Greetings from Dr. Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri and the editorial office of LS! Launched in October 2017, Laparoscopic Surgery (LS) is an international, open access journal focusing on the latest researches and techniques about laparoscopic surgery. The journal aims to cover new findings in laparoscopic hepatobiliary, pancreatic surgery and any surgery that applies laparoscopic technique, as well as to provide current and practical information on diagnosis, prevention and clinical investigations. Taking this chance, we here would like to express our sincere thanks to all our editorial board members, authors and readers for your support! In 2018, we hope to work more with you and our new members to develop the journal! Read More>>
Welcome to the Laparoscopic Surgery!
As a new international, open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Laparoscopic Surgery (LS) is dedicated to providing free updates on hepatobiliary and pancreatic laparoscopic surgery and general surgery. LS is aimed at promoting the development of laparoscopic surgery around the world. It will provide a professional platform for the sharing of experience in LS between peers so that all patients may benefit from advances made in technique and technology.
Editor-in-Chief: Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, MD, PhD
Dr. Levi Sandri GB was born in 1983 in Bern (Switzerland). He graduated in Medicine and Surgery at “La Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy) with the highest grade level. During his six years’ residency, he performed a 6 months experience at CHU Rennes in France. He specializes in General Surgery at “La Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy) with the highest grade level cum laude. He actually performed his PhD in “Advanced techniques in Surgery” at “La Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy). He collaborates with the Division of General Surgery and Transplantation of San Camillo Hospital in Rome, Italy.
The one hundred most-cited articles on laparoscopic liver surgery
The aim of this review was to identify the 100 most-cited articles related to laparoscopic liver resection (LLR), to analyze their trend according to publication year and to summarize the knowledge and evidence these one-hundred articles brought to the surgical community. We performed a search to identify all studies dealing with LLR by utilizing the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Science (Thomson Reuters, New York, NY, USA) database.
In conclusion, increasing evidence exists that the application of minimally invasive techniques to liver surgery may offer good perioperative outcome. Robotic technique has emerged as a promising innovation in surgical practice and initial experiences have shown that it can be considered a safe and effective option for liver resection. However, definitive conclusions on the actual role of robotic surgery cannot be drawn, and prospective evidence will be crucial in the near future.