Alexander Ayzengart

Alexander Ayzengart, MD, MPH, FACS

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-SURGERY-GI-MINIM INVAS SURG
Business Phone: (352) 265-0535

About Alexander Ayzengart

Alexander L. Ayzengart, MD, MPH, FACS, is an assistant professor in the division of general surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor. Dr. Ayzengart completed his general surgery residency at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. He completed subspecialty training in advanced laparoscopic, metabolic, and bariatric surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He also served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. Dr. Ayzengart was a staff general surgeon at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Camp Pendleton and a department head at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan.

Dr. Ayzengart’s clinical interests include weight loss surgery, gastroesophageal disease, anti-reflux surgery, and abdominal and inguinal hernia surgery. His research interests include novel techniques in management of gastroesophageal conditions.

He is board-certified through the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the Naffziger Surgical Society.

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Achalasia
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Barrett esophagus
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal stricture – benign
  • Esophagectomy – minimally invasive
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Small bowel resection
  • Spleen removal
  • Stomach cancer

Publications

2021
Barrett’s esophagus after sleeve gastrectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 93(2):343-352.e2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.gie.2020.08.008. [PMID] 32798535.
2020
Correction: Prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus in obese patients undergoing pre-bariatric surgery evaluation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Endoscopy. 52(7) [DOI] 10.1055/a-1174-3656. [PMID] 32422660.
2020
Intelligent, Autonomous Machines in Surgery.
The Journal of surgical research. 253:92-99 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2020.03.046. [PMID] 32339787.
2020
Prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus in obese patients undergoing pre-bariatric surgery evaluation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Endoscopy. 52(7):537-547 [DOI] 10.1055/a-1145-3500. [PMID] 32325514.
2019
Endoscopic stent placement and suturing for the management of a disconnected Roux limb after bariatric surgery.
VideoGIE : an official video journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 4(12):556-557 [DOI] 10.1016/j.vgie.2019.08.007. [PMID] 31832563.
2019
Neurocognitive Deficits in a Cohort With Class 2 and Class 3 Obesity: Contributions of Type 2 Diabetes and Other Comorbidities.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 27(7):1099-1106 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.22508. [PMID] 31116012.
2018
Endoscopic Dilation of Bariatric RNY Anastomotic Strictures: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Obesity surgery. 28(12):4053-4063 [DOI] 10.1007/s11695-018-3491-6. [PMID] 30244332.
2018
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in patients with heart failure and left ventricular assist devices as a bridge to transplant.
Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. 14(9):1269-1273 [DOI] 10.1016/j.soard.2018.04.005. [PMID] 29929856.
2014
Sigmoid colon penetration by an intrauterine device: a case report and literature review.
Military medicine. 179(1):e127-9 [DOI] 10.7205/MILMED-D-13-00268. [PMID] 24402999.
2013
Distraction osteogenesis following low-dose hyperfractionated irradiation in the rat mandible.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 71(8):1465-70 [DOI] 10.1016/j.joms.2013.02.011. [PMID] 23866952.
2012
The effects of high dose and highly fractionated radiation on distraction osteogenesis in the murine mandible.
Radiation oncology (London, England). 7 [DOI] 10.1186/1748-717X-7-151. [PMID] 22958832.
2009
Global health in general surgery residency: a national survey.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 208(3):426-33 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2008.11.014. [PMID] 19318005.
2008
Surgical training and global health: initial results of a 5-year partnership with a surgical training program in a low-income country.
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 143(9):860-5; discussion 865 [DOI] 10.1001/archsurg.143.9.860. [PMID] 18794423.

Grants

Mar 2019 ACTIVE
Novel pathways in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of NAFLD in Hispanics
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: OHIO UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NIMHD

Education

Fellowship – Minimally Invasive Gastroesophageal and Bariatric Surgery
2016 · Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Residency – Surgery
2011 · University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Internship – Surgery
2005 · University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Medical Degree
2004 · University of Michigan

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC7600 Surgery Clerkship

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-0535