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Marks J, Nassif G, Frenkel, J. (2012)  Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery. Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica September;58 (3):201-11.
Atallah S, Parra-Davila E, deBeche-Adams T, Albert M, and Larach S (2012) Excision of a rectal neoplasm using robotic transanal surgery (RTS): a description of the technique.Tech Coloproctol Oct; 16(5): 389-392.
Atallah SB, Debeche-Adams T. Incisionless laparoscopic stoma construction using a 12-mm Hasson trocar. Am Surg. 2012 Nov;78(11):E495-7.
Albert S. DeNittis, John Marks, Filip Troicki, Erik L. Zeger, George Nassif, Gerald J. Marks (2012) Treatment of distal rectal cancer with preoperative intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) combined with chemotherapy: Updated 5-year results of 42 patients.J Clin Oncol 30, 2012 (suppl; abstr e14157).
Felix O, Albert M, MD., Izfar S, MD., Atallah S,MD., DeBeche-Adams, MD., Larach S, MD., Cawich SO. Laparoscopic colectomy for acute complicated diverticulitis: Feasibility and safety of a totally laparoscopic single stage approach.West Ind Med J. 2012; 61(S4): 52-53.
Cawich SO, Albert M, MD., Mohanty SK, Singh Y, Dan D, Walrond M, Francis  W, Amir S, Simpson LK, Bonadie KO, Williams EW, Dapri G. Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Multi-Centre Audit.West Ind Med J. 2012; 61(S3): 12.
Atallah S, Nassif G, Polavarapu H, deBeche-Adams T, Ouyang J, Albert M, Larach S. (2013) Robotic-assisted transanal surgery for total mesorectal excision (RATS-TME): A description of a novel surgical approach with video demonstration.Tech Coloproctol. DOI: 10.1007/s10151-013-1039-2
Atallah S, Albert M, Debeche-Adams T, Nassif G, Polavarapu H, Larach S. (2013) Transanal minimally invasive surgery for total mesorectal excision (TAMIS-TME): a stepwise description of the surgical technique with video demonstration.Tech Coloproctol. 17:321-325.
Atallah S, Albert M, Felix O, Izfar S, Debeche-Adams T, Larach S. The technical approach to laparoscopic colectomy in patients who have undergone prior abdominoplasty.Tech Coloproctol. 2013 Feb;17(1):111-6.
Albert M, Atallah S, deBeche-Adams T, Izfar S, Larach S. (2013) Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) for local excision of benign neoplasms and early-stage rectal cancer: Efficacy and outcomes in the first 50 patients.Dis Colon Rectum. Mar;56(3):301-7.
Albert, M, Atallah, S, Larach, S, MD, deBeche-Adams, T. (2013) Minimally Invasive Anorectal Surgery: From Parks Local Excision to Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery to Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery. Seminars in Colon & Rectal Surgery.Volume 24, Issue 1, Pages 42-49, March.
Atallah, S. Albert, M, deBeche-Adams, T., Larach S. (2013) Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS): applications beyond local Excision.Tech Coloproctology Apr; 17(2): 239-43.
Atallah SB, Albert MR, deBeche-Adams TC, Izfar S, Larach S. Application of laser-assisted indocyanine green fluorescent angiography for the assessment of tissue perfusion of anodermal advancement flaps.Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 Jun;56(6):797.
Atallah SB, Larach S, Debeche-Adams TC, Albert MR. (2013) Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS): A Technique That Can be Used for Retrograde Proctectomy.Dis Colon Rectum. Jul;56(7):931. doi: 10.1097/ DCR.0b013e318292ed7e.
Atallah SB, Albert MR. (2013) Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) versus transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM): Is one better than the other?Surg Endosc. Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print].
Atallah S. (2013) Transanal minimally invasive surgery for total mesorectal excision.Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print].
Marks J, Nassif G, Schoonyoung H, Denittis A, Zeger E, Mohiuddin M, Marks G. (2013) Sphincter-sparing surgery for adenocarcinoma of the distal 3 cm of the true rectum: results after neoadjuvant therapy and minimally invasive radical surgery or local excision.Surg Endosc. 2013 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24057070.
Atallah S, Martin-Perez B, Albert M, deBeche-Adams, T, Nassif G, Hunter L, Larach S. Transanal minimally invasive surgery for total mesorectal excision (TAMIS-TME): results and experience with the first 20 patients undergoing curative-intent rectal cancer surgery at a single institution.Tech Coloproct [epub ahead of print Nov 2013].
Larach, S. W. Corman’s Textbook of Colorectal Surgery (2012) 6Th Edition. Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery: Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery.Chapter 19 pp 594-595.
Atallah, S, Albert R. Robotics in General Surgery.Chapter 23. Robotic Transanal Surgery [pending publication – Anticipated Nov, 2013].
Raymond S. Sinatra, MD, PhD, Sergio Larach, MD, and Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD. Surgeon’s Guide to Postsurgical Pain Management: Colorectal and Abdominal Surgery.First Edition. (2012) Professional Communications, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-932610-72-7.
Albert, M. Operative Techniques in Surgery. Hand assisted Right Colectomy.2012. Lippincott, Williams, & Williams.
Marks J, Nassif G, Marks G. (2012) Intersphincteric resection for low rectal tumors. Chapter Trananal abdominal transanal proctosigmoidectomy with descending coloanal anastomosis (the TATA procedur ) for low rectal cancer treated with chemoradiation.Editor(s) Schiessel & Metzger ISBN: 978-3-7091-0928-1 (Print) 978-3-7091-0929-8 p153-158.

Research in Progress

  • Detection of Occult Fecal Incontinence with a Bowel Control Satisfaction Survey
  • Gore Anal Fistula Plug Trial
  • Lapros Study: International, Multi-Institutional Study Comparing Resection Rectopexy vs. Ventral Rectopexy
  • PROSPECT Rectal Cancer Trial, MSK, University Chicago
  • TAMIS: A Retrospective Review of our First 100 Patients
  • Tissue Array Development: Cancer Biomarker Studies, Florida Hosptial Cancer Institute
  • Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery for Total Mesorectal Excision (TAMIS-TME)