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Vic Velanovich, MD

Division Director, College Of Medicine Surgery

Professor, College Of Medicine Surgery

Contact Info One Tampa General Circle
TAMPA, FL 33606

Academic Email: vvelanov@health.usf.edu


  • MD, Medicine, Wayne State University School Of Medicine, 1987

Research Interests

  • Research interests focuses on benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, and minimally invasive surgery, with emphasis on quality of life and outcomes.

Recent Publications

  • Kwon, D.McFarland, K.Velanovich, V.Martin, RC. Borderline and locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma margin accentuation with intraoperative irreversible electroporation. Surgery. 156(4) : 910-20, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25239345
  • Dimou, F.Velanovich, V. Perforations of the Esophagus and Stomach: What Should I Do? Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. , 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25451730
  • Kim, D.Velanovich, V. Surgical treatment of GERD: where have we been and where are we going? Gastroenterology clinics of North America. 43(1) : 135-45, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24503364
  • Hartney, M.Liu, Y.Velanovich, V.Fabri, P.Marcet, J.Grieco, M.Huang, S.Zayas-Castro, J. Bounceback branchpoints: using conditional inference trees to analyze readmissions. Surgery. 156(4) : 842-7, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25239331
  • Van Buren, G.Bloomston, M.Hughes, SJ.Winter, J.Behrman, SW.Zyromski, NJ.Vollmer, C.Velanovich, V.Riall, T.Muscarella, P.Trevino, J.Nakeeb, A.Schmidt, CM.Behrns, K.Ellison, EC.Barakat, O.Perry, KA.Drebin, J.House, M.Abdel-Misih, S.Silberfein, EJ.Goldin, S.Brown, K.Mohammed, S.Hodges, SE.McElhany, A.Issazadeh, M.Jo, E.Mo, Q.Fisher, WE. A randomized prospective multicenter trial of pancreaticoduodenectomy with and without routine intraperitoneal drainage. Annals of surgery. 259(4) : 605-12, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24374513
  • Nieponice, A.Badaloni, AE.Jobe, BA.Hoppo, T.Pellegrini, C.Velanovich, V.Falk, GW.Reavis, K.Swanstrom, L.Sharma, VK.Nachman, F.Ciotola, FF.Caro, LE.Cerisoli, C.Cavadas, D.Figueroa, LD.Pirchi, D.Gibson, M.Elizalde, S.Cohen, H. Management of early-stage esophageal neoplasia (MESEN) consensus. World journal of surgery. 38(1) : 96-105, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24101017
  • Hernandez, JM.Tsalatsanis, A.Humphries, LA.Miladinovic, B.Djulbegovic, B.Velanovich, V. Defining optimum treatment of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma using regret-based decision curve analysis. Annals of surgery. 259(6) : 1208-14, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24169177
  • Wu, AW.Bradford, AN.Velanovich, V.Sprangers, MA.Brundage, M.Snyder, C. Clinician's checklist for reading and using an article about patient-reported outcomes. Mayo Clinic proceedings. 89(5) : 653-61, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24702734
  • McMillan, MT.Fisher, WE.Van Buren, G.McElhany, A.Bloomston, M.Hughes, SJ.Winter, J.Behrman, SW.Zyromski, NJ.Velanovich, V.Brown, K.Morgan, KA.Vollmer, C. The Value of Drains as a Fistula Mitigation Strategy for Pancreatoduodenectomy: Something for Everyone? Results of a Randomized Prospective Multi-institutional Study. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. , 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25183409
  • Fekkes, JF.Velanovich, V. Amelioration of the Effects of Obesity on Short-term Postoperative Complications of Laparoscopic and Open Ventral Hernia Repair. Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques. , 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25222715
  • Poulose, BK.Vassiliou, MC.Dunkin, BJ.Mellinger, JD.Fanelli, RD.Martinez, JM.Hazey, JW.Sillin, LF.Delaney, CP.Velanovich, V.Fried, GM.Korndorffer, JR.Marks, JM. Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery cognitive examination: development and validity evidence. Surgical endoscopy. 28(2) : 631-8, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24100859
  • Vassiliou, MC.Dunkin, BJ.Fried, GM.Mellinger, JD.Trus, T.Kaneva, P.Lyons, C.Korndorffer, JR.Ujiki, M.Velanovich, V.Kochman, ML.Tsuda, S.Martinez, J.Scott, DJ.Korus, G.Park, A.Marks, JM. Fundamentals of endoscopic surgery: creation and validation of the hands-on test. Surgical endoscopy. 28(3) : 704-11, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24253562
  • Obeid, NM.Velanovich, V. The choice of primary repair or mesh repair for paraesophageal hernia: a decision analysis based on utility scores. Annals of surgery. 257(4) : 655-64, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23364700
  • 191. Tsiouris A, Hammoud ZT, Velanovich V, Hodari A, Borgi J, Rubinfeld I A modified frailty index to assess morbidity and mortality after lobectomy. J Surg Res. 183: 40-6, 2013.
  • Borgi, J.Rubinfeld, I.Ritz, J.Jordan, J.Velanovich, V. The differential effects of intermediate complications with postoperative mortality. The American surgeon. 79(3) : 261-6, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23461951
  • Perry, KA.Linn, JG.Eakin, JL.Onders, RP.Velanovich, V.Melvin, WS. Transoral incisionless fundoplication does not significantly increase morbidity of subsequent laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A. 23(5) : 456-8, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23578416
  • Karam, J.Tsiouris, A.Shepard, A.Velanovich, V.Rubinfeld, I. Simplified frailty index to predict adverse outcomes and mortality in vascular surgery patients. Annals of vascular surgery. 27(7) : 904-8, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23711971
  • Adams, P.Ghanem, T.Stachler, R.Hall, F.Velanovich, V.Rubinfeld, I. Frailty as a predictor of morbidity and mortality in inpatient head and neck surgery. JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery. 139(8) : 783-9, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23949353
  • Martin, RC.McFarland, K.Ellis, S.Velanovich, V. Irreversible electroporation in locally advanced pancreatic cancer: potential improved overall survival. Annals of surgical oncology. 20 Suppl 3: S443-9, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23128941
  • Velanovich, V.Antoine, H.Swartz, A.Peters, D.Rubinfeld, I. Accumulating deficits model of frailty and postoperative mortality and morbidity: its application to a national database. The Journal of surgical research. 183(1) : 104-10, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23415494
  • Webb, S.Rubinfeld, I.Velanovich, V.Horst, HM.Reickert, C. Using National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) data for risk adjustment to compare Clavien 4 and 5 complications in open and laparoscopic colectomy. Surgical endoscopy. 26(3) : 732-7, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22038161
  • Rashid, L.Velanovich, V. Symptomatic change and gastrointestinal quality of life after pancreatectomy. HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association. 14(1) : 9-13, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22151445
  • Shah, R.Velanovich, V.Syed, Z.Swartz, A.Rubinfeld, I. Limitations of patient-associated co-morbidity model in predicting postoperative morbidity and mortality in pancreatic operations. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 16(5) : 986-92, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22415858
  • Obeid, NM.Azuh, O.Reddy, S.Webb, S.Reickert, C.Velanovich, V.Horst, HM.Rubinfeld, I. Predictors of critical care-related complications in colectomy patients using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: exploring frailty and aggressive laparoscopic approaches. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 72(4) : 878-83, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22491599
  • Tsiouris, A.Velanovich, V.Whitehouse, S.Syed, Z.Rubinfeld, I. Predicting surgical risk: exclusion of laboratory data set maintains predictive accuracy. American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality. 28(4) : 352-6, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23401623
  • Farhat, JS.Velanovich, V.Falvo, AJ.Horst, HM.Swartz, A.Patton, JH.Rubinfeld, IS. Are the frail destined to fail? Frailty index as predictor of surgical morbidity and mortality in the elderly. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 72(6) : 1526-30; discussion 1530-1, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22695416
  • Spinelli, N.Nfonsam, V.Marcet, J.Velanovich, V.Frattini, JC. Postoperative pneumoperitoneum after colorectal surgery: Expectant vs surgical management. World journal of gastrointestinal surgery. 4(6) : 152-6, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22816030
  • Velanovich, V. Management of Barrett's Esophagus. The American surgeon. 78(11) : 1193-200, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23089433
  • Goodyear, D.Velanovich, V. Measuring pain in outpatient surgical patients: variation resulting from instrument choice. The American surgeon. 78(11) : 1292-6, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23089451
  • Velanovich, V.Younga, J.Bhandarkar, V.Marshall, N.McLaren, P.Ritz, J.Rubinfeld, I. A single, global patient-centered measure from the SF-36 instrument to assess surgical outcomes and quality of life: a pilot study. World journal of surgery. 36(9) : 2045-50, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22538393