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Robert J . Fitzgibbons,Jr., MD

Chair, Department of Surgery

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Robert Fitzgibbons,Jr.

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Robert J . Fitzgibbons,Jr., MD

Chair, Department of Surgery

Professor

Robert J. Fitzgibbons, MD, FACS is the Harry E. Stuckenhoff Professor and Chairman of the department of Surgery at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha Nebraska. He graduated from Creighton University Medical School in 1974, and then traveled to New Orleans for his general surgical residency at Louisiana State University, followed by a fellowship in advanced general and oncological surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Boston emphasizing breast, colon and biliopancreatic surgery.  After completing his residency and fellowship training, he returned to Creighton University in 1980 as an instructor in surgery, climbing through the ranks to ultimately attain his current position as an endowed professor and now as Chairman of the department.  His research efforts after returning to Creighton University focused initially on biliary tract issues but evolved into the developing field of minimally invasive surgery and therapeutic laparoscopic surgery especially as it relates to the management of the biliary tree and abdominal wall hernias. He was one of the first academic surgeons in the country to perform a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1989. Subsequently he has been influential in the development of specific devices and techniques for minimally invasive surgery.  Because of this he was asked to join the American College of Surgeons’ committee on emerging technology with the express goal of a more orderly application of laparoscopic principles to other commonly performed general surgical procedures.   This work lead to two important randomized prospective multicenter trials dealing with the subject of inguinal hernia.  He was the Principal Investigator of a grant, which was funded by the Agency for Health Care Related Quality, entitled “Management of Groin Hernia: A multi-centered Clinical Trial”, Principle (RO 1 HS/AG 9860-01A1) with a budget of over $6,000,000.  The goal of the clinical trial was to determine if watchful waiting was a reasonable alternative to routine hernia repair for adult men with minimally symptomatic inguinal hernias.  He was a Co-investigator for VA Cooperative Study Trial #456: Tension-free Inguinal Hernia Repair: Comparison of Open and Laparoscopic Surgical Techniques, which was a randomized prospective trial comparing laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy with its conventional counterpart.  The budget was also nearly $6,000,000.
 
He is a past president of the American Hernia Society and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and a past board member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Surgical Association, the Society of Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract, and 21 other surgical societies. He has made over 400 national and international presentations on subjects dealing primarily with minimally invasive surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is the author of over 300 scholarly publications including peer and non-peer reviewed articles, books, book chapters, and videotapes and sits on the editorial board of eight journals. He is the co-editor in Chief of journal “Hernia: The World Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery”.  In addition to his academic responsibilities, he is currently the medical director for surgery and anesthesia for the CHI Health Clinic, a network of 15 acute care hospitals and the university practice plan.

Teaching Interests

  • minimally invasive surgery and therapeutic laparoscopic surgery

Department

Surgery

Position

Professor

Books

  • Elsevier Science
    Fitzgibbons R, Dustin J Tubre D, Schroeder A. Watchful Waiting for Inguinal Hernia. In Advances in Surgery, 53rd edtion Cameron JL (ed.) Elsevier Science: Philadelphia, PA 2018
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
    Biggerstaff B, Shetty S, Fitzgibbons R. (2018) Watchful waiting as a treatment strategy in patients with asymptomatic inguinal hernia. In Bittner R, Köckerling F, Fitzgibbons, Jr. R., LeBlanc K, Mittal S, Chowbey P.(Eds) (2018) Laparo-endoscopic Hernia Surgery: Evidenced Based Clinical Practice ISBN 978-3-662-55491-3 2018
  • Current Surgical Therapy, 5th Edition. Cameron JL (ed.)
    Fitzgibbons R, Tieszen M, Anthone G.  Spigelian, Lumbar and Obturator Hernias.  In Current Surgical Therapy, 5th Edition.  Cameron JL (ed.) Philadelphia, PA 2018
  • McGraw Hill
    Shah P, Fitzgibbons R (2018) Perspective on Inguinal Hernias.  In Zinner M, Ashley S (eds.) (2018) Maingot's Abdominal Operations, 13th edition McGraw-Hill Publishers New York. ISBN-13: 978-0071843072 2018
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
    Bittner R, Köckerling F, Fitzgibbons, Jr. R., LeBlanc K, Mittal S, Chowbey P.(Eds) (2018) Laparo-endoscopic Hernia Surgery: Evidenced Based Clinical Practice ISBN 978-3-662-55491-3   2018
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
    Van Den Heuvel B, Fitzgibbons R, Bittner R. (2018) Comparison to Open Techniques Ch 17.  In Bittner R, Köckerling F, Fitzgibbons, Jr. R., LeBlanc K, Mittal S, Chowbey P.(Eds) (2018) Laparo-endoscopic Hernia Surgery: Evidenced Based Clinical Practice ISBN 978-3-662-55491-3  2018
  • Hernia
    van den Heuvel B, Wijsmuller A, Fitzgibbons R. (2018) Indications - Treatment Options for Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Patients Ch 5. In International guidelines for groin hernia management. doi: 10.1007/s10029-017-1668-x. Epub 2018 Jan 12.
    22(1), p. 1-165 2018
  • Maingot’s Abdominal Operations, 12th edition Michael J. Zinner(eds) Sanley W. Ashley, M.D.(eds) Editor, McGraw-Hill Publishers New York
    Shah P, Fitzgibbons, Jr., R.  Perspective on Inguinal Hernias.    2017
  • In Greenfield'sSurgery: Scientific Principles & Practices Greenfield (ed), 5th Edition
    Fitzgibbons ,RJ,Jr., Quinn TH,Mukkai Krishnamurty, DAbdominal Wall Hernias
    Chapter 72, p. 1208-1257 2016
  • Advances In Surgery John Cameron
    Ramanan B, Maloley,Ftzgibbons R Inguinal hernias:Follow or repair?
    48, p. 1-11 2014
  • Chassin's Operative Stratagey in General Surgery, Scott-Connor Carol EH ed.
    Memon M A, Fitzgibbons, Jr, R J Laparoscopic InguinalHernia Repair: Transabdominal Preperitoneal (TAPP) AndTotally Extraperitoneal (TEP) Repairs 2014
  • SAGES Manual of Hernia Repair, Brian Jacob(eds) Bruce Ramshaw(eds)
    Pallatti P K, Wolpert JA, Fitzgibbons RJ Laparoscopic vs.Open Approach to Unilateral Inguinal Hernia Repair , p. 213-230 2014
  • Advances In Surgery John Cameron
    Bkhchandani J, Fitzgibbons RJ Repair of Giant VentralHernia
    47, p. 1-27 2013
  • Maingot’s Abdominal Operations, 12th edition Michael J. Zinner(eds) Sanley W. Ashley, M.D.(eds) Editor, McGraw-Hill Publishers New York
    Lokesh Bathla, MD, Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr., MD, FACS.Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: invitedCommentaery On Dr David Brooks Chapter Hernia  2013
  • In Update in Digestive Surgery Volume XII E. Moreno Gonzalez(eds)
    Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr., MD, FACS. Non laparoscopicmethods of inguinal hernia repair, p. 517-534 2013
  • ACTUALIZACION EN CIRUGIA DEL APARATO DIGESTIVO VOL XII. Moreno Gonzalez E
    Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr., MD, FACS. Lokesh Bathla, MD,Tratamiento de la coledocolitiasis en la era de lacolecistectomía laparoscópica 2013
  • In Shackelford 7th Edition, Volume I – The Esophagus and Hernia
    Bathla l Fitzgibbons R J Laparoscopic inguinal herniarepair
    Chapter 47, p. 583-596 2013
  • In Shackelford 7th Edition, Volume I – The Esophagus and Hernia
    Natarajan B Sathyaprasad C B Cemaj S Fitzgibbons R JBasic features of groin hernia and its repair 
    Chapter 46, p. 556-582 2013
  • In Greenfield'sSurgery: Scientific Principles & Practices Greenfield (ed), 5th Edition
    Fitzgibbons ,RJ,Jr., Quinn TH, Cemaj S Abdominal WallHernias, p. 1159-1198 2011
  • Google Knol Project
    Fitzgibbons, R, J Abdominal Wall Hernias
    knol.google.com /k/bob/robert-jfitzgibbons- md.. 2008
  • In Yeo C, Dempssey D, Klein A, Pemberton, Peters J (eds.) Shakelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 6th Edition
    Prasaud P, Cemaj S, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Basic Features ofGroin Hernia and Its Repair 2007
  • In Yeo C, Dempssey D, Klein A, Pemberton, Peters J (eds.) Shakelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 6th Edition
    Puri V, Wright A, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Laparoscopic InguinalHernia Repair 2007
  • In Zinner M, Ashley S (eds.) Maingot's Abdominal Operations, 11th edition
    Amirlak B,Mittal S K, Fitzgibbons RJ Hernia Repair  2007
  • In Souba WW, Fink MP, Jurkovich GJ, et al (eds) American College of Surgeons. ACS Surgery: Principles & Practice.
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Quinn TH, Richards AT Open HerniaRepair. 5 Alimantary Tract and Abdomen., p. 545 2007
  • In Brunicardi FC, Andersen DK, Billiar TR, Dunn DL, Hunter JG, Pollock RE. Schwartz's Principles of Surgery 8th Edition
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Ahluwalia H Inguinal Hernias,Abbreviated Companion version 2007
  • In The SAGES Manual: Fundamentals of Laparoscopy and GI Endoscopy. E.H. Scott-Conner (ed) 2nd Edition
    Memon MA*, Fitzgibbons Jr.,RJ Laparoscopic InguinalHernia Repair: Transabdominal Preperitoneal and TotallyExtraperitoneal, p. 467-481 2006
  • In Surgery: Scientific Principles & Practices Greenfield (ed), 4th Edition
    Richards AT, Quinn TH, Fitzgibbons ,RJ,Jr. InguinalAnatomy and Abdominal Wall Hernias, p. 1172-1209 2006
  • In Actualización En Cirugía Del Aparato Digestivo Volumen XI E. Moreno Gonzalez(eds)
    R.J. Fitzgibbons Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., J.C. Meneu Díaz Valorde la laparoscopia en la estadificación y tratamientopaliativo del carcinoma de páncreas no resecable
    11, p. 445-448 2005
  • In Actualización En Cirugía Del Aparato Digestivo Volumen XI E. Moreno Gonzalez(eds)
    Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr., MD, FACS. Ramzi K. Deeik, MD,JC. Meneu Díaz, Tomas Martinez-Serna, MD. A. MorenoElola-Olaso Tratamiento alternativo de la coledocolitiasisresidual en el manejo laparoscópico de la colelitiasissintomática
    11, p. 543-546 2005
  • Brunicardi FC, Andersen DK, Billiar TR, Dunn DL, Hunter JG, Pollock RE. Schwartz's Principles of Surgery 8th Edition
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Filipi CJ,Quinn TH Inguinal Hernias, p. 1353-1394 2005
  • In: Soper NJ, SwanstrÖm LL, Eubanks WS. Mastery of Endoscopic and Lapaaroscopic Surgery, 2nd edition
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr Lee R TAPP Repair of InguinofemoralHernias, p. 489-500 2005
  • In Cameron JL(ED): Current Surgical Therapy, 8th Edition.
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy , p. 1207-1213 2004
  • In Souba WW, Fink MP, Jurkovich GJ, et al (eds) American College of Surgeons. ACS Surgery: Principles & Practice.
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Quinn TH, Richards AT Open HerniaRepair. 3 Alimantary Tract and Abdomen., p. 545-568 2004
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    Arreguia M., R.J. Fitzgibbons, Jr., N. Katkhouda, J.B. McKernan, H. Reich. Principles of Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery. 2nd Edition. Springer-Verlag: New York, NY
    In Press 2003
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    Fitzgibbons Jr. R.J. Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy. Current Surgical Therapy. JL Cameron (ed.). Elsevier Science: Philadelphia, PA.
    8th Edition - In Press 2003
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    Schultheis M.E., R.J. Fitzgibbons Jr., T.H. Quinn. Musculoskeletal and Neurovascular Anatomy of the Inguinal Preperitoneal Space. B. MacFadyen Jr. (ed.). Therapeutic Laparoscopy for Digestive Disease.
    In Press 2003
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    TAPP Repair of Inguino-Femoral Hernias. Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery. NJ Soper, LL Swanstrom, WS Eubands (eds.). Lipincott Williams and Wilkins:Philadelphia, PA.
    2nd Edition 2003
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    Memon M.A., R.J. Fitzgibbons Jr. Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair: Transabdominal Preperitoneal and Totally Extraperitoneal. The SAGES Manual: Fundamentals of Laparoscopy and GI Endoscopy. E.H. Scott-Conner (ed.) Springer-Verlad: New York, NY.
    2nd Edition - In Press 2003
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    Fitzgibbons Jr. R.J. Conventional Herniorrhaphy of the Abdominal Wall. ACS Surgery: Principles & Practice. Web MD Publishers. New York, NY. 2003
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    Fitzgibbons Jr. R.J. Eight Years' Experience with the Use of a Transcystic Common Bile Ducct Duodenal Double-Lumen Catheter for the Treatment of Choledocholithiasis. Actualizacion en Cirugia del Aparato Digestivo. E. Moreno Gonzalez (ed.) Spain.
    11th Edition 2003
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    Fitzgibbons Jr., R.J. Is Laparoscopy Useful in the Management of Patients with Pancreatic Cancer? E. Moreno Gonzalez (ed.). Actualizacion en Cirugia del Aparato Digestivo: Madrid, Spain.
    11th Edition - In Press 2003
  • In De la Torre AM(ED): Libro Interactivo de Cirugia Laparoscopica.
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Huerta JE, Lee R, Mittal SKHerniopastica inguinal, p. 205-219 2002
  • In: Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Greenburg G (eds). Nyhus & Condon Hernia, 5th edition
    Fitzgibbons Jr., RJ The Transabdominal PreperitonealLaparoscopic Herniorrhaphy 
    2002, p. 255-268 2001
  • In: Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Greenburg G (eds). Nyhus & Condon Hernia, 5th edition
    Wight AJ*, Gardner G*, Fitzgibbons RJ Bassini and ItsVariants
    2002, p. 105-111 2001
  • In: Scott-Connor Carol EH ed. Chassin's Operative Stratagey in General Surgery
    Muhammed Ashraf Memon, Robert J Fitzgibbons, Jr.,Carol Scott-Conner Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair:Transabdominal Preperitoneal (TAPP) And TotallyExtraperitoneal (TEP) Repairs
    2002, p. 771-779 2001
  • Fifth Edition Nyhus and Condon: Hernia
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Greenburg AG(Eds) 2001
  • Mastery of Surgery, Fourth Edition, Fischer JE, Nyhus LM, Baker RJ (eds.)
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Zacker, K Laparoscopic Herniorrhaphy , p. 1962-1967 2001
  • Current Surgical Therapy, 7th Edition. Cameron JL (ed.)
    Fitzgibbons Jr., RJ,Filipi CJ Laparoscopic Proximal GastricVagotomy, p. 1443-1449 2001
  • Surgery: Scientific Principles & Practices Greenfield (ed), Third edition
    Richards AT, Quinn TH, Fitzgibbons ,RJ,Jr. InguinalAnatomy and Abdominal Wall Hernias, p. 1185-1223 2001
  • Mastery of Surgery, Fourth Edition, Fischer JE, Nyhus LM, Baker RJ (eds.)
    Fitzgibbons Robert J, Ulualp Kenan* LaparoscopicAppendectomy, p. 1472-1479 2001
  • Surgical Laparoscopy
    Fitzgibbons Jr., RJMarsh RE* Methods of Creating aPneumoperitoneum, p. 29-39 2001
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    Surgical Laparoscopy, 3rd Edition. Zucker KA (ed)., p. 29-39 2001
  • Laparoscopia Quirurgica Estrategia y tecnia. Dr. Carlos Ballesta Lopez Author
    Memon M.A.*, Martínez-Serna, T*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJHerniorrafia por Laparoscopia, p. 337-353 2000
  • In Van Heerden JA, Farley DR (eds): Operative Techniques in General Surgery,
    Fitzgibbons Jr., RJ Laparoscopic TransabdominalPreperitoneal Herniorrhaphy (TAPP)
    1(2), p. 169-184 1999
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    Nyhus & Condon's Hernia; 1999
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    Principles of Laparoscopy 1999
  • Annual Review of Medicine
    Memon M.A.*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Assessing Risks, Costsand Benefits of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
