GEORGE S. FERZLI, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Until Always: Freedom, passion, integrity and the constant quest for innovation.
This web site is dedicated to the memory of my father Salem.

General Information About Dr. Ferzli

Premedical Education
1972
College de La Sagese Beirut, Lebanon
Medical Education
1979
St. Joseph University School of Medicine Beirut, Lebanon
Postdoctoral Training
1979-1984
PGY1-PGY5 General Surgery Resident Staten Island University Hospital Staten Island, NY
Licensure
1979
French State Diploma of Medicine
1980
ECFMG 310-579-8
1981
FLEX
1981
New Jersey State License 39577
1982
New York State License 149264
Certification
1985
The American Board of Surgery Diplomate, No. 30679
1993/2003
Recertification
1987
The American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care Diplomate, No. 069
1994/2006
Recertification (valid until 2019)
Academic Appointments
1999 - Present
Professor of Surgery SUNY Health Science Center Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY
1995 - 2003
Endosurgery Fellowship Program Director Staten Island University Hospital / SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Staten Island/Brooklyn, NY
2004 - Present
Endosurgery Fellowship Program Director Lutheran Medical Center/SUNY Health Science Center @ Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY
Hospital Privileges
1985 - Present
Staten Island University Hospital Staten Island, NY
1999 - Present
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY
2000 - 2008
Victory Memorial Hospital Brooklyn, NY
2001 - Present
St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Ctr. Staten Island, NY
2004 - Present
Lutheran Medical Center Brooklyn, NY
2007-Present
Lenox Hill Hospital New York, NY
Administrative Appointments
2005 - 2015
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Lutheran Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY
1999 - Present
Endosurgery Fellowship Program Director
SUNY Health Science Center @ Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
1995 - 2003
Endosurgery Fellowship Program Director
Staten Island University Hospital
Staten Island, NY
1997 - 2004
Director of Surgical Education
Staten Island University Hospital
Staten Island, NY
1997 - 1998
Acting Associate Director of Surgery
Staten Island University Hospital
Staten Island, NY
1991 - 2003
Director of Laparoscopic Surgery
Staten Island University Hospital
Staten Island, NY
1990 - 1996
Associate Director of Surgery
Staten Island University Hospital
Staten Island, NY
1985 - 1990
Assistant Director of Surgery
Staten Island University Hospital
Staten Island, NY
Reviewer
1995 - Present
Journal of Surgical Endoscopy
1999 - Present
Journal American College of Surgeons
1999 - Present
The American Journal of Surgery
2001 - Present
SAGES (abstract reviewer)
2002 - Present
SAGES (video reviewer)
2004 - Present
Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
2005 - Present
SAGES (video reviewer)
2006 - Present
Archives of Surgery
2008 - Present
Annals of Surgical Oncology
2009 - Present
ACS (site reviewer) - Bariatric Center of Excellence
2009 - Present
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases
2010 - Present
World Journal of Diabetes
Advisory Boards
2008 - Present
The World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery
National Committees
1996 - 2003
SAGES Credentials Committee
2000 - 2004
SAGES Education Committee
2002 - Present
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Council - Program Director
2002 - Present
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Council - Membership Committee
2003 - 2005
SAGES Technology and Guidelines Committees
1999 - 2000
ACS Credentials Committee
1998 - 1999
SAGES Legislative Review Committee
2006 - Present
SAGES International Relations Committee
2006 - Present
SAGES Development Committee
Oral Presentations (National & International)
February 1992
Laparoscopic hernia repair
Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, Jamaica, NY
March 1992
Laparoscopic surgery
Turkish American Physician's Association Annual Meeting,
New York, NY
May 1992
Endoscopic extraperitoneal hernia repair
New York Surgical Society, New York, NY
November 1992
Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration
New York Surgical Society, New York, NY
November 1992
Laparoscopic hernia repair
Bronx Veteran's Hospital, Bronx, NY
November 1992
Clinical course for surgical pelviscopy
Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
December 1992
Laparoscopic pelvic lymph node dissection
New York Surgical Society, New York, NY
February 1993
Laparoscopic hernia repair
Southwest Missouri Conference, St. Clare's Hospital,
New York, NY
February 1993
3rd International Prostate Cancer Update,
Vail, CO
March/April 1993
Extraperitoneal lymph node dissection
SAGES Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ
May 1993
Hernia '93 – Advances or Controversies
Indianapolis, IN
June 1993
Video endourology, video presentation of endoscopic
Extraperitoneal lymph node dissection, Miami, FL
September 1993
Laparoscopic ultrasound training program
Baltimore, MD
October 1993
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Universal Health Conference
Micro Hospital, Samarkand Uzbekistan
December 1993
Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
January 1994
4th International Prostate Cancer Update
Vail, CO
February 1994
Laparoscopic hernia repair, Grand Rounds
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
April 1994
Comprehensive GYN Endoscopy: Current Practice/Future Trends
Flushing, NY
April 1994
Laparoscopic: splenectomy, inguinal hernia, appendectomy, cholecystectomy and ovarian cystectomy
Almaty, Kazakhastan
June 1994 1,848
Laparoscopic cholecystectomies – a report from a single institution,
4th World Congress Endoscopic Surgery,
Kyoto, Japan
June 1994
Gasless lymph nodes and hernia repairs, 4th World Congress
Endoscopic Surgery, Kyoto, Japan
September 1994
Extraperitoneal herniorrhaphy
Madrid, Spain
October 1994
Laparoscopic hernia repair, Grand Rounds
Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
December 1994
11th Annual Controversies, Problems and Techniques in Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
February 1995
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia, laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
February 1995
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia, laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Bloomfontein University, Bloomfontein, South Africa
February 1995
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia, laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Kenridge Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
March 1995
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy insights after four years experience
New York Surgical Society and Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
Conjoint Meeting, New York, NY
May 1995
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
Athens Navy Hospital, Athens, Greece
May 1995
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia
The Second Long Island College Hospital Symposium on Minimally Invasive Surgery
Brooklyn, NY
June 1995
Laparoscopic: rectopexy, rectopexy, cecopexy, hiatal hernia, inguinal hernia and liver cysts
Bahrain
June 1995
Laparoscopic: splenectomy, inguinal hernia, varicocelectomy, vagotomy, seromyotomy and hiatal hernia
Kuwait
June 1995
A Safe Alternative for the Posterior Approach in Hernia Surgery
The Third International Congress on New Technology and Advanced Techniques in Surgery
Luxembourg
November 1995
Complications In Laparoscopic Surgery
American College of Surgeons Arizona Chapter Meeting - Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair,
Tucson, AZ
November 1995
Laparoscopic hiatal hernia
Surgical Grand Rounds, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, NY
February 1996
Advances in laparoscopic surgery
Armed Forces Hospital, Kuwait
March 1996
Laparoscopic reflux surgery: an objective assessment
Philadelphia Academy of Surgery and New York Surgical Society
Conjoint Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
April 1996
Experience with 27 laparoscopic splenectomies (video)
New York Laparoscopic Club, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
August 1996
ABBI: new technology in breast surgery
Sacred Heart Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
November 1996
Minimally invasive surgery
Second Egyptian International Conference of Laparoendoscopic
Surgery, Cairo, Egypt
December 1996
New concept: advanced breast biopsy instrumentation (ABBI) methods and results
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
December 1996
Critical Issues in Surgery
Review of laparoscopic procedures: cholecystectomies, resections, hiatal hernias, adrenalectomies, splenectomies
Fourth Annual Symposium, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
January 1997
Minimally invasive breast biopsy: ABBI
New York Surgical Society, New York, NY
March 1997
Advances in laparoscopic hernia
Grand Rounds, Nassau County Medical Center, Mineola, NY
March 1997
A new technique for breast biopsy instrumentation (ABBI)
Portugese Surgical Society, Portugal
May 1997
Laparoscopic surgery for solid organs: spleen and adrenal
St. Peter's Medical Center, New Brunswick, NJ
June 1997
Laparoscopic hernia: surgical progress?
Grand Rounds, New York Hospital, New York, NY
June 1997
Five-year experience with EEPH
Joint Euro Asian Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
Istanbul, Turkey
June 1997
Major vascular injuries during laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Joint Euro Asian Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
Istanbul, Turkey
June 1997
Laparoscopic extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy
Joint Euro Asian Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
Istanbul, Turkey
October 1997
Laparoscopic splenectomy
8th Euro-Arabian Congress, Beirut, Lebanon
October 1997
Colorectal surgery
8th Euro-Arabian Congress, Beirut, Lebanon
October 1997
Extraperitoneal endoscopic inguinal hernia repair, is it still controversial?
8th Euro-Arabian Congress, Beirut, Lebanon
October 1997
Image guided breast biopsy: FNA, large core or ABBI?
8th Euro-Arabian Congress, Beirut, Lebanon
October 1997
Alternatives in treatment of prostate cancer: seed and laparoscopic prostatectomy
8th Euro-Arabian Congress, Beirut, Lebanon
March 1998
Laparoscopic esophageal myotomy
New York Surgical Society and Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
Conjoint Meeting, New York, NY
March 1998
Laparoscopic hernia repair
American Society of General Surgeons, New York, NY
March 1998
Advanced laparoscopic procedures
Surgical Grand Rounds, Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
May 1998
Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration
Second Annual Long Island Jewish Medical Center Symposium on
Laparoscopic Surgery, New York, NY
May 1998
Management of nonpalpable breast lesions
American College of Surgeons, Brooklyn Chapter, Brooklyn, NY
June 1998
Stereotactic image guided breast biopsy: is ABBI the answer?
The Sixth World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Rome, Italy
June 1998
Stapled or unstapled mesh in a laparoscopic preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair?
The Sixth World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Rome, Italy
June 1998
Spectacular video presentations – laparoscopic prostatectomy
The Sixth World Congress of Endoscopic surgery, Rome, Italy
June 1998
Moderator – Minimally invasive selective lymphadenectomy
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY
December 1998
Program Director – The VIth Annual Symposium Critical Issues in Surgery St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
February 1999
Laparoscopic preperitoneal herniorrhaphy: local vs. general anesthesia?
American Hernia Society, Las Vegas, NV
March 1999
Stapled or unstapled mesh in laparoscopic preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair? One-year follow-up.
SAGES, San Antonio, TX
May 1999
Laparoscopic hernia
Surgical Grand Rounds, Morristown Memorial Hospital
Morristown, NJ
May 1999
Laparoscopic colon surgery, laparoscopic adrenalectomies, CVB, hiatal hernia
French Lebanese Congress
June 1999
The utility of bedside laparoscopy
6th World Endoscopic Surgery, Linz, Austria
June 1999
The future of minimally invasive surgery
Staten Island Academy of Surgery, Staten Island, NY
October 1999
Evolving techniques in laparoscopic hernia
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
December 1999
Laparoscopic autopsy
VII Annual Symposium Critical Issues in Surgery
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
December 1999
Progress in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
VII Annual Symposium Critical Issues in Surgery
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
February 2000
Laparoscopic autopsy
New York Surgical Society, New York, NY
March 2000
Is mesh fixation ever necessary?
SAGES, Atlanta, GA
March 2000
Laparoscopic autopsy
SAGES, Atlanta, GA
May 2000
Indications for laparoscopic splenectomy
7th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Singapore
June 2000
Minimally invasive thyroid surgery
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery 8th International Congress, Nice, France
June 2000
Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery 8th International
Congress, Nice, France
October 2000
Laparoscopic herniorrhaphy: beyond the learning curve
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
December 2000
Lateral approach to laparoscopic colon resection
Laparoscopic hernia: current status
Laparoscopic prostate: technique

VII Annual Symposium Critical Issues in Surgery
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
February 2001
Anastomosis in laparoscopic hernia
Grand Rounds, Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, NY
April 2001
Postgraduate course in laparoscopic urology
Lebanese Urological Association, Beirut, Lebanon
May 2001
Laparoscopic prostatectomy
Grand Rounds, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
May 2001
Failed anti-reflux surgery
French Lebanese Symposium on Minimally Invasive Surgery
Beirut, Lebanon
September 2001
Laparoscopic common bile duct by choledochotomy
Laparoscopic hand-assisted surgery: technique
The role of laparoscopy in pancreatic surgery

Beijing International Advanced Course of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Beijing, China
October 2001
Laparoscopic pancreas, spleen and hand-assisted surgery
Solid Organ Course Faculty
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
October 2001
Lap-Band System Workshop
New Orleans, LA
November 2001
Laparoscopic prostatectomy: a role for the general surgeon?
New York Minimally Invasive Surgical Society, New York, NY
December 2001
Advances in laparoscopic surgery: what is effective and what is gimmick?
Brooklyn and Long Island Chapter of The American College of
Surgeons, Uniondale, NY
December 2001
Clinical trials
The American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
March 2002
Director postgraduate course
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair and ventral hernia repair
SAGES – 8th World Congress of Surgery, New York, NY
March 2002
Director postgraduate course
Laparoscopic solid organ surgery
SAGES – 8th World Congress of Surgery, New York, NY
March 2002
Laparoscopy in acute abdomen
SAGES - 8th World congress of Surgery, New York, NY
May 2002
Chairperson colorectal course
Laparoscopic sigmoid colon resection anterior and lateral
IRCAD, Strasbourg, France
October 2002
Laparoscopic bariatric surgery
Academy of Medicine of Richmond, Staten Island, NY
October 2002
Teleconference, laparoscopic hernia under local anesthesia
Chribita, Brazil
March 2003
Co-chairperson postgraduate hernia course
Los Angeles, CA
May 2003
Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy
6th International Symposium on Advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgery
Athens, Greece
May 2003
Laparoscopic colon resection for acute diverticulitis
6th International Symposium on Advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgery
Athens, Greece
May 2003
Total extraperitoneal repair
6th International Symposium on advanced laparoendoscopic Surgery
Athens, Greece
May 2003
Laparoscopic vs. open inguinal hernia repair: comparative studies
6th International Symposium on Advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgery
Athens, Greece
May 2003
Physiology of GERD
6th International Symposium on Advanced Laparoendoscopic Surgery
Athens, Greece
June 2003
The benefits of laparoscopic autopsy
EAES, Glasgow, Scotland
June 2003
Acute urgent reoperation laparoscopy
EAES, Glasgow, Scotland
June 2003
Chair session of reoperative laparoscopy
EAES, Glasgow, Scotland
October 2003
Anatomy and related etiology of groin pain
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
October 2003
Live inguinal hernia repair demonstration
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
December 2003
Advances in minimally invasive surgery
Cancun, Mexico
December 2003
Update on TEP
Cancun, Mexico
March 2004
MIS complications: managing the emergency consultation
TEP after TEP
SAGES, Denver, CO
April 2004
Technical complications of laparoscopic RYGB and Lap-Band
Laparoscopic RYGB: how do I do it?

