Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

Journal description

Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques is designed for surgeons who are committed to providing patients with the best, least invasive treatment appropriate for their condition.Six times a year, this revolutionary journal brings you updates on what is happening now...and what is on the horizon. You will hear about the latest clinical advances and the most exciting new academic research. You see the latest training techniques in use today and you even get detailed descriptions of operative procedures.The journal provides complete, timely, accurate, practical coverage of laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques and procedures; current clinical and basic science research; preoperative and postoperative patient management; complications in laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery; and new developments in instrumentation and technology.

Current impact factor: 0.94

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.938
2012 Impact Factor 0.876
2011 Impact Factor 1.227
2010 Impact Factor 1
2009 Impact Factor 0.828
2008 Impact Factor 0.789
2007 Impact Factor 0.575
2006 Impact Factor 0.566
2005 Impact Factor 0.865
2004 Impact Factor 1.152
2003 Impact Factor 1.086
2002 Impact Factor 0.983
2001 Impact Factor 0.627

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.07
Cited half-life 7.40
Immediacy index 0.10
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.32
Website Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques website
Other titles Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques, Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy, and percutaneous techniques
ISSN 1530-4515
OCLC 41219765
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

  • Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 04/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to describe operative times, complication rates, and outcomes following laparoscopic placement of the peritoneal catheter in ventriculoperitoneal (VP) and lumboperitoneal (LP) shunt insertion. A retrospective review was performed of those who underwent laparoscopic-assisted VP or LP shunt insertion from July 2007 to August 2011. The study included 53 consecutive patients (35 women and 18 men). Mean age was 51 years (range, 16 to 83 y), mean BMI was 27.6 (range, 16 to 54), and 35.8% of the patients had previous abdominal surgery. Mean operative time for VP shunt placement was 68.2±19.0 minutes, and for LP shunt placement 84±12.4 minutes. There were no intraoperative complications, and conversion to minilaparotomy was 0%. There were 2 distal catheter-associated complications. Laparoscopic-assisted VP/LP shunt placement is associated with a low incidence of distal catheter malfunction. Direct visualization of shunt placement into the peritoneal cavity is a major advantage making it a viable alternative over traditional techniques.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 03/2015; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000141
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    ABSTRACT: To compare the perioperative outcomes associated with open and laparoscopic (LAP) surgical approaches for liver metastases. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was used to identify all adult patients who underwent surgical therapy for metastatic liver tumors between 2006 and 2012 (N=7684). Patients who underwent >1 procedure were excluded. Logistic regression after matching on propensity scores was used to assess the association between surgical approaches and perioperative outcomes. A total of 4555 patients underwent open resection, 387 LAP resection, 297 open radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and 265 LAP RFA. In propensity-matched samples (over 95% of patients successfully matched), there was no significant difference between LAP resection and LAP RFA in perioperative complications and length of stay and both compared favorably with their open counterparts. Minimally invasive approaches for secondary hepatic malignancies were associated with improved postoperative morbidity and length of stay and should be preferred in appropriate patients.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 03/2015; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000140
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    ABSTRACT: AIM:: To compare outcomes of Ligasure hemorrhoidectomy (LH) versus Ferguson hemorrhoidectomy (FH) by a meta-analysis of available randomized controlled trials. Original studies in any language were searched from MEDLINE database, PubMed, Web of science and the Cochrane Library database, and Wangfang database. Randomizes control trials that compared LH with FH were identified. Data were extracted independently for each study and a meta-analysis was performed using fixed-effects and random-effects models. Five trials including 318 patients met the inclusion criteria. The urinary retention rate and early postoperative pain scores were higher in patients undergoing FH. Patients treated with Ligasure had a significantly shorter operative time and hospital stay than the patients submitted to Ferguson techniques. The blood loss during operation was less in Ligasure group than Ferguson group. No statistically significant differences were noted in postoperative bleeding, difficult defacating, anal fissure, anal stenosis, and incontinence. Our meta-analysis shows that LH is superior to FH in the short-term outcomes. Future studies addressing long-term outcomes are needed to prove these results.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 03/2015; 25(2). DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000136
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    ABSTRACT: Bariatric surgery is technically complex. It is important to refine existing methods and explore new techniques to improve the outcomes of patients. We discuss the characteristics and applications of the precise laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (PLRYGB) in clinical practice. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical records of obese patients who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass between 2009 and 2012, and compared surgical data, postoperative recovery, weight loss, and complications of patients who underwent PLRYGB with those who underwent conventional laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (CLRYGB) surgery. Of 211 patients, 89 underwent CLRYGB and 122 PLRYGB. Although the operating time for PLRYGB was significantly longer than CLRYGB (149±23 min vs. 138±23 min, P<0.05), length of hospital stay was shorter in those undergoing the precise technique (4.2±1.1 d for PLRYGB and 7.7±1.5 d for CLRYGB, P<0.05), and the percentage of excess weight lost 18 months after surgery was greater (78.4±8.2% for PLRYGB and 64.5±8.4% for CLRYGB, P=0.000). Five patients (5.6%) who underwent conventional surgery experienced postoperative complications, including 1 anastomotic leak and 1 internal hernia; 1 patient required redo surgery, and 2 corrective surgery. There were no postoperative complications in the PLRYGB group. PLRYGB is safe and feasible. The precise approach did not substantially increase operating time but decreased duration of hospital stay and the incidence of postoperative complications, whereas weight loss outcomes were significantly better.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 03/2015; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000132
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    ABSTRACT: Recently, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been applied for superficial colorectal neoplasms and the number of publications about it has been increasing, but little is known about the outcomes of colorectal ESD for the lesions >50 mm. In this study, we evaluated the feasibility and safety of colorectal ESD for the lesions >50 mm compared with the lesions <50 mm. A total of 674 superficial colorectal neoplasms in 629 patients treated by ESD at Kobe University Hospital from July 2008 to July 2013 were included in the analysis. The median operation time (range) in the large lesion group (≥5 cm) was 109 (37 to 596) minutes, and it was 55 (6 to 248) minutes in the small lesion group (<5 cm). Median procedure speed (range) in the large lesion group was 0.28 (0.06 to 0.83) cm/min, and it was 0.19 (0.04 to 0.83) cm/min in the small lesion group. The en bloc resection rate and the curative resection rate in the small lesion group was 98.7% and 96.0%, and those were 95.7% and 91.4% in the large lesion group, respectively. In terms of adverse events, perforation, muscle damage, and postoperative bleeding occurred at similar frequency in both groups. ESD on colorectal lesions >50 mm takes longer operation time; however, it is resected time effectively without increasing the risk of adverse events compared with smaller lesions by ESD.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 03/2015; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000135
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    ABSTRACT: Incisional hernia repair with prosthetic mesh is necessary to reduce the high recurrence rate. Standard meshes have been suggested to be overengineered, and there is conflicting results about the application of lightweight and standard mesh in incisional hernia repair. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes following the use of lightweight mesh and standard mesh in open incisional hernia repair. A systematic literature review was undertaken to identify studies comparing the outcomes of lightweight mesh and standard mesh in incisional hernia repair with the open sublay technique. The present meta-analysis pooled the effects of outcomes of total 1002 patients enrolled into 5 comparative trials. The use of lightweight mesh in incisional hernia repair was associated with a reduction of chronic pain (OR=0.24; 95% CI, 0.10, 0.57). Statistically, there was no difference in the postoperative recurrence between the 2 groups (RD=0.00; 95% CI, -0.03, 0.03), no difference in the incidence of hematoma (OR=1.0; 95% CI, 0.54, 1.85), seroma (OR=0.83; 95% CI, 0. 52, 1.31), wound infection (OR=0.96; 95% CI, 0. 60, 1.54), stiff abdomen, and foreign body sensation (OR=0.33; 95% CI, 0. 02, 4.31). Furthermore, quality of life and health status between the 2 kinds of mesh groups were also similar. In the procedure of open incisional hernia repair, the use of lightweight mesh seems to be associated with less chronic pain, and without the increase of recurrence and other postoperative complications. However, based on the short-term follow-up of the included studies, long-term well-designed RCTs are needed to evaluate the real outcomes.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 03/2015; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000144