    49, p. 95-109 1998
  • Textbook of Laparoscopy. Hulka and Reich 3rd Edition
    Lowham AS*, Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Salerno GM*Laparoscopic Herniorrhaphy, p. 469-482 1998
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    Memon MA*, Feliu, X*, Sallent, EF*, Camps, J*,Fitzgibbons, Jr., RJ Laparoscopic Repair of RecurrentHernias  1997
  • Complications of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery: Prevention and Management, Ponsky JL (ed.)
    Ryberg AA*, Lund RJ, Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr RJLaparoscopic Hernia Procedures, p. 121-134 1997
  • Mastery of Surgery, Fischer JE, Nyhus LM, Baker RJ (eds.)
    Ulualp K*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Laparoscopic appendectomy
    2, p. 1412-1419 1997
  • Endosurgery Toouli J, Gossot D, Hunter JG (eds.)
    Ryberg AA*, Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Transperitonealapproach to inguinal hernia, p. 961-975 1996
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Schumpelick V, Wantz G (eds.)
    Filipi CJ, Annibali R*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Quinn TH Anatomicconsiderations for laparoscopic herniorrhaphy, p. 16-21 1995
  • Atlas of Laparoscopic General Surgery, Sanfilippo JS, Vitale GC, Perissat J (eds.)
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Vitale GC, Camps J* Laparoscopicinguinal hernia repair, p. 207-217 1995
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Schumpelick V, Wantz G (eds.)
    Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Transabdominal PreperitonealRepair: Mesh size and fixation technique, p. 255-259 1995
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: A New Standard?, Buchler MW, Frei E, Klaiber Ch. Metzger A (eds.)
    Ulualp K*, Ryberg AA*, Cornet D, Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons JrRJ Laparoscopic Hernia Repair , p. 177-188 1995
  • Current Surgical Therapy, 5th Edition. Cameron JL (ed.)
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Camps J*, Nguyen N* LaparoscopicInguinal Herniorrhaphy, p. 1052-1059 1995
  • Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery.
    Annibali R*, Camps J*, Nguyen N*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJProsthetic materials and adhesion formation, p. 426-434 1995
  • Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery.
    Annibali R*,Camps J*, Nagan R*, Quinn T, Arregui M,Fitzgibbons, Jr RJ Anatomical considerations forlaparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, p. 409-425 1995
  • Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery.
    Camps J*, Nguyen NX*, Annibali R*, Filipi CJ, FitzgibbonsJr RJ Laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy: CurrentTechniques, p. 400-408 1995
  • Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery.
    Filipi CJ, Hinder RA, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Laparoscopic Nissenfundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease, p. 232-242 1995
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Schumpelick V, Wantz G (eds.)
    Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Recurrence and complicationrate after laparoscopic herniorrhaphy, p. 404-408 1995
  • Problems in Surgery. Bendavid R and Arregui ME (eds.)
    Ryberg AA*, Quinn T, Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr RJLaparoscopic Herniorrhaphy: TransabdominalPreperitoneal and Intraperitoneal Onlay 
    12(2), p. 173-184 1995
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foregut, Peters JH & DeMeester TR (eds.)
    Filipi CJ, Wetscher GF, DeMeester TR, Peters JH, HinderRA, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Development of Endo-Organ Surgeryand Potential Clinical Applications, p. 288-308 1994
  • Inguinal Hernia: Advances or P Controversies?, Arregui M and Nagan R, (eds.)
    Phillips E, Carroll BJ, Fallas MJ, Arregui M, Corbitt Jr J,Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et al Reasons for recurrence followinglaparoscopic hernioplasty, p. 297-299 1994
  • Inguinal Hernia: Advances or P Controversies?, Arregui M and Nagan R, (eds.)
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Annibali R*, Litke B*, Cornet D*, Filipi CJResults of laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy withemphasis on the intraperitoneal onlay mesh technique, p. 245-250 1994
  • Inguinal Hernia: Advances or P Controversies?, Arregui M and Nagan R, (eds.)
    Tetik C*, Arregui ME, Castro D, Davis C, Dulucq J,Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et al Complication and recurrencesassociated with laparoscopic repair of groin hernias: Amulti-institutional retrospective analysis, p. 495-500 1994
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foregut, Peters JH & DeMeester TR (eds.)
    Filipi CJ, Wetscher GJ*, DeMeester TR, Peters JH, HinderRA, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Endo-Organ Surgery , p. 288-308 1994
  • Inguinal Hernia: Advances or P Controversies?, Arregui M and Nagan R, (eds.)
    Annibali R*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Prosthetic materials andadhesion formation, p. 115-124 1994
  • Prostheses And Abdominal Wall Hernias, Bendavid R. (ed.)
    Salerno GM*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Filipi CJ, Annibali R, LitkeBS Laparoscopic Herniorrhaphies, p. 486-506 1994
  • Inguinal Hernia: Advances or P Controversies?, Arregui M and Nagan R, (eds.)
    Annibali R*, Quinn T, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Avoiding nerveinjury during laparoscopic hernia repair: Critical areas forstaple placement, p. 41-49 1994
  • Seminars in Laparoscopic Surgery. McKernan JB (ed.)
    Nguyen N*, Camps J*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ LaparoscopicIntraPeritoneal Onlay Mesh Technique Inguinal HerniaRepair
    1(2), p. 106-115 1994
  • Prostheses And Abdominal Wall Hernias, Bendavid R. (ed.)
    Annibali R*, Quinn T, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Surgical anatomyof the inguinal region and lower abdominal wall: TheLaparoscopic Perspective, p. 82-103 1994
  • Current Techniques in Laparoscopy, Brooks D. (ed.)
    Redmond L*, Salerno GM*, Annibali R*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJLaparoscopic herniorrhaphy
    18(1), p. 18.2-18.11 1994
  • Endoscopic Surgery, FL Greene, JL P Ponsky, WH Nealon (eds.)
    Annibali R*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Filipi CJ, Litke BS*, SalernoGM* Laparoscopic inguinal hernia, p. 352-386 1994
  • Textbook of Laparoscopic Surgery, 2nd Edition, Hulka (ed.); WB Saunders
    Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr, RJ, Salerno GM LaparoscopicHerniorrhaphy, p. 313-326 1993
  • Surgical Laparoscopic Update, KA Zucker (ed.)
    Salerno GM*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Hart RO*, Corbitt Jr JD,Filipi CJ Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair, p. 373-394 1993
  • Laparoscopic Surgery, T. Gadacz (ed.)
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Nguyen N*, Camps J*, Litke B*, CornetD*, Annibali R* Laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphyusing an intra-abdominal or preperitoneal prosthesis 1993
  • Laparoscopia Quiruargia, C. Ballesta- 1992 P Lopez (ed.)
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ (Hart RO*, et al) Open laparoscopy forlaparoscopic herniorrhaphy, p. 136-147 1992
  • Surgical Laparoscopy
    Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr, RJ, Salerno GM Historical Reviewof Diagnostic Laparoscopy to LaparoscopicCholecystectomy and Beyond, p. pp 3-22 1991
  • Surgical Laparoscopy
    Salerno GM*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Filipi C LaparoscopicInguinal Hernia Repair, p. pp 281-295 1991
  • Hereditary Colorectal Cancer
    Lanspa SJ, Lynch HT, Smyrk TC, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et alColonoscopy Findings in a Series of Patients withHereditary Colorectal Cancer, p. Chapter 3, pp 115 1990
  • Hereditary Colorectal Cancer
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Lynch HT, Lanspa SJ, Smyrk T, et alSurgical Strategies for managmenet of the LynchSyndromes, p. Chapter 3, pp 211 1990
  • Hereditary Colorectal Cancer
    Lynch HT, Lanspa SJ, Smyrk TC, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et alHistorical and Natural Cancer History of Facets of theLynch Syndromes, p. Chapter 1, pp 17 1990
  • Current Therapy in Colon and Rectal Surgery
    Lynch HT, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Smyrk TC, Lanspa SJ, Lynch JHereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer: Lynch SyndromesI & II 1989
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer: Current Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment
    Lynch HT, Watson P, Lanspa S, Marcus JN, Smyrk T,Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Kriegler M, Lynch JF, Chin CA, Lynch PMFamilial Colonic Cancer: Delineation of Clinical Subsetswith Etiologic and Management Considerations, p. 115-142 1988
  • Cancer Genetics in Women
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Anthone G Changing Concepts in the Surgical Treatmentof Patients with Curable Breast Cancer
  • Surgical Laparoscopy
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Salerno G, Filipi C Open Laparoscopy, p. pp 87-97
  • 6th International Conference on Adjuvant Treatment of Cancer
    Moertel CG, Foley J, Laurie J, Beart R, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, etal A New Era of Effective Therapy for Colorectal Cancer
    6, p. 425-434
  • Laparoscopic Surgery, T. Gadacz (ed.)
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Salerno GM* Use of laser forlaparoscopic cholecystectomy
    1(1), p. 49-58
  • Operative Strategies in Laparoscopic Surgery. Phillips E (ed.)
    Camps J*, Nguyen N*, Cornet D*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJLaparoscopic trans-abdominal preperitoneal hernia repair, p. 83-87
  • Operative Strategies in Laparoscopic Surgery. Phillips E (ed.)
    Annibali R*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Laparoscopic anatomy ofthe abdominal wall, p. 75-82
  • Prevention and Management of Complication in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Lanzafame RJ (ed.)
    Quinn TA, Ryberg A, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Anatomy of InguinalRegion and Pelvis
  • Proceedings of XVI Curse Internacional de Actualizacion en Cirugia del Aparato Digestivo
    Camps J*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Herniorrafia Laparoscopica:Tecnicas Actuales , p. 287-296
  • Proceedings of XVI Curse Internacional de Actualizacion en Cirugia del Aparato Digestivo
    Camps J*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Hinder RA Fundoplicatura deNissen for Laparoscopia. Experiencia En La CreightonUniversity, p. 217-226
  • Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery, Iris B. Brune, M.D. (ed.)
    Ryberg AA*, Ulualp KM*, Cornet D, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ,Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy
  • Current Surgical Therapy, 6th Edition. Cameron JL (ed.)
    Fitzgibbons, Jr RJ, Memon, MA* LaparoscopicManagement of Benign Hepatic     Cysts and Tumors 
  • The SAGES Manual: Fundamentals of Laparoscopy and GI Endoscopy. E.H. Scott-Conner (ed)
    Memon MA*, Fitzgibbons Jr.,RJ Laparoscopic InguinalHernia Repair: Transabdominal Preperitoneal and TotallyExtraperitoneal 
  • Critical Issues in Surgery
    Memon MA*, Fitzgibbons, Jr RJ LaparoscopicAppendectomy
  • Critical Issues in Surgery
    Memon MA*, Fitzgibbons, Jr RJ Where ShouldLaparoscopic Herniorrhaphy be
  • Hernias of the Abdominal Wall: Principles and Management, Bendavid R, Abrahamson J, Arregui M, Flament JB (eds)
    Annibali R*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Quinn TH LaparoscopicAnatomy 
  • In Scott-Connor (ed) The SAGES Manual of Strategic Decision Making
    Sathyaprasad C B, Fitzgibbons Jr.,RJ Indirect InguinalHernia, Open Repair
  • Proceedings of the XXVI Congress of the International Association of Surgeons & Gastroenterologist,
    Fitzgibbons Jr., RJ Treatment of Choledocholithiasis in theEra of Laparoscopic CholecystectomyTreatment of Choledocholithiasis in the Era ofLaparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Mastery of Surgery, Fischer JE, Nyhus LM, Baker RJ (eds.)
    Fitzgibbons R J, Jr Overview of Inguinal and FemoralHernia Repairs
  • Elsevier Science
    ) Fitzgibbons R. Watchful Waiting for Inguinal Hernia. In Advances in Surgery, 53rd edtion Cameron JL (ed.) Philadelphia, PA

