Eitan Podgaetz, MD, MPH

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Thoracic Surgery Clinic
Masonic Memorial Building
Masonic Cancer Clinic
424 Harvard St.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-LUNG (5864)

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My professional goal is to identify the best treatments for my patients—tailoring therapy by considering not only the disease, but also the personal situation of each patient and family. I have particular interest in treating conditions affecting the trachea and bronchi, such as tracheal stenosis and tracheomalacia.

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Benzon Dy, Eitan Podgaetz, Geoffrey B. Thompson, William F. Young Jr. Pheochromocytoma, MEN 2A and pregnancy. A case report with review of the literature. World Journal of Endocrine Surgery, January-April 2012;4(1):29-32

Asra Hashmi, Eitan Podgaetz, Melanie L. Richards. Laparoscopic resection of an undifferentiated pleomorphic splenic sarcoma. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. JSLS, 2010 Jul-Sep;14(3):426-30

Podgaetz, E., Gharagozloo, F., Najam, F., Sadeghi, N., Margolis, M. and Tempesta, B. J.. (2009). A novel robot-assisted technique for excision of a posterior mediastinal thyroid goiter: A combined cervico-mediastinal approach. Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, 4(4), 225-228. 2009

Podgaetz E., Tannebaum I, Cahan J. The Great Mimic: Meckel’s Diverticulitis - A Case Report. Accepted for publication, Contemporary Surgery 2010

Podgaetz E, Mathis KL. Mammography, ultrasound and MRI in Breast Cancer: Friends or foes? Contemporary Surgery, Vol 62, No 8, Aug 2006

Sarr MG, Podgaetz E, Lane JS. Bioprostheses: Are they the future of incisional/acquired hernia repair? Proceedings of the Suvretta Hernia Meeting IV, St. Moritz, Switzerland, 2006.

Mercado MA, Chan C, Orozco H, Podgaetz E, Porras-Aguilar DE, Ramos De la Medina A, Hinojosa CA, Plata-Muñoz JJ, Jaramillo C, Oki FI, Low serum albumin is not a contraindication for early iatrogenic bile duct injury repair Ann Hepetol. Jul-Sept 2005, Volume: 4, Pages: 184-187

Mercado MA, Chan C, Orozco H, Hinojosa CA, Podgaetz E, Ramos-Gallardo G, GalvezTrevino R, Valdes-Villarreal M. Prognostic implications of preserved bile duct confluence after iatrogenic injury. Hepatogastroenterology. 2005 Jan-Feb;52(61):40-4

Podgaetz E, Chan C, and the Liver Transplant Team. Liver Transplantation for Wilson’s Disease: Our Experience with Review of the Literature. Ann Hepatol. 2003 JulSep;2(3):131-4

Chan C, Olivera MA, Leal PR, Mercado MA, Anthon FJ, Podgaetz E, Domínguez M, Orozco H. Liver Transplantation Program at the National Institute “Salvador Zubirán” of Medical Sciences and Nutrition in México City. Rev Gastroenterol Mex 2003 Oct;68(2):83-86 (Spanish)

Chan C, Anthon FJ, Podgaetz E, Mercado MA, Domínguez M, Orozco H. Liver Transplant in Patients With Hepatocarcinoma. Rev Gastroenterol Mex 2003 Oct;68(2):52-56 (Spanish)

Orozco H, Mercado MA, Chan C, Hinojosa CA, Plata Muñoz JJ, Salgado-Nesme N, Cisneros de Ajuria R, Anthon FJ, and Podgaetz E. Surgical Treatment for Portal Hypertension: Derivations, Devascularizations and Transplantation. Rev Gastroenterol Mex 2003 Oct;68(2):48-51 (Spanish)

Contreras JL, Chan C, Vilatoba M, Anthon FJ, Podgaetz E, Eckhoff DE. Liver Transplantation: General Considerations. Rev Gastroenterol Mex 2003 Oct;68(2):7-18

Chan C, Olivera MA, Hernandez D, Podgaetz E, Anthon FJ, Leal P. Liver Transplant for Hepatitis C. Rev Invest Clin. 2004 Jul-Aug;56(4):513-21

Torres-Villalobos G, Podgaetz E, Anthon FJ, Remes-Troche JM, Robles-Diaz G and Chan C. Single Pancreatic Metastasis From a Previously Resected Carcinoma of the Cecum: A Case Report. Curr Surg. 2004 May-Jun;61(3):328-30

Chan C, Podgaetz E, Torres-Villalobos G, Anthon FJ, Herrera M. Central Pancreatectomy as an Indication for Various Benign Pancreatic Tumors. Am Surg. 2004 Apr;70(4):304-6.

Mercado MA, Hinojosa CA, Chan C, Anthon FJ, Podgaetz E, Orozco H. Portal Biliopathy. Rev Gastroenterol Mex. 2004 Jan-Mar;69(1):37-41 (Spanish)

Plata-Muñoz JJ, Anthon FJ, Podgaetz E, Avila-Flores F, Chan C. Polysplenia Syndrome in the Adult Patient. Case Report with Review of the Literature. Ann Hepatol. 2004 JulSep;3(3):114-7

Mercado MA, Chan C, Orozco H, Podgaetz E, Porras-Aguilar DE, Lozano RR, DavilaCervantes A. Iatrogenic Intestinal Injury Concomitant To Iatrogenic Bile Duct Injury: The Second Component. Curr Surg. 2004 Jul-Aug;61(4):380-5
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