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Gardner Plastic Surgery

Leopoldo Miguel Baccaro, MD

Leopoldo Miguel Baccaro, MD

CURRICULUM VITAE

Place of Residence: Naples, FL, USA
Place of Birth: Fresno, CA, USA
Citizenship: USA

Current Position

08/01/2018 - ongoing

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Gardner Plastic Surgery

Naples, FL, USA

Board Certification

11/17/2016

Board Certified in General Surgery

The American Board of Surgery

Philadelphia, PA, USA

12/16/2019

Board Certified in Plastic Surgery

The American Board of Plastic Surgery

Naples, FL, USA

Residency

07/2015 – 06/2018

Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Houston Methodist Hospital Program

Weill Cornell Medical College

Houston, TX, USA

07/2010 – 06/2015

Residency in General Surgery

Easton Hospital General Surgery Program

Drexel University College of Medicine

Easton, PA, USA

Education

03/2004 – 12/2009

Universidad del Salvador – School of Medicine

Graduated as Medical Doctor 12/2009

Buenos Aires, Argentina

08/2008 – 12/2009

Universidad del Salvador – School of Educational Sciences and Social Communication

Completed pedagogic degree. Graduated with title of “Professor in Medicine” 12/2009

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Research Publications

03/2015

Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care

Stricture Rate after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass with a 21-mm Circular Stapler versus a 25-mm Linear Stapler

Baccaro LM, Vunnamadala K, Sakharpe AK, Wilhelm BJ, Aksade A

12/2014

Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Expulsion of Giant Intestinal Lipoma 5 Days after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Wilhelm J, Hamasaki A, Baccaro LM, Ogu S, Aksade A

12/2014

Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Massive GI Bleed from a Marginal Ulcer Eroding into the Left Gastric Artery

Baccaro LM, Vunnamadala K, Ogu US, Ibrahim G, Kohli H

11/2014

American Surgeon

Recognizing a Hidden Cause of Bowel Obstruction: The Abdominal Cocoon

Sakharpe A, Wilhelm J, Bui R, Ibrahim G, Baccaro LM, McBride N, Boonswang P

06/2014

American Surgeon

Pneumoperitoneum Following Virtual Colonoscopy: Causes, Risk Factors and Management

Baccaro LM, Markelov A, Wilhelm J, Bloch RS

05/2014

Journal of Burn Care and Research

The First Reported Case of Ureteral Perforation in a Patient With Severe Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Syndrome.

Baccaro LM, Sakharpe A, Miller A, Amani H

04/2014

Surgical Endoscopy

The Efficacy of Prophylactic IVC Filters in Gastric Bypass Surgery

Wilhelm BJ, Markelov A, Sakharpe AK, Baccaro LM, Singhal V

Spring 2014

Drexel Medical Journal

Posterior Scalp Melanoma: Rare Location for a Common Skin Cancer

Sakharpe A, Chia P, Baccaro LM, Makadia M, Wilhelm J, Iyer M

Spring 2014

Drexel Medical Journal

Splenic Artery Embolization for Post Gastric Bypass Marginal Ulcer

Sakharpe A, Wilhelm J, Baxi O, Ibrahim G, Baccaro LM, Haque M, Aksade A

Spring 2014

Drexel Medical Journal

A Rare Case of Hepatic Flexure Diverticulitis after Pelvic Laparoscopy and Review of Literature for Management

Badr A, Sakharpe A, Wilhelm J, Baccaro LM, Mumtaz N, Bloch RS

12/2013

Annals of Vascular Surgery

The 100 Year Evolution of the Isolated Internal Iliac Artery Aneurysm

Wilhelm BJ, Sakharpe A, Ibrahim G, Baccaro LM, Fisher J

10/2013

Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research

Anatomy of the Anterior Vagus Nerve: An Anatomic Description and its Application in Surgery

Baccaro LM, Lucas CN, Zandomeni MR, Selvino MV, Albanese EF

11/2012

Case Reports in Vascular Medicine

A Unique Case of Unilateral Lower Extremity Sparing Systemic Peripheral Gangrene

Markelov A, DeFroda S, Baccaro LM, Bastidas J

05/2012

American Surgeon

Rectal Dieulafoy Lesions: A Rare Etiology of Chronic Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Baccaro LM, Ogu S, Sakharpe A, Ibrahim G, Boonswang P

Spring 2012

Drexel Medical Journal

Rare Case of Stercoral Perforation Requiring Subtotal Colectomy

Sakharpe A, Baccaro LM, Ibrahim G, Ogu S, Kyung Lee Y, Park G, Dy V

Summer 2011

Drexel Medical Journal

Gastric Ulcer Eroding into the Left Gastric Artery after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Baccaro LM, Vunnamadala K, Taheri H, Aksade A

Research Presentations

10/05/2017 – 10/10/2017

Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2017

Breast Reconstruction after Radiation Using the Latissimus Dorsi Flap and Tissue Expansion: A Safe and Reliable Option

Baccaro LM, Klebuc MJ, Izaddoost S, Friedman JD

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

09/09/2016

Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2016

Tissue Expansion after Breast Radiation Therapy using the Latissimus dorsi Flap

Baccaro LM, Klebuc MJ, Friedman JD

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, Texas

03/23/2014

CHEST World Congress 2014 Annual Meeting Abstracts

Emphysematous Bulla-Causing Dyspnea Due to Cardiac Compression: A Novel Presentation and Successful Surgical Resection With Complete Relief of Symptoms

Wilhelm J, Sakharpe A, Baccaro LM, Ogu S, Angelico R

Madrid, Spain

02/22/2014 – 02/25/2014

Southeastern Surgical Conference 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting

A Rare Case of Pericolonic Lymph Node Metastasis from Breast Cancer Diagnosed During a Right Hemicolectomy and Review of Literature

Sakharpe AK, Ibrahim G, Baccaro LM, Boonswang P

Westin Savannah Harbor, Savannah, GA

02/22/2014 – 02/25/2014

Southeastern Surgical Conference 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting

Resection of a Giant Upper Lobe Bulla Causing Dyspnea due to Right Ventricular Compression with Complete Relief of Symptoms

Wilhelm J, Markelov A, Ogu S, Baccaro LM, Sakharpe AK, Angelico R

Westin Savannah Harbor, Savannah, GA

10/03/2013

Drexel Discovery Day 2013

Posterior Scalp Melanoma: Rare Location for a Common Skin Cancer

Chia P, Sakharpe A, Wilhelm J, Baccaro LM, Makadia M, Iyer M

Drexel Medical Journal, Spring 2014

09/08/2013

Keystone Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting

Stricture Rate after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass with a 21-mm Circular Stapler versus a 25-mm Stapler

Baccaro LM, Vunnamadala K, Sakharpe AK, Wilhelm J, Aksade A

Geisinger Henry Hood Center for Health Research, Danville, PA, USA

08/28/2013 – 08/31/2013

Minimally Invasive Surgery Week 2013, Presented by SLS and Affiliated Societies

Splenic Artery Embolization for Post Gastric Bypass Marginal Ulcer

Sakharpe AK, Baxi O, Wilhelm J, Ibrahim G, Haque M, Baccaro LM, Aksade A

Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston, VA, USA

06/05/2013

Updegrove Research Meeting

Pneumoperitoneum Following Virtual Colonoscopy: Causes, Risk Factors and Management

Baccaro LM, Markelov A, Wilhelm J, Bloch RS

Easton Hospital, Easton, PA, USA

Drexel University College of Medicine

06/05/2013

Updegrove Research Meeting

Efficacy of Prophylactic IVC filters in Patients Undergoing Gastric Bypass Surgery - Review of the Literature.

Wilhelm BJ, Markelov A, Ibrahim G, Sakharpe AK, Baccaro LM, Livert D.

Easton Hospital, Easton, PA, USA

Drexel University College of Medicine

04/17/2013 – 04/20/2013

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2013 Scientific Session & Postgraduate Course

Expulsion of Giant Intestinal Lipoma 5 Days after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Wilhelm J, Hamasaki A, Baccaro LM, Ogu S, Aksade A

Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

06/06/2012

Updegrove Research Meeting

Catastrophic Gastrointestinal Bleed from a Marginal Ulcer Eroding into the Left Gastric Artery after Gastric Bypass Surgery – A Case Series –

Baccaro LM, Vunnamadala K, Kohli H

Easton Hospital, Easton, PA, USA

Drexel University College of Medicine

10/03/2010 – 10/07/2010

American College of Surgeons 96th Annual Clinical Congress

Preoperative Weight Loss is a Predictor of Long Term Weight Loss for Morbidly Obese Patients after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery

Taheri H, Vunnamadala K, Baccaro LM, Sakharpe A, Livert D, Aksade A

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., USA

03/30/2010 – 04/02/2010

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2011 Scientific Session & Postgraduate Course

Catastrophic Splenic Injury Following Colonoscopy

Baccaro LM, Taheri H, Vunnamadala K, Aksade A

San Antonio Convention Center, San Antonio, TX (presenter)

03/30/2010 – 04/02/2010

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2011 Scientific Session & Postgraduate Course

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography: A Rare Cause of Splenic Avulsion

Taheri H, Vunnamadala K, Baccaro LM, Aksade A

San Antonio Convention Center, San Antonio, TX (presenter)

10/2008

15th Annual International Investigation Course Scientific Exhibition – Poster Presentations

The Anterior Vagus Nerve: An Anatomical Description and Surgical Applications.

Baccaro LM, Lucas CN, Selvino MV, Zandomeni MR, Albanese EF

Argentine Medical Association, Buenos Aires, Argentina (presenter)

Conferences Attended and Additional Professional Activities

10/06/2017 – 10/10/2017

Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2017

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

09/09/2016 – 09/11/2016

Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2016

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, Texas

03/04/2016 – 03/06/2016

Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium – The 33rd Annual Meeting

Westin Galleria Dallas, Dallas, Texas

04/30/2015 – 05/02/2015

ASPS Aesthetica Super Symposium 2015

The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, California

10/11/2013 – 10/15/2013

Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2013

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California

09/19/2013 – 09/20/2013

SAGES Ethicon Laparoscopic Training Course - Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Resident Course

Theory classes and pig lab laparoscopic surgical skills training.

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., Cincinnati, OH, USA

06/05/2013

Updegrove Research Meeting

Annual research meeting with presentations given by General Surgery and Internal Medicine residents

Easton Hospital, Easton, PA, USA

04/2013

Da Vinci Robot Surgical Training

Theory classes and pig lab robotic surgical skills training.

Intuitive Surgical Inc., Hackensack, NJ, USA

06/10/2012 – 06/13/2012

Point/Counterpoint 2012

31st Annual Acute Care Surgery Symposium

Gaylord National Hotel and Conference Center, National Harbor, Maryland, USA

05/03/2012 – 05/04/2012

SAGES Ethicon Laparoscopic Training Course

Theory classes and pig lab laparoscopic surgical skills training.

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., Cincinnati, OH, USA

06/06/2012

Updegrove Research Meeting

Annual research meeting with presentations given by General Surgery and Internal Medicine residents

Easton Hospital, Easton, PA, USA

03/30/2011 – 04/02/2011

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2011 Scientific Session & Postgraduate Course

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA

09/18/2010

Colon Care Conference

“Diagnosed With Colon Cancer”

Easton Regional Cancer Center, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA

10/2008

15th Annual International Investigation Course Research Meeting – Argentine Medical Association

Argentine Medical Association – Buenos Aires, Argentina

08/2007

French Hospital – Department of General and Thoracic Surgery

“Current Surgical Matters”

Universidad del Salvador – School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina

07/2005

Panamerican Association of Infectology.

“Urinary Tract Infections: 2005 Update in Diagnostics and Treatment”

Universidad del Salvador – School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Conferences Attended and Additional Professional Activities

3/2005 – 11/2009

Teaching Assistant in Anatomy

Teaching involved giving lectures, explaining anatomy of cadavers and imaging studies.

Universidad del Salvador – School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Awards/Honors

09/2016

Truman G. Blocker Award

Prize given to the best Texas Residency Program Presentations at the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2016

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, Texas

06/2015

Resident of the Year Award

Prize given to the best overall resident in General Surgery for the academic year 2014-2015

Easton Hospital, Easton, PA, USA

06/2015

Best ABSITE Score Award

Prize given to the best ABSITE score for the academic year 2014-2015. 97th percentile.

Easton Hospital, Easton, PA, USA

06/2015

Laparoscopic Award

Prize given to the resident with the best overall skills in laparoscopy and robotic surgery for the academic year 2014-2015

Easton Hospital, Easton, PA, USA

06/2014

Updegrove Research Meeting – 1st Prize (Poster)

Stricture Rate after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass with a 21-mm Circular Stapler versus a 25-mm Stapler

Easton Hospital, Easton, PA, USA

06/2012

Updegrove Research Meeting – 1st Prize (Presentation)

Catastrophic Gastrointestinal Bleed from a Marginal Ulcer Eroding into the Left Gastric Artery after Gastric Bypass Surgery – A Case Series –

Easton Hospital, Easton, PA, USA

07/2011

Lee Serfas Award

Award given for best Grand Rounds Presentation amongst Surgery Residents

General Surgery Residency Program – Easton Hospital, Easton, PA

10/2008

15th Annual International Investigation Course – Argentine Medical Association

“Maestro Alfonso R. Albanese” Award for best research project amongst USAL Medical School students: “The Anterior Vagus Nerve: An Anatomical Description and Surgical Applications

Argentine Medical Association – Buenos Aires, Argentina

02/2008

Ortiz and Barquín Foundation – Scholarship

Academic Scholarship for Medical Students.

Award given for highest GPA.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Additional Skills

Languages
English & Spanish (native); French (basic reading/understanding)

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239-566-2611
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