Editors

The Official Journal of the Austrian Society of Surgery and its Affiliated Societies, the Association of Surgeons of the Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Croatian Surgical Society, the Czech Surgical Society (Member of the Czech Medical Society), the European Society of Surgery, the Hungarian Surgical Society, the Slovak Surgical Society, the Slovenian Association of Surgeons, and the European Federation for ColoRectal Cancer

Editor in Chief

Franz Martin Riegler, MD, Reflux & Health Care, Vienna, Austria
http://www.refluxordination.at

Associate Editor:

Heinz F. Wykypiel, MD, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Section Editors:

Nikolaos Bonaros, MD, FETCS (Cardiothoracic Surgery), Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Hubert Hauser, MD (General and Vascular Surgery), Hospital Graz, Süd-West, Graz, Austria
Ludwig-Christian Müller, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgery), Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Sebastian Roka, MD (General Surgery), Hanusch-Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Peter Schemmer, MD, MBA, FACS (General and Transplant Surgery), Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
Sebastian F. Schoppmann, MD, FACS (MUW-CCC), Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Young Editor Forum:

Florian Primavesi, MD, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Erwin Rieder, MD, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Andrea Simon, MD, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
Doris Wagner, MD, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria

Statistical Advisor:

Andrea Berghold, PhD, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria

Faculty Board

Michael Gnant, MD, FACS, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Michael Grimm, MD, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Thomas Hölzenbein, MD, Vienna, Austria
Raimund Jakesz, MD, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Günther Laufer, MD, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Hans-Jörg Mischinger, MD, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
Dietmar Öfner-Velano, MD, MAS, MSc, FACS, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Michael Trauner, MD, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Editorial Board

Goran Augustin, MD, PhD, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Hugo F. Bonatti, MD, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
Luigi Bonavina, MD, University of Milano, San Donato Milanese, Italy
Zdrinko Brekalo, Clinical Hospital Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Vladimir Červinka, MD, PhD, FICS, Pardubice General Hospital, Pardubice, Czech Republic
Parakrama T. Chandrasoma, MD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Samir Delibegovic, MD, PhD, FACS, University Clinical Center Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Gregory L. Falk, MBBS FRACS FACS,Sydney Heartburn Clinic, Lindfield, Australia
Wolfgang Feil, MAS, FACS, FEBS, Evangelical Hospital Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Abe Fingerhut, MD, FACS, FRCS, Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal, Paris, France
Thomas Grünberger, Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Ronald A. Hinder, MD, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Jiří Hoch, MD, PhD, Charles University of Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Örs Péter Horváth, DSc., Medical Faculty of Pécs University, