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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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Umbilical hernia in patients with liver cirrhosis: A surgical challenge  
Julio C U Coelho, Christiano M P Claus, Antonio C L Campos, Marco A R Costa, Caroline Blum
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(7):476-482. Published online Jul 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i7.476
Chronic haemorrhagic radiation proctitis: A review  
Vishnu Prasad Nelamangala Ramakrishnaiah, Srinivasan Krishnamachari
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(7):483-491. Published online Jul 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i7.483
Retrospective Cohort Study
Early surgery in Crohn’s disease a benefit in selected cases  
Vinna An, Lauren Cohen, Matthew Lawrence, Michelle Thomas, Jane Andrews, James Moore
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(7):492-500. Published online Jul 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i7.492
Aspirin use for primary prophylaxis: Adverse outcomes in non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding  
Karina M Souk, Hani M Tamim, Hussein A Abu Daya, Don C Rockey, Kassem A Barada
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(7):501-507. Published online Jul 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i7.501
Retrospective Study
What operation for recurrent rectal prolapse after previous Delorme’s procedure? A practical reality  
Muhammad A Javed, Faryal G Afridi, Dmitri Y Artioukh
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(7):508-512. Published online Jul 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i7.508
Observational Study
Three-dimensional endoanal ultrasound for diagnosis of perianal fistulas: Reliable and objective technique  
Marina Garcés-Albir, Stephanie Anne García-Botello, Alejandro Espi, Vicente Pla-Martí, Jose Martin-Arevalo, David Moro-Valdezate, Joaquin Ortega
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(7):513-520. Published online Jul 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i7.513
Systematic Reviews
Benefits of post-operative oral protein supplementation in gastrointestinal surgery patients: A systematic review of clinical trials  
Mike Crickmer, Colum P Dunne, Andrew O’Regan, J Calvin Coffey, Suzanne S Dunne
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(7):521-532. Published online Jul 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i7.521
Short-term outcomes after laparoscopic colorectal surgery in patients with previous abdominal surgery: A systematic review  
Marleny Novaes Figueiredo, Fabio Guilherme Campos, Luiz Augusto D’Albuquerque, Sergio Carlos Nahas, Ivan Cecconello, Yves Panis
World J Gastrointest Surg 8(7):533-540. Published online Jul 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i7.533