Articles

  • International Journal of Abdominal wall and hernia surgery
    Mc Bee PJ/ Fitzgibbons RJ , The Current Status of Watchful Waiting for Inguinal Hernia Management: A Review of Clinical Evidence Submitted to the International Journal of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery. 2022
  • J Surg Res
    Mary Grace Kenny/Robert Fitzgibbons, A Molecular Perspective of Obesity-mediated Incisional Hernia'. Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha NE. Journal of Surgical Research. 2022
  • Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles & Practice
    Poulose, Warren J , Fitzgibbons RJ; Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles & Practices Greenfield (ed), 7th Edition. 2022 IN Press Accepted, 7th edition 2022
  • Chassin's Operative Stratagey in General Surgery, Scott-Connor Carol EH ed.
    Muhammed Ashraf Memon, Robert J Fitzgibbons, Jr., , 2022
  • Video Atlas of Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Carlson M, Fitzgibbons, RJ,, Minimally Invasive Totally Extraperitoneal (TEP) Inguinal Hernia Repair In: Frantzides and Carlson M (eds.), Video Atlas of Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (2nd ed): Elsevier.com publisher accepted 2022
  • Am J Surg
    Reilly MJ,/ Fitzgibbons RJ., Larsen NK, Agrawal S, Thankam FG, Agrawal DK, Selected conditions associated with an increased incidence of incisional hernia: A review of molecular biology.
    221(5):942-949. , p. 942-949. 2022
  • No stones Left Unturned
    Fitzgibbons RJ, Filipi C . , Filipi C . Fitzgibbons RJ, Filipi C . Reflections of two early innovators in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. In George Berci and Frederick L. Greene. No Stones Left Unturned, A Monograph On Gallbladder Surgery And Biliary Stone Management Green R (ed) 2022 . P 131-132 Springer NatureSwitzerland Pubisher 2021
  • Mini-invasive Surgery Journal
    McBee, PJ, Fitzgibbon RJ JR. The current status of watchful waiting for inguinal hernia management: a review of clinical evidence. DOI: 10.20517/2574-1225.2021.08 2021
  • Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles & Practice
    Fitzgibbons, RJ, Warren J & Poulose B. Abdominal Wall Hernias. 2021
  • Larsen, NK, Reilly MJ, Thankam FG, Chandra IS, Fitzgibbons RJ, and Agrawal DK. HMGB1 mediated activation of NLRP3 inflammasome and sterile inflammation in the pathogenesis of incisional hernia 2021
  • Shine, K, Filipi C, Oppong C, Fitzgibbons R, Campanelli G, Reinpold W, Roll S, Chen D Technical Aspects of Hernia Surgery in Developing Countries 2021
  • McBee, PJ, Ryan W. Walters, PhD, Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr., MD, FACS; Current Status of Inguinal Hernia Management: A Review. 2021
  • Am J Surg
    Reilly, MJ, Larsen NK, Agrawal S,Thankam FG, Agrawal, DK, Fitzgibbons RJ. Selected conditions associated with an increased incidence of incisional hernia: A review of molecular biology.
    221(5), p. 942-949 2021
  • Mini-invasive Surgery Journal
    McBee, PJ, Fitzgibbon RJ JR. The current status of watchful waiting for inguinal hernia management: a review of clinical evidence. 2021
  • Mol Cell Biochem
    Thankam FG, Larsen NK, Varghese A, Reilly MJ, Gunasekar P, Fitzgibbons RJ, Agrawal DK. Biomarkers and heterogeneous fibroblast phenotype associated with incisional hernia. 2021
  • Hernia
    Schroeder, A, Mukherjee, T, Tashjian N, Siu M, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr., Nandipati, K. Staged complex abdominal wall hernia repair in morbidly obese patients.
    25(2), p. 383-387 2021
  • Surgical Endoscopy
    van Veenendaal N, Simons M, Hope W, Tumtavitikul S, Bonjer J; HerniaSurge Group. Consensus on international guidelines for management of groin hernias. 2020
  • Advances in Surgery
    Schroeder AD, Tubre DJ & Fitzgibbons RJ. Watchful waiting for inguinal hernia.
    53, p. 292-303 2019
  • Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
    Larsen, NK, Reilly MJ, Thankam FG, Fitzgibbons RJ & Agrawal DK. Novel understanding of high mobility group box-1 in the immunopathogenesis of incisional hernias.
    15(7), p. 791-800 2019
  • Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
    , Larsen NK, Reilly MJ, Thankam FG1, Fitzgibbons RJ, Agrawal DK1. Novel understanding of high mobility group box-1 in the immunopathogenesis of incisional hernias.
    Jul;15(7). doi: 10.1080/1744666X.2019.1608822., p. 791-800 2019
  • JAMA Surgery
    , Itani KMF, Fitzgibbons R. Approach to Groin Hernias. .
    . doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5564. [Epub ahead of print] , p. 5564 2019
  • Am. Surg
    , Rosol N, Iguidbashian J, Fitzgibbons R. An Intense Inflammatory Reaction to a Proceed Ventral Patch.
    1;85(6):, p. e284-e286 2019
  • Journal of Surgical Research
    Thankam, FG, Palanikumar G, Fitzgibbons RJ & Agrawal DK. Molecular mechanisms and potential therapeutic targets in incisional hernia.
    236, p. 134-143 2019
  • J Surg Res
    Thankam FG, Palanikumar G, Fitzgibbons RJ, Agrawal DK. Molecular Mechanisms and Potential Therapeutic Targets in Incisional Hernia.
    236 doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2018.11.037. PMID: 30694748, p. 134-143. 2019
  • Hernia
    Tubre DJ, Schroeder AD, Estes J, Eisenga J, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr. Surgical site infection: the "Achilles Heel" of all types of abdominal wall hernia reconstruction. Hernia. doi: 10.1007/s10029-018-1826-9. Epub 2018 Oct 1.
    22(6), p. 1003-1013 2018
  • Am. Surg
    Holzmer S, DeCino A, McCarthy M, Okwuosa C, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr. Preoperative Progressive Pneumoperitoneum for Incisional Hernia Repair with Loss of Domain. 
    84(5), p. 748-749 2018
  • Hernia
    Smedberg S, Reinpold W, Wijsmuller A, Fitzgibbons R.(2018) Complications – Prevention and Treatment Ch 18. In International guidelines for groin hernia management. 22(1):1-165. doi: 10.1007/s10029-017-1668-x. Epub 2018 Jan 12.
    22(1), p. 1-165 2018
  • Hernia
    HerniaSurge Group. International guidelines for groin hernia management. Hernia. 2018 Feb;22(1):1-165. doi: 10.1007/s10029-017-1668-x. Epub 2018 Jan 12.
    22(1), p. 1-165 2018
  • Hernia
    Schroeder AD, Campanelli G, Cavalli M, Cusick R, Fitzgibbons R, et all.  Humanitarianism in Surgery.  
    21(6), p. 963-971 2017
  • Ann Surg
    van Veenendaal N, Simons M, Smietanski M, Bittner R, Miserez M, Aufenacker T, Fitzgibbons Jr, R., et al.  Developing International Collaborative Guidelines in Hernia Surgery.   2017
  • Hernia
    Schroeder AD, Campanelli  G, Cavalli M, Cusick R, Fitzgibbons R, Gilbert A, Lawson C, Manion J, Matthews B, Reinpold W, Roll S, Telemaque L-F, Wagner, JP, Chen DC, Filipi CJ. Humanitarianism in surgery.   Hernia. 2017 Dec;21(6):963-971. doi: 10.1007/s10029-017-1665-0. Epub 2017 Sep 8. 
    21(6), p. 963-971 2017
  • Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Fitzgibbons R J, Jr, Wagner M  Overview of Inguinal and  Femoral Hernia Repairs 
    Mastery of Surgery,Seventh Edition, FischerJE, Nyhus LM, Baker RJ eds.) 2017
  • Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Abdominal Wall Hernias,
    In Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles & Practices Greenfield (ed), 6th Edition Chapter 72 Lipincott Williams & Wilkins, Publishers: Philadelphia , PA, p. 1208-1257 2016
  • JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
    Wagner JP, Schroeder AD, Espinoza JC, Hiatt JR, Mellinger JD, Cusick RA, Fitzgibbons RJ, et al.  Global outreach usingsystematic, competency-based training paradigm for inguinal hernioplasty
    152(1), p. 66-73 2016
  • Surg Endosc
    R. Bittner, 1M. A. Montgomery,2 E. Arregui,3 V.Bansal,4J. Bingener-Casey,5 T. Bisgaard,6H. Buhck,7M. Dudai,8G.S. Ferzli,9R. J. Fitzgibbons, et al Erratum to: Update ofguidelines on laparoscopic (TAPP) and endoscopic (TEP)treatment of inguinal hernia (International EndoherniaSociety).
    29(6), p. 1655-6 2015
  • Hernia
    Deeken C, Ray S, Zihni A, Thompson D Jr,Miserez M,Fitzgibbons R et al Education.
    19 Suppl 1, p. S63-7 2015
  • New England Journal of Medicine
    Clinical Practice: Groin Hernias in Adults.
    372(8), p. 756-63 2015
  • Surg Endosc
    R. Bittner, 1M. A. Montgomery,2 E. Arregui,3 V.Bansal,4J. Bingener-Casey,5 T. Bisgaard,6H. Buhck,7M. Dudai,8G.S. Ferzli,9R. J. Fitzgibbons, et al Update of Guidelines onLaparoscopic (TAPP) and Endoscopic (TEP)Treatment of Inguinal Hernia (International EndoherniaSociety).
    29(2), p. 289-321 2015
  • N Engl J Med
    Fitzgibbons, R Forse, A Clinical practice. Groin hernias inadults.
    19;372(8), p. 756-63 2015
  • Hernia
    Bellows CF, Shadduck P, Helton S, Martindale R,Fitzgibbons R Early Report of Comparative Evaluation ofStrattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix in the Repair ofInguinal Hernias
    8(2), p. 221-30 2014
  • Hernia
    Losey-Flores K, Benzar R, Chan JM, Go S, Montoure A,Phillips KK, Fitzgibbons RJ, Nandipati K, Lee T, Dethlefs H,Manion J, Filipi CJ.Fitzgibbnons RJ Free hernia surgery forthe underserved is possible in the United States.
    18(2), p. 305-10 2014
  • American Surgeon
    Bellows CF, Robinson C, Fitzgibbons RJ, Webber LS,Berger DH. Watchful waiting for ventral hernias: alongitudinal study
    80(3), p. 245-52 2014
  • International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
    Amirlak, B, Fitzgibbons RJ Allograft AlloDerm(®) tissue forlaparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal groin herniarepair: A case report.
    5(6), p. 294-7 2014
  • Ann Surg
    Robert J Fitzgibbons, Jr., Bala Ramanan, Shipra Arya, ScottA Turner, Timothy J Dickhudt, Xue Li, Domenic Reda,James Gibbs Long-Term Results of a Non-OperativeStrategy (Watchful Waiting) For Men With MinimallySymptomatic Inguinal Hernias
    258(3), p. 508-15 2013
  • Hernia
    Muysoms FE, Deerenberg EB, Peeters E, Agresta F,Berrevoet F, Campanelli G, Ceelen W, Champault GG,Corcione F, Cuccurullo D, Debeaux AC, Dietz UA,Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, et al Recommendations for reportingoutcome results in abdominal wall repair : Results of aConsensus meeting in Palermo, Italy, 28-30 June 2012 
    17(4), p. 423-33 2013
  • Surg Clin N Am
    Lao OB, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Cusick RA. Pediatric InguinalHernias, Hydroceles, and Undescended Testicles
    92(3), p. 487-504 2012
  • Hernia
    Willer BL, Worrell SG, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Mittal SK.Incidence of diaphragmatic hernias following minimallyinvasive versus open transthoracic Ivor Lewis McKeownesophagectomy 
    16(2), p. 185-90 2012
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery
    Bathla L, Panwar A, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Balters M.Duodenocaval fistula from inferior vena cava filterpenetration masquerading as lower gastrointestinalbleeding.
    25(8), p. 1140.e7-11 2011
  • Surgery
    Gupta PK, Natarajan B, Gupta H, Fang X, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr.Morbidity and mortality after bowel resection for acutemesenteric ischemia
    150(4), p. 779-87 2011
  • Surg Endosc
    Bittner R, Arregui ME, Bisgaard T, Dudai M, Ferzli GS,Fitzgibbons RJ, et Al Guidelines for laparoscopic (TAPP)and endoscopic (TEP) treatment of inguinal hernia[International Endohernia Society (IEHS)].
    25(9), p. 2773-843 2011
  • Hernia
    Bellows CF, Shadduck PP, Helton WS, Fitzgibbons RJ. Thedesign of an industry-sponsored randomized controlledtrial to compare synthetic mesh versus biologic mesh foringuinal hernia repair 
    15(3), p. 325-32 2011
  • Hernia
    Bathla L, Davies E, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Cemaj S. Timing oftraumatic lumbar hernia repair: is delayed repair safe?Report of two cases and review of the literature.
    15(2), p. 205-9 2011
  • Annals of Surgery
    Sarosi GA, Wei Y, Gibbs JO, Reda DJ, McCarthy M,Fitzgibbons RJ, Barkun JS A Clinician's Guide to PatientSelection for Watchful Waiting Management of InguinalHernia 
    253(3), p. 605-10 2011
  • Surgical Endoscopy
    Gupta PK, Natarajan B, Pallati PK, Gupta H, Sainath J,Fitzgibbons RJ Jr. Outcomes after LaparoscopicAdrenalectomy
    25(3), p. 784-94 2011
  • J Am Coll Surg
    Itani K, Fitzgibbon R, Awad S, Duh Q, Ferzli GManagement of recurrent inguinal hernias
    209(5), p. 653-8 2009
  • Surg Endosc
    Stadlhuber R, Sherif A, Mittal S, Fitzgibbons R, Brunt M,Hunter J, DeMeester T, Swanstrom L, Smith C, Filipi CMesh Complications after Prosthetic Reinforcement ofHiatal Closure - A 28 Case Series
    23(6), p. 1219-26 2009
  • Hernia
    Turaga K, Wright A, Lee R, Dias WP, Destache C, ChristianR, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr Is there a future for cyclo-oxygenase II(cox-2) inhibitors in outpatient hernia surgery? Arandomized trial on the peri-operative use of rofecoxib
    12(5), p. 515-9 2008
  • General Surgery News
    Fitzgibbons R, Bellows C, Frank M, ItaniK,Scott B, VoellerG The use of Biological materials for hernia Repair
    35(3), p. 45-48 2008
  • Surg Clin N Am
    Turaga KK, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Puri V Inguinal Hernias:Should We Repair? 
    88, p. 127-138 2008
  • Audio Digest
    Fitzgibbons RJ Laparoscopic Surgery forGastroesophageal Reflux disease and ParaesophagealHernias 
    55(4) 2008
  • Am J Surg
    Thompson, Gibbs J, Reda D, McCarthy M, Wei Y, Giobbie-Hurder A, Fitzgibbons, Jr R Does Delaying Repair of anAsymptomatic HerniaDoes Delaying Repair of an Asymptomatic Hernia Have aPenalty?
    195(1), p. 89-93 2008
  • Am J Surg
    Matthews RD, Anthony T, Kim LT, Wang J, Fitzgibbons RJJr, Giobbie-Hurder A, Reda DJ, Itani KM, Neumayer LA;Veterans Affairs Cooperative 456 Studies ProgramInvestigators Factors Associated with Post-operativeComplications and Hernia Recurrence for Patientsundergoing Inguinal hernia Repair
    194(5), p. 611-7 2007
  • Hernia
    Puri V, Bertellotti RP, Garg N, Fitzgibbons RJ.Intramesosigmoid hernia: a rare type of congenitalinternal hernia
    11(5), p. 463-5 2007
  • J Am Coll Surg
    Gibbs J, Giobbie-Hurder A, Edelman P, McCarthy Jr M,Fitzgibbons Jr R Does Delay of Hernia Repair in MinimallySymptomatic Men Burden the Patient’s Family?
    205(3), p. 409-12 2007
  • Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
    Puri V, Lee RW, Amirlak BA, Lanspa SJ, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr.Bouveret syndrome and gallstone ileus
    17(4), p. 328-30 2007
  • Surg Endosc
    Puri V, Felix E, Fitzgibbons R Laparoscopic Inguinal HerniaRepair Vs. Convetional Tension-Free: ConsensusStatement from the 2005 Sages Debate
    20(12), p. 1809-1816 2006
  • J Am Coll Surg
    StroupeKT, Manheim LM, Luo P, Giobbie-Hurder A, HynesDM, Jonasson O, Reda DJ, Gibbs JO, Dunlop D,Fitzgibbons RJ Tension Free Repair versus WatchfulWaiting for Men with Asymptomatic or MinimallySymptomatic Inguinal Hernias: a cost effectivenessanalysis
    203(4), p. 458-68 2006
  • J Am Coll Surg
    Hynes DM, Stroupe KT, Luo P, Giobbie-Hurder A, Reda D,Kraft M, Itani K, Fitzgibbons R, Jonasson O, Neumayer L.An Economic Analysis of Outpatient Laparoscopic VersusOpen Mesh Hernia Repair: Results from the VeteransAffairs Cooperative Study
    203(4), p. 447-57 2006
  • Sages Grand Round Series
    Fitzgibbons RJ, Ramshaw B,Brunt M Inguinal HerniaRepair
    Episode V 2006
  • The American Surgeon
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Puri V. Laparoscopic Inguinal HerniaRepair
