Focused Issue on Pure Laparoscopic Donor Hepatectomy

Posted On 2019-08-01 01:52:48


This focused issue on “Pure Laparoscopic Donor Hepatectomy” is edited by Prof. Kwang-Woong Lee and Prof. Jeong-Moo Lee, Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.

Prof. Kwang-Woong Lee graduated from Seoul National University. He has been with Samsung Medical Center and National Cancer Center, Korea as a hepatic and transplant surgeon. He has also been in Johns Hopkins University Hospital as a LDLT consultant. He is an executive director of international health care center and a professor of department of surgery, Seoul National University, Korea. He performed the first successful hepatocyte transplantation in Korea when he was in Samsung Medical Center. His research topics are hepatocyte transplantation, gene delivery, cancer stem cell, best immunosuppressant for HCC, bile duct ischemia induced by warm ischemia, polymorphism and so on. He developed several innovative techniques to reduce biliary complications after liver transplantation such as high hilar dissection (HHD) and Tailored Telescopic Reconstruction (TTR) of bile duct. 

Prof. Jeong-Moo Lee graduated from Seoul National University. He has been with Seoul National University Hospital, Korea as a liver transplant surgeon. He is now a clinical assistant professor of department of surgery, Seoul National University. His research topics are pure laparoscopic hepatectomy for donor and cirrhotic patients, prediction of optimal Immunosuppression level by machine leaning, No touch isolation technique for preventing HCC recurrence after liver transplantation, education for transplant surgeon and so on.

Focused issue outline:

  1. History of laparoscopic hepatectomy in donor
    Jai Young Cho, Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Ho-Seong Han, Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul, Korea
  2. Preoperative work-up for donor: main consideration for laparoscopic surgery
    Go Wakabayashi, Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Japan; Center for Advanced Treatment of HBP Diseases, Ageo Central General Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  3. New technical development for PLDH; ICG cholangiography & 3D laparoscopy
    Susumu Eguchi, Department of Surgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Sakamoto, Nagasaki, Japan
  4. Technical challenges of performing pure laparoscopic donor hepatectomy; Anatomic variation
    Gyu-seong Choi, Department of Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  5. Glissonian approach for PLDH
    Yasushi Hasegawa, Department of Surgery, Iwate Medical University School of Medicine, Iwate, Japan
  6. Various technique for bile duct division in pure laparoscopic donor hepatectomy
    Kwang-Woong Lee, Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Jeong-Moo Lee, Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
  7. Learning curve and pitfalls in HBP surgeon for PLDH
    Benjamin Samstein, Department of Surgery, Division of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA
  8. Compare with open vs laparoscopic donor hepatectomy
    Ki-Hun Kim, Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  9. How to use energy device for pure laparoscopic donor hepatectomy
    Young Seok Han, Department of Surgery, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea