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Laparoscopic upper gut surgery
Version of Record online: 1 OCT 2009
© 2009 The Author. Journal compilation © 2009 Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Special Issue: Golden Jubilee Supplement: 50 Years of Gastroenterology in Australia, Gastroenterology Society of Australia
Volume 24, Issue Supplement s3, pages S15–S19, October 2009
How to Cite
Gotley, D. C. (2009), Laparoscopic upper gut surgery. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 24: S15–S19. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2009.06066.x
- Issue online: 1 OCT 2009
- Version of Record online: 1 OCT 2009
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Australian surgeons have been prominent in the introduction, development, and consolidation of laparoscopic surgery of the upper gut. In doing this, some of the very best principles of surgical innovation have been in evidence: preliminary animal work in which to test hypotheses and techniques, followed by careful application and documentation in the clinical setting, randomized clinical trials and finally academic reporting and ongoing development. This review documents the introduction of laparoscopic surgery for gastroesophageal reflux, hiatus hernia, achalasia, gastroesophageal malignancy, obesity, and a range of emergency conditions in Australia. Those involved are regarded as world leaders in their field. A vital component of this success has been the close cooperation between surgeons and gastroenterologists within the Gastroenterological Society of Australia.