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Posted on: 12/23/2019

Chapter “Robotic Low Anterior Resection, Unique Considerations” 
Marecik SJ, Kochar K, Park JJ
The SAGES Manual of Colorectal Surgery by Sylla et al.
Published 2019

Chapter “Robotic Abdominoperineal Resection” 
Marecik S, Al-Khamis A, Kochar K, Park J
Advanced Techniques in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Colorectal Surgery
by Bardakcioglu et al.
Published 2019

Chapter “Intestinal Vaginoplasty”
Marecik SJ, Melich, G
Surgical Management of the Transgender Patient by Schechter, 2nd Ed.
in press

Robotic Combined Anterior & Posterior Repair of a Rectal Prolapse, Rectocele, and Sigmoidocele with a Mesh.
Borsuk D, Studniarek A, Gantt G, Kochar K, Marecik S.
Pol Przegl Chir. 2019 Oct 10;91(5):34-37.
PMID: 31702576

Robotic excision of a difficult retrorectal cyst - a video vignette.
Borsuk DJ, Studniarek A, Al-Khamis A, Kochar K, Park JJ, Marecik SJ.
Colorectal Dis. 2019 Sep 25. doi: 10.1111/codi.14862. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
PMID: 31553113

Current Status and Future of Robotic Colorectal Surgery.
Marecik S, Kochar K, Park JJ.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 Sep;62(9):1025-1027
PMID: 31397751

Epidurals Preclude Ultra-Fast Discharges After Colorectal Resections. 
Marecik SJ, Borsuk DJ, Studniarek A, Kochar K, Park J.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 Jul;62(7):e405.
PMID: 31188193

Z-Plasty Perineal Hernia Repair Using Biologic Mesh After Abdominoperineal Resection. 
Kim TD, Calata JF, Tremblay JF, Welch B, Kochar K, Marecik S, Park JJ.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 Jul;62(7):893.
PMID: 31188191

Carbon Dioxide Embolism Associated With Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision Surgery: A Report From the International Registries. 
Dickson EA, Penna M, Cunningham C, Ratcliffe FM, Chantler J, Crabtree NA, Tuynman JB, Albert MR, Monson JRT, Hompes R; International TaTME Registry Collaborative. (Collaborators: Marecik et al)
Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 Jul;62(7):794-801
PMID: 31188179

Modified Frailty Index Predicts Early Outcomes After Colorectal Surgery: an ACS-NSQIP Study.
Al-Khamis A, Warner C, Park J, Marecik S, Davis N, Mellgren A, Nordenstam J, Kochar K.
Colorectal Dis. 2019 Jun 4. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 31162882

Rectal Cancer Complete Response Outcomes in a Community-Based Hospital Comparable with Large Cancer Centers When Multidisciplinary Approach to Rectal Cancer Is Used. 
Geiser AJ, Al-Khamis A, Patel S, Sugrue J, Borsuk DJ, Marecik S, Kochar K, Park JJ.
Am Surg. 2019 May 1;85(5):530-538.
PMID: 31126368

Anovaginal fistula repair with sphincteroplasty and levatorplasty - a video vignette. 
Rojas MA, Kochar K, Park JJ, Marecik S.
Colorectal Dis. 2019 May 11. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 31077536

S128: Active post discharge surveillance program as a part of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocol decreases emergency department visits and readmissions in colorectal patients. 
Borsuk DJ, Al-Khamis A, Geiser AJ, Zhou D, Warner C, Kochar K, Marecik SJ.
Surg Endosc. 2019 Mar 11. doi: 10.1007/s00464-019-06725-x. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 30859488

Robotic Resection of Presacral (Retrorectal) Tumors and Waldeyer's Fascia.
Marecik SJ, Al-Khamis A, Kochar K, Park JJ.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Jul;61(7):e351-e352
PMID: 29771805

Rectal Dissection Simulator for da Vinci Surgery: Details of Simulator Manufacturing With Evidence of Construct, Face, and Content Validity.
Melich G, Pai A, Shoela R, Kochar K, Patel S, Park J, Prasad L, Marecik S.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Apr;61(4):514-519
PMID:29521834

