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Publications by Dr. Daniel W. Birch


  1. Vizhul A, Birch DW, Sharma A, Menezes C, Shi X, Karmali S. Early clinical outcomes of sleeve gastrectomy in a publicly funded Canadian obesity program. Obesity 18(2) Supp 2: November 2010; S165. 
  2.  Vizhul A, Birch DW, Menezes CA, Shi X, Karmali S. Low complication rate with staple line reinforcement in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Can J Surg 53 Supp August 2010; S5. 
  3.  Menezes C, Birch DW, Vizhul A, Shi X, Karmali S. Natural orifice surgery: endoluminal pouch reduction following failed vertical banded gastroplasty. SOARD 2010; 6(3S):pS44 P48.

Published Manuscripts

  1. Chiu S, Birch DW, Shi X, Sharma AM, Karmali S. Impact of sleeve gastrectomy on gastroesophageal reflux disease: a systematic review. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2010 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 21130052. 
  2. Gill RS, Birch DW, Shi X, Sharma AM, Karmali S. Sleeve gastrectomy and type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2010 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 20947447. 
  3. Klarenbach S, Padwal R, Wiebe N, Hazel M, Birch D, Manns B, Karmali S, Sharma A, Tonelli M. Bariatric Surgery for Severe Obesity: Systematic Review and Economic Evaluation [Internet]. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2010 (CADTH Technology Report; No. 129). 
  4. Menezes CA, Birch DW, Vizhul A, Shi X, Sherman V, Karmali S. A deficiency in knowledge of basic principles of laparoscopy among attendees of an advanced laparoscopy course. Surg Endosc 2010;24:Suppl 1;p218 S033.
  5. Birch DW, Vu L, Karmali S, Stoklossa CJ, Sharma AM. Medical tourism in bariatric surgery. Am J Surg. 2010 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20346442. 
  6. Color II Study Group. COLOR II. A randomized clinical trial comparing laparoscopic and open surgery for rectal cancer. Dan Med Bull. 2009 May;56(2):89-91. 
  7. Mrad BA, Stoklossa CJ, Birch DW. Does preoperative weight loss predict success following surgery for morbid obesity? Am J Surg. 2008 May;195(5):570-3; discussion 573-4.