Christine Ren-Fielding, M.D.

Selected Publications

  • Parikh M, Dasari M, McMacken M, Ren C, Fielding G, Ogedegbe G. Does a preoperative medically supervised weight loss program improve bariatric surgery outcomes? A pilot randomized study. Surg Endosc (2012) 26:853–861

  • Carelli A., Ren Fielding C, Youn HA, Friedman EB, Finger A., Lok BH., Fielding GA. Impact of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding on Pregnancy, Maternal Weight, and Neonatal Health. Obes Surg, 2011 21;10:1552-55.

  • Khan A, Ren-Fielding C, Traube M. Potentially reversible pseudoachalasia after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2011 Oct;45(9):775-9.

  • Poirier P, Cornier MA, Mazzone T, Stiles S, Cummings S, Klein S, McCullough PA, Ren Fielding C, Franklin BA. Bariatric surgery and cardiovascular risk factors: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. American Heart Association Obesity Committee of the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism. Circulation. 2011 Apr 19;123(15):1683-701.

  • Weichman K, Ren C, Heekoung AY, Casciano R, Stern L, Fielding G. The effectiveness of adjustable gastric banding: a retrospective 6-year U.S. follow-up study. Surg Endosc. 2011 Feb;25(2):397-403

  • Irani K, Youn HA, Ren-Fielding CJ, Fielding GA. Midterm results for gastric banding as salvage procedure for patients with weight loss failure after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Mar-Apr;7(2):219-2

  • Carelli AM, Youn HA, Ren CJ, Fielding GA. Safety of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band: 7-year data from a U.S. center of excellence. Surg Endosc. 2010 Aug;24(8):1819-23.

  • Sultan S, Gupta D, Parikh M, Youn H, Fielding G, Ren-Fielding C. Five-year outcomes of patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2010 Jul-Aug;6(4):373-6.

  • Sultan S, Garg K, Youn H, Fielding G, Ren-Fielding C. Evaluating gastric erosion in band management: an algorithm for stratification of risk. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2010 Jul-Aug; 6(4):386-9.

  • Ren-Fielding C. Comment on: outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in patients with low body mass index. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2010 Jul-Aug;6(4):371-2

  • Nadler EP, Reddy S, Isenalumhe A, Youn HA, Peck V, Ren CJ, Fielding GA. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbidly obese adolescents affects android fat loss, resolution of comorbidities, and improved metabolic status. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Nov;209(5):638-44.

  • Bhoyrul S, Dixon J, Fielding G, Ren Fielding C, Patterson E, Grossbard L, Shayani V, Bessler M, Voellinger D, Billy H, Cywes R, Ehrlich TB, Jones DB, Watkins BM, Ponce J, Brengman M, Schroder G. Safety and effectiveness of bariatric surgery: Roux-en-y gastric bypass is superior to gastric banding in the management of morbidly obese patients: a response. Patient Saf Surg. 2009 Jul 28;3(1):17

  • Sultan S, Parikh M, Youn H, Fielding G, Ren C.Early U.S. outcomes after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in patients with a body mass index less than 35 kg/m(2). Surg Endosc. 2009 Jul;23(7):1569-73.

  • Gamagaris Z, Patterson C, Schaye V, Francois F, Traube M, Fielding CJ, Fielding GA, Youn AH, Weinshel EH. Lap-band impact on the function of the esophagus. Obes Surg. 2008 Oct;18(10):1268-72

  • Shak JR, Roper J, Perez-Perez GI, Tseng CH, Francois F, Gamagaris Z, Patterson C, Weinshel E, Fielding GA, Ren C, Blaser MJ. The effect of laparoscopic gastric banding surgery on plasma levels of appetite-control, insulinotropic, and digestive hormones. Obes Surg. 2008 Sep;18(9):1089-96.

  • Nadler EP, Youn HA, Ren CJ, Fielding GA. An update on 73 US obese pediatric patients treated with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: comorbidity resolution and compliance data. J Pediatr Surg. 2008;43:141

  • Gobble RM, Parikh MS, Greives MR, Ren CJ, Fielding. Gastric banding as a salvage procedure for patients with weight loss failure after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Endosc. 2008;22:1019-2

  • Gulkarov I, Wetterau M, Ren CJ, Fielding GA. Hiatal hernia repair at the initial laparoscopic adjustable gastric band operation reduces the need for reoperation. Surg Endosc. 2008 ;22:1035-4

  • Nadler EP, Youn HA, Ginsburg HB, Ren CJ, Fielding GA. Short-term results in 53 US obese pediatric patients treated with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 ;42:137-41.

  • Kim JT, Ren CJ, Fielding GA, Pitti A, Kasumi T, Wajda M, Lebovits A, Bekker A. Treatment with lavender aromatherapy in the post-anesthesia care unit reduces opioid requirements of morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Obes Surg. 2007;17:920-5.

  • Parikh MS, Laker S, Weiner M, Hajiseyedjavadi O, Ren CJ. Objective comparison of complications resulting from laparoscopic bariatric procedures. J Amer Coll Surg 2006;202:252-261.

  • Goldfeder LB, Ren CJ, Gill JR. Fatal complications of bariatric surgery. Obes Surg. 2006;16:1050-6.

