Dr Basil Yurcisin

Dr. Basil Yurcisin is a seasoned bariatric and general surgeon, trained at one of the world’s top fellowship programs in bariatrics and minimally invasive surgery- Duke University Medical Center in NC. GSBWC looked for just the right combination of superior surgeon, highly trained (with thousands of surgeries performed before he joined us) and an unwavering, authentic passion and commitment to patients. It took 2 years to find the perfect surgeon …and in August 2010, we had the privilege to have Dr. Yurcisin join GSBWC. He has performed several hundred surgeries to date and is relentless when it comes to ensuring his patients get the top care possible. He interacts with other bariatric surgeons world-wide and is a resource for all of our patients – whether it is for bariatric counseling/support or a patient’s general surgery needs. Born in Buffalo, NY, the eldest of 10 (so patience is a virtue he was born into); he relocated to New Jersey to join the team at GSBWC.

While Dr. Yurcisin’s training is world-class and his experience impeccable, Dr. Yurcisin has a warm and generous bedside manner; a compassion and openness with all of his patients and the ability to support patients with every facet of their medical needs (if he cannot help – he finds someone who can). Dr. Yurcisin takes his role as your medical advocate seriously – and does so with a smile and a sense of humor – a warrior to help you eradicate your medical illnesses with the warmth and compassion of an old friend.

EDUCATION Fellowship

July 2009 to June 2010

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery – Clinical Associate

July 2008 to June 2009

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery – Research Associate

Residency

July 2007 to June 2008

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA General Surgery – Chief Resident

July 2003 to June 2008

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA General Surgery – Categorical Resident

Academic Degrees

August 1999 to May 2003

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL Doctor of Medicine (MD), May 2003

August 1995 to May 1999

McKendree College, Lebanon, IL Major – Biology / Minor – Chemistry Bachelor of Science (BS) May 1999

WORK EXPERIENCE

August 2010 to Present

Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center

Center for Diabetic Surgery – Millburn and Toms River NJ Surgeon – Minimally Invasive Bariatrics and General Surgeon Senior Partner: Michael Bilof, MD

May 2000 to July 2000

DxR Software Development Group, Carbondale, IL

Content Editor – “Type 2 Diabetes – Part II – Complications” (CD-ROM)

May 1997 to August 1999 (Summers)

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO Department of Rheumatology/Immunology

Research Assistant – Complement Receptor Type 1 Functional Sites

LICENSURE

New Jersey (08777400) North Carolina (01198)

Hospital/Surgery Center Appointments

St. Barnabas Medical Center Livingston, NJ

Monmouth Medical Center Long Branch, NJ

Deborah Heart and Lung Browns Mills, NJ

Short Hills Surgery Center, Short Hills, NJ

Florham Park Surgery Center Florham Park, NJ

Seashore Surgery Center Brick, NJ

EXAMS & CERTIFICATIONS

Fellow-American College of Surgeons(FACS)

SMLE Step 1 – Passed (Nov 2002)

USMLE Step 2 – Passed (Apr 2003) USMLE Step 3 – Passed (Feb 2005)

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) – Passed

Basic Life Support (BLS)

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)-Committee Member

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS) American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP)

LEADERSHIP & AWARDS

Faculty: ASMBS Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing and Skills Acquisition Lab

San Diego. CA June 17-22, 2012

Faculty: SAGES Advanced Laparoscopy Hernia Resident Workshop

Duke University, Durham, NC April 21-22, 2011

Recipient: Karl Storz/IRCAD Traveling Fellowship Award, Presented at SAGES/CAGS 12th

World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery, National Harbor, MD April 14-17, 2010

Member: SAGES Technology and Bariatric Committees

Committee Member 2010 to Current

Faculty: SAGES 2008 Learning Center

Station Coordinator: Videos and Specialty Procedures – How I Do It

Philadelphia, PA April 9-12, 2008

Faculty: SAGES 2007 Learning Center

Station Coordinator: Videos and Specialty Procedures – How I Do It

Las Vegas, NV April 18-22, 2007

Faculty: SAGES 2006 Learning Center

Station Coordinator: Specialty Procedures – How I Do It

Dallas, TX April 26-29, 2006

Recipient: Resident Achievement Award – Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Hospital June 2005 & June 2007

TRAINING & COURSES

Participant: IRCAD Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery Course

Strasbourg, France September 17-19, 2010

Participant: SAGES Flexible Endoscopic Surgery Course for Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellows

Cleveland, OH. September 24-25, 2009

Participant: Gore 10th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellows Conference

Avon, CO. August 26-30, 2009

Participant: SAGES Career Development Workshop

Chicago, IL. August 1-2, 2008

Participant: Covidien Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellows Training Course

Elancourt, France. July 22-25, 2008

Participant: SAGES Advanced Laparoscopic Intestinal Surgery Workshop

Norwalk, CT. November 2-3, 2006

Participant: SAGES Basic Endoscopy and Laparoscopy Workshop

Cincinnati, OH. August 25-26, 2005

ABSTRACTS, POSTERS, & PRESENTATIONS

1             Omotosho P, Yurcisin B, Ceppa E, Miller J, Kirsch D, Portenier D. In Vivo Assessment of an Absorbable and Non-absorbable Knotless Barbed Suture for Laparoscopic Single-Layer Enterotomy Closure: A Clinical and Biomechanical Comparison Against Non-barbed Suture. SAGES Clinical Conference – San Antonio, TX – March 29 – April 2, 2011. Poster

2              Yurcisin BM, Kadera B, DeMaria EJ, Gaddor MM, Portenier DD. Evidence for a metabolic mechanism in the improvement of type 2 diabetes after sleeve gastrectomy in a rodent model. ASMBS Annual Conference Grapevine, TX – June 21-26, 2009. Oral presentation.

3             Myers CJ, Yurcisin BM, Ben-David K, Holder-Haynes JG, Prince-Peterson, RP, Sharp LS, DeMaria EJ, Alexis M, Pryor AD. Is virtual reality worth it? A comparison of box versus virtual reality training. SAGES Clinical Conference – Phoenix, AZ – April 22-25, 2009. Poster Presentation.

4              Yurcisin BM, Myers CJ, Stahlfeld KR, Means JR. Laparoscopic hernia repair following iliac crest harvest. American Hernia Society Conference – Scottsdale, AZ – March 13-15, 2008. Poster Presentation.

5              Yurcisin BM, Stahlfeld KR, Sundermann J, Sell Jr. HW. Carcinosarcoma of the pancreas: Did random gene activation cause differentiation? Mercy Hospital Research Day. Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA – May 16, 2007. Oral Presentation.

6              Yurcisin BM. NOTES: Surgery without scars? Surgical Grand Rounds. Mercy Hospital of

Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA – December 12, 2007. Oral Presentation.

BOOK CHAPTERS

1              Yurcisin BM, DeMaria EJ. Adolescent Bariatric Surgery. in Pediatric Obesity: Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment. 2010. Editor: Freemark M. In Press.

2              Yurcisin BM, DeMaria EJ. Chapter 7: Management Surgeon. in Morbid Obesity: Peri-operative

Management, 2nd edition. 2009. Editors: Alverez A, Brodsky J, Lemmens H, Morton J. In Press.

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

1      Yurcisin BM, Davison TE, Bibbs SM, Collins BH, Stamler JS, Reynolds JD. Repletion of S– Nitrosohemoglobin Improves Organ Function and Physiologic Status in Swine After Brain Death. Ann of Surgery 2013 Jan 29 [ePub ahead of print]

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

2             Omotosho P, Yurcisin B, Ceppa E, Miller J, Kirsch D, Portenier D. In Vivo Assessment of an Absorbable and Non-absorbable Knotless Barbed Suture for Laparoscopic Single-Layer Enterotomy Closure: A Clinical and Biomechanical Comparison Against Non-barbed Suture. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2011 Dec;21(10):893-7.

3             Diesen DL, Erhunmwunsee L, Bennett KM, Ben-David K, Yurcisin B, Ceppa EP, Omotosho PA, Perez A, Pryor A. Effectiveness of Laparoscopic Computer Simulator Versus usage of Box Trainer for Endoscopic Surgery Training of Novices. J Surg Educ 2011 Jul-Aug;68(4):282-9.

4             Faulk G, Yurcisin BM, Sell, H. Left Paraduodenal Hernia: Case Report and Review of the

Literature. BMJ Case Rep 2010 Nov 23.

5              Yurcisin BM, Myers CJ, Stahlfeld KR, Means JR. Laparoscopic hernia repair following iliac crest harvest. Hernia. 2010 Feb;14(1):93-6.

6             Petersen RP, Portenier DD, Pyror AD, Alexander JE, Myers CJ, Yurcisin BM, Torquati A, DeMaria EJ. Prospective application of the Obesity Surgery Mortality Risk Score (OS-MRS) may improve outcomes in high-risk patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Submitted SOARD.

7              Yurcisin BM, Kadera B, DeMaria EJ, Gaddor MM, Portenier DD. Evidence for a metabolic mechanism in the improvement of type 2 diabetes after sleeve gastrectomy in a rodent model. In revision SOARD.

8             Pryor AD, Yurcisin BM, Bachman S, Madan A, Stefanidis D, Torquati A. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Grant Impact on Recipient Academic Career. Surg Endosc. 2009 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print].

9              Yurcisin BM, Gaddor MM, DeMaria EJ. Obesity and Bariatric Surgery. Clinics in Chest Medicine

  1. Sep; 30(3): 539-53, xi.

10           Yurcisin BM, DeMaria EJ. Management of Leak in the Bariatric Gastric Bypass Patient: Reoperate, Drain and Feed Distally JOGS 2009. Sep; 13(9): 1564-6.

11           Yurcisin BM, Stahlfeld KR, Sundermann J, Sell Jr. HW. Carcinosarcoma of the pancreas: Did random gene activation cause differentiation? Surgical Rounds. February 2007.

12           Krych-Goldberg M, Hauhart RE, Subramanian B, Yurcisin BM, Crimmins DL, Hourcade DE, Atkinson JP. Decay accelerating activity of complement receptor type 1 (CD35): Two active sites are required for dissociating C5 convertases. J. Biol. Chem. 1999. 274 (44): 31160-8.

 

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