD. Am Surg. 2011 2011 Aug 77(8):E164-5. No abstract available. Routine postoperative upper gastrointestinal fluoroscopy is unnecessary after laparoscopic adjustable gastric band placement. Bertelson NL, Myers JA. Surg Endosc. 2010 2010 Sep 24(9):2188-91. doi: 10.1007/s00464-010-0924-2. Epub 2010 Mar 27. Roux-en-Y duodenojejunostomy in the treatment of Bouveret syndrome. Erlandson MD, Kim AW, Richter HM 3rd, Myers JA. South Med J. 2009 2009 Sep 102(9):963-5. doi: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e3181b17dde. Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) guidelines for office endoscopic services. Heneghan S, Myers J, Fanelli R, Richardson W; Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. Surg Endosc. 2009 2009 May 23(5):1125-9. doi: 10.1007/s00464-009-0410-x. Epub 2009 Mar 20. No abstract available. A novel approach to extraction of incarcerated omentum and mesh insertion in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Perry KA, Millikan KW, Huang WW, Myers JA. Surg Endosc. 2008 2008 Mar 22(3):798-801. doi: 10.1007/s00464-007-9640-y. Epub 2007 Nov 1. Gastric migration and strangulation after adjustable gastric banding. Fischer G, Myers JA, Huang W, Shayani V. Obes Surg. 2008 2008 Jun 18(6):753-5. doi: 10.1007/s11695-007-9410-x. Epub 2008 Apr 8. Laparoscopic ultrasound as the primary method for bile duct imaging during cholecystectomy Perry KA, Myers JA, Deziel DJ Surg Endosc 2008 Jan 22(1):208-13 Subdiaphragmatic foregut cyst: case report, differential diagnosis, and review of the literature. Galan K, Myers JA, Deziel D. JSLS. 2008 2008 Apr-Jun 12(2):183-7. Review.
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My overarching philosophy is just to listen to my patients and to remember what it feels like to be a patient. I take pride in laying out the whole treatment plan with them. I’m always drawing pictures for them. Even if I meet them in the hospital room, I’ll draw a picture of their operation on their bed sheets — which I’m sure housekeeping gets a little annoyed with me for. But I always make sure that they have a full understanding of what the plan is going to be, so that if anything happens along the road we’re prepared for it. We know what our plan was going in. And I let them know several hopeful outcomes. And if something happens, we’re ready to take care of it.