Editorial Team

Editors-in-Chief

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Minhua Zheng, MD, PhD

Department of General Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Minimal Invasive Surgery Center, Shanghai, China
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Abe Fingerhut, MD, FACS (hon), FRCSP (g), FRCS (Ed hon)

Section for Surgical Research, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Editorial Board

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Matthew R. Albert, MD, FASCRS, FACS (Colorectal Surgery)

Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL, USA
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Stavros A. Antoniou, MD, PhD, MPH, FEBS (Endoscopic Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Exeter, UK
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Takashi Akiyoshi, MD, PhD (Colorectal Surgery)

Colorectal Division, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Cancer Institute Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
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Alberto Arezzo, MD (Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Surgical Science, University of Torino, Corso Dogliotti, Turin, Italy
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Roberto C.M. Bergamaschi, MD, PhD, FRCS (Engl), FASCRS, FACS (Colorectal Surgery)

New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
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Marc Besselink, MD, PhD (Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Antonio Biondi (Colorectal Surgery)

Department of General Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
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Luigi Boni, MD, FACS (Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Surgery, IRCCS - Ca' Granda - Policlinico Hospital of Milan, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
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Michael Bouvet, MD (Endocrine Surgery and Surgical Oncology)

Department of Surgery, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
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Fion Siu-Yin CHAN, MBBS, MRCS, FRCS(Ed), FCSHK, FHKAM (Surgery) (Esophageal and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital (Hong Kong) & The University of Hong Kong - Shenzhen Hospital (Shenzhen), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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William Tzu-Liang Chen, MD (Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Colorectal Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
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Tan To Cheung, MBBS, MS, FRCS(Ed), FCSHK, FHKAM (Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery)

Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Pan Chi

The Affiliated Union Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China
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Seung-Ho Choi (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Ming Chou

Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, Shanghai, China
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Pradeep Chowbey, MS, MNAMS, FRCS (Lond), FIMSA, FAIS, FICS, FACS, FALS, FIAGES (Bariatric Surgery)

Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Max Super-Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India
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Giovanni Dapri, MD, PhD

Head of Digestive Clinic, Saint-Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
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Conor P. Delaney, MD, MCh, PhD, FRCSI, FACS, FASCRS (Hon) (Colorectal Surgery)

Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
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Steve Eubanks, MD

Institute for Surgical Advancement, Florida Hospital Orlando, Orlando, FL, USA
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Salomone Di Saverio, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS (Eng) (Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgery)

Cambridge Colorectal Unit, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK
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David A. Geller, MD (Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery)

Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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Emre Gorgun, MD (Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Colorectal Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
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Ho-Seong Han MD, PhD

Professor of Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital,Seoul National University, College of Medicine, 166 Gumi-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 13620, Korea
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Sang-Uk Han, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Ajou University, Suwon, Korea

Sanyuan Hu

Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, China
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Chih-Kun Huang, MD

Body Science and Metabolic Disorder International (BMI) Medical Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung City
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Prof. Masafumi Inomata

Oita University , Japan
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Masaaki Ito, MD

Department of Colorectal Surgery and Surgical Technology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chiba, Japan
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Long R Jiao, MD, FRCS (Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery)

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, London, UK
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Cuneyt Kayaalp, MD (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
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Igor E. Khatkov, MD, PhD (Surgical Oncology)

Department of Liver and Pancreatic Surgery, Moscow Clinical Scientific Center, Moscow, Russia
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Hong-Jin Kim (Laparoscopic Surgery)

Department of HBP Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Yeungnam University Hospital, Daegu, Korea
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Hoon Yub Kim, MD, PhD (Endoscopic & Robotic Thyroid Surgery)

Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, Korea University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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Hyung-Ho Kim, MD, PhD (Minimally Invasive Gastric Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Seoul National Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea
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Jun-Gi Kim, MD, PhD (Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
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Jong-Han Kim, MD (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Division of Gastro-enterologic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Korea University Medical Center-Ansan Hospital, Seoul, Korea
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Ki-Hun Kim, MD, PhD (Hepatobiliary Surgery)

Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, Ulsan University, Seoul, Korea
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Nam Kyu Kim, MD, PhD (Colorectal Surgery)

Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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Young-Woo Kim, MD, PhD, FRCS (Gastric Surgery)

Department of Cancer Control and Policy, Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy & Chief Surgeon, Center for Gastric Cancer, Research Institute & Hospital, National Cancer Center, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
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Takahiro Kinoshita, MD, PhD, FACS (Gastric Surgery)

Division of Gastric Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa-Chiba, Japan
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Yuko Kitagawa, MD, PhD, FACS (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Keio University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; Keio Cancer Center; Keio University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
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Seon-Hahn Kim, MD, PhD (Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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Tsuyoshi Konishi, MD, PhD (Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Cancer Institute Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
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David A. Kooby, MD, FACS (Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery)

Division of Surgical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, GA, USA
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Somashekar Krishna, MD, MPHFACS (Gastroenterology)

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
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Chikara Kunisaki, MD, PhD (Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Gastroenterological Center, Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan
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Antonio M. Lacy, MD, PhD, FASCRS (Hon) (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of General and Digestive Surgery, Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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Hyuk-Joon Lee, MD, PhD (Gastric Surgery)

Department of Surgery & Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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Lee Ser Yee, MBBS, M.Med(Surgery), M.Sc, FAMS, FRCS(Ed) (Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery)

Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplant Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Duke - NUS Medical School Singapore, Singapore
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Wei-Jei Lee, MD, PhD (Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery)

Min-Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
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Yoon-Suk Lee, MD, PhD (Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, the Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
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Davide Lomanto, MD, PhD FAMS (Surg), FJSES (hon), FPCS (hon), FPALES (hon); FIAGES (hon); FISES (hon) (Laparoscopic Digestive Surgery)

National University Health System, Minimally Invasive Center, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
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Michael Ka Wah Li, MBBS (London), MRCS, LRCP, FRCS, FCSHK, FHKAM (Surgery) (Gastrointestinal Laparoscopic Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, China
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Jacques Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon. FRCS, Hon. FJSES, Hon. FASA (Endocrine Surgery)

Department of General Digestive & Endocrine Surgery, University Hospital Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
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Marco Milone, MD, PhD (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
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Toru Mizuguchi, MD, PhD (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Surgical Oncology and Science, Sapporo Medical University Hospital, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
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Masahiko Murakami, MD, PhD (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Division of Gastroenterological & General Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan
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Simon Ng, MBChB (Hons), MD (CUHK), FRCS, FRCSEd (Gen), FHKAM (Surgery), FACS, FASCRS (Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery)

Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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Takeshi Ogura, MD (Endoscopic Surgery)

Department of Internal Medicine 2, Osaka Medical College, Daigakuchou, Osaka, Japan
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Koji Otsuka, MD, PhD

Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, School of Medicine, Showa University; Department of Esophageal Surgery, Showa University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
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Yutaka Saito, MD, PhD, FASGE, FACG (Gastrointestinal Endoscopy)

Endoscopy Division, the National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
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Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, MD, PhD

Division of General Surgery, Santa Scolatisca Hospital, Cassino, Lazio, Italy
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Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS (Laparoscopic Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
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Pierpaolo Sileri, MD, MS, PhD (Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of General Surgery, Policlinico Tor Vergata di Roma UOC B, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
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Steven M. Strasberg, MD (HPB Surgery)

Section of HPB Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, USA
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Koichi Suda, MD, PhD, FACS (Upper GI Surgery & Endoscopic Surgery)

Cancer Center, Deparment of Surgery, School of Medicine, Keio University, Shinjyuku, Tokyo, Japan

Yueming Sun

Jiangsu Provincial People's Hospital, Nanjing, China
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Eduardo M Targarona, FACS (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Service of Surgery, Hospital de Sant Pau, University Autonomous of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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Masanori Terashima, MD, PhD, FACS (Gastric Surgery)

Division of Gastric Surgery, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan
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Selman Uranues, MD, Dr. h.c., FACS, FEBS (Laparoscopic and Emergency Surgery)

Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Section for Surgical Research, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
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Go Wakabayashi, MD, PhD, FACS (Laparoscopic Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Iwate Medical University School of Medicine, Morioka, Iwate, Japan
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Masahiko Watanabe, MD, PhD, FACS, FASCRS (Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan
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Po-Li Wei, MD, PhD (Colorectal Surgery)

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
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Steven D. Wexner, PhD, MD (Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
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Kenneth Wong, MD, PhD, FRCSEd (Neonatal Surgery, Gastrointestinal and Thoracic Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Qiyuan Yao

Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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Rasa Zarnegar, MD (Minimally Invasive Surgery)

Division of Endocrine & Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA

International Advisory Board

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Gerald Fried, MD, CM, FRCSC, FACS, FCAHS (Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
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Muhammed Ashraf Ashraf Memon, MBBS, MA, DCH, FRACS, FACS, FRCSI, FRCSEd, FRCSEng (Gastrointestinal Surgery

Sunnybank Obesity Centre and South East Queensland Surgery (SEQS), McCullough Centre, Sunnybank, Queensland, Australia
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Mario Morino (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Chirurgia Generale II e Centro di Chirurgia Mini Invasiva, Department of Surgery, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
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Andrew Wang, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE (Interventional Endoscopy)

Section of Interventional Endoscopy, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
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David Watson, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRACS, FAHMS (Esophageal and Gastric Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Alberto Montori, MD, FACS (Hon), FASGE, FRSM (Endoscopic Surgery)

Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

Section Editors

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Ping Li, PhD, MD (Gastric Surgery)

Department of Gastric Surgery, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, Fujian, China
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Wanglin Li, MD, PhD (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Guangzhou First People’s Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou Digestive Disease Center, Guangzhou, China

Managing Editor

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Junjun Ma, MD (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Minimal Invasive Surgery Center, Shanghai, China

Senior Editor

Skylar F. Gao

Editorial Office, Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery