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Gino J. Vricella, MD

Assistant Professor, Surgery
Division of Urologic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Urologic Surgery
Pediatric General Surgery

Board Certifications

Urology

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Languages

Italian

Areas of Clinical Interest

Robotic pediatric urology, Adult Transitional Care for Urology, Spina bifida, Neurogenic bladder, bladder exstrophy

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-454-6034
Fax: 314-454-2876

Center for Advanced Medicine
Urologic Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 11
Office Phone: 314-362-8200 (Adult appts)
Fax: 888-425-8245

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO 63017

Education

Education

BA: Biology, Saint Louis University 2002
Medical Degree: University of Missouri School of Medicine-Columbia 2006
Residency, Urologic Surgery: University Hospitals-Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 2012
Residency, General Surgery: University Hospitals-Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 2008
Fellowship, Pediatric Urology: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2014

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Systematic review of bladder cancer outcomes in patients with spina bifida.
Rove KO, Husmann DA, Wilcox DT, Vricella GJ, Higuchi TT
J Pediatr Urol. 2017 Oct; 13(5)456.e1-456.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2017.05.006.

PMID:
    28687411
    [PubMed - in process]
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Adult hypospadias: urethral and penile reconstruction.
Vricella GJ, Coplen DE
Curr Opin Urol. 2016 Jul; 26(4)363-8. doi: 10.1097/MOU.0000000000000298.

PMID:
    27152923
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Nephrogenic adenoma of the pediatric ureter.
Rensing AJ, Koenig JF, Vricella GJ, Sehn JK
J Urol. 2015 Apr; 193(4)1377-8. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.01.067.

PMID:
    25598138
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prevalence of upper urinary tract anomalies in hospitalized premature infants with urinary tract infection.
Vachharajani A, Vricella GJ, Najaf T, Coplen DE
J Perinatol. 2015 May; 35(5)362-6. doi: 10.1038/jp.2014.209.

PMID:
    25474556
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Retrograde robotic radical prostatectomy: description of a new technique and early perioperative outcomes.
Vricella GJ, Klaassen Z, Terris MK, Madi R
ISRN Urol. 2014; 2014945604. doi: 10.1155/2014/945604.

PMID:
    24734202
    [PubMed]
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Long-term efficacy and durability of botulinum-A toxin for refractory dysfunctional voiding in children.
Vricella GJ, Campigotto M, Coplen DE, Traxel EJ, Austin PF
J Urol. 2014 May; 191(5 Suppl)1586-91. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.10.034.

PMID:
    24679879
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Granulomatous lymphangitis.
Vricella GJ, Coplen DE, Austin PF, White FV
J Urol. 2013 Sep; 190(3)1052-3. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2013.06.033.

PMID:
    23773564
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The true risk of blood transfusion after nephrectomy for renal masses: a population-based study.
Vricella GJ, Finelli A, Alibhai SM, Ponsky LE, Abouassaly R
BJU Int. 2013 Jun; 111(8)1294-300. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11721.x.

PMID:
    23368715
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Endoscopic snare resection of bladder tumors: evaluation of an alternative technique for bladder tumor resection.
Maurice MJ, Vricella GJ, MacLennan G, Buehner P, Ponsky LE
J Endourol. 2012 Jun; 26(6)614-7. doi: 10.1089/end.2011.0587.

PMID:
    22390750
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Contrast-induced nephropathy and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: minimizing the risk.
Nicholas BA, Vricella GJ, Smith M, Passalacqua M, Gulani V, Ponsky LE
Can J Urol. 2012 Feb; 19(1)6074-80.

PMID:
    22316507
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Does size really matter? The impact of prostate volume on the efficacy and safety of GreenLight HPS™ laser photoselective vaporization of the prostate.
Gu X, Vricella GJ, Spaliviero M, Wong C
J Endourol. 2012 May; 26(5)525-30. doi: 10.1089/end.2011.0457.

PMID:
    22050493
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Percutaneous cryoablation of renal masses: impact of patient selection and treatment parameters on outcomes.
Vricella GJ, Haaga JR, Adler BL, Dean Nakamoto, Cherullo EE, Flick S, Ponsky LE
Urology. 2011 Mar; 77(3)649-54. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2010.08.016.

PMID:
    21185065
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Penile fracture with associated urethral rupture.
Boncher NA, Vricella GJ, Jankowski JT, Ponsky LE, Cherullo EE
Case Rep Med. 2010; 2010791948. doi: 10.1155/2010/791948.

PMID:
    21076536
    [PubMed]
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External validation of a model for tailoring the operative approach to minimally invasive partial nephrectomy.
Vricella GJ, Murray S, Boncher NA, Madi R
BJU Int. 2011 Jun; 107(11)1806-10. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2010.09633.x.

PMID:
    21040363
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Expression of monocyte chemotactic protein 3 following simulated birth trauma in a murine model of obesity.
Vricella GJ, Tao M, Altuntas CZ, Liu G, Kavran M, Daneshgari F, Hijaz AK
Urology. 2010 Dec; 76(6)1517.e12-7. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2010.07.466.

PMID:
    20970834
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Editorial comment.
Vricella GJ, Cherullo E
Urology. 2010 Oct; 76(4)975. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2010.05.036.

PMID:
    20932417
    [PubMed]
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Conversion from pure laparoscopy to hand-assisted laparoscopy for control of bleeding in renal surgery: an attractive alternative to open conversion.
Vricella GJ, Young DB, Boncher NA, Madi R
J Endourol. 2011 Jan; 25(1)81-4. doi: 10.1089/end.2010.0321.

PMID:
    20929410
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Laparoendoscopic single-site nephrectomy: initial clinical experience in children.
Vricella GJ, Ross JH, Vourganti S, Cherullo EE
J Endourol. 2010 Dec; 24(12)1957-61. doi: 10.1089/end.2010.0034.

PMID:
    20846003
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Extracorporeal stereotactic radiosurgery for small renal masses.
Vricella GJ, Boncher NA, Ponsky LE
Curr Urol Rep. 2010 Feb; 11(1)33-7. doi: 10.1007/s11934-009-0088-6.

PMID:
    20425635
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ablative technologies for urologic cancers.
Vricella GJ, Ponsky LE, Cadeddu JA
Urol Clin North Am. 2009 May; 36(2)163-78, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2009.02.003.

PMID:
    19406318
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In the News

In the News

Gino J. Vricella, MD

Areas of Research Interest

Urinary biomarkers for upper urinary tract obstruction, Adult Transitional Care