Carrie A Laituri, MD

Specialties
Pediatric General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
Primary Office
Address 1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 555
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-265-0072
Fax: 954-981-0188
Alternate Location
Address 900 Glades Road
5th Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 954-265-0072
Fax: 954-981-0188

About Me

Dr. Carrie Laituri is a fellowship-trained board-certified pediatric surgeon and general surgeon who has worked in healthcare for more than 20 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She completed her education and training as a certified clinical perfusionist at John’s Hopkins and subsequently held the position at Mayo Clinic, where she focused on pediatric ECMO and pediatric cardiac bypass and hypothermic circulatory arrest.
 
Dr. Laituri completed her general surgery residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.  During residency, she completed a pediatric surgery research fellowship as a research scholar at Children’s Mercy Hospital focusing on pediatric surgery outcome-based research, where she was proficient in publications on various topics of concern in pediatric surgery. She went on to complete a pediatric surgery fellowship at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University School of Medicine.
 
During her training, she received many awards and recognitions, including the Edward M. Copeland Award, Rosenkrantz Award – Honorable Mention and the IRCAD award. Dr. Laituri held faculty positions at the University of South Florida as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. She joined the medical staff at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in 2016. She remains a fellow of the American Pediatric Surgical Association and American Academy of Pediatrics. She also is a member of multiple professional organizations.
    
Dr. Laituri enjoys caring for children with complex congenital anomalies and neonatal diseases, performing oncologic surgery, chest wall deformity surgery, minimally invasive surgery and caring for the traumatically injured child. She believes in the adage “baby steps”, meaning baby steps towards progress, baby steps towards getting better, and helping families take those baby steps together towards healing.  

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Education

Education
  • Ross University School of Medicine, 2006
Internships
  • Orlando Regional Med Ctr, 2009, Surgery
Residencies
  • University Of Kansas Medical Center, 2012, Surgery
Fellowships
  • Children's Mercy Kansas City, 2010, Pediatric Surgery
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine, 2014, Pediatric Surgery
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo, 2012, Pediatric Surgery
Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery-Pediatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery-Surgery

