Kamran Samakar

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator

Program Director, Keck Hospital Bariatric Surgery

Director, Bariatric Surgery Program at CHLA

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Publications

  • Safety of redo sleeve gastrectomy as a primary revisional procedure Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2024 May 09. . View in PubMed
  • ChatGPT as a Source of Information for Bariatric Surgery Patients: a Comparative Analysis of Accuracy and Comprehensiveness Between GPT-4 and GPT-35. Obes Surg. 2024 Apr 02. . View in PubMed
  • Large language models in bariatric surgery patient support: A transformative approach to patient education and engagement Clin Obes. 2024 Apr; 14(2):e12635. . View in PubMed
  • Large language models and bariatric surgery patient education: a comparative readability analysis of GPT-35, GPT-4, Bard, and online institutional resources. Surg Endosc. 2024 Mar 12. . View in PubMed
  • Trends and outcomes of intraoperative esophagogastroduodenoscopy during laparoscopic Heller myotomy: a National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis J Gastrointest Surg. 2024 Mar; 28(3):282-284. . View in PubMed
  • Trends in the mortality of intra-abdominal infections in adults over 25 years in the USA, 1999-2021 Emerg Med J. 2024 Feb 05. . View in PubMed
  • Perceptions and Expectations Regarding the Step 1 Score Change Among Surgical and Non-Surgical Program Directors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Am Surg. 2024 Feb 02; 31348241230093. . View in PubMed
  • Inclusive AI in Healthcare: Enhancing Bariatric Surgery Education for Diverse Patient Populations Obes Surg. 2024 Jan; 34(1):270-271. . View in PubMed
  • Letter re: Elective Hernia Repair in Obese Patients Letter to the Editor: Response Am Surg. 2023 Dec; 89(12):6443. . View in PubMed
  • Towards Responsible AI in Patient Education: Ethical, Linguistic, and Regulatory Considerations Obes Surg. 2023 Dec; 33(12):4160-4161. . View in PubMed
  • Predictors of Complications Following Bariatric Surgery for Adolescent Patients Am Surg. 2023 Oct; 89(10):4031-4037. . View in PubMed
  • Lower Rates of Unplanned Conversion to Open in Robotic Approach to Esophagectomy for Cancer Am Surg. 2023 Jun; 89(6):2583-2594. . View in PubMed
  • Impact of a Body Mass Index Threshold on Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair at a Safety-Net Hospital Am Surg. 2023 Apr; 89(4):789-793. . View in PubMed
  • Providers’ Knowledge and Perceptions of Bariatric Surgery: a Systematic Review Obes Surg. 2023 11; 33(11):3571-3601. . View in PubMed
  • Ensuring Ethical and Responsible Integration of AI Tools in Healthcare Obes Surg. 2023 08; 33(8):2597. . View in PubMed
  • Reply to “Assessing the Accuracy of Responses by the Language Model ChatGPT to Questions Regarding Bariatric Surgery: a Critical Appraisal” Obes Surg. 2023 08; 33(8):2590-2591. . View in PubMed
  • Assessing the Accuracy of Responses by the Language Model ChatGPT to Questions Regarding Bariatric Surgery Obes Surg. 2023 06; 33(6):1790-1796. . View in PubMed
  • Special Delivery-Metabolic Bariatric Surgery as a Key Component of Maternal-Fetal Health Care JAMA Surg. 2023 01 01; 158(1):44-45. . View in PubMed
  • Common postbariatric surgery emergencies for the acute care surgeon: What you need to know J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 12 01; 95(6):817-831. . View in PubMed
  • Surgeon Assessment of a Novel Multi-Resolution Foveated Laparoscope Surg Innov. 2022 Dec; 29(6):769-780. . View in PubMed
  • Patient and the Public’s Perceptions of Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review J Surg Res. 2022 Nov 23; 283:385-406. . View in PubMed
  • Association of Postoperative Dieting, Exercise, Dietitian, and Surgeon Follow up With Bariatric Surgery Outcomes Am Surg. 2022 Oct; 88(10):2445-2450. . View in PubMed
  • Gastric electric stimulator versus gastrectomy for the treatment of medically refractory gastroparesis Surg Endosc. 2022 Oct; 36(10):7561-7568. . View in PubMed
  • Hernia-to-neck ratio is associated with emergent ventral hernia repair Surg Endosc. 2022 12; 36(12):9374-9378. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluating the Bariatric Safety Net: Analysis of Socioeconomic Factors and Outcomes at a Bariatric Safety Net Program Compared to an Affiliated Private Center Obes Surg. 2022 12; 32(12):3973-3983. . View in PubMed