    72(3), p. 197-206 2006
  • American Journal of Surgery
    Mohiuddin K, Nizami S, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Watson P,Memon B, Memon MA. Predicting Iatrogenic GallBladder Perforation During LaparoscopicCholecystectomy: A Multivariate Logistic RegressionAnalysis Of Risk Factors
    76(3), p. 130-2 2006
  • Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
    Turaga KK, Amirlak B, Davis RE, Yousef K, Richards A,Fitzgibbons RJ Jr Cholangitis after coil embolization of aniatrogenic hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm: an unusualcase report
    16(1), p. 36-8 2006
  • JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Giobbie-Hurder A, Gibbs JO, Dunlop DD,Reda DJ, McCarthy M Jr, Neumayer LA, Barkun JS, HoehnJL, Murphy JT, Sarosi GA Jr, Syme WC, Thompson et alWatchful waiting vs repair of inguinal hernia in minimallysymptomatic men: a randomized clinical trialInguinal Hernia in Asymptomatic or MinimallySymptomatic Men
    18; 295(3), p. 328-9 2006
  • Audio Digest
    Fitzgibbons RJ Hernia Management
    52, p. 24 2005
  • Ann Surg
    Neumayer LA, Gawande AA, Wang J, Giobbie-Hurder A,Itani KM, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Reda D, Jonasson O; CSP #456Investigators Proficiency of surgeons in inguinal herniarepair: effect of experience and age
    242(3), p. 344-8; Discussion 348-52 2005
  • Contemporary Surgery
    Neumayer L, Bendavid R, Duh Q,Fitzgibbons R ManagingUnique Needs in Inguina Hernia Repair 
    61(8), p. 384-389 2005
  • J Am Coll Surg
    McCarthy M Jr, Jonasson O, Chang CH, Pickard AS,Giobbie-Hurder A, Gibbs J, Edelman P, Fitzgibbons R,Neumayer L Assessment of patient functional status aftersurgery.
    201(2), p. 171-8 2005
  • J Am Coll Surg
    McCarthy M Jr, Chang CH, Pickard AS, Giobbie-Hurder A,Price DD, Jonasson O, Gibbs J, Fitzgibbons R, Neumayer L.Visual analog scales for assessing surgical pain. 
    201(2), p. 245-52 2005
  • Contemporary Surgery
    Neumayer L, Bendavid R, Duh Q,Fitzgibbons R MeshRepair of Inguinal hernia: Is Open Better Than Lap?
    61(7), p. 332-338 2005
  • J Am Coll Surg
    Awad ZT, Puri V, Leblanc K, Stoppa R, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr,Iqbal A, Filipi CJ Mechanisms of ventral hernia recurrenceafter mesh repair and a new proposed classification
    201(1), p. 132-40 2005
  • General Surgery News
    Amid PK, Arregui MA, Fitzgibbons R, Neumayer L,Ramshaw BJ, Rutkow IM Inguinal Hernia Repair
    32(1), p. 11-14 2005
  • J Coll Physicians Surg Pak
    Memon MA, Fitzgibbons RJ Hand-assisted laparoscopicsurgery for colorectal malignanciesHand-assisted laparoscopic surgery for colorectalmalignancies
    14(9), p. 566-9 2004
  • N Engl J Med
    Leigh Neumayer, M.D., Anita Giobbie-Hurder, M.S., OlgaJonasson, M.D., Robert Fitzgibbons, Jr., M.D.,et al. Forthe CSP #456 Investigators Open Mesh versusLaparoscopic Mesh Repair of Inguinal Hernia
    29: 350(18), p. 1819-27 2004
  • Annals of Surgery
    EU Hernia Trialists Collaboration Repair of Groin Herniawith Systemic Mesh: Meta-analysis of randomizedcontrolled trials
    235(3), p. 322-332 2003
  • Rev Prat (La Revue Du Praticien)
    Fingerhut A, Fitzgibbons RJ Is it always necessary tooperate on inguinal hernias? 
    53(15), p. 1660-1 2003
  • Asian Journal of Endoscopy
    Fitzgibbons Jr. R.J., R. Lee. Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhapy.
    In Press 2003
  • J Am Coll Surg
    Fitzgibbons RJ, Jonasson O, Gibbs J, Dunlop DD,Henderson W, Reda D, Giobbie-Hurder A, McCarthy M.The Development of a Clinical Trial to Determine ifWatchful Waiting is an Acceptable Alternative to RoutineHerniorrhaphy for Patients with Minimal or No HerniaSymptoms
    196(5), p. 737-42 2003
  • J Am Coll Surg
    Neumayer L, Jonasson O, Fitzgibbons Jr R,Reda D, Gibbs J,Hatton-Ward S, Tension-Free Inguinal Hernia Repair:Comparison of Open and Laparoscopic SurgicalTechniques Study Design
    196(5), p. 743-52 2003
  • J Am Coll Surg
    Fitzgibbons, RJ, O. Jonasson, J. Gibbs, DD. Dunlop, W. Henderson, D. Reda, A. Giobbie-Hurder, M. McCarthy. The Development of a Clinical Trial to Determine if Watchful Waiting is an Acceptable Alternative to Routine Herniorrhaphy for Patients with Minimal or No Hernia Symptoms
    196(5), p. 737-42 2003
  • J Am Coll Surg
    Neumayer L., O. Jonasson, R.J. Fitzgibbons Jr., D. Reda, J. Gibbs, S. Hatton-Ward. Tension-Free Inguinal Hernia Repair: Comparison of Open and Laparoscopic Surgical Techniques Study Design.
    196(5), p. 743-52 2003
  • Am J Clin Oncol
    Markovic S, Suman VJ, Dalton RJ, Woods JE, FitzgibbonsRJ Jr, Wold LE, Buckner JC, Kugler JW, Mailliard JA, et alRandomized, placebo-controlled, phase III surgicaladjuvant clinical trial of megestrol acetate (Megace) inselected patients with malignant melanoma
    25(6), p. 552-6 2002
  • Not Applicable
    Marsh RE, Filipi CJ, Tercero F: Sliding Hiatal Hernia. Hernia. Fitzgibbons RJ, Greenburg AG (ed) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2002
    Chapter 41, p. pp. 479-492 2002
  • Annals of Surgery
    EU Hernia Trialists Collaboration Repair of Groin Hernia with Systemic Mesh: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Vol 235, No. 3, p. 322-332 2002
  • American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr., Gersch K Combined LaparoscopicParastomal and Ventral Hernia Repair using ExpandedPolytetrafluoroethylene(e-PTFE) 2001
  • World Journal of Surgery
    Fitzgibbons, Jr RJ, Gardner, GC* The LaparoscopicSurgeon and the Common Bile Duct
    25(10), p. 1317-1324 2001
  • Fifth Edition Nyhus and Condon: Hernia
    The Transabdominal Preperitoneal Laparoscopic Herniorrhaphy, p. 255-268 2001
  • World Journal of Surgery
    Fitzgibbons, Jr RJ, Gardner, GC*The Laparoscopic Surgeon and the Common Bile Duct
    25;10, p. 1317-1324 2001
  • Fifth Edition Nyhus and Condon: Hernia
    Wight AJ*, Gardner G*, Fitzgibbons RJ Bassini and Its Variants, p. 105-111 2001
  • Book
    Muhammed Ashraf Memon, Robert J Fitzgibbons, Jr., Carol Scott-Conner Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair: Transabdominal Preperitoneal (TAPP) And Totally Extraperitoneal (TEP) Repairs, p. 771-779 2001
  • J Trauma
    Davis RE*, Mittal SK*, Perdikis G*, Richards AT,Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Traumatic Hyperextension/Hyperflexionof the Lumbar Vertebrae with Entrapment andStrangulation of Small Bowel: A Case Report
    49(5), p. 958-9 2000
  • Surg Endosc
    Archer SB, Sims MM, Giklich R, Traverso B, Laycock B,Wolfe BM, Apfelgren KN, Fitzgibbons RJ, Hunter JGOutcomes assessment and minimally invasivesurgery.Historical perspective and future directions.
    14(10), p. 883-90 2000
  • Current Issues in Inguinal Herniorrhaphy
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Amid PK,Bendavid R, McKernan,Murphy JW Surgery Roundtable: Current Issues inInguinal Herniorrhaphy 2000
  • British Journal of Surgery
    Collaboration EH Mesh compared with non-meshmethods of open groin hernia repair: systematic reviewof randomized controlled trials.
    87(7), p. 854-9 2000
  • British Journal of Surgery
    Collaboration EH Laparoscopic compared with openmethods of groin hernia repair: systematic review ofrandomized controlled trials.
    87(7), p. 860-7 2000
  • JSLS
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ The reflections of an early innovator inthe field of laparoscopic surgery.
    4(1), p. 1-4 2000
  • Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol
    Tyndall SH, Memon MA*, Lund RJ*, Beck D, Fessenden J,Stegman MR,Fitzgibbons RJ JrFitzgibbons RJ Jr The effect of theanastomotic size on gastric emptying afterhemigastrectomy with Billroth II reconstruction
    11(12), p. 1359-64 1999
  • Hernia
    Mittal SK*, C.J. Filipi, P.I. Anderson, S.J. Fenton, J.E.Cummings2, D. Cornet3, T.H. Quinn4, and R.J. FitzgibbonsJr Additional mechanisms of hiatal hernia recurrence andits prevention
    3, p. 215-220 1999
  • Surg Endosc
    EU Hernia Trialists Collaboration Overview of randomizedtrials of inguinal hernia repair – a European UnionConcerted Action
    13(10), p. 1030-1 1999
  • Surg Endosc
    Memon MA*, Deeik RK, Maffi TR, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr Theoutcome of unretrieved gallstones in the peritonealcavity during laparoscopiccholecystectomy. A prospective analysis.
    13(9), p. 848-57 1999
  • Surg Endosc
    Memon MA*, Feliu X, Sallent EF, Camps J, Fitzgibbons RJJr Laparoscopic repair of recurrent hernias.
    13(8), p. 807-10 1999
  • Hernia
    Mittal S*, Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et al AdditionalMechanisms of Hiatal Hernia Recurrence and ItsPrevention
    3, p. 215-220 1999
  • Abdominal Surgery
    Deeik RK*, Fitzgibbons Jr., RJ, Sims K: EosinophilicCholecystitis: Three Distinct Disease Processes, p. 2-5 1998
  • Surgery
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr,Deeik RK, Martinez-Serna T Eight Years’Experience with the use of a Transcystic Common BileDuct Duodenal Double-Lumen Catheter for theTreatment of Choledocholithiasis
    124(4), p. 699-705 1998
  • J Clinical Oncology
    O’Connell M, Nagorney D, Bernath A, Schroeder G,Fitzgibbons Jr. RJ, Mailliard J, et al Sequential IntrahepaticFluorodeoxyuridine and Systemic Fluorouracil PlusLeucovorin for the Treatment of Metastatic ColorectalCancer Confined to the Liver 
    16(7), p. 2528-2533 1998
  • Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques
    Memon MA*, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr Hand-AssistedLaparoscopic Surery (HALS): A Useful Technique forComplex Laparoscopic Abdominal Procedures
    8(3), p. 143-50 1998
  • Filipi CJ, Champion JK, McKernan, B, Swanstrom L, DeeikRK, Howe Z, Fitzgibbons Jr., RJ The Mini-Invasive SurgicalTreatment of the Short Esophagus During Anti-RefluxSurgery 1998
  • J Clinical Oncology
    O’Connell M,Laurie J,Kahn M,Fitzgibbons Jr. RJ, et alProspectively Randomized Trial of PostoperativeAdjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients with High-Risk ColonCancer
    16(1), p. 295-300 1998
  • Acta Oncol
    Zeig DA*, Memon MA*, Kennedy DR*, Woodward SA*,Fitzgibbons RJ Jr Leiomyosarcoma of the Gallbladder – ACase Report and Review of the Literature
    37(2), p. 212-214 1998
  • Contemporary Surgery
    Fitzgibbons, Jr RJ “Symposium: Operative Repair ofInguinal Hernias”. Roundtable Discussion forContemporary Surgery(1996 October)
    51(6), p. 387-397 1997
  • Surgical Clinics of North America
    Memon MA*, Fitzgibbons, JR.,RJ The Role of MinimalAccess Surgery in the Acute Abdomen” 
    77(6), p. 1333-1353 1997
  • Surg Endosc
    Filipi CJ, Perdikis G, Hinder RA, DeMeester TR, FitzgibbonsJr RJ, Peters J An intraluminal surgical approach to themanagement of gastric bezoars
    9(7), p. 831-833 1997
  • Surgical Endoscopy
    Ryberg AA*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Tseng A*, Maffi T, Burr LJ,Doris P Abnormal cholangiograms during laparoscopiccholecystectomy: Is treatment always necessary?
    11(5), p. 456-459 1997
  • Annals of Surgery
    Lowham AS*, Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Stoppa R, WantzGE, Felix EL, Crafton WB Mechanisms of herniarecurrence after preperitoneal mesh repair: Traditionaland laparoscopic
    225(4), p. 422-431 1997
  • J Soc Laparoendosc Surgery
    Memon MA*, Fitzgibbons, Jr., RJ Spontaneous erosion ofa lost intra-abdominal gallstone through the back eightmonths following laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    1(2), p. 153-157 1997
  • Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques
    Hackett, TR, Memon, MA*, Fitzgibbons, Jr., RJ, Mixter, CGLaparoscopic resection     of heterotopic gastric pancreatictissue
    7(5), p. 307-312 1997
  • American College of Surgeons
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr Preperitoneal Laparoscopic InguinalHerniorrhaphy 1997
  • Surg Endosc
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Tseng A*, Wang H, Ryberg AA*, NguyenN*, Sims KL Acute Cholecystitis: Does the clinicaldiagnosis correlate with the pathological diagnosis?
    10(12), p. 1180-1184 1996
  • Am J Gastroenterol
    Lynch HT, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Surgery, Desmoid Tumors andFPA: Case report and literature review
    91(12), p. 2598-2601 1996
  • Surg Endosc
    Filipi CJ, Gaston-Johansson F, McBride, PJ, Murayama K,Gerhardt J, Cornet DA, Lund RJ, Hirai D, Graham R, Patil K,Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Gaines R An assessment of pain andreturn to normal activity: Laparoscopic herniorrhaphy vsopen tension-free Lichtenstein repair 
    10(10, p. 983-986 1996
  • Cancer
    Pisansky TM, Loprinzi CL, Cha SS, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et al Apilot evaluation of alternating preoperativechemotherapy in the management of patients withlocoregionally advanced breast carcinoma 
    77(12), p. 2520-8 1996
  • Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
    Broughton II G*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Geiss RW, Adrian TE,Anthone G Intravenous chenodeoxycholate preventscalcium bilirubinate gallstones during total parenteralnutrition in the prairie dog 
    20(3), p. 187-193 1996
  • Practical Gastroenterology
    Tseng A*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ The role of laparoscopy inhepato-biliary disease
    20(4), p. 23-38 1996
  • J Clinical Oncology
    Wiesenfeld M, O'Connell MJ, Wieand, HS, Pazdur R,Donohue JH, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et al Cntrolled clinical trialof interferon-y as postoperative surgical adjuvant therapyfor colon cancer
    13(9), p. 2324-2329 1995
  • Euro J Cancer
    Lynch HT, Smyrk T, Lynch J, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Lanspa S,McGinn T Update on the differential diagnosis,surveillance and management of HNPCC
    31A(7/8), p. 1039-1046 1995
  • J Clinical Oncology
    Donohue JH, Williams S, Cha S, Windschitl HE, Witzig TE,Nelson H, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Wieand HS, Moertell CGPerioperative blood transfusions do not affect thedisease recurrence of patients undergoing curativeresection of colorectal carcinoma
    13(7), p. 1671-1678 1995
  • Arch Surg
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Ryberg A, Ulualp KM, Nguyen NX, et alAn alternative technique for management ofcholedocholithiasis found at laparoscopiccholecystectomy
    130(6), p. 638-642 1995
  • Surg Endosc
    Phillips EH, Arregui M, Carroll BJ, Corbitt J, Crafton WB,Fallas MJ, Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et al Incidence ofcomplications following laparoscopic hernioplasty
    9(1), p. 16-21 1995
  • International Surgery
    Camps J*, Nguyen N*, Annibali R*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJLaparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy: Thetransabdominal techniques 
    80(1), p. 18-25 1995
  • Surg Endosc
    Phillips EH, Rosenthal R, Falls M, Carroll B, Arregui M,Corbitt J, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et al Reasons for earlyrecurrence following laparoscopic hernioplasty 
    9(2), p. 140-145 1995
  • Ann Surg
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Camps J, Cornet DA, Nguyen NX, LitkeBS, Annibal R, Salerno GM Laparoscopic inguinal hernia:Results of a multi-center trial
    221(1), p. 3-13 1995
  • J Clinical Anatomy
    Quinn TH, Annibali R*, Dalley AF, Fitzgibbons Jr RJDissection of the anterior abdominal wall and the deepinguinal region from a laparoscopic perspective
