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Editorial Board

Honorary Editor-in-Chief


  • General and HepatoPancreatoBiliary Surgery, Loreto Nuovo Hospital, Naples, Italy.
    Research Interests: Liver surgery; Gallbladder and biliary tract surgery; Pancreatic surgery; Large intestine surgery; Laparoscopic surgery

Associate Editors

  • Department of General Surgery, Vittorio Veneto Hospital, Vittorio Veneto, Italy.
    Research Interests: Laparoscopy surgery; Colon surgery; Endoscopic surgery; Emergency surgery; Thoracic surgery
  • Department of General Surgery and Urgency, University of Palermo, Sicily, Italy; Jean Monnet University, Lugano, Switzerland.
    Research Interests: Hernia; Mini-invasive surgery; Experimental surgery; Regenerative scaffolds; Physiopathology of the abdominal wall
  • Department of Surgery, VCU Health, Richmond, VA, USA.
    Research Interests: Robotic surgery; Urologic oncology; Prostate cancer; Kidney cancer; Urothelial cancer
  • Department of Abdominal Oncology-HPB Surgery Unit, National Cancer Institute-Fondazione G. Pascale IRCCS, Naples, Italy.
    Research Interests: Abdominal surgical oncology; Laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery; Laparoscopic and robotic HPB surgery
  • Davide Cavaliere
    Department of Surgery and Advanced Oncologic Therapy, Department of Surgery - Forlì Hospital, Forli, Italy.
    Research Interests: Robotic surgery; Minimally invasive surgery; General surgery; Colorectum; Colorectal surgery; Rectal cancer; GIST; Pancreatic surgery; Pancreas; Liver surgery; Liver tumors.
  • Department of Surgery, City of Hope National Medical Center, California, CA, USA.
    Research Interests: Bile duct Cancer; Gallbladder cancer; Gastrointestinal cancers; Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery; Liver cancer; Pancreatic cancer; Robotic surgery
  • Center for Advanced Thoracic Surgery, Global Robotics Institute, Advent Health Celebration, University of Central Florida, Celebration, FL, USA.
    Research Interests: Robotic thoracic surgery; Surgery for benign and malignant esophageal disorders; Surgery for advanced thoracic malignancies.
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kansai Medical University Medical Center, Osaka, Japan.
    Research Interests: Minimally invasive spine surgery; Spinal deformity; Navigation-guided spine surgery
  • Department of Urology, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo, Italy.
    Research Interests: Partial nephrectomy; Laparoscopy; Robotic surgery; Minimally invasive treatment of BPH
  • Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan.
    Research Interests: Esophageal endoscopic surgery; Robotic surgery; Malignancy diagnosis of esophageal cancer; Inhibition of metastasis of gastrointestinal cancer
  • Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
    Research Interests: Interventional cardiology; Percutaneous treatment of structural heart disease; Coronary artery disease; Valvular heart disease
  • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, Kashihara, Japan.
    Research Interests: Thoracic surgery; Lung cancer; Mediatinal tumor; Isolated tumor cells; Circulating tumor cell

