In the late 80s and early 90s the surgical world experienced a seismic shift in the way biliary tract surgery was performed. The time tested “open” cholecystectomy gave way to the minimally invasive approach of “Laparoscopic” cholecystectomy. In the year 2020, it is a rare occasion where an elective cholecystectomy is not performed laparoscopically. As the optics and equipment have steadily improved, not to mention the introduction of robotics, minimally invasive surgery is now limited only by ones imagination. These series of manuscripts address themselves to specific area of minimally invasive surgical techniques when approaching diseases of the liver and spleen.
The role of minimally invasive approaches to hepatic and splenic surgery
Laparoscopic hepatic resection
Narrative review of laparoscopic management of hepatic cysts
Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver tumors
Minimally invasive approaches to hepatic arterial infusion pump placement in metastatic colorectal cancer
Laparoscopic & robotic liver resection for colorectal cancer metastases
Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration
Laparoscopic splenectomy: conventional technique and challenges
Treatment of splenic cysts
The series “Laparoscopic Surgery of the Liver and Spleen” was commissioned by the editorial office, Laparoscopic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. H. Leon Pachter is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.