The research interests of Bruce G. Wolff, M.D., are in clinical research, particularly randomized controlled trials and case-controlled retrospective studies designed to answer specific questions.
Current studies include:
- Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of Seprafilm adhesion barrier in limiting postoperative adhesion formation
- Clinical outcomes of appendiceal mucocele
- Randomized controlled trial to compare stapled functional end-to-end anastomosis with sutured end-to-end anastomosis following resection for primary or recurrent ileocolonic Crohn's disease
- Bowel function after ultra-low resection of rectal cancer and adiotherapy
- Surgical epidemiology of sigmoid diverticular disease
- Staging rectal carcinoma
- Oophorectomy in colon and rectal cancer (a prospective randomized study)
- A prospective randomized trial of intraperitoneal versus extraperitoneal techniques for construction of terminal left iliac fossa colostomies
Significance to patient care
Dr. Wolff's research in these studies will have a direct impact on the practice of colon and rectal surgery.