Research Studies

Active Research Studies
  1. ACOSOG z6051: A phase III prospective randomized trial comparing laparoscopic-assisted resection versus open resection for rectal cancer
  2. NSABP P-5: Statin polyp prevention trial in patients with resected colon cancer
  3. Multicenter, prospective, observational study of GORE BIO-A fistula plug for use in anal fistula repair
  4. Ligation of the interspincteric fistula tract with tissue graft placement for treatment of persistent transsphincteric anal fistula
  5. A phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-treatment group, multicenter efficacy and safety study of topical diltiazem hydrochloride 2% cream in subjects with anal fissure

Database Reviews
  1. Use of Alvimopan (Entereg®) in laparoscopic colon and rectal resections leads to shorter hospital stay
  2. Single incision laparoscopic colectomy is as equally safe and efficacious as standard laparoscopic colectomy
  3. Prognostic and risk factors for colon and rectal cancer in young patients
  4. A prospective database of sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence
  5. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery impairs surgical effectiveness of proctectomy in stage I rectal cancer

Closed Studies
  1. ACOSOG z6041: Neoadjuvant chemoradiation, local excision for T2N0 rectal cancer
  2. Comparison of laparoscopic rectopexy to open rectopexy and perineal rectosigmoidectomy for rectal prolapse
  3. Efficacy of Bioabsorbable staple line reinforcement in colorectal and coloanal anastomosis: a prospective randomized study (Gore)
  4. Comparison of the performance of the Epi proColon Test and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) post colonoscopy in subjects with colorectal cancer (CRC) and precolonoscopy in normal subjects (Epigenomics)

Publications
  1. Tsai BM, Finne CO, Nordenstam JF, Christoforidis D, Madoff RD, Mellgren A. Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) Resection of Rectal Tumors: Outcomes and Recommendations. Dis Colon Rectum.  2010 Jan; 53(1):16-23.
  2. Waters J, Rapp B, Guzman M, Jester A, Selzer D, Robb B, Johansen J, Tsai B, Maun D, George V.  Single Port Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy: The First 100 Resections. Dis Colon Rectum . 2012 Feb; 55(2):134-9.

Abstracts and Presentations
  1. Treatment of anal fissure with botox™ chemical sphincterotomy, changing practice paradigm. Shih S, Goutsouliak K, Sanders B, et al. Association of Women Surgeons Fall Conference at American College of Surgeons, Oct 2009, Chicago, IL
  2. Rectal cancer in a young woman with associated nephrolithiasis. Shih S, Lane F, Sanders B, et al. 10th Annual Perspectives in Colon and Rectal Cancer, Aug 2009, Chicago, IL
  3. Laparoscopic rectopexy produces durable repairs for rectal prolapse with an associated decrease in length of hospitalization. S. Shih, B. Tsai, D.Maun, B. Sanders, B. Melbert, F. Lane, O. Johansen. American College of Surgeons Indiana Chapter, Apr 2010, Indianapolis, IN
  4. Alvimopan significantly decreases hospital stay following laparoscopic colon and rectal resection. B. Tsai, O. Johansen, B. Melbert, B. Sanders, D. Maun, F. Lane. Midwest Surgical Association, Aug 2010, Mackinac Island, MI
  5. Laparoscopic rectopexy is equally effective as open rectopexy with shorter length of stay. T. Reidy, S. Shih, B. Tsai, B. Sanders. Association of Women Surgeons Fall Conference at American College of Surgeons, Oct 2010, Washington, D.C.
  6. Chemoradiation (CRT) safety analysis of ACOSOG Z6041, a phase II trial of neoadjuvant (neo) CRT followed by local excision (LE) in uT2 rectal cancer (RC). Emily Chan, Qian Shi, Julio Garcia-Aguilar, Bruce Wolff, Craig Johnson, Bridget Sanders, Xiomara Carrero, Mitchell Posner, David Ota, Charles Thomas. American Society for Radiation Oncology, Nov 2010, San Diego, CA
  7. Single port laparoscopic right hemicolectomy: the first 100 resections. J. Waters, B. Rapp, M. Guzman, A. Jester, D. Selzer, B. Robb, J. Johansen, B. Tsai, D. Maun, V. George. American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, May 2011, Vancouver, B.C.
  8. Alvimopan decreases postoperative hospital stay following laparoscopic colon and rectal resection. H. Al-azzawi, F. Lane, O. Johansen, B. Melbert, B. Sanders, D. Maun, B. Tsai. American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, May 2011, Vancouver, B.C.
  9. Single-incision laparoscopic right colectomy has intraoperative and cost benefits over conventional laparoscopic right colectomy. Casillas MA, Maun DC, Johansen JB, Oceguera L, Melbert RB, Tsai BM. American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, June 2012, San Antonio, TX
  10. Characteristics of colorectal cancer in younger patients. Oceguera L, Rubenstein SE, Casillas MA, Balamohan SM, Lane FR, Reidy TJ, Sanders BM, Tsai BM. American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, June 2012, San Antonio, TX 
  11. Bioabsorbable staple line reinforcement in restorative proctectomy and anterior resection:  A Prospective Randomized Study. Senagore A, Lane FR, Lee EC, Wexner SD, Dujovny N, Sklow B, Rider PF, Metcalf DR. American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, June 2012, San Antonio, TX
  12. Efficacy of sacral nerve stimulation for the treatment of fecal incontinence is not influenced by the size of anal sphincter defect. Manchio JV, Al-azzawi HH, Tsai BM, Boutros M, Rager E, Speranza JR, Wexner SD, Sanders BM. To be presented at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, April 2013, Phoenix, AZ
  13. Efficacy following sacral nerve stimulation for the treatment of fecal incontinence is not influenced by pudendal nerve dysfunction. Manchio JV, Nguyen P, Maun DC, Melbert RB, Reidy TJ, Speranza JR, Wexner SD, Sanders BM. To be presented at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, April 2013, Phoenix, AZ
  14. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery prior to proctectomy for rectal cancer decreases distal margin and possibility of low anastomosis. Nguyen P, Manchio J, Maun D, Reidy T, Sanders B, Tsai B. To be presented at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, April 2013, Phoenix, AZ