Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15599
Revised: March 25, 2014
Accepted: May 12, 2014
Published online: November 14, 2014
Core tip: This paper demonstrates the current state of single port laparoscopic surgery in gastroenterology and hepatology. The defined indications, standardized and novel technical specifics as well as the surgical strategy of particular procedures that are successfully performed are described herein according to the review of the international literature and the surgical standards developed at our department which is regarded one of the high-volume centers for single port surgery in the world (more than 2200 procedures).