Minimally Invasive Surgery

Future Trend in Minimally Invasive Surgery: Single Port, Minilaparoscopy, and NOTES


Publishing date
08 Jun 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
09 Dec 2011

Lead Editor

1Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy

2Minimally Invasive Surgical Initiatives and Development, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA

3IRCAD-EITS, Department of Digestive and Endocrine Surgery, University of Strasbourg, 1 place de l’Hôpital, Hôpitaux Universitaires, 67091 Strasbourg Cedex, France


Future Trend in Minimally Invasive Surgery: Single Port, Minilaparoscopy, and NOTES

Description

Over the last 30 years, minimally invasive surgery was proved to be a safe and effective alternative to standard “open” surgery for the treatment of different benign and malignant diseases. Indeed for some conditions such as symptomatic gallstones, gastroesophageal reflux diseases, morbid obesity, and appendicitis, it is now considered the “gold standard” approach.

Most of the advantages of this surgical technique are related to the reduction of surgical trauma which finally leads to reduction of postoperative complications and faster recovery and return to normal activities without compromising patients’ safety or effectiveness of the procedures even in case of malignancy.

More recently new “ultra” minimally invasive techniques have been proposed, in the quest for further reduction of surgical trauma and residual scarring to the patient; among them, single port or reduced port surgery, minilaparoscopy, and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES), although with some technological limitations, seem to be the most promising alternative to standard multiport endoscopic surgery.

With this special issue we invite authors from different countries to contribute original articles, describing both experimental and clinical results or new technological development in the field, as well review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Technological limitation and future developments
  • Indications and clinical benefits for the patients
  • Results from clinical studies
  • Surgical techniques
  • Preoperative workout and patients’ selections
  • Surgeon accreditations
  • Training issues
  • Cost

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/mis/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 575301
  • - Editorial

Future Trend in Minimally Invasive Surgery: Single Port, Minilaparoscopy, and NOTES

Luigi Boni | Paul G. Curcillo | Silvana Perretta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 189296
  • - Review Article

Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery in Humans: A Review

Michelle P. Clark | Emad S. Qayed | ... | Field F. Willingham
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 365814
  • - Research Article

Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery for Anterior Spinal Procedures

Priscilla Magno | Mouen A. Khashab | ... | Anthony N. Kalloo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 287613
  • - Research Article

Update on Transanal NOTES for Rectal Cancer: Transitioning to Human Trials

Dana A. Telem | David L. Berger | ... | Patricia Sylla
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 874172
  • - Clinical Study

Improving the Advantages of Single Port in Right Hemicolectomy: Analysis of the Results of Pure Transumbilical Approach with Intracorporeal Anastomosis

Salvador Morales-Conde | Antonio Barranco | ... | Francisco J. Padillo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 896952
  • - Review Article

Natural Orifice Transesophageal Endoscopic Surgery: State of the Art

João Moreira-Pinto | Aníbal Ferreira | ... | Jorge Correia-Pinto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 415430
  • - Clinical Study

Glove Technique in Single-Port Access Laparoscopic Surgery: Results of an Initial Experience

Lorenzo Livraghi | Mattia Berselli | ... | Eugenio Cocozza
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 482079
  • - Research Article

Minilaparoscopic Colorectal Resections: Technical Note

S. Bona | M. Molteni | M. Montorsi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 697142
  • - Clinical Study

Single-Access Laparoscopic Surgery for Ileal Disease

Mohamed Moftah | John Burke | ... | Ronan A. Cahill
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 317249
  • - Research Article

Patient Perceptions of Natural Orifice Translumenal Surgery

Melanie E. Tsang | Kirstin Theman | ... | Lawrence Hookey
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