Editorial Team

Editors-in-Chief

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Minhua Zheng, MD, PhD (Asia/Australia/Other areas)

Department of General Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong 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) (Europe)

Section for Surgical Research (Prof Uranues), Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, 8036 Graz, Austria and First Department of Surgery (Prof Leandros), University of Athens, Hippokration University Hospital, Athens, Greece

Editorial Board

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

Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery, Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida, USA
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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 (Endoscopic Surgery)

Univ Torino, Dept Surg Sci, Corso Dogliotti, Turin, Italy
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Marc Besselink, MD, PhD (Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Luigi Boni, MD, FACS (Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery)

Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Department of Surgical and Morphological Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, 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 (Minimal Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, European School of Laparoscopic Surgery, Saint-Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
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Conor P. Delaney, MD, MCh, PhD, FRCSI, FACS, FASCRS (Hon) (Colorectal Surgery)

Institute Chairman, Digestive Disease& Surgery Institute Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH, USA
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Emre Gorgun, MD (Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery)

The Department of Colorectal Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
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Ho-Seong Han, MD, PhD (Hepatobiliary and Laparoscopic Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
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Sang-Uk Han, MD, PhD (gastric surgery)

Professor, Department of Surgery, School of medicine, Ajou University, Yeongtong-gu, Korea

Sanyuan Hu

Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, China
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Chih-Kun Huang, MD (Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery)

Superintendent, Body science & Metabolic disorders International (B.M.I) Medical Center, China University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
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Masafumi Inomata, MD, PhD (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Professor, Department of Gastroenterological and Pediatric surgery, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu-city, Oita, Japan
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Masaaki Ito, MD (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Head of Department of Colorectal Surgery of 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 surgery (HPB), Hammersmith Hospital Campus of Imperial College London, 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 of the Yeungnam University Hospital in 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, 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, Korea
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Ki-Hun Kim, MD, PhD (Hepatobiliary Surgery)

Professor and Chief, 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, Republic of Korea
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Takahiro Kinoshita, MD, PhD, FACS (Gastric Surgery)

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

Professor and Chairman of Department of Surgery, Keio University, School of Medicine; Director of Keio Cancer Center, Vice President of Keio University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
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Tsuyoshi Konishi, MD, PhD(Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery)

Colorectal Division, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Cancer Institute Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
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Seon-Hahn Kim, MD, PhD (Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Surgery and the Director of Cancer Center, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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David A. Kooby, MD, FACS (Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery)

Division of Surgical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, 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, ICMDM, IDIBAPS, CIBEREHD, Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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Wei-Jei Lee, MD, PhD (Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery)

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

Professor and Chief of Division of colorectal surgery, Department of Surgery, Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 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)

Univ Hosp Strasbourg, Dept Gen Digest & Endocrine Surg, 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, Japan
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Masahiko Murakami, MD, PhD (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Chairman & Professor, 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)

Osaka Med Coll, Dept Internal Med 2, Daigakuchou, Osaka, Japan
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Koji Otsuka, MD, PhD (Upper GI Surgery & Endoscopic Surgery)

Associate Professor /Department of Gastroenterological & General Surgery, School of Medicine, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan
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Yutaka Saito, MD, PhD, FASGE, FACG

Director of the Endoscopy Division, the National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
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Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, MD, PhD (HPB Surgery)

Division of General Surgery, Narni Hospital, Narni, TR, Italy
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Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS (Laparoscopic Surgery)

University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 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, and Carl Moyer Teaching Coordinator, 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)

Assistant Professor, 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, Nagaizumi-cho, Sunto-gun, Shizuoka, Japan , Japan
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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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Po-Li Wei, MD, PhD (Colorectal Surgery)

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei Medical University, 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, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, SAR, China

Qiyuan Yao

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

New York Presbyterian Hosp, Div Endocrine & Minimally Invas Surg, Dept Surg, Weill Cornell Med Coll, New York, USA

International Advisory Board

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Muhammed Ashraf Memon, MBBS, MA, DCH, FRACS, FACS, FRCSI, FRCSEd, FRCSEng (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

General, Laparoscopic, Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon Sunnybank Obesity Centre and SEQS, 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 Chief and Director of Interventional Endoscopy, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
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David Watson MBBS, MD, PhD, FRACS, FAHMS (Esophageal and Gastric Surgery)

Flinders University Department of Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, 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, No.29 Xinquan Road, Fuzhou 350001, Fujian Province, 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 Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Minimal Invasive Surgery Center, Shanghai, China

Senior Editor

Skylar F. Gao

Editorial Office, Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery

Science Editor

Tracy Zhang

Editorial Office, Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery