Bradley J. Needleman, MD :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Bradley J. Needleman, MD

Bradley J. Needleman, MD Best Doctors 2011-2012

Contact Information

410 W 10th Ave
N1037 Doan Hall
Columbus, OH 43210 [ map ]
PH: (614) 293-5346
FX: (614) 366-8687

Biography

Gender:

  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Date Completed: 05/12/1994

Residency

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1996

Residency

  • Washington Hospital Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1999

Fellowship

  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2000

Department:

  • Pediatric Surgery

Section:

  • General Pediatric Surgery

Specialty:

  • General Surgery

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 09/25/2015

Publications

  • Linan-Rico,A; Turco,F; Soghomonyan,S; Grants,I; Enneking,J; Tso,DR; Needleman,BJ; Harzman,A; Cuomo,R; Ochoa-Cortes,F; Christofi, FL. 2015. Modulation of Ca2+ Waves in Human Enteric Glial Cells.  Gastroenterology. Vol. 4, no. 148. (April): S-79.
  • Linan-Rico,A; Grants,I; Needleman,BJ; Williams,KC; Soghomonyan,S; Turco, F; Cuomo, R; Grider,JR; Kendig,DM; Murthy,KS; Harzman,A; Ochoa-Cortes, F; Christofi, FL. 2015. Gliomodulation of Neuronal and Motor Behavior in the Human GI Tract.  Gastroenterology. Vol. 4, no. 148. (April): S-18.
  • Wang,G; Wang,X; Liu,S; Xia,Y; Zou,F; Qu,M; Needleman,BJ; Mikami,DJ; Wood, JD. 2015. Beta-nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide suppresses inhibitory musculomotor neurotransmission in guinea pig colon and human jejunum.  AJP Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. Vol. Unk, no. March: eDOI:10.1152.
  • Liñán-Rico,A; Wunderlich,J; Enneking,JT; Tso,DR; Grants,I; Williams,KC; Otey,A; Michel,K; Schemann,M; Needleman,BJ; Harzman, A;Christofi,FL. 2015. Neuropharmacology of Purinergic Receptors in Human Submucous Plexus: Involvement of P2X1, P2X2, P2X3 Channels, P2Y and A3 Metabotropic Receptors in Neurotransmission.  Neuropharmacology. Vol. 95, no. February: eUnk.
  • Osayi,Sylvester,N; Wendling,Mark,R; Drosdeck,Joseph,M; Chaudhry,Umer,I; Perry,Kyle,A; Noria,Sabrena,F; Mikami,Dean,J; Needleman,Bradley,J; Muscarella,Peter; Abdel-Rasoul,Mahmoud; Renton,David,B; Melvin,W,Scott; Hazey,Jeffrey,W; Narula,Vimal,K. 2015. Near-infrared fluorescent cholangiography facilitates identification of biliary anatomy during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  Surgical endoscopy. Vol. 29, no. 2. (February): 368-375.
  • Chaudhry,Umer,I; Osayi,Sylvester,N; Suzo,Andrew,J; Noria,Sabrena,F; Mikami,Dean,J; Needleman,Bradley,J. 2015. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banded plication: case-matched study from a single US center.  SURGERY FOR OBESITY AND RELATED DISEASES. Vol. 11, no. 1. (January): 119-124.
  • Chaudhry,Umer,I; Osayi,Sylvester,N; Suzo,Andrew,J; Noria,Sabrena,F; Mikami,Dean,J; Needleman,Bradley,J. 2015. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banded plication: case-matched study from a single U.S. center.  Surgery for obesity and related diseases. Vol. 11, no. 1. (January): 119-124.
  • Chaudhry,Umer,I; Kanji,Aliyah; Sai-Sudhakar,Chittoor,B; Higgins,Robert,S; Needleman,Bradley,J. 2015. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese patients with end-stage heart failure and left ventricular assist device: medium-term results.  Surgery for obesity and related diseases. Vol. 11, no. 1. (January): 88-93.
