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Education ?

Medical School Score
Albany Medical College (1995)

Awards & Distinctions ?

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2013)
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009 - 2013)
Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)
Hillcrest Forest
American Board of Surgery

Affiliations ?

Dr. Gogel is affiliated with 8 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
    6200 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093
    Top 25%
  • Baylor University Medical Center
    3500 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75246
    Top 25%
  • Medical City Dallas Hospital
    7777 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75230
    Top 25%
  • North Central Medical Center
    4500 Medical Center Dr, McKinney, TX 75069
    Top 50%
  • North Central Surgical Center Llp
    9301 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75231
  • Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano
    4700 Alliance Blvd, Plano, TX 75093
  • Medical City Hosp
  • Texas Health Plano
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Gogel has contributed to 6 publications.
    Title The Effect of Surgical Office-based Thyroid Ultrasound on Clinical Decision Making.
    Date January 2006
    Journal Proceedings (baylor University. Medical Center)

    An important diagnostic tool for the evaluation of thyroid disease, thyroid ultrasound has recently become available for use in surgical offices. The purpose of this report is to determine the lesional sensitivity of office-based thyroid ultrasound and its impact on clinical decision making. Surgical office-based thyroid ultrasound was performed on 49 consecutive patients who presented with thyroid disease. Indications for sonography included a solitary palpable nodule (n = 32), multiple palpable nodules (n = 3), diffuse enlargement (n = 5), or other hormonal or radiologic abnormalities (n = 9). Thyroid ultrasound demonstrated 104 lesions compared with 38 lesions found on physical examination (P < 0.0001). In the subpopulation who underwent scintigraphy (n = 10), 24 nodules were identified by ultrasound and only 10 nodules were identified by scan (P < 0.01). Overall, office-based thyroid ultrasound impacted the clinical management of 40 patients (80%): in 16 patients, thyroid ultrasound was the only modality that demonstrated a multinodular condition, thus contributing to a decision to avoid surgery; 19 patients had ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of vaguely palpable or nonpalpable lesions; and 5 patients underwent ultrasound-guided cyst aspiration and follow-up. Office-based thyroid ultrasound performed by surgeons is a highly accurate imaging modality that identified significantly more lesions than physical examination or scintigraphy. Clinical management was affected through the identification of a multinodular process or through facilitation of accurate image-guided biopsy.

    Title Correlation Between Intraoperative Blood Flows and Hepatic Artery Strictures in Liver Transplantation.
    Date June 2002
    Journal Liver Transplantation : Official Publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society

    Hepatic artery strictures (HASs) may be a source of morbidity and mortality in liver transplant recipients. This study evaluated the potential correlation between intraoperative arterial and venous blood flows measured after implantation of the liver allograft and the occurrence of postoperative HASs requiring repair. Prospectively collected data from 1,038 patients with complete data sets who underwent initial orthotopic liver transplantations between December 1984 and December 1999 were used. Electromagnetic flow measurements were routinely obtained in these cases. Hepatic artery and portal vein patency were reassessed routinely according to our protocol in the first postoperative day by Doppler ultrasound. When considered hemodynamically significant, strictures were corrected. There was a 6.2% incidence (n = 64) of hepatic artery stenosis in our transplant population. When considered as a whole, the hepatic artery stenosis group had lower intraoperative flow volumes than transplant recipients who did not develop strictures (mean flows, 452 v 518 mL/min, respectively; P =.025). The hepatic artery stenosis group also had lower intraoperative portal vein flows compared with the group without hepatic artery stenosis (1.80 v 2.11 L/min, respectively; P =.0043). Strictures were less frequent among transplant recipients with cryptogenic cirrhosis. We did not observe differences among the groups for retransplantation or patient and graft survival. In our series, there was a 6.2% incidence of postoperative HASs. We observed a significant association between intraoperative hepatic artery and portal vein flows and postoperative HASs.