  • Factors Associated With Bariatric Surgery Referral Patterns: A Systematic Review J Surg Res. 2022 08; 276:54-75. . View in PubMed
  • History of abuse and bariatric surgery outcomes: a systematic review Surg Endosc. 2022 07; 36(7):4650-4673. . View in PubMed
  • Racial disparities in complications and mortality after bariatric surgery: A systematic review Am J Surg. 2022 05; 223(5):863-878. . View in PubMed
  • Racial disparities in bariatric surgery postoperative weight loss and patient satisfaction Am J Surg. 2022 05; 223(5):969-974. . View in PubMed
  • Preoperative Weight Loss as a Predictor of Bariatric Surgery Postoperative Weight Loss and Complications J Gastrointest Surg. 2022 01; 26(1):86-93. . View in PubMed
  • Safety and efficacy of robotic-assisted groin hernia repair J Robot Surg. 2021 Aug; 15(4):547-552. . View in PubMed
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy as a Novel Procedure for Gastroparesis Am Surg. 2021 Aug; 87(8):1287-1291. . View in PubMed
  • The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs after sleeve gastrectomy Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2021 Mar; 17(3):484-488. . View in PubMed
  • Impact of smoking on weight loss outcomes after bariatric surgery: a literature review Surg Endosc. 2021 11; 35(11):5936-5952. . View in PubMed
  • Racial disparities in bariatric surgery postoperative weight loss and co-morbidity resolution: a systematic review Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2021 10; 17(10):1799-1823. . View in PubMed
  • Effects of smoking on bariatric surgery postoperative weight loss and patient satisfaction Surg Endosc. 2021 07; 35(7):3584-3591. . View in PubMed
  • Laparoscopy as a Diagnostic and Therapeutic Modality for Chronic Abdominal Pain of Unknown Etiology: A Literature Review J Surg Res. 2020 08; 252:222-230. . View in PubMed
  • Management of lateral abdominal hernias Hernia. 2020 04; 24(2):353-358. . View in PubMed
  • Efficacy of Laparoscopy in Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Abdominal Pain of Unknown Origin Am Surg. 2019 Oct 01; 85(10):1104-1107. . View in PubMed
  • Removing the magnetic sphincter augmentation device: operative management and outcomes Surg Endosc. 2019 08; 33(8):2663-2669. . View in PubMed
  • Routine esophageal manometry is not useful in patients with normal videoesophagram Surg Endosc. 2019 05; 33(5):1650-1653. . View in PubMed
  • Minimal versus obligatory dissection of the diaphragmatic hiatus during magnetic sphincter augmentation surgery Surg Endosc. 2019 03; 33(3):782-788. . View in PubMed
  • Regression of intestinal metaplasia following magnetic sphincter augmentation device placement Surg Endosc. 2019 02; 33(2):576-579. . View in PubMed
  • Videoesophagography versus Endoscopy for Prediction of Intraoperative Hiatal Hernia Size Am Surg. 2018 Mar 01; 84(3):387-391. . View in PubMed
  • Anatomical Basis of the Gastroepiploic Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer: A Radiographic Evaluation Using Computed Tomographic Angiography Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 10; 142(4):1046-1052. . View in PubMed
  • Hiatal hernia recurrence following magnetic sphincter augmentation and posterior cruroplasty: intermediate-term outcomes Surg Endosc. 2018 07; 32(7):3374-3379. . View in PubMed
  • Gastric cancer in the young: An advanced disease with poor prognostic features J Surg Oncol. 2017 Mar; 115(4):371-375. . View in PubMed
  • Efficacy of magnetic sphincter augmentation in patients with large hiatal hernias Surg Endosc. 2017 05; 31(5):2096-2102. . View in PubMed
  • Safety and efficacy of single-stage conversion of failed adjustable gastric band to laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a case-control study Surg Endosc. 2016 12; 30(12):5453-5458. . View in PubMed
  • Erratum to: The Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy with Concomitant Hiatal Hernia Repair on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Morbidly Obese Obes Surg. 2016 Jan; 26(1):67. . View in PubMed
  • The Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy with Concomitant Hiatal Hernia Repair on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Morbidly Obese Obes Surg. 2016 Jan; 26(1):61-6. . View in PubMed
  • Asymptomatic ruptured giant popliteal aneurysm J Vasc Surg. 2013 Oct; 58(4):1090. . View in PubMed