  • Chaudhry,Umer,I; Kanji,Aliyah; Sai-Sudhakar,Chittoor,B; Higgins,Robert,S; Needleman,Bradley,J. 2015. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese patients with end-stage heart failure and left ventricular assist device: medium-term results.  SURGERY FOR OBESITY AND RELATED DISEASES. Vol. 11, no. 1. (January): 88-93.
  • Chaudhry,Umer,I; Marr,Brendan,M; Osayi,Sylvester,N; Mikami,Dean,J; Needleman,Bradley,J; Melvin,W,Scott; Perry,Kyle,A. 2014. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for treatment of symptomatic paraesophageal hernia in the morbidly obese: medium-term results.  SURGERY FOR OBESITY AND RELATED DISEASES. Vol. 10, no. 6. (November): 1063-1067.
  • Chaudhry,Umer,I; Marr,Brendan,M; Osayi,Sylvester,N; Mikami,Dean,J; Needleman,Bradley,J; Melvin,W,Scott; Perry,Kyle,A. 2014. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for treatment of symptomatic paraesophageal hernia in the morbidly obese: medium-term results.  Surgery for obesity and related diseases. Vol. 10, no. 6. (November): 1063-1067.
  • Chaudhry,Umer,I; Marr,Brendan,M; Osayi,Sylvester,N; Mikami,Dean,J; Needleman,Bradley,J; Melvin,W,Scott; Perry,Kyle,A. 2014. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for treatment of symptomatic paraesophageal hernia in the morbidly obese: medium-term results.  SURGERY FOR OBESITY AND RELATED DISEASES. Vol. 10, no. 6. (November): 1063-1067.
  • Wang,Guo-du; Wang,Xi-Yu; Liu,Sumei; Qu,MeiHua; Xia,Yun; Needleman,Bradley,J; Mikami,Dean,J; Wood,Jackie,D. 2014. Innervation of enteric mast cells by primary spinal afferents in guinea pig and human small intestine.  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER PHYSIOLOGY. Vol. 307, no. 7. (October): G719-G731.
  • Funk,Luke,M; Suzo,Andrew; Mikami,Dean,J; Needleman,Bradley,J. 2014. Two-year outcomes for medicaid patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a case-control study.  Obesity surgery. Vol. 24, no. 10. (October): 1679-1685.
  • Funk,Luke,M; Suzo,Andrew; Mikami,Dean,J; Needleman,Bradley,J. 2014. Two-Year Outcomes for Medicaid Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: a Case-Control Study.  OBESITY SURGERY. Vol. 24, no. 10. (October): 1679-1685.
  • Wang,Guo-du; Wang,Xi-Yu; Liu,Sumei; Qu,MeiHua; Xia,Yun; Needleman,Bradley,J; Mikami,Dean,J; Wood,Jackie,D. 2014. Innervation of enteric mast cells by primary spinal afferents in guinea pig and human small intestine.  American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology. Vol. 307, no. 7. (October): G719-31.
  • Neff,Robert; McCann,Georgia,A; Carpenter,Kristen,M; Cohn,David,E; Noria,Sabrena; Mikami,Dean; Needleman,Bradley,J; O'Malley,David,M. 2014. Is bariatric surgery an option for women with gynecologic cancer? Examining weight loss counseling practices and training among gynecologic oncology providers.  GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY. Vol. 134, no. 3. (September): 540-545.
  • Neff,Robert; McCann,Georgia,A; Carpenter,Kristen,M; Cohn,David,E; Noria,Sabrena; Mikami,Dean; Needleman,Bradley,J; O'Malley,David,M. 2014. Is bariatric surgery an option for women with gynecologic cancer? Examining weight loss counseling practices and training among gynecologic oncology providers.  Gynecologic oncology. Vol. 134, no. 3. (September): 540-545.
