Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Digestive system - Surgical Treatment of Benign and Malignant Diseases

Pasquale Cianci

University of Foggia



Gastric surgical diseases Colorectal surgical diseases Pancreatic malignancies Liver and biliary tract surgical diseases Esophagus surgical diseases Minimally invasive approaches Indocyanine green Endoscopy Emergency surgery Retroperitoneal cancers

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Gastrointestinal surgery includes the examination and treatment of various surgical diseases of the digestive tract from the oesophagus to the rectum, and surgical diseases of the liver, biliary ducts and pancreas. Gastrointestinal surgery also addresses diseases in some organs that are not part of the digestive tract, such as spleen and abdominal wall, and it is applied to treat several common cancers such as stomach, pancreatic and colonic cancers, and often general surgeons must solve these pathologies in emergency. Today with the help of new technologies and with the emergence of new approaches such as laparoscopy and robotics, digestive surgery is already the future. The purpose of this book is to illustrate the most relevant innovations in the field and to provide insights not only to specialists.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 22nd 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: January 11th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: March 31st 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: May 30th 2020

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About the editor

Pasquale Cianci

University of Foggia

Dr. Pasquale Cianci, General Surgeon and PhD at the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia (Italy). Contract Professor in General and Emergency Surgery, Gastroenterology and Human Physiology, Faculty of Medicine - Nursing Science and Physiotherapy Courses. Professor in surgical anatomy at the specialty school in general surgery. Contract Professor of I Level Masters: Intestinal stoma care nurse, Operating room nurse and Emergency medicine and critical area. Member of some of the most important Italian Scientific Surgical Societies: ACOI, SPIGC, SIUCP. Author of 35 national and international scientific papers and book chapters which are well appreciated in the health community. Reviewer of major international scientific journals such as WJSO, WJG, CSS and IJMPCR, and speaker at numerous national and international Surgical Congresses. Special interest in laparoscopic surgery, endocrine surgery and coloproctology.

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