Drs. Sadek and Melman have made multiple contributions to the field of Bariatric and Hernia Surgery. Their numerous scientific presentations have been featured around the globe at the most prestigious surgical society meetings including SAGES, ASBMS Obesity Week, IFSO, American Hernia Society, World Hernia Congress, and World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery.  Dr. Sadek has a number of patents in the field for Bariatric patients, and Dr. Melman has published her work on hernia repair and mesh materials in numerous top-rated peer reviewed journals.  She is a global expert on the proper use and selection of hernia meshes, and integration of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) methods to decrease pain and accelerate recovery after surgery.

PUBLICATIONS

Peer reviewed Journal Article
Use of aerosolized aminoglycosides in the treatment of Gram-negative ventilator-
Associated pneumonia
Surgical Infections Journal, Volume 8, Issue 1
Newark, N.J., 03/2007
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17635058

Brown SR, Gyawali CP, Melman L, Jenkins ED, Bader J, Frisella MM, Brunt LM, Eagon LC, Matthews BD. Clinical outcomes of atypical extra-esophageal reflux symptoms following laparoscopic antireflux surgery. Surg Endosc. 2011 Dec;25(12):3852-8.

Jenkins ED, Melman L, Desai S, Deeken CR, Greco SC, Frisella MM, Matthews BD. Histologic evaluation of absorbable and non-absorbable barrier coated mesh secured to the peritoneum with fibrin sealant in a New Zealand white rabbit model. Hernia. 2011 Dec;15(6):677-84.

Jenkins ED, Lerdsirisopon S, Costello KP, Melman L, Greco SC, Frisella MM, Matthews BD, Deeken CR. Laparoscopic fixation of biologic mesh at the hiatus with fibrin or polyethylene glycol sealant in a porcine model. Surg Endosc. 2011 Oct;25(10):3405-13.

Deeken CR, Melman L, Jenkins ED, Greco SC, Frisella MM, Matthews BD. Histologic and biomechanical evaluation of crosslinked and non-crosslinked biologic meshes in a porcine model of ventral incisional hernia repair. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 May;2012(5):880-8.

Jenkins ED, Melman L, Deeken CR, Greco SC, Frisella MM, Matthews BD. Biomechanical and histologic evaluation of fenestrated and nonfenestrated biologic mesh in a porcine model of ventral hernia repair. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Mar;212(3):327-39.

Melman L, Jenkins ED, Hamilton NA, Bender LC, Brodt MD, Deeken CR, Greco SC, Frisella MM, Matthews BD. Histologic and biomechanical evaluation of a novel macroporous polytetrafluoroethylene knit mesh compared to lightweight and heavyweight polypropylene mesh in a porcine model of ventral hernia repair. Hernia. 2011 Aug;15(4):423-31.

Melman L, Jenkins ED, Hamilton NA, Bender LC, Brodt MD, Deeken CR, Greco SC, Frisella MM, Matthews BD. Early biocompatibility of crosslinked and non-crosslinked biologic meshes in a porcine model of ventral hernia repair. Hernia. 2011 Aug;15(2):157-64.

Brown SR, Melman L, Jenkins E, Deeken C, Frisella MM, Brunt LM, Eagon JC, Matthews BD. Collagen type I:III ratio of the gastroesophageal junction in patients with paraesophageal hernias. Surg Endosc. 2011 May;25(5)1390-4.

Melman L, Jenkins ED, Deeken CR, Brodt MD, Brown SR, Brunt LM, Eagon JC, Frisella M, Matthews BD. Evaluation of acute fixation strength for mechanical tacking devices and fibrin sealant versus polypropylene suture for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Surg Innov. 2010 Dec;17(4):285-90.

Jenkins ED, Melman L, Desai S, Brown SR, Frisella MM, Deeken CR, Matthews BD. Evaluation of intraperitoneal placement of absorbable and nonabsorbable barrier coated mesh secured with fibrin sealant in a New Zealand white rabbit model. Surg Endosc. 2011 Feb;25(2):604-12.