Professional Highlights

Publications

View Dr. Carrie Laituri's publications on PubMed

Published Abstracts

  • Anderson DR, Lenington RM, Seims AD, Laituri CA, Lube MW. Comparison of techniques for the placement of gastrostomy tubes: A retrospective chart review. Crit Care Med 2008;36:A106.
  • Laituri CA, Garey CL, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD. Comparison of Laparoscopic versus Open Morgagni Hernia Repair in Children. J Laparoendoscopic Adv Surg Tech A
    2010;20(1): 17
  • Laituri CA, Garey CL, Sharp SW, Chalifoux C, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD. The Lack of Efficacy for Oral Contrast in the Diagnosis of Appendicitis by Computed Tomography. (submitted; AAP)
  • Laituri CA, Fraser JD, Garey CL, Aguayo P, Sharp SW, Sharp RJ, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD. Laparoscopic Ileocectomy in Pediatric Patients with Medically Refractive Crohn’s Disease. J Laparoendoscopic Adv Surg Tech A 2010;20(1): 13
  • Aguayo P, Fraser JD, St. Peter SD, Laituri CA, Ostlie DJ. Laparoscopic Management of  Small Bowel Obstruction in Children. J Laparoendoscopic Adv Surg Tech 2010;20(1): 13
  • Laituri CA, Garey CL, Valusek PA, Kaye AJ, Ostlie DJ, Snyder CL, St. Peter SD. Outcome of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair Depending on Patch Type.
    J Surg Res 2010:158(2)365. 
  • Laituri CA, Garey CL, Fraser JD, Aguayo P, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD, Snyder CL. Rectopexy: 15-year Experience in Treatment of Rectal Prolapse in Children. J Surg Res
    2010:158(2):367. 
  • Laituri CA, Garey CL, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD, Snyder CL. Inferior Pedicle Reduction Mammaplasty and Subcutaneous Mastectomy: 10-Year Experience in Treatment of Male Gynecomastia in the Pediatric Population.  J Surg Res 2010:158(2):238. 
  • Garey CL, Laituri CA, St. Peter SD, Juang D, Valusek PA, Kaye A, Sharp SW. Esophageal Perforation in Children: A Review of One Institution’s Experience.
    J Surg Res 2010:158(2):364-5.
  • Garey CL, Laituri CA, St. Peter SD, Valusek PA, Juang D, Kaye A. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Obese and Non-obese Children. J Surg Res 2010:158(2):366. 
  • Fraser JD, Garey CL, Laituri CA, Sharp RJ, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD. Outcomes of Laparoscopic and Open Total Colectomy in the Pediatric Population. J Surg Res
    2010:158(2):365.
  • Valusek PA, Langworthy J, Laituri CA, Garey CL, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD. Detection of Cervical Spine Injury in Pediatric Trauma Patients. J Surg Res
    2010:158(2):420.
  • Teixeira A, Laituri CA, Lube ML. Pyelophlebitis with SMV thrombosis after perforated appendicitis.
  • Laituri CA, Teixeira A, Lube MW, Seims A, Cravens J.  Trauma Laparotomy: Evaluating the Necessity of Histological Examination. J Am Coll Surgeons 2009;3:S5- S10.
  • Garey CL, Laituri CA, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD. Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery and the Necessity for Prospective Evidence. 
  • Laituri CA, Holcomb GW III, Schwend RM. Thoracoscopic Vertebral Body Stapling for Treatment of Scoliosis in Adolescents. (AAP)
  • Laituri CA, Valusek PA, Garey CL, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD. The Utility of Computed Tomography in the Management of Patients with Spontaneous Pneumothorax. (CAPS)
  • Juang D, Laituri CA, Adibe OO, Ostlie DJ, Holcomb GW III, Snyder CL, St. Peter SD. Distribution of Feeding Styles After Pyloromyotomy Among Pediatric Surgical
    Training Programs in North America (AAP)
  • Laituri CA, Fraser JD, Garey CL, Aguayo P, Sharp SW, Sharp RJ, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD. The Lack of Efficacy for Oral Contrast in the Diagnosis of Appendicitis by Computed Tomography (CAPS)
  • Garey CL, Laituri CA, Little DC, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD. Outcomes with Perforated Appendicitis in Obese and Non-Obese Children. (CAPS)
  • Laituri CA, Holcomb GW III, Schwend RM. Thoracoscopic Vertebral Body Stapling for Treatment of Scoliosis in Young Children. (AAP)
  • Garey CL, Laituri CA, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD. A Review of Single Site Minimally Invasive Surgery In Infants and Children. Pediatr Surg International. online publication
    21 Feb 2010.
  • Juang D, Laituri CA, Adibe OO, Ostlie DJ, Holcomb, GW III, Snyder CL, St. Peter SD. Distribution of Feeding Styles After Pyloromyotomy Among Pediatric Surgical Training Programs in North America. (AAP)
  • Garey CL, Laituri CA , Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD, Snyder CL. Anterior Mediastinal Masses.  (CAPS)
  • Laituri CA, Valusek PA, Garey CL, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD. The Utility of Computed Tomography in the Management of Patients with Spontaneous Pneumothorax.(CAPS)
  • Schurman JV, Cushing CC, Garey CL, Laituri CA, St. Peter SD. Quality of Life Assessment Between Laparoscopic Appendectomy at Presentation and Interval Appendectomy for Perforated Appendicitis with Abscess: Analysis of a Prospective, Randomized Trial. (AAP)

Online Book Publications

  • Using the Evidence in Pediatric Surgery Gastroesophageal Reflux Volume 1, Issue 1 January 2011 Carissa Garey, MD and Carrie Laituri, MD Editors George W. Holcomb III MD, MBA and David M. Powell, MD, The American Pediatric Surgical Association

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Surgeons, Associate 2014-present
  • American College of Surgeons, Resident Member 2006-2014
  • American Medical Association, Resident Member 2006-present
  • American Medical Student Association, 2002-2006
  • Association of American Physicians and Surgeons 2006-present 
  • Association of Women’s Surgeons 2014-present
  • Florida Medical Association 2014-present
  • Florida Medical Association, Resident/Fellow Member 2008-present 
  • Hillsborough County Medical Association 2014-present
  • International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG), 2010- 2012
  • Resident and Associate Society, American College of Surgeons 2006-2012
    Surgical Education Committee, University of Kansas, 2011-2012

Presentations

  • Laituri CA, Garey CL, Kaye A, Valusek PA, Ostlie DJ, Snyder CL, St. Peter SD. Outcome of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair Depending on Patch Type. Podium Presentation at 5th Annual Academic Surgical Congress Feb 3, 2009, San Antionio, TX.
  • Laituri CA, Garey CL, Fraser JD, Aguayo P, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD, Snyder CL. Rectopexy: 15-year Experience in Treatment of Rectal Prolapse in Children. Podium Presentation at 5th Annual Academic Surgical Congress Feb 3, 2009, San Antionio, TX.
  • Laituri CA, Garey CL, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD, Snyder CL. Inferior Pedicle Reduction Mammaplasty and Subcutaneous Mastectomy: 10-Year Experience in Treatment of Gynecomastia in the Pediatric Population. Podium Presentation at 5th Annual Academic Surgical Congress Feb 3, 2009, San Antionio, TX.
  • Laituri CA, Teixeira A, Lube MW, Seims A, Cravens J.  Trauma Laparotomy: Evaluating the Necessity of Histological Examination. Podium Presentation at 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Florida Chapter American College of Surgeons May 22, 2008, Palm Beach, FL.
  • Valusek PA, Langworthy J, Laituri CA, Garey CL, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD. Detection of Cervical Spine Injury in Pediatric Trauma Patients. Podium
    Presentation at 5th Annual Academic Surgical Congress Feb 3, 2009, San Antionio, TX.
  • *Anderson DR, Lenington RM, Seims A, Laituri CA, Lube MW.  Comparison of techniques for the placement of gastrostomy tubes.  A retrospective chart review. Presentation at 38th Critical Care Congress in February 2009.
  • Laituri CA, Garey CL, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD. Comparison of Laparoscopic versus Open Morgagni Hernia Repair in Children. Podium Presentation at International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) 19th Annual Congress June 2010, Waikoloa, Hawaii.
  • Laituri CA, Fraser JD, Garey CL, Aguayo P, Sharp SW, Sharp RJ, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD. Laparoscopic Ileocectomy in Pediatric Patients with Medically Refractive Crohn’s Disease. Podium Presentation at International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) 19th Annual Congress June 2010, Waikoloa, Hawaii.
  • Laituri CA, Garey CL, Sharp SW, Chalifoux C, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD. The Lack of Efficacy for Oral Contrast in the Diagnosis of Appendicitis by Computed Tomography. (CAPS 2010) 42nd Annual Meeting Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada September 2010.
  • Laituri CA, Holcomb GW III, Schwend RM. Thoracoscopic Vertebral Body Stapling for Treatment of Scoliosis in Young Children. (AAP 2010)  American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Effects of Minimal Pump Prime During Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Podium Presentation at American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSect) Conference: Current Trends in Perfusion and Care of the Cardiac Patient. 2000
  • Televised Trauma Car Seat Law change November 22, 2014 TGH
  • Trauma Day TGH Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School  April 24, 2015
  • Big Band-aids Little Incisions; USF/TGH at Shula’s April 7, 2015
  • An Introduction and Overview of Pediatric Surgery at Florida Suncoast Chapter of Society of Pediatric Nurses May 12, 2015

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