  • Deiuliis,Jeffrey,A; Oghumu,Steve; Duggineni,Dheeraj; Zhong,Jixin; Rutsky,Jessica; Banerjee,Ambar; Needleman,Bradley; Mikami,Dean; Narula,Vimal; Hazey,Jeffrey; Satoskar,Abhay,R; Rajagopalan,Sanjay. 2014. CXCR3 modulates obesity-induced visceral adipose inflammation and systemic insulin resistance.  Obesity. Vol. 22, no. 5. (May): 1264-1274.
  • Chaudhry,Umer,I; Needleman,Bradley,J. 2014. Comment on: Three-year weight outcomes from a bariatric surgery registry in a large integrated healthcare system.  Surgery for obesity and related diseases. Vol. 10, no. 3. (May): 403-404.
  • Linan-Rico, A; Ochoa-Cortes,F; Alhaj,MA; Enneking,J; Bitticker,E; Needleman,BJ; Harzman,A; Grants,I; Christofi,FL. 2014. UTP Evokes CA2+ Oscillations in Human Enterochromaffin Cells via Multiple Intracellular Signaling and Ionic Mechanisms.  Gastroenterology. Vol. 146, no. 5. (May): S-525.
  • Deiuliis,Jeffrey,A; Oghumu,Steve; Duggineni,Dheeraj; Zhong,Jixin; Rutsky,Jessica; Banerjee,Ambar; Needleman,Bradley; Mikami,Dean; Narula,Vimal; Hazey,Jeffrey; Satoskar,Abhay,R; Rajagopalan,Sanjay. 2014. CXCR3 Modulates Obesity-Induced Visceral Adipose Inflammation and Systemic Insulin Resistance.  OBESITY. Vol. 22, no. 5. (May): 1264-1274.
  • Zhong,Jixin; Rao,Xiaoquan; Braunstein,Zachary; Taylor,Anne; Narula,Vimal; Hazey,Jeffrey; Mikami,Dean; Needleman,Bradley; Rutsky,Jessica; Sun,Qinghua; Deiuliis,Jeffrey,A; Satoskar,Abhay,R; Rajagopalan,Sanjay. 2014. T-Cell Costimulation Protects Obesity-Induced Adipose Inflammation and Insulin Resistance.  DIABETES. Vol. 63, no. 4. (April): 1289-1302.
  • Chand B, Indeck M, Needleman BJ, Finnegan M, Van Sickle KR, Ystgaard B, Gossetti F, Pullan RD, Giordano P, McKinley. 2014. A retrospective study evaluating the use of Permacol™ surgical implant in incisional and ventral hernia repair.  Int J Surg. Vol. 12, no. 4. (February): 296-303.
  • Noria SF; Rydlewicz JA; Mikami DJ; Needleman BJ. 2014. Effects Of Bariatric Surgery On Co-Morbid Conditions Associated With Morbid Obesity. In Glucose Intake and Utilization in Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes: Implications of Cardiovascular Disease. Edited by R.R. Watson, B. B. Dokken. San Diego: Elsevier, Inc.
  • Perry,Kyle,A; Shah,Nilay; Memark,Vanchad; Nau,Peter; Needleman,Bradley,J; Hazey,Jeffrey,W. 2013. Specialized Instrumentation Facilitates Stable Peritoneal Access, Gastric Decompression, and Visualization During Transgastric Endoscopic Peritoneoscopy.  SURGICAL INNOVATION. Vol. 20, no. 3. (June): 268-272.
  • Wang,Guo-du; Wang,Xi-Yu; Zou,Fei; Qu,MeiHua; Liu,Sumei; Fei,Guijun; Xia,Yun; Needleman,Bradley,J; Mikami,Dean,J; Wood,Jackie,D. 2013. Mast cell expression of the serotonin(1A) receptor in guinea pig and human intestine.  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER PHYSIOLOGY. Vol. 304, no. 10. (May): G855-G863.
  • Wendling,Mark,R; Linn,John,G; Keplinger,Kara,M; Mikami,Dean,J; Perry,Kyle,A; Melvin,W,Scott; Needleman,Bradley,J. 2013. Omental patch repair effectively treats perforated marginal ulcer following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.  SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES. Vol. 27, no. 2. (February): 384-389.
  • Zhong,Jixin; Rao,Xiaoquan; Deiuliis,Jeffrey; Braunstein,Zachary; Narula,Vimal; Hazey,Jeffrey; Mikami,Dean; Needleman,Bradley; Satoskar,Abhay,R; Rajagopalan,Sanjay. 2013. A Potential Role for Dendritic Cell/Macrophage-Expressing DPP4 in Obesity-Induced Visceral Inflammation.  DIABETES. Vol. 62, no. 1. (January): 149-157.
  • Roland,Jason,C; Needleman,Bradley,J; Muscarella,Peter; Cook,C,H; Narula,Vimal,K; Mikami,Dean,J. 2011. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in patients with body mass index > 70 kg/m(2).  SURGERY FOR OBESITY AND RELATED DISEASES. Vol. 7, no. 5. (September): 587-591.
  • Memark,Vanchad,C; Anderson,Joel,B; Nau,Peter,N; Shah,Nilay; Needleman,Bradley,J; Mikami,Dean,J; Melvin,William,S; Hazey,Jeffrey,W. 2011. Transgastric endoscopic peritoneoscopy does not lead to increased risk of infectious complications.  SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES. Vol. 25, no. 7. (July): 2186-2191.
  • Schuster,D,P; Teodorescu,M; Mikami,D; Foreman,K; Rogers,P; Needleman,B,J. 2011. Effect of bariatric surgery on normal and abnormal renal function.  SURGERY FOR OBESITY AND RELATED DISEASES. Vol. 7, no. 4. (July): 459-464.
  • Nau,Peter; Ellison,E,Christopher; Muscarella,Peter; Mikami,Dean; Narula,Vimal,K; Needleman,Bradley; Melvin,W,Scott; Hazey,Jeffrey,W. 2011. A review of 130 humans enrolled in transgastric NOTES protocols at a single institution.  SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES. Vol. 25, no. 4. (April): 1004-1011.
  • Nau,P; Narula,VK; Needleman,BJ. 2011. Successful management of chyloperitoneum after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in 2 patients.  Surg Obes Relat Dis. Vol. 7, no. 1. (February): 122-123.
  • Sun,Xiaohong; Wang,Xiyu; Wang,Guo-Du; Xia,Yun; Liu,Sumei; Qu,Meihua; Needleman,Bradley,J; Mikami,Dean,J; Melvin,W,Scott; Bohn,Laura,M; Ueno,Ryuji; Wood,Jackie,D. 2011. Lubiprostone Reverses the Inhibitory Action of Morphine on Mucosal Secretion in Human Small Intestine.  DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES. Vol. 56, no. 2. (February): 330-338.
  • Deiuliis,Jeffrey; Shah,Zubair; Shah,Nilay; Needleman,Bradley; Mikami,Dean; Narula,Vimal; Perry,Kyle; Hazey,Jeffrey; Kampfrath,Thomas; Kollengode,Madhukar; Sun,Qinghua; Satoskar,Abhay,R; Lumeng,Carey; Moffatt-Bruce,Susan; Rajagopalan,Sanjay. 2011. Visceral Adipose Inflammation in Obesity Is Associated with Critical Alterations in Tregulatory Cell Numbers.  PLOS ONE. Vol. 6, no. 1. (January): ee16376.
  • Nguyen,Ninh,T; Dakin,Gregory; Needleman,Brad; Pomp,Alfons; Mikami,Dean; Provost,David,A; Scott,Daniel,J; Jones,Daniel,B; Gallagher,Scott; Gagner,Michel; Murr,Michel. 2010. Effect of staple height on gastrojejunostomy during laparoscopic gastric bypass: a multicenter prospective randomized trial.  SURGERY FOR OBESITY AND RELATED DISEASES. Vol. 6, no. 5. (September): 477-482.
  • Nau,Peter; Anderson,Joel; Needleman,Bradley; Ellison,E,Christopher; Melvin,W,Scott; Hazey,Jeffrey,W. 2010. Endoscopic peritoneal access and insufflation: natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery.  GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY. Vol. 71, no. 3. (March): 485-489.
  • Mikami,Dean; Needleman,Bradley; Narula,Vimal; Durant,Janice; Melvin,W,Scott. 2010. Natural orifice surgery: initial US experience utilizing the StomaphyX (TM) device to reduce gastric pouches after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.  SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES. Vol. 24, no. 1. (January): 223-228.
