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 monthly (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: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) 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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Tsuyoshi Konishi, MD, PhD, Doctor; Timothy Pawlik, MD, Director, Professor


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Contents Volume 8  Issue 4  April 27, 2016
NOD2 mutations and colorectal cancer - Where do we stand?  
Diogo Branquinho, Paulo Freire, Carlos Sofia
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(4):284-293. Published online Apr 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i4.284
Lymphadenectomy in gastric cancer: Contentious issues  
Pankaj Kumar Garg, Ashish Jakhetiya, Jyoti Sharma, Mukur Dipi Ray, Durgatosh Pandey
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(4):294-300. Published online Apr 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i4.294
Basic Study
Effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery on intestinal Akkermansia muciniphila  
Ming Yan, Mao-Min Song, Ri-Xing Bai, Shi Cheng, Wen-Mao Yan
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(4):301-307. Published online Apr 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i4.301
Retrospective Cohort Study
Laparoscopic approach in complicated diverticular disease  
Nicolás A Rotholtz, Alejandro G Canelas, Maximiliano E Bun, Mariano Laporte, Emmanuel E Sadava, Natalia Ferrentino, Sebastián A Guckenheimer
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(4):308-314. Published online Apr 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i4.308
Retrospective Study
Over-the-scope clips in the treatment of gastrointestinal tract iatrogenic perforation: A multicenter retrospective study and a classification of gastrointestinal tract perforations  
Benedetto Mangiavillano, Angelo Caruso, Raffaele Manta, Roberto Di Mitri, Alberto Arezzo, Nico Pagano, Giuseppe Galloro, Filippo Mocciaro, Massimiliano Mutignani, Carmelo Luigiano, Enrico Antonucci, Rita Conigliaro, Enzo Masci
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(4):315-320. Published online Apr 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i4.315
Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for complete rectal prolapse: A retrospective study evaluating outcomes in North Indian population  
Abhijit Chandra, Saket Kumar, Ajeet Pratap Maurya, Vishal Gupta, Vivek Gupta, Rahul
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(4):321-325. Published online Apr 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i4.321
Prospective Study
PERFACT procedure to treat supralevator fistula-in-ano: A novel single stage sphincter sparing procedure  
Pankaj Garg
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(4):326-334. Published online Apr 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i4.326
Systematic Reviews
Duodenal injury post laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Incidence, mechanism, management and outcome  
Norman Oneil Machado
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(4):335-344. Published online Apr 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i4.335