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to examine the learning curve for robotic thyroidectomy using a bilateral axillo-breast approach. We examined the first 100 robotic thyroidectomies with central lymph node dissection due to papillary thyroid cancer between April 2010 and August 2011. We evaluated the clinical characteristics, operative time, pathologic data, and complications. Operative time was reduced significantly after 40 cases; therefore, the patients were divided into 2 groups: group A (1 to 40 cases) and group B (41 to 100 cases). The mean operative time in group A (232.6±10.0 min) was longer than that in group B (188.9±6.0 min) with statistical significance (P=0.001). Other data, including characteristics, drainage amount, hospital stay, retrieved lymph nodes, thyroglobulin, and complications, were not different between the 2 groups. The learning curves with lobectomy and total thyroidectomy were reached at the same time. The learning curve for robotic thyroidectomy with central lymph node dissection using bilateral axillo-breast approach was 40 cases for beginner surgeons. Robotic total thyroidectomy was performed effectively and safely after experience with 40 cases, as with lobectomy.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 02/2015; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000121
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    ABSTRACT: Natural orifice specimen extraction is a laparoscopic technique that reduces the procedure's invasiveness. We aimed to examine all the available data for the transvaginal extraction of laparoscopic right-sided colonic resections. A systematic search was conducted using PubMed/MEDLINE, Cochrane, Google Scholar, EBSCO,, and congress abstract databases. All case-control series, case series, and case reports were included, irrespective of age, region, race, obesity, comorbidities, or history of previous surgery. No restrictions were made in terms of language, country, or journal. Patient selection criteria and results of the cumulative data. The search identified 10 studies including 90 cases. Most patients were elderly (mean, 65.9; range, 29 to 87 y) and had comorbid diseases (96%). 33.8% had a history of abdominopelvic surgery. The mean body mass index was 25.7 kg/m (range, 18 to 50 kg/m). Most patients (83%) had malign or premalign (14%) diseases and required regular or extended right hemicolectomies (99%). The mean operating time and blood loss ranges were 193 (140 to 471) minutes and 62.4 (0 to 300) mL, respectively. Overall, morbidities were seen in 18 patients (20%), and 3 of them were related to the transvaginal extraction. There were no abdominal wound related early or late complications. When compared with laparoscopic colon resections with transabdominal extraction, the procedure seems to result in decreased postoperative pain and length of hospital stay. There are a limited number of comparative studies and an absence of randomized studies. Laparoscopic resection and transvaginal specimen extraction is a promising technique for some right-sided colon pathologies. For patient selection, an accessible vaginal port (patient acceptance and a vagina that is not narrow) and an en-mass lesion of ≤8 cm were necessary. Malignancy, previous abdominopelvic surgery, obesity, and old age were not considered as contraindications.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 02/2015; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000124
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    ABSTRACT: Moving from the study conducted in 2004 on adult surgeons we want to analyze the ergonomics applied in pediatric minimally invasive surgery. An online survey was conducted among the members of the European Paediatric Surgeons' Association that included 14 questions pertaining to demographic, surgical glove size, double glove use, prior hand surgery, and the ease or difficulty in using different types of laparoscopic instruments. A total of 138 pediatric surgeons completed the survey. The difficulty score (DS) was similar between the 3.5- and 5-mm instruments. Other specialized instruments such as Ligasure, Ultracision, Clip applicators, endobags, and staplers were found to have higher DS. The needle holder was the only instrument that is part of the normal 5-mm operating sets, which was found to have a higher DS. Our survey found increased DS with the endobag and stapler, but this was not significant. Also prior hand surgery or double glove use was not associated with difficulty in usage of minimally invasive instruments when compared with normal hands in this survey.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 02/2015; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000125