Jenkins ED, Melman L, Deeken CR, Greco SC, Frisella MM, Matthews BD. Evaluation of fenestrated and non-fenestrated biologic grafts in a porcine model of mature ventral incisional hernia repair. Hernia. 2010 Dec;14(6):599-610.

Jenkins ED, Melman L, Frisella MM, Deeken CR, Matthews BD. Evaluation of acute fixation strength of absorbable and nonabsorbable barrier coated mesh secured with fibrin sealant. Hernia. 2010 Oct;14(5):505-9.

Jenkins ED, Yom V, Melman L, Brunt LM, Eagon JC, Frisella MM, Matthews BD. Prospective evaluation of adhesion characteristics to intraperitoneal mesh and adhesiolysis-related complications during laparoscopic re-exploration after prior ventral hernia repair. Surg Endosc. 2010 Dec;24(12)3002-7.

Jenkins ED, Yip M, Melman L, Frisella MM, Matthews BD. Informed consent: cultural and religious issues associated with the use of allogenic and xenogenic mesh products. J Am Coll Surg 2010 Apr;210(4):402-10.

Jenkins ED, Yom VH, Melman L, Pierce RA, Schuessler RB, Frisella MM, Christopher Eagon J, Michael Brunt L, Matthews BD. Clinical predictors of operative complexity in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair: a prospective study. Surg Endosc 2010 Aug;24(8):1872-7.

Melman L, Chisholm PR, Curci JA, Arif B, Pierce R, Jenkins ED, Brunt LM, Eagon C, Frisella M, Miller K, Matthews BD. Differential regulation of MMP-2 in the gastrohepatic ligament of the gastroesophageal junction. Surg Endosc 2010 Jul;24(7):1562-5.

Melman L, Azar R, Beddow K, Brunt LM, Halpin VJ, Eagon JC, Frisella MM, Edmundowicz S, Jonnalagadda S, Matthews BD. Primary and overall success rates for clinical outcomes after laparoscopic, endoscopic, and open pancreatic cystgastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocysts. Surg Endosc. 2009 Feb;23(2):267-71.

Melman L, Quinlan J, Robertson B, Brunt LM, Halpin VJ, Eagon JC, Frisella MM, Matthews BD. Esophageal manometric characteristics and outcomes for laparoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy, myotomy, and partial fundoplication for epiphrenic diverticula. Surg Endosc. 2009 Jun;23(6):1337-41

Melman L, Quinlan J, Hall B, Brunt LM, Pierce R, Halpin VJ, Eagon JC, Robertson B, Frisella MM, Matthews BD. Clinical utility of routine barium esophagram after laparoscopic anterior esophageal myotomy for achalasia. Surg Endosc. 2009 Mar;23(3):606-10.

Curci JA, Melman LM, Thompson RW, Soper NJ, Matthews BD. Elastic fiber depletion in the supporting ligaments of the gastroesophageal junction: a structural basis for the development of hiatal hernia. J Am Coll Surg, Aug 2008; 207(2):191-6.

Pierce RA, Jonnalagadda S, Spitler JA, Tessier DJ, Liaw JM, Lall SC, Melman LM, Frisella MM, Todt LM, Brunt LM, Halpin VJ, Eagon JC, Edmundowicz SA, Matthews BD. Incidence of residual choledocholithiasis detected by intraoperative cholangiography at the time of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients having undergone preoperative ERCP. Surg Endosc. 2008 Nov; 22(11):2365-72.

Melman L, Johnson FE. Intramuscular Cavernous Hemangioma. American Journal of Surgery, Jun 2008; 195(6):816-7.

Hostetler KY, Beadle JR, Trahan J, Aldern KA, Owens G, Schriewer J, Melman L and Buller RM. Oral 1O-octadecyl-2-O-benzyl-sn-glycero-3-cidofovir targets the lung and is effective against a lethal respiratory challenge with ectromelia virus in mice. Antiviral Res, Mar 2007; 73(3): 212-8.

