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Surgery / General Surgery - Minimally Invasive Surgery

J. Christopher Eagon, MD

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

Specialty Areas
Upper GI Surgery
Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Cancer
General Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
Biliary Surgery
Hiatal Hernia
Liver Surgery
Hepatobiliary Pancreatic (HPB) Surgery
Pancreatic Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
Obesity Management
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Gastrointestinal Surgery

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Patients Seen At
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building One
1040 North Mason Road, Suite 120
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
Fax:   314-367-1943
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Center for Advanced Medicine
GI Center
4921 Parkview Place, C, 8
St. Louis, MO  63110
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
Benign gastrointestinal disease, GI disease, malignant gastrointestinal disease, laparoscopy, gastroesophageal reflux, laparoscopic gastric bypass, biliary tract disease, abdominal hernias, surgical treatment of obesity, surgical treatment of gastrointestinal motility disorders, malignant disorders of the bile ducts, benign distorders of the bile duct, gallbladder, liver, stomach, minimally invasive surgery

Board Certification
General Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
Medical School: Harvard Medical School, 1988
Fellowship: Digestive Disease, Mayo Clinic, 1992
Residency: General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1995
Fellowship: Medical Informatics, University of Utah, 1997
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis VA Medical Center

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Chang SH, Stoll CR, Song J, Varela JE, Eagon CJ, Colditz GA. The Effectiveness and Risks of Bariatric Surgery: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, 2003-2012. JAMA Surg. 2013 Dec 18.

Magkos F, Su X, Bradley D, Fabbrini E, Conte C, Eagon JC, Varela JE, Brunt EM, Patterson BW, Klein S. Intrahepatic diacylglycerol content is associated with hepatic insulin resistance in obese subjects. Gastroenterology. 2012 Jun.

Lin CH, Kurup S, Herrero P, Schechtman KB, Eagon JC, Klein S, Dávila-Román VG, Stein RI, Dorn GW 2nd, Gropler RJ, Waggoner AD, Peterson LR. Myocardial oxygen consumption change predicts left ventricular relaxation improvement in obese humans after weight loss. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Sep.

Brown SR, Gyawali CP, Melman L, Jenkins ED, Bader J, Frisella MM, Brunt LM, Eagon JC, Matthews BD. Clinical outcomes of atypical extra-esophageal reflux symptoms following laparoscopic antireflux surgery. Surg Endosc. 2011 Dec.

Magkos F, Fabbrini E, Patterson BW, Eagon JC, Klein S. Portal vein and systemic adiponectin concentrations are closely linked with hepatic glucose and lipoprotein kinetics in extremely obese subjects. Metabolism. 2011 Nov.

Brown SR, Melman L, Jenkins E, Deeken C, Frisella MM, Brunt LM, Eagon JC, Matthews BD. Collagen type I:III ratio of the gastroesophageal junction in patients with paraesophageal hernias. Surg Endosc. 2011 May.

Melman L, Jenkins ED, Deeken CR, Brodt MD, Brown SR, Brunt LM, Eagon JC, Frisella M, Matthews BD. Evaluation of acute fixation strength for mechanical tacking devices and fibrin sealant versus polypropylene suture for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Surg Innov. 2010 Dec.

Magkos F, Fabbrini E, McCrea J, Patterson BW, Eagon JC, Klein S. Decrease in hepatic very-low-density lipoprotein-triglyceride secretion after weight loss is inversely associated with changes in circulating leptin. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2010 Jul.

Jenkins ED, Yom V, Melman L, Brunt LM, Eagon JC, Frisella MM, Matthews BD. Prospective evaluation of adhesion characteristics to intraperitoneal mesh and adhesiolysis-related complications during laparoscopic re-exploration after prior ventral hernia repair. Surg Endosc. 2010 Dec.

Melman L, Azar R, Beddow K, Brunt LM, Halpin VJ, Eagon JC, Frisella MM, Edmundowicz S, Jonnalagadda S, Matthews BD Primary and overall success rates for clinical outcomes after laparoscopic, endoscopic, and open pancreatic cystgastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocysts. Surg Endosc. 2009 Feb.

Melman L, Quinlan J, Robertson B, Brunt LM, Halpin VJ, Eagon JC, Frisella MM, Matthews BD. Esophageal manometric characteristics and outcomes for laparoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy, myotomy, and partial fundoplication for epiphrenic diverticula. Surg Endosc. 2009 Jun.

Melman L, Quinlan JA, Hall BL, Brunt LM, Pierce RA, Halpin V, Eagon JC, Robertson B, Frisella M, Matthews BD. Clinical utility of routine barium esophagram after laparoscopic anterior esophageal myotomy for achalasia. Surg Endosc. 2009 Mar.

Pierce RA, Jonnalagadda S, Spitler JA, Tessier DJ, Liaw JM, Lall SC, Melman LM, Frisella MM, Todt LM, Brunt LM, Halpin VJ, Eagon JC, Edmundowicz SA, Matthews BD. Incidence of residual choledocholithiasis detected by intraoperative cholangiography at the time of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients having undergone preoperative ERCP. Surg Endosc. 2008 Nov.

Sexton JA, Pierce RA, Halpin VJ, Eagon JC, Hawkins WG, Linehan DC, Brunt LM, Frisella MM, Matthews BD. Laparoscopic gastric resection for gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Surg Endosc. 2008 Dec.

Tessier DJ, Pierce RA, Brunt LM, Halpin VJ, Eagon JC, Frisella MM, Czerniejewski S, Matthews BD. Laparoscopic splenectomy for splenic masses. Surg Endosc. 2008 Sep.

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