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Surgery / General Surgery - Minimally Invasive Surgery

L. Michael Brunt, MD

Current Position
Professor, Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery


Specialty Areas
Endocrine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Oncologic Surgery
Hiatal Hernia

Additional Features & Interviews with Dr. Brunt:

Your Health Update: New, Less Invasive Gallbladder Surgery Hits the Spot

Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
GI Center
4921 Parkview Place, C, 8
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-8877
Fax:   314-222-6256
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine,
Department of Surgery
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8109
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Laparoscopic surgery, hernia surgery, endocrine cancer surgery, parathyroid, adrenal, spleen, hiatal hernia repair, gallbladder, complex gallbladder, athletic hernia, basic and advanced laparoscopic surgery, including gallbladder, hiatal hernia, solid organ, gastric resections

Board Certification
General Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: University of Mississippi, 1976
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, Maryland, 1980
Residency: General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1987
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis VA Medical Center

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 1996-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Listed in America's Top Doctors, 2007-2010 (Castle Connolly Ltd.)
President, St. Louis Surgical Society

Editorial Responsibilities

Editorial Assistant

World Journal of Surgery,
1990-1991

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Annals of Surgery, British Journal of Surgery, Journal of American Medical Association, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Surgery, and Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy

Editorial Board
Surgical Endoscopy, 2002-present
Jounal of Advanced Laparoendoscopic Techniques, 2004-present

Guest Editor
"Non-Thyroid Endocrine Surgery" in Problems in General Surgery, Sep 2003.

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Brunt LM.Erratum to: SAGES video classics. Surg Endosc. 2013 Dec.

Gershuni V, Woodhouse J, Brunt LM. Retention of suturing and knot-tying skills in senior medical students after proficiency-based training: Results of a prospective, randomized trial. Surgery. 2013 Oct.

Shaker A, Stoikes N, Drapekin J, Kushnir V, Brunt LM, Gyawali CP. Multiple rapid swallow responses during esophageal high-resolution manometry reflect esophageal body peristaltic reserve. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Nov.

Zhang LP, Chang R, Matthews BD, Awad M, Meyers B, Eagon JC, Brunt LM. Incidence, mechanisms, and outcomes of esophageal and gastric perforation during laparoscopic foregut surgery: a retrospective review of 1,223 foregut cases. Surg Endosc. 2013 Sep 7.

Brunt LM. SAGES Guidelines for minimally invasive treatment of adrenal pathology. Surg Endosc. 2013 Nov.

Brunt LM. SAGES video classics. Surg Endosc. 2013 Dec.

Stoikes N, Quasebarth M, Brunt LM. Hybrid ventral hernia repair: technique and results. Hernia. 2013 Oct.

Bittner JG 4th, Gershuni VM, Matthews BD, Moley JF, Brunt LM. Risk factors affecting operative approach, conversion, and morbidity for adrenalectomy: a single-institution series of 402 patients. Surg Endosc. 2013 Jul.

Brunt LM. Commentary on "Incisional hernia rate may increase after single-port cholecystectomy". J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2012 Oct.

Goers TA, Abdo M, Moley JF, Matthews BD, Quasebarth M, Brunt LM. Outcomes of resection of extra-adrenal pheochromocytomas/paragangliomas in the laparoscopic era: a comparison with adrenal pheochromocytoma. Surg Endosc. 2013 Feb.

Brunt LM. Commentary on "cystic duct leaks after laparoendoscopic single-site cholecystectomy": a word of caution. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2012 Jul.

Stoikes N, Drapekin J, Kushnir V, Shaker A, Brunt LM, Gyawali CP.The value of multiple rapid swallows during preoperative esophageal manometry before laparoscopic antireflux surgery. Surg Endosc. 2012 May 31.

Bittner JG 4th, Brunt LM. Evaluation and management of adrenal incidentaloma. J Surg Oncol. 2012 May 23.

Oelschlager BK, Petersen RP, Brunt LM, Soper NJ, Sheppard BC, Mitsumori L, Rohrmann C, Swanstrom LL, Pellegrini CA. Laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair: defining long-term clinical and anatomic outcomes. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Mar.

Schill M, Tiemann D, Klingensmith ME, Brunt LM. Year one outcomes assessment of a masters suturing and knot-tying program for surgical interns. J Surg Educ. 2011 Nov-Dec

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