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Frantzides, C.T., Condon, R.E., and Cowles, V.E.  Early postoperative colon electrical response activity. Surg Forum 36:164-165, 1985.

Matsumoto, T., Sarna, S.K., Condon, R.E., Cowles, V.E., and Frantzides, C.T.  Differential sensitivities of morphine and motilin to initiate MMC in isolated intestinal segments.  Gastroenterology 90:61-67, 1986.

Frantzides, C.T., Condon, R.E., Tsiftsis, D.D., Stavraka, A., Pissiotis, C., and Papademetriou, J.  Radionuclide visualization of acute occlusive and nonocclusive intestinal ischemia.  Ann Surg 203:295-300, 1986.

Condon, R.E., Cowles, V.E., Schulte, W.J., Frantzides, C.T., and Matsumoto, T.  The effect of whole gut lavage on colon motility and gastrocolic response in a subhuman primate.  Surgery 99:531-536, 1986.

Condon, R.E., Frantzides, C.T., Cowles, V.E., Mahoney, J.L., Schulte, W.J., and Sarna, S.K.  Resolution of postoperative ileus in humans.  Ann Surg 203:574-581, 1986.

Frantzides, C.T., Sarna, S.K., Matsumoto, T., Lang, I.M., and Condon, R.E.  An intrinsic neural pathway for long intestino-intestinal inhibitory reflexes.  Gastroenterology 92:594-603, 1987.

Frantzides C.T., Stavraka, A., Mirianthephs, P., Kakavakis, C., and Condon, R.E. Radionuclide evaluation of the reversibility of occlusive and non-occlusive intestinal ischemia.  Surg Forum 38:154-157, 1987.

Frantzides, C.T., Condon, R.E., Schulte, W.J., and Cowles, V.E.  Effects of morphine on colonic myoelectric and motor activity in subhuman primates.  Am J Physiol 21:G247-G252, 1990.

Frantzides, C.T., Garancis J.C., Doumas B.T., and Condon, R.E.  Chemical degeneration of intestinal nerves.  Am J Physiol 21:G848-G855, 1990.

Frantzides, C.T., Condon, R.E., Doumas, B.T., and Garancis, J.C.  Effects of enteric neural defunctioning on small bowel motility. Am J Physiol 22:G226-G232, 1990.

Edmiston, C.E., Walker, A.P., Krepel, C.J., Gohr, C.M., Seabrook, G.R., and Frantzides, C.T.  Streptococcus milleri group (Streptococcus anginosus): recovery from intra-abdominal and soft tissue sites.  Ann Clin Lab Sci 21:56-61, 1991.

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

Wittmann, D.H., Bergstein, J.M., and Frantzides, C.T.  Calculated empiric antimicrobial therapy for mixed type surgical infectious disease.  Infection 19:345-350, 1991.

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

Frantzides, C.T., Lianos, E.A., Wittmann, D.H., Greenwood, B., and Edmiston, C.E.: Prostaglandins and modulation of small bowel myoelectric activity.  Am J Physiol 262:G488-G497, 1992.

Roza, A.M., Edmiston, C.E., Frantzides, C.T., Moore, G.H., Nowak, T.V., Johnson, C.P., and Adams, M.B.  Untreated diabetes mellitus promotes intestinal microbial overgrowth.  Am J Surg 163:417-421, 1992.

Frantzides, C.T., Cowles, V.E., Salaymeh, B.M., Tekin, E., and Condon, R.E.  Morphine effects on human colonic myoelectric activity in the postoperative period.  Am J Surg 163:144-149, 1992.

Frantzides, C.T., Edmiston, C.E., Walker, A.P., and Nowak, T.V.  The diabetic gut: a risk factor in postoperative infection.  Surg Res Comm 12:33-42, 1992.

Carlson, M.A., Ludwig, K.A., Cowles, V.E., Frantzides, C.T., and Condon, R.E.  Effect of propranolol on human myoelectric activity.  Surg Forum XLIII:155-157, 1992.

Frantzides, C.T., Ludwig, K.A., Quebbeman, E.J., and Burhop J.W.  Laparoscopic highly selective vagotomy: technique and case report.  Surg Laparosc Endosc 2:348-352, 1992.

Carlson, M.A., Frantzides, C.T., Ludwig, K.A., Cattey, R.P., Henry, L.G., Walker, A.P., Schulte, W.J., and Wilson, S.D. Routine or selective use of intraoperative cholangiogram in laparoscopic cholecystectomy?  J Laparoendosc Surg 3:31-37, 1993.

Frantzides, C.T., Ludwig, K.A., Aprahamian, C., and Salaymeh, B.M.  Laparoscopic repair of gastric perforations.  Surg Laparosc Endosc 3:63-66, 1993.

Frantzides, C.T., Mathias, C.A., Ludwig, K.A., Edmiston, C.E., and Condon, R.E.  Small bowel myoelectric activity in peritonitis.   Am J Surg 165: 681-685, 1993

Ludwig, K.A., Carlson, M.A., and Frantzides, C.T.  Postoperative myoelectric motility patterns in open versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  J. Laparoendosc Surg. 3: 461-466, 1993.

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

Frantzides, CT, Ludwig, K., Redlich, P.  Laparoscopic Management of Pancreatic Pseudocyst.  J.Laparoendosc. Surg. 4:55-59, 1994.

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

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

Edmiston, C.E., Uyeno, D.Y., Almassi, H.G., and Frantzides, C.T.:  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, CT, Carlson, MA, and Schulte, WJ:  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.

Frantzides, CT, and Carlson, MA:  Laparoscopic VS. Conventional Fundoplication.  J. Laparoendosc Surg.  5(3):137-            143, 1995.

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

Condon R.E., Cowles V.E., Ferraz A.A.B, Carilli S, Carlson M.E., Ludwig K., Tekin E, Ulualp K., Ezberci F., Shoji Y.,             Isherwood P., Frantzides, CT, Schulte WJ:   Human colonic smooth muscle electrical activity during and after             recovery from postoperative ileus.  Am J Physiol.  267 (Gastroenter Liver Physiol 32: G408-G417, 1995).

Ferraz A.B. , Cowles V.E., Condon R.E., Carilli S, Ezberci F., Frantzides C.T., Schulte W.J.:  Non-opioid analgesics shorten the duration of postoperative ileus.  The American Surgeon.  61:1079-83, 1995.

Frantzides CT, Carlson MA, Makris V, Potamitis G and Efthimiou E:  The first laparoscopic Nissen fundoplications in Cyprus.  Cypr. Med. J.  3:12-15, 1995.

Frantzides CT, Carlson MA: 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.

Frantzides, CT, Cziperle, DJ, Soergel, K, and Stewart, E:  Laparoscopic Ladd Procedure and Cecopexy in The             Treatment of Malrotation Beyond the neonatal period.  Surg Laparosc Endosc. 6:73-75, 1996.

Carlson MA, Frantzides CT:  Control of vena cava hemorrhage during laparoscopic adrenalectomy.  J. Laparoendosc. Surg, 6:349-351, 1996.

Frantzides CT, and Carlson MA: Laparoscopic Jaboulay gastroduodenostomy for gastric outlet obstruction. J.             Laparoendosc Surg. 6:341-344, 1996.

Frantzides CT, Carlson MA:  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.

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

Frantzides CT, Carlson, MA:  Minimally invasive ventral herniorrhaphy.  J. Laparoendosc Surg.  7:121-124, 1997.  

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

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

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

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

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

Carlson MA, Richards CG, and Frantzides CT:  Laparoscopic prosthetic reinforcement of hiatal herniorrhaphy.  Dig Surg 16:407-410, 1999.

Frantzides CT, Carlson, MA, and Richards CG:  Laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernia with Polytetrafluoroethylene.  Surg Endosc. 13:906-908, 1999.

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

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

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

Frantzides C.T., Madan AK, Makris V, Potamitis G, Lyssiotis T, Efthimiou E; Laparoscopic colectomy; Cyprus        Med. J 18:10-11, 2001

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

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

Frantzides C.T., Madan AK, Ferguson RL, Kumari NVA; Laparoscopic omentalcerebellar pedicled graft harvest; Surg. Laparosc. Endosc. & Percutaneous 12:383-386,2002.

Madan AK, Frantzides, C.T., Pesce CR; The quality of information about laparoscopic bariatric surgery on the Internet; Surg. Endosc. 17(5): 685-687, 2003

Madan AK, Frantzides, C.T.; Triple-Stapling Technique for Jejunojejjunostomy in Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass; Arch. Surg. 138-1029-1032, 2003

Frantzides, C.T., Madan AK, Carlson MA, Stewart ET, Smoth C; Selective use of Esophageal Manometry Monitoring Prior to Laparoscopic Fundoplication: J. Am Coll. Surg 197(3) 358-364. 2003

Madan AK, Frantzides, C.T., Shervin N, Tebbit CL; “Assessing individual hand performance in laparoscopic trainers,” American Surgeon 69(12):1112-1114, 2003

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

Madan AK, Frantzides, C.T., Keshavarzian A, Smith C; Laparoscopic wedge resection of gastric leiomyoma; J. Soc. Laparoendosc. Sur. 8:77-80, 2004

Frantzides, C.T., Madan AK, Moore RE, Zografakis JG, Carlson MA, Keshavarzian A: Laparoscopic Esophageal Mucosal Resection for High-Grade Dysplasia; J. Laparoendosc. Advanced Surg. Techniques 14(5) 261-265, 2004.

