Nicholas Saenz

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Surgery
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Dr. Nicholas C. Saenz is board certified in surgery and pediatric surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed his surgery residency at the Deaconess-Harvard Surgical Service. His postgraduate training included surgical research and pediatric surgical fellowships at Children's Hospital, Boston - Harvard Medical School.

    After leaving Boston, Dr. Saenz worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as an Attending Pediatric Surgical Oncologist. He came to San Diego in 1998. Since then he has established a thriving pediatric surgical practice with special interests in oncologic surgery of infants and children.

    He is an active member of the Pediatric Trauma Service at Rady Children's Hospital. He is active in surgical education of students and residents. Dr. Saenz has authored 15 publications, eight book chapters.

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    1. Multi-disciplinary care in patients with complex pediatric general and thoracic surgical pathology: lessons learned from a 20-year experience. Pediatr Surg Int. 2023 Apr 20; 39(1):184. Keller BA, Saenz NC. PMID: 37079147.
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    2. Complete Absence of the Extrahepatic Biliary Tree in a Newborn With Pigmented Stools. Pediatrics. 2021 07; 148(1). Hartmann P, Carter R, Keller B, Saenz NC, Schwarz KB. PMID: 34398808.
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    3. Ovarian volume ratio is a reliable predictor of ovarian torsion in girls without an adnexal mass. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 Jan; 56(1):180-182. Hartman SJ, Prieto JM, Naheedy JH, Ignacio RC, Bickler SW, Kling KM, Saenz NC, Fairbanks TJ, Lazar DA. PMID: 33121739.
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    4. Patience is a virtue: Multiple preoperative visits are associated with decreased recurrence in pediatric pilonidal disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 May; 56(5):888-891. Prieto JM, Thangarajah H, Ignacio RC, Bickler SW, Kling KM, Saenz NC, Garcia SV, Lazar DA. PMID: 33046223.
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    5. Premenarchal patients present differently: A twist on the typical patient presenting with ovarian torsion. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Dec; 54(12):2614-2616. Prieto JM, Kling KM, Ignacio RC, Bickler SW, Fairbanks TJ, Saenz NC, Nicholson SI, Lazar DA. PMID: 31500875.
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    6. Trephination versus wide excision for the treatment of pediatric pilonidal disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Apr; 55(4):747-751. Prieto JM, Checchi KD, Kling KM, Ignacio RC, Bickler SW, Saenz NC, Fairbanks TJ, Nicholson SI, Lazar DA. PMID: 31301885.
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    7. Carinal Resection and Reconstruction for an Obstructing Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor in a Child. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2020 03; 11(2):226-228. Nawalaniec J, Mullapudi B, Jiang W, Brigger M, El-Said H, Saenz N, Murthy R. PMID: 31117919.
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    8. Giant Bullous Emphysema With Placental Transmogrification: A Case Report of a 14-Year-Old With Right Middle- and Lower-Lobe Involvement. Int J Surg Pathol. 2017 Dec; 25(8):716-720. Lowenthal BM, Saenz NC, Lin GY, Newbury RO. PMID: 28633553.
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    9. Esophageal Bronchus. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun; 103(6):e519-e520. Murthy R, Lamberti J, Saenz N. PMID: 28528056.
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    10. Genitourinary rhabdomyosarcoma: unusual diagnosis presenting within hours of delivery. J Pediatr Urol. 2013 Aug; 9(4):e139-43. Marietti S, Saenz N, Willert J, Holmes N. PMID: 23510697.
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    11. Fetal omphalocele in a common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2013 Mar; 44(1):87-92. Smith CR, Jensen ED, Blankenship BA, Greenberg M, D'Agostini DA, Pretorius DH, Saenz NC, Noll N, Venn-Watson SK. PMID: 23505707.
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    12. Magnet-associated intestinal perforation results in a new institutional policy of ferromagnetic screening prior to MRI. Pediatr Radiol. 2012 Dec; 42(12):1506-9. Baines H, Saenz NC, Dory C, Marchese SM, Bernard-Stover L. PMID: 22730001.
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    13. A retrospective review of the effect of surgeon specialty on the management of 190 benign and malignant pediatric and adolescent adnexal masses. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2011 Oct; 24(5):282-5. Eskander RN, Bristow RE, Saenz NC, Saenz CC. PMID: 21600810.
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    14. Acute appendicitis presenting with a painful inguinal mass: complication related to patent processus vaginalis and testicular maldescent. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 May; 27(5):414-6. Mayor R, Saenz NC, Kanegaye JT. PMID: 21546805.
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    15. Renal tumors in the second decade of life: results from the California Cancer Registry. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun; 44(6):1148-51. Grabowski J, Silberstein J, Saltzstein SL, Saenz N. PMID: 19524731.
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    16. Pediatric chest wall Ewing's sarcoma. J Pediatr Surg. 2000 Apr; 35(4):550-5. Saenz NC, Hass DJ, Meyers P, Wollner N, Gollamudi S, Bains M, LaQuaglia MP. PMID: 10770379.
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    17. Pediatric aortic pseudoaneurysm associated with a gunshot wound to the chest. J Trauma. 2000 Apr; 48(4):791. Bichell DP, Saenz NC, LoSasso BE, Sobo EJ. PMID: 10780623.
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    18. Diagnosis of mediastinal masses in pediatric patients using mediastinoscopy and the Chamberlain procedure. J Pediatr Surg. 1999 Apr; 34(4):559-64. Glick RD, Pearse IA, Trippett T, Saenz NC, Ginsberg RJ, La Quaglia MP. PMID: 10235322.
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    19. Childhood melanoma survival. Cancer. 1999 Feb 01; 85(3):750-4. Saenz NC, Saenz-Badillos J, Busam K, LaQuaglia MP, Corbally M, Brady MS. PMID: 10091749.
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    20. Pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma of the head and neck. Am J Surg. 1997 Nov; 174(5):556-60. Kraus DH, Saenz NC, Gollamudi S, Heller G, Moustakis M, Gardiner S, Gerald WL, Ghavimi F, LaQuaglia MP. PMID: 9374237.
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    21. Chest wall rhabdomyosarcoma. Cancer. 1997 Oct 15; 80(8):1513-7. Saenz NC, Ghavimi F, Gerald W, Gollamudi S, LaQuaglia MP. PMID: 9338477.
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    22. The application of minimal access procedures in infants, children, and young adults with pediatric malignancies. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 1997 Oct; 7(5):289-94. Saenz NC, Conlon KC, Aronson DC, LaQuaglia MP. PMID: 9453873.
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    23. Posterior mediastinal masses. J Pediatr Surg. 1993 Feb; 28(2):172-6. Saenz NC, Schnitzer JJ, Eraklis AE, Hendren WH, Grier HE, Macklis RM, Shamberger RC. PMID: 8437074.
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