Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques (SURG LAPARO ENDO PER)

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 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: 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: 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
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    ABSTRACT: Mirizzi syndrome (MS) is a rare complication of cholelithiasis. The objective of this study was to assess the current incidence of MS in our area and present our experience in the clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic management, focussing in laparoscopic approach. We prospectively analyzed 35 cases of MS between January 2006 and November 2012, collecting information regarding demographics, clinical management, diagnostic methods, surgical procedure, postoperative morbidity, and follow-up. All patients underwent abdominal ultrasonography. In patients with suspected obstructive jaundice, magnetic cholangiography resonance and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram were performed preoperatively, detecting MS in 68.5% of patients. The incidence of MS was 2.8% in 1168 cholecystectomies for cholelithiasis. There were 13 men and 22 women, with a mean age of 70.1 years. Nineteen patients had MS type I (54.2%). Fourteen were treated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) successfully, whereas 3 conversions were performed because of difficult surgical dissection. In the remaining 2, subtotal cholecystectomy was performed. Seven patients had type II MS (20%). In 5 cases cholecystectomy and bile duct repair were performed with T-tube placement (in 4 by laparoscopic approach), in another one subtotal cholecystectomy with primary biliary choledochorrhaphy was performed, because of dilated bile duct. Finally, the remaining patients with type III and IV SM (14.2% and 11.4%, respectively) were treated with Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy.We observed 14.5% morbidity, highlighting 2 cases of postoperative collection and 1 case of biliary fistula. There was no postoperative mortality. The mean follow-up of patients was 13.4±4 months. Preoperative diagnosis of MS is difficult, but it is essential in the proper management of the disease. Investigations as magnetic cholangiography resonance and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram contribute to the success of preoperative identification. LC should be reserved to MS type I and type II highly selected cases. This pathology should be treated by experienced surgeons to decrease the risk of iatrogenia.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 12/2014; 24(6):495-501. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000079
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    ABSTRACT: Complications and challenges arising from the intraoperative double-stapling technique are seldom reported in colorectal surgery literature. Partial or full-thickness rectal injuries can occur during the introduction and the advancement of the circular stapler along the upper rectum. The aim of this study is to address some of these issues by designing and optimizing a "phantom" anvil manufactured to overcome difficulties throughout the rectal introduction and advancement of the circular stapler for the treatment of benign and malignant colon disease. The design of the "phantom" anvil has been performed using computer-aided modeling techniques, finite element investigations, and 2 essential keynotes in mind. The first one is the internal shape of the anvil, which is used for the connection to the gun. The second is the shape of the cap, which makes possible the insertion of the gun through the rectum. The "phantom" anvil has 2 functional requirements, which have been taken into account. The design has been optimized to avoid colorectal injuries, neoplastic dissemination (ie, mechanical seeding) and to reduce the fecal contamination. Numerical simulations show that a right combination of both top and bottom fillet radii of the shape of the anvil can reduce the stress for the considered anatomic configuration of >90%. Both the fillet radii at the top and the bottom of the device influence the local stress of the colon rectum. A dismountable device, which is used only for the insertion and advancement of the stapler, allows a dedicated design of its shape, keeping the remainder of the stapler unmodified. Computer-aided simulations are useful to perform numerical investigations to optimize the design of this auxiliary part for both the safety of the patient and the ease of the stapler advancement through the rectum.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 11/2014; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000113
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    ABSTRACT: We present a widely applicable technique of the modified Pringle maneuver to reduce blood loss for laparoscopic hepatectomy. We use a drip-infusion tube and wrap it around the hepatoduodenal ligament. In the modified Pringle maneuver ① (m-Pringle ①), we use a 60 cm long tube. Both ends of the tube are led out from the side of the umbilical port, then pulled and clipped with Pean forceps to interrupt blood flow. In the modified Pringle maneuver ② (m-Pringle ②), we use a 20 cm long tube with silk threads tied at both ends. The threads were led extraperitoneally in the same manner. Although blood flow was sufficiently interrupted, CO2 leak occurred in 14 of 60 cases in m-Pringle ①. Blood flow was interrupted and intra-abdominal pressure was kept in all 10 patients in m-Pringle ②. These maneuvers require no extra port, and tube pulling and releasing is readily performed from outside the body.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 11/2014; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000117
  • Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 11/2014; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000109
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to clarify patient factors contributing to complications after laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancers. A total of 333 colorectal cancer patients who underwent laparoscopic colorectal resection between January 2007 and December 2012 were enrolled. The association between patient factors and the incidence of complications were analyzed. Postoperative complications were divided into 2 categories: infectious complications and noninfectious complications. The overall complication rate was 13% and mortality rate 0%. Multivariate analysis showed that body mass index >25 kg/m [odds ratio (OR)=3.02, P=0.0254] and tumor location (right colon cancer/rectal cancer: OR=0.11, P=0.0083) were risk factors for infectious complications; in addition, male sex (OR=3.91, P=0.0102) and cancer stage (stage 2/stage 4: OR=0.17, P=0.0247) were risk factors for noninfectious complications. This study shows that different patient factors are associated with the risk of different types of complications.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 11/2014; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000110