    8(4), p. 245-251 1995
  • Surgical Endoscopy
    Tetik C*, Arregui ME, Dulucq JL, Fitzgibbons RJ, FranklinME, McKernan JB, Rosin RD, Schultz LS, Toy FKComplications and recurrences associated withlaparoscopic repair of groin hernias. A multi-institutionalretrospective analysis
    8(11), p. 1316-1322 1994
  • Annibali R*, Quinn T, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Inguinal anatomyfor laparoscopic hernia repair 1994
  • Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
    Lynch HT, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Chong S, Cavalieri J, Lynch J,Patel S, Wallace F Use of doxorubicin and dacarbazine forthe management of unresectable intra-abdominaldesmoid tumors in Gardner's syndrome 
    37(3), p. 260-267 1994
  • Annales Chirurgiae et Gynacologiae
    Nguyen N*, Camps J*, Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr RJLaparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy
    83(2), p. 109-116 1994
  • Ann Surg
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Salerno GM*, Filipi CJ, Hunter W,Watson P A laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay meshtechnique for the repair of an indirect inguinal hernia
    219(2), p. 144-156 1994
  • World J Surg
    Lynch HT, Lynch J, Conway T, Watson P, Feunteun J,Lenoir G, Narod T, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Hereditary breastcancer (HBC) and family cancer syndromes 
    18(1), p. 21-31 1994
  • Surg Laparosc Endosc
    Unger SW, Olsen DO, Nagy A, Zucker KA, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ,et al Laparoscopic surgery: Surgical education in thePeoples Republic of China
    4(4), p. 277-283 1994
  • Surg Endosc
    MacFayden BM, Arregui M, Corbitt Jr J, Filipi CJ,Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et al Complications of laparoscopicherniorrhaphy
    7(3), p. 155-158 1993
  • Am J Surg
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Annibali R*, Litke BS Gallbladder andgallstone removal, open versus closed laparoscopy, andpneumoperitoneum 
    165(4), p. 497-504 1993
  • Surg Laparosc Endosc
    Hart RO*, Tamadon A*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Fleming A Openlaparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnancy 
    3(1), p. 13-16 1993
  • Hinder RA, Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Laparoscopic Nissenfundoplication 1993
  • Surg Endosc(Resident's Corner)
    Smith L, Sackier J, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Olsen D, Wolfe BAdvances in Laparoscopic Surgery
    6, p. 205-210 1993
  • Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
    Falk PM*, Beart Jr RW, Wexner SD, Thorson AC, JagelmanDG, Lavery IC, Johansen OB, Fitzgibbons Jr RJLaparoscopic Colectomy: A critical appraisal 
    36(1), p. 28-34 1993
  • Surgical Clinics of North America
    Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Salerno GM*, Hart ROLaparoscopic herniorrhaphy 
    72(5), p. 1109-1124 1992
  • Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et al Laparoscopic Repair of IndirectInguinal Hernia: Onlay Mesh Technique  1992
  • Video Review Surg
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr,Hart RO*, Filipi CJ, Salerno GM Openlaparoscopy for laparoscopic herniorrhaphy
    9(4), p. 31-39 1992
  • Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Hunter JG, Soper NJ Amechanism of common bile duct injury unique tolaparoscopic cholecystectomy 1992
  • Fitzgibbons RJ Jr Patient Education for LaparoscopicCholecystectomy. Video Perspectives in SurgicalLaparoscopy 1992
  • Fitzgibbons RJ Jr Open Laparoscopy. Video Perspectivesin Surgical Laparoscopy 1992
  • Surg Gyne & Obste
    Galandiuk S, Wieand H, Moertel C, Cha S, Fitzgibbons JrRJ, Pemberton J, Wolff B, Moertel J: Patterns ofrecurrence following curative resection of colorectalcarcinoma.
    174(1), p. 27-32 1992
  • Surgery Annual
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Salerno GM*, Filipi CJ Therapeuticlaparoscopy in general surgery
    24(2), p. 1-24 1992
  • Surg Laparosc Endosc
    Welch NT*, Hinder RA, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Gallstones in theperitoneal cavity: A clinical and experimental study 
    1(4), p. 246-247 1991
  • Surg Laparosc Endosc
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Schmid S*, Santoscopy R*, et al Openlaparoscopy for laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    1(4), p. 216-222 1991
  • Welch NT*, Hinder RA, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ: Dealing withproblems during laparoscopic cholecystectomy 1991
  • Surg Laparosc Endosc
    Welch NT*, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Hinder RA: Beware of theporcelain gallbladder during laparoscopic surgery
    1(3), p. 202-205 1991
  • Contemporary Surgery
    Gadacz TR, Zucler LA, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Reddick EG,Kirshenbaum G, Petelin JP Symposium: LaparoscopicCholecystectomy
    38, p. 69-71 1991
  • Nebraska Medical Journal
    Frank A, Dunnington GL, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ ConservativeSurgery and irradiation for Early Breast Cancer in theOlder Woman
    76(9), p. 297-306 1991
  • Surgery Annual
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Lynch HT, Salerno GM Hereditary ColonCancer Syndromes 
    23, p. 111-132 1991
  • Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A
    Broughton G, Tseng A, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Tyndall S,Stanislav G, Rongone EL The Prevention of Cholelithiasiswith Infused Sodium Chenodeoxycholate in the PrairieDog (Cynomys Ludovicianus)
    99(4), p. 609-613 1991
  • Surg Laparosc Endosc
    Welch NT*, Hinder RA, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ LaparoscopicIncidental Appendectomy 
    1(2), p. 116-118 1991
  • Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Hinder RA, Fitzgibbons Sr RJ TechnicalConsiderations in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy 1990
  • Surgical Clinics of North America
    Lynch HT, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Lynch JF Heterogeneity andNatural History of Hereditary Breast Cancer: SurgicalImplications
    70(4), p. 753-774 1990
  • Arch Surg
    Martin JK, O'Connell MJ, Wieand HS, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, etal Intra-arterial floxuridine vs systemic fluorouracil forhepatic metastases from colorectal cancer. A randomizedtrial. 
    125(8), p. 1022-1027 1990
  • Arch Surg
    Beart RW, Moertel CG, Wieand HS, Leigh JE, WindschitlHE, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et al Adjuvant Therapy forResectable Colorectal Carcinoma with FluorouracilAdministered by Protal Vein Infusion
    125(7), p. 897-901 1990
  • Nebraska Medical Journal
    Lynch HT, Fitzsimmons ML, McClellan J, Lanspa SJ,Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Smyrk TC, Lynch J Familial PancreaticCancer (Part II): Surveillance, Diagnostic Tests andSurgical Strategies
    75(6), p. 130-133 1990
  • Adjuvant Therapy of Cancer
    Foley FJ, Moertel CG, Laurie J, Beart R, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ,et al A new era of effective therapy for colorectal cancer, p. 425-434 1990
  • Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology
    Broughton G II, Tseng A, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Fishkin AF,Rongone EL The Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis forBiliary Lipids in the Prairie Dog (Cynomys Ludovicianus
    97(3), p. 521-526 1990
  • Arch Surg
    Beart RW Jr, Moertel CG, Wieand HS, Leigh JE, WindschitlHE, van Heerden JA, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et al AdjuvantTherapy for Resectable Colorectal Carcinoma withFluorouracil Administered by Portal Vein Infusion 
    125, p. 897-901 1990
  • Infections in Surgery
    Rothberg M, Klingman R, Montag M, Redland R,Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Fournier's Syndrome: An Unusual CasePresentation
    8(9), p. 325 1989
  • Nebraska Medical Journal
    Lynch HT, Lanspa SJ, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Smyrk T,Fitzsimmons ML, McClellan J Familial Pancreatic Cancer(Part I): Genetic and Pathology Review
    74(5), p. 109-112 1989
  • Cancer
    Ingle JN, Everson LK, Wieand HS, Cullinan SA, Wold LE,Hagen JB, Martin JK, Krook JE, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et alRandomized Trial to Evaluate the Addition of Tamoxifento Cyclophosphamide, 5-flourouracil, PrednosoneAdjuvant Therapy in Premenopausal Women with NodePositive Breast Cancer 
    63(7), p. 1257-1264 1989
  • Surgery Annual
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Anthone G, Tseng T, Stanislav GV, BaileyRT Jr, Rongone EL Alternatives to Conventional SurgicalTherapy for Calculus Biliary Tract Disease
    21, p. 237-62 1989
  • Nebraska Medical Journal
    Lynch HT, Boman B, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Lanspa SJ, Smyrk TCHereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer: A Challenge forthe Clinician 
    74, p. 2-7 1989
  • Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
    Lynch HT, Conway T, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Schrieman J,Watson P, Marcus J, Fitzsimmons ML, Lynch JF Age ofOnset heterogeniety in hereditary Breast Cancer:Minimal Clues for Diagnosis
    12(13), p. 275-285 1988
  • Nebraska Medical Journal
    Lynch HT, Bowman BM, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ FamilialPolyposis Coli: Genetics, Surveillance and Treatment, p. 329-334 1988
  • Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Hinder RA Surgical Approach Throughthe Follor of the Mouth for a Six CentimeterSubmandibular Neck Mass 1988
  • Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
    Lynch HT, Watson P, Lanspa SJ, Marcus J, Smyrk T,Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Kriegler M, Lynch JF Natural History ofColorectal Cancer in Hereditary Nonpyloposis Colorectalcancer (Lynch Syndromes I & II)
    31, p. 439-444 1988
  • Disease of the Colon and Rectum
    Lynch HT, Watson P, Kriegler M, Lynch JF, Lanspa SJ,Marcus J, Smyrk T, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Cristofaro GDifferential Diagnosis of Hereditary NonpolyposisColorectal Cancer (Lynch Syndrome I and LynchSyndrome II)
    31(5), p. 372-377 1988
  • Nebraska Medical Journal
    Lynch HT, Conway T, Schreiman J, Watson P, FitzgibbonsJr RJ Extremely Early Onset Hereditary Breast Cancer(HBC): Surveillance/Management Implications
    73(4), p. 97-100 1988
  • Contemporary Surgery
    Klingman Jr R*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Rothberg M Diagnosis ofPancreatic Cancer 
    32, p. 75-80 1988
  • Prog Clin Biol Res
    Lynch HT, Watson P, Lanspa S, Marcus J, Smyrk T,Fitzgibbons R Jr, Cristofaro G, Kriegler M, Lynch J Clinicalnuances of Lynch syndromes I and II
    279, p. 177-88 1988
  • Basic and Clinical Perspectives of Colorectal Polyps and Cancer
    Lynch HT, Watson P, Lanspa SJ, Marcus J, Smyrk T,Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Cristofaro G, Kriegler M, Lynch J ClinicalNuances of Lynch Syndromes I & II
    279, p. 177-188 1988
  • Hospital Physician
    Klingman Jr R*, Massop D*, Fitzgibbons JrRJEctopic Liver of the Gallbladder
    23(12), p. 59-60 1987
  • Arch Surg
    Stanislav GV*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Bailey RT, Mailliard JA,Johnson PS Reliability of Implantable Central VenousAccess Devices in Patients with Cancer
    122(11), p. 1280-1283 1987
  • Cancer Genet Cytogenet
    Lynch HT, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Lanspa SJ, Marcus JN, LynchJF, Kopelovich L Familial Polyposis Coli andNeurofibromatosis in the Same Patient: A Family Study
    28(2), p. 245-251 1987
  • Ann Surg
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Lynch HT, Stanislav G, Watson PA,Lanspa SJ, Marcus JN, Smyrk T, Kriegler MD, Lynch JFRecognition and Treatment of Patients with HereditaryNonpolyposis Colon Cancer (Lynch Syndromes I & II)
    206(3), p. 289-295 1987
  • SG&O
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Schmitz GD, Bailey Jr RT A SimpleTechnique for Constructing a Loop Enterostomy WhichAllows for Immediate Placement of an Ostomy Appliance
    164(1), p. 78-80 1987
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Bulletin
    Bierman MH, Kasperbauer J, Kusek A, Hammeke MD,Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Egan JD Peritoneal Catheter Survivaland Complications in End Stage Renal Disease, p. 229-233 1985
  • Disease of the Colon and Rectum
    Lynch HT, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Marcus J, McGill J, VoorheesGJ, Lynch FP Colorectal Cancer in a Nuclear Family:Familial or Hereditary? 
    28(5), p. 310-316 1985
  • Cancer Drug Delivery
    Albano WA, Durr M, Gutierrez AR, McGill J, Campbell A,Mailliard JA, Johnson PS, Dvorak AD, Lynch HT,Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Hepatic artery infusion: Surgicalapproach
    1(3), p. 212-226 1984
  • Chest
    Angelilo VA, O'Donohue Jr WJ, Campbell JC, Hurley J,Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Gastrobrochial fistual secondary to asubphrenic abscess
    84(1), p. 85-86 1983
  • Gastroenterology
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Nugent F, Ellis FH, Braasch JW, Unusualthoracoabdominal duplication associated withpancreaticopleural fistual
    79(2), p. 344-347 1980
  • Am J Surg
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Harkrider Jr WW, Cohn Jr I Review ofAbdominoperineal resections for cancer
    134(5), p. 624-629 1977
  • Mini-invasive Surgery Journal
    Mc Bee PJ /Fitzgibbons R, The Current Status of Watchful Waiting for Inguinal Hernia Management: A Review of Clinical Evidence Accepted in Mini-invasive Surgery (MIS, Online ISSN: 2574-1225, https://misjournal.net/), Accepted for publication -0001
  • Video Atlas of Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery
    3) Carlson M,Fitzgibbons, RJ, , 3) Carlson M,Fitzgibbons, RJ, Minimally Invasive Totally Extraperitoneal (TEP) Inguinal Hernia Repair In: Frantzides and Carlson M (eds.), Video Atlas of Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (2nd ed): Elsevier.com publisher -0001
  • Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, R. Lee. Laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy. Submitted to Asian Journal of Endoscopy
  • Arch Surg
    Beart RW, Moertel CG, Wieand HS, Leigh JE, WindschitlHE, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et al Adjuvant Therapy forResectable Colorectal Carcinoma with FluorouracilAdministered by Protal Vein Infusion
    125(7), p. 897-901
  • General Surgery News
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
    Fitzgibbons R + TBA Review of on Groin Hernia forprimary care physicians.
  • JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
    Fitzgibbons R + TBA Surgery Review of on Groin Hernia:Technical information of interest to Surgeons
  • Hernia
    Maarten Simons (coördinator) for the Working Group ofthe American Hernia Society and the European HerniaSociety International Guidelines for Treatment of GroinHernia
  • JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
    Justin P. Wagner, MD1,2, Alexander D. Schroeder,MD1,3, Juan C. Espinoza, MD1,4, Jonathan R. Hiatt,MD1,2, John D. Mellinger, MD5, Robert A. Cusick, MD1,6,Robert J. Fitzgibbons, MD1,3, Giampiero et al Asystematic, competency-based training paradigm forglobal outreach in Lichtenstein hernioplasty