Buller RM, Owens G, Schriewer J, Melman L, Beadle JR, Hostetler KY. Efficacy of Oral Active Ether Lipid Analogs of Cidofovir in a Lethal Mousepox Model. Virology, 20 January 2004; 318(2): 474-81.

Melman L, Geuze HJ, Li Y, McCormick LM, Van Kerkhof P, Strous GJ, Schwartz AL, Bu G. Proteasome Regulates the Delivery of LDL Receptor-related Protein (LRP) into the Degradation Pathway. Mol Biol Cell, September 2002; 13(9): 3325-35.

Melman L, Cao ZF, Rennke S, Marzolo MP, Wardell M, Bu G. High Affinity Binding of Receptorassociated Protein to Heparin and Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor-related Protein Requires Similar Basic Amino Acid Sequence Motifs. J Biol Chem,3 August 2001; 276 (31): 29338-46.

Abstracts

Sadek, Ragui
Ventral Hernia Repair Utilizing Centrality Bars Mesh With Balloon Anchoring System: A New 3 Trocar Technique Reducing Pain and Recurrence Post-Operatively
Abstract Accepted as Oral and Poster Presentation at SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting
Nashville, TN 4/15

Sadek, Ragui
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Without Wrapping or Mesh: Primary Diaphragm Repair is Sufficient and Does Nor Increase Risk of Recurrence: 87 patient Meta-analysis
Abstract Accepted as Poster Presentation at SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting
Nashville, TN 4/15

Sadek, Ragui
Sufficient Fastening of Mesh for Inguinal Hernia Repair: One Tack on the Public Tubercle: 110 Patient Meta-analysis
Abstract Accepted as Featured Podium Presentation at SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting
Nashville, TN 4/15

Sadek, Ragui
Does Oversewing and Buttressing Really Reduce Leak Rate? : 1,002 Longitudinal Sleeve Gastrectomy Patient Meta analysis
Abstract Accepted as a Poster Presentation of Distinction at 31st annual ASMBS Obesity Week Meeting
Boston, MA 11/14

Sadek, Ragui
Longitudinal Sleeve Gastrectomy: Optimal Procedure for Males Seeking Type II Diabetes Mellitus Resolution
Abstract accepted as Poster presentation at 31st annual ASMBS Obesity week Meeting
Boston, MA   11/14

Sadek, Ragui
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a Safe Procedure in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease and on Current Platelet
Abstract Accepted As Poster Presentation at 2014 IFSO international meeting
Montreal, Canada 09/14

Sadek, Ragui
Viability of Simultaneous Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair and Longitudinal Sleeve Gastrectomy Paired Procedures
Abstract Accepted as Poster Presentation at 2014 IFSO international meeting
Montreal, Canada  09/14

Sadek, Ragui
Vertical Banded Gastroplasty Conversion to Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Abstract Accepted as Video Presentation at 2014 IFSO international meeting
Montreal, Canada  09/14

Sadek, Ragui
Laparoscopic Revisional Repair of Inguinal Hernia
Abstract accepted as poster presentation at 16th Annual Hernia Repair Symposium
Las Vegas, NV 03/2014

Sadek, Ragui
Revisional Sleeve to Sleeve Gastrectomy Utilizing Olympus 3D Endoscopy System
Abstract accepted as poster presentation at SAGES 2014 Annual meeting
Salt Lake City, UT 04/2014

Sadek, Ragui
Da Vinci Assisted Revision of  “Candy Cane” Roux Syndrome
Abstract accepted as video presentation at CRSA meeting
Washington, D.C.  10/2013

Sadek, Ragui
Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery a viable option?
Abstract accepted as oral presentation at IFSO meeting.
Istanbul, Turkey, 08/2013

Sadek, Ragui
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs a safe sound and better repair for Inguinal Hernias – 11/2008
Accepted as a poster presentation at the Society of Gastro endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES),
Phoenix, Az., 04/2009

Sadek, Ragui
The use of Closed Suction Drains in diagnosis and management of staple line leaks in Bariatric Surgery – 04/2006
Abstract accepted as poster presentation at SAGES meeting.
Dallas, Tx., 04/ 2007

