Special Series (Published)

Art and Surgery

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The "Art and Surgery" series is for surgeons to think beyond surgery, to tell their stories, and to express their unique understanding on relationship between Art and Surgery, via their artwork.

Cover Gallery

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The "Cover Gallery" series featured the different covers applied in the journal, with a short description of the pictures, intriguing and inspirational.

Meet The Professor

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The "Meet the Professor" series features interviews with the global Key Opinion Leaders, providing a window into the new developments, breakthroughs, and achievements in the interviewees’ professional fields, both clinically and academically.

Penile Prosthesis Surgery

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Guest Editors: Martin Gross (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA), Jay Simhan (Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA) and Faysal A. Yafi (University of California Irvine, CA, USA)

Chest Wall Traumas

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Guest Editors: Marco Scarci (Ospedale San Gerardo Monza, Italy) and Fabrizio Minervini (Cantonal Hospital of Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland)

Emergency Response to Intraoperative Bleeding

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Guest Editors: Seshiru Nakazawa (Integrative Center of General Surgery, Gunma University Hospital, Japan) and Kimihiro Shimizu (Integrative Center of General Surgery, Gunma University Hospital, Japan)

Mitral Valve Repair Surgery

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Guest Editors: Markus Czesla (Klinikum Passau, Passau, Germany) and Javier Gallego (Santa Maria University Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal)

Uniportal (Single Incision) VATS

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Guest Editors: Marcello Migliore (Policlinico University Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy), Alan Sihoe (Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital, Hong Kong, China), and Dr. Diego Gonzalez-Rivas (Coruña University Hospital, Coruña, Spain)

Robotic Surgery for Pancreatic Disease

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Guest Editors: Matthew J. Weiss (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA) and Melissa Hogg (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

Robotic Surgery

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Guest Editor: Robert J Cerfolio (New York University Langone Health, New York, NY, USA)

VATS Esophagectomy

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Guest Editor: Hui Li (Beijing Chao-yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China)

Technology Advancements in Thoracic Surgery

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Guest Editors: Luca Bertolaccini (AUSL Romagna – Ravenna Teaching Hospital, Ravenna, Italy) and Piergiorgio Solli (AUSL Romagna – Ravenna and Forlì Teaching Hospital, Ravenna and Forlì, Italy)

VATS for Extended Lung Cancer Disease

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Guest Editors: Luca Bertolaccini (AUSL Romagna – Ravenna Teaching Hospital, Ravenna, Italy) and Piergiorgio Solli (AUSL Romagna – Ravenna and Forlì Teaching Hospital, Ravenna and Forlì, Italy)

Pancreatic Surgery

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Guest Editor: Jin He (The Sold Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, Baltimore, MD, USA)

Subxiphoid Surgery

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Guest Editor: Giuseppe Aresu (Santa Maria della Misericordia University Hospital, Udine, Italy)