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Melissa Phillips` LaPinska, MD

General Surgery

About

Academic Appointment:

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery

Gender

Female

Contact Info

Primary Location

University Surgeons Associates, PC
1934 Alcoa Hwy, Suite D-285
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: (865) 305-9620
Fax: (865) 525-3460

Background

Clinical Interests:

Abdominal wall reconstruction and complex hernia repair Surgical endoscopy with a focus on advanced endoscopic techniques for the management of the post-surgical complications Minimally invasive GI surgery Single-incision surgery

Research Interests:

Abdominal wall reconstruction and complex hernia repair; surgical endoscopy; surgical education

Education & Training

Schools:
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residencies:
  • University of Virginia Health System
Fellowships:
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
Certifications:
  • American Board of Surgery

Publications

Papers:
  • First human use of hybrid synthetic/biologic mesh in ventral hernia repair: A multicenter trial, Bittner JG 4th, El-Hayek K, Strong AT, LaPinska MP, Yoo JS, Pauli EM, Kroh M, Surgical Endoscopy, 2018 Mar;32(3):1123-1130. Epub 2017 Jul 19.

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