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    ABSTRACT: AIM:: The current trial was designed to study and compare the postoperative outcomes and systemic acute responses between patients undergoing laparoscopic-ileal pouch anal anastomosis (LAP-IPAA) and open IPAA for ulcerative colitis. The clinical records of patients who underwent 89 restorative proctocolectomy procedures with IPAA were reviewed. After determining which patients underwent LAP-IPAA versus open IPAA, an equivalent number of controls matched for age and ulcerative colitis severity were selected. Twenty of 22 patients who underwent laparoscopic surgery met the inclusion criteria. Patients who underwent LAP-IPAA had significantly shorter times to first walking (P=0.021) and food intake (P=0.0003). The LAP-IPAA group had significantly lower interleukin-6 and interleukin-1ra levels soon after surgery (P=0.011 and P=0.0076). The LAP-IPAA group had significantly lower C-reactive protein levels on postoperative day 1 (P=0.0027). LAP-IPAA is a less-invasive operative procedure than open IPAA with respect to the postoperative systemic inflammatory response and postoperative recovery.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 02/2015; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000128
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    ABSTRACT: A recently available, low profile, fully covered metal stent with symmetrical flares (FCMSF) may offer improved resistance to migration in esophageal disease. A retrospective review of 58 esophageal FCMSF placed in 46 consecutive patients was performed. Pathologies included stricture and leak of benign and malignant etiology. Sixteen of 58 stents (28%) were placed urgently/emergently. All patients had successful stent deployment with 0% stent-related hospital mortality. Postoperative morbidity occurred in 15 of the 58 (26%) stents and included stent migration, atrial fibrillation, pneumonia, pneumothorax, urinary retention, hemodynamic instability, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation. In patients with stricture (n=29), mean dysphagia scores were reduced from 3.1±0.6 preoperatively to 1.1±0.8 postoperatively (P<0.001). For leak, stent therapy (±drainage) avoided formal esophageal operation in 95% (21/22). Four stents (6.9%) were removed for stent migration, 2 of which migrated after adjuvant chemoradiation. Adjuvant chemoradiation therapy was an independent risk factor for stent migration (odds ratio=1.6; P=0.02) by multivariable regression analysis. The mean duration of stent therapy was 65±62 days for stricture (27/34 remain in situ) and 57±57 days for leak (10/22 remain in situ). The median hospital length of stay was 2 days. FCMSF provide a safe and effective therapy for both benign and malignant esophageal dysphagia and leaks. The symmetrical property may contribute to the overall low observed migration rate while still allowing for simple and safe stent retrieval.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 02/2015; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000127
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    ABSTRACT: Advances in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery have allowed endoscopic surgical sympathicotomy to become a viable safe therapy for upper limb hyperhidrosis. We evaluated if and how this procedure improves the quality of life in patients after a mean follow-up of 9.5 years. Between 1995 and 2013, the senior author performed 1440 upper dorsal sympathicotomies in 720 patients. Questionnaires were submitted to randomized patients, both to evaluate the durability of the results and to assess their quality of life after surgery. In 46 patients, anatomical distinctive features obscured the sympathetic chain, precluding partial or total completion of the procedure. The other 674 patients reported complete relief of symptoms. A mean follow-up of 9.5 years (range, 2 to 17 y) was carried out on 450 patients: 6 recurrences have been observed, severe compensatory sweating was reported in 3 patients, and 441 patients were satisfied with nothing to complain. Furthermore, when comparing presurgery and postsurgery results, a statistically significant difference between most of patients answers came out (P=0.001). According to the data obtained, the procedure we described significantly improves the quality of life of treated patients, also proving the durability of this procedure. Minimally invasive endoscopic transthoracic sympathicotomy has proven to be an effective and durable surgical treatment for severe primary hyperhidrosis.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 02/2015; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000126
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of performing combined laparoscopic resection in patients with synchronous gastric and colorectal cancer. Thirty-six consecutive patients with synchronous gastric and colorectal cancer who underwent simultaneous combined resection were enrolled in this retrospective study. Six patients underwent laparoscopic combined resection (lap group), whereas the other 30 patients underwent conventional open combined surgery (open group). Although the operative time was longer in the lap group than in the open group, there were no differences in the amount of intraoperative bleeding. Although there were no differences in the rates of postoperative complications between the 2 groups, the postoperative hospital stay was significantly shorter in the lap group. During a mean follow-up of 35 months, all 6 patients who underwent laparoscopic combined resection survived without any signs of recurrence. Simultaneous laparoscopic resection is a feasible procedure in patients with synchronous gastric and colorectal cancer.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 02/2015; 25(1):43-46. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0b013e3182a2f0f5
