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.
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?
- Applications of MIS to Endovascular Procedures: Does the Robot Make Sense?
- The Laparoscopic Approach to Whipple: Modern Advancements in a Historical Procedure
- Novel Minimally Invasive Approaches to Breast Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery: The Current Data
- MIS Approaches to Cardiac Bypass: A Review
- VATS vs Robotic Lung Resection -- Controversies for Lung Malignancy
- Transoral Endoscopic Approaches to Thyroid Malignancy: A Novel, Incision-Less Approach
- Ureteral Injury in Colon Resection and MIS Approaches: Can it Improve Outcomes?
- Endoscopic Repair of Gastric Perf from Splenic Injury (a Case Report and Review)
- Emergent Trauma Surgery: The Role of Laparoscopy
- Disputing the Critical View of Safety: The Pitfalls of Current Gallbladder Dogma
- Laparoscopy for the Left-Handed Surgeon: A Review
- Troubleshooting Laparoscopic Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters
- Rives-Stoppa Repair: A Historical Narrative Review and Evolution to eTEP
- MIS Applications to DIEP Free Flap Breast Reconstruction: Current Data
Complex Abdominal Wall Surgery
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.