Editorial Board Members

  • Division of Thoracic Surgery, West Virginia University (WVU) medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA.
    Research Interests: Robotic segmentectomy and lobectomy for lung tumors; CT guided radiofrequency ablation for lung tumors; Robotic/Laparoscopic surgery for reflux; Hiatal hernias and achalasia; Cyberknife/ Stereotactic body radiosurgery for lung cancer; Minimally invasive esophagectomy for cancer
  • General Surgery Department, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy.
    Research Interests: Surgical Incology; Upper GI surgery; Esophageal and gastric cancer; Colorectal surgery; Minimally Invasive surgery; Robotic surgery
  • General Surgery Service, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Research Interests: Laparoscopic surgery; Cancer diagnostics; Surgical oncology; Oncology; Liver diseases; Hepatocellular carcinoma; Hepatobiliary surgery; Pancreatic diseases
  • Department of General Surgery, S. Maria degli Angeli Hospital (ASFO), Pordenone, Italy.
    Research Interests: Surgical oncology; Breast cancer; Gastroenterological cancer; Lung cancer; Melanoma; Emergency surgery
  • Department of General Surgery, Southwest Memorial Hospital, Cortez, CO, USA.
    Research Interests: Stem cells; Tissue reconstruction; Colon cancer
  • Department of Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands.
    Research Interests: Gastric surgery; Gallbladder surgery; Fracture surgery; Adhesiolysis; Spleen and adrenal surgery
  • Department of Urology, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA.
    Research Interests: Prostate cancer; cystectomy; Ileal orthotopic neobladder (IONB)
  • General and Colorectal Surgery, Forth Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, United Kingdom.
    Research Interests: Gall bladder surgery; Hernia surgery; Surgery and screening for colorectal cancer; Inflammatory bowel disease; Laparoscopic surgery; Surgery for haemorrhoids and other anal and rectal conditions; Surgery for rectal prolapse and rectocoele
  • Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney University, Sydney, Australia.
    Research Interests: Lung cancer; Thoracic surgery; Cardiac surgery; Robotic surgery; Minimally invasive surgery
  • Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
    Research Interests: Minimally invasive HBP surgery; Liver cancer research; Pancreas cancer research; Biliary cancer research; Liver transplant research
  • Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
    Research Interests: Surgical oncology; Colorectal cancer; Colectomy; Diverticular disease; Pancreatic cancer;Mini-invasive surgery
  • Department of Surgery, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark.
    Research Interests: The effect of biological treatment on post-operative outcome in patients with IBD; Surgical stress response; Chronic stress and development of colorectal cancers; Perianal fistula in Crohn’s disease; Surgical wound healing
  • Department of Neurosurgery, Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy.
    Research Interests: Endoscopic endonasal surgery; Endoscopic surgery of the cerebral ventricles and CSF circulation; Neuro-oncology; Molecular imaging; Biomaterials; Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery; Surgery of pain
  • Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynecology, San Martino University Hospital IRCCS, Genoa, Italy.
    Research Interests: Endometriosis; Fibroids (uterine myoma); Cervical cancer; Endometrial cancer; Hysteroscopy
  • Department of Gastroenterology and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
    Research Interests: Gastricand esophageal cancer; Laparoscopic(robotic) gastrectomy; Thoracosopic esophagectomy; Laparoscopic endoscopic collaboration surgery; Repair of ventral hernia
  • Department of Endocrine Surgery, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario “A. Gemelli” IRCCS, Rome, Italy.
    Research Interests: Hernia; Hernia in the abdominal wall
  • Andrew A. Gumbs
    Departement de Chirurgie Digestive, de Poissy/Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Poissy, France.
    Research Interests: Hepatic-pancreatic-biliary surgery; Robotic surgery
  • Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
    Research Interests: Minimal invasive HBP surgery; HCC; Pancreas cancer; Biliary tract cancer
  • Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.
    Research Interests: Skull base tumors; Robotic surgery of the skull base; Endoscopic surgery of skull base; Sinonasal Cancers
  • Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
    Research Interests: Physiology and surgery of the foregut
  • Department of Surgery, Amsterdam University Medical Centres - location AMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Research Interests: General and digestive; Colorectal; Transanal and proctological surgery
  • Department of Surgery, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC, USA.
    Research Interests: Minimally invasive surgery; Robotic surgery; Hernia surgery
  • Department of Surgery, Local Health Authority of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
    Research Interests: Pancreatic surgery; Liver transplant surgery; Biliary surgery
  • Department of Orthopaedics, Iwai Orthopaedic Medical Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
    Research Interests: Endoscopic spinal surgery; Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Department of Cardiology, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY, United States.
    Research Interests: Transcatheter aortic; Mitral and tricuspid interventions
  • Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
    Research Interests: Robotic hepatectomy; Robotic pancreatectomy; Robot for mirizzi syndrome
  • Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
    Research Interests: Minimal invasive treatment of colorectal cancer; Bariatric surgery; Functional upper GI surgery.
  • Department of Surgery, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake, Japan.
    Research Interests: Gastroenterology; Laparoscopic hepatectomy; Hepatobiliary Surgery; Liver Surgery; Pancreatic Surgery; Hepatocellular carcinoma; Surgical anatomy
  • Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
    Research Interests: Prostate cancer; BPH and voiding dysfunction in men; Management of stone disease; Urological complications secondary to substance abuse
  • Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
    Research Interests: Minimally invasive and robotic surgery for colorectal diseases; Advanced endoscopic therapy for colorectal diseases; Multimodality treatment for colorectal cancer; Colorectal cancer screening; Molecular biomarkers for colorectal cancer; Integrative medicine
  • Department of Urology, Yuksek Ihtisas University, Ankara, Turkey.
    Research Interests: Robotic surgery; Bladder cancer; Prostat cancer; Cystoscopy; Endoscopy; Cystectomy; Small bowel neobladder surgery
  • Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of North Carolina, North Carolina, NC, USA.
    Research Interests: Surgical oncology (Other than breast)
  • Department of Surgery, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
    Research Interests: Spleen anatomy and functions; Conservative surgeries on spleen; Healing procedures; Organ transplantations; Digestive motility; Oncologic surgeries
  • Department of Surgical Sciences "R. Paolucci", "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
    Research Interests: Digestive endoscopy; Surgical oncology; Colorectal cancer; Colon cancer; Colonoscopy
  • Hepato-Gastroenterology Department, Institut Arnault Tzanck, St. Laurent du Var, France.
    Research Interests: Interventional endoscopy for bilio-pancreatic diseases
  • Department of Metabolic & Bariatric Center of Excellence (MBSAQIP), Eastside Medical Center, Snellville, GA, USA.
    Research Interests: Laparoscopic surgery; General surgery minimally invasive surgery; Gastrointestinal disease; Colorectal cancer
  • Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
    Research Interests: Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS); Uniportal; Lung Cancer; Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
  • Department of Surgery, Università Vita Salute, San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
    Research Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease; Gastrointestinal cancer; Colorectal surgery.
  • Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedale Maggiore Largo Nigrisoli, Bologna, Italy.
    Research Interests: Thoracic oncology ;Innovation in thoracic surgery; Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
  • Institute for Image Guided Surgery, Strasbourg, France; Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Oregon Clinic, Portland, OR, USA.
    Research Interests: Surgical endoscopy; Minimally invasive foregut surgery
  • Department of Urology, Changi General Hospital, Changi, Singapore.
    Research Interests: Endourological and minimally invasive urological surgeries; Laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgeries of kidneys and prostates
  • Department of Surgery, General Surgery, S. Maria degli Angeli Hospital, Pordenone, Italy.
    Research Interests: Oncological digestive surgery; Robotics
  • Department of Surgery, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, Goslar, Germany.
    Research Interests: Gastroenterology; Esophageal cancer; Lung cancer; Mediastinum
  • Center for Advanced Treatment of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases, Ageo Central General Hospital, Ageo, Japan.
    Research Interests: Hepato-pancreatic biliary surgery; Liver transplantation; Laparoscopic surgery
  • Department of Spinal Surgery, Nanfang Hospital Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
    Research Interests: Minimal invasive spinal surgery; Degenerative spine disease and osteoporosis
  • Department of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
    Research Interests: Metabolic and bariatric surgery; Obesity; Metabolic disorders.
  • Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany.
    Research Interests: General thoracic surgery; VATS lobectomy and segmentectomy; Robotic assisted thoracic surgery; Risk assessment; Treatment of advanced lung cancer
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