This focused issue on “Robotic and Laparoscopy for Benign Liver Surgery” is edited by Dr. Francesco Ardito, from Hepatobiliary Surgery Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, IRCCS, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.
Dr. Francesco Ardito is an Associate Professor of General Surgery at the Catholic University of Rome. After receiving his medical degree with honors from the Catholic University of Rome, he completed the residency in General Surgery at the same University. Then he received his PhD degree in Hepatobiliary Oncology from the Catholic University of Rome. His interests are in hepatobiliary surgery particularly focusing on liver resection for hepatobiliary malignancies by open and by minimally invasive approach. He is currently a councilor of the Italian Chapter of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.
- Focused issue outline:
- Laparoscopic treatment of Caroli disease
- Surgical management of hepatic hemangioma: liver resection vs. enucleation
- Laparoscopic approach to the treatment of choledocal cysts
- Hepatic adenoma: indications for minimally invasive resection
- Management of symptomatic simple liver cysts: laparoscopic fenestration vs. percutaneous treatment
- Surgical management of liver adenomatosis: why and when?
- Laparoscopic left hepatectomy for primary hepatolithiasis: surgical technique