Publications

  • Selected Readings in General Surgery
    Fitzgibbons RJ JrGuest Editor, Hernia Edition, Sept 2017 http://web2.facs.org/SRGS_Connect/wysk/wysk0917.cfm.
    43(4) 2017
  • Surg Endosc
    Neumayer L, Jonasson O, Fitzgibbons R; CSP #456Investigators. Laparoscopic hernia in the light of theVeterans Affairs Cooperative Study 456; more rigorousstudies are needed.Hernia in the light of the Veterans Affairs CooperativeStudy 456; more rigorous studies are needed.’’ SurgEndosc, 2005; 19: 1288–1289
    20-(7), p. 1144-5 2006
  • J Am Coll Surg
    Neumayer L, Fitzgibbons R Jr, Itani K, Jonasson O.Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
    200(4), p. 616-20 2005
  • Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
    Fitzgibbons RJ Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair 
    1:8(7S), p. 76A 2004
  • Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
    Fitzgibbons, RJ Inguinal Hernia Management: TheRationale for Watchful Waiting
    1;8(7S), p. 8A 2004
  • J Am Coll Surg
    Jonasson O, Fitzgibbons RJ, Neumayer LA. Reply to Letter
    197(4), p. 703 2003
  • Clinical Colorectal Cancer
    Henry T. Lynch, M.D.; Jane F. Lynch, B.S.N.; RobertFitzgibbons, Jr., M.D. Role of Prophylactic Colectomy inthe Lynch Syndrome Commentary on Scaife and Rodriguez-Bigas,Lynch Syndrome—Implications for the Surgeon
    3(2), p. 99-101 2003
  • Surg Endosc
    Aronoff R, Arregui M, Caushaj P, Coletta A, Duncan T,Felix TE, Fenoglio M, Filip C, Finley C, Fitzgibbons R, et alEthical issues in endoscopic surgery
    17(3), p. 522-3 2003
  • Surg Endosc
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr Laparoscopic herniorrhaphy(Concerning article by Knook(RSE99-112). Impact ofrandomized trials on the application of endoscopicinguinal hernia repair in the Netherlands)
    16(3), p. 545-6 2002
  • Minimally Invasive SurgeryAbdominal Surgery
    Fitzgibbons Jr., RJ Invited commentary :LaproscopicAppendectomy by Gotz/Pier Eichen, p. 308-309 2001
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), Washington, DC
    Tyndall, SH, Memon, MA*, Lund, R, Beck, D, Fessenden, J,Fitzgibbons Jr., RJ The effect of the anastomotic size ongastric emptying after hemigastrectomy with Bilroth IIreconstruction 1997
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Bournemouth, England
    Memon, MA*, Fitzgibbons Jr., RJ Laparoscopic sigmoidcolectomy using a manual assist laparoscopic cannula 1997
  • Midwest Student Research Forum
    Memon, MA*, Kennedy, DR*, Zeig, DA, Fitzgibbons Jr, RJGallbladder Cancer: Twenty year experience of a singleinstitution 1997
  • Surg Endosc
    Ryberg AA, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Ulualp K, Burr L, Doris PAbnormal cholangiograms during laparoscopiccholecystectomy: Is treatment always necessary? 
    10(2), p. 258 1996
  • Surg Endosc
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Tseng A, Wang H, Ryberg AA, Nguyen N,Sims KL Acute cholecystitis: Does the clinical diagnosiscorrelate with the pathological diagnosis? 
    10(2), p. 190 1996
  • Am J Gastroenterol
    Ryberg AA, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Ulualp K, Burr L Abnormalcholangiograms during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Istreatment always necessary?
    90(9), p. 1612 1995
  • Correspondence Society of Surgeons
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Biliary Dyskinesia. Invited response
    18(2), p. 3-4 1995
  • Clinical Anatomy
    Quinn TH, Annibali R*, Dalley AF, Fitzgibbons Jr RJDissection of the anterior abdominal wall and the deepinguinal region from a laparoscopic perspective
    8(2), p. 159 1995
  • Ann Surg
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Invited response, Letters to the Editor:Laparoscopic inguinal hernia: Results of a multi-centertrial 
    222(2), p. 213-214 1995
  • General Surgery and Laparoscopy News
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Invited response. Laparoscopic commonbile duct injury: Malpractice or accident?, p. 10 1994
  • Ann Surg
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Invited response to letter 1994
  • Annibali R*, Quinn T., Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Anatomy of theinguinal region and deep anterior abdominal wall fromthe laparoscopic surgeon's perspective 1993
  • Annibali R*, Quinn T., Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Nerve injury in thecourse of laparoscopic hernia repair: Introducing the"Triangle of Pain" 1993
  • Clinical Anatomy
    Annibali R*, Quinn TH, Fitzgibbons RJ Nerve injury in thecourse of laparoscopic hernia repair
    6, p. 370-371 1993
  • Annibali R*, Quinn T., Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Anatomy of theinguinal region and deep anterior abdominal wall fromthe laparoscopic surgeon's perspective: Critical areas forlaparoscopic hernia repair 1993
  • Clinical Anatomy
    Annibali R*, Quinn TH, Fitzgibbons RJ Anatomy of theinguinal region and deep anterior abdominal wall fromthe laparoscopic surgeon's perspectiver 
    6, p. 370 1993
  • Salerno GM*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Filipi CJ, Bohart A, et alLaparoscopic indirect inguinal hernia repair in the pigmodel  1992
  • Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: DifficultCases and Creative Solutions 1992
  • JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Hospital charges for open & laparoscopiccholecystectomy Invited response
    266(24), p. 3425-6 1991
  • JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Invitedresponse to letter
    266(2), p. 269 1991
  • Clin Res
    Broughton II G*, Novak G, Tseng A, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ,Rongone EL The Utility of Infused ChenodeoxycholateAcid for the Prevention of Total Parental NutritionassociatedCholestases 
    38(30), p. 903A 1990
  • Proc Am Soc Clin Onc
    Moertel CG, Loprinzi CL, Witzig TE, Wieand HS,Gonchoroff NJ, Reiman HM, Galandiuk S, Fitzgibbons JrRJ, Barlow JF, Donohue JH The Dilemma of Stage B-2Colon Cancer. Is Adjuvant Therapy Justified?  1990
  • Proc Am Soc Clin Onc
    O'Connell M, Mailliard J, Martin J, Nagorney D,Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et al A controlled trial of regional intraarterialFUDR versus systemic 5-FU for the treatment ofmetastatic colorectal cancer confined to the liver 
    8, p. 98 1989
  • Proc Am Soc Clin Onc
    Loprinzi CL, Hass AC, Schray MF, Reuter NF, Fitzgibbons JrRJ, et al Response of local-regionally advanced breastcancer (LRABC) to initial combination chemotherapy 
    8, p. 42 1989
  • Gastroenterology
    Lanspa SJ, Lynch HT, Smyrk T, Marcus J, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ,Kriegler M, Lynch J,     Watson P, Appelman H Multipleproximal adenomas with atypical features in     hereditarycolon cancer: A new syndrome?
    94(5), p. A250 1989
  • Clin Res
    Broughton II G*, Fishkin AF, Tseng A, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ,Ronge EL The Efficacy of Infused Chenodeoxycholate forthe Prevention of Cholesterol Gallstone Formation in thePrairie Dog
    37(4) 1989
  • FASEB
    Broughton II G*, Rongone EL, Fishkin AF, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ,Tseng A The Efficacy of Gallstones Dissolution by InfusedChenodeoxycholate in the Prairie Dog
    2, p. 1644 1988
  • Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy
    Stanislav GV*, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Bailey Jr RT, Mailliard JA,Johnson PS Longevity and complications of centralvenous access devices in cancer patients
    21, p. 17A 1987
  • Proc Am Soc Clin Onc
    Everson LK, Ingle JN, Wieand HS, Martin JK, Votava RG,Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, et al Randomized trial of adjuvanttherapy with cyclophosphamide (C), 5-Fluorouracil (F),prednisone (P) with or without tamoxifen (T) followingmastectomy in premenopausal women with nodepositive breast cancer.  1986
  • Proc Am Soc Clin Onc
    Mailliard J, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Johnson PS, Albano WAHepatic artery infusion chemotherapy (HAI): Patientselection, determination of response, and complications 
    4 1985
  • Clinical Pharmacy Letter
    Dworzack DL, Bartelt MA, Bailey Jr RT, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ,Reich JW, Picetti III GD Origins of Aztreonam Resistance
    4, p. 23 1985
  • Clinical Pharmacy Letter
    Dworzack DL, Bartelt MA, Bailey Jr RT, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ,Reich JW, Picetti III GD Emergence of resistance toAztreonam
    3, p. 467-470 1984
  • Combined Laparoscopic parastomal and ventral hernia repair using expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE). Videotape, American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress October 2001.
  • Proc Am Soc Clin Onc
    Lynch H, Salerno G*, Watson P, Conway T, Lynch J, BottiC, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Egelston T "Age of Onset and SurvivalCharacteristics of Hereditary Breast Cancer"
  • S.J. Lanspa, H.T. Lynch, R.J. Fitzgibbons, Jr. Preventivemanagement of HNPCC vs. Prophylactic Surgery 
  • Secla Endosurgery
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr Laparoscopic Herniorrhaphy for Patientswith Recurrent Inguinal Hernias Following EndoscopicInguinal Hernia Repairs

Editing and Reviews

  • Hernia
    Miserez M, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Montgomery A, Novitsky Y. Farewell from the Hernia Editorial Team. Hernia. doi: 10.1007/s10029-018-1810-4. Epub 2018 Oct 10.
    22(6), p. 897-898 2018
  • Hernia
    DeBord J, Novitsky Y, Fitzgibbons R, Miserez M, Montgomery A.  SSI, SSO, SSE, SSOPI: the elusive language of complications in hernia surgery. Hernia. doi: 10.1007/s10029-018-1813-1. Epub 2018 Sep 10.
    22(5), p. 737-738 2018
  • Hernia
    Guest Editor, Hernia section - Selected Readings in General Surgery                                                                                                         
    43(4) 2017
  • Hernia
    Miserez M, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Schumpelick V. Herniasurgery and contamination: biological mesh and nothingelse?
    17(1), p. 1 2013
  • Hernia
    Miserez M, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Schumpelick V. Metaanalysesof lightweight versus conventional(heavyweight) mesh in inguinal hernia surgery
    16(5), p. 503 2012
  • Schumperlick V, Fitzgibbons RJ Hernia Repair Sequelae 2010
  • Schumperlick V, Fitzgibbons RJ Recurrent HerniaPrevention and Treatment 2007
  • Hernia
    Fitzgibbons Jr., RJ New Editor-in-Chief.
    10(5), p. 373-5 2006
  • Ann Surg
    Fitzgibbons R Can we be sure polypropylene mesh causesinfertility?
    241(4), p. 559-61 2005
  • Contemporary Surgery
    Fitzgibbons R Whose Frog is Being Leaped? The Perils ofSpeciality Centers 
    60(10), p. 454-456 2004
  • In Van Heerden JA, Farley DR (eds): Operative Techniques in General Surgery,
    Fitzgibbons Robert J Guest Editor Non Groin AbdominalWall Hernias 2004
  • Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Greenburg AG(Eds) Nyhus and Condon's Hernia (5th Edition)  2001
  • J Am Coll Surg
    Fitzgibbons RJ Jr. Adding laparoscopy to experimentaladhesion study protocols
    190(3), p. 336-8 2000
  • Hernia
    Fitzgibbons Jr., RJ When Should Prosthetic Materials beUsed for Primary Inguinal Herniorrhaphy?
    2, Supplement 1, p. S2 1998
  • Arreguia M, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Katkhouda N, McKernan JB,Reich H (eds.) Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery: Basicand Advanced Techniques 1994
  • Surgical Clinics of North America
    Lynch HT and Fitzgibbons Jr RJ (eds.)   Hereditary Cancer
    3:3 1994
  • Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
    Lynch HT and Fitzgibbons Jr RJ (guest eds.) 1994
  • Am J Gastroenterol
    Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for AcuteCholecystitis 
    88(3), p. 330-332 1993
  • Surg Laparosc Endosc
    Welch NT*, Hinder RA, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ Laparoscopicincidental appendectomy 
    1(2), p. 116-8 1991

Presentations

  • Hernia for the underserved and the ILAC Mission. Robert J Fitzgibbons ,Jr American Hernia Society Annual Congress Charlotte, NC. Podium Presentation, September 26, 2022 2022
  • Characterization of Incisional Hernia Fascia for Immune Cell Profiles , Ryan Corlett, Christopher Heli, Weston Kroes, Swati Agrawal, Robert Fitzgibbons. American Hernia Society Annual Congress Charlotte, NC. Podium Preentation, September 25, 2022 2022
  • Decreased Mitochondrial Biogenesis precipitates Incisional Hernia, Amanda Furtmann, Emily Krier, Swati Agrawal, Robert Fitzgibbons. American Hernia Society Annual Congress Charlotte, NC. Podium Presentation, September 14, 2022 2022
  • 3) HerniaTalk LIVE Q&A with Dr Robert Fitzgibbons: Watchful Waiting for Hernias 05/20/2022, Tue May 10, 2022 4:30pm – 5:30pm Los Angeles. Moderator: Shirin Towfigh MD FACS. Via Zoom 2022
  • Inflammatory Microenvironments Present Within Muscle Tissue of Incisional Hernia Patient Alexander Siegel MS; Kalley Johnson BA; Swati Agrawal; Robert Fitzgibbons, MD, Creighton University Department of Surgery Omaha, NE. Presented at the National Research Day Competition at Creighton, Omaha, NE. 2022
  • Alexander Siegel MS; Kalley Johnson BA; Swati Agrawal; Robert Fitzgibbons, MD Inflammatory Microenviornments Present Within Muscle Tissue of Incisional Hernia Patient Samples. Creighton University National Research Day May 2022 2022
  • Expert Panel: Hernias, 'When to Say No' 2021
  • Podium Presentation: Impairment of Pro-apoptotic and Anti-apoptotic Factors Associates with Incisional Hernia, Sidra Akhter, Swati Agrawal, Robert Fitzgibbons. 2021
  • Varman, Pooja; Varman, Archana; Fitzgibbons, Robert Adverse Effects & Malpractice Litigation Associated With Surgical Mesh Used For Abdominal Wall Reconstruction 2021
  • Chalfant V, McBee P, Larsen NK, Reilly MJ, Walters RW, Olson MA, Stewart TG, Fitzgibbons RJ The Association of Smoking on the Incidence of Recurrent Incisional Hernias and Postoperative Surgical Site Infection. Oral Presentation 2021
  • Mary Grace Kenny, Swati Agrawal, Robert Fitzgibbons. Impact Of Adipose Tissue Expansion, Adipokine Derangement, And The Chronic Inflammatory Environment In Obesity On Incisional Hernia Formation Oral presentetion 2021
  • Fitzgibbons, RJ Jr. Sages National Virtual Webinar, virtual presentation. Treatment of Large Ventral/Incisional Hernias With Possible Loss of Domain Steps for Planning. 2021
  • Decreased Collagen I to Collagen III Ratio Results in Extracellular Matrix Disorganization Predisposing Patients to Incisional Hernias:  What is the Molecular Basis?  Larsen, N., Reilly, M., Agrawal, S., Fitzgibbons, R.  2020
  • Larsen, N.K., Reilly, M.J., Agrawal, S., & Fitzgibbons, R.J. Altered Collagen I and Collagen III ratio and Extracellular Matrix Disorganization Predisposes Patients to Incisional Hernia. Presented at the Americas Hernia Society Annual Meeting, New York, NY. Program on Demand 2020
  • Bui, T.N., Palanikumar, G., Larsen, N.K., Thankam, F.G., Fitzgibbons, R.J., & Agrawal, D.K. Expression of Inflammatory Markers in Adipose Tissues Associated with Incisional Hernia. Presented at the Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha, NE. 2020
  • Fitzgibbons, R.J., Larsen, N.K., Reilly, M.J., Walters, R.W., Olson M.A., & Stewart T.G. The Association of Smoking When Combined with Other Risk Factors on The Incidence of Recurrent Incisional Hernias and Postoperative Surgical Site Infection. Presented at the AHSQC Quality Improvement Summit, Denver, CO. 2019
  • Fitzgibbons, R.J., Larsen, N.K., & Reilly, M.J. Molecular mechanisms in the development of incisional hernias. Presented at the Creighton University School of Medicine Surgery Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE. 2019
  • Fitzgibbons, R.J., Thankam, F.G., Larsen, N.K., Reilly, M.J., & Agrawal, D.K. Molecular Mechanisms for the Development of Incisional Hernias. Presented at the Annual International Congress of the European Hernia Society, Hamburg, Germany. 2019
  • Larsen, N.K., Reilly, M.J., Chandra, I.S., Thankam, F.G., Fitzgibbons, R.J., & Agrawal, D.K. HMGB-1 Mediated Activation of NLRP3 Inflammasome in the Pathogenesis of Incisional Hernia - A Pilot Study. Presented at the American College of Surgeons Nebraska Chapter Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE. [Awarded First Place]. 2019
  • Reilly, M.J., Larsen, N.K., et al. Proliferative Fibroblast Phenotypes in Incisional Hernia Tissue. Presented at the American College of Surgeons Nebraska Chapter Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE. 2019
  • Improving post-operative outcomes for abdominal wall reconstruction through an enhanced recovery protocol 2019
  • Watchful waiting in inguinal hernia 41st Annual Congress of the European Hernia Society,Hamburg, Germany  2019
  • Molecular Mechanisms for the development of incisional hernias.  41st Annual Congress of the European Hernia Society, Hamburg, Germany  2019
  • Molecular Mechanisms for the development of incisional hernias.  41st Annual Congress of the European Hernia Society, Hamburg, Germany  2019
  • First MILOS series in the USA.  41st Annual Congress of the European Hernia Society, Hamburg, Germany  2019
  • R-MILOS – how I do it.  41st Annual Congress of the European Hernia Society, Hamburg, Germany  2019
  • Larsen, N.K., Reilly, M.J., Chandra, I.S., Thankam, F.G., Fitzgibbons, R.J., & Agrawal, D.K. HMGB-1 Mediated Activation of NLRP3 Inflammasome in the Pathogenesis of Incisional Hernia - A Pilot Study. Presented at the Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha, NE. [Awarded First Place: Medical]. 2019
  • Reilly, M.J., Larsen, N.K., et al. Proliferative Fibroblast Phenotypes in Incisional Hernia Tissue. Presented at the Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Omaha, NE. 2019
  • Potential Role of Inflamed Adipose Tissue in the Pathogenesis of Incisional Hernia 2019
  • Mini- or less open sublay (MILOS) repair for incisional hernias: The Creighton experience  2019
  • Larsen, N.K., Reilly, M.J., Chandra, I.S., Thankam, F.G., Fitzgibbons, R.J., & Agrawal, D.K. HMGB-1 Mediated Activation of NLRP3 Inflammasome in the Pathogenesis of Incisional Hernia - A Pilot Study. Presented at the Americas Hernia Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. 2019
  • High Mobility Group Box-1: Potentially A Key Mediator in the Development of Incisional Hernias 2019
  • Treatment of Large Ventral/Incisional Hernias with Possible Loss of Domain    St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Phoenix ,AZ 2019
  • Inguinal Hernioplasty: Infection Treatment. 89th Argentine Congress of Surgery. Buenos Aires, Argentina 2018
  • Department of Surgery Grand Rounds Complications of Inguinal Herniorrhaphy 2018
  • Poster Presentation:  Improving Post-Operative Outcomes for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Through an Enhanced Recovery Protocol  2018
  • Poster Presentation:  Mini- or less open sublay (MILOS) repair for incisional hernias: The Creighton experience.  2018
  • Poster Presentation:  Outcomes of weight loss intervention in morbidly obese patients undergoing complex incisional hernias with loss of domain.  American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Nashville,TN 2018
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal and Ventral Hernia Repair. American College of Surgeons 2018. Hands-On Lab Skills Instructor. Boston, MA 2018
  • Poster Presentation:  Complex Incisional Hernias in Morbidly Obese Patients: Hernia Repair Outcomes with Weight Loss Surgery. American College of Surgeons 2018. Boston, MA. 2018
  • Infection: The Achilles Heel of Abdominal Wall  Reconstruction. 2018 AHS/EHS International Hernia Congress.  Wantz -Nyhus Keynote Lecturer: Infection: The Achilles Heel of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction.  Miami, Fl 2018
  • Guidelines and RCTs: What Have We Learned and What is Needed? 2018 AHS/EHS International Hernia Congress. Session Organizer and Moderator, Miami, Fl 2018
  • Hernia Repair for the Underserved, Universidad Nacional de Asunción ,Facultad de - Asunción,Paraguay 2017
  • Which Prosthesis to Place Where and When for                                          Abdominal Wall Reconstruction - Surgery Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE   2017
  • General Surgery Grand Rounds Which Prosthesis to Place, Where and When for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (AWR)   2017
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal and Ventral Hernia Repair, American College of Surgeons - San Diego, CA   2017
  • Diagnosis & Surgical Repair of Abdominal & Inguinal Hernia with Mesh.OB-GYN Chairman's Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE   2017
  • I was a Visiting Professor for the Department of Surgery Louisiana State School of Medicine,  Rives Cohn Surgical Society.  Two Lectures  1)  Treatment of Large Ventral/Incisional Hernia with Possible Loss of Domain.  2)  Functional Biliary Tract Disease:  Chronic Acalculous Cholecystitis and the Spincter of Oddi.   2017
  • 18th Annual American Hernia Society Annual Congress in Cancun, Mexico.  Two Invited Talks:  1) The Americaas Hernia Society's 20th Anniversary.  Then and Now.  2)  Rationing Inguinal Hernia Repair.  Managing the Wait List.   2017
  • Presented at the 17th Annual American Hernia Society Annual Congress - Presidential Debates: Publishing Data: Update from the Journal Hernia 2016
  • Presented at the 17th Annual American Hernia Society Annual Congress - Presidential Debates: Inguinal Hernia Watchful Waiting 2016
  • 86th Argentine Congress of Surgery Buenos Aires lectures: Complications Related to the Placement of Prosthesis in the Hiatus. 2015
  • Why The Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Fails? 2015
  • Infection: The Reconstruction of the Abdominal Wall's Achilles Heel 2015
  • Iowa Chapter of the Wound Ostomy Society - Des Moines, Iowa 2015
  • Treatment of Choledocholithiasis in the Era of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. 43rd Annual Phoenix Surgical Symposium. Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. 2015
  • Complications Related to Prosthetic Placement at the Esophageal Hiatus. 43rd Annual Phoenix Surgical Symposium. 2015
  • Watchful Waiting for Inguinal Hernias: Current Status. 43rd Annual Phoenix Surgical Symposium. Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. 2015
  • Complications of Inguinal Herniorrhaphy: From Post Inguinal Heriorrhaphy Groin Pain to Infertility. 43rd Annual Phoenix Surgical Symposium. Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. 2015
  • Infection: The Achilles Heel of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. 43rd Annual Phoenix Surgical Symposium. Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. 2015
  • Treatment of Giant Ventral/Incisional Hernias. 43rd Annual Phoenix Surgical Symposium. Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. 2015
  • Post Herniorrhaphy Groin Pain: Assessment. 2nd International Hernia Congress 2003
  • The Asymptomatic Hernia. 2nd International Hernia Congress. 2003
  • Groin Herias. SAGES Annual Clinical Congress. 2003
  • Should Every Inguinal Hernia be Treated? SAGES Annual Clinical Congress. 2003
  • Trans-Abdominal Preperitoneal Laparoscopic Inguinal Henria Repair. Montfiore Medical Center 19th Annual Surgical Symposium. 2002
  • Current Concepts in the Treatment of Inguinal Hernias. Staten Island University 2002
  • Current Status of Inguinal Hernia Surgery in the United States. International College of Surgeons 2002
  • Conventional ventral hernia repair: Is there consensus? ACS, SAGES & SSAT Symposium. 2002
  • American College of Surgeons: General Surgery Video Session. Invited Panelist 2002
  • Current Options in Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery. American College of Surgeons. 2002
  • Wait and See, Why Operate?, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2002
  • Complications and Reoperations after Inguinal Herniiorrrhaphy, Tucson, AZ 2002
  • Video: Combined Laparoscopic Parastomal and Ventral Hernia Repair Using Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE), San Diego,CA 2002
  • Industry Education Night: Comple Ventral Hernias (GORE), New York, NY 2002
  • Should We Treat Every Inguinal Hernia?, Brooklyn, NY 2002
  • Appropriateness Conference: Laparosocpic Inguinal Hernia Repair, New York, NY 2002
  • Laparoscopic Repair of Recurrent Hernias, Brooklyn, NY 2002
  • Current Status of Inguinal Hernia Surgery in the United States, San Diego, CA 2002
  • Incisional Hernias, San Diego, CA 2002
  • Current Status of Common Bile Duct Exploration in the U.S.A., San Diego, CA 2002
  • Should Laparosocpic Appendectomy be performed?, Phoenix,AZ 2002
  • The Future of Minimally Invasive Surgery: Is Robotics for Real?, Phoenix,AZ 2002
  • Current Status of Inguinal Hernia Surgery in the United States, Phoenix,AZ 2002
  • Treatment of Choledocholithiasis in the Era of Laparosocpic Cholecystectomy, Phoenix,AZ 2002
  • Hereditary Colorectal Cancer, Phoenix,AZ 2002
  • Laparoscopy for Ventral and Parastomal Hernias, Phoenix,AZ 2002
  • Should Laparoscopic Herniorrhaphy be done?, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 2001
  • The Case for Watchful Waiting for the Management of Asymptomatic Inguinal Hernias, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 2001
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 2001
  • Inguinal Hernia and Laparoscopy, Why,How and When? New Orleans 2001
  • Laparosocpic Hernia repair: Status report, New Orleans 2001
  • Combined Laparoscopic Parastomal and Ventral Hernia Repair Using Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE), New Orleans 2001
  • Esophagogastric disease, New Orleans 2001
  • Esophagogastric Disease 2001
  • Current Status of Inguinal Hernia Surgery, Buenos Aires 2001
  • Laparosocpic Parastomal Hernia, Buenos Aires 2001
  • Hereditary Polyposis Syndromes, Buenos Aires 2001
  • Laparoscopic or Open Surgery for Appendectomy? 2001
  • Conventional Herniorrhaphy, Laparoscopic Herniorrhaphy or Maybe No Treatment at All 2001
  • Dealing with Problems in Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy 2001
  • The Mini-Invasive Surgical Treatment of the Short Esophagus During Antireflux Surgery 2001
  • Introduction to Ventral Hernia 2001
  • Laparoscopic Cholangiography, CBD Exploration, Stents 2001
  • Complications of Hernia Surgery 2001
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy & Common Bile Duct Management: The 21st Century: Complications 2001
  • Why Laparoscopic Herniorrhaphies Fail 2001
  • Current Status of Inguinal Hernia Surgery in the United States 2001
  • Appendectomy: Laparoscopic versus Open Technique 2001
  • The Future of Minimally Invasive Surgery 2001
  • The Laparoscopic Surgeon and the Common Bile Duct 2001
  • Laparoscopy for Colorectal Disease 2000
  • Watchful Waiting in the Management of Inguinal Hernia 2000
  • Why laparoscopic herniorrhaphies fail 2000
  • Selected Problems in Minimally Invasive Surgery 2000
  • Management of the Common Bile Duct 2000
  • Abdominal Wall Hernia Panel: Laparoscopic TAPP/TEP 2000
  • Management of an inguinal hernia: Conventional ? Tension-Free? Laparoscopic?; Or Maybe No treatment At All 2000
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy 2000
  • Laparoscopic versus conventional herniorrhaphy 2000
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair: The Case for No Treatment 2000

Awards

  • Professor Honorario Consulto - Republica Argentina - Universidad Maimonides
    Professor Honorario Consulto - Republica Argentina - Universidad Maimonides
  • Asociacion Argentina De Cirugia; Miembro Honorario Extranjero; Buenos Aires
    Asociacion Argentina De Cirugia; Miembro Honorario Extranjero; Buenos Aires