Special Issue "Minimally Invasive Emergency Surgery"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "General Surgery".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 283

Special Issue Editors

1. Department of General and Oncological Surgery, Guastalla Hospital, AUSL Reggio Emilia, 42016 Guastalla, Italy
2. Department of General and Bariatric Surgery, Clinique St Louis, 78300 Poissy, France
Interests: minimally invasive surgery; emergency surgery; colorectal surgery; geriatric surgery
Department of General Surgery, Level I Trauma Center, Bufalini Hospital, AUSL Romagna, 47521 Cesena, Italy
Interests: general surgery; colorectal surgery; surgical education; emergency surgery, minimally invasive surgery
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Prof. Dr. Salomone Di Saverio
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Guest Editor
ASUR Marche, AV5, Hospital of San Benedetto del Tronto, 63074 San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy
Interests: laparoscopic surgery; minimally invasive surgery; abdominal surgery; surgical oncology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Laparotomy has long been a standard procedure in emergency and trauma surgical settings. While it can be effective in treating certain conditions, it is associated with higher morbidity and mortality rates above all in frail and high-risk patients and longer recovery times.

Minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, and other new technologies have revolutionized the field of surgery in recent years, allowing for less invasive procedures, faster recovery times, and reduced complications for patients. In emergency surgical situations, these technologies can provide even greater benefits, making small incisions and using specialized instruments and cameras to access the intra-abdominal cavity, minimizing pain, scarring, and recovery time.

Robotic surgery, which utilizes advanced robotic systems to assist surgeons in performing complex procedures with greater precision and control, has also become increasingly common in emergency surgical settings. This technology can be particularly helpful in cases where the surgical site is difficult to access or where a high degree of accuracy is required.

Research and contributions in the field of minimally invasive emergency surgery are essential to advancing the field and improving patient outcomes. There is a growing body of evidence supporting the use of minimally invasive techniques in emergency surgical settings, but there is still much to learn about how to best apply these techniques and optimize their use, improving the education, training, and implementation of new technologies for emergency and trauma surgeons.

Some potential areas for research and contribution in this field could include:

  • Comparative effectiveness studies: research that compares the outcomes of different surgical approaches for specific emergency conditions.
  • Developing new techniques and technologies: Advancements in surgical techniques and technologies, such as robotics and virtual reality, can help to further reduce the invasiveness of emergency surgical procedures and improve patient outcomes.
  • Standardization of protocols: Developing standardized protocols for the use of minimally invasive techniques in emergency surgical settings, including patient selection criteria, preoperative preparation, and postoperative care.
  • Patient-reported outcomes: Collecting and analyzing patient-reported outcomes, such as pain, quality of life, and satisfaction with care, can provide valuable insights into the effectiveness and impact of minimally invasive emergency surgery.

Overall, there is a great need for ongoing research and contributions in the field of minimally invasive emergency surgery, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes in the emergency setting.

Thank you for joining our Special Issue.

Dr. Belinda De Simone
Prof. Dr. Fausto Catena
Prof. Dr. Salomone Di Saverio
Guest Editors

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  • laparoscopy
  • single-incision laparoscopic approach (SILS)
  • robotic surgery
  • emergency surgery
  • endoscopy
  • 3D system of vision
  • virtual reality
  • intra-abdominal infections
  • trauma surgery

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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