  • Rybaczyk,Leszek; Rozmiarek,Andrew; Circle,Kristin; Grants,Iveta; Needleman,Bradley; Wunderlich,Jacqueline,E; Huang,Kun; Christofi,Fievos,L. 2009. New Bioinformatics Approach to Analyze Gene Expressions and Signaling Pathways Reveals Unique Purine Gene Dysregulation Profiles that Distinguish Between CD and UC.  INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES. Vol. 15, no. 7. (July): 971-984.
  • Narula,Vimal,K; Happel,Lynn,C; Volt,Kevin; Bergman,Simon; Roland,Jason,C; Dettorre,Rebecca; Renton,David,B; Reavis,Kevin,M; Needleman,Bradley,J; Mikami,Dean,J; Ellison,E,Christopher; Melvin,W,Scott; Hazey,Jeffrey,W. 2009. Transgastric endoscopic peritoneoscopy does not require decontamination of the stomach in humans.  SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES. Vol. 23, no. 6. (June): 1331-1336.
  • Needleman,Bradley,J; Happel,Lynn,C. 2008. Bariatric Surgery: Choosing the Optimal Procedure.  SURGICAL CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA. Vol. 88, no. 5. (October): 991-?.
  • Narula,Vimal,K; Hazey,Jeffrey,W; Renton,David,B; Reavis,Kevin,M; Paul,Christopher,M; Hinshaw,Kristen,E; Needleman,Bradley,J; Mikami,Dean,J; Ellison,E,Christopher; Melvin,W,Scott. 2008. Transgastric instrumentation and bacterial contamination of the peritoneal cavity.  SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES. Vol. 22, no. 3. (March): 605-611.
  • Wunderlich, J, E; Needleman, B, J; Chen, Z; Yu, J, G; Wang, Y; Grants, I; Mikami, D, J; Melvin, W, S; Cooke, H, J; Christofi, F L. 2008. Dual purinergic synaptic transmission in the human enteric nervous system.  American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology. Vol. 294, no. 2. (January): G554-G566.
  • Fang, ;XLiu, S; Wang, X-Y; Gao, N; Hu, H-Z; Wang, G-D; Cook, C, H; Needleman, B, J; Mikami, D, J; Xia, Y; Fei, G-J; Hicks, G, A; Wood, J D. 2008. Neurogastroenterology of tegaserod (HTF 919) in the submucosal division of the guinea-pig and human enteric nervous system.  Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society. Vol. 20, no. 1. (January): 80-93.
  • Needlemnan, BJ, Happel LC. 2008. Choosing the Right Bariatric Operation. In Surgical Clinics of North America. Edited by Jon C. Gould and W. Scott Melvin Guest Editors. Philadelphia: W.B.Saunders.
  • Michalsky,M; Teich,S; Needleman, BJ. 2007. Reoperative Bariatric surgery. In Reoperative Pediatric Surgery. Edited by Steven Teich and Donna A. Caniano. Unk: Unk.
  • Emery, Charles, F; Fondow, Meghan D, M; Schneider, Carol, M; Christofi, Fievos, L; Hunt, Chantal; Busby, Andrea, K; Needleman, Bradley, J; Melvin, W Scott; Elsayed-Awad, Hamdy M. 2007. Gastric bypass surgery is associated with reduced inflammation and less depression: a preliminary investigation.  Obesity Surgery. Vol. 17, no. 6. (January): 759-763.
  • Narula, Vimal, K; Watson, William, C; Davis, S Scott; Hinshaw, Kristen; Needleman, Bradley, J; Mikami, Dean, J; Hazey, Jeffrey, W; Winston, John, H; Muscarella, P; Rubin, Mike; Patel, Vipul; Melvin, W Scott. 2007. A computerized analysis of robotic versus laparoscopic task performance.  Surgical endoscopy. Vol. 21, no. 12. (January): 2258-2261.
  • Wunderlich JE,Needleman BJ, Chen Z, Yu JG, Grants I, Hinshaw K, Mikami D, Melvin WS, Cooke HJ, Christofi FL. 2007. Purinergic Synaptic Transmission via ADOA3R and P2Y1R in the Human Enteric Nervous System.  Am. J. Physiol.
  • Needleman,BJ. 2007. Marginal Ulceration. In SAGES Baritric Surgery Manual (in press). Edited by Nguyen. Los Angeles: SAGES.
