Latest MIS Approaches and Data (Ongoing)

Posted On 2022-12-15 09:11:41

This special series on “Latest MIS Approaches and Data” is edited by Dr. George Ferzli, from NYU Langone, USA.

George S. Ferzli, MD, FACS
Department of Surgery, NYU Langone, New York, NY, USA

Dr. Ferzli is an active Professor of Surgery at NYU Langone Health as well as the Chief of the Minimally Invasive Fellowship Program at NYU Langone Health. He has lectured in medical schools and universities as well as operated in hospitals in 62 cities throughout the world. In addition, he has graduated 30 laparoscopic fellows since 1995.

Dr. Ferzli is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He has more than 150 peer-reviewed published articles to his credit as well as participation in more than ten medical textbooks. As an innovator in minimally invasive surgery, he holds eight U.S. patents for laparoscopic surgical instruments.

Dr. Ferzli graduated from St. Joseph University School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon, and completed his residency in General Surgery at Staten Island University Hospital. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is board certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Narrative overview:

The rich history of laparoscopic surgery starts in the early 1900s, with Dr. Hans Christian Jacobaeus MD and Dr. Raoul Palmer MD, who demonstrated the early potential of the laparoscope and CO2 insufflation in gynecology. Our very own Dr. George Ferzli, MD was one of the first pioneers to successfully employ laparoscopy in General Surgery, by demonstrating and innovating the TEP approach for hernia repair in 1991. Decades later, the application of laparoscopy and minimally invasive approaches is now widely permeating through all surgical fields, with incredible promise.

In this ALES special series, we invite several surgeons and pioneers in their respective fields (surgical oncology, breast surgery, endocrine surgery, vascular surgery, trauma surgery, colorectal, cardiothoracic), to discuss the latest MIS approaches and data. This series also explores and challenges current dogma within MIS: is robotic surgery a step forwards or backwards? What are the pitfalls of the critical view of safety?

Series outline:

    Vascular Surgery 

  1. Applications of MIS to Endovascular Procedures: Does the Robot Make Sense?
  2. Surgical Oncology 

  3. The Laparoscopic Approach to Whipple: Modern Advancements in a Historical Procedure
  4. Breast Surgery 

  5. Novel Minimally Invasive Approaches to Breast Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery: The Current Data
  6. Cardiothoracic Surgery 

  7. MIS Approaches to Cardiac Bypass: A Review
  8. Thoracic Surgery 

  9. VATS vs Robotic Lung Resection -- Controversies for Lung Malignancy 
  10. Endocrine Surgery 

  11. Transoral Endoscopic Approaches to Thyroid Malignancy: A Novel, Incision-Less Approach
  12. Colorectal Surgery 

  13. Ureteral Injury in Colon Resection and MIS Approaches: Can it Improve Outcomes?
  14. Trauma Surgery 

  15. Endoscopic Repair of Gastric Perf from Splenic Injury (a Case Report and Review)
  16. Emergent Trauma Surgery: The Role of Laparoscopy
  17. General Surgery 

  18. Disputing the Critical View of Safety: The Pitfalls of Current Gallbladder Dogma
  19. Laparoscopy for the Left-Handed Surgeon: A Review
  20. Troubleshooting Laparoscopic Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters
  21. Complex Abdominal Wall Surgery 

  22. Rives-Stoppa Repair: A Historical Narrative Review and Evolution to eTEP
  23. Plastic Surgery 

  24. MIS Applications to DIEP Free Flap Breast Reconstruction: Current Data

The series “Latest MIS Approaches and Data” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. George Ferzli is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.