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Peter N. Nau, MD, MS, FACS

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Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery - Gastrointestinal, Minimally invasive and Bariatric Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Office
4626 JCP
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-356-7675

Education

BA, St. Olaf College
MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
MS, Ohio State University
Resident, General Surgery, Ohio State University Medical Center
Fellow, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Licensure and Certifications

Board Certified, General Surgery - American Board of Surgery
Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine

Publications

Kavanagh, R., Smith, J., Avgenackis, E., Jones, D. & Nau, P. (2020). A Comparison of the Effects of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy on Body Mass Composition as Measured by Air Displacement Plethysmography. Obesity Surgery, 30(2), 451-455. DOI: 10.1007/s11695-019-04178-8.

Nau, P. N., Pauli, E. M., Sandler, B. J., Trus, T. L. (Eds.) (2020). The SAGES Manual of Flexible Endoscopy. Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-23590-1.

Hendrickson, N. R., Mayo, Z., Shamrock, A., Kesler, K., Glass, N., Nau, P. & Miller, B. J. (2020). Sarcopenia is associated with increased mortality but not complications following resection and reconstruction of sarcoma of the extremities. Journal of Surgical Oncology. DOI: 10.1002/jso.25898.

Nau, P., Jackson, H. T., Aryaie, A., Ibele, A., Shouhed, D., Lo Menzo, E., Kurian, M. & Khaitan, L. (2020). Surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease in the obese patient. Surgical Endoscopy, 34(1), 450-457. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-019-07231-w.

Masadeh, M., Nau, P., Chandra, S., Klair, J., Keech, J., Parekh, K., Abiad, R. E. & Gerke, H. (2019). Experience with Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy for Achalasia and Spastic Esophageal Motility Disorders at a Tertiary U.S. Center. Clinical Endoscopy. DOI: 10.5946/ce.2019.110.

Kavanagh, R., Smith, J., Bashir, U., Jones, D., Avgenackis, E. & Nau, P. (2019). Optimizing bariatric surgery outcomes: a novel preoperative protocol in a bariatric population with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Surgical Endoscopy. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-019-06934-4.

Bashir, U., El Abiad, R., Gerke, H., Keech, J., Parekh, K. & Nau, P. (2019). Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy Is Feasible and Safe in a Gastric Bypass Population. Obesity Surgery. DOI: 10.1007/s11695-019-04026-9.

Kavanagh, R., Nau, P. N. (2019). Laparoscopic Heller myotomy-A review of the literature. J Xiangya Med, 4, 12.

Kavanagh, R., Nau, P. (2019). Laparoscopic surgical treatment for recurrent gastroesophageal reflux disease. ANNALS OF LAPAROSCOPIC AND ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY, 4. DOI: 10.21037/ales.2019.05.12.

Wierzbicki, J., Nau, P. (2019). Surgical Management: Billroth II. In The SAGES Manual of Foregut Surgery. pp. 685-694. Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96122-4_59.

Su, B., Kavanagh, R., Nau, P. & Ujiki, M. B. (2020). Advanced Endoscopic Tissue Resection Methods: Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA), Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD), and Endoscopic Full Thickness Resection (EFTR). In The SAGES Manual of Flexible Endoscopy. pp. 175-191. Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-23590-1_11.

Carroll, R., Fontan, F., Lehmann, R., Smith, J. & Nau, P. (In Press). Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for the management of hiatal hernia and failed fundoplication in patients with obesity. Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery.

Nau, P. N. (In Press). Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. In Chassin's Operative Strategy in General Surgery: An Expositive Atlas. (4th Edition) Springer.

Nau, P. N. (In Press). Advanced Tissue Resection Methods. In The SAGES Manual of Flexible Endoscopy.

Olmsted, C., Nau, P. (2018). Anterior Versus Posterior Fundoplication, Are They Equal?. In Hiatal Hernia Surgery. pp. 93-104. Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-64003-7_6.

Nau, P. N., Olmsted, C. (2018). Anterior vs posterior fundoplication for GERD and hiatal hernia, are they equal?. In Evidence based hiatal hernia surgery-advances and controversies.. Springer.

DeAndrade, J., Pedersen, M., Garcia, L. & Nau, P. (2018). Sarcopenia is a risk factor for complications and an independent predictor of hospital length of stay in trauma patients. The Journal of surgical research, 221, 161-166. PMID: 29229123.

Pedersen, M., Cromwell, J. & Nau, P. (2017). Sarcopenia is a Predictor of Surgical Morbidity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases, 23(10), 1867-1872. PMID: 28604415.

Olmsted, C., Nau, P. (2017). Anterior versus posterior fundoplication, are they equal?. In Hiatal Hernia Surgery: An Evidence Based Approach. pp. 93-104. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-64003-7_6.

Nau, P. N. (2017). Book review of Fundoplication Surgery: A Clinical Guide to Optimizing Results. by Aye, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N. (2017). Book review of Metabolism and Pathophysiology of Bariatric Surgery: Nutrition, Procedures, Outcomes and Adverse Effects. by Preedy, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N. (2017). Book review of Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy, Therapeutic Endoscopy and Notes. by Jones, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N. (2017). Book review of The SAGES Manual Operating Through the Endoscope. by Kroh, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N. (2017). Laparoscopic Liver, Pancreas, and Biliary Surgery: Textbook and Illustrated Video Atlas. by Conrad, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. (2017). Laparoscopic Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device Using the Linx System. In Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery. pp. 37-39. Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-44797-1_9.

Nau, P. (2017). Laparoscopic Partial Fundoplication. In Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery. pp. 33-36. Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-44797-1_8.

Nau, P. N. (2017). Partial Fundoplication. In Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery. (3rd Edition) Springer.

Masadeh, M. M., Chandra, S., Shen, H., Klair, J., Naveed, M., Nau, P., Keech, J., Parekh, K., El Abiad, Rami, & Gerke, H. (2017). Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy for Achalasia, Esophagogastric Junction Outflow Obstruction and Diffuse Esophageal Spasm; A Us Tertiary Care Center Experience. (Vols. 85). (5), pp. AB585-AB586. GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY.

Nau, P., Hazey, J. (2017). Transgastric Peritoneoscopy. In Clinical Gastroenterology. pp. 173-181. Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-50610-4_14.

De Andrade, J. P., Nau, P. (2017). Resection of Meckel’s Diverticulum. In Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery. pp. 161-162. Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-44797-1_45.

Nau, P. N. (2017). The SAGES Manual: Transition to Practice. (1st Edition) Springer.

Renton, D., Nau, P. N., Gee, D. W. (Eds.) (2017). The SAGES Manual: Transition to Practice. Springer, 1st ed..

Pederson, M., Cromwell, J., Mezhir, J. J. & Nau, P. (2016). 899 Sarcopenia Is a Predictor of Surgical Complications in a Population Younger Than 40 Years Suffering From Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Gastroenterology, 150(4), S1192-S1193. DOI: 10.1016/s0016-5085(16)34031-8.

Nau, P. N. (2016). Book review of Fundoplication Surgery: A Clinical Guide to Optimizing Results. by Aye, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N. (2016). Book review of Bariatric Surgery (Video Atlas of Laparoscopic Surgery). by Pullat, http://www.doody.com, Volume 1.

Nau, P. N. (2016). Book review of Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice, 6th edition. by Mulholland, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N. (2016). Book review of Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy, Therapeutic Endoscopy and Notes. by Jones, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N. (2016). Book review of Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice. by Townsend, http://www.doody.com,(20th Edition).

Nau, P. N. (2016). Book review of Textbook of Surgical Gastroenterology- 2 Volume Set. by Mishra, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N. (2016). Book review of The SAGES Manual Operating Through the Endoscope. by Kroh, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N., Rattner, D. W. (2016). Examples of Surgical Innovation by Surgeons: Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery. In The SAGES Manual: Ethics of Surgical Innovation. pp. 25-36. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-27663-2_4.

Nau, P., Rattner, D. W. (2016). Examples of Surgical Innovation by Surgeons: Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery. In The SAGES Manual Ethics of Surgical Innovation. pp. 25-36. Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-27663-2_4.

Nau, P. N., Rattner, D. W. (2016). Gastroesophageal Reflux. In K. Lillemoe , M. de Moya , M. House , M. Hutter (Eds.) Decision Support in Medicine.

Nau, P. N., Wierzbicki, J., Wideroff, M. & Granchi, T. (2016). Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication with delayed gastrocardiac fistula. Journal of Gastric Disorders, 3.

Joglekar, S., Nau, P. N. & Mezhir, J. J. (2015). The impact of sarcopenia on survival and complications in surgical oncology: A review of the current literature--Author response. (Vols. 112). (8), pp. 910. Journal of surgical oncology. PMID: 26768515.

Joglekar, S., Nau, P. N. & Mezhir, J. J. (2015). The impact of sarcopenia on survival and complications in surgical oncology: A review of the current literature. Journal of surgical oncology, 112(5), 503-9. PMID: 26310812.

Sheu, E. G., Nau, P., Nath, B., Kuo, B. & Rattner, D. W. (2015). A comparative trial of laparoscopic magnetic sphincter augmentation and Nissen fundoplication. Surgical endoscopy, 29(3), 505-9. PMID: 25012804.

Nau, P., Molina, G., Shima, A., Hani, A. & Meireles, O. (2015). Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is associated with an increased exposure to ionizing radiation. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, 11(2), 308-12. PMID: 25820075.

Saurabh, S., Smith, J. K., Pedersen, M., Jose, P., Nau, P. & Samuel, I. (2015). Scheduled intravenous acetaminophen reduces postoperative narcotic analgesic demand and requirement after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, 11(2), 424-30. PMID: 25614351.

Place, T. L., Nau, P. & Mezhir, J. J. (2015). Minimally invasive pancreatectomy for cancer: a critical review of the current literature. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 19(2), 375-86. PMID: 25389057.

Nau, P. N. (2015). Book review of Atlas of Esophageal Surgery. by Fisichella, Patti, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N. (2015). Book review of Metabolic Medicine and Surgery. by Rothkopf, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N. (2015). Book review of Operative Techniques in Foregut Surgery. by Hawn, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P., Rattner, D. (2014). Laparoscopic Heller myotomy as the gold standard for treatment of achalasia. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 18(12), 2201-7. PMID: 25205539.

Nau, P. N. (2014). Book review of ACS Surgery- 2 Volume Set. by Ashley, http://www.doody.com,(7th Edition).

Nau, P. N. (2014). Book review of Differential Diagnosis in Surgery. by Sakr, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N. (2014). Book review of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: An Evidence Based Guide. by Agresta, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N. (2014). Book review of Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery. by Swanstorm, http://www.doody.com,(4th Edition).

Nau, P. N. (2014). Book review of Reoperative Abdominal Surgery. by Mizrahi, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N. (2014). Book review of Treatment of Postoperative Complications after Digestive Surgery. by Kim, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N., Muscarella, P. (2013). Laparoscopic bypass for pancreatic cancer. In Current Surgical Therapy, 11th Edition. Elsevier.

He, W. A., Berardi, E., Cardillo, V. M., Acharyya, S., Aulino, P., Thomas-Ahner, J., Wang, J., Bloomston, M., Muscarella, P., Nau, P., Shah, N., Butchbach, M. E., Ladner, K., Adamo, S., Rudnicki, M. A., Keller, C., Coletti, D., Montanaro, F. & Guttridge, D. C. (2013). NF-?B-mediated Pax7 dysregulation in the muscle microenvironment promotes cancer cachexia. The Journal of clinical investigation, 123(11), 4821-35. PMID: 24084740.

Nau, P. N., Rattner, D. W. & Meireles, O. (2013). Linitis plastica presenting two years after elective Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for treatment of morbid obesity: a case report and review of the literature. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. PMID: 24060402.

Perry, K. A., Shah, N., Memark, V., Nau, P., Needleman, B. J. & Hazey, J. W. (2013). Specialized instrumentation facilitates stable peritoneal access, gastric decompression, and visualization during transgastric endoscopic peritoneoscopy. Surgical innovation, 20(3), 268-72. PMID: 22858574.

Nau, P. N. (2013). Book review of Atlas of Single Incision Laparoscopic Operations in General Surgery. by Wu, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N. (2013). Book review of Textbook of Practical Laparoscopic Surgery. by Mishra, http://www.doody.com,(3rd Edition).

Nau, P. N. (2013). Book review of Therapeutics of Digestive Endoscopic Tunnel Technique. by Linghu, http://www.doody.com.

