Special Issue "Colorectal Surgery: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives"
A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Gastroenterology & Hepatopancreatobiliary Medicine".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 January 2023 | Viewed by 2705
Interests: laparoscopy; robotic-assisted surgery; colorectal cancer; gastric cancer; gastrointestinal benign disease; AI and surgery, abdominal wall surgery
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I am pleased to announce an upcoming Special Issue of JCM entitled “Colorectal Surgery: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives”.
There has been significant growth in the application of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for the management of colorectal benign and malignant diseases. Along with Enhanced Recovery Program after Surgery (ERAS) programs, MIS has gained popularity, improving clinical outcomes. For this reason, different approaches, such as laparoscopic, robotic, and transanal, have been developed in colorectal surgery to ensure the best results. Furthermore, MIS is no longer conceivable without using new technologies including advanced optic systems (3D, 4K), new energy devices, and intraoperative fluorescence-guided imaging. Likewise, preoperative assessment of 3D-CT/MRI reconstructions is spreading more and more among surgeons’ clinical practice.
In this setting, the fundamental principles of surgical oncology should always be guaranteed in cases of malignant disease, although more conservative therapeutic management for rectal cancer is evolving. Therefore, organ-preserving strategies for rectal cancer such as “Watch and Wait” or local excision following neoadjuvant therapy are also welcome among our topics.
For this Special Issue, we encourage the submission of original research or review articles on a range of topics covering the technical aspects of MIS, novel technologies, preoperative optimization, and postoperative outcomes.
We look forward to receiving your submissions.
Prof. Dr. Umberto Bracale
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- robotic-assisted surgery
- transanal excision
- indocyanine green
- 3D imaging
- colorectal cancer
- diverticular disease
- postoperative outcomes