Section Editors

  • Mustafa Cikirikcioglu, University Hospital of Geneva
  • Mark Hammerberg, Denver Health Medical Center
  • Oliver Thomusch, University of Freiburg
  • Maurits de Brauw, Slotervaart Hospital

Executive Editor

  • Tom Rowles, BioMed Central


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    Less invasive choice for pancreatic surgery

    Compared to conventional multi-port laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy, a transumbilical single-incision approach is a better choice for experienced laparoscopic surgeons with excellent cosmetic effect, less postoperative pain and shorter post-operation lengths of hospital stay

    BMC Surgery 2014, 14:105
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    SPIT and polish for cancer surgery

    Scoping review of surgical process improvement tools (SPITs)in cancer surgery leads to the development of a conceptual framework and the identification of gaps in current knowledge, which should help guide the development of new instruments.

    BMC Surgery 2014, 14:45


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