Nau, P. N., Hazey, J. W. (2012). Infection Control in NOTES. In Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES): Textbook and Video-Atlas.. pp. 29-38. Wiley-Blackwell.

Nau, P. N., Sylla, P. (2012). Surgical Innovation: From Laparoscopy to NOTES. Gastrointestinal Intervention, 1, 25-29.

Nau, P. N., Liu, J., Ellison, E. C., Hazey, J. W., Henn, M., Muscarella, P., Narula, V. K. & Melvin, W. S. (2011). Novel reconstruction of the extrahepatic biliary tree with a biosynthetic absorbable graft. HPB (Oxford)., 13(8), 573-578. PMID: 21762301.

Memark, V. C., Anderson, J. B., Nau, P. N., Shah, N., Needleman, B. J., Mikami, D. J., Melvin, W. S. & Hazey, J. W. (2011). Transgastric endoscopic peritoneoscopy does not lead to increased risk of infectious complications. Surgical endoscopy, 25(7), 2186-91. PMID: 21298546.

Nau, P. N., Ellison, E. C., Muscarella, P., Mikami, D., Narula, V. K., Needleman, B., Melvin, W. S. & Hazey, J. W. (2011). A review of 130 humans enrolled in transgastric NOTES protocols at a single institution. Surgical Endoscopy, 25(4), 1004-1011. PMID: 20976500.

Nau, P. N., Anderson, J., Happel, L., Yuh, B., Narula, V. K., Needleman, B., Ellison, E. C., Melvin, W. S. & Hazey, J. W. (2011). Safe alternative transgastric peritoneal access in humans: NOTES. Surgery, 149(1), 147-152. PMID: 20122706.

Nau, P., Narula, V. & Needleman, B. (2011). Successful management of chyloperitoneum after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in 2 patients. Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, 7(1), 122-3. PMID: 20727835.

Nau, P. (2011). Infection Control in NOTES. In Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). Wiley-Blackwell.

Nau, P. N., Narula, V. K. & Needleman, B. (2011). Successful management of chyloperitoneum after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in two patients. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 7(1), 122-123. PMID: 20727835.

Nau, P. N., Go, M. R. (2010). December Interactive Case Study of the Month: A 65-year-old woman with persistent crampy abdominal pain. Society for Vascular Medicine.

Nau, P. N., Demyttenaere, S., Narula, V., Muscarella, P., Hazey, J., Ellison, E. & Melvin, W. S. (2010). Pheochromocytoma does not increase risk in laparoscopic adrenalectomy. Surgical Endoscopy, 24(11), 2760-2764. PMID: 20376497.

Nau, P. N., Liu, J., Dilhoff, M., Forster, M., Hazey, J. & Melvin, W. S. (2010). Two cases of small cell carcinoma of the gallbladder. Case Report Med. PMID: 20953379.

Nau, P. N., Yuh, B., Muscarella, P., Ellison, E. C., Anderson, J., Happel, L., Melvin, W. S. & Hazey, J. W. (2010). Diagnostic Transgastric Endoscopic Peritoneoscopy: Extension of Initial Human Trial for Staging of Pancreatic Head Masses. (Vols. 24). (6), pp. 1440-1446. Surgical Endoscopy. PMID: 20054581.

Nau, P. N., Anderson, J., Needleman, B., Ellison, E. C., Melvin, W. S. & Hazey, J. W. (2010). Endoscopic peritoneal access and insufflation: natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 71(3), 485-489. PMID: 20003968.

Nau, P. N., Melvin, W. S., Narula, V. K., Bloomston, P. M., Ellison, E. C. & Muscarella, P. (2009). Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy with Splenic Conservation: An Operation without Increased Morbidity. Gastroenterology Research and Practice. PMID: 20049337.

Demyttenaere, S. V., Nau, P. N., Henn, M., Beck, C., Zaruby, J., Primavera, M., Kirsch, D., Miller, J., Liu, J. J., Bellizzi, A. & Melvin, W. S. (2009). Barbed suture for gastrointestinal closure: a randomized control trial. Surgical Innovation, 16(3), 237-242. PMID: 19783567.

