This focused issue on “Laparoendoscopic Surgery for Benign Oesophagogastric Conditions” is edited by Dr. Muhammed Ashraf Memon, from South East Queensland Surgery (SEQS) and Sunnybank Obesity Centre, Sunnybank, Queensland, Australia; and Dr. Abe Fingerhut, from Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.
Prof. Muhammed Ashraf Memon is a general surgeon of over 25 years’ experience. Encompassing both open and minimally-invasive techniques, Prof. Memon offers open and laparoscopic upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery for benign and malignant conditions and undertakes both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and capsule endoscopy. His ongoing commitment to research is demonstrated through his active participation in evidence based clinical research projects and his publications in high impact medical journals. He has published more than 150 papers in various international journals.
Dr. Abe Fingerhut received his medical degree from the University of Paris in 1971. Dr. Fingerhut is author or co-author of more than 700 articles or book chapters in peer-reviewed journals and major textbooks and has participated as speaker, chairman, or organizer in more than 950 National and International meetings. His current research involves the potential role of indocyanine green fluorescent techniques in the prevention of bile-duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy and intraoperative detection of vascular insufficiency for gastro-intestinal operations with anastomoses.
- Focused issue outline:
- Laparoscopic Surgery for Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease: Nissen, Toupet or Anterior fundoplication - Indications, Preoperative Investigations and Outcome
Mario Morino, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
- Laparoscopic Surgical Treatment for recurrent GERD
Peter N Nau, Department of Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
- Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia and Other Primary Esophgeal Motility Disorders (PEMD) - Indications, Preoperative Investigations and Patient's Selection
Manjunath Siddaiah-Subramanya and Muhammed Ashraf Memon, Mayne Medical School, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy for Achalasia – a review
Geoffrey Kohn, Department of Surgery, Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
- Uptades in Laparoscopic Surgery for Perforated Peptic Ulcer Disease: State of Art and Future Perspectives
Hayato Kurihara, Department of Surgery, Emergency Surgery and Trauma Unit, Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy
- Minimally Invasive Surgery for Submucosal Benign Esophageal Tumors: Indications, Preoperative Investigations, Patient Selectoin, and Clinical Outcomes
Luigi Bonavina, Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Division of General Surgery, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
- The Smart Approach to Surgical Treatment of Upper Gastrointestinal Submucosal Tumors Based on Preoperative EUS-typing
Yuri Starkov, A.V. Vishnevsky National Research Center of Surgery, Russian Ministry of Health, Moscow, Russia