Minimally Invasive Surgery

Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery: Concept and Controversies of New Technique


Publishing date
04 May 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 Nov 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Surgery, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer—Sheva, Israel

2Department of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, 219 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

3Visceral Surgery, Geneva University Hospital, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland

4The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 7900 Fannin, Suite 2700, Houston, TX 77054, USA

5Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary's Hospital Campus, London, UK

6Academic Surgical Unit, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary's Hospital Campus, Paddington, London, UK


Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery: Concept and Controversies of New Technique

Description

Laparoscopy has become a gold standard in performance of most of the surgical procedures. Single port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS) is a novel surgical technique that has come to forefront of minimally invasive surgery emerged as a natural progression of standard laparoscopy. Recent advantages in technology and instrumentation coupled with a mastery of laparoscopic surgery have led to incorporation of SPLS techniques in various fields of general surgery, urology, gynecology, and pediatric surgery. There has been no discussion about the technique's drawbacks. However, hypotheses about improved cosmesis, decreased postoperative pain, earlier return to work and patients' satisfaction are not confirmed. We are particularly interested in articles describing technical challenges and perspectives of SPLS, efficacy and development of devices, and investigation of results of surgical procedures using single port.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the advantages, disadvantages, and controversies of SPLS and the evaluation of its short- and long-term outcomes. We are particularly interested in articles describing surgical experience from new trials. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advantages and controversies of SPLS
  • Recent developments in instrumentation and devices using SPLS
  • SPLS technique, learning curve, and training
  • Using SPLS in general surgery (cholecystectomy, appendectomy, colectomy, hernia repair, morbid obesity, etc.)
  • SPLS in urology (nephrectomy, prostatectomy, adrenalectomy, etc.)
  • Advances of SPLS in gynecologic surgery (hysterectomy, oophorectomy, etc.)
  • Reasons of using SPLS in pediatric surgery
  • Comparison of SPLS to standard laparoscopic procedures, robotic surgery
  • SPLS in emergency surgery

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 456541
  • - Editorial

Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery: Concept and Controversies of New Technique

Boris Kirshtein | Eric M. Haas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 783074
  • - Review Article

Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgeries for Colorectal Diseases: Early Experiences of a Novel Surgical Method

Tomoki Makino | Jeffrey W. Milsom | Sang W. Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 232347
  • - Review Article

Single-Port Laparoscopic Surgery in Children: Concept and Controversies of the New Technique

Felix C. Blanco | Timothy D. Kane
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 492409
  • - Research Article

Single-Port Transumbilical Laparoscopic Appendectomy: A Preliminary Multicentric Comparative Study in 87 Patients with Acute Appendicitis

Ramon Vilallonga | Umut Barbaros | ... | Manuel Armengol
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 347607
  • - Review Article

Single-Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Is It a Plausible Alternative to the Traditional Four-Port Laparoscopic Approach?

Juan Pablo Arroyo | Luis A. Martín-del-Campo | Gonzalo Torres-Villalobos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 106878
  • - Review Article

Single-Port Laparoscopic Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Emile Rijcken | Rudolf Mennigen | ... | Matthias Bruewer
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