Nau, P. N., Yuh, B., Anderson, J., Happel, L., Ellison, E. C., Melvin, W. S. & Hazey, J. W. (2009). Diagnostic Transgastric Endoscopic Peritoneoscopy for Evaluation of the Abdominal Wall, Adhesiolysis and Direction of Trocar Placement in the Morbidly Obese. (Vols. 23). pp. S204-S341. Surgical Endoscopy.

Winkleman, B. J., Nau, P. N., Needleman, B. J. & Mikami, D. J. (2009). EndoFlip: A Novel Device for Precise Measurement of Gastric Pouch Volume and Wall Compliance. (Vols. 23). pp. S204-S341. Surgical Endoscopy.

Demyttenaere, S. V., Nau, P. N., Roland, J. C., Bittenbender, P., Muscarella, P., Melvin, W. S. & Ellison, E. C. (2009). From Start to Finish: 117 Consecutive Laparoscopic Adrenalectomies. (Vols. 23). pp. S204-S341. Surgical Endoscopy.

Anderson, J. B., Needleman, B. J., Mikami, D. J., Narula, V. K., Nau, P. N., Dettorre, R., Demyttenaere, S. V., Winkleman, B. J., Melvin, W. S. & Hazey, J. W. (2009). Transgastric Endoscopic Peritoneoscopy Does Not Lead to Increased Risk of Infectious Complications. (Vols. 23). pp. S204-S341. Surgical Endoscopy.

Nau, P. N., Yuh, B., Anderson, J., Happel, L., Ellison, E. C., Melvin, W. S. & Hazey, J. (2009). Transgastric Endoscopic Peritoneoscopy for Evaluation of the Abdominal Wall, Adhesiolysis and Direction of Trocar Placement in the Morbidly Obese. (Vols. 23). pp. S204-S341. Surgical Endoscopy.

Nau, P. N., Yuh, B., Anderson, J., Happel, L., Ellison, E. C., Melvin, W. S. & Hazey, J. (2009). Transgastric Endoscopic Peritoneoscopy for Evaluation of the Abdominal Wall, Adhesiolysis and Direction of Trocar Placement in the Morbidly Obese. (Vols. 23). Surgical Endoscopy.

Ralphe, J. C., Nau, P. N., Mascio, C. E., Van Natta, T., Segar, J. L. & Scholz, T. D. (2005). Myocardial glucose transporters in the chronically anemic fetal heart. (Vols. 58). (4), pp. 713-718. Pediatric Research. PMID: 16189198.

Mascio, C. E., Van Natta, T., Ralphe, J. C., Nau, P. N., Segar, J. L. & Scholz, T. D. (2005). Regulation of myocardial expression of vasculogenic factors and glycolytic enzymes in the anemic ovine fetus. In Pediatric Research. (Vols. 53). (4), pp. 713-718.

Ralphe, J. C., Nau, P. N., Segar, J. L. & Scholz, T. D. (2005). Regulation of myocardial glucose transporters in the chronically anemic fetal heart. Pediatric Research, 58(4), 713-718. PMID: 16189198.

Ralphe, J. C., Nau, P. N., Mascio, C. E., Van Natta, T., Segar, J. L. & Scholz, T. D. (2003). Myocardial glucose transporters, GLUT1 and GLUT4, in the chronically anemic fetal heart. In Pediatric Research. (Vols. 53). (4), pp. 344A.

Mascio, C. E., Van Natta, T., Ralphe, J. C., Nau, P. N., Segar, J. L. & Scholz, T. D. (2003). Regulation of myocardial expression of vasculogenic factors and glycolytic enzymes in the anemic ovine fetus. (Vols. 53). (4), pp. 344A. Pediatric Research.

Nau, P. N., Van Natta, T., Ralphe, J. C., TenEye, C. J., Bedell, K. A., Calderone, C. A., Segar, J. L. & Scholz, T. D. (2002). Metabolic adaptation of the fetal and post-natal ovine heart: Regulatory role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 and nuclear respiratory factor-1. Pediatric Research, 269-278. PMID: 12149506.

Mezhir, J. J., Nau, P. N., Lizarraga, I. & Weigel, R. J. History of Modern Surgical Oncology.

Nau, P. N., Muscarella, P. Laparoscopic bypass for pancreatic cancer. In Current Surgical Therapy. (11th Edition) Elsevier.