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    Donald Czerniach MD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentSurgery
    AddressUMass Memorial Medical Center
    119 Belmont Street
    Worcester MA 01605
    Phone508-856-7556
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        Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery performed at The University of Massachusetts Medical School 2001-2003.



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        1. Perugini RA, Li Y, Rosenthal L, Gallagher-Dorval K, Kelly JJ, Czerniach DR. Reduced heart rate variability correlates with insulin resistance but not with measures of obesity in population undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2010 May-Jun; 6(3):237-41.
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        2. Gunabushanam G, Shankar S, Czerniach DR, Kelly JJ, Perugini RA. Small-bowel obstruction after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2009 May-Jun; 33(3):369-75.
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        3. Moore R, Perugini R, Czerniach D, Gallagher-Dorval K, Mason R, Kelly JJ. Early results of conversion of laparoscopic adjustable gastric band to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2009 Jul-Aug; 5(4):439-43.
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        4. Kaban GK, Novitsky YW, Perugini RA, Haveran L, Czerniach D, Kelly JJ, Litwin DE. Use of laparoscopy in evaluation and treatment of penetrating and blunt abdominal injuries. Surg Innov. 2008 Mar; 15(1):26-31.
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        5. Perugini RA, Quarfordt SH, Baker S, Czerniach DR, Litwin DE, Kelly JJ. Metabolic characterization of nondiabetic severely obese patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: preoperative classification predicts the effects of gastric bypass on insulin-glucose homeostasis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2007 Sep; 11(9):1083-90.
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        6. Haveran LA, Novitsky YW, Czerniach DR, Kaban GK, Taylor M, Gallagher-Dorval K, Schmidt R, Kelly JJ, Litwin DE. Optimizing laparoscopic task efficiency: the role of camera and monitor positions. Surg Endosc. 2007 Jun; 21(6):980-4.
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        7. Novitsky YW, Czerniach DR, Kercher KW, Kaban GK, Gallagher KA, Kelly JJ, Heniford BT, Litwin DE. Advantages of laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal herniorrhaphy in the evaluation and management of inguinal hernias. Am J Surg. 2007 Apr; 193(4):466-70.
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        8. Haveran LA, Novitsky YW, Czerniach DR, Kaban GK, Kelly JJ, Litwin DE. Benefits of laparoscopic adrenalectomy: a 10-year single institution experience. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2006 Aug; 16(4):217-21.
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        9. Novitsky YW, Czerniach DR, Kaban GK, Bergner A, Gallagher KA, Perugini RA, Litwin DE. Immunologic effects of hand-assisted surgery on peritoneal macrophages: comparison to open and standard laparoscopic approaches. Surgery. 2006 Jan; 139(1):39-45.
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        10. Novitsky YW, Kercher KW, Czerniach DR, Kaban GK, Khera S, Gallagher-Dorval KA, Callery MP, Litwin DE, Kelly JJ. Advantages of mini-laparoscopic vs conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy: results of a prospective randomized trial. Arch Surg. 2005 Dec; 140(12):1178-83.
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        11. Kaban GK, Czerniach DR, Cohen R, Novitsky YW, Yood SM, Perugini RA, Kelly JJ, Litwin DE. Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy in the setting of splenomegaly. Surg Endosc. 2004 Sep; 18(9):1340-3.
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        12. Kaban GK, Czerniach DR, Perugini RA, Novitsky YW, Kelly JJ, Litwin DE. Use of a laparoscopic hand-assist device for accessory splenectomy. Surg Endosc. 2004 Jun; 18(6):1001.
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        13. Kercher KW, Novitsky YW, Czerniach DR, Litwin DE. Staple line bleeding following laparoscopic splenectomy: intraoperative prevention and postoperative management with splenic artery embolization. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2003 Oct; 13(5):353-6.
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        14. Novitsky YW, Kercher KW, Czerniach DR, Litwin DE. Watermelon stomach: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. J Gastrointest Surg. 2003 Jul-Aug; 7(5):652-61.
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        15. Perugini RA, Mason R, Czerniach DR, Novitsky YW, Baker S, Litwin DE, Kelly JJ. Predictors of complication and suboptimal weight loss after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a series of 188 patients. Arch Surg. 2003 May; 138(5):541-5; discussion 545-6.
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        16. Novitsky YW, Czerniach DR, Kercher KW, Perugini RA, Kelly JJ, Litwin DE. Feasibility of laparoscopic adrenalectomy for large adrenal masses. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2003 Apr; 13(2):106-10.
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        17. Kaban GK, Czerniach DR, Litwin DE, Litwin DE. Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery. Surg Technol Int. 2003; 11:63-70.
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        18. Novitsky YW, Kercher KW, Callery MP, Czerniach DR, Kelly JJ, Litwin DE. Is the use of a bougie necessary for laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication? Arch Surg. 2002 Apr; 137(4):402-6.
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        19. Evans SR, Jackson PG, Czerniach DR, Kalan MM, Iglesias AR. A stepwise approach to laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication: avoiding technical pitfalls. Arch Surg. 2000 Jun; 135(6):723-8.
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