Minimally Invasive Approach for the Treatment of Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (Ongoing)

Posted On 2019-12-24 02:39:55



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:

  1. Diagnostic work up and indications for reflux surgery
    Danilo Badiali, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Maria Carlotta Sacchi, Department of Translational and Precision Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  2. Results after minimally invasive Nissen-Rossetti fundoplication technique
    Paolo Prosperi, General, Emergency and Minimally Invasive Surgery Unit, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Giovanni Alemanno, General, Emergency and Minimally Invasive Surgery Unit, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy
  3. Results after minimally invasive Toupet fundoplication technique
    Marco Ettore Allaix, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
  4. Comparison between robotic Nissen, Toupet and Dor fundoplicatio: results
    Diego Coletta, Department of General Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  5. Minimally invasive treatment of hiatal hernia with or without mesh placement
    Eduardo Targarona, General and Digestive Surgery Unit, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Carmen Balagué, Gastrointestinal and Hematological Surgical Unit, Hospital Santpau, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) Medical School, Barcelona, Spain
  6. Laparoscopic implantation of lower esophageal sphincter stimulator
    Alessandro Paganini, Department of General Surgery and Surgical Specialties "Paride Stefanini", Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Andrea Balla, Department of General Surgery and Surgical Specialties "Paride Stefanini", Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  7. New technology minimally invasive for the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease: LINX
    Nereo Vettoretto, Surgical Unit, Montichiari Hospital, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy
    Emanuele Botteri, Surgical Unit, Montichiari Hospital, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy
    Sarah Molfino, Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Surgical Clinic, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
  8. Minimally invasive re-do surgery for the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease
    Mario Guerrieri, Department of General Surgery, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Monica Ortenzi, Department of General Surgery, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy