Focused Issue on Hiatal Hernia

Posted On 2019-08-09 09:17:44


This focused issue on “Hiatal Hernia” is edited by Dr. Lee L Swanstrom, from Institutesdes Hôpitaux Universitaires (IHU) of the University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France; and Dr. Steven G. Leeds, from Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

Dr. Lee Swanstrom is the Scientific Director and Chief Innovations Officer of the Institutesdes Hôpitaux Universitaires (IHU) of the University of Strasbourg, France. He is Professor of Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University, a current Director of the American Board of Surgery and is Past President of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the Fellowship Council (FC) and is a founder and Board Member of the American Foregut Society. Dr. Swanstrom’s clinical focus is on minimally invasive treatments of a variety of esophageal and gastrointestinal disorders, particularly utilizing laparoscopy and interventional flexible endoscopy. He is a well-known educator and researcher with over 350 scientific papers, 75 book chapters and is the editor of 3 major surgical textbooks and the journal Surgical Innovation. His research focus is in foregut physiology, human factors and technology assessment and new procedure development.

Dr. Steven G. Leeds joined the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas after he completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery for the treatment of esophageal diseases at Providence Portland Medical Center. He has served as the Medical Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery Research and Simulation as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery with Texas A&M College of Medicine. He was promoted to Division Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery and currently holds that title. His practice encompasses diseases of the foregut and works in the confines of the Center for Advanced Surgery promoting endoscopic surgery as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques. His research efforts lie within diseases of the esophagus such as GERD and achalasia and he has pioneered surgeries to treat perforations and leaks of the GI tract with endoluminal vacuum therapy with a focus on managing surgical complications.

Focused issue outline: 

  1. Etiology of the Hiatal Hernia and LES failure, classification
    Bonavina, Divisione Universitaria di Chirurgia, IRCSS Pliclinico San Donato, Milan, Italy
  2. Relationship of Hiatal Hernia and GERD Symptoms - 2 Sphincter Hypothesis
    Brian Louie, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Swedish Medical Center and Cancer Institute, Seattle, WA, USA
  3. Atypical and Typical Manifestations of the Hiatal Hernia (cough, ILD, anemia, etc.)
    Desmond D’Souza, Thoracic Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  4. Optimal Workup for a Hiatal Hernia
    Silvana Perretta, Department of Digestive and Endocrine Surgery, IRCAD, University of Strausberg, Strasbourg, France
  5. Manometric Findings in Hiatal Hernias
    John Pandolfino, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Il, USA
    Peter Kahrilas, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Il, USA
  6. Endoscopy for Hiatal Hernias - Hill Grade and other critical elements
    Ashwin Kurian, Swedish Medical Center, SurgOne PC, USA
  7. Which Hiatal Hernias Need to be Fixed? Large, small, or none?
    John Lipham, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  8. Asymptomatic Intrathoracic Stomach - Repair or Watch?
    Paul Colavita, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA
  9. Who Should be Repairing These Hernias? Level of Expertise?
    Tripp Buckley, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  10. Fundoplication or Not? Partial vs Complete?
    Vic Velanovich, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
  11. Hiatal Reconstruction Techniques - Mesh, Pledgets, Suture Technique
    Marc Ward, Center for Advanced Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA
  12. The Short Esophagus - Lengthening Techniques
    Reginald C.W. Bell, Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, CO, USA
  13. Mesh or Not for the Hiatal Hernias - What Does the Evidence Say.
    Brant Oelschlager, Center for Esophageal and Gastric Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA; Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
  14. Alternatives to Hiatal Hernia Repair for the High Risk Patient
    Michael B. Ujiki, Northshore Medical Group, Chicago, IL, USA; Department of Surgery, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL, USA
  15. Lap vs Robot vs Endoscopic Anti-reflux Surgery
    Michael M. Awad, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO; Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
  16. Complex and Acute Paraesophageal Hernias - Type 4, Strangulated, and Irreducible
    Ralph Aye, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle, WA, USA
  17. Approach to the Redo Paraesophageal Hernia
    Erik Wilson, Division of Minimally Invasive and Elective General Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA
  18. Managing Complications after Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
    Abrie Botha, Department of Upper GI Surgery, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Guy's Hospital, London
  19. Postoperative Diet, Activity, and Optimal Long Term Follow Up
    Andrew Kastenmeier, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA