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Keith Boone, MD, FACS

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Dean's Office
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address155 N Fresno St
Fresno CA 93701
Phone559-459-3722
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    University of California, San FranciscoResidency School of Medicine

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    Keith B. Boone, MD, FACS
    Clinical Professor, UCSF

    A Central Valley native, Dr. Boone earned his bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara before attending the University of Southern California School Of Medicine. After completing his residency in general surgery, Dr. Boone fulfilled a commitment to the United States Navy, including aircraft carrier and battle group surgeon in the Persian Gulf. He was also the Assistant Clinical Professor in surgery at the University of California, Davis.

    Dr. Boone partnered with Dr. Kelvin Higa in 1996 and helped develop the revolutionary “hand-sewn” gastrojejunal anastomotic technique used by many surgeons in performing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. He lectures on various aspects of weight loss surgery both nationally and internationally. He has demonstrated this technique via live telesurgery to many national conferences and has authored and co-authored many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on weight-loss surgery. Together, Dr. Boone and Dr. Higa have performed several thousand weight loss procedures.

    He is currently the Director of Fellowship Education for ALSA. This program is accredited through the University of California San Francisco – Fresno Medical Education Program where he also holds the title of Associate Clinical Professor in Surgery.

    Dr. Boone is Board Certified in general surgery, and is an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He is also an active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), International Federation of the Surgery of Obesity, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, California Medical Association, Fresno-Madera Medical Society and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Boone has assisted in training over 100 fellows and residents through the UCSF Fresno.

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    1. Laparoscopic resection of intussusception after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: comparison between the conventional and a simplified approach. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020 Sep; 16(9):1376-1377. Shuchleib A, Ma P, Boone K, Higa K. PMID: 32611491.
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    2. Reduction of opioid use after implementation of enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery (ERABS). Surg Endosc. 2020 May; 34(5):2184-2190. Ma P, Lloyd A, McGrath M, Moore R, Jackson A, Boone K, Higa K. PMID: 31342260.
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    3. Efficacy of liposomal bupivacaine versus bupivacaine in port site injections on postoperative pain within enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery program: a randomized clinical trial. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 Sep; 15(9):1554-1562. Ma P, Lloyd A, McGrath M, Shuchleib Cung A, Akusoba I, Jackson A, Swartz D, Boone K, Higa K. PMID: 31375443.
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    4. Reversal of Roux en Y gastric bypass: largest single institution experience. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2019 08; 15(8):1311-1316. Ma P, Ghiassi S, Lloyd A, Haddad A, Boone K, DeMaria E, Higa K. PMID: 31262648.
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    5. Conversion of standard Roux-en-Y gastric bypass to distal bypass for weight loss failure and metabolic syndrome: 3-year follow-up and evolution of technique to reduce nutritional complications. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2018 05; 14(5):554-561. Ghiassi S, Higa K, Chang S, Ma P, Lloyd A, Boone K, DeMaria EJ. PMID: 29567059.
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    6. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: 10-year follow-up. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Jul-Aug; 7(4):516-25. Higa K, Ho T, Tercero F, Yunus T, Boone KB. PMID: 21333610.
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    7. Gastric bypass: increased restriction for poor weight loss. Surg Endosc. 2007 Nov; 21(11):1922-3. Higa KD, Boone K, Nimeri A, Tercero F, Jackson A, Khan A. PMID: 17909900.
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    8. [Mesenteric closure in laparoscopic gastric bypass: surgical technique and literature review]. Cir Esp. 2007 Aug; 82(2):77-88. Higa K, Boone K, Arteaga González I, López-Tomassetti Fernández E. PMID: 17785141.
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    9. Internal hernias after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: incidence, treatment and prevention. Obes Surg. 2003 Jun; 13(3):350-4. Higa KD, Ho T, Boone KB. PMID: 12841892.
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    10. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: technique and 3-year follow-up. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2001 Dec; 11(6):377-82. Higa KD, Ho T, Boone KB. PMID: 11814129.
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    11. Narcotic withdrawal syndrome following gastric bypass--a difficult diagnosis. Obes Surg. 2001 Oct; 11(5):631-4. Higa KD, Ho T, Boone KB, Roubicek MC. PMID: 11594109.
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    12. Complications of the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: 1,040 patients--what have we learned? Obes Surg. 2000 Dec; 10(6):509-13. Higa KD, Boone KB, Ho T. PMID: 11175957.
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    13. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity: technique and preliminary results of our first 400 patients. Arch Surg. 2000 Sep; 135(9):1029-33; discussion 1033-4. Higa KD, Boone KB, Ho T, Davies OG. PMID: 10982506.
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