Local parastomal hernia repair with biological mesh is safe and effective.
Hufford T, Tremblay J, Mustafa Sheikh T, Marecik S, Park J, Zamfirova I, Kochar K.
Am J Surg. 2018 Jan;215(1):88-90
PMID: 28882360

Chapter “Rectal Anatomy: Clinical Perspective”
Marecik SJ, Park JJ, Prasad LM
Rectal Cancer: Modern Approaches to Treatment‏
by Chang et al.
Published Dec 2017

The Impact of Obesity on the Perioperative, Clinicopathologic, and Oncologic Outcomes of Robot Assisted Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer.
Pai A, Alsabhan F, Park JJ, Melich G, Sulo S, Marecik SJ.
Pol Przegl Chir. 2017 Aug 31;89(4):23-28
PMID: 28905801

Sphincter-Sparing Anal Fistula Repair: Are We Getting Better?
Sugrue J, Mantilla N, Abcarian A, Kochar K, Marecik S, Chaudhry V, Mellgren A, Nordenstam J.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Oct;60(10):1071-1077
PMID: 28891851

Chapter "Robotic Colorectal Surgery for Neoplasia"
Pai A, Marecik S, Park J, Prasad L.
Advances in Colorectal Neoplasia by Langenfeld
Surg Clin North Am. 2017 Jun;97(3):561-572
PMID: 28501247

Sacral Nerve Stimulation Can Be an Effective Treatment for Low Anterior Resection Syndrome.
Eftaiha SM, Balachandran B, Marecik SJ, Mellgren A, Nordenstam J, Melich G, Prasad LM, Park JJ.
Colorectal Dis. 2017 May 6
PMID: 28477435

Promising times in rectal cancer treatment
Marecik S, Park JJ
Current Medicine Research and Practice, Mar-Apr 2017, vol. 7, issue 2, 39-40
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmrp.2017.02.005

Chapter “Complications of Rectovaginal Fistula Treatment
Marecik SJ, Abcarian A, Prasad LM
Complications of Anorectal Surgery: Prevention and Managment by Abcarian, Cintron, Nelson et al.
Published Apr 2017

No clinical benefit from routine histologic examination of stapler doughnuts at low anterior resection for rectal cancer.
Sugrue J, Dagbert F, Park J, Marecik S, Prasad LM, Chaudhry V, Blumetti J, Emmadi R, Mellgren A, Nordenstam J.
Surgery. 2017 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 28187868

Prospective analysis of the sealing ability of the ENSEAL® G2 Articulating Tissue Sealer and transector on human mesenteric vessels in colorectal surgery.
Balachandran B, Melich G, Mustafa T, Marecik SJ, Prasad LM, Gonzalez M, Sulo S, Dabbous F, Park JJ.
Tech Coloproctol. 2017 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 28144764

Bio-Thiersch as an Adjunct to Perineal Proctectomy Reduces Rates of Recurrent Rectal Prolapse.
Eftaiha SM, Calata JF, Sugrue JJ, Marecik SJ, Prasad LM, Mellgren A, Nordenstam J, Park JJ.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Feb;60(2):187-193
PMID: 28059915

Risk Factors for Postdischarge Venous Thromboembolism After Colorectal Surgery.
Pai A, Paul S, Ahamed A, Park JJ, Marecik SJ, Prasad LM, Raghunath KJ.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Nov;59(11):e447. No abstract available.
PMID: 27749489

Wide local excision of perianal Paget's disease with gluteal flap reconstruction: an interdisciplinary approach.
Borsuk DJ, Melich G, Sugrue J, Calata J, Seitz IA, Park JJ, Prasad LM, Marecik SJ.
J Vis Surg. 2016 Sep 19;2:159
PMID: 29078544

Omental Pedicle Flap Does Not Decrease the Incidence of Bowel Obstruction after Abdominoperineal Resection.
Kochar K, Marecik S, Prasad LM, Park J.
Am Surg. 2016 Nov 1;82(11):328-330.
PMID: 28206927

Robotic site adjusted levator transection for carcinoma of the rectum: A modification of the existing cylindrical abdominoperineal resection for eccentrically located tumors
Pai A, Eftaiha S, Melich G, Park J, Lin PL, Prasad LM, Marecik SJ
World J Surg. 2016 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 27778072

