Focused Issue on Surgical Endoscopy: Essential Skills in Gastrointestinal Surgery

Posted On 2019-06-14 17:21:26


This focused issue on “Surgical Endoscopy: Essential Skills in Gastrointestinal Surgery” is edited by Jeffrey M. Marks, from Department of Surgery, University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA; and Dr. Ryan M. Juza, from Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Dr. Jeffrey M. Marks joined the Department of Surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in 2005. He is Program Director for the Case General Surgery Program, associate director of the Surgical Endoscopy Fellowship, and attained the rank of Professor of Surgery in 2012. In addition to clinical practice in minimally invasive surgery and advanced therapeutic endoscopy, Dr. Marks runs an active animal lab researching numerous endoscopic techniques and providing endoscopic training courses for surgeons, gastroenterologists, and allied health care.

Dr. Ryan M. Juza is a certified in endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and advanced trauma and life support. His research interests include abdominal wall reconstruction, advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery, surgical innovation and instrument development. He has lectured on the topic of endoscopic therapies in post-surgical anatomy and on abdominal wall anatomy and CT imaging in hernia patients.

    Focused issue outline:
  1. Surgeons Performing Endoscopy: Why, How, and When?
    Robert Fanelli, Department of Surgery, The Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, PA, USAItaly
  2. Flexible Endoscopy: Surgical Education
    Josh Winder, Department of General Surgery, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA
    Ryan Juza, Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH, USA
  3. Upper Endoscopy and Basic Procedural Interventions
    Jose Martinez, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
  4. Endoscopic Enteral Access
    Bipan Chand, Department of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
  5. Quality Metrics in Colonoscopy
    Patricia Sylla, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA
  6. Colonoscopic Polypectomy
    Melissa Times, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  7. Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy during Endoscopic Therapies
    Ozanan R. Meireles, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  8. Dilation and Adjunct Therapy for Strictures
    Eleanor Fung, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, USA
  9. Management of Gastrointestinal Tract Defects
    Eric Pauli, Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Penn State Health, Hershey PA, USA
  10. Endoscopic Stent Placement: Indications and Success Rates
    Megan Sippey, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA
  11. Endoscopy in the Bariatric Patient
    Leena Khaitan, Department of Bariatric Surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
  12. Endoscopy in Surgically Altered Anatomy
    Eric Pauli, Department of Surgery, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA
    Ryan Juza, Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH, USA
  13. Use of Flouroscopy in Endoscopy: Indications, Uses, and Safety Considerations
    Megan Sippey and Jeffrey Marks, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA