ANNA R. IBELE portrait
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), Surgery
801-585-2521

Research Statement

Dr. Ibele’s research interests include the effects of bariatric surgery on gastroesophageal reflux, fatty liver disease and insulin metabolism as well as the impact of weight loss surgery on family health.  Dr. Ibele's current research at the University of Utah focuses on the impact of mental health and family dynamics on long-term bariatric surgical outcomes, the effect of bariatric surgical procedures on gastroesophageal reflux disease and the impact of bariatric surgery on healthcare spending and population health.  She is currently funded for a state-wide study examining the long term outcomes of bariatric surgery in Utah and is working with colleagues in psychiatry, exercise physiology, endocrinology and cardiovascular medicine on personalized medicine projects with the goal of examining how patient genetics, work and family environment and psychology can affect the long term outcomes of weight loss surgery.

 

Presentations

  • Session Co-Chair "Gastroparesis", 2018 World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery/Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Seattle WA. , , 2018.
  • Invited Discussant for "Hiatal Hernia Repair is More Common in Sleeve Gastrectomy than During Laparoscopic Rous-en-Y Gastric Bypass" American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress San Diego CA. , , 2017.
  • "The Use of Conscious Sedation to Decrease the Need for Pediatric Burn Admissions", Lunda Trauma Visiting Professorship Research Day, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. , , 2008.
  • "Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Transplantation: Creation of a GFP-expressing Line Driven by the pdx Promoter", University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health General Surgery Visiting Professor Research Day, Madison, WI. , , 2007.
  • Invited Speaker "Achalasia in the Morbidly Obese Patient", 2018 World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery/Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopy Surgery Annual Meeting, Seattle WA. , , 2018.
  • "Management of the Failed Fundoplication", Invited Speaker, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopy Surgery 2017 Annual Meeting Houston, Texas. , , 2017.
  • "Preventing Returns of the Emergency Department Following Bariatric Surgery" Chen J, Mackenzie J, Zhai Y, OLaughlin J, Kohler R, Morrow E, Glasgow R, Volckmann E, Ibele A. - Poster Presentation American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA. , , 2016.
  • "Marital Quality, Anxiety and Depression in Bariatric Surgery Candidates" Smith TW, MacKenzie JJ, Baaron CE, Ibele AR, Volckmann ET. - Poster Presentation American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, Denver CO. , , 2016.
  • "Safety Analysis of Bariatric Patients Undergoing Outpatient Upper Endoscopy with Nurse Administered Propofol Sedation" McVay T, Fang J, Taylor L, Au A, Williams W, Presson A, Al-Dulaimi R, Volckmann E, Ibele A. - Poster Presentation Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Digestive Diseases Week, San Diego CA. , , 2016.
  • "Higher BMI and Weight Related Public Distress May Predict Unnecessary Returns to the Emergency Department Following Bariatric Surgery" Chen J, Mackenzie J, Zhai Y, OLaughlin J, Volckmann E, Ibele A. American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA. , , 2016.
  • "The Utility of Helicobacter pylori Immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgA Serologic Testing in Predicting Endoscopic Biopsy Results Prior to Bariatric Surgery" O'Holleran B, Ibele A, Kohler R, Volckmann E. - Poster Presentation, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Nashville TN. , , 2015.
  • "Impact of Modified Early Warning System (MEWS) on Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery" Olson J, Petrick A, Ibele A, Gabrielsen J, Benotti P. - Poster Presentation, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. , , 2014.
  • Nerkar H, Ibele A, Gabrielsen J, Strodel W, Petrick A. To Stent or Not to Stent: Outcomes of Self-Expanding Intraluminal Stents in Foregut Surgery, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2014.
  • "To Stent or Not to Stent: Outcomes of Self-Expanding Intraluminal Stents in Foregut Surgery" Nerkar H, Ibele A, Gabrielsen J, Strodel W, Petrick A - Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2014.
  • "Discharge on Postoperative Day One is Sage and Feasible in Selected Patients after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass" Rambhajan A, Parker D, Ibele A, Gabrielsen J, Petrick A. - Poster of Distinction, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. , , 2013.
  • "Long Term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Gastric Banding at a Single Institution" Parker D, Plank M, Rambhajan A, Ibele A, Gabrielsen J, Petrick A. - Poster of Distinction, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. , , 2013.
  • "Urgent Laparoscopic Repair of Acutely Symtomatic Paraesophageal Hernia is Safe and Effective" Parker DP, Rambhajan AA, Ibele AR, Johanson K, Obradovic V, Gabrielsen JD, Petrick AT. - Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. , , 2013.
  • Parker DP, Rambhajan AA, Ibele AR, Johanson K, Obradovic V, Gabrielsen JD, Petrick AT. Urgent Laparoscopic Repair of Acutely Symptomatic Paraesophageal Hernia is Safe and Effective, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. , , 2013.
  • Ibele A. Gastrointestinal Complications of Bariatric Surgery: A Review for the Critical Care Physician, Geisinger Medical Center Annual Symposium on Critical Care, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. , , 2012.
  • Ibele A, Bendewald F, Mimms S, Mattar S, McKenna D. Incidence of Gastrojejunostomy Stricture after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Using an Autologous Fibrin Sealant, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. , , 2011.
  • Ibele AR, Mattar SG. Intraoperative Surprises in Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2011.
  • "Incidence of Gastrojejunostomy Stricture after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Using an Autologous Fibrin Sealant" Ibele A, Bendewald F, Mimms S, Mattar S, McKenna D - Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting , San Antonio, TX. , , 2011.
  • "Ad libitum Feeding Schedule Reduces Time to Full Feeds and Postoperative Lenght of Stay in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy" Ibele AR, Nichol PF: Association of Academic Surgery Academic Surgical Congress, Huntington Beach, CA. , , 2011.
  • Ibele A, Garren M, Gould J. The Impact of Circular Staple Line Buttressing Material on Gastrojejunostomy Leak Rates following Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, Association of Academic Surgery Academic Surgical Congress, Fort Myers FL. , , 2009.
  • "The Impact of Circular Staple Line Buttressing Material on Gastrojejunostomy Leak Rates following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass" Ibele A, Garren M and Gould J. - Association of Academic Surgery Academic Surgical Congress, Ft Myers, FL. , , 2009.
  • Ibele A. Blunt Small Bowel Injury: Mechanism and Missed Diagnosis, Trauma Surgery Conference, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI. , , 2008.
  • "The Impact of Circular Staple Line Buttressing Material on Gastrojejunostomy Leak Rates following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass" Ibele A, Garren M, Gould J. - Wisconsin Surgical Annual Meeting, Kohler, WI. , , 2008.
  • "The Use of Conscious Sedation to Decrease the Need for Pediatric Burn Admissions" Ibele A, Scmitt C, Faucher L, Schurr M. - Lunda Trauma Visiting Professorship Research Day, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. , , 2008.
  • Ibele A, Garren M, Gould J. The Impact of Circular Staple Line Buttressing Material on Gastrojejunostomy Leak Rates following Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, Wisconsin Surgical Annual Meeting, Kohler, WI. , , 2008.
  • "Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Can Be Performed Safely in the Elderly Population" Ibele A, Nason K, Kabbani L, Weigel T. - American College of Surgeons Surgical Forum, New Orleans LA. , , 2007.
  • Ibele A, Hermsen J, Kudsk K. Chronic Abdominal Pain After Placement of Recoverable Inferior Vena Cava Filter: A Comparison of Two Cases, Wisconsin Surgical Annual Meeting, Kohler, WI. , , 2006.
  • "Chronic Abdominal Pain After Placement of Recoverable Inferior Vena Cava Filter" A Comparison of Two Cases" Ibele A, Hermsen J, Kudsk K. - Wisconsin Surgical Annual Meeting, Kohler, WI. , , 2006.
  • Ibele A. Contemporary Management of Blunt Splenic Injury, Trauma Surgery Conference, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI. , , 2006.
  • Ibele A. Base Deficit, Trauma Surgery Conference, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI. , , 2005.
  • Chen J, Patel R, Zhai Y, Trane A, Langell A, Morrow E, Glasgow R, Ibele A, Volckmann E.. The Utility of Preoperative Upper Endoscopy in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery. Poster session presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Houston, TX. Poster, Presented, 2017.
  • McVay T, Fang J, Tayler L, Au A, Williams W, Presson A, Al-Dulaimi R, Volckmann E, Ibele A.. Safety Analysis of bariatric Patients Undergoing Outpatient Upper Endoscopy with Nurse Administered Propofol Sedation. Poster session presented at Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Digestive Diseases Week, San Diego, CA. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Smith TW, MacKenzie JJ, Baaron CE, Ibele AR, Volckmann ET. Marital Quality, Anxiety and Depression in Bariatric Surgery Candidates. Poster session presented at American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Chen J, Mackenzie J, Zhai Y, OLaughlin J, Kohler R, Morrow E, Glasgow R, Volckmann E, Ibele A.. Preventing Returns of the Emergency Department Following Bariatric Surgery. Poster session presented at American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • O'Holleran B, Ibele A, Kohler R, Volckmann E.. The Utility of Helicobacter pylori Immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgA Serologic Testing in Predicting Endoscopic Biopsy Results Prior to Bariatric Surgery. Poster session presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. Poster, Presented, 2015.
  • Olson J, Petrick A, Ibele A, Gabrielsen J, Benotti P.. Impact of Modified Early Warning System (MEWS) on Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery. Poster session presented at American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Poster, Presented, 2014.
  • Ellison H, Ibele A, Friscia M, Petrick A. Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Identified in Two Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Poster session presented at Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 2014.
  • Manupipatpong K, May D, Strodel W, Gabrielsen J, Petrick A, Ibele A. To Open or Not to Open: Operative Choices for Gastric Pouch Revision. Poster session presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 2014.
  • Parker D, Plank M, Rambhajan A, Ibele A, Gabrielsen J, Petrick A. Long Term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Gastric Banding at a Single Institution. Poster session presented at American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • Rambhajan A, Parker D, Ibele A, Gabrielsen J, Petrick A. Discharge on Postoperative Day One is Safe and Feasible in Selected Patients after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Poster session presented at American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • Alabaddy A, Petrick AT, Rambhajan AA, Parker DM, Johanson K, Obradovic V, Gabrielsen JD, Ibele AR. Does Neurologic Impairment Impart a Worse Prognosis after Paraesophageal Hernai Repair? Poster session presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • Parker DP, Rambhajan AA, Ibele AR, Johanson K, Obradovic V, Gabrielsen JD, Petrick AT. Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair is Safe in Elderly Patients. Poster session presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • Mimms S, Ibele A, McKenna D, Blythe L, Selzer D, Ditslear J, Inman M, Evanson C, Mattar S. Retrospective Study of the Effect of Emend (Aprepitant) Combined with Corticosteroids on the Length of Stay in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Poster session presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Ibele A, McKenna D, Mimms S, Blythe L, Selzer D, Ditslear J, Mattar S. Sleeve Gastrectomy as a Treatment for Type II Diabetes in Morbidly Obese Patients. Poster session presented at American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Ibele A, Garren M, Gould J. The Impact of Previous Fundoplication on Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Outcomes. Poster session presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Landover, MD. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Ibele A, Flake A, Shaaban A. Survival of a Profoundly Hydropic Fetus with a Sacrococcygeal Teratoma Delivered at 27 Weeks Gestation for Maternal Mirror Syndrome. Poster session presented at American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, Section on Pediatric Surgery, San Francisco CA. Poster, Presented, 2007.
  • Ibele A, Wang J, Kabbani L, Weigel T. A Four-Point Multidisciplinary Hospital-Wide Strategy of Pre-emptive Aspiration Precautions to Prevent Pneumonia and Mortality after Esophagectomy. Poster session presented at Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 2006.
  • Ibele A, Kabbani L, Weigel T. Laparoscopic Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy in Three Patients with Aberrant Right Subclavian Arteries. Poster session presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Poster, Presented, 2005.
  • Ibele A, Kabbani L, Weigel T. Esophagectomy Can Be Performed Safely in Patients Over Seventy Years Old. Poster session presented at Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Digestive Diseases Week, Los Angeles, CA. Poster, Presented, 2005.

