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: 1.14

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.14
2013 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 1.28
Cited half-life 6.50
Immediacy index 0.23
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.37
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

Publisher details

Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

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    • Publisher last reviewed on 19/03/2015
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: When performing an open duodenal web excision, it is helpful to identify the web using a nasogastric tube because it is often difficult to determine where the web origin is located when looking at the serosal side of the bowel. However, it may be challenging to navigate the nasogastric tube to the web during laparoscopy. We present a novel technique that utilizes intraoperative endoscopy to precisely identify the location of the duodenal web, facilitating laparoscopic excision. Intraoperative endoscopy was implemented in the case of a 3-month-old boy undergoing laparoscopic excision of a duodenal web. With endoscopic visualization and transillumination, the duodenal web was precisely identified and excised laparoscopically. A supplemental video of the case presentation and technique is provided in the online version of this manuscript (Supplemental Digital Content 1, The procedure was completed successfully and the patient did well postoperatively. Flexible endoscopy is a useful adjunct for duodenal web localization during laparoscopy, improving on the previous method of estimating the location based on a change in duodenal caliber.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 11/2015; DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000211

  • Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2015; 25(5):e145-e147. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000196

  • Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2015; 25(5):e156-e158. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000201
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    ABSTRACT: Diaphragmatic hernia is a quite uncommon disease, being congenital or posttraumatic. Its diagnosis is frequently accidental. Surgical treatment can be performed through the abdomen as well as through the chest. Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy offer a surgical benefit because of reduced wall trauma and added advantages of minimally invasive surgery. Besides the improved cosmetic result, transumbilical single-incision laparoscopy can add other advantages to minimally invasive surgery like reduced postoperative pain, shorter hospital stay, and improved patient's comfort. The authors describe the technique of transumbilical single-incision laparoscopic suture and mesh reinforcement for a nontraumatic left lateral diaphragmatic hernia, discovered accidentally in a 45-year-old male.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2015; 25(5):e166-e169. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000194

  • Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2015; 25(5):e148-e151. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000197
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Traditionally, nonparasitic hepatic cysts are marsupialized using laparotomy. In the last 2 decades, laparoscopic fenestration has become the preferred treatment for hepatic cysts. However, this technique is limited by 2-dimensional view and the limited mobility of straight laparoscopic instruments. These limitations may be overcome by the use of a robotic system. We describe laparoscopic fenestration of giant hepatic cysts using the da Vinci Si robotic system with the use of the Endowrist One Vessel Sealer. Methods: Our first patient is a 32-year-old female with a solitary hepatic cyst. The second patient is a 51-year-old female with polycystic liver disease. Results: We performed robot-assisted laparoscopic cyst fenestration with good clinical outcome. No intraoperative complications occurred and patients recovered rapidly. Conclusion: These data show that the da Vinci Si robotic system is eminently suited for the laparoscopic fenestration of large hepatic cysts and that this procedure is associated with rapid recovery.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2015; 25(5):e163-e165. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000193
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this meta-analysis was to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic insertion method with a conventional open surgery. A systematical search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library up to June 2014. Relative risks (RRs) and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used as estimates. Four randomized-controlled trials and 10 cohort studies involving 2323 patients were identified. The pooled results showed that laparoscopic insertion technique significantly prolonged the 1- year survival (RR=1.23; 95% CI, 1.12-1.35) and 2-year survival (RR=1.36; 95% CI, 1.16-1.60). Meanwhile, laparoscopic insertion significantly decreased the probability of surgical intervention or catheter revision (RR=0.32; 95% CI, 0.15-0.69) and risk of migration (RR=0.31; 95% CI, 0.18-0.53) and obstruction (RR=0.43; 95% CI, 0.28-0.66). Thus, laparoscopic catheter placement may be superior to open surgery in peritoneal dialysis catheter placement.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2015; 25(5):440-443. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000188
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) has been proven to be a safe, efficient, and cost-effective option for the management of common bile duct (CBD) stones. There are two guiding methods during LCBDE: fluoroscopic or choledochoscopic. Most surgeons prefer the use of flexible choledochoscopy at LCBDE, but it is a fragile, delicate, and expensive instrument. The aim of this work was to report our experience in fluoroscopically guided LCBDE. Patients and Methods: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent LCBDE in the Mansoura Gastroenterology surgical center between March 2007 and September 2014 was performed. Patients with gallstones and concomitant CBD stones were included. After the initial assessment, all patients fulfilling the criteria of enrollment underwent magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, and only patients with magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography evidence of CBD stones were included. Choledochoscopy was not used in any patient, and we depended on fluoroscopic guidance for CBD stone retrieval in all LCBDE. Results: A total of 290 patients were assessed for LCBDE: 76 patients were excluded; 11 patients were not completed laparoscopically due to negative intraoperative cholangiography (n=7) and conversion to laparotomy (n=4); the remaining 203 patients were analyzed. LCBDE failed in 16 of the 203 (7.9%) cases, with a success rate of 92.1%. The median operative time was 79 minutes, and the median hospital stay was 2.4 days. Complications were bile leakage (n=4), mild pancreatitis (n=2), wound infection (n=2), port hernia (n=1), and internal hemorrhage (n=1). Conclusions: Compared with published studies using choledochoscopy at LCBDE, we found comparable results in terms of the success/failure rate, the morbidity and mortality, the operative time, and the length of hospital stay. LCBDE under fluoroscopic guidance may be as safe and efficient as with choledochoscopic guidance.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2015; 25(5):e152-e155. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000198
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    ABSTRACT: Background and Aim: Surgery is the mainstay for treatment of liver hydatid cyst. Different surgical procedures have been suggested, but it is important to select the most appropriate treatment to obtain the best results with the lowest rate of recurrence and minimal morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the early outcomes of open and laparoscopic surgery of hydatidosis. Materials and Methods: In this study, 75 patients with uncomplicated liver hydatid cyst were assigned prospectively to either groups of laparoscopic surgery (37, 50.68%) or open procedure (36, 49.32%) during the period of 2007 to 2012. Conversion to open surgery was required in 2 patients (2.67%), who were excluded from the study. Patients were followed for about 17.86±17.64 months. Results: Participants included 73 patients: 49 (67.12%) female and 24 (32.88%) male patients, with the mean age of 38.97±16.48 years. There was no statistically significant difference between the 2 groups with regard to the sex, the occupation, and the mean diameter of the cysts. Bilious staining of the cyst content was observed in 23 (35.94%) patients during surgery, and a maximum diameter of 91mm was considered as a cut point for predicting postoperative fistula with 69.2% sensitivity and 41.1% specificity. The mean duration of operation, postoperative pain, the hospitalization time, and the time to return to work were significantly lower in the laparoscopic group. Postoperative biliary fistula, cyst cavity infection, and wound infection were not different between the 2 groups. Conclusions: Laparoscopic surgery seems to be effective and safe, with low morbidity rates for uncomplicated cysts in accessible segments of the liver.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2015; 25(5):403-407. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000199
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: Implementation of a robotic system may influence surgical training. The aim was to report the charge of the operating surgeon and the bedside assistant at robot-assisted procedures in urology, gynecology, and colorectal surgery. Materials and Methods: A review of hospital charts from surgical procedures during a 1-year period from October 2013 to October 2014. All robot-assisted urologic, gynecologic, and colorectal procedures were identified. Charge of both operating surgeon in the console and bedside assistant were registered. Results: A total of 774 robot-assisted procedures were performed. In 10 (1.3%) of these procedures, a resident attended as bedside assistant and never as operating surgeon in the console. Conclusions: Our results demonstrate a severe problem with surgical education. Robot-assisted surgery is increasingly used; however, robotic surgical training during residency is almost nonexisting.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2015; 25(5):449-450. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000190

  • Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2015; 25(5):399-402. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000186

  • Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2015; 25(5):444-448. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000189
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: We sought to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and difficulty of performing the per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) procedure in the setting of a prior Heller myotomy using a survival porcine model. Methods: Four pigs underwent laparoscopic Heller myotomy with Dor partial anterior fundoplication followed by the POEM performed 4 weeks later. Two additional pigs served as controls, undergoing only the POEM. Results: All procedures were completed without complications. The revisional POEM was not significantly more difficult than POEM controls based on procedure time, POEM procedure components, or procedure difficulty scores. Revisional POEM had a longer mean operative time when compared with Heller myotomy (126.0 vs. 83.8 min; P<0.01) but had a lower total difficulty score (28.6 vs. 52.1; P蠐0.01). Conclusions: A POEM after previous Heller myotomy is safe and feasible in the porcine model and has potential as an option for patients suffering from recurrent or persistent symptoms after failed surgical myotomy.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 10/2015; 25(5):408-411. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000200
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: It is to disclose whether the laparoscopic technique is feasible or not in the treatment of low rectal cancer. Materials and Methods: We systematically searched PubMed, Embase, Ovid, Web of Science, Science Direct, SpringerLink, EBSCO, and the Cochrane Library databases for the eligible studies. Review Manager 5.2 was used to test the heterogeneity and to evaluate the overall test performance. Results: Twelve studies met the final inclusion criteria (total n=2973). The pooled analyses showed, despite longer operation times, that there were significantly less blood loss, fewer transfusions, shorter times to bowel function recovery, resumed diet and hospital durations, and lower overall complication and wound infection rates. The compared results of the lymph node harvest number, distal resection margin, circumferential resection margin involvement, local and distant recurrences, disease-free survival, and overall survival were similar between both the groups. Conclusion: Laparoscopic surgery is safe and feasible for the treatment of low rectal cancer.
    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 08/2015; 25(4):286-296. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000178

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    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 04/2015; 25(2):184. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000158
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    Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 04/2015; 25(2):184. DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000163
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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; 25(3). 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; 25(3). DOI:10.1097/SLE.0000000000000140