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Dr. Ashrafi's Research and Publications

Publications

  1. Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Resection of a Large Esophageal Diverticulum With Esophageal Myotomy.
    CTSNet.org (December 2018)
    Percy ED, Panjwani A, Ashrafi AS
     

  2. Perioperative mortality and morbidity after sublobar versus lobar resection for early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer: post-hoc analysis of an international, randomized, phase 3 trial (CALGB/Alliance 140503)
    Lancet Respir Med 2018
    Altorki NK, Wang X, Wigle D, Gu L, Ashrafi AS, et al.
     

  3. Thoracoscopic resection of thoracic esophageal duplication cyst-case report
    National Cancer Center of Mongolia
    Khanui L, Batsukh P, Ganzorig B, Ashrafi AS
     

  4. Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary resection: first series in Western Canada
    Can J Surg Vol. 61 (4 Suppl 2);145. August 2018
    Ojah J, Ashrafi AS
     

  5. The Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE) App: a novel teaching tool for minimally invasive esophagectomy
    Shanghai Chest 2018;2:72 
    Percy ED, Hafizi A, Ojah J, Sundaresan RS, Ashrafi AS
     

  6. Video demonstration of the MIE App showing all features of this multi-platform application for teaching MIE
    Asvide 2018; 5: 747. doi:10.21037/asvide.2018.747
    Percy ED, Hafizi A, Ojah J, Sundaresan RS, Ashrafi AS
     

  7. Video-assisted thoracoscopic sleeve lobectomy for endobronchial neoplasm: a video case series
    J Vis Surg 2018;4:198
    Percy ED, McNeely C, Coffin T, Kearns MJ, Hafizi A, Al-Khaboori S, Razzak R, Ong S, Ashrafi AS
     

  8. Video description of our technique for VATS sleeve lobectomy of LUL lesion with bronchial involvement
    Asvide 2018; 5: 750. doi:10.21037/asvide.2018.750
    Percy ED, McNeely C, Coffin T, Kearns MJ, Hafizi A, Al-Khaboori S, Razzak R, Ong S, Ashrafi AS
     

  9. Video description of our technique for VATS sleeve lobectomy resection of LLL endobronchial lesion
    Asvide 2018; 5: 749. doi:10.21037/asvide.2018.749
    Percy ED, McNeely C, Coffin T, Kearns MJ, Hafizi A, Al-Khaboori S, Razzak R, Ong S, Ashrafi AS
     

  10. Video describing our technique for VATS sleeve lobectomy for RUL lesion with bronchial involvement
    Asvide 2018; 5: 751. doi:10.21037/asvide.2018.751
    Percy ED, McNeely C, Coffin T, Kearns MJ, Hafizi A, Al-Khaboori S, Razzak R, Ong S, Ashrafi AS
     

  11. Perioperative mortality and Morbidity after Lobar versus Sublobar Resection for early stage lung cancer: Results from an international randomized phase III trial (CALGB/Alliance 140503)
    The Lancet Oncology (in press)
    Altorki N, Ashrafi AS et al.
     

  12. Novel Educational App For Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
    International Society For Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS), 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting
    Ojah J, Ashrafi AS, Hafizi A
     

  13. Proposal for Randomized Validation of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy App
    International Society For Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS), 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting
    Ojah J, Ashrafi AS
     

  14. Laparoscopic Total Gastrectomy and Omentectomy with Roux-en-Y Reconstruction
    CTSNet.org (February 2018)
    Ashrafi AS
     

  15. Ruptured gastroepiploic artery aneurysm: a case report.
    International Journal of Surgery Case Reports (2017)
    Ashrafi AS, Michael Horkoff
     

  16. Pan-Canadian Standards for Thoracic Surgery
    Panel Member (March 2017).
    Ashrafi AS
     

  17. VATS Resection of Pulmonary Sequestration
    CTSNet.org (March 2017)
    Manoharan S, Derksen A, Ashrafi AS
     

  18. Open Toupet Repair.
    In Pearson’s Textbook of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, 3rd Edition in press.
    Ashrafi AS, James D Luketich, Sandro Mattioli.
     

  19. VATS Resection of Pulmonary Sequestration.
    ctsnet.org video publication (2016)
    Shiana Manoharan, Austin Derksen, Ahmad S. Ashrafi
     

  20. Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy.
    In John Hunter’s Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgical Operations (In Press)
    Ashrafi AS, James D Luketich
     

  21. Boerhaave’s syndrome secondary to an incarcerated inguinal hernia: A case report.
    International Journal of Surgery Case Reports: 28; 234-36, 2016
    Ahmad S. Ashrafi, Michael J. Horkoff, Waleed M. Mohammad, Shaheer Tadros, Sudhir Sundaresan
     

  22. Minimally invasive transhiatal esophagectomy: a novel approach for treatment of mid and proximal esophageal carcinoma.
    Canadian Journal of Surgery: 59(4 Suppl. 1); 110-11, 2016-Abstract 8
    N. Seyednejad, A. Ashrafi, S. Ong, R. Finley, J. Bond.
    From University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
     

  23. Neoadjuvant chemoradiation versus surgery in managing esophageal cancer.
    Can J Surg, Vol 55(4 Suppl. 1) August 2012-Abstract 101
    Ashrafi AS, Tan-Tam C, et al.
    From the Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey, BC
     

  24. A retrospective analysis of division versus non-division of short gastric vessels in laparoscopic giant paraesophageal hernia repair.
    Can J Surg, Vol. 54, Suppl., August 2011-Abstracts 74
    Ashrafi AS, J. Bond, S. Ong, M. Yamashita, S. Ahmadi
    From the Surrey memorial Hospital, Surrey, BC
     

  25. A novel approach to reduce large bore chest tube days and hospital length of stay post-VATS lobectomy: a prospective comparative study.
    Can J Surg, Vol.54, Suppl., August 2011-Abstracts 78
    Ashrafi AS, J. Bond, S. Ong, M. Yamashita, S. Ahmadi.
    From the Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey, BC
     

  26. Successful Implementation of VATS lobectomy in BC: a preliminary experience.
    Can J Surg, Vol. 53, Suppl., August 2010-Abstracts 92
    Ashrafi AS, J. Bond, S. Ong, M. Yamashita, S. Ahmadi.
    From the Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey, BC
     

  27. Risk of Pneumonectomy following induction chemotherapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer
    The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2009; 88(4): 1079-85
    Tom D’Amato, Ashrafi AS et al.
     

  28. Transhiatal Esophagectomy.
    In Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2nd Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2007-2008) Ashrafi AS, Sundaresan SR.
     

  29. Unusual Mediastinal Tumors.
    In Pearson’s Textbook of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, 3rd Edition 2008
    Sundaresan SR, Ashrafi AS.
     

  30. Open Toupet Repair.
    In Pearson’s Textbook of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, 3rd Edition 2008
    Ashrafi AS, James D Luketich, Sandro Mattioli.
     

  31. MIS Management of Boerhaave’s, a case report and review of the literature.
    Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2007, 83: 317-9
    Ashrafi AS, Awais O, Alvelo-Rivera M.
     

  32. Minimally Invasive Ivor-Lewis Esophagectomy.
    European Surgery (2007) 39/3:141-50
    Ashrafi AS, James D Luketich et al.
     

  33. VATS Lobectomy for lung torsion: A case report and review of the literature.
    CHEST 2006; 130: 308S 309S
    Ashrafi AS, J Wee et al.
     

  34. Dysphagia 4. Thorax ACS Surgery Souba WW, Fink MP, Jurkovich GJ et al Eds.
    WebMD Inc.
    New York 2006
    Ashrafi AS, Sundaresan SR.
     

  35. Is VATS superior to LAT in the Management of spontaneous Pneumothorax?
    Canadian Respiratory Journal: 8(5): 339-42, 2001
    Hyland MJ, Ashrafi AS et al

Research

  1. Title: A Phase III Randomized Trial of Lobectomy Versus Sublobar Resection for Small (<2cm) Peripheral non-Small Cell Lung  Cancer. Protocol No. CALGB 140503. Site Primary Investigator
    Primary Objective to determine whether disease free survival after sub lobar resection (segmentectomy or wedge) is non-inferior to that after lobectomy in patient with small peripheral (<2 cm) NSCLC
     

  2. Title: Adjuvant Melatonin In The Prevention of Recurrence And Mortality Following Lung Cancer Resection: A Randomized Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial. Site Primary Investigator
    Primary Objective to determine the effectiveness of adjuvant melatonin as compared to placebo in the prevention of cancer recurrence and mortality five years after surgical resection of NSCLC
     

  3. Title: A Retrospective Study of Esophagectomy At Surrey Memorial Hospital
    Primary objective of study is to provide the theoretical data needed to evaluate the advantages - as well as possible disadvantages - of the standard approaches in esophagectomy at SMH. The availability of a set of structured data on such a major operation as esophagectomy will provide a sound basis or the outcomes of this operation at SMH. Furthermore, we will then be able to compare our results with other major centres.
     

  4. Title: A Retrospective Study of Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy at Surrey Memorial hospital
    Primary objective of study is to rectify the theoretical gap which exists in view of a missing assessment of the available procedural data for VATS lobectomy at SMH. In doing so it hopes not only to adduce evidence for the successful implementation of VATS lobectomy at SMH, but also to supply the surgical team at SMH with a set of structured data needed to evaluate their modus operandi.
     

  5. Title: A Retrospective Study of Laparoscopic Repair of Giant Para-esophageal Hernia at Surrey Memorial Hospital
    Primary objective study is to fill the theoretical gap which exists in view of the missing assessment of the available procedural data for LGPEH at SMH. By doing so we intend to describe the peri-operative morbidity and mortality associated with the laparoscopic approach, evaluate patient and operative factors contributing to increased risk of peri-operative adverse outcomes and finally identify potential risk factors for radiographic recurrence and the need for re-operation. In addition, our intention is to compare two different surgical approaches in laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. They include routine vs. selective division of short gastric arteries.  

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