Endoscopic control of enterocutaneous fistula by dual intussuscepting stent technique.
Melich G, Pai A, Balachandran B, Marecik SJ, Prasad LM, Park JJ
Surg Endosc. 2016 Sep;30(9):4150-1
PMID: 27501730

Chapter “Intestinal Vaginoplasty”
Marecik SJ, Schechter L
Surgical Management of the Transgender Patient by Schechter L
Published Sep 2016

Chapter “Complications of Rectovaginal Fistula Treatment”
Marecik SJ, Abcarian A, Prasad LM
Complications of Anorectal Surgery by Abcarian, Cintron, Nelson et al.
Published

Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision: Save the Nerves and Urethra
Marecik SJ, Pai A, Sheikh T, Park JJ, Prasad LM
Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Jul;59(7):e410-4
PMID: 27270528

Robot Assisted Abdominoperineal Resection: Clinical, Pathologic, and Oncologic Outcomes
Eftaiha S, Pai A, Sulo S, Park JJ, Prasad LM, Marecik SJ
Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Jul;59(7):607-14
PMID: 27270512

Timing Of Intestinal Anastomotic Leaks: When Can We Stop Worrying?
Melich G, Kochar K, Pai A, Coralic J, Marecik S, Park J, Prasad L.
World Journal of Colorectal Surgery: Vol. 6 : Iss. 3, Article 1. 2016

Sacral nerve stimulation in the treatment of bowel dysfunction from imperforate anus: A case report.
Eftaiha SM, Melich G, Pai A, Marecik SJ, Prasad LM, Park JJ.
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2016;24:115-8
PMID: 27236579

Safety and efficacy of an electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing device in sealing and division of the inferior mesenteric vessels in minimally invasive colorectal surgery.
Pai A, Sugrue J, Bibi S, Melich G, Marecik S, Prasad LM, Park J.
Tech Coloproctol. 2016 Jul;20(7):505-6
PMID: 27170282

Combining all forces: abdominoperineal resection in an obese male.
Alsabhan F, Eftaiha S, Pai A, Prasad LM, Park JJ, Marecik SJ.
J Vis Surg. 2016 Apr 19;2:83
PMID: 29078510

Repair of a recurrent traumatic rectovaginal fistula using vaginal wall plication to reinforce a rectal wall advancement flap.
Sugrue J, Kaminski J, Patel S, Park J, Prasad L, Marecik S.
J Vis Surg. 2016 Mar 24;2:65
PMID: 29078493

Robot-assisted approach to a retrorectal lesion in an obese female.
Eftaiha SM, Kochar K, Pai A, Park JJ, Prasad LM, Marecik SJ.
J Vis Surg. 2016 Mar 21;2:59
PMID: 29078487

Structured training and competence assessment in colorectal robotic surgery. Results of a consensus experts round table.
Petz W, Spinoglio G, Choi GS, Parvaiz A, Santiago C, Marecik S, Giulianotti PC, Bianchi PP.
Int J Med Robot. 2016 Jan 25. doi: 10.1002/rcs.1731.
PMID: 26804812

Transverse incision transvaginal rectocele repair combined with levatorplasty and biological graft insertion: technical details and case series outcomes
Melich G, Pai A, Kwak M, Bibi S, Marecik S, Park J, Prasad LM.
Tech Coloproctol. 2016 Jan;20(1):51-7
PMID: 26577572

Chapter “Robotic Approaches in the Obese Patient
Pai A, Marecik SJ, Park JJ, Prasad LM in Robotic Approaches to Colorectal Surgery by Ross, Champaigne, Lee et al.
Published Oct 2015

Oncologic and Clinicopathological Outcomes of Robot-assisted Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer
Pai A, Marecik SJ, Melich G, Sulo S, Park JJ, Prasad LM
Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Jul;58(7):659-67
PMID: 26200680

Perineal proctectomy with bio-thiersch procedure for complete rectal prolapse with fecal incontinence.
Calata JF, Pai A, Marecik S, Prasad LM, Park JJ.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Apr;58(4):e45
PMID: 25751805

