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Vic Velanovich, MD

Professor, College Of Medicine Surgery

Division Director, 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

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Other

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
  • 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