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Jeffrey Blatnik, MD

Assistant Professor, Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Specialty Areas

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Abdominal wall hernia repair (ventral, incisional and inguinal hernias), laparoscopic diaphragm pacing for treatment of spinal cord injury, minimally invasive management of foregut disorders, endoscopic treatment of achalasia (POEM)

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Gastrointestinal Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 8
Office Phone: 314-454-8877
Fax: 877-991-4780

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building One

1040 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Suite: 120
Office Phone: 314-454-8877
Fax: 877-991-4780

Education

Education

Fellowship: Minimally Invasive / Flexible Endoscopy / Abdominal Wall, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio 2015
Residency: General Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio 2014
Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio 2007

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Critical Under-Reporting of Hernia Mesh Properties and Development of a Novel Package Label.
Kahan LG, Blatnik JA
J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Nov 11; pii: S1072-7515(17)32065-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.10.020.

PMID:
    29133265
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Infection prevention using affinity polymer-coated, synthetic meshes in a pig hernia model.
Blatnik JA, Thatiparti TR, Krpata DM, Zuckerman ST, Rosen MJ, von Recum HA
J Surg Res. 2017 Nov; 2195-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.05.003.

PMID:
    29078909
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Combined in vivo and ex vivo analysis of mesh mechanics in a porcine hernia model.
Kahan LG, Lake SP, McAllister JM, Tan WH, Yu J, Thompson D Jr., Brunt LM, Blatnik JA
Surg Endosc. 2018 Feb; 32(2)820-830. doi: 10.1007/s00464-017-5749-9.

PMID:
    28733734
    [PubMed - in process]
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Validation of Single C-Arm Fluoroscopic Technique for Measuring In Vivo Abdominal Wall Deformation.
Kahan LG, Guertler C, Blatnik JA, Lake SP
J Biomech Eng. 2017 Aug 1; 139(8)doi: 10.1115/1.4037073.

PMID:
    28617908
    [PubMed - in process]
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Multi-directional mechanical analysis of synthetic scaffolds for hernia repair.
Est S, Roen M, Chi T, Simien A, Castile RM, Thompson DM Jr, Blatnik JA, Deeken CR, Lake SP
J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2017 Jul; 7143-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.02.009.

PMID:
    28259784
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transversus Abdominis Release as an Alternative Component Separation Technique for Ventral Hernia Repair.
Blatnik JA, Krpata DM, Novitsky YW
JAMA Surg. 2016 Apr; 151(4)383-4. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.3611.

PMID:
    26886501
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Topic: Incisional Hernia - Parastomal.
Majumder A, Blatnik JA, Novitsky YW
Hernia. 2015 Apr; 19 Suppl 1S355. doi: 10.1007/BF03355391.

PMID:
    26518846
    [PubMed]
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Effect of Load on Peak Power of the Bar, Body and System during the Deadlift.
Blatnik JA, Goodman CL, Capps CR, Awelewa OO, Triplett TN, Erickson TM, McBride JM
J Sports Sci Med. 2014 Sep; 13(3)511-5.

PMID:
    25177175
    [PubMed]
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Suture choice matters in rabbit model of laparoscopic, preperitoneal, inguinal hernia repair.
Kelly KB, Krpata DM, Blatnik JA, Ponsky TA
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2014 Jun; 24(6)428-31. doi: 10.1089/lap.2013.0352.

PMID:
    24784781
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Advances in the treatment of achalasia.
Blatnik JA, Ponsky JL
Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2014 Mar; 12(1)49-58. doi: 10.1007/s11938-013-0007-2.

PMID:
    24395614
    [PubMed]
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Methodology of fibroblast and mesenchymal stem cell coating of surgical meshes: a pilot analysis.
Gao Y, Liu LJ, Blatnik JA, Krpata DM, Anderson JM, Criss CN, Posielski N, Novitsky YW
J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2014 May; 102(4)797-805. doi: 10.1002/jbm.b.33061.

PMID:
    24142485
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Management of pancreatic fistulas.
Blatnik JA, Hardacre JM
Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Jun; 93(3)611-7. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2013.02.011.

PMID:
    23632147
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A 5-year clinical experience with single-staged repairs of infected and contaminated abdominal wall defects utilizing biologic mesh.
Rosen MJ, Krpata DM, Ermlich B, Blatnik JA
Ann Surg. 2013 Jun; 257(6)991-6. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3182849871.

PMID:
    23426340
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Outcomes of simultaneous large complex abdominal wall reconstruction and enterocutaneous fistula takedown.
Krpata DM, Stein SL, Eston M, Ermlich B, Blatnik JA, Novitsky YW, Rosen MJ
Am J Surg. 2013 Mar; 205(3)354-8; discussion 358-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.10.013.

PMID:
    23375762
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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History of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) surgical site infection may not be a contraindication to ventral hernia repair with synthetic mesh: a preliminary report.
Hicks CW, Blatnik JA, Krpata DM, Novitsky YW, Rosen MJ
Hernia. 2014 Feb; 18(1)65-70. doi: 10.1007/s10029-012-1035-x.

PMID:
    23329253
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Biologic mesh use practice patterns in abdominal wall reconstruction: a lack of consensus among surgeons.
Harth KC, Krpata DM, Chawla A, Blatnik JA, Halaweish I, Rosen MJ
Hernia. 2013 Feb; 17(1)13-20. doi: 10.1007/s10029-012-1029-8.

PMID:
    23269402
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of surgical wound classification on biologic graft performance in complex hernia repair: an experimental study.
Harth KC, Blatnik JA, Anderson JM, Jacobs MR, Zeinali F, Rosen MJ
Surgery. 2013 Apr; 153(4)481-92. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2012.08.064.

PMID:
    23218885
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A novel over-the-scope deployment method for enteral stent placement.
Pauli EM, Schomisch SJ, Blatnik JA, Krpata DM, Sanabria JS, Marks JM
Surg Endosc. 2013 Apr; 27(4)1410-1. doi: 10.1007/s00464-012-2564-1.

PMID:
    23052538
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Modified hernia grading scale to stratify surgical site occurrence after open ventral hernia repairs.
Kanters AE, Krpata DM, Blatnik JA, Novitsky YM, Rosen MJ
J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Dec; 215(6)787-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.08.012.

PMID:
    22999328
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of supportive equipment on force, velocity, and power in the squat.
Blatnik JA, Skinner JW, McBride JM
J Strength Cond Res. 2012 Dec; 26(12)3204-8. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182736641.

PMID:
    22996018
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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