TEP after TEP
9th Annual Meeting, EAVS, Gdansk, Poland
June 2004
Laparoscopic ventral hernia
The value of restrictive procedures BMI > 50
Meshes and methods of fixations

EAES, Barcelona, Spain
July 2004
How to prevent complications in laparoscopic morbid obesity surgery
Different techniques of laparoscopic RYGB
TEP after TEP

X5 Congreso Internacional, Punta Cana, R.D.
October 2004
Issues in laparoscopic surgery for the medical consultant
Academy of Medicine of Richmond, Staten Island, NY
December 2004
Standardized port placement
Controversies in Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
April 2005
Lap-Band vs. RYGB
New York Surgical Society and the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, New York, NY
SAGES, Hollywood, FL
May 2005
Results of laparoscopic bariatric surgery
The importance of proper trocar placement

7th Hellenic Surgical Association Meeting, Iaonnina, Greece
June 2005
Diagnostic laparoscopy for pelvic disorders
Tips and tricks in laparoscopic lysis of adhesions

EAES, Venice, Italy
December 2005
First Symposium Selected Topics if Surgery (Faculty)
Brooklyn, NY
January 2006
Treating recurrence after TEP
Suvretta Meeting, St. Moritz, Switzerland
April 2006
Avoiding recurrences in laparoscopic hernias
SAGES, Dallas, TX
April 2006
One hundred medial to lateral laparoscopic colon resections three trocars technique: the learning curve
SAGES, Dallas, TX
October 2006
What causes postoperative herniorrhaphy pain and how do we treat it?
ACS, Chicago, IL
October 2006
Port/trocar placement: general strategies
ACS, Chicago, IL
July 2007
Thyroid surgery by mini incision
EAES, Athens, Greece
July 2007
Pain and neuralgia after hernia surgery: Can it be avoided? And how to treat?
EAES, Athens, Greece
July 2007
How to deal with access injury: vascular and visceral
EAES, Athens, Greece
July 2007
Duodenal jejunal bypass for type II diabetes in non-obese adults
Preliminary results

Athens, Greece
August 2007
Surgery for diabetes
Lanzhou, China
October 2007
Sleeve gastrectomy
International consensus summit for sleeve gastrectomy (ICSSG)
New York, NY
January 2008
Notes and revisions of bariatric surgery
N.E.V.I.S. meeting, British West Indies
February 2008
Long-term results of laparoscopic gastric banding: 6-year experience of a Bariatric Center of Excellence
New York Surgical Society, New York, NY
Huntington Beach, CA
March 2008
To tack or not to tack
American Hernia Society, Scottsdale, AZ
April 2008
Chairman of solid organ course
SAGES, Philadelphia, PA
June 2008
Laparoscopic Management of Giant Scrotal hernias
EAES, Stockholm, Sweden
July 2008
Bariatric surgery update
Lebanese Endocrinology Society, Lebanon
September 2008
First World Conference on Interventional Therapies for Diabetes
New York, NY
October 2008
The role of TAPP in the management of recurrent inguinal hernias
ACS, San Francisco, CA
October 2008
Duodeno-jejunal bypass for type 2 diabetes in non-obese
New Orleans, LA
December 2008
Laparoscopic ventral hernia updates
7th Annual Postgraduate Academic Course, Kuwait City, Kuwait
February 2009
IHS Consensus Meeting
New Delhi, India
April 2009 SAGES
Phoenix, AZ
December 2009
Laparoscopic ventral hernia updates
8th Annual Postgraduate Academic Course, Kuwait City, Kuwait
January 2010
Laparoscopic bariatric surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair
ESLS, Egypt
March 2010
Is there a role for surgery in the treatment of diabetes?
Brooklyn Surgical Society, Brooklyn, NY
March 2010
Emerging Concepts: the impact of laparoscopy on general surgery.
SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY
June 2010
Endoscopic parathyroid surgery, TEP, laparoscopic colon resection (medial to lateral)
Geneva, Switzerland
Poster Presentations
October 1993
Ferzli GS, Massaad A, Hakim L, Worth MH Jr., Albert P
Gasless extraperitoneal lymph node dissection and hernia repair
Scientific Booth, American College of Surgeons

San Francisco, CA
April 1994
Ferzli GS, Massaad A, Dysarz F, Albert P, Raboy A
Observations in gasless extraperitoneal pelvic lymph node dissection and hernia repair
SAGES, Nashville, TN
May 1994
Ferzli GS, Albert P, Raboy A
Extraperitoneal endoscopic gasless pelvic lymph node dissection (EEGPLND) in staging of localized prostate cancer
American Urological Association, San Francisco, CA
June 1994
Ferzli GS, Massaad A
Why the extraperitoneal approach to hernia repair?
4th World Congress Endoscopic Surgery, Kyoto, Japan
October 1995
Ferzli GS, Fiorillo M, Sabido F
A posterior gastric approach to laparoscopic splenectomy
American College of Surgeons, New Orleans, LA
October 1995
Ferzli GS, Fiorillo M, Sabido F
A hypogastric approach to laparoscopic cholecystectomy
American College of Surgeons, New Orleans, LA
June 1996
Ferzli GS, A three-trocar technique for limited renal surgery
4th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Trondheim, Norway
June 1996
Ferzli GS, Laparoscopic splenectomy in a Jehovah's Witness with profound anemia
4th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Trondheim, Norway
June 1996
Ferzli GS, A simplified approach to laparoscopic fundoplication
4th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Trondheim, Norway
June 1996
Ferzli GS, Breast biopsy utilizing the advanced breast biopsy instrumentation (ABBI)
American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
October 1996
Ferzli GS, Laparoscopic staging of Hodgkin's disease
American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
October 1996
Ferzli GS, Concomitant extraperitoneal hernia repair and lymph node dissection
American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
March 1997
Ferzli GS, Sayad P, Puza T, Van Vorst S
ABBI: Advanced breast biopsy instrumentation
SAGES, San Diego, CA
October 1997
Ferzli GS, The efficacy of ERCP in retrieving retained common bile duct stones after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a community hospital
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
October 1997
Ferzli GS, Laparoscopic hernia: a review
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
October 1997
Ferzli GS, Laparoscopic transperitoneal lumboperitoneal shunt
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
October 1997
Ferzli GS, Cost effectiveness of type and screen during laparoscopic cholecystectomy
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
October 1998
Ferzli GS, Recurrent hernias treated with total extraperitoneal approach
American College of Surgeons, Orlando, FL
October 1998
Ferzli GS, The extraperitoneal approach and its ability
American College of Surgeons, Orlando, FL
October 1998
Ferzli GS, Needlescopic extraperitoneal repair of inguinal hernias
American College of Surgeons, Orlando, FL
October 1998
Ferzli GS, Feasibility of laparoscopic extraperitoneal hernia repair under local anesthesia
American College of Surgeons, Orlando, FL
October 1998
Ferzli GS, Staples or unstapled mesh in laparoscopic preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair? One-year follow-up.
American College of Surgeons, Orlando, FL
October 1999
Ferzli GS, Lessons learned from laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
October 1999
Ferzli GS, New algorithm with bedside laparoscopy for ischemic bowel disease
American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
October 1999
Ferzli GS, The incidence of incipient contralateral hernia in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
October 2000
Ferzli GS, Laparoscopic autopsies as a teaching instrument for surgical residents
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
October 2000
Ferzli GS, Laparoscopic resection of duplicated small bowel
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
October 2000
Ferzli GS, Laparoscopic extraperitoneal versus laparoscopic transabdominal prostatectomy
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
October 2000
Ferzli GS, Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for an incidentaloma found to be adrenal histoplasmosis
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
October 2000
Ferzli GS, Minimally invasive thyroid surgery: our experience with 89 mini-thyroidectomies
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
October 2000
Ferzli GS, The lateral approach to laparoscopic left colon resection
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
October 2000
Ferzli GS, Laparoscopic management of collateral endoleak following endovascular management of abdominal aortic aneurysm
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
March 2003
Ferzli GS, Laparoscopic anterior colon vs. laparoscopic lateral colon
SAGES, Los Angeles, CA
March 2003
Ferzli GS, Obstructive symptoms associated with the Lap-Band in the first 24 Hours
SAGES, Los Angeles, CA
October 2003
Ferzli GS, Pushing the upper limits of laparoscopic surgery for splenomegaly
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
October 2003
Ferzli GS, Mesh infection in the era of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
October 2003
Ferzli GS, Laparoscopic extraperitoneal (TEP) approach to acutely incarcerated inguinal hernias
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
December 2003
Ferzli GS, The role of laparoscopy in pancreatic surgery
Cancun, Mexico
March 2004
Ferzli GS, Lap-Band: is there a learning curve?
SAGES, Denver, CO
March 2004
Ferzli GS, TEP for obturator
SAGES, Denver, CO
March 2004
Ferzli GS, Investigating a possible cause of mesh infection
SAGES, Denver, CO
Publications

