Peer-reviewed Articles

  • Laparoscopic appendectomy, current status: 5-years experience at the ABC medical center. Spaventa A, Decanini C, Becerril G, Gonzalez S, Menendez A, Gaertner WB, Arias A, Hernandez F, Golffier CE. Revista de Gastroenterologia de Mexico (Mexican Journal of Gastroenterology) 2006 Jan-Mar;71(1):31-8.
  • Bovine pericardium buttress reinforces colorectal anastomoses in a canine model. Hagerman GF, Gaertner WB, Ruth GR, Potter MJ, Karulf RE. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2007 Jul;50(7):1053-1060.
  • Experimental evaluation of four biologic prostheses for ventral hernia repair. Gaertner WB, Bonsack ME, Delaney JP. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2007 Oct;11(10):1275-85.
  • Does infliximab infusion impact results of operative treatment for Crohn’s perianal fistulas? Gaertner WB, Decanini A, Mellgren AF, Lowry AC, Goldberg SM, Madoff RD, Spencer MP. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2007 Nov;50(11):1754-60.
  • Two experimental models for generating abdominal adhesions. Gaertner WB, Hagerman GF, Felemovicius I, Bonsack ME, Delaney JP. Journal of Surgical Research 2008 May 15;146(2):241-5.
  • Fistula-associated anal adenocarcinoma: good results with aggressive therapy. Gaertner WB, Hagerman GF, Finne CO, Alavi K, Jessurun J, Rothenberger DA, Madoff RD. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2008 Jul;51(7):1061-7.
  • Perianal Paget's disease treated with wide excision and gluteal skin flap reconstruction: report of a case and review of the literature. Gaertner WB, Hagerman GF, Goldberg SM, Finne CO. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2008 Dec;51(12):1842-5.
  • Experimental evaluation of a bovine pericardium-derived collagen matrix buttress in ileocolic and colon anastomoses. Gaertner WB, Hagerman GF, Potter MJ, Karulf RE. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 2010 Jan;92(1):48-54.
  • Radial artery pseudoaneurysm in the intensive care unit. Report of a case and review of the literature. Gaertner WB, Santilli SM, Reil TD. Annals of Vascular Surgery 2010 May;24 (4):554.e13-6.
  • Visceral adhesions to hernia prostheses. Gaertner WB, Bonsack ME, Delaney JP. Hernia 2010 Aug;14(4):375-81.
  • Fistula-associated anal adenocarcinoma in Crohn's disease. Iesalnieks I, Gaertner WB, Glaβ H, Strauch U, Hipp M, Agha A, Schlitt HJ. Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2010 Oct;16(10):1643-8.
  • Results of combined medical and surgical treatment of rectovaginal fistulas in Crohn’s disease. Gaertner WB, Madoff RD, Mellgren A, Spencer MP, Goldberg SM, Lowry AC. Colorectal Disease 2011 Jun;13(6):678-83.
  • Eosinophilic colitis: university of Minnesota experience and literature review. Gaertner WB, Macdonald JE, Kwaan MR, Shepela C, Madoff R, Jessurun J, Melton GB. Gastroenterology Research and Practice 2011;2011:857508.
  • The evolving role of laparoscopy in colonic diverticular disease. Gaertner WB, Kwaan MR, Madoff RD, Rothenberger DA, Belzer GE, Melton GB. World Journal of Surgery 2013 Mar;37(3):629-38.
  • Percutaneous drainage of colonic diverticular abscess: is colon resection necessary? Gaertner WB, Madoff RD, Rothenberger DA, Willis DJ, Kwaan MR, Belzer GE, Melton GB. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2013 May;56(5):622-6.
  • Multidisciplinary and evidence-based management of fistulizing perianal Crohn’s disease. Sordo-Mejia R, Gaertner WB. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology 2014 Aug 15;5(3):239-51.
  • Ileal pouch fistulas after restorative proctocolectomy: management and outcomes. Gaertner WB, Witt J, Madoff RD, Mellgren A, Finne CO, Spencer MP. Techniques in Coloproctology 2014 Nov;18(11):1061-6.
  • Metachronous adenocarcinoma of the anal canal after low anterior resection for sporadic rectal adenocarcinoma: a rare case report. Gaertner WB, De Rienzo B, Decanini C. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports 2015;6:175-178.
  • Why does diverticulitis perforate? Gaertner WB. International Journal of Surgery Research and Practice 2014;2:1.
  • Postoperative diarrhea and high ostomy output impact postoperative outcomes after elective colon and rectal operations regardless of Clostridium difficile infection. Gaertner WB, Madoff RD, Mellgren A, Kwaan MR, Melton GB. Am J Surg. 2015 Jun 4.
  • Rectal cancer: An evidence-based update for primary care providers. Gaertner WB, Kwaan MR, Madoff RD, Melton GB. World J Gastroenterol. 2015 Jul 7;21(25):7659-71.

Non Peer-reviewed Articles

  • Minimally invasive heart surgery: indications, patient selection, and short-term outcome. Gaertner WB. Scientific Investigation Concourse & Revista Universitaria de Ciencias Medicas, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico; December 1999.
  • FAP & Me: A kids guide to familial adenomatous polyposis (Spanish version). Gaertner WB. University of Minnesota and National Society of Genetic Counselors; 2004.
  • Colonoscopy: past, present and future. Gonzalez-Sanchez CB, Villanueva-Saenz E, Rodriguez-Gonzalez M, Felemovicius I, Gaertner WB, Hagerman GF. Endoscopia 2008;20(1):17-26.

Book Chapters

  • Local excision and transanal endoscopic microsurgery. Gaertner WB, Rothenberger DA. In: Manual of Total Mesorectal Excision. Editors: B. Moran, R.J. Heald. Hodder Arnold, 2012.
  • Appendiceal carcinoid. Gaertner WB, Wick EC, Melton GB. In: Clinical Scenarios in General Surgery. Editors: J.Dimick, G. Upchucrch, C.Sonnenday. Wolters Kluwer, 2012.
  • Open surgical resection for rectal cancer. Gaertner WB, Melton GB, Madoff RD In: Multidisciplinary Management of Colorectal Cancer (ENFOQUE MULTIDISCIPLINARIO DEL CÁNCER COLORECTAL). Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Journal. Editors: C. Vaccaro, H. Vaccarezza, 2013.
  • Ischemic colitis. Gaertner WB, Melton GB. In: Clinical Decision Support (CDS): SURGERY. Editors: Lillemoe, de Moya, House, and Hutter. Decision support in medicine, 2014.
  • Dermatology and pruritus ani. Gaertner WB, Melton GB. In: The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons textbook of colon and rectal surgery, 3rd edition. Editors: S. Steele, T. Hull, T. Read, T. Saclarides, A. Senagore, C. Whitlow. Springer, 2015.
  • Multivisceral resection (category: colon). Gaertner WB, Rothenberger DA. In: Springer atlas series – lower gastrointestinal tract, 1st edition. Editors: W. Hohenberger. Whitlow. Springer, 2016.
  • Open and minimally invasive sphincter-preserving radical resection for malignant disease of the middle and lower thirds of the rectum. Gaertner WB, Madoff, RD. In: Mastery of Surgery, 7th edition. Editors: JE Fischer, DB Jones, FB Pomposelli, GR Upchurch Jr. Wolters Kluwer, 2016.






Assistant Professor of Colon & Rectal Surgery
University of Minnesota