Chapter “Teaching advanced laparoscopic skills in colorectal surgery
Marecik SJ, Bergamaschi R
Training in Minimal Access Surgery, by Francis, Fingerhut, Bergamaschi
Published 2015

Current status of robotic surgery for rectal cancer: A bird's eye view.
Pai A, Melich G, Marecik SJ, Park JJ, Prasad LM.
J Minim Access Surg. 2015 Jan-Mar;11(1):29-34
PMID: 25598596

Role of epidural and patient-controlled analgesia in site-specific laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
Kamiński JP, Pai A, Ailabouni L, Park JJ, Marecik SJ, Prasad LM, Abcarian H.
JSLS. 2014 Oct;18(4)
PMID: 25419110

Sealing of vessels larger than 7 millimeters using enseal in porcine aorta.
Bibi S, Alblawi S, Velchuru V, Thripuraneni G, Quinteros F, Coralic J, Marecik S, Park J, Prasad LM.
JSLS. 2014 Jul;18(3)
PMID: 2539261

Should anastomotic assessment with flexible sigmoidoscopy be routine following laparoscopic restorative left colorectal resection?
Kamal T, Pai A, Velchuru V, Zawadzki M, Park J, Marecik S, Abcarian H, Prasad L.
Colorectal Dis. 2014 Oct 30
PMID: 25359528

Midgut volvulus presenting with acute chylous peritonitis.
Pai A, Park JJ, Marecik SJ, Prasad LM.
Clin Case Rep. 2014 Aug;2(4):159-61
PMID: 25356277

A Randomized Study on 1-Week Versus 4-Week Prophylaxis for Venous Thromboembolism After Laparoscopic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer. Commentary
Pai A, Hurtuk MG, Park JJ, Marecik SJ, Prasad LM.
Ann Surg. 2014 Sep 10
PMID: 25211266

A prospective study of in vivo and ex vivo sealing of the human inferior mesenteric artery using an electrothermal bipolar vessel-sealing device.
Bibi S, Coralic J, Velchuru V, Quinteros F, Marecik S, Park J, Prasad LM.
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2014 Jul;24(7):471-4
PMID: 24987843

Management of Anastomotic Leak: Lessons Learned from a Large Colon and Rectal Surgery Training Program.
Blumetti J, Chaudhry V, Cintron JR, Park JJ, Marecik S, Harrison JL, Prasad LM, Abcarian H.
World J Surg. 2014 Apr;38(4):985-91
PMID: 24305917

Spontaneous ureterocolic fistula secondary to diverticulitis: report of a case and review of literature.
Pai A, Coralic J, Park JJ, Marecik S, Prasad LM.
Int J Colorectal Dis. 2014 Mar;29(3):417-8
PMID: 24322738

Obesity increases the risk of postoperative peripheral neuropathy after minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery.
Velchuru VR, Domajnko B, Desouza A, Marecik S, Prasad LM, Park JJ, Abcarian H.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Feb;57(2):187-93.
PMID: 24401880

Robot-assisted right colectomy: surgical technique and review of the literature.
Witkiewicz W, Zawadzki M, Rząca M, Obuszko Z, Czarnecki R, Turek J, Marecik S
Wideochir Inne Tech Malo Inwazyjne. 2013 Sep;8(3):253-7 Epub 2013 Mar 6.
PMID: 24130643

Is Hybrid Robotic Laparoscopic Assistance the Ideal Approach for Rectal Cancer Dissection?
Zawadzki M, Velchuru VR, Albawi S, Marecik SJ, Park JJ, Prasad LM
Colorectal Dis. 2013 Aug;15(8):1026-32 Epub 2012 Dec 12.
PMID: 23528255

American College of Surgeons Video Anthology Collections (Ciné-Med)
VA-33: Colorectal V: Advanced I
ACS-3130 Robotic Abdominoperineal Resection with Sacrectomy
VA-34: Colorectal VI: Advanced II
ACS-3133 Intersphincteric Dissection Followed by Robotic Abdominoperineal Resection for Anterior Rectal Cancer
ACS-3289 Rectocele Repair, Transvaginal Technique with Mesh and Levatorplasty
New release Nov 2013

