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James Ellsmere

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, School of Biomedical Engineering




James Ellsmere, MD, MS, FRCSC, FACS
Email: james.ellsmere@dal.ca
Phone: 902-473-1886
Fax: 902-473-3817

Our Group

We are working to create new tools and implants for making various endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures safer and more effective. 


Developing improved techniques for the diagnosis and management gastrointestinal disease.


Recent Publications

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: perioperative outcomes, weight loss and impact on type 2 diabetes mellitus over 2 years. Hoogerboord M, Wiebe S, Klassen D, Ransom T, Lawlor D, Ellsmere J. Can. J. Surg. (2014) 57(2):101-5.
Robotic versus laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in obese adults ages 18 to 65 years: a systematic review and economic analysis. Bailey JG, Hayden JA, Davis PJ, Liu RY, Haardt D, Ellsmere J. Surg. Endosc. (2014) 2:414-26. 
The diagnostic accuracy of transabdominal ultrasonography needs to be considered when managing gallbladder polyps. French DG, Allen PD, Ellsmere JC. Surg. Endosc. (2013) 11:4021-5. 
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatic fiducial placement: how important is ideal fiducial geometry? Majumder S, Berzin TM, Mahadevan A, Pawa R, Ellsmere J, Sepe PS, Larosa SA, Pleskow DK, Chuttani R, Sawhney MS. Pancreas (2013) 42(4):692-5.
Morbidity of hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy compared to conventional laparoscopic splenectomy: a 6-year review. Altaf AM, Ellsmere J, Jaap Bonjer H, El-Ghazaly TH, Klassen DR. Can. J. Surg. (2012) 55(4):227-32.
CAGS and ACS evidence based reviews in surgery. Guidelines for the management of Barrett esophagus with high-grade dysplasia? Henteleff HJ, Ellsmere JC, Rizk N; Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group. Can. J. Surg. (2011) 54(5):352-4. 
Laparoscopic accessory splenectomy: the value of perioperative localization studies. Altaf AM, Sawatzky M, Ellsmere J, Bonjer HJ, Burrell S, Abraham R, Couban S, Klassen D. Surg. Endosc. (2009) 23(12):2675-9.