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Minimally Invasive Surgery Trials

The Establishment and Maintenance of a Comprehensive Data Registry for NorthShore University HealthSystem Bariatric Surgical Services
Aims: Capture, review, and compare medical information, including symptoms, treatments and complications that people with bariatric surgery have and store this information for future research studies
Diagnosis: Obesity
Principal Investigator: Woody Denham, MD
IRB Approval Number: EH05-073
Contact: Interested patients may contact JoAnn Carbray at 847.570.3802jcarbray@northshore.org
Open to Enrollment: Yes

A Comprehensive Database for Patients Diagnosed with a Hernia
Aims: Capture, review, and compare medical information, including symptoms, treatments and complications that people with hernias have and store this information for future research studies
Diagnosis: Hernia
Principal Investigator: Michael Ujiki, MD
IRB Approval Number: EH10-113
Contact: Interested patients may contact JoAnn Carbray at 847.570.3802jcarbray@northshore.org
Open to Enrollment: Yes

A Comprehensive Gastro-Esophageal Database
Aims: Capture, review, and compare medical information, including symptoms, treatments and complications that people with gastro-esophageal diseases have and store this information for future research studies
Diagnosis: Gastro-esophageal disease
Principal Investigator: Michael Ujiki, MD
IRB Approval Number: EH11-148
Contact: Interested patients may contact JoAnn Carbray at 847.570.3802jcarbray@northshore.org
Open to Enrollment: Yes

Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy
Aims: To perform surgical treatment of motility disorders via endoscopic myotomy and follow longterm outcomes
Diagnosis: Esophageal motility disorder
Principal Investigator: Michael Ujiki, MD
IRB Approval Number: EH13-029
Contact: Interested patients may contact JoAnn Carbray at 847-570-3802jcarbray@northshore.org
Open to Enrollment: Yes

A Randomized Controlled Study of Self Fixating Mesh Versus Non Fixating Polyester Mesh for Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Aims: Comparing two types of mesh for inguinal hernia repair
Diagnosis: Inguinal hernia
Principal Investigator: John Linn, MD
IRB Approval Number: EH13-356
Contact: Interested patients may contact Brandon Johnson at 847-570-1643bjohnson3@northshore.org
Open to Enrollment: Yes

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (LNF) Surgery Versus Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF): Anti-Reflux Treatment Registry (STAR Registry)
Aims: Capture, review, and compare medical information, including symptoms, both types of TIF and LNF treatments, and complications that people with gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD) have and store this information for future research studies
Diagnosis: GERD
Principal Investigator: Michael Ujiki, MD
IRB Approval Number: EH14-303
Contact: Interested patients may contact JoAnn Carbray at 847.570.3802jcarbray@northshore.org
Open to Enrollment: Yes

The Establishment and Maintenance of a Data Registry for Bariatric Gastric Balloon Procedures
Aims: Capture, review, and compare medical information, including symptoms, treatments and complications that people with bariatric balloon surgery have and store this information for future research studies
Diagnosis: Obesity
Principal Investigator: Michael Ujiki, MD
IRB Approval Number: EH16-061
Contact: Interested patients may contact JoAnn Carbray at 847.570.3802jcarbray@northshore.org
Open to Enrollment: Yes

Closure vs Non-Closure of Primary Defect in Ventral Hernia Repair
Aims: To determine a difference in repairing ventral hernias by method of closing the primary muscle defect versus the method that does not close the primary muscle defect, both using mesh placement.
Diagnosis: Ventral hernia
Principal Investigator: Michael Ujiki, MD
IRB Approval Number: EH16-062
Contact: Interested patients may contact JoAnn Carbray at 847.570.3802jcarbray@northshore.org
Open to Enrollment: Yes

Prospective comparative study of urgent start peritoneal, traditional start peritoneal and hemodialysis in terms of outcomes, complications, and quality of life at NorthShore University HealthSystem
Aims: To measure quality of life differences between patients receiving urgent and traditional start peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD). To determine what factors govern the utilization of PD as an option in emergent and urgent dialysis patients and when and why patients switch modes of dialysis.
Diagnosis: End Stage Renal Failure (ESRF)
Principal Investigator: Stephen Haggerty, MD
IRB Approval Number: EH16-143
Contact: Interested patients may contact Peter Frost at 847.570.2935pfrost@northshore.org
Open to Enrollment: Yes