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 Dr. Jeffrey M. Marks and Dr. Ryan M. Juza, from Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, 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.

This issue aims to discuss comprehensive and essential skills for endoscopic surgeons. It highlights the many primary and secondary flexible endoscopic procedures that surgeons must be aware of and adept at their performance. We believe that the readers will find great interest in this journal issue, and hopefully will find it a valuable and educational tool.

Surgical endoscopy: essential skills in gastrointestinal surgery
Ryan M. Juza, Jeffrey M. Marks

Review Article
Surgeons performing endoscopy: why, how, and when?
Robert D. Fanelli, Mohammad Sulaiman Sultany

Flexible endoscopy: surgical education
Joshua S. Winder, Ryan M. Juza

Upper endoscopy and basic procedural interventions
Consandre P. Romain, Jose Martinez

Endoscopic enteral access
Emanuel Eguia, Bipan Chand

A review of quality metrics in colonoscopy
Kathryn Chuquin, Patricia Sylla

Colonoscopic polypectomy
Wanda Lam, Melissa Times

Fundamental use of surgical energy during endoscopic therapies
Daniel A. Hashimoto, Ozanan R. Meireles

Dilation and adjunct therapy for strictures
Richard Johnson, Eleanor C. Fung

Management of gastrointestinal tract defects
Samantha R. Witte, Eric M. Pauli

Endoscopic stent placement: indications and success rates
Mark Joseph Anderson, Megan Sippey

Endoscopy in the bariatric patient
Mujjahid Abbas, Leena Khaitan

Endoscopy in surgically altered anatomy
David Morrell, Eric Pauli, Ryan Juza

Use of fluoroscopy in endoscopy: indications, uses, and safety considerations
Megan Sippey, Sara Maskal, Mark Anderson, Jeffrey Marks

The series “Surgical Endoscopy: Essential Skills in Gastrointestinal Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Jeffrey M. Marks and Ryan M. Juza served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.