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June 2008   Quality of Life Improvement Post-Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
N Ballem, K Yellumahanthi, M Wesley, RH Clements
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Presented at ASMBS, Washington DC
     
June 2008   Gastrointestinal Symptom Improvement Post-Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass: Long-term Data
N Ballem, K Yellumahanthi, M Wesley, RH Clements
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Presented at ASMBS, Washington DC
     
May 2008  

Bone Health in Men: Osteoporosis & Hyperparathyroidism
A Greene, N Ballem, R Parikh, A Siperstein, M Milas
Cleveland Clinic
Presented at Cleveland Surgical Society, Cleveland, OH

     

May 2008

  Endocrine Effects of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: 1,000 patient analysis with Long term Follow up
N Ballem, K Yellumahanthi, M Wesley, RH Clements
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Submitted to International Congress of Endocrinology
     
April 2008   Benefits of Laparoscopy for Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts
J Argo, N Ballem, K Y ellumahanthi, RH Clements
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Presented at SAGES, Philadelphia, PA
     
April 2008   Laparoscopic Management of Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
N Ballem, B Sorensen, J Hunter, RH Clements
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Presented at SAGES, Philadelphia, PA
     
March 2008   Laparoscopic Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts
J Argo, N Ballem, K Yellumahanthi, RH Clements
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Plenary Session World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Tokyo, Japan
February 2008

Vitamin D Deficiency: After Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
RH Clements, K Yellumahanthi, M Wesley, N Ballem, K Bland
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Oral Presentation at SESC 2008
Published in American Surgeon

February  2008 Appreciation of Osteoporosis Among Men with Hyperparathyroidism
N Ballem, R Parikh, A Greene, A Siperstein, M Milas
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Accepted for publication Endocrine Practice
January 2008 Laparoscopic Management of Median Arcuate Ligament
Syndrome,  
J Argo, N Ballem, J Hunter, RH Clements
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Video Submission for DDW/SSAT 2008
January 2008

January 2008  December 2007 November 2007 Retained Capsule Endoscopy: Retrieved by Minimally Invasive Methods
N Ballem, A Siperstein, E Berber
Cleveland Clinic
Submitted to DDW/ASGE 2008

November 2007 Why Pharmacologic Prophylaxis May be More Harmful than
Helpful among Bariatric patients: Review of 900 consecutive cases
N Ballem, K Yellumahanthi, J Argo, M Wesley, RH Clements
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Submitted to ASMBS 2008
November 2007  GI Symptomatology Improvement after Bariatric Surgery
 N Ballem, K Yellumahanthi, J Argo, RH Clements 
 University of Alabama at Birmingham
 Accepted for presentation ASMBS 2008
October 2007 Laparoscopic Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts: Benefit Analysis
J Argo, K Reddy, N Ballem, RH Clements
UAB, Birmingham, Alabama
Oral presentation SAGES 2008
October  2007 Techniques in Head and Neck Ultrasound for Endocrine Disease
N Ballem, R Parikh, E Berber, M Milas, A Siperstein
Cleveland Clinic
Presented at American College of Surgeons Video Session
   
October 2007 Osteoporosis in Men: Novel Trends
N Ballem, R Parikh, E Berber, A Siperstein, M Milas
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic Research Symposium
September 2007        Laparoscopic Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts: Benefit Analysis
J Argo, K Reddy, N Ballem, RH Clements
UAB, Birmingham, Alabama
Oral presentation SAGES 2008
August 2007 Laparoscopic approach for Paragangliomas: A Case series
N Ballem, M Milas, E Berber, A Siperstein
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Video Submission for SAGES 2008
August 2007 Laparoscopic IMA ligation for Type II Endoleak
N Ballem, J Hunter, RH Clements
UAB, Birmingham, Alabama
Video Submission for SAGES 2008
July 2007 Laparoscopic Duodenojejunostomy for SMA syndrome
N Ballem, B Sorensen, J Hunter, RH Clements
UAB, Birmingham, Alabama
Video Submission for SAGES 2008
June 2007 Thyroid Hormones: The Effects of Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
C Silas, N Ballem, B Chand, P Schauer
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Presented ASBS 2007
June 2007 Why Do Claims Get Denied?: Reimbursement for Gastric Bypass
S Veejay,  N Ballem, B Chand, P Schauer
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Presented ASBS 2007
June 2007 Thyroid Hormones: The Effects of Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
C Silas, N Ballem, B Chand, P Schauer
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Presented ASBS 2007  
June 2007 The Importance of Recognizing Osteoporosis &
Hyperparathyroidism in Men
N Ballem, R Parikh, C Garner, E Berber, A Siperstein, M Milas
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Presented Endocrine Society 2007
May 2007 Long-term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Hernia Repairs
N Ballem, E Berber, A Siperstein
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Presented Cleveland Surgical Society 2007
May 2007

Why Localization Studies Fail: Analysis of 1,000 Patients
R Parikh, N Ballem, C Garner, E Berber, M Milas, A Siperstein
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Presented AAES 2007

April 2007 Laparoscopic Versus Open Hernia Repair: 5yr Recurrence Rates
N Ballem, R Parikh, E Berber, A Siperstein
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Presented SAGES 2007
Manuscript Submitted to Surgical Endoscopy
April 2007 Analysis of factors affecting Laparoscopic Splenectomy
Pitt, N Ballem, B Chand, P Schauer
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Presented SAGES 2007
April 2007 Survival after Radiofrequency Ablation of Colorectal Liver
Metastases: 10 year Experience
A Siperstein, N Ballem, R Parikh, E Berber
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Presented ASA 2007
Accepted for publication in Surgery   
August 2006 Gastric Bypass in a Factor Five Deficient Patient
H Syed, N Ballem, H Beaton
North General Hospital, New York, NY
Obesity Surgery, Vol. 16, Number 8, Aug 2006, pp.1104-1006(3)
July 2006

The Role of Medical Reprocessing
Evaluating the current controversies and understanding the
legislative and economic impact.
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Dr. Ballem, Dr. Siperstein

2005

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Dr. Emond, Chief of Liver Transplant Surgery
Dr. Varadarajan, Retrospective Review of Noncirrhotic Portal Hypertension Patients and the Evolution of their Management.

2001 Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Research Assistant
Dr. Michel Gagner, MD, Chief of Laparoscopic Surgery
Dr. Kini, Research Fellow, Dr. Gentileschi, Associate Professor of Surgery
Developing new techniques for Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Kidney Transplantation
1991-1992

Harvard Medical School, Research Assistant
Dr. Czeisler, MD, Dr. Dijk, MD
Laboratory for Circadian and Sleep Disorder Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Womens Hospital
Boston, MA
Analyzed the role of the circadian pacemaker and sleep homeostat response to varying sleep wake cycles.

DJ Dijk, CA Czeisler, Paradoxical timing of the circadian rhythm of sleep propensity serves to consolidate sleep and wakefulness in humans, Vol. 166 of Neuroscience Letters, 166 (1):63-8,1994, Jan. 17.

1999-2000 Princess Margaret Hospital, Research Assistant
Dr. Magnus, MD, Chief of Neurosurgery & Associate Professor of Surgery
Collected & analyzed data regarding the incidence of Myelomeningoceles and the use of Folic Acid.