Article Abstract

Building on the momentum of laparoscopic hepatopancreatobiliary surgery in South-East Asia

Authors: Chung Yip Chan

Abstract

Minimally invasive hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery has undertaken a dramatic evolution and rapid adoption since the turn of the millennium. The 2 consensus conferences on laparoscopic liver resection that were held in 2008 and 2014 were reflective of the stages of development and state of the art by the early innovators and expert surgeons, as well as setting the bar and inspiration for others to emulate.