  • Nguyen, Ninh, T; Silver, Michael; Robinson, Malcolm; Needleman, Bradley; Hartley, Guilford; Cooney, Robert; Catalano, Robert; Dostal, Jackie; Sama, Danny; Blankenship, Jeanne; Burg, Kathryn; Stemmer, Edward; Wilson, Samuel E. 2006. Result of a national audit of bariatric surgery performed at academic centers: a 2004 University HealthSystem Consortium Benchmarking Project.  Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). Vol. 141, no. 5. (January).
  • Davis, S, S; Mikami, D, J; Newlin, M; Needleman, B, J; Barrett, M, S; Fries, R; Larson, T; Dundon, J; Goldblatt, M, I; Melvin, W S. 2006. Heating and humidifying of carbon dioxide during pneumoperitoneum is not indicated: a prospective randomized trial.  Surgical Endoscopy. Vol. 20, no. 1. (January): 153-158.
  • McGuire, Lynanne; Heffner, Kathi; Glaser, Ronald; Needleman, Bradley; Malarkey, William; Dickinson, Stephanie; Lemeshow, Stanley; Cook, Charles; Muscarella, Peter; Melvin, William Scott; Ellison, Edwin Christopher; Kiecolt-Glaser, Janice K. 2006. Pain and wound healing in surgical patients.  Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Vol. 31, no. 2. (January): 165-172.
  • Go, M, R; Muscarella, P, Needleman, B, J; Cook, C, H; Melvin, W S. 2004. Endoscopic management of stomal stenosis after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.  Surgical endoscopy. Vol. 18, no. 1. (January): 56-59.
  • Melvin, W, S; Needleman, B, J; Krause, K, R; Ellison, E C. 2003. Robotic resection of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.  Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A. Vol. 13, no. 1. (January): 33-36.
  • McGrath, Virginia; Needleman, Bradley, J; Melvin, W Scott. 2003. Evolution of the laparoscopic gastric bypass.  Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A. Vol. 13, no. 4. (January): 221-227.
  • Melvin, W S; Needleman, Bradley, J; Krause, Kevin, R; Schneider, Carol; Ellison, E Christopher. 2002. Computer-enhanced vs. standard laparoscopic antireflux surgery.  Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Vol. 6, no. 1. (January): 565-572.
  • Gould, Jon, C; Needleman, Bradley, J, Ellison, E Christopher; Muscarella, Peter; Schneider, Carol; Melvin, W Scott. 2002. Evolution of Minimally invasive Bariatric Surgery.  Surgery. Vol. 132, no. 4. (January).
  • Melvin, W, S; Needleman, B, J; Krause, K, R; Schneider, C; Wolf, R, K; Michler, R, E; Ellison, E C. 2002. Computer-enhanced robotic telesurgery. Initial experience in foregut surgery.  Surgical Endoscopy. Vol. 16, no. 12. (January).
  • Melvin, W. S,Needleman, B. J.,Krause, K, R; Wolf, R, K; Michler, R, E; Ellison, E C. 2001. Computer-assisted robotic heller myotomy: initial case report.  Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A. Vol. 11, no. 4. (January): 251-253.
  • Roland JC, Needleman BJ, Muscarella P, Cook CH, Narula VK, Mikami DJ. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in patients with body mass index > 70 kg/m(2).  Surg Obes Relat Dis.
  • Hall,CR, Needleman, BJ. Bariatric Surgery: A Primer for the Obstetrician. In Obesity and Pregnancy. Edited by Deborah Conoway, M.D,.
  • Emery CF, Fondow MD, Schneider CM, Christofi FL, Hunt C, Busby AK, Needleman BJ, Melvin WS, Elsayed-Awad HM. Dual Purinergic Synaptic Transmission in the Human Enteric Nervous System.  Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol.
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