Welcome to World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery


The World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (WJGS) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of gastrointestinal surgery.  It was launched on November 30, 2009 and is published trimonthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.


We encourage surgical specialists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJGS describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.


The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJGS are as follows: from manuscript receipt to peer review: 2-4 weeks; from initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; from return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; from final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; from article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks. The WJGS’s acceptance rate: 35%.  Submit here >>

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Antonello Forgione, MD, PhD, Director; Tsuyoshi Konishi, MD, PhD, Doctor; Timothy Pawlik, MD, Director, Professor


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Contents Volume 8  Issue 1  January 27, 2016
Advantages and limits of hemorrhoidal dearterialization in the treatment of symptomatic hemorrhoids  
Paolo Giamundo
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):1-4. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.1
Topic Highlight
Laparoscopic liver resection: Experience based guidelines  
Fabricio Ferreira Coelho, Jaime Arthur Pirola Kruger, Gilton Marques Fonseca, Raphael Leonardo Cunha Araújo, Vagner Birk Jeismann, Marcos Vinícius Perini, Renato Micelli Lupinacci, Ivan Cecconello, Paulo Herman
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):5-26. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.5
Role of frailty and sarcopenia in predicting outcomes among patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery  
Doris Wagner, Mara McAdams DeMarco, Neda Amini, Stefan Buttner, Dorry Segev, Faiz Gani, Timothy M Pawlik
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):27-40. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.27
Anal cancer and intraepithelial neoplasia screening: A review  
Ira L Leeds, Sandy H Fang
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):41-51. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.41
Esophageal surgery in minimally invasive era  
Lapo Bencini, Luca Moraldi, Ilenia Bartolini, Andrea Coratti
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):52-64. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.52
Gallstone ileus, clinical presentation, diagnostic and treatment approach  
Carlos M Nuño-Guzmán, María Eugenia Marín-Contreras, Mauricio Figueroa-Sánchez, Jorge L Corona
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):65-76. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.65
Gastroesophageal reflux disease: A review of surgical decision making  
Maureen Moore, Cheguevara Afaneh, Daniel Benhuri, Caroline Antonacci, Jonathan Abelson, Rasa Zarnegar
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):77-83. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.77
How to decide on stent insertion or surgery in colorectal obstruction?  
Assad Zahid, Christopher John Young
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):84-89. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.84
Lymphatic spreading and lymphadenectomy for esophageal carcinoma  
Xiang Ji, Jie Cai, Yao Chen, Long-Qi Chen
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):90-94. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.90
Systematic Reviews
Single-incision laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer  
Yasumitsu Hirano, Masakazu Hattori, Kenji Douden, Yasuhiro Ishiyama, Yasuo Hashizume
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):95-100. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.95
Case Report
Successful living donor intestinal transplantation in cross-match positive recipients: Initial experience  
Raquel Garcia-Roca, Ivo G Tzvetanov, Hoonbae Jeon, Elisabeth Hetterman, Jose Oberholzer, Enrico Benedetti
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(1):101-105. Published online Jan 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.101