This focused issue on "Minimally Invasive Approach for the Treatment of Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease" is edited by Dr. Andrea Balla from Department of General Surgery and Surgical Specialties “Paride Stefanini”, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
Dr. Andrea Balla graduated in Medicine and Surgery at “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy, with the highest grade level cum laude. During his residency in General Surgery, he attended prestigious European center of surgery, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain and Unit of Innovation in Minimally Invasive Surgery of the University Hospital "Virgen del Rocío", Sevilla, Spain. He completed the residency with the highest grade level cum laude at Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy. He is also a PhD student in “Experimental and Clinical Hepato-Gastroenterology”, curricula of “Surgical Pathophysiology and Gastroenterology”, at “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy. Dr. Balla has been the recipient of several national and international award as the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) Fellow 2019, the International Exchange Program 2014 from Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Research Grant Project 2015 from the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) and the “Ettore Ruggeri” Award 2017 from the Italian Society of Surgery (SIC).
Focused issue outline:
- Diagnostic work up and indications for reflux surgery
- Results after minimally invasive Nissen-Rossetti fundoplication technique
- Results after minimally invasive Toupet fundoplication technique
- Results after minimally invasive Dor fundoplication technique
- Comparison between robotic Nissen, Toupet and Dor fundoplicatio: results
- Minimally invasive treatment of hiatal hernia with or without mesh placement
- Laparoscopic implantation of lower esophageal sphincter stimulator
- Results after POEM
- New technology minimally invasive for the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease: LINX
- Minimally invasive re-do surgery for the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease