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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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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Marvin L. Corman, MD (Colorectal Surgery)

Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY, USA
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Aslam Ejaz, MD, MPH (Minimally Invasive Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery)

Division of Surgical Oncology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, 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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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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Daniel L. Feingold, MD (Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery)

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
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George S. Ferzli, MD, FACS (Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of Surgery, NYU Langone, New York, NY, USA
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James W. Fleshman, MD (Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 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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Chih-Kun Huang, MD

Body Science and Metabolic Disorder International (BMI) Medical Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung City
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Satoshi Ieiri, MD, PhD, FACS (Pediatric Surgery)

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, 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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Cuneyt Kayaalp, MD (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
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Yusuke  Kinugasa, MD, PhD (Colorectal Surgery))

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
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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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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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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-Wan Kim, MD, PhD (Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Wonju, 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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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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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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David Liska, MD, FACS, FASCRS (Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
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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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Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of General Surgery, Division of Minimally Invasive and Metabolic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA
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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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Marco Milone, MD, PhD (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
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Go Miyano (Endoscopic Surgery)

Department of Pediatric General & Urogenital Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
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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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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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Dmitry Oleynikov, MD (Minimally Invasive Surgery)

Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
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Corrado Pedrazzani, MD (Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of Surgery and Oncology, Unit of General and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Verona University Hospital Trust, Verona, Italy
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Philippe Rouanet, MD, PhD (Oncologic Surgery)

Department of Oncologic and reconstructive surgery, University of Montpellier, Montpellier cancer Institute, Montpellier, France
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Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, MD, PhD (Bariatric Surgery)

University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
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Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery, Sant'Eugenio Hospital, Rome, 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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Andrew Stevenson (Colorectal Surgery)

Department of Colorectal Surgery, The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, QLD, Australia
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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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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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Satish Kumar Warrier, MBBS, MS, FRACS (TaTME)

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Epworth Healthcare and Alfred Hospitals, Melbourne, Australia
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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

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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Alberto Montori, MD, FACS (Hon), FASGE, FRSM (Endoscopic Surgery)

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

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

Language Editors

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Jeremy Dean Chapnick

Chief Language Editor, AME Hong Kong office; United States University Carthage College, Wisconsin, USA (Sept. 2012 to May 2016)
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John Ayric Gray

Chief Language Editor, AME Hong Kong office; University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (Sept. 2004-June 2009)

Academic Editors

ALES appreciates the support from a strong team of academic editors who help to identify newly published research articles which have great clinical significance and as well as recommend international experts in the field to comment on the new publications. The list of the academic editors is available here: http://www.theaber.com/academicEditorList.