Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery (Ongoing)

Posted On 2020-03-09 05:44:33



This focused issue on "Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery" is edited by Dr. Robert Sucher, from Department of Visceral-, Transplant-, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Clinic Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany; and Dr. Elisabeth Sucher, from Division of Hepatology, Department of Gastroenterology, University Clinic Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

Dr. Robert Sucher is currently deputy lead of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Visceral Transplant Surgery at the University Clinic of Leipzig, Germany. After graduating and earning his MD degree from Innsbruck Medical University, he served his surgical residency at the Department of Visceral-, Transplant- and Thoracic Surgery in Innsbruck, Austria. He was trained in minimally invasive oncologic surgery with special emphasis on upper GI and hepatobiliary surgery. He was furthermore trained in transplant surgery by Professor Raimund Margreiter. Dr. Sucher completed a fellowship at the Starzl Transplant Institute at the University of Pittsburgh and worked as a consultant surgeon at the Department of Visceral and Transplant Surgery at the Charitè, Berlin. He has a demonstrated history of clinical and experimental research performance including the development of intraoperative visualization techniques in laparoscopic and robotic surgery introducing Hyperspectral Imaging into the daily clinical routine of hepatobiliary and transplant surgery. His basic science research focused on ischemia reperfusion injury and tolerance induction in solid organ transplantation earning him the “venia legendi” in surgery.

Dr. Elisabeth Sucher received her MD from Innsbruck Medical University in 2014. She started her residency at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Charitè in Berlin and currently works as a senior resident at the Department of Gastroenterology, Divison of Hepatology, at the University Clinic in Leipzig. She has a special research interest in hepatocellular (HCC) and cholangiocellular carcinoma (CCC) treatment and furthermore clinically investigates autoimmune triggered liver diseases. She has authored several research papers and servs as a reviewer in prestigious medical journals.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery: Innovations and Future Trends
    Robert Sucher, Department of Visceral-, Transplant-, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery University Clinic Lepzig, Leipzig, Germany
  2. Advanced Visualization Techniques in Liver Surgery
    Robert Sucher, Department of Visceral-, Transplant-, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery University Clinic Lepzig, Leipzig, Germany
  3. Laparoscopic Liver Resection for Colorectal Liver Metastases
    Manuel Maglione, Department of Visceral-, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
  4. Single Port Laparoscopy for Minor and Major Liver Resections
    Helmut Weiss, Barmherzige Brüder Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
  5. 3D Navigated Stereotactic Liver Treatment - Do we Still Need a Minimally Invasive Liver Surgeon?
    Reto Bale, Department of Radiology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
  6. Open and Laparoscopic Liver Resections in the Elderly
    Hanna Guice, Department of Visceral-, Transplant-, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery University Clinic Lepzig, Leipzig, Germany
Disclosure:
The series “Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Laparoscopic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Robert Sucher and Elisabeth Sucher serve as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.