Dr. Tsafrir Vanounou

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Oncology, McGill University

Contact Information
514-340-8222 x26775
Email address: 
tvanounou [at] jgh.mcgill.ca
Jewish General Hospital (JGH)
General surgery
Selected publications: 

1: Vanounou T, Steel JL, Nguyen KT, Tsung A, Marsh JW, Geller DA, Gamblin TC.
Comparing the clinical and economic impact of laparoscopic versus open liver
resection. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Apr;17(4):998-1009. doi:
10.1245/s10434-009-0839-0. Epub 2009 Dec 22. PubMed PMID: 20033324; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC3119901.

2: Vanounou T, Groeschl RT, Geller DA, Marsh JW, Gamblin TC. Economic model of
observation versus immediate resection of hepatic adenomas. J Surg Oncol. 2012
Sep 15;106(4):491-7. doi: 10.1002/jso.23099. Epub 2012 Mar 22. PubMed PMID:

3: Wang Y, Bergman S, Piedimonte S, Vanounou T. Bridging the gap between open and
minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy: the hybrid approach. Can J Surg. 2014
Aug;57(4):263-70. PubMed PMID: 25078932; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4119119.

4: Trabulsi N, Pelletier JS, Abraham C, Vanounou T. Preoperative Diagnostic
Angiogram and Endovascular Aortic Stent Placement for Appleby Resection
Candidates: A Novel Surgical Technique in the Management of Locally Advanced
Pancreatic Cancer. HPB Surg. 2015;2015:523273. doi: 10.1155/2015/523273. Epub
2015 Sep 28. PubMed PMID: 26491217; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4600866.

5: Piedimonte S, Wang Y, Bergman S, Vanounou T. Early experience with robotic
pancreatic surgery in a Canadian institution. Can J Surg. 2015 Dec;58(6):394-401.
PubMed PMID: 26574831; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4651691.

6: Vanounou T, Garfinkle R. Evaluation of Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic
Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis of Colorectal Origin
in the Era of Value-Based Medicine. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Aug;23(8):2556-61. doi:
10.1245/s10434-016-5096-4. Epub 2016 Mar 8. Review. PubMed PMID: 26957499.

7: Levy J, Tahiri M, Vanounou T, Maimon G, Bergman S. Diagnostic Laparoscopy with
Ultrasound Still Has a Role in the Staging of Pancreatic Cancer: A Systematic
Review of the Literature. HPB Surg. 2016;2016:8092109. doi: 10.1155/2016/8092109.
Epub 2016 Mar 30. Review. PubMed PMID: 27122655; PubMed Central PMCID:

8: Conlon KC, de Rooij T, van Hilst J, Abu Hidal M, Fleshman J, Talamonti M,
Vanounou T, Garfinkle R, Velanovich V, Kooby D, Vollmer CM; Minimally Invasive
Pancreatic Resection Organizing Committee. Minimally invasive pancreatic
resections: cost and value perspectives. HPB (Oxford). 2017 Mar;19(3):225-233.
doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2017.01.019. Epub 2017 Mar 6. PubMed PMID: 28268161.

9: Levy J, Zuckerman J, Garfinkle R, Acuna SA, Touchette J, Vanounou T, Pelletier
JS. Intra-arterial therapies for unresectable and chemorefractory colorectal
cancer liver metastases: a systematic review and meta-analysis. HPB (Oxford).
2018 Oct;20(10):905-915. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2018.04.001. Epub 2018 Jun 7. Review.
PubMed PMID: 29887263.

10: Tholomier C, Wang Y, Aleynikova O, Vanounou T, Pelletier JS. Biliary mucinous
cystic neoplasm mimicking a hydatid cyst: a case report and literature review.
BMC Gastroenterol. 2019 Jun 24;19(1):103. doi: 10.1186/s12876-019-1001-5. PubMed
PMID: 31234803; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6591873.

Clinical Interests: 

Surgical Oncology, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic, Robotic)

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