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
Andrea Ruzzenente, General and Hepatobiliary Surgery, University of Verona, Italy
- Surgical management of hepatic hemangioma: liver resection vs. enucleation
Quirino Lai, General Surgery and Organ Transplantation Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
- Laparoscopic approach to the treatment of choledocal cysts
Gabriella Pittau, Centre Hépato-Biliaire Paul Brousse, Villejuif, France
- Hepatic adenoma: indications for minimally invasive resection
Luca Viganò, Division of Hepatobiliary and General Surgery, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, IRCCS, Rozzano, Milan, Italy
- Management of symptomatic simple liver cysts: laparoscopic fenestration vs. percutaneous treatment
Giuseppe Zimmitti, Department of General Surgery, Istituto Ospedaliero Fondazione Poliambulanza, Brescia, Italy
- Surgical management of liver adenomatosis: why and when?
Elena Panettieri, Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
- The role of minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of polycystic liver disease
Federica Cipriani, Hepatobiliary Surgery Division, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
- Laparoscopic left hepatectomy for primary hepatolithiasis: surgical technique
Francesco Ardito, Hepatobiliary Surgery Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, IRCCS, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy