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Kevin L. Grimes

Associate Professor of Clinical

Surgery | College of Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve University
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Chicago
  • Residency: University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: St Vincent Hospital
  • Fellowship: Showa University Koto-Toyosu Hospital
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Surgery (Certification Date: 20131021)

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

General Surgery

Achalasia

Acid reflux

Bile Reflux

Esophageal Achalasia

Esophageal Diverticulum

Esophageal Motility Disorders

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Heartburn

Morbid Obesity

Pyloric Stenosis

Zenker Diverticulum

Peer Reviewed Publications

Bechara, Robert; Woo, Matthew; Hookey, Lawrence; Chung, Wiley; Grimes, Kevin; Ikeda, Haruo; Onimaru, Manabu; Sumi, Kazuya; Nakamura, Jun; Hata, Yoshitaka; Maruyama, Shota; Gomi, Kuniyo; Shimamura, Yuto; Inoue, Haruhiro 2019. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for complex achalasia and the POEM difficulty score. Digestive endoscopy : official journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, 31 2, 148-155

Grimes, Kevin L; Scott, Charleen; McHenry, Christopher R 2018. Cost variation and opportunities for cost reduction for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surgery, 163 3, 617-621

Lam, Jenny; Grimes, Kevin; Mohsin, Adnan; Tsuda, Shawn 2017. Troubleshooting common endoscopic malfunctions: a study integrating a preoperative checklist and troubleshooting guide into surgical resident training. Surgical endoscopy, 31 11, 4597-4602

Tanaka, Shinwa; Toyonaga, Takashi; Morita, Yoshinori; Ishida, Tsukasa; Hoshi, Namiko; Grimes, Kevin L; Ohara, Yoshiko; Yoshizaki, Tetsuya; Kawara, Fumiaki; Umegaki, Eiji; Azuma, Takeshi 2017. Efficacy of a new hemostatic forceps during gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection: A prospective randomized controlled trial. Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 32 4, 846-851

Grimes, Kevin L; Inoue, Haruhiro 2016. Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy for Achalasia: A Detailed Description of the Technique and Review of the Literature. Thoracic surgery clinics, 26 2, 147-62

Grimes, Kevin L; Inoue, Haruhiro; Onimaru, Manabu; Ikeda, Haruo; Tansawet, Amarit; Bechara, Robert; Tanaka, Shinwa 2016. Double-scope per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM): a prospective randomized controlled trial. Surgical endoscopy, 30 4, 1344-51

Bittner, R; Montgomery, M A; Arregui, E; Bansal, V; Bingener, J; Bisgaard, T; Buhck, H; Dudai, M; Ferzli, G S; Fitzgibbons, R J; Fortelny, R H; Grimes, K L; Klinge, U; Köckerling, F; Koeckerling, F; Kumar, S; Kukleta, J; Lomanto, D; Misra, M C; Morales-Conde, S; Reinpold, W; Rosenberg, J; Singh, K; Timoney, M; Weyhe, D; Chowbey, P 2015. Update of guidelines on laparoscopic (TAPP) and endoscopic (TEP) treatment of inguinal hernia (International Endohernia Society). Surgical endoscopy, 29 2, 289-321

Bittner, R; Montgomery, M A; Arregui, E; Bansal, V; Bingener, J; Bisgaard, T; Buhck, H; Dudai, M; Ferzli, G S; Fitzgibbons, R J; Fortelny, R H; Grimes, K L; Klinge, U; Köckerling, F; Kumar, S; Kukleta, J; Lomanto, D; Misra, M C; Morales-Conde, S; Reinpold, W; Rosenberg, J; Singh, K; Timoney, M; Weyhe, D; Chowbey, P 2015. Erratum to: Update of guidelines on laparoscopic (TAPP) and endoscopic (TEP) treatment of inguinal hernia (International Endohernia Society). Surgical endoscopy, 29 6, 1655-6

Deguchi, Yoshio; Mitamura, Keitaro; Omotaka, Shunsuke; Eguchi, Jun-ichi; Sakuma, Dai; Sato, Masashi; Nomura, Norihiro; Ito, Takayoshi; Grimes, Kevin Lawrence; Inoue, Haruhiro 2015. Single-incision cholecystectomy in a patient with situs inversus totalis presenting with cholelithiasis: A case report. Asian journal of endoscopic surgery, 8 3, 347-9

Grimes, Kevin L; Maciel, Victor H; Mata, Wilmer; Arevalo, Gabriel; Singh, Kirpal; Arregui, Maurice E 2015. Complications of laparoscopic transgastric ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surgical endoscopy, 29 7, 1753-9

Inoue, Haruhiro; Sato, Hiroki; Ikeda, Haruo; Onimaru, Manabu; Sato, Chiaki; Minami, Hitomi; Yokomichi, Hiroshi; Kobayashi, Yasutoshi; Grimes, Kevin L; Kudo, Shin-ei 2015. Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy: A Series of 500 Patients. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 221 2, 256-64

Onimaru, Manabu; Inoue, Haruhiro; Ikeda, Haruo; Sato, Chiaki; Sato, Hiroki; Phalanusitthepha, Chainarong; Santi, Esperanza Grace; Grimes, Kevin L; Ito, Hiroaki; Kudo, Shin-ei 2015. Greater curvature myotomy is a safe and effective modified technique in per-oral endoscopic myotomy (with videos). Gastrointestinal endoscopy, 81 6, 1370-7

Phalanusitthepha, Chainarong; Grimes, Kevin L; Ikeda, Haruo; Sato, Hiroki; Sato, Chiaki; Hokierti, Chananya; Inoue, Haruhiro 2015. Endoscopic features of early-stage signet-ring-cell carcinoma of the stomach. World journal of gastrointestinal endoscopy, 7 7, 741-6

Lipman, Jeremy M; Claridge, Jeffrey A; Haridas, Manjunath; Martin, Matthew D; Yao, David C; Grimes, Kevin L; Malangoni, Mark A 2007. Preoperative findings predict conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy. Surgery, 142 4, 556-63; discussion 5

Grimes K.L.;Inoue H. 06-22-2017. Introduction: Endoscopic submucosal dissection to per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), , 1-11

Bittner R.;Montgomery M.A.;Arregui E.;Bansal V.;Bingener J.;Bisgaard T.;Buhck H.;Dudai M.;Ferzli G.S.;Fitzgibbons R.J.;Fortelny R.H.;Grimes K.L.;Klinge U.;Köckerling F.;Kumar S.;Kukleta J.;Lomanto D.;Misra M.C.;Morales-Conde S.;Reinpold W.;Rosenberg J.;Singh K.;Timoney M.;Weyhe D.;Chowbey P. 06-01-2015. Erratum to: Update of guidelines on laparoscopic (TAPP) and endoscopic (TEP) treatment of inguinal h Surgical Endoscopy, 29 6, 1655-1656

Inoue H.;Shiwaku H.;Kobayashi Y.;Chiu P.W.Y.;Hawes R.H.;Neuhaus H.;Costamagna G.;Stavropoulos S.N.;Fukami N.;Seewald S.;Onimaru M.;Minami H.;Tanaka S.;Shimamura Y.;Santi E.G.;Grimes K.;Tajiri H. 01-01-2020. Statement for gastroesophageal reflux disease after peroral endoscopic myotomy from an international Esophagus, 17 1, 3-10

Grimes K.L.;Bechara R.;Shimamura Y.;Ikeda H.;Inoue H. 01-01-2019. Gastric myotomy length affects severity but not rate of post-procedure reflux: 3-year follow-up of a Surgical Endoscopy, ,