Frantzides, C.T., Moore RE, Madan AK Carlson MA, Keshavarzain A, Smith C; Achalasia: Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach: A 10 Year Experience. J. Gastrointestinal Surg. 8:18-23, 2004

Frantzides, C.T., Carlson MA, Zografakis JG, Madan AK, Moore RE; Minimally Invasive Incisional Herniorrhaphy: A Review of 208 Cases; Surgical Endoscopy  18: 1488-1491, 2004

Frantzides, C.T., Carlson MA, Moore RE, Zografakis, JG, Madan AK, Puumala S, Keshavarzian A; Effect of Body Mass Index on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery: J. Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg. 8(7):849-855, 2004

Madan AK, Frantzides, C.T., Patsavas KL; “The Myth  of the Short Esophagus;” Surgical Endoscopy 18(1): 31-34, 2004

Madan AK, Frantzides, C.T., Tebbit CL, Park WC, Kumari NVA, Shervin N; “Evaluation of Specialized Laparoscopic Suturing and Tying Devices;” J Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg. 8(2): 191-193, 2004.

Madan AK, Frantzides, C.T., Park WC, Tebbit CL, Kumari NVA, O’Leary PJ; “Predicting Baseline Laparoscopic Surgery Skills;” Surgical Endoscopy 19(1): 101-103, 2005.

Madan AK, Frantzides, C.T., Quiros RM, Dujovny N, Tebbit CL:  Effects of a Laparoscopic Course In Student Interest In Surgical Residency; J Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg. 9:134-137, 2005

Madan AK, Frantzides, C.T., Tebbit CL, Quiros RM; 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, Keshavarzian A; Laparoscopic Repair of Congenital Duodenal Obstruction; J Laparoendosc.& Adv. Surg. Tech.; 16 (1):48-50, 2006.

Frantzides, C.T., Zeni TM, Mahr C, Denham, W, Meiselman M, Goldberg, MJ, Spiess S, Brand RE; Value of Preoperative Upper Endoscopy in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass; Obesity Surgery; 16: 142-146, 2006.

Granderath FA, Carlson MA, Champion JK, Szold A, Basso N, Frantzides, C.T.: Prosthetic Closure of the Esophageal Hiatus in Large Hiatal Hernia Repair and Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery; Surgical Endoscopy ; 20: 367-379, 2006.

Frantzides, C.T., Carlson MA, Zografakis JG, Moore RE, Zeni TM, Madan AK: Postoperative Complaints After Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication; J Soc Laparoendosc. Surg; 10: 39-42, 2006.

Madan AK, Frantzides, C.T.; Deziel DJ; A Survey of Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Programs; J. Laparoendosc. Adv. Surg. Tech.; 16: 99-101, 2006.

Frantzides, C.T., Zeni, TM, Madan AK, Zografakis, JG, Moore RE, Laguna L; Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Utilizing the Triple-Stapling Technique; J. Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg; 10: 176-179.

Frantzides, C.T., Zeni, TM, Phillips, FM, Mathur, S, Zografakis, JG, Moore, RE; L5-S1 Laparoscopic Anterior Interbody Fusion; J. Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg. 10 (4): 488-492,

Granderath FA, Frantzides, C.T., Carson MA; Hiatal Closure—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.

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

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

Loizides S., Zografakis J, Frantzides, C.T.; Recent Advances in the Surgical Management of Morbid Obesity. Hellenic Journal of Surgery. 6: 365-376, 2007.

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

Frantzides, C.T., Madan AK, Zografakis JG, Smith C: Laparoscopic Repair of Incarcerated Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Laparoendosc. Adv. Surg. Tech. 17: 39-42, 2007.

Carlson MA, Frantzides, C.T., Shostrom MS, Laguna LE; A Review of 6,266 Published Cases of Minimally Invasive Ventral Herniorrhaphy: An Analysis of 6,266 Cases. Hernia. 12: 9-22, 2008.

Frantzides, C.T., Madan AK,Carlson MA,  Zeni TM, Zografakis JG, Moore RE, Meiselman M, Luu M, Ayiomamitis G; Laparoscopic Revision of Failed Fundoplication and Hiatal Herniorrhaphy.  J. Laparosc. Adv. Surg. Tech. 19(2): 133-139, 2009.

Frantzides, C.T. Carlson M A, Loizides S, Papafili A, Luu M, Roberts J, Zeni T, Frantzides A "Hiatal hernia repair with mesh: a survey of SAGES members Surg. Endosc. 2009.

Frantzides, C.T., Madan AK, Carlson M, Zografakis JG, Zeni TM Mieselman M, Roberts J, Ayiomamitis G.; Laparoscopic Colectomy in an Academic U.S. Center; Hellenic journal of Surgery 81 (4):80-86,2009

Frantzides, C.T., Carlson M, Keshavarzian A, Roberts J.; Laparoscopoci Transgastric Esophageal Mucosal Resection, Am. J. Surg. Accepted for publication

Frantzides, C.T., Carlson M, Shostrom K V, Roberts J, Stravropoulos G, Ayiomamitis G, Frantzides A.T.;A Survey of Dumping Symptomatology after Gastric Bypass with or without Lesser Omental Transection, Surg Obes Relat Dis. Accepted for publication

Constantine T. Frantzides, MD, PhD, Scott N. Welle, DO, Timothy M. Ruff, MD, Alexander T. Frantzides; Routine Anticoagulation for Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Following Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

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