Journal of Surgery

Special Issue

Minimally Invasive and Minimally Access Surgery

  • Submission Deadline: Mar. 30, 2017
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Aly Saber
About This Special Issue
Medicine is an ever-changing science and with the aid of technology surgeons are able to introduce new surgical techniques of the minimally access surgery. Continual innovations in the minimally access and minimally invasive surgery make it beneficial to treat our patients with a wide range of conditions.

Minimally invasive procedures may be performed through small incisions or by using specialized instrumentation via the laparoscope. The beneficial advantages of the minimally access surgeries are:
Smaller incisions
Less postoperative pain
Less time of hospital stays
Faster recovery and early return to work

Aims and scope:
This special issue aims to publish the peer-reviewed articles in the fields of laparoscopic, thoracoscopic surgery, laparoscopic urology and gastrointestinal endoscopy. Surgery with minimal approach such as smaller skin incision and mini laparotomies will be invited. The goal of this special issue is to provide a good chance for our colleagues and other surgeons all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments with the world regarding the scope of this issue. Topics may be related, but not limited to:
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Gastrointestinal Laparoscopic Surgery
Postoperative Surgical Site Infections
Laparoscopic Urology
Surgery with Minimal Skin Approach
Lead Guest Editor
  • Aly Saber

    Port-Fouad General Hospital, Port-Fouad, Egypt

Guest Editors
  • Abdulmonem Alshayeb

    Department of Surgery, Najran General Hospital, Najran, Saudi Arabia

  • Aly Saber

    Port-Fouad General Hospital, Port-Fouad, Egypt

  • Dr Emad k. Bayumi A.

    General Surgery, Medical Academy Named after S.I. Georgiesky of Crimea Federal University, Simferopol, Russian Federation

Published Articles
  • Long and Narrow Gastric Pouch versus Classic Globular Pouch in Laparoscopic Proximal Gastric Bypass: Effect on Weight Loss and Dumping Syndrome

    Ashraf A. El-attar , Taha A. Esmail , Wael Abdel Salam

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 76-82
    Received: Apr. 02, 2017
    Accepted: Apr. 05, 2017
    Published: Apr. 15, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2017050301.24
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    Abstract: Background: Laparoscopic proximal gastric bypass Roux-en-Y (LPGBRY) has been regarded for a long time as the gold standard treatment for morbid obesity and its comorbidities. With the presence of the newer strong options, like the gastric sleeve and the mini gastric bypass, refinements in technique are taking place to avoid its current problems. Ea... Show More
  • Early Experience with Laparoscopic Splenectomy in Benign Splenic Disorders

    Taha Ahmed Esmail

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 70-75
    Received: Mar. 15, 2017
    Accepted: Mar. 16, 2017
    Published: Mar. 31, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2017050301.23
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    Abstract: Background: Laparoscopic splenectomy is evolving procedure and is now considered the procedure of choice in elective splenectomy by many centers, but technically demanding especially in large sized ones. Our aim was to evaluate the outcome of laparoscopic splenectomy for a variety of benign splenic disorders in our early experience. Patients and Me... Show More
  • Giant Lactating Adenoma of the Breast: Safety and Benefits of Surgical Removal

    Mohamed Ali Mlees , Aymen Mohamed Elsaka

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 56-60
    Received: Mar. 13, 2017
    Accepted: Mar. 14, 2017
    Published: Mar. 23, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2017050301.21
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    Abstract: Background and aim: Lactating adenoma is one of the benign tumors of breast that is frequently associated with pregnancy and lactation. Its size ranged from 1cm to 4 cm; however, rare cases with rapid postpartum enlargement up to 25 cm have been reported. Surgical removal of small lactating adenoma usually postponed till weaning, waiting for sponta... Show More
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound: Physiological Role, Clinical Applications and Precautions

    Asmaa Aly Saber , Aly Saber

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 61-69
    Received: Mar. 13, 2017
    Accepted: Mar. 14, 2017
    Published: Mar. 23, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2017050301.22
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    Abstract: Background: Sound travels in waves that transport energy from one location to another. Ultrasound is the name given to sound waves that have frequencies greater than 20000Hz. It's too high pitched for human hearing, but many animals, such as dogs, cats and bats can hear ultrasound. As the ultrasound waves travel through tissues, they are partly tra... Show More
  • The Efficacy and Safety of Endoscopically Guided Stapled Fundal Mini-Gastrectomy for the Treatment of Bleeding Fundal Varices: A Single Tertiary Care Center Experience

    Taha Ahmed Esmail , Sherief Abd-Elsalam

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 49-55
    Received: Feb. 19, 2017
    Accepted: Feb. 21, 2017
    Published: Mar. 06, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2017050301.20
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    Abstract: Introduction: Gastric varices develop in 5–33% of patients with portal hypertension. Gastric variceal bleeding is a major problem accused for a lot of deaths in cirrhotic sufferers, so its management and early prophylaxis is a must. Surgery turns into the only hope for patients with huge varices or resistant cases to repeated endoscopic management.... Show More
  • Evaluation of the Effect of the Blood Stopper; Ankaferd in Management of Post Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Liver Bed Bleeding

    Emad K. Bayumi , Aly Saber , Leonie Sophia Van Den Hoek

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 33-38
    Received: Jan. 29, 2017
    Accepted: Feb. 03, 2017
    Published: Feb. 28, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2017050301.17
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    Abstract: Introduction: The incidence of bleeding complications during laparoscopic cholecystectomy remains a frequent reason for conversion. Ankaferd Blood Stopper is a unique medicinal plant extract that has historically been used as a hemostatic agent and has been approved for the management of external hemorrhage and dental surgery bleeding. The aim of t... Show More
  • Minimal Access and Minimally invasive Surgery in Veterinary Practice

    Aly Saber , Emad K. Bayumi , Leonie Sophia Van Den Hoek

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 39-42
    Received: Feb. 06, 2017
    Accepted: Feb. 10, 2017
    Published: Feb. 28, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2017050301.18
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    Abstract: Introduction: Laparoscopic surgery is a major component of the field of minimally invasive and minimally access surgery and is performed through an opening in the abdominal wall with a rigid endoscope allowing visual inspection of the peritoneal cavity and its organs. Laparoscopy has been used in veterinary medicine with any degree of frequency onl... Show More
  • Modified Video-Assisted Thyroidectomy in a Benign Unilateral Thyroid Swelling

    Mohamed A. Mlees , Ahmed A. Darwish

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 43-48
    Received: Feb. 08, 2017
    Accepted: Feb. 09, 2017
    Published: Feb. 28, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2017050301.19
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    Abstract: Background and aim: Conventional thyroidectomy may cause a long neck scar and a variety of potential complications. The concept of minimally invasive surgery has recently found many supporters in the management of thyroid disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the suprasternal approach of modified minimal invasive video-assisted endoscopi... Show More
  • Laparoscopy in Simple and Complicated Appendicitis: How Does It Differ

    Abdelnaser Zaid , Mohammed Kottb , Emad Hokkam , Aly Saber

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 23-27
    Received: Jan. 20, 2017
    Accepted: Jan. 21, 2017
    Published: Feb. 18, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2017050301.15
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    Abstract: Introduction: laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) has been established as a surgical technique in the management of acute appendicitis in several studies. Although LA is considered safe and effective in acute non-complicated cases, the technique is not gaining the same widespread acceptance in the complicated cases. The considerable high rate of convers... Show More
  • Laparoscopy in Acute Cholecystitis: To Drain or Not to Drain

    Aly Saber , Emad Hokkam , Abdulmonem Alshayeb

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 28-32
    Received: Jan. 25, 2017
    Accepted: Jan. 29, 2017
    Published: Feb. 18, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2017050301.16
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    Abstract: Introduction: Regarding cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis, there is still debate regarding drain insertion. The aim of the present study was to detect if there is a beneficial added value to drain the abdomen in case of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. Patients and Methods: A total of 120 patients diagnosed having acute c... Show More
  • Outcome of Laparoscopic Totally Extraperitoneal Approach with Direct Dissection and Mesh Hernioplasty in the Treatment of Inguinal Hernia

    Osama Hasan Abd-Raboh , Taha Ahmed Ismael , Hamdy Abdel-Hady Mohamed

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Dec. 25, 2016
    Accepted: Dec. 26, 2016
    Published: Feb. 06, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2017050301.11
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    Abstract: Aim of the work: To evaluate total extraperitoneal repair with direct telescopic dissection and mesh hernioplasty for inguinal hernias. Patients and methods: This study was conducted at Gastrointestinal, Liver & Laparoscopic Surgery Unit, General Surgery Department, Tanta University Hospital, over the period from 1st Jan 2014 to last of June 2015 o... Show More
  • Closure of Appendicular Stump Using Absorbable Polydioxnon Endoclips in Laproscopoic Appendictomy

    Wael Barakaat Ahmed Mohamed , Ahmed Eisa Ahmed

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 8-11
    Received: Dec. 26, 2016
    Accepted: Dec. 27, 2016
    Published: Feb. 06, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2017050301.12
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    Abstract: Background: Since 1983 when the 1st laparoscopic appendectomy was described by Semms, different methods for closure of the appendicular stump during laparoscopic appendectomy such as linear stapler (Endo GIA), endoloop ligature, intracorporeal suture and metal endoclips were used. The use of non-absorbable plastic clips was described in several stu... Show More
  • The Role of Laparoscopy in Diagnosis of Ascites of Obscure Etiology

    Wael Barakaat Ahmed Mohamed , Ahmed Eisa Ahmed , Usama Ahmed Arafa

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 12-15
    Received: Dec. 26, 2016
    Accepted: Dec. 27, 2016
    Published: Feb. 06, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2017050301.13
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    Abstract: Background: The role of diagnostic laparoscopy was markedly decreased with the advent of major developments in noninvasive imaging modalities such as ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. However, many reports suggest that imaging has a limited role in the diagnosis of exudative ascites. The aim of the present study ... Show More
  • Is C-reactive Protein an Independent Risk Factor for Complication of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Acute Cholecystitis

    Hamdy A. Elhady , Taha Ahmed Esmail

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3-1, May 2017
    Pages: 16-22
    Received: Jan. 01, 2017
    Accepted: Jan. 05, 2017
    Published: Feb. 06, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.js.s.2017050301.14
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    Abstract: Background: Acute cholecystitis (AC) is the most common complication of gall bladder stones. C-reactive protein (CRP) level is only used as a diagnostic criterion of AC. Because there is the lack of studies demonstrating a better discrimination power of CRP measurement on AC, The aim of this study was evaluate the discriminative power of CRP in AC ... Show More