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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 >>

2019 Published Issues
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  • Varut Lohsiriwat, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, (Email: bolloon@hotmail.com) Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
  • Shu-You Peng, FRCS (Gen Surg), FRCS (Hon), MD, Professor, Surgeon, (Email: zrwkpsy@163.com) General Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310009, Zhejiang Province, China
The WJGS is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
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Pushing the limits of liver surgery for colorectal liver metastases: Current state and future directions 
Raphael LC Araujo, Marcelo M Linhares 
World J Gastrointest Surg 11(2):34-40. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i2.34
Enhanced recovery after surgery in emergency colorectal surgery: Review of literature and current practices 
Varut Lohsiriwat, Romyen Jitmungngan 
World J Gastrointest Surg 11(2):41-52. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i2.41
Success and safety of endoscopic treatments for concomitant biliary and duodenal malignant stenosis: A review of the literature 
Benedetto Mangiavillano, Mouen A Khashab, Ilaria Tarantino, Silvia Carrara, Rossella Semeraro, Francesco Auriemma, Mario Bianchetti, Leonardo Henry Eusebi, Chen Yen-I, Luca De Luca, Mario Traina, Alessandro Repici 
World J Gastrointest Surg 11(2):53-61. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i2.53
Safe laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Adoption of universal culture of safety in cholecystectomy 
Vishal Gupta, Gaurav Jain 
World J Gastrointest Surg 11(2):62-84. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i2.62
Basic Study
In vivo expression of thrombospondin-1 suppresses the formation of peritoneal adhesion in rats 
Yun-Sheng Tai, I-Ming Jou, Yun-Chih Jung, Chao-Liang Wu, Ai-Li Shiau, Chih-Yi Chen 
World J Gastrointest Surg 11(2):85-92. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i2.85
Case Control Study
Dual loop (Roux en Y) reconstruction with isolated gastric limb reduces delayed gastric emptying after pancreatico-duodenectomy 
Offir Ben-Ishay, Reem Abu Zhaya, Yoram Kluger 
World J Gastrointest Surg 11(2):93-100. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i2.93
Case Report
Acquired segmental colonic hypoganglionosis in an adult Caucasian male: A case report 
Allan MF Kwok, Andrew B Still, Kimberly Hart 
World J Gastrointest Surg 11(2):101-111. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i2.101
Esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction successfully treated with laparoscopic Heller myotomy and Dor fundoplication: First case report in the literature 
Pedro F Pereira, Andre RP Rosa, Leonardo A Mesquita, Marcelle J Anzolch, Rafael N Branchi, Augusto L Giongo, Francisco C Paixão, Marcio F Chedid, Cleber DP Kruel 
World J Gastrointest Surg 11(2):112-116. Published online Feb 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i2.112