Peter F. Rovito, M.D., F.A.C.S.
General and Laparoscopic Surgery
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GENERAL and BARIATRIC SURGERY PUBLICATIONS:   

PUBLICATIONS: 

"Endometrioma in Caesarian Section Scars," Surgery, July 1986.  Abstracted in Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 1988. 

"Atrial Caval Shunting in Blunt Hepatic Vascular Injury," Annals of Surgery, March 1987.  Article was subsequently featured in Selected Readings in General Surgery and the 1988 Yearbook of Surgery. 

"Temporary Intervention in Obesity: Dental Splinting and the Gastric Bubble," Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, September 1987. 

"The Intragastric Bubble," - Chapter in textbook Surgery for the Morbidly Obese Patient, published by Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, PA February 1989.  Reprinted 1998. 

"Obstructing Carcinoma of the Cecum," Journal of Surgical Oncology, November 1990. 

"Laparoscopic Reversal of Silicone Banded Gastroplasty," Surgical Rounds, January 1997. 

"Impact of Immediate Reconstruction on the Local Recurrence of Breast Cancer After Mastectomy," Annals of Plastic Surgery, April 2003.  Peter F. Rovito, M.D., et al. 

"Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in the Mega-Obese," Archives of Surgery, July 2003. 

"Approach to Venous-Thrombo-Embolism Prophylaxis in Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass," Journal of Obesity Surgery, June-July 2004.  This paper was named as Runner-Up for "Best Paper of the Year for 2004" by the Journal of Obesity Surgery, selected from 250 papers. 

"Laparoscopic Roux-en-‘W' Gastric Bypass," Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, October 2004.  

"Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and the role of the surgical resident," American Journal of Surgery, January 2005. 

"Free perforation of the gallbladder with pneumoperitoneum," Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 2006. 

"Percutaneous tracheostomy: a safe procedure in the morbidly obese," Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 2006. 

"Hepatobiliary scintigraphy as a diagnostic modality for gastroparesis of the bypassed stomach after gastric bypass for morbid obesity," Obesity Surgery, March 2007. 

"Impact of adding routine intraoperative endoscopy to laparoscopic gastric bypass for refractory morbid obesity: Multicenter prospective study," Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, May-June 2007. 

“Warfarin Users Prone to Coagulopathy in First 30 Days After Hospital Discharge from Gastric Bypass,” Obesity Surgery, October 2013.

 “Intraoperative Endoscopic Evaluation of the Gastrojejunal Anastomosis during Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass,” The American Surgeon (online), December 2013.

 

PRESENTATIONS: 

"Rapid Transfusion as a Step Toward Liver Bypass in Massive Liver Injuries," Exhibit at 1986 American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress. 

"Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty Porcine Model and Video Tape," presented at the 1993 American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress. 

Poster Presentation: "Impact of adding routine intraoperative endoscopy to laparoscopic gastric bypass for refractory morbid obesity: Multicenter prospective study," 24th annual meeting, American Society for Bariatric Surgery, June 2007. 

"Change Your Life, Save Your Life," Mini-Medical School offered by Lehigh Valley Health Network, 2007. 

“Gastric bypass surgery is proven and viable,” Guest Op-ed, Allentown Morning Call, January, 2012. 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS: 

Halstead Award in Surgery, honoring the Clinical Teacher of the Year, Department of Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital 2010. 

Clinical Teacher of the Year, Department of Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital 2008-09. 

Clinical Teacher of the Year, Department of Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital 2003-04. 

Clinical Teacher of the Year, Department of Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital 1995-96. 

Clinical Teacher of the Year, Department of Surgery, HealthEast Hospitals, now Lehigh Valley Hospital 1991-92. 

Department of Radiology "Case of the Week" Award, HealthEast Hospitals, 1987 and 1988.

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