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Welcome to the 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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Unexpected gallbladder cancer: Surgical strategies and prognostic factors  
Gennaro Clemente
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(8):541-544. Published online Aug 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i8.541
Surgical palliation of gastric outlet obstruction in advanced malignancy  
Brittany A Potz, Thomas J Miner
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(8):545-555. Published online Aug 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i8.545
Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis: A narrative review  
Luigi Sofo, Paola Caprino, Franco Sacchetti, Maurizio Bossola
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(8):556-563. Published online Aug 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i8.556
Surgical approach to right colon cancer: From open technique to robot. State of art  
Massimiliano Fabozzi, Pia Cirillo, Francesco Corcione
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(8):564-573. Published online Aug 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i8.564
Can the prognosis of colorectal cancer be improved by surgery?  
Yasumasa Takii, Satoshi Maruyama, Hitoshi Nogami
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(8):574-577. Published online Aug 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i8.574
Retrospective Study
Hand-assisted laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis  
Norimitsu Shimada, Hiroki Ohge, Raita Yano, Naoki Murao, Norifumi Shigemoto, Shinnosuke Uegami, Yusuke Watadani, Kenichiro Uemura, Yoshiaki Murakami, Taijiro Sueda
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(8):578-582. Published online Aug 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i8.578
Observational Study
Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A study from India on the impact of evolution from a low to a high volume unit  
Omar J Shah, Manmohan Singh, Mohammad R Lattoo, Sadaf A Bangri
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(8):583-589. Published online Aug 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i8.583
Systematic Reviews
Open abdomen in gastrointestinal surgery: Which technique is the best for temporary closure during damage control?  
Marcelo A F Ribeiro Junior, Emily Alves Barros, Sabrina Marques de Carvalho, Vinicius Pereira Nascimento, José Cruvinel Neto, Alexandre Zanchenko Fonseca
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(8):590-597. Published online Aug 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i8.590