Peter Nau, MD, MS


Bariatric, Gastrointestinal, and Minimally-Invasive Surgeon
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery  - Gastrointestinal, Minimally-invasive and Bariatric Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Office: 4626 JCP
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-7675



MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
MS, Ohio State University

Residency, General Surgery, Ohio State University Medical Center
Fellowship, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Licensure and Certifications

Board Certified, General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Iowa Medical License, Iowa Board of Medicine

All Publications

Nau P, Muscarella P.  Laparoscopic bypass for pancreatic cancer.  Elsevier.  2013 December 4. 

Nau P, Rattner D, Meireles O.  Linitis plastica presenting two years after elective Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for treatment of morbid obesity: a case report and review of the literature. .  Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases;  2013.  Available from:

Nau P, Hazey J.  Infection Control in NOTES.  Wiley-Blackwell.  2012 July 23. 

Nau P, Liu J, Ellison E, Hazey J, Henn M, Muscarella P, Narula V, Melvin W.  Novel reconstruction of the extrahepatic biliary tree with a biosynthetic absorbable graft. .  HPB (Oxford). .  2011 August 27. 13(8):573-578.

Memark  V, Anderson  J, Nau P, Shah N, Needleman B, Mikami D, Melvin W, Hazey J.  Transgastric endoscopic peritoneoscopy does not lead to increased risk of infectious complications.  Surgical Endoscopy.  2011 July. 25(7):2186-2191.

Nau P, Ellison E, Muscarella P, Mikami D, Narula V, Needleman B, Melvin W, Hazey J.  A review of 130 humans enrolled in transgastric NOTES protocols at a single institution.  Surgical Endoscopy.  2011 April. 25(4):1004-1011.

Nau P, Narula  V, Needleman B.  Successful management of chyloperitoneum after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in two patients..  Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.  2011. 7(1):122-123.

Nau P, Anderson J, Happel  L, Yuh  B, Narula V, Needleman B, Ellison E, Melvin W, Hazey J.  Safe alternative transgastric peritoneal access in humans: NOTES. .  Surgery.  2011 January. 149(1):147-152.

Nau P, Go M.  December Interactive Case Study of the Month: A 65-year-old woman with persistent crampy abdominal pain. .  Society for Vascular Medicine.  2010 December. 

Nau P, Demyttenaere S, Narula V, Muscarella P, Hazey J, Ellison E, Melvin W.  Pheochromocytoma does not increase risk in laparoscopic adrenalectomy.  Surgical Endoscopy.  2010 November. 24(11):2760-2764.

Nau P, Liu  J, Dilhoff  M, Forster  M, Hazey J, Melvin W.  Two cases of small cell carcinoma of the gallbladder..  Case Report Med ;  2010.  Available from:

Nau P, Yuh B, Muscarella P, Ellison E, Anderson J, Happel L, Melvin W, Hazey J.  Diagnostic Transgastric Endoscopic Peritoneoscopy: Extension of Initial Human Trial for Staging of Pancreatic Head Masses.  Surgical Endoscopy.  2010 June. 24(6):1440-1446.

Nau P, Anderson J, Needleman B, Ellison  , Melvin W, Hazey J.  Endoscopic peritoneal access and insufflation: natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  2010 March. 71(3):485-489.

Nau P, Melvin W, Narula V, Bloomston P, Ellison E, Muscarella P.  Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy with Splenic Conservation: An Operation without Increased Morbidity.  Gastroenterology Research and Practice;  2009.  Available from:

Demyttenaere  S, Nau P, Henn M, Beck C, Zaruby J, Primavera M, Kirsch D, Miller J, Liu J, Bellizzi A, Melvin W.  Barbed suture for gastrointestinal closure: a randomized control trial..  Surgical Innovation.  2009 September. 16(3):237-242.

Winkleman B, Nau P, Needleman B, Mikami D.  EndoFlip: A Novel Device for Precise Measurement of Gastric Pouch Volume and Wall Compliance..  Surgical Endoscopy.  2009. 23.

Demyttenaere S, Nau P, Roland J, Bittenbender P, Muscarella P, Melvin W, Ellison E.  From Start to Finish: 117 Consecutive Laparoscopic Adrenalectomies..  Surgical Endoscopy.  2009. 23.

Anderson J, Needleman B, Mikami D, Narula V, Nau P, Dettorre R, Demyttenaere S, Winkleman B, Melvin W, Hazey J.  Transgastric Endoscopic Peritoneoscopy Does Not Lead to Increased Risk of Infectious Complications..  Surg Endosc .  2009. 23.

Nau P, Yuh B, Anderson J, Happel L, Ellison E, Melvin W, Hazey J.  Transgastric Endoscopic Peritoneoscopy for Evaluation of the Abdominal Wall, Adhesiolysis and Direction of Trocar Placement in the Morbidly Obese. .  Surgical Endoscopy.  2009. 23.

Ralphe J, Nau P, Mascio C, Van Natta T, Segar J, Scholz T.  Myocardial glucose transporters, GLUT1 and GLUT4, in the chronically anemic fetal heart. .  Pediatric Research.  2005 October. 53(4):713-718.

Mascio C, Van Natta T, Ralphe J, Nau P, Segar J, Scholz T.  Regulation of myocardial expression of vasculogenic factors and glycolytic enzymes in the anemic ovine fetus. .  2005 October. 53(4):713-718.

Ralphe J, Nau P, Segar J, Scholz T.  Regulation of myocardial glucose transporters in the chronically anemic fetal heart.  Pediatric Research.  2005 October. 58(4):713-718.

Nau P, Van Natta T, Ralphe  , TenEye C, Bedell K, Calderone C, Segar J, Scholz T.  Metabolic adaptation of the fetal and post-natal ovine heart: Regulatory role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 and nuclear respiratory factor-1.  Pediatric Research.  2002 March. 

Nau P, Sylla P.  Surgical Innovation: From Laparoscopy to NOTES.  Gastrointestinal Intervention. 

Date Last Modified: 09/13/2016 - 14:01:40