Original Peer-Reviewed Reports

  • Ferzli GS, Worth MH Jr., Glaser J: Mediastinitis complicating infectious mononucleosis. Journal of Infections in Surgery, Vol. 7, No. 5, 310-312, May 1988.
  • Ferzli GS, Worth MH Jr.: Direct anastomotic visualization in stapled bilroth II gastrectomy. Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 16, No. 5, 487, 1986.
  • Epstein S, Worth MH Jr., Ferzli GS: Level of amputation following failed vascular reconstruction for lower limb ischemia. Current Surgery, 185-192, May, June, 1989.
  • Ferzli GS, Ozuner G, Davidson P, Isenberg J, Redmond P, Worth MH Jr.: Barium enema in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 171, No. 1, 40-43, July 1990.
  • Ferzli GS, Worth MH Jr.: A simple technique for localizing nonpalpable breast lesion. Surgery of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 172, No. 2, 147-148, February 1991.
  • Ferzli GS, Ozuner G, Worth MH Jr.: The course of candidemia in a surgical intensive care unit: an eight year review. Journal of Contemporary Surgery, Vol. 39, July 1991.
  • Isenberg J, Ozuner G, Girgis I, Ferzli GS, Worth MH Jr.: A rational approach to the diagnosis of cardiac contusion. Contemporary Journal of Surgery, Vol. 38, 47-54, February 1991.
  • Girgis I, Isenberg J, Ozuner G, Minucci D, Ferzli GS: An outbreak of aminoglycoside resistant aciteno bacter calcoaceticus in an intensive care setting. Journal of Infectious Disease, Vol. 11, No. 3, 28-35, March 1992.
  • Ferzli GS, Massaad A, Ozuner G, Worth MH Jr.: Laparoscopic common bile exploration: an operative technique. Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 174, 419-421, May 1992.
  • Ferzli GS, Kloss D: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: 111 consecutive cases by a single surgeon. American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 86, No. 9, 1176-1178, September 1991.
  • Ferzli GS, Kloss D: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: 165 consecutive cases comparing acute to non-acute cholecystitis. Contemporary Surgery, Vol. 40, No. 6, 17-19, June 1992.
  • Raboy A, Ferzli GS, Ioffreda R, Albert P: Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy. Journal of Urology, Vol. XXXIX, No. 3, 223-226, March 1992.
  • Ferzli GS, Raboy A. Trapasso J, Albert P: Extraperitoneal endoscopic pelvic lymph node dissection. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Vol. 2, No. 1, 39-44, 1992.
  • Ferzli GS, Massaad A, Ozuner G, Castellano M: Incidental laparoscopic appendectomy during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Vol. 2, No. 4, 165-166, 1994.
  • Kiel T, Ferzli GS, McGinn T: The use of thoracoscopy in the treatment of iatrogenic esophageal perforation. Chest, Vol. 6, No. 103, 1905-1906, June 1993.
  • Ferzli GS, Massaad A, Worth MH Jr.: An improved method of laparoscopic intracavitary knot tying. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, accepted, in press.
  • Ferzli GS, Massaad A, Albert P: Extraperitoneal endoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, 2: 281-286, 1992.
  • Ferzli GS, Raboy A, Kleinerman D, Albert P: Extraperitoneal endoscopic pelvic lymph node dissection in the staging of prostatic and bladder carcinoma. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Vol. 2, No. 5, 219-223, October 1992.
  • Ferzli GS, Albert P, Raboy A. Wenof M: Laparoscopic bladder resection for vesical endometrio. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Vol. 3, No. 2, 161-165, 1993.
  • Ferzli GS, Massaad A, Worth MH Jr.: Endoscopic hernia repair vs. conventional hernia repair: a comparative study. Current Surgery, Vol. 50, No. 4, 291-294, May 1993.
  • Ferzli GS, Raboy A, Albert P: Extraperitoneal endoscopic pelvic lymph node dissection. Journal of Contemporary Urology, Vol. 5, No. 5, 15-24, May 1993.
  • Raboy A, Hakim L, Ferzli GS, Antario J, Albert P: Extraperitoneal endoscopic vesicoureteral suspension. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Vol. 3, No. 5, 505-508, 1993.
  • Ferzli GS, Ozuner G, Shaps J, Kiel T: Combined endoscopy and laparoscopy in diagnosing and treating Dieu LaFoy's vascular malformations of the stomach. Surgical Endoscopy, 1994, 8: 332-334.
  • Ferzli GS, Massaad A, Kiel T, Worth MH Jr.: The utility of laparoscopic common bile duct exploration in the management of choledocholithiasis. Surgical Endoscopy, 1994, 8: 296-298.
  • Ferzli GS, Raboy A, Albert P: Extraperitoneal endoscopic pelvic lymph node dissection. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 8, No. 2, 124-126, 1994.
  • Ferzli GS, Massaad A, Dysarz F, Kopatsis A: A Study of 101 patients treated with extraperitoneal endoscopic laparoscopic herniorrhaphy. American Surgeon, Vol. 59, 767-768, November 1993.
  • Massaad A, Ferzli GS, Worth MH Jr.: The new paradigm of laparoscopic common bile duct exploration. Current Surgery, Vol. 50, No. 9, November/December 1993.
  • Ferzli GS, Massaad A, Fisher R: Choices in laparoscopic herniorrhaphy. Current Surgery, Vol. 50, No. 9, November/December 1993.
  • Ferzli GS, Massaad A, Worth MH Jr.: Cardiac and respiratory effects of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Current Surgery, Vol. 50, No. 9, November/December 1993.
  • Ferzli GS, Dysarz F: Endoscopic extraperitoneal hernia repair without carbon dioxide insufflation. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Vol. 4, No. 5, 301-304, 1994.
  • Ferzli GS, Kiel T: Evolving techniques in endoscopic extraperitoneal herniorrhaphy. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 9, No. 8, 928-931, 1995.
  • Ferzli GS, Fiorillo M: Posterior gastric approach to laparoscopic splenectomy. Surgical Endoscopy, 9: 1017-1019, 1995.
  • Ferzli GS, Fiorillo M, Sabido F: Hypogastric approach to laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surgical Endoscopy, 10: 79-89, 1996.
  • Ferzli GS, Piperno B, Massaad A: 1,848 laparoscopic cholecystectomies, a report from a single institution. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Vol. 6, 1-11, 1996.
  • Ferzli GS, Fiorillo M, Kiel T: Early experience with laparoscopic splenectomy. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Vol. 6, No. 2, 83-86, 1996.
  • Ferzli GS, Massaad A, Fiorillo M, Hallak A: Endoscopic extraperitoneal herniorrhaphy in 316 patients. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Vol. 6, No. 1, 13-16, 1996.
  • Berliner L, Ferzli GS, Gianvito L, Worth MH Jr.:, Lowry R, Redmond P, Silich R: Giant cavernous hemangioma of the liver complicated by abscess and thrombosis. The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 78, No. 12, 835-840, 1983.
  • Ferzli GS, Pahuja M, Worth MH Jr.: Necrotizing fascitis in alcoholic patients. Infections in Surgery, Vol. 5, 501-506, September 1986.
  • Ferzli GS, Ozuner G, Worth MH Jr.: Diffuse metastatic basal cell carcinoma. Journal of Contemporary Surgery, Vol. 33, No. 5, 25-32, November 1988.
  • Ferzli GS, Ozuner G, Worth MH Jr.: Giant colonic diverticulum with perforation in patient with inflammatory bowel disease. The Journal of Contemporary Gastroenterology, Vol. 2, 25-32, January 1988.
  • Ferzli GS, Silvestri F: Soft tissue metastasis in carcinoma of the gallbladder. Contemporary Surgery, Vol. 35, 103-105, October 1989.
  • Ferzli GS, Sullivan L. Worth MH Jr.: The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion in association with transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. Journal of Contemporary Surgery, Vol. 34, 46-48, January 1989.
  • Pascal R, Sullivan L, Ferzli GS: Primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the pancreas. Journal of Human Pathology, Vol. 20, No. 12, 1215-1217, December 1989.
  • Ozuner G, Ferzli GS, Worth MH Jr.: Recurrent gallstone ileus: review of literature and case report. Journal of Contemporary Surgery, Vol. 41, No. 4, 65-68, October 1992.
  • Isenberg J, Ozuner G, Worth MH Jr., Ferzli GS: Effort induced spontaneous thrombosis of the left spermatic vein presenting clinically as a left inguinal hernia. Journal of Urology, Vol. 144, 138-139, July 1990.
  • Ferzli GS, Kiel T: Laparoscopic resection of a large hepatic tumor. Surgical Endoscopy, 9: 733-735, 1995.
  • Ferzli GS, Albert P: Laparoscopic urology: past, present and future. World Journal of Surgery, Vol. 17, No. 5, 684, September/October 1993.
  • Ferzli GS, Daou R: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and gallbladder cancer. Surgical Endoscopy, 8: 1357, 1994.
  • Ferzli GS, Kiel T: The role of the endoscopic extraperitoneal approach in large inguinal scrotal hernias. Surgical Endoscopy, 11: 299-302, 1997.
  • Ferzli GS, Kiel T: The role of the endoscopic extraperitoneal approach in large inguinal scrotal hernias. Surgical Endoscopy, 11: 299-302, 1997.
  • Ferzli GS, Hurwitz JB, Massaad A, Piperno B: Laparoscopoic common bile duct exploration: a review. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Vol. 6, No. 6, 413-419, 1996.
  • Ferzli GS, Hurwitz JB, Usal H, Massaad A: A three trocar technique for limited laparoscopic renal surgery. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 11, No. 6, 693-695, 1997.
  • Ferzli GS, Kiel T, Piperno B, Fiorillo M, Riina L, Sayad P, Davidson P: Pneumothorax as a complication of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Surgical Endoscopy, 11: 152-153.
  • Ferzli GS, Hurwitz JB: Image guided breast surgery: early experience with ABBI. Surgical Endoscopy, 11: 393-396, 1997.
  • Ferzli GS, Fiorillo M, Sabido F, Kiel T: Chief resident experience with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 7, No. 3, 147-150, 1997.
  • Ferzli GS, Usal H, Hurwitz JB: Hernia repair during endoscopic extraperitoneal lymph node dissection. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Vol. 7, No. 3,165-167, 1997.
  • Ferzli GS, Hurwitz JB, Puza T, Van Vorst S: Advanced breast biopsy instrumentation (ABBI): a critique. Journal of American College of Surgeons, Vol. 185, No. 2, 145-151, 1997.
  • Ferzli GS, Hurwitz JB, Hallak A, Fiorillo M, Kiel T: A simplified approach to laparoscopic fundoplication. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 11, No. 5, 488-490, 1997.
  • Sayad P, Ferzli GS: Gastroesophageal reflux and laparoscopic fundoplication. Hospital Physician, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1997.
  • Ferzli GS, Huie F, Arbit E: Laparoscopic transabdominal lumbo peritoneal shunt. Surgical Endoscopy, 13: 161-163, 1999.
  • Raboy A, Ferzli GS, Albert P: Initial experience with endoscopic extraperitoneal retropublic radical prostatectomy. Urology, 50: 849-853, 1997.
  • Usal H, Sayad P, Hayek N, Hallak A, Huie F, Ferzli GS: Vascular injuries during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surgical Endoscopy, 12: 960-962, 1998.
  • Ferzli GS, Usal H, Nabagiez J, Sayad P: Cost effectiveness of routine type and screen before laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surgical Endoscopy, 13: 146-148, 1999.
  • Ferzli GS, Solis R, Riina L, Huie F, Sayad P: Laparoscopic staging of Hodgkin's disease. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Vol. 7, No. 6, 353-355, 1997.
  • Raboy A, Albert P, Ferzli GS: Early experience with extraperitoneal endoscopic radical prostatectomy. Surgical Endoscopy, 12: 1264-1267, 1998.
  • Ferzli GS, Sayad P, Huie F, Hallak A: Five years experience with endoscopic extraperitoneal hernia repair. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 12, No. 11, 1311-1314, 1998.
  • Ferzli GS, Puza T: Breast biopsies with ABBI: Experience with 183 attempted biopsies. The Breast Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, 26-29, 1999.
  • Ferzli GS, Kopatsis A, Solis RL, Cernaianu AC, Riina LH, Davidson PG, Dnna JJ, Pomper S, Ferzli GS, Silich RJ: Insertion technique and placement site for Greenfield filters: does it make any difference? Vascular Surgery, Vol. 33, No. 1, 15-22, 1999.
  • Ferzli GS, Huie F, Hallak A, Sayad P: Laparoscopic inguinal hernia review. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Vol. 8., No. 1, 3-10, 1998.
  • Ferzli GS, Sayad P: Laparoscopic preperitoneal repair of recurrent inguinal hernias. Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques, Vol. 9, No. 2, 127-130, 1999.
  • Ferzli GS, Sayad P, Vashit B: The feasibility of laparoscopic extraperitoneal hernia repair under local anesthesia. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 13, No. 6, 588-590, 1999.
  • Ferzli GS, Sayad P, Nabagiez JP: Needlescopic extraperitoneal repair of inguinal hernias. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 13, 822-823, 1999.
  • Ferzli GS, Sayad P: Extraperitoneal approach and its utility. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 13, 1168-1169, 1999.
  • Ferzli GS, Frezza EE, Pecoraro AM, Du Ahern K, PhD RN: Stapled or unstapled mesh in laparoscopic preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair? One-year follow-up. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Vol. 188, No. 5, 461-465, 1999.
  • Frezza EE, Ferzli GS: Local and general anesthesia in the laparoscopic preperitoneal hernia repair. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Vol. 4, 221-224, 2000.
  • Cacchione RN, Sayad P, Pecoraro AM, Ferzli GS: Laparoscopic autopsies. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 15, 619-622, 2001.
  • Ferzli GS, Sayad P: Incidence of incipient contralateral hernia in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 14, 543-545, 2000.
  • Horowitz M, Shah HS, Ferzli GS, Sayad P, Glassberg KI: Laparoscopic partial upper pole nephrectomy in infants and children. BJU International (2001), 87, 514-516.
  • Ferzli GS, Sayad P, Cacchione RN: Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy for blunt injury to the pancreas: a case report. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 15, No. 7, 758, 2001.
  • Ferzli GS, Pecoraro AM, Cacchione RN, Sayad P, Williams ME: The routine use of diagnostic laparoscopy in the intensive care unit. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 15, No. 7, 638-641, 2001.
  • Ferzli GS, Sayad P, Cacchione RN: The lateral approach to laparoscopic sigmoid colon resection. Accepted for surgeon-at-work in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Vol. 193, No. 1, 109-112, 2001.
  • Ferzli GS, Sayad P, Abdo Z, Cacchione RN: Minimally invasive, nonendoscopic thyroid surgery. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Vol. 192, No. 5, 665-668, 2001.
  • Cacchione RN, DeTurris S, Mungara A, Savino M, Ferzli GS: Laparoscopic prostatectomy. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Vol. 193, No. 4, 454-457, 2001.
  • DeTurris SV, Cacchione RN, Mungara A, Pecoraro AM, Ferzli GS: Laparoscopic herniorrhaphy: beyond the learning curve. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Vol. 194, No. 1, 65-73, 2002.
  • Ferzli GS, Fingerhut A: Trocar placement for laparoscopic abdominal procedures: a simple standardized method. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Vol. 198, No. 1, 163-174, 2004.
  • Ferzli GS, Fingerhut A: Trocar placement for laparoscopic abdominal procedures: a simple standardized method. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Vol. 198, No. 1, 163-174, 2004.
  • Ferzli GS, Shapiro K, Chaudry G, Patel S: Laparoscopic extraperitoneal (TEP) approach to acutely incarcerated inguinal hernias. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 18, No. 2, 228-232, 2004.
  • Patel S. Shapiro K, Abdo Z, Ferzli GS: Obstructive symptoms associated with the Lap-Band in the first 24 hours. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 18, No. 1, 51-56, 2004.
  • Shapiro K, Patel S, Steinberg S, Ferzli GS: Postoperative home visits. Current Surgery, Vol. 60, 6, 2003.
  • Shapiro K, Patel S, Abdo Z, Ferzli GS: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: is there a learning curve? Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 18, No. 1, 48-51, 2004.
  • Choy C, Shapiro K, Patel S, Graham A, Ferzli GS: Investigating a possible cause of mesh migration during TEP repair. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 18, No. 3, 523-526, 2004.
  • Ferzli GS, Patel S, Graham A, Shapiro K: Three new tools for parathyroid surgery: expensive and unnecessary? Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Vol. 198, No. 3, 349-351, 2004.
  • Ferzli GS, DeTurris S, Sayad P, Patel S, Shapiro K: TEP after TEP. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 18, No. 3, 526-529, 2004.
  • Shapiro K, Patel S, Choy C, Chaudry G, Khalil S, Ferzli GS: Totally extraperitoneal repair of obturator hernia. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 18, No. 6, 954-956, 2004.
  • Choy C, Cacchione RN, Moon V, Ferzli GS: Our experience with seven cases of massive splenomegaly. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Advanced Surgical Techniques, Vol. 14, No. 4, 2004.
  • Moon V, Chaudry G, Choy C, Ferzli GS: Mesh infection in the era of laparoscopy. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Advanced Surgical Techniques, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2004.
  • Allen JW, Rivas H, Cacchione RN, Ferzli GS: Intracorporeal suturing and knot typing broadens the clinical applicability of laparoscopy. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Vol. 7, No. 2, 137-140, 2003.
  • Bowne WB, Morgenthal CB, Castro AE, Ferzli GS: The role of endoscopic extraperitoneal herniorrhaphy: where do we stand in 2005? Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 21, No. 5, 707-712, 2007.
  • Ferzli GS, Al-Khoury GE: Treating recurrence after TEP. Hernia, 10: 341-346, 2006.
  • Bowne WB, Julliard K, Castro AE, Shah P, Morgenthal CB, Ferzli GS: Laparoscopic gastric bypass is superior to adjustable gastric band in super morbidly obese patients (BMI >50): a prospective comparative analysis. Archives of Surgery, Vol. 141, 683-689, 2006.
  • Kim JE, Edwards ED, Bowne WB, Shah P, Castro AE, Moon, V, Gadangi PK, Ferzli GS: Medial to lateral laparoscopic colon resection: a view beyond the learning curve. Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 21, No. 9, 1503-1508, 2007.
  • Ferzli GS, Edwards ED: Laparoscopic antihepatic gastrojejunostomy. American Journal of Surgery, Vol. 195, No. 5, 708-710, 2008.
  • Ferzli GS, Edwards ED, Khoury GE: Chronic pain after inguinal herniorrhaphy. JACS, Vol. 205, No. 2, 333-341, 2007.
  • Ferzli GS. Invited critique: Complications in antireflux surgery: national-based analysis of laparoscopic and open fundoplication. Archives of Surgery, Vol. 143, No. 4, 365, April 2008.
  • Hardin RE, Bowne WB, LaFortune Y, Cires G, Ferzli GS, Zenilman ME, Gadangi PK: Invasive amebiasis and ameboma formation presenting as a rectal mass: a case report and review of the literature. World Journal of Gastroenterology, Nov. 14; 13 (42), 5659-61, 2007.
  • Ferzli GS, Edwards ED, Al-Khoury G, Hardin RE: Post herniorrhaphy groin pain and how to avoid it. Surg Clin N AM, Vol.88, 203-216, 2008.
  • Chiu A, Bowne WB, Zenilman ME, Fingerhut A, Ferzli GS: The role of the assistant in laparoscopic surgery: important considerations for the apprentice in training. Surgical Innovation, Vol. 15, No. 3, 229-236, 2008.
  • Ferzli GS, Dominique E, Ciaglia M, Bluth MH, Gonzalez A, Fingerhut A. Clinical improvement after duodenojejunal bypass for non-obese type II diabetes despite minimal improvement in glycemic homeostasis. World Journal of Surgery, 2009 May;33(5): 972-9.
  • Fingerhut A, Hanna GB, Veyrie N, Ferzli GS, Millat B, Alexakis N, Leandros E Optimal trocar placement for ergonomic intracorporeal sewing and knotting in laparoscopic hiatal hernia surgery. Accepted to Amer J Surg.
  • Itani K, Fitzhibbons R, Awad S, Duh QY, Ferzli GS. Management of recurrent inguinal hernias. JACS, Vol. 209, No. 5, 653-658, Nov. 2009.

Personal Data

Citizenship: United States Citizen
Family: Married - Berthe Sayegh
Children: Georgina, Christina, George Jr., Christopher

Patents

United States patents issued for laparoscopic instruments:

  • No. 5,171,257 - December 15, 1992
  • No. 5,147373 - September 15, 1992
  • No. 5,201,759 - April 13, 1993
  • No. 6,050,960 - April 18, 2000
  • No. 61/296746 - January 20, 2010
  • No. 11/895861 - March 5, 2009
  • No. 61/278672 - October 9, 2009

Professional Societies

  • Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Fellow American College of Gastroenterologists (FACG)
  • New York Surgical Society
  • Societe Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Association Francaise de Chirurgie (AFC)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • American Society of Parenteal and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
  • Richmond County Medical Society
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • International Federation of Surgical Colleges
  • International Association for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition (IASMEN)
  • New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Fellows In Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Aziz Massaad, MD
  • Benjamin Piperno, MD
  • Paul Sayad, MD
  • Robert Cacchione, MD
  • Anil Mungara, MD
  • Stanley DeTurris, MD
  • Scott Steinberg, MD
  • Sandeep Malhotra MD
  • Ziad Abdo, MD
  • Kenneth Shapiro, MD
  • Samir Patel, MD
  • Ghazali Chaudry, MD
  • Armando Castro, MD
  • Wilbur Bowne, MD
  • Eric Edwards, MD
  • Jiyoun Kim, MD
  • Corneliu Vulpe, MD
  • Valery Dronsky, MD
  • Michael Timoney, MD
  • Brian Bollo, MD
  • Sean Rim, MD
  • Sharique Nazir, MD
  • Michael Donaire, MD
  • Karen Chang, MD
  • David Radvinski, MD

Visiting & Operating Surgeon

  • New York University, New York, NY
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Cornell University, New York, NY
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY
    Laparoscopic hiatal hernia
  • St. Mary’s Hospital Catholic Medical Center, Bayside, NY
    Laparoscopic gastric surgery
  • Vasser Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • St. Peter’s Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia and laparoscopic hiatal hernia
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Tyumen Regional Center, Russia
    Laparoscopic general surgery
  • Samarkand City Hospital, Uzbekistan
    Laparoscopic general surgery
  • Maadi Military Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Egypt Air Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • St. George University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic inguinal hernia, thoracoscopy and lung biopsy
  • Rizk Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Rosary Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic gynecology, laparoscopic inguinal
    Hernia and laparoscopic genitourinary
  • Moalimin Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
    Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Hernia Institute, Long Island, NY
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia and laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Saint Augustine’s Hospital, Durban, South Africa
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia and laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Bloomfontein University, Bloomfontein, South Africa
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia and laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Kenridge Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia and laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Hospital No. 12, Almaty, Kazakhastan
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia, varicocelectomy, appendectomy and ovarian cystectomy
  • Kazakhastan Institute for Scientific Research and Development (Aliev Institute)
    laparoscopic splenectomy, gastrectomy and laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Agia Olga Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • First Ika Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Athens Navy Hospital, Athens, Greece
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Salmanya Medical Center, Bahrain
    Laparoscopic rectopexy, laparoscopic cecopexy, laparoscopic hiatal hernia, laparoscopic inguinal hernia, laparoscopic liver cysts and laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Adan Hospital, Kuwait
    Laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic inguinal hernia and laparoscopic varicocelectomy
  • Amiri Hospital, Kuwait
    Laparoscopic vagotomy, laparoscopic seromyotomy, laparoscopic hiatal hernia and laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Armed Forces Hospital, Kuwait
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia, varicocelectomy and laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Farwaniye Hospital, Kuwait
    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
    Laparoscopic hiatal hernia
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
    Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • St. Peter’s Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
    Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • St. Peter’s Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
    Laparoscopic colon resection and laparoscopic hiatal hernia
  • Telchiha Hospital, Lebanon
    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic hernia
  • SUNY Health Science Center @ Brooklyn, NY
    Laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • SUNY Health Science Center @ Brooklyn, NY
    Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Atlantic City Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ
    Laparoscopic hiatal hernia
  • SUNY Health Science Center @ Brooklyn, NY
    Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy
  • Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
    Newark, NJ
    Laparoscopic total colectomy
  • St. George Hospital, Lebanon
    Bilateral laparoscopic ureterolysis
  • St. George Hospital, Lebanon
    Laparoscopic colon resection
  • Telchiha Hospital, Lebanon
    Paraesophageal hernia
  • First Beijing University Hospital
    Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
    Laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia
  • Central DeMedicina Avanzada, Santa Domingo
    Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Lanzhou, China
    Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration
    Laparoscopic Esophageal Myotomy (Achalasia)
  • Tulane, New Orleans
    Laparoscopic Colon Resection, Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Hotel Dieu De France, Beirut, Lebanon
    Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
    TEP
  • Ain Shams Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
    Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass & TEP

Chapters

  • Ferzli GS, Dysarz F: Laparoscopic hernia repair, a case for extraperitoneal approach. Inguinal Hernias, Advances, or Controversies. Editors: Maurice Arregui, MD, Robert Nagan. Publisher: Radcriffe Medical Press.
  • Ferzli GS, Albert P: Extraperitoneal lymph node dissection. EndoUrology. Editor: Arthur Smith, MD. Publisher: WB Saunders.
  • Ferzli GS, Hakim L, Raboy A, Albert P: Extraperitoneal endoscopic surgery for benign renal cysts. Laparoscopic Urology. Editors: Sakti Das, E. David Crawford. Publisher: WB Saunders.
  • Ferzli GS, Hakim L, Raboy A, Albert P: Extraperitoneal endoscopic gasless pelvic lymph node dissection. Laparoscopic Urology. Editors: Sakti Das and E. David Crawford. Publisher: WB Saunders.
  • Ferzli GS: Extraperitoneal herniorrhaphy. Management and Prevention of Complications in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Editor: Raymond Lanzafanne, MD. Publisher: IgaKu-Schoin Medical Publishers, Inc.
  • Ferzli GS: Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration. Minimally Invasive Surgery: Principles and Outcomes. Editors: John Cosgrove, MD, Walter Longo, MD, Charles Andrus, MD. Publisher: Pleneum, New York.
  • Ferzli GS, Cacchione RN: Laparoscopic prostatectomy. Laparoscopic Surgery. Editors: Jorge Cueto, MD, Moises Jacobs, MD, Michel Gagner, MD, Martin Wonsiewicz. Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies.
  • Ferzli GS, Edwards ED: Gasless laparoscopy. International Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery. Editors: Eldo Frezza, MD, Michel Gagner, MD, Michael K.W. Li, MD. Publisher: Cine-Med.
  • Ferzli GS: TEP. Atlas of Laparoscopic Surgery. Editor: Constantine Frantzides, MD. Publisher: El Servier.
  • Ferzli GS: Laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery. Textbook of Minimal Access Surgery. Editors: Mahesh Misra, MBBS and Ashutosh Kaul, MBBS. In press.
  • Ferzli GS, Khoury AE: Recurrence after TEP. Recurrent Hernia Prevention and Treatment. Editors: V. Schumpelick, MD, R Fitzgibbons, MD. Publisher: Springer.
  • Castro AE, Edwards ED, Vulpe CT, Ferzli GS: Laparoscopic ventral/incisional hernia repair. International Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery. Editor: Eldo Frezza, MD, Michel Ganger, MD, Michael K.W. Li, MD. Publisher: Cine-Med. In press.
  • Ferzli GS, Ricci J: Metabolic syndrome: surgical reality? Editors: O. Thomusch, W.K Karcz. Publisher: Springer-Verlag. In press.
  • Ferzli GS, Edwards ED: Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Current Surgical Therapy, 10th Edition. In press.

Syllabuses

  • Ferzli GS, Usal H, Huie F, Sayad P: Advances in endoscopic extraperitoneal hernia repair. The proceedings of the Joint Euro Asian Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Publisher: Monduzzi Editore, Bologna, Italy.
  • Ferzli GS, Usal H, Huie F, Sayad P, Piperno B: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and major vascular injuries. The proceedings of the Joint Euro Asian Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Publisher: Monduzzi Editore, Bologna, Italy.
  • Ferzli GS, Frezza E: Stapled or unstapled mesh in a laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair? The proceedings of the Sixth World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Publisher: Monduzzi Editore, Bologna, Italy.
  • Ferzli GS: Management of nonpalpable breast lesions. The proceedings of the Sixth World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. Publisher: Monduzzi Editore, Bologna, Italy.
  • Ferzli GS: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy.
  • Ferzli GS: Laparoscopic solid organ.
  • Ferzli GS: Laparoscopic inguinal and ventral hernia.
  • Ferzli GS, Al-Khoury, GE: Treating recurrence after TEP. Springer Valeg.
  • Ferzli GS: Post herniorrhaphy pain: what causes it and how do we treat it?
  • Ferzli GS: Port/trocar placement: general strategies.
  • Ferzli GS: MIS solid organ course, SAGES.