Sadek, Ragui
The use of Aerosolized Aminoglycosides in the treatment of Gram Negative Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia – 04/2006
Abstract accepted as poster presentation at Surgical Infection Society Meeting, (SIS)
LaJolla, Ca., 04/ 2007

Sadek, Ragui
Fascial and Peritoneal Injection of Local Analgesia at Trocar Sites Prior to Incision Significantly Decreases Post-Operative Pain after Laparoscopic Surgery
Abstract accepted as poster presentation at SAGES meeting
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., 04/ 2005

Sadek, Ragui
Pushing the Upper Limits of Laparoscopic Surgery for Splenomegaly – 10/2003
Poster presentation at the American College of Surgeons meeting
Chicago, Il., 10/2003


Presentations

Clinical

Monthly patient and staff education for Bariatric Center of Excellence RWJUH

Scientific

Ventral Hernia Repair Utilizing Centrality Bars Mesh With Balloon Anchoring System: A New 3 Trocar Technique Reducing Pain and Recurrence Post-Operatively
Abstract Accepted as Oral and Poster Presentation at SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting
Nashville, TN 4/15

Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Without Wrapping or Mesh: Primary Diaphragm Repair is Sufficient and Does Nor Increase Risk of Recurrence: 87 patient Meta-analysis
Abstract Accepted as Poster Presentation at SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting
Nashville, TN 4/15

Sufficient Fastening of Mesh for Inguinal Hernia Repair: One Tack on the Public Tubercle: 110 Patient Meta-analysis
Abstract Accepted as Featured Podium Presentation at SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting
Nashville, TN 4/15

Does Oversewing and Buttressing Really Reduce Leak Rate? : 1,002 Longitudinal Sleeve Gastrectomy Patient Meta analysis
Abstract Accepted as Oral and Poster Presentation at 36th annual ASMBS Obesity Week Meeting
Boston, MA 11/14

Longitudinal Sleeve Gastrectomy: Optimal Procedure for Males Seeking Type II Diabetes Mellitus Resolution
Abstract accepted as oral and Poster presentation at 36th annual ASMBS Obesity week Meeting
Boston, MA 11/14

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a Safe Procedure in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease and on Current Platelet Abstract
Accepted As oral and Poster Presentation at 2014 IFSO international meeting
Montreal, Canada 08/14

Viability of Simultaneous Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair and Longitudinal Sleeve Gastrectomy Paired Procedures
Abstract Accepted as oral and Poster Presentation at 2014 IFSO international meeting
Montreal, Canada 08/14

Revisional Sleeve to Sleeve Gastrectomy Utilizing Olympus 3D Endoscopy System
Abstract accepted as poster presentation at SAGES 2014 Annual meeting
Salt Lake City, UT 04/2014

Laparoscopic Revisional Repair of Inguinal Hernia
Abstract accepted as poster presentation at 16th Annual Hernia Repair Symposium
Las Vegas, NV 03/2014

Revisional Sleeve-to-Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Accepted as video presentation at International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders.
Istanbul, Turkey, 08/2013

Conversion of Gastric Band to Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy/Gastric Bypass in a two stage operation is safer procedure.
Accepted as oral and poster presentation at International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic disorders.
Istanbul, Turkey, 08/2013

A Simple scoring system to predict conversion to open technique in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Accepted as oral presentation at the World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery,
Yokohama, Japan, 09/2008


PATENT(S)

AR Gastric Fence
Medical Device Patent Pending
Application Submitted 09/4/2014

Baritrack Essential Liquid Multi Vitamin Blend.
Formula patent pending
Application submitted 01/14/2014

Baritrack Meal Replacement Protein Shakes.
Formula patent pending
Application submitted 01/14/2014

Baritrack Clear Protein Supplement.
Formula patent pending
Application submitted 01/14/2014

Baritrack Apple application.
Application patent pending.
Application submitted 12/04/2013

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