Ray Chihara, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Academic Institute
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Publications

Self-assisting robot-assisted pulmonary lobectomy has favorable outcome compared to VATS lobectomy
Shah, AS, Nguyen, DT, Chihara, R, Chan, EY, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2022, , Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. 3187-3196. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd-22-176

Anatomic Pulmonary Resection is Associated With Improved Survival in Typical Carcinoid Lung Tumor Patients
Del Calvo, H, Nguyen, DT, Chan, EY, Chihara, R, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2022, , Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 275, pp. 352-360. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2022.02.048

Lobectomy Provides the Best Survival for Stage I Lung Cancer Patients Despite Advanced Age
Chan, EY, Amirkhosravi, F, Nguyen, DT, Chihara, RK, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2022, , Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 114, no. 5, pp. 1824-1832. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2022.03.031

Robot-assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of T4 Lung Cancer
Shah, A, Nance, JW, Chihara, R, Chan, EY & Kim, MP 2022, , Annals of Thoracic Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.021

Surgery provides improved overall survival in surgically fit octogenarians with esophageal cancer after chemoradiation therapy
Del Calvo, H, Nguyen, DT, Chan, EY, Chihara, R, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2021, , Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 5875-5886. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd-21-928

Surgical Cardiac Sympathetic Denervation for Ventricular Arrhythmias: A Systematic Review
Chihara, RK, Chan, EY, Meisenbach, LM & Kim, MP 2021, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 24-35. https://doi.org/10.14797/QIQG9041

Factors associated with home opioid use after thoracic surgery
Hodges, JD, Nguyen, DT, Doan, J, Meisenbach, LM, Chihara, R, Chan, EY, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2021, , JTCVS Open, vol. 5, pp. 173-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjon.2020.11.010

Intraoperative diagnosis and treatment of Achalasia using EndoFLIP during Heller Myotomy and Dor fundoplication
Law, YY, Nguyen, DT, Meisenbach, LM, Chihara, RK, Chan, EY, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2022, , Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 2365-2372. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-021-08517-8

A novel EndoFLIP marker during hiatal hernia repair is associated with short-term postoperative dysphagia
Shah, A, Nguyen, DT, Meisenbach, LM, Chihara, R, Chan, EY, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2022, , Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 36, no. 7, pp. 4764-4770. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-021-08817-z

Robotic surgery facilitates complex minimally invasive operations
Chihara, RK, Kim, MP & Chan, EY 2020, , Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 12, no. 9, pp. 4606-4607. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd-2020-42

Impact of da Vinci Xi robot in pulmonary resection
Soliman, BG, Nguyen, DT, Chan, EY, Chihara, RK, Meisenbach, LM, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2020, , Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 3561-3572. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd-20-720

Robotic and per-oral endoscopic myotomy have fewer technical complications compared to laparoscopic Heller myotomy
Ali, AB, Khan, NA, Nguyen, DT, Chihara, R, ?Chan, EY, Graviss, EA, Dunkin, BJ & Kim, MP 2020, , Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 3191-3196. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-019-07093-2

Pre-emptive pain management program is associated with reduction of opioid prescription after minimally invasive pulmonary resection
Del Calvo, H, Nguyen, DT, Meisenbach, LM, Chihara, R, Chan, EY, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2020, , Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 1982-1990. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd-20-431

Robot assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary resection is associated with improved outcomes compared to video assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary resection
Soliman, BG, Nguyen, DT, Chan, EY, Chihara, R, Meisenbach, LM, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2020, South Texas Chapter American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Houston, United States, 3/7/20, .

Preemptive pain-management program is associated with reduction of opioid prescriptions after benign minimally invasive foregut surgery
Kim, MP, Godoy, C, Nguyen, DT, Meisenbach, LM, Chihara, R, Chan, EY & Graviss, EA 2020, , Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 159, no. 2, pp. 734-744.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.06.056

Adjuvant Therapy for Node-Positive Esophageal Cancer After Induction and Surgery: A Multisite Study
Semenkovich, TR, Subramanian, M, Yan, Y, Hofstetter, WL, Correa, AM, Cassivi, SD, Inra, ML, Stiles, BM, Altorki, NK, Chang, AC, Brescia, AA, Darling, GE, Allison, F, Broderick, SR, Etchill, EW, Fernandez, FG, Chihara, RK, Litle, VR, Muñoz-Largacha, JA, Kozower, BD, Puri, V & Meyers, BF 2019, , Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 108, no. 3, pp. 828-836. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.04.099

Hospitalization Costs After Surgery in High-Risk Patients With Early Stage Lung Cancer
Sancheti, MS, Chihara, RK, Perez, SD, Khullar, OV, Fernandez, FG, Pickens, A & Force, SD 2018, , Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 105, no. 1, pp. 263-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.08.038

Laparoscopic Approach for Treatment of Symptomatic Intra-Pericardial Cyst
Chihara, RK & Force, SD 2017, , Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 104, no. 2, pp. e137-e138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.02.081

Gastric Perforation Associated with Bilateral Inguinal Hernias
Fitz, E, Chihara, R & Stanton-Maxey, KJ 2016, , Journal of the American College of Surgeons, vol. 222, no. 2, pp. e12-e13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.11.029

Fibronectin from alpha 1,3-galactosyltransferase knockout pigs is a xenoantigen
Chihara, RK, Lutz, AJ, Paris, LL, Wang, ZY, Sidner, RA, Heyrman, AT, Downey, SM, Burlak, C & Tector, AJ 2013, , Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 184, no. 2, pp. 1123-1133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2013.04.012