Najjia N. Mahmoud, MD - Colon and Rectal Surgery

Ongoing Research

The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery is committed to ongoing efforts to improve perioperative care and long-term outcomes in the surgical treatment of colorectal disease through clinical trials and retrospective studies.  Dr. Mahmoud’s research group is comprised of a surgical postdoctoral fellow, surgical residents, medical students, and other technical staff. 

Ongoing Research Projects:

  1. A Randomized Double-Blind Study of 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate / 70% Isopropyl Alcohol vs 10% Povidone-Iodine Paint for Perioperative Skin Preparation in Open Elective Colorectal Surgery.
  2. A prospective study comparing the efficacy of two FDA approved preoperative skin antiseptics in the prevention of superficial surgical site infection in colorectal surgery.
  3. Colorectal Surgical Site Infection a  Retrospective Study
  4. A Retrospective Study of Thromboembolic Events in Patients Undergoing Restorative Proctocolectomy
  5. Non-operative Management of Rectal Cancer after Complete Clinical Response with Neoadjuvant Therapy a Retrospective Study
  6. Effects of Obesity on Peri-operative Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Resection for Rectal Cancer

New Initiative:  The most recent focus of the division is the introduction an enhanced recovery after surgery pathway to colorectal patients.  This initiative is designed to minimize surgical stress and optimize clinical outcomes by standardizing preoperative, perioperative and postoperative interventions using evidence-based care pathways.  The standardization will be initiated by means of increased education and communication interdepartmental in order to include the entire medical team who comes in contact with the patient.