State of the Art: Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Infants and Children

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Pediatric Surgery".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 July 2023) | Viewed by 186

Special Issue Editor

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Pediatric Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Interests: pediatric surgery; minimally invasive surgery; robotics; laparoscopic surgery; childhood cancer; neonatal surgery; integrative medicine; stem cell therapies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In general, minimally invasive surgery is associated with less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and fewer complications. Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery performed through one or more small incisions, using small tubes, tiny telescopes, and surgical instruments, were among the first types of minimally invasive surgery. The goal of minimally invasive surgery is to perform operations through very small incisions a mere fraction of the size of the incisions used in traditional open surgery with equal or superior clinical outcomes and less trauma to a child’s body and organs, which has a huge impact on the health of infants and children.

Revolving around infants and children, we launch this Special Issue to collect articles on minimally invasive surgery to collate the latest research progress on this topic, and to draw increased attention towards it.

For this Special Issue, we invite authors to submit original research articles and reviews that focus on minimally invasive surgery-related topics. We would also appreciate it if you could forward this invitation your team members and colleagues who may also be interested in the topic.

Thank you for your consideration. Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.

Prof. Dr. Thom E. Lobe
Guest Editor

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  • minimally invasive surgery
  • laparoscopy
  • robotic surgery
  • thoracoscopy

Published Papers

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