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    ABSTRACT: Spigelian hernias are a rare abdominal wall hernia. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and outcomes of patients who underwent a laparoscopic spigelian hernia repair. A retrospective study was performed reviewing all patients who had a laparoscopic spigelian hernia repair. We assessed the success of the procedure including conversion rates, postoperative morbidities, and recurrence rates. Forty patents had a laparoscopic repair. Two thirds (n=25) had an intraperitoneal repair. There was no conversion to open repair. Four patients had postoperative morbidities. At 6-month follow-up all patients were pain free, with 1 recurrence. There is considerable evidence supporting the opinion that laparoscopic repair offers excellent outcomes. This report is the largest series to date, and we advocate that this approach should become the standard of care.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 11/2014; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000112
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    ABSTRACT: Many patients do not maintain weight loss after gastric bypass. We compared outcomes for patients undergoing diet/exercise intervention with patients undergoing surgical intervention through restorative obesity surgery-endolumenal, band over bypass, and endoscopic gastro gastric fistula closure.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2014; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0b013e31829cec89
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    ABSTRACT: The recent increase in the frequency of bariatric surgery, especially laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, is associated with an increase in the frequency of revisional bariatric surgery. The causes of this are numerous but can be summarized as: (1) late fistulae (2) stenosis; (3) gastroesophageal reflux; and (4) weight regain (by increasing or not increasing the gastric volume). We present below a review of the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of them.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2014; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000104
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    ABSTRACT: Background: The aim of this study was to review our experience with laparoscopic duodenectomy for benign duodenal neoplasms and compare with a contemporary cohort of open duodenectomy. Methods: Twelve cases of laparoscopic duodenectomy for benign duodenal tumors not amenable to endoscopic resection and away from the ampulla performed from 2009 to 2011 at our institution were retrospectively reviewed. Demographic information, patient comorbidities, procedural data, and postoperative outcomes were analyzed. These data were compared with the data derived from 6 patients who underwent open duodenectomy for benign duodenal tumors. Results: Comparison of the laparoscopic to open duodenectomy data demonstrated that the length of stay was similar between the 2 groups (6.1+/-0.72 vs. 7+/-2.1, respectively, P>0.05), but the laparoscopic group was associated with a lower combined short-term and long-term complication rate. Statistically significant difference in patients' body mass index (31+/-10 for the laparoscopic group vs. 22+/-4 for the open group, P<0.05) was yielded. The remainder of the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative variables were similar or not statistically different. The mean follow-up for the laparoscopic group was 12+/-3months. There were no recurrences in either group. Conclusions: Laparoscopic partial duodenal resection is a safe and effective alternative approach to managing patients with benign nonampullary duodenal neoplasms that are not amenable to endoscopic resection and had similar outcomes compared with the traditional open resection with the added benefit of less postoperative incisional hernias, also suited for patients with higher body mass index. Copyright (C) 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2014; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000106
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    ABSTRACT: Aim: The aim of this study is to make a systematic review of high-quality published trails regarding the complications of retained gallstones after laparoscopic cholecystectomy for cholelitiasis. Materials and Methods: Medline search from 1987 to 2013 was done. Nine studies with >500 LCs which reported retained gallstones and perforated gallbladders were analyzed systematically. Results: Of 536 listed reports including case reports, clinical trials, reviews, journal articles, and meta-analytic reports; 9 studies each reporting >500 LCs which reported the incidence of perforated gallbladders and spilled stones were found. The number of operations, the number of perforated gallbladders, the number of patients who had gallstone spillage, and the postoperative complications were searched in these studies and the strongest and weakest aspects of the articles were discussed. Conclusions: Retained abdominal gallstones can cause various postoperative problems including extra-abdominal complications. In case of perforation of the gallbladder during laparoscopic cholecystectomy, spilled gallstones should be collected to prevent further complications but conversion to open surgery is not mandatory. Copyright (C) 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2014; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000105
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    ABSTRACT: Bariatric procedures can induce a massive weight loss that lasts for >15 years after surgery; in addition, they achieve important metabolic effects including diabetes resolution in the majority of morbidly obese patients. However, some bariatric interventions may cause gastroesophageal reflux disease and other serious complications. The aim of our study is to evaluate the risk of cancer after bariatric surgery.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 09/2014; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000050