    Title Cannulation of the Aorta in Organ Donors with Infrarenal Aortic Pathologies.
    Date December 2001
    Journal Digestive Diseases and Sciences

    Retrograde embolization of atherosclerotic arterial plaque remains a threat at the time of organ perfusion in elderly donors. In order to circumvent this potential procurement complication, we describe a technique with two variations. This technique allows for perfusion with UW solution without having to cannulate through severely atherosclerotic distal aortic walls.

    Title Diagnostic Evaluation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a Cirrhotic Liver.
    Date October 2000
    Journal Oncology (williston Park, N.y.)

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the world's most common cancers. It is closely associated with cirrhosis, especially that due to viral hepatitis. The incidences of viral hepatitis and HCC are rising steadily in the United States. When symptomatic, HCC is usually unresectable and associated with a median survival of less than 6 months. Nodular lesions of undetermined malignant potential are often found in cirrhotic, explanted livers. There appears to be a continuum of increasing malignant potential from regenerating nodules to dysplastic nodules and to HCC. Pathologic differentiation of high-grade dysplastic nodules from HCC is often difficult. Early diagnosis offers the best potential for curative intervention. Screening of high-risk patient populations using serum alpha-fetoprotein and ultrasound has been attempted but is hindered by low sensitivity and specificity. The multinodularity and vascular flow anomalies of the cirrhotic liver complicate imaging. However, recent advances in magnetic resonance imaging technology allow for more accurate examination of the liver. We review the current status of hepatic imaging techniques and the results of screening a high-risk population for HCC.

    Title Changing Management Trends in Penetrating Colon Trauma.
    Date May 2000
    Journal Diseases of the Colon and Rectum

    PURPOSE: Recent prospective studies have recommended primary repair for all penetrating colon injuries. We evaluated our management trends given these recommendations and assessed our results of primary repair. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of 145 patients with penetrating colon injuries received between January 1, 1991, and December 31, 1997. The patients were characterized according to demographics and severity of injury. Morbidity was defined as failure of a primary repair, abscess, fistula, wound dehiscence, fasciitis, sepsis, organ failure, or coagulopathy. The periods 1991 to 1993 (early period) and 1994 to 1997 (late period) were chosen for comparison. RESULTS: Primary repairs were performed in 53 of 75 patients (71 percent) during the early period and in 61 of 70 patients (87 percent) during the late period (P = 0.03). No significant differences in demographics or injury severity were found to account for the increased rate of primary repairs. The number of suture repairs was nearly equal in both periods (59 vs. 61 percent). The number of resections and anastomoses for destructive colon injuries was significantly higher in the late period (26 percent) compared with the early period (12 percent; P = 0.05). Morbidity was equal (24 percent) in the two periods. There were no failures of resections and anastomoses and one failure of suture repair. CONCLUSIONS: Increased primary repair occurred because of more liberal use of resection and anastomosis for destructive injuries. Suture repair was performed for the amenable colonic injury throughout the study period. Risk factors for failure of resection and anastomosis cannot be defined from our study. Further investigation is needed to determine if resection and anastomosis is safe for the most severely injured patients.

    Title Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Melanoma.
    Date February 1999
    Journal American Journal of Surgery

    BACKGROUND: The most powerful predictor of survival for patients with melanoma is the status of the regional lymph nodes. Sentinel lymph node biopsy may provide improved staging accuracy without the morbidity of elective lymph node dissection (ELND). METHODS: Sixty-eight patients with intermediate thickness melanoma underwent gamma probe guided sentinel node biopsy without ELND and were followed up over a mean of 22 months. RESULTS: A sentinel node was found in all patients. Six patients (9%) had positive sentinel nodes; all underwent complete lymphadenectomy. Two patients (3%) with negative sentinel nodes developed nodal recurrence; 1 of these patients was found to have microscopic disease on reexamination of the sentinel node. Two patients (3%) developed systemic disease. CONCLUSION: Gamma probe guided sentinel node biopsy can be performed with a high rate of technical success. It provides accurate pathological staging with a low incidence of nodal basin failure.

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