Endoclip closure of a large colonic perforation following colonoscopic leiomyoma excision.
Velchuru VR, Zawadzki M, Levin AL, Bouchard CM, Marecik S, Prasad LM, Park JJ.
JSLS. 2013 Jan-Mar;17(1):152-5
PMID: 23743390

Chapter “Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery
Marecik SJ, Bergamaschi R
Corman’s Colon and Rectal Surgery 6th Edition by Corman M
Published Oct 2012

Chapter “Robotic Left Colon Resections
Prasad LM, Marecik SJ
Master Techniques in Colon and Rectal Surgery by Fleshman J, Wexner S
Published Jan 2012

Robotic Cylindrical Abdominoperineal Resection with Intraabdominal Levator Transection
Marecik SJ, Zawadzki M, deSouza AL, Park JJ, Abcarian H, Prasad L
Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Oct;54(10):1320-5
PMID: 21904149

Incisional hernia, midline versus low transverse incision: what is the ideal incision for specimen extraction and hand-assisted laparoscopy?
deSouza A, Domajnko B, Park J, Marecik S, Prasad L, Abcarian H.
Surg Endosc. 2011 Apr;25(4):1031-6.
PMID: 20737171

A Comparison of Robotic and Open Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Adenocarcinoma.
deSouza AL, Prasad LM, Ricci J, Zimmern A, Marecik SJ, Park JJ, Abcarian H.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Mar;54(3):275-82
PMID: 21304296

The evolving role of robotic colorectal surgery – the importance of comparative studies.
deSouza AL, Prasad LM, Marecik SJ, Park JJ, Blumetti J, Abcarian H.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Mar;54(3):376; author reply 376-7
PMID: 21304314

Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer: The Potential Advantage of Robotic Assistance.
deSouza AL, Prasad LM, Marecik SJ, Blumetti J, Park JJ, Zimmern A, Abcarian H.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Dec;53(12):1611-1617.
PMID: 21178854

Robotic assistance in right hemicolectomy: is there a role?
deSouza AL, Prasad LM, Park JJ, Marecik SJ, Blumetti J, Abcarian H.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Jul;53(7):1000-6.
PMID: 20551751

Robotic colon and rectal surgery: a series of 131 cases.
Zimmern A, Prasad L, Desouza A, Marecik S, Park J, Abcarian H.
World J Surg. 2010 Aug;34(8):1954-8.
PMID: 20458584

Endoscopic-assisted closure of a chronic colocutaneous fistula.
Prasad LM, deSouza AL, Blumetti J, Marecik SJ, Park JJ.
Gastrointest Endosc. 2010 Sep;72(3):662-4.
PMID: 20417508

Robotic pursestring technique in low anterior resection.
Prasad LM, deSouza AL, Marecik SJ, Park JJ, Abcarian H.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Feb;53(2):230-4.
PMID: 20087100

Robotic Colorectal Surgery – Teaching and Skill Acquisition
Marecik SJ, deSouza AL, Prasad LM
Semin Colon Rect Surg, 2009 Dec;20(4):201-6

Evaluation of midlevel and upper-level residents performing their first robotic-sutured intestinal anastomosis.
Marecik SJ, Prasad LM, Park JJ, Jan A, Chaudhry V.
Am J Surg. 2008 Mar;195(3):333-7; discussion 337-8.
PMID: 18206847

A lifelike patient simulator for teaching robotic colorectal surgery: how to acquire skills for robotic rectal dissection.
Marecik SJ, Prasad LM, Park JJ, Pearl RK, Evenhouse RJ, Shah A, Khan K, Abcarian H.
Surg Endosc. 2008 Aug;22(8):1876-81.
PMID: 18163166

Single-stapled double-pursestring anastomosis after anterior resection of the rectum.
Marecik SJ, Chaudhry V, Pearl R, Park JJ, Prasad LM.
Am J Surg. 2007 Mar;193(3):395-9.
PMID: 17320542

A comparison of robotic, laparoscopic, and hand-sewn intestinal sutured anastomoses performed by residents.
Marecik SJ, Chaudhry V, Jan A, Pearl RK, Park JJ, Prasad LM.
Am J Surg. 2007 Mar;193(3):349-55; discussion 355.
PMID: 17320533

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