Abstracts

  • Ferzli GS, Ozuner G, Massaad A, Farhat G, Worth MH, Jr. Over or under utilization of CT in blunt trauma patients? Experience in a level I trauma center. (Winner of first prize in the Annual Resident Competition on Trauma, December 1989, NY/Brooklyn Committee on Trauma.)
  • Ferzli GS, Ozuner G, Zagar P. Nodular sclerosis type Hodgkin's disease presenting as acute cholecystitis. (Poster presented at the 1992 American Geriatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington.)
  • Ferzli GS, Ozuner G, Davidson PG, Isenberg JS, Redmond P, Worth MH, Jr. Barium enema in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. (An abstract published in selected readings in General Surgery and Internal Medicine Digest, 1990.)
  • Ferzli GS, Isenberg JS, Ozuner G, Worth MH, Jr. A simple technique for localizing nonpalpable breast lesions. (An abstract published in European Clinical Digest of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1991.)
  • Ferzli GS, Silvestri F. Soft tissue metastasis in carcinoma of the gallbladder. (First prize winner, Contemporary Surgery, Resident Award, 1989.)
  • Ferzli GS, Kiel T, McGinn T. The use of thoracoscopy in the treatment of iatrogenic esophageal perforation. (First prize winner, Richmond County Medical Society, Resident Award, 1991.)
  • Ferzli GS, Massaad A, Worth MH, Jr. An improved method of laparoscopic intracavitary knot tying. (Second prize winner, Richmond County Medical Society, Resident Award, 1992.)
  • Ferzli GS, Raboy A, Albert P. Extraperitoneal lymph node dissection. (SAGES Annual Conference, 1993.)
  • Ferzli GS, 1,848 laparoscopic cholecystectomies report from a single institution. (4th World Congress Endoscopic Surgery, 1994.)
  • Ferzli GS, Observations in gasless extraperitoneal pelvic lymph node dissection and hernia repair. (SAGES Annual Meeting, 1994.)
  • Ferzli GS, Usal H. Incidence of vascular injuries during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. (Annual Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy 1997 11:520.)
  • Ferzli GS, Five years experience with the EEPH. (Annual Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy 1997 11:544.)
  • Ferzli GS, Stereotactic image guided breast biopsy: is ABBI the answer? (The Sixth World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy 1998, Vol. 12, No. 5:638.)
  • Ferzli GS, Stapled or unstapled mesh in a laparoscopic preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair? (The Sixth World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 12, No. 5:592.)

Teaching Activities

TEACHING ACTIVITIES
Teaching in General Surgery, 1985 - Present

  • Surgical students (State University of New York Downstate)
  • Surgical Grand Rounds in ICU with pulmonary medicine
  • Surgical residents didactic lectures
  • Surgical residents Schwartz chapters monthly review
  • Surgical residents journal club
  • Surgical residents monthly clinical case presentation
  • Surgical residents in-training examination review
  • Surgical residents “selected readings” in general surgery monthly review
  • Surgical residents SESAP review
  • Surgical students (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
  • Surgical residents Cine clinics of American College of Surgeons, video teaching
  • Workshop in laparoscopic surgery: dry laboratory and animal laboratory training of surgical residents
  • Teaching, training, supervision and laparoscopic training of general surgeons, urologists, obstetricians/gynecologists and thoracic surgeons
  • CME for surgical attendings (Director of Surgical Education)
  • Surgical residents teaching program (Director of Surgical Education); primary responsibility is for the organization and administration of departmental teaching

TEACHING IN LAPAROSCOPY
Course Director & Faculty, 1985 - Present

  • Directed numerous laparoscopic cholecystectomy training courses for general surgeons at Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY
  • Directed laparoscopic courses in inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia, vagotomy and bowel surgery for surgeons at Ethicon Facility, Sommerville, NJ
  • Directed laparoscopic general training courses at USSG, Norwalk, CT
  • Ongoing courses on laparoscopic hernia, colon, hiatal hernia, esophagus and solid organs
  • Faculty in courses given at Ethicon, Cincinnati, OH, in laparoscopic hernia surgery
  • Faculty in course given at Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, NY, in laparoscopic bowel surgery
  • Faculty in clinical courses for surgical pelviscopy, given with Kurt Semm, MD at Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, for gynecologists
  • Faculty in laparoscopy for gynecologists given at Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, with Drs. Nezhat and Barbut
  • Faculty in training courses for urologists in laparoscopic pelvic node dissection and bladder surgery
  • Faculty in laparoscopic training course (suturing techniques and cholecystectomies), New Jersey Laser Institute, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the Middle East, Beirut, Lebanon, August 1991
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy course, Moscow and Siberia, December 1992
  • Inauguration laparoscopic training center with Professor Dubois, Beirut, Lebanon, July 1993
  • Laparoscopic hernia and laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy, Cairo, Egypt, August 1993
  • Universal Health Conference, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Micro Hospital, Samarkand Uzbekistan, September/October 1993
  • Laparoscopic general surgery and gynecology course, Cairo, Egypt, August 1993
  • Thoracoscopy surgery course, Beirut, Lebanon, August 1994
  • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia course, Madrid, Spain, September 1994
  • Laparoscopic general surgery course, Cairo, Egypt, November 1994
  • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia course, Johannesburg, South Africa, February 1995
  • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia course, Cape Town, South Africa, February 1995
  • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia course, Durban, South Africa, February 1995
  • Laparoscopic: splenectomy, inguinal hernia, appendectomy, cholecystectomy and ovarian cystectomy courses, Almaty, Kazakhastan, April 1994
  • Laparoscopic: rectopexy, cecopexy, hiatal hernia, inguinal hernia and liver cysts courses, Bahrain, June 1995
  • Laparoscopic: splenectomy, inguinal hernia and varicocelectomy courses, Kuwait, June 1995
  • Laparoscopic: vagotomy, seromyotomy, hiatal hernia and inguinal hernia courses, Kuwait, June 1995
  • Laparoscopic: cholecystectomy, resection, hiatal hernia, adrenalectomy and splenectomy courses, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, December 1996
  • Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy clinical application, Staten Island, NY, June 1997
  • Laparoscopic approaches to ventral hernias, Palm Springs, CA, November 1997
  • Directed VIth Annual Symposium Critical Issues in Surgery, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, December 1998
  • Directed VIIth Annual Symposium Critical Issues in Surgery, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, December 1999
  • Directed VIIIth Annual Symposium Critical Issues in Surgery, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, December 2000
  • Director of splenectomy and adrenalectomy courses, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., Sommerville, NJ, 1999, 2000
  • Course Director, hands-on courses, SAGES, 2001
  • Faculty in minimally invasive surgery laparoscopic solid organ course, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY
  • Director of courses in laparoscopic inguinal hernia and ventral hernia repair and laparoscopic solid organ surgery, 8th World Congress of Surgery, SAGES, New York, NY
  • Director of laparoscopic colorectal course, IRCAD, Strasbourg, France, 2002
  • Director of postgraduate hernia course, SAGES, March 2003
  • Director and Chairman of reoperative laparoscopy, EAES, Glasgow, Scotland, June 2003
  • Faculty, live surgery transmission, ACS, Chicago, IL, 2003
  • Directed postgraduate laparoscopic hernia course, Los Angeles, CA, SAGES, 2003
  • Faculty, SAGES, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Chairman and faculty ventral hernia session, EAES, Barcelona, Spain 2004
  • Chairman and faculty, Prevention and management complications in laparoscopy, EAVS 9th Annual Symposium, Gdansk, Poland, 2004
  • Chairman and faculty, 7th Hellenic Surgical Association Meeting, Iaonnina, Greece, 2005
  • Faculty, EAES, Venice, Italy, 2005
  • Chairman and faculty, First Annual Symposium Selected Topics in Surgery, Brooklyn, NY, 2005
  • Chairman and faculty, Suvretta Meeting, St. Moritz, Switzerland, 2006
  • Faculty, SAGES, Dallas, TX, 2006
  • Faculty, ACS, Chicago, IL, 2006
  • Chairman and faculty, Second Annual Symposium Selected Topics in Surgery, Brooklyn, NY, 2006
  • Faculty, ICSSG, New York, NY, 2007
  • Chairman and faculty, Postgraduate Solid Organ Course, SAGES, Philadelphia, PA, 2008
  • Faculty, American Hernia Society, Scottsdale, AZ, 2008.
  • Faculty, First World Conference of Interventional Therapies on Diabetes , New York, NY, September 2008
  • Faculty, ACS, San Francisco, 2008
  • Faculty, Seventh Annual Postgraduate Academic Course, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 2008
  • Faculty, American Hernia Society, Consensus Meeting, New Delhi India, 2-2009
  • Faculty, SAGES, Phoenix Arizona, 4-2009
  • Faculty, Eighth Annual Postgraduate Academic Course, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 12-2009
  • Faculty, Egyptian Endoscopic Surgical Meeting, Cairo, Egypt, 1-2010
  • Faculty, EAES, Geneva, Switzerland, 6-2010