Special Issue "Recent Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2020).
Interests: surgical oncology; upper GI cancer; esophageal cancer; gastric cancer; clinical trials; minimally invasive surgery; robotic surgery
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Interests: Gynecological Oncology, Endometriosis, Surgical Education, Surgical Training, Urogynecology, Neuropelveology, vNOTES, Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery has become a common term in visceral as well as gynecologic surgery. Though it first started as an exerimental option for single procedures, it has since evolved almost into its own surgical speciality over the past 20 years. Today, being firmly established in every subspeciality of visceral surgery, it is now no longer a distinct skillset, but a fixed part of the armamentarium of surgical options available. On this journey, the continuing evolution of the technical equipment enabled minimally-invasive surgery to grow from a distinct technique applicable to operative interventions of low and mid-technical difficulty to reach highly complex operative fields, especially oncologic surgery. In every indication, the advantages of a minimally invasive approach include reduced intraoperative blood loss, less postoperative pain, and shorter rehabilitation times, as well as a marked reduction of overall and surgical postoperative morbidity. In the advent of modern oncologic treatment algorithms, these effects not only lower the immediate impact an operation has on the patient, but also become important key steps in reducing the side-effects of surgery. Thus, they enable surgery to become a module in modern multi-disciplinary cancer treatment, which blends into multimodular treatment at different times and prolongs and widens the treatment possibilities available to cancer patients. Also, minimally invasive surgery has been the motor of surgical innovation throughout the past decade, and different surgical approaches, techniques of tissue handling, and also information about tissue like live perfusion monitoring have evolved, enriched, and sometimes changed traditional knowledge about tissue management in surgery.
Lastly, the requirements to learn and refine not only open surgical but also different minimally invasive techniques on high levels deeply impact surgical training pathways. The integration of modern elearning tools, the ability as well as the need to adopt newly available techniques throughout a whole surgical career, and the availability of indefinite virtual training options will influence not only the training but also the definite skillset of modern surgeons in the field of gynecologic and visceral surgery.
With this Special Issue, the up-to-date status of the role of minimally invasive surgery in both gynecology and visceral surgery is presented.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Biebl
Prof. Ibrahim Alkatout
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- Minimally invasive surgery
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Robotic surgery
- Minimally invasive oncologic surgery
- Surgical training