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Ivan Kristo
Ivan Kristo, MD

Department of General Surgery (Division of Visceral Surgery)

ORCID: 0000-0001-7999-1625

Further Information


Gastroesophageal Reflux; oesophageal cancer; Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

Research interests

My main research focus is to investigate mechanisms and minimal-invasive treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Furthermore, I concentrate on prevention of esophageal carcinoma by utilizing novel treatment modalities. 

Selected publications

  1. Kristo, I. et al., 2017. Incidental adenocarcinoma in patients undergoing surgery for structuring Crohn's disease. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 23(3), p.472. Available at:
  2. Kristo, I. et al., 2016. Minimal-invasive approach for penetrating Crohn's disease is not associated with increased complications. Surgical Endoscopy, 30(12), pp.5239-5244. Available at:
  3. Kristo, I. et al., 2016. The type of loose seton for complex anal fistula is essential to improve perianal comfort and quality of life. Colorectal Disease, 18(6), pp.O194-O198. Available at:
  4. Kristo, I., Riegler, M. & Schoppmann, S., 2015. Should antireflux surgery be considered after successful endoscopic treatment of Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia and early cancer? Endoscopy, 48(01), pp.92-92. Available at:
  5. Kristo, I., 2015. Surgical recurrence in Crohn's disease: Are we getting better? World Journal of Gastroenterology, 21(20), p.6097. Available at: