Special Issue "Novelties in Colorectal Surgery and Proctology"

A special issue of Gastroenterology Insights (ISSN 2036-7422). This special issue belongs to the section "Gastrointestinal Disease".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 54

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Marta Goglia
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Guest Editor
Department of Translational Medicine and Oncology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Interests: laparoscopic surgery; surgical oncology; coloproctology; pelvic reconstructive surgery; urogynecology
Dr. Paolo Aurello
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Guest Editor
Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Interests: surgical oncology; digestive surgery; gastrointestinal neoplasm; postoperative results; oligometastatic disease; long-term oncologic results

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Colorectal surgery and proctology stand at the forefront of surgical innovation, with continuous advancements reshaping the landscape of patient care and surgical practice. This Special Issue is dedicated to exploring the latest novelties in this area, aiming to provide a comprehensive overview of the groundbreaking techniques, technologies, and approaches that are redefining the field.

So far, minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgeries, have gained prominence. These methods employ small incisions and specialized instruments, leading to reduced pain, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery. In the field of functional surgery and proctology, great advances have been made both in diagnostic assessment and in surgical techniques in order to improve the quality of life of patients and ensure a faster return to daily life. Endoscopic surgical techniques in polyp detection and novel approaches to benign disorders such as inflammatory bowel diseases have emerged in recent times. Moreover, personalized treatment approaches have been developed, leveraging genomics for tailored strategies in colorectal cancer care. Today, genetic profiling enables targeted therapies, improving treatment efficacy and patient outcomes. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols are optimizing patient care. Advanced imaging techniques, such as 3D reconstructions from MRI and CT scans, empower surgeons with comprehensive preoperative insights. Moreover, telemedicine has gained traction, enabling remote consultations and follow-ups, enhancing accessibility to care. Furthermore, innovative instruments like advanced staplers and energy devices refine surgical precision. Intraoperative fluorescence imaging, achieved by injecting fluorescent dye to assess blood flow and tissue viability, enhances surgical decision making, reducing complications. Additionally, artificial intelligence applied to preoperative and intraoperative colorectal surgery is giving promising preliminary results.

The aim of this Special Issue is therefore to collect the newest outbreaking innovations in colorectal surgery and proctology, refining techniques and prioritizing patient well-being.

Dr. Gaetano Gallo
Dr. Marta Goglia
Dr. Paolo Aurello
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • artificial intelligence
  • image-guided surgery
  • 3D printing
  • 3D reconstruction
  • ERAS protocol
  • tailored surgery
  • surgical endoscopy
  • proctology
  • hemorrhoids
  • anal fistula
  • core set outcome measures
  • telemedicine
  • technical innovations

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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