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Jeffrey A. Blatnik, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Medical School

MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 2003-2007

Post Doctoral Education

General Surgery Residency, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 2007-2009; 2011-2014

Dudley P. Allen Research Scholar, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 2009 – 2011

Minimally Invasive / Flexible Endoscopy / Abdominal Wall Fellowship, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 2014 – 2015

Clinical Interests

Abdominal wall hernia repair (ventral, incisional and inguinal hernias), laparoscopic diaphragm pacing for treatment of spinal cord injury, minimally invasive management of foregut disorders, endoscopic treatment of achalasia (POEM)

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
Gastrointestinal Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-8877
Fax 877-991-4780

Barnes Jewish West County Hospital
Physician’s Office Building #1, Suite 120
1040 North Mason Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

Selected Publications

Kelly KB, Krpata DM, Blatnik JA, Ponsky TA. Suture Choice Matters in Rabbit Model of Laparoscopic Preperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech. 2014 April.

Blatnik JA, Ponsky JL. Advances in the treatment of achalasia. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2014 Mar;12(1):49-58. 

Hicks CW, Blatnik JA, Krpata DM, Novitsky YW, Rosen MJ. History of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) surgical site infection may not be a contraindication to ventral hernia repair with synthetic mesh: a preliminary report. Hernia. 2014 Feb;18(1):65-70.

 Gao Y, Liu LJ, Blatnik JA, Krpata DM, Anderson JM, Criss CN, Posielski N, Novitsky YW. Methodology of fibroblast and mesenchymal stem cell coating of surgical meshes: A pilot analysis. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2013 Oct 21

Blatnik JA, Hardacre JM. Management of pancreatic fistulas. Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Jun;93(3):611-7.

Rosen MJ, Krpata DM, Ermlich B, Blatnik JA. A 5-year clinical experience with single-staged repairs of infected and contaminated abdominal wall defects utilizing biologic mesh. Ann Surg. 2013 Jun;257(6):991-6.

Pauli EM, Schomisch SJ, Blatnik JA, Krpata DM, Sanabria JS, Marks JM. A novel over-the-scope deployment method for enteral stent placement. Surg Endosc. 2013 Apr;27(4):1410-1. PubMed PMID: 23052538.

Rosen MJ. Effect of surgical wound classification on biologic graft performance in complex hernia repair: an experimental study. Surgery. 2013 Apr;153(4):481-92.

Krpata DM, Stein SL, Eston M, Ermlich B, Blatnik JA, Novitsky YW, Rosen MJ. Outcomes of simultaneous large complex abdominal wall reconstruction and enterocutaneous fistula takedown. Am J Surg. 2013 Mar;205(3):354-8; discussion 358-9.

Harth KC, Krpata DM, Chawla A, Blatnik JA, Halaweish I, Rosen MJ. Biologic mesh use practice patterns in abdominal wall reconstruction: a lack of consensus among surgeons. Hernia. 2013 Feb;17(1):13-20.

Hicks CW, Blatnik JA, Krpata DM, Novitsky YW, Rosen MJ. History of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) surgical site infection may not be a contraindication to ventral hernia repair with synthetic mesh: a preliminary report. Hernia. 2013 Jan 18;PubMed

Krpata DM, Blatnik JA, Novitsky YW, Rosen MJ. Evaluation of high-risk, comorbid patients undergoing open ventral hernia repair with synthetic mesh. Surgery. 2013 Jan;153(1):120-5.

Kanters AE, Krpata DM, Blatnik JA, Novitsky YM, Rosen MJ. Modified hernia grading scale to stratify surgical site occurrence after open ventral hernia repairs. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Dec;215(6):787-93.

Blatnik JA, Krpata DM, Jacobs MR, Gao Y, Novitsky YW, Rosen MJ. In vivo analysis of the morphologic characteristics of synthetic mesh to resist MRSA adherence. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Nov;16(11):2139-44. Pub

Krpata DM, Schmotzer BJ, Flocke S, Jin J, Blatnik JA, Ermlich B, Novitsky YW, Rosen MJ. Design and initial implementation of HerQLes: a hernia-related quality-of-life survey to assess abdominal wall function. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Nov;215(5):635-42.

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Chapters

Blatnik JA, Prabhu AS. Chronic groin pain after open inguinal hernia repair. The SAGES Manual of Groin Pain. 2014.

Blatnik JA, Rosen MJ. Ventral Herniation in Adults. Shackelford’s 8th edition, 2012

Blatnik JA, Rosen MJ. Femoral Hernia. Netter’s Surgical Anatomy and Approaches, 2013.

Blatnik JA, Rosen MJ. Laparoscopic Management of Paraesophageal Hernias. UpToDate, 2010.

Gould J, Ponsky TA, Blatnik JA. Instruments and devices used in laparoscopic surgery. UpToDate, 2013