Focused Issues (Published)

Advanced Laparoscopic HPB Surgery in South East Asia

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The focused issue on “Advanced Laparoscopic HPB Surgery in South East Asia”, guest edited by Drs. Chung Yip Chan, Ser Yee Lee and Adrian Kah Heng Chiow, focuses on the status and development of advanced laparoscopic HPB surgery in the ASEAN region and its developing countries. The purpose of this issue is to discuss the development of advanced laparoscopic HPB surgery and share the diverse experiences from world-leading experts at different institutions. It also serves as the official conference proceedings of the 2nd ASEAN Laparoscopic HPB Surgery Conference organized by the Hepatopancreatobiliary Association (HPBA) Singapore.

Rectal Cancer

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The focused issue on “Rectal Cancer”, guest edited by Drs. Eduardo M Targaron and Andrea Balla, aims to provide comprehensive surgical techniques and discussion concerning the most currently debated topics on rectal cancer to specialists all around the world, which we hope will also be beneficial to the growth of young surgeons and also for the benefit of patients.

Inguinal Hernia Repair

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The focused issue on “Inguinal Hernia Repair”, guest edited by Drs. Davide Lomanto and Anil Sharma, aims to provide comprehensive surgical techniques and discussion concerning the inguinal hernia repair to specialists all around the world, which we hope will also be beneficial to the growth of young surgeons and also for the benefit of patients.

Minimally Invasive Treatment of Low Rectal Cancer

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The focused issue on “Minimally Invasive Treatment of Low Rectal Cancer”, guest edited by Dr. Marco Milone, aims to provide comprehensive surgical techniques and discussion concerning minimally invasive treatment of low rectal cancer to specialists all around the world, which we hope will also be beneficial to the growth of young surgeons and also for the benefit of patients.

Laparoscopic Liver Surgery

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Since the first laparoscopic liver resection reported by Gagner et al. in 1993, minimally invasive liver surgery is growing unabated. Nowadays, indications for laparoscopic approach in liver surgery are unlimited compared to a few years ago. From Louisville to Morioka the worldwide experience is improving.

Secrets for Successful Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery

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The special issue, guest edited by Dr. Fernando A. M. Herbella, is to discuss the comprehensive factors involved in the laparoscopic antireflux surgery and aims to provide a comprehensive perspectives to surgeons all around the world, which we hope will also be beneficial to the growth of young surgeons and also for the benefit of patients.

Advancement of Single-port, Reduced-port Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer

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Single-port and reduced-port laparoscopic gastrectomy are complex and it is difficult to complete this surgical procedure for gastric cancer. Therefore, it is essential for many gastric surgeons to learn safe and effective the surgical procedures from the authorized laparoscopic surgeons in this field. Here comes this his issue on "Advancement of Single-port, Reduced-port Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer" guest edited by Dr. Chikara Kunisaki.