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Yalini Vigneswaran

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentSurgery-General Surgery
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Yalini Vigneswaran conducts clinical and translational research. Her specific research interests are gastroesophageal reflux disease, weight loss surgery, revisional surgery, esophageal cancer treatment and paraesophageal hernia surgery.

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    Oregon Health & Sciences UniversityMinimally Invasive GI Surgery Fellowship
    University of ChicagoGeneral Surgery Residency
    Rush UniversityMD
    Unversity of ChicagoMS, Public Health
    University of Illinois at Urbana- ChampaignBS, Chemical Engineering
    University of Illinois at Urbana- ChampaignBS, Molecular Biology

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    1. Bryan AF, McRae C, Zhang J, Campbell PA, Mojtahed SA, Hussain M, Prachand VN, Vigneswaran Y. Supervised weight loss requirements disproportionately affect Black patients seeking weight loss surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2023 10; 19(10):1094-1098. PMID: 37127450.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Vigneswaran Y, Bryan AF, Ruhle B, Gottlieb LJ, Alverdy J. Autologous Posterior Rectus Sheath as a Vascularized Onlay Flap: a Novel Approach to Hiatal Hernia Repair. J Gastrointest Surg. 2022 01; 26(1):268-274. PMID: 34506032; PMCID: PMC8760196.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Vigneswaran Y, Prachand VN, Posner MC, Matthews JB, Hussain M. What Is the Appropriate Use of Laparoscopy over Open Procedures in the Current COVID-19 Climate? J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 07; 24(7):1686-1691. PMID: 32285338; PMCID: PMC7153352.
      Citations: 84     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    4. Turner M, Vigneswaran Y, Dewey E, Wolfe BM, Stroud AM, Spight D, Flum DR, Courcoulas A, Mitchell JE, Pories WJ, Pomp A, Husain FA. Weight loss and co-morbidity resolution between different races and ethnicities after gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Nov; 15(11):1943-1948. PMID: 31629668.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Haisley KR, DeSouza ML, Dewey EN, Drexel SE, Vigneswaran Y, Hunter JG, Dolan JP. Assessment of Routine Esophagram for Detecting Anastomotic Leak After Esophagectomy. JAMA Surg. 2019 09 01; 154(9):879-881. PMID: 31314097; PMCID: PMC6646988.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Vigneswaran Y, Wang V, Krezalek M, Prachand V, Wyers S, Juricek C, Uriel N, Jeevanandam V, Hussain M. Laparoscopic procedures in patients with cardiac ventricular assist devices. Surg Endosc. 2019 07; 33(7):2181-2186. PMID: 30367296.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Tanaka R, DeAsis F, Vigneswaran Y, Linn J, Carbray J, Denham W, Haggerty S, Ujiki M. Video review program enhances resident training in laparoscopic inguinal hernia: a randomized blinded controlled trial. Surg Endosc. 2018 06; 32(6):2847-2851. PMID: 29273873.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Vigneswaran Y, Poli E, Talamonti MS, Haggerty SP, Linn JG, Ujiki MB. Rectus abdominis atrophy after ventral abdominal incisions: midline versus chevron. Hernia. 2017 08; 21(4):619-622. PMID: 28343314.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Ward MA, Gitelis M, Patel L, Vigneswaran Y, Carbray J, Ujiki MB. Outcomes in patients with over 1-year follow-up after peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). Surg Endosc. 2017 04; 31(4):1550-1557. PMID: 27858209.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Andolfi C, Vigneswaran Y, Kavitt RT, Herbella FA, Patti MG. Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery: Importance of Patient's Selection and Preoperative Workup. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2017 Feb; 27(2):101-105. PMID: 27529517.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Andolfi C, Vigneswaran Y, Patti MG, Herbella FA, Pinna BR. Importance of esophageal manometry and pH monitoring for the evaluation of otorhinolaryngologic (ENT) manifestations of GERD. A multicenter study. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 10; 20(10):1673-8. PMID: 27456014.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Vigneswaran Y, Han H, De Loera R, Wen Y, Zhang X, Sun T, Mora-Solano C, Collier JH. This paper is the winner of an SFB Award in the Hospital Intern, Residency category: Peptide biomaterials raising adaptive immune responses in wound healing contexts. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2016 08; 104(8):1853-62. PMID: 27129604; PMCID: PMC4988660.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    13. Vigneswaran Y, Ujiki MB. A True Deficit in Surgeons' Knowledge of Costs: In Reply to Dempsey and colleagues. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Feb; 222(2):213. PMID: 26809391.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Vigneswaran Y, Ujiki MB. Peroral endoscopic myotomy: An emerging minimally invasive procedure for achalasia. World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Oct 10; 7(14):1129-34. PMID: 26468336; PMCID: PMC4600178.
      Citations: 2     
    15. Vigneswaran Y, Gitelis M, Lapin B, Denham W, Linn J, Carbray J, Ujiki M. Elderly and octogenarian cohort: Comparable outcomes with nonelderly cohort after open or laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs. Surgery. 2015 Oct; 158(4):1137-43; discussion 1143-4. PMID: 26299283.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    16. Tanaka R, Gitelis M, Meiselman D, Abar B, Zapf M, Carbray J, Vigneswaran Y, Zhao JC, Ujiki M. Evaluation of Vessel Sealing Performance Among Ultrasonic Devices in a Porcine Model. Surg Innov. 2015 Aug; 22(4):338-43. PMID: 25851145.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    17. Vigneswaran Y, Linn JG, Gitelis M, Muldoon JP, Lapin B, Denham W, Talamonti M, Ujiki MB. Educating surgeons may allow for reduced intraoperative costs for inguinal herniorrhaphy. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Jun; 220(6):1107-12. PMID: 25868411.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    18. Gitelis M, Vigneswaran Y, Ujiki MB, Denham W, Talamonti M, Muldoon JP, Linn JG. Educating surgeons on intraoperative disposable supply costs during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a regional health system's experience. Am J Surg. 2015 Mar; 209(3):488-92. PMID: 25586597.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Daly SC, Klairmont M, Arslan B, Vigneswaran Y, Roggin KF, Ujiki MB, Denham W, Millikan KW, Luu MB, Deziel DJ, Myers JA. Laparoscopy has a superior diagnostic yield than percutaneous image-guided biopsy for suspected intra-abdominal lymphoma. Surg Endosc. 2015 Sep; 29(9):2496-9. PMID: 25492451.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Vigneswaran Y, Tanaka R, Gitelis M, Carbray J, Ujiki MB. Quality of life assessment after peroral endoscopic myotomy. Surg Endosc. 2015 May; 29(5):1198-202. PMID: 25249144.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Vigneswaran Y, Yetasook AK, Zhao JC, Denham W, Linn JG, Ujiki MB. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM): feasible as reoperation following Heller myotomy. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Jun; 18(6):1071-6. PMID: 24658904.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Myers JA, Vigneswaran Y, Gabryszak B, Fogg LF, Francescatti AB, Golner C, Bines SD. NBME subject examination in surgery scores correlate with surgery clerkship clinical experience. J Surg Educ. 2014 Mar-Apr; 71(2):205-10. PMID: 24602711.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Mollberg NM, Vigneswaran Y, Kindler HL, Warnes C, Salgia R, Husain AN, Vigneswaran WT. Quality of life after radical pleurectomy decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Oct; 94(4):1086-92. PMID: 22921241.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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