Focused Issue on Laparoscopic Surgery of the Liver and Spleen

Posted On 2019-08-30 01:24:14


This focused issue on “Laparoscopic Surgery of the Liver and Spleen” is edited by Dr. H. Leon Pachter, MD, Department of Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New York, USA.

Dr. H. Leon Pachter is the George David Stewart Professor of Surgery and chair of the Department of Surgery at NYU Langone Health. Prior to his current role, Dr. Pachter was the director of the Trauma and Shock Unit at Bellevue Hospital where, through innovative methods, he changed the surgical world’s thinking to the approach and management of severe injuries to the liver and the spleen. He has perfected a number of life-saving techniques over the years, among them a method of salvaging severely damaged livers and spleens that drastically reduced the mortality rate for such injuries.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Laparoscopic Hepatic Resection
    Nick O’Rourke, Department of Surgery, The Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower, Queensland, Australia
  2. Laparoscopic Approaches to Hepatic Cysts
    Paresh Shah, Department of Surgery, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
  3. Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Tumors
    Theodore Welling, Perlmutter Cancer Center and Department of Surgery, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY, USA
  4. Laparoscopic Placement of Hepatic Artery Catheter
    Peter Kingham, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
  5. Laparoscopic/Robotic Hepatic Metastectomy for Colorectal metastases
    David Geller, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  6. Laparoscopic Bile Common Duct Exploration
    Manish Parikh, Department of Surgery, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    H. Leon Pachter, Department of Surgery, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
  7. Laparoscopic Splenectomy
    Didier Mutter, Institut de Recherche Contre les Cancers de l'Appareil Digestif (IRCAD), Strasbourg, France
  8. Laparoscopic Approaches to Splenic Cysts
    George Fielding, Department of Surgery, NYU Langone Health, New York, New York, USA