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    ABSTRACT: Laparoscopic transcystic common bile duct (CBD) exploration is a safe single-stage procedure for CBD stone clearance. The aim of this report was to describe our experience of transcystic laser lithotripsy in patients with complex CBD stones. Data from consecutive patients treated with transcystic holmium:YAG laser lithotripsy was collected and analyzed concerning age, sex, number of stones, duct clearance, conversions, operation time, complications, and hospital stay. Duct clearance was achieved in all (n=8) patients as a single-stage procedure, although 1 had to be converted to open surgery. Median operation time was 225 minutes and hospital stay was 2 days. There was no postoperative morbidity or mortality. Laparoscopic transcystic use of holmium:YAG laser for complex CBD stones seems safe and efficient even though operation time is long. The technique has the potential of completing the treatment armamentarium for transcystic laparoscopic clearance of difficult CBD stones.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 02/2015; 25(1):33-36. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0b013e31829cec5d
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to analyze the clinicopathologic characteristics and postoperative outcomes and to evaluate the feasibility of the bilateral areolar approach (BAA) endoscopic thyroidectomy for low-risk papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). From January 2012 to February 2013, 137 low-risk PTC patients underwent BAA endoscopic thyroidectomy. Their clinicopathologic characteristics and postoperative outcomes (postoperative cosmetic satisfaction, type of thyroidectomy, number of lymph nodes, postoperative complications, and recurrence of disease) were analyzed. The 137 patients comprised 135 female and 2 male individuals. The average age of patients was 32.02±8.32 years. The mean tumor size was 0.82±0.41 cm. The ratio of minimal extrathyroidal extension patients was 1:19.6. According to the American Joint Committee on Cancer tumor stage, 132 cases were stage I and 5 cases were stage III. The mean follow-up period was 7.80±3.86 months (range, 3 to 15 mo, and median, 7 mo). At 3 months, postoperatively, patients were very satisfied with the cosmetic result as evaluated by a 10-point visual analogue scale (9.14±1.17). After surgery, the mean number of lymph nodes was 5.70±2.92, whereas the mean number of lymph node metastases was 1.06±1.96. Regarding the major postoperative complications, the rates of transient recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy and transient hypoparathyroidism were 4.4% and 27.7%, respectively. None of the patients experienced a thyroid cancer-related death or recurrence. BAA is feasible and safe for the treatment of low-risk PTC patients, with favorable cosmesis. Thus, it is an alternative therapeutic treatment for selected patients with low-risk PTC. However, oncologic safety of BAA thyroidectomy for PTC patients needs to be verified by a large comparative series and long-term follow-up.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 02/2015; 25(1):19-22. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0b013e3182a50f1f
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    ABSTRACT: We developed the transareola single-site approach (TASSA) for less invasive endoscopic thyroidectomy to avoid scars on exposed areas. Here, we report our experience with the TASSA technique in treatment of benign thyroid tumors and evaluate its feasibility through comparison with the bilateral areolar approach (BAA). From September 2009 to December 2011, 129 patients with benign thyroid tumors were enrolled in the study. Of these patients, 51 patients underwent endoscopic thyroidectomy by TASSA and 78 patients by BAA. The TASSA technique was performed using one 10 mm trocar and one 5 mm trocar through circumareolar incisions using conventional endoscopic instruments. The BAA procedure was performed using one 10 mm trocar and two 5 mm trocars through bilateral circumareolar incisions. Comparing TASSA with BAA, there were significant differences in the mean operative time (141.96±19.85 vs. 98.14±14.15 min) for lobectomy (P<0.05) and in the subcutaneous dissection area (101.00±6.33 vs. 132.51±5.25 cm, P<0.05). However, there were no significant differences in the duration of hospitalization, amount of drainage, occurrence of postoperative complications, and postoperative pain. All the patients were satisfied with the cosmetic result in the 2 groups. Endoscopic thyroidectomy using the TASSA procedure is feasible and safe, and affords the advantages of minimal invasiveness and excellent cosmesis results compared with other approaches including BAA. The 2 procedures are technically more challenging procedures, which may become alternative procedures for treatment of patients with benign thyroid tumors, especially those with strong desire for cervical cosmesis.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 12/2014; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000119