  • Parikh M, Lo H, Chang C, Collings D, Fielding G, Ren CJ. Comparison of outcomes after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in African-Americans and whites. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2006;2:607-10

  • Fielding GA and Ren CJ. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band. Surg Clin North Am. 2005 Feb;85(1):129-40.

  • Ren CJ, Cabrera I, Rajaram K, Fielding GA. Factors influencing patient choice for bariatric operation.

  • Parikh MS, Shen R, Weiner M, Siegel N, Ren CJ. Laparoscopic bariatric surgery in super-obese patients (BMI>50) is safe and effective: a review of 332 patients. Obes Surg. 2005 Jun-Jul;15(6):858-63

  • Parikh MS, Fielding GA, Ren CJ. U.S. experience with 749 laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands: intermediate outcomes. Surg Endosc. 2005;19:1631-1635

  • Kral JG, Christou NV, Flum DR, Wolfe BM, Schauer PR, Gagner M, Ren C, Stiles S, Wadden TA, Tanner S, Stratiff R, Pories WJ, Sugerman HJ. Medicare and bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2005;1:35-63.

  • Slater G, Ren CJ, Siegel N, Williams T, Barr D, Wolfe B, Dolan K, Fielding GA. Serum fat-soluble vitamin deficiency and abnormal calcium metabolism after malabsorptive bariatric surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2004;8:48-55

  • Shen R and Ren CJ. Removal of Peri-Gastric Fat Prevents Acute Obstruction after Lap-Band® Surgery. Obes Surg, 2004;14: 224-229.

  • Ren CJ, Weiner M, Allen JW. Favorable early results of gastric banding for morbid obesity: The American experience. Surg Endo, 2004;18:543-546.

  • Sharaf RN, Weinshel EH, Bini EJ, Rosenberg J and Ren CJ. Radiologic assessment of the upper GI tract: Does it play an important preoperative role in bariatric surgery? Obes Surg 2004;14:313-317.

  • Shen R, Dugay G, Rajaram K, Cabrera I, Siegel N and Ren CJ. Impact of patient follow-up on weight loss after bariatric surgery. Obes Surg, 2004;14:514-519.

  • Ren CJ. Controversies in bariatric surgery: Evidence-based discussions on laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. J Gastrointest Surg, 2004;8:396-397.

  • Kingham TP, Shen R and Ren CJ. Laparoscopic treatment of superior mesenteric artery syndrome. JSLS, 2004;8: 376-379.

  • Sharaf, RN, Weinshel EH, Bini EJ, Rosenberg J, Sherman A, Ren CJ. Endoscopy plays an important preoperative role in bariatric surgery. Obes Surg. 2004 Nov-Dec;14(10):1367-72

  • Ren CJ and Fielding G. Complications of gastric restrictive procedures: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Current Surgery 2003:60:29-39.

  • Ren CJ and Fielding GA. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: surgical technique. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2003;13 (4):257-63

  • Ren CJ, Horgan S, Ponce J. U.S Experience with the Lap-Band System. Amer J Surg 2002:184: S46-S50

  • Ren CJ, Salky B, Reiner M. Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy for ruptured spleen. Surg Endo 2001;15:210

  • Ren CJ, Patterson E, Gagner M. Laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch: A case series of 40 consecutive patients. Obes Surg; 2000;10:214-221.

  • O'Leary JJ, Shapiro RL, Ren CJ, Chuang N, Cohen HW, Potmesil M. Antiangiogenic effects of camptothecin analogues 9-amino-20(S)-camptothecin, topotecan and CPT-11 studied in the mouse cornea model. Clinical Cancer Research 1999; 5: 181-187.

  • Ren CJ, Ueda F, Roses DF, Harris MN, Mignatti P, Rifkin DB, Shapiro RL. Irsogladine maleate inhibits angiogenesis in wild-type and plasminogen activator-deficient mice. Journal of Surgical Research, 1998;77:126-131.

  • Seghezzi G, Patel S, Ren CJ, Gualandris A, Pintucci G, Robbins E, Shapiro RL, Galloway AC, Rifkin DB, Mignatti P. Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) induces vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression in the endothelial cells of forming capillaries: an autocrine mechanism contributing to angiogenesis. Journal of Cell Biology 1998; 141:1659-1673.

  • Chuang N, Ren CJ, Roses DF, Rifkin DB, Shapiro RL. Melanoma lung metastases in wild-type urokinase- and tissue-type plasminogen activator knockout mice. Proc. of the American Association of Cancer Research. 1998: 39; 297.

  • Cooke JP, Creager SJ, Scales KM, Ren CJ, Tsapatsaris NP, Beetham WP, Creager MA. Role of digital artery adrenoceptors in Raynaud's disease. Vascular Medicine 1997; 2:1-7.

  • Hirsch AT, Majzoub JA, Ren CJ, Scales KM, Creager MA. Contribution of vasopressin to blood pressure regulation during hypovolemic hypotension in humans. Journal of Applied Physiology 1993; 75 (5): 1984-8

  • Creager MA, Quigg RJ, Ren CJ, Roddy M, Colucci WS. Limb vasodilator responsiveness to beta-adrenoceptor stimulation in patients with congestive heart failure. Circulation 1991; 83:1873-1879