Languages

  • English, Fluent.
  • Spanish, Functional.

Publications

  • Chen JC and Ibele AR (date unknown). Adolescents: Techniques and Outcomes. Springer Science + Business Media. Accepted, .
  • Sullivan S, Swain J, Woodman G, Edmundowicz S, Hassanein T, Shayani V, Fang JC, Noar M, Eid G, English WJ, Tariq N, Larsen M, Jonnalagadda SS, Riff DS, Ponce J, Early D, Volckmann E, Ibele AR, Spann MD, Krishnan K, Bucobo JC, Pryor A (date unknown). Randomized sham-controlled trial of the 6-month swallowable gas-filled intragastric balloon system for weight loss. Vol. 14, 1876-1889. Accepted, .
  • McGarrity LA, Perry NS, Derbidge CM, Trapp SK, Terrill AL, Smith TW, Ibele AR, MacKenzie JJ (date unknown). Associations Between Approach and Avoidance Coping, Psychological Distress, and Disordered Eating Among Candidates for Bariatric Surgery. Vol. 29, 3596-3604. Accepted, .
  • Parker DM, Rambhajan A, Johanson K, Ibele A, Gabrielsen JD, Petrick AT (date unknown). Urgent laparoscopic repair of acutely symptomatic PEH is safe and effective. Vol. 27, 4081-6. Accepted, .
  • Adams TD, Davidson LE, Litwin SE, Kim J, Kolotkin RL, Nanjee MN, Gutierrez JM, Frogley SJ, Ibele AR, Brinton EA, Hopkins PN, McKinlay R, Simper SC, Hunt SC (date unknown). Weight and Metabolic Outcomes 12 Years after Gastric Bypass. Vol. 377, 1143-1155. Accepted, .
  • Ibele AR, Bendewald FP, Mattar SG, McKenna DT (date unknown). Incidence of gastrojejunostomy stricture in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass using an autologous fibrin sealant. Vol. 24, 1052-6. Accepted, .
  • Petrick A, Benotti P, Wood GC, Still CD, Strodel WE, Gabrielsen J, Rolston D, Chu X, Argyropoulos G, Ibele A, Gerhard GS. (date unknown). Utility of Ultrasound, Transaminases, and Visual Inspection to Assess Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Bariatric Surgery Patients. Accepted, .
  • Wood GC, Gerhard GS, Benotti P, Petrick AT, Gabrielsen JD, Strodel WE, Ibele A, Rolston DD, Still CD, Argyropoulos G (date unknown). Preoperative use of incretins is associated with increased diabetes remission after RYGB surgery among patients taking insulin: a retrospective cohort analysis. Vol. 261, 125-8. Accepted, .
  • Still CD, Wood GC, Benotti P, Petrick AT, Gabrielsen J, Strodel WE, Ibele A, Seiler J, Irving BA, Celaya MP, Blackstone R, Gerhard GS, Argyropoulos G (date unknown). A probability score for preoperative prediction of type 2 diabetes remission following RYGB surgery. Vol. 2, 38-45. Accepted, .
  • Ibele A, Garren M, Gould J (date unknown). Effect of circular staple line buttressing material on gastrojejunostomy failure in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Vol. 6, 64-7. Accepted, .
  • Ibele AR, Mattar SG (date unknown). Adolescent bariatric surgery. Vol. 91, 1339-51, x. Accepted, .