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Bruce A. Orkin, MD

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis
Residency: Mayo Clinic - Surgery
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic - Gastroenterology Research
  Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Colorectal Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Anal cancer
  • Carcinoid tumor
  • Colonic motility disorders
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal disorders, pediatric
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Colorectal surgery, sphincter-preserving
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis
  • Pelvic pouch surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery
  • Ulcerative colitis
Research Interests:
  • Colorectal disorders in children
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Education of colorectal and general surgeons
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Management of combined pelvic prolapse in women
  • Minimally invasive colorectal surgery
  • Ostomy complications (colostomy and ileostomy)
  • Treatment of early and advanced rectal and anal cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis
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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. Systems-based practice: learning the concepts using a teamwork competition model.
    Chan EY, Deziel DJ, Orkin BA, Wool NL
    Am. J. Surg.
    2015 Jan
  2. Radiographic staging practices of newly diagnosed colorectal cancer vary according to medical specialty.
    Ma K, Nayak S, Li H, Evans K, Francescatti A, Brand MI, Orkin B, Hill M, Cameron J, Mobarhan S, Favuzza J, Melson J
    Gastrointest. Endosc.
    2015 Apr 22
  3. Enterocolic fistula due to a rectal stent: Case report and literature review.
    Ross JP, Orkin BA
    Ann Med Surg (Lond)
    2014 Dec
  4. Management of chronic intractable constipation in children.
    Kerur B, Kantekure K, Bonilla S, Orkin B, Flores AF
    J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr.
    2014 Dec
  5. Management of pediatric patients with refractory constipation who fail cecostomy.
    Bonilla SF, Flores A, Jackson CC, Chwals WJ, Orkin BA
    J. Pediatr. Surg.
    2013 Sep
  6. Intraoperative small bowel length measurements and analysis of demographic predictors of increased length.
    Teitelbaum EN, Vaziri K, Zettervall S, Amdur RL, Orkin BA.
    Clin Anat. 2013
    2013 Mar 20. doi: 10.1002/ca.22238. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Progression of sclerosing mesenteritis into intra-abdominal abscesses.
    Nabzdyk CS, Dermody M, Rhee J, Bankoff M, Weinstein B, Orkin BA.
    Am Surg. 2013
    2013 Jan
    79(1):E25-7. No abstract available.
  8. ?Topical tacrolimus for parastomal pyoderma gangrenosum: a report of two cases.
    Altieri M, Vaziri K, Orkin BA.
    Ostomy Wound Manage. 2010
    2010 Sep
  9. Accuracy of colonoscopic localization.
    Vaziri K, Choxi SC, Orkin BA.
    Surg Endosc. 2010
    2010 Oct
    24(10):2502-5. doi: 10.1007/s00464-010-0993-2. Epub 2010 Mar 24.
  10. The digital rectal examination scoring system (DRESS).
    Orkin BA, Sinykin SB, Lloyd PC.
    Dis Colon Rectum. 2010
    2010 Dec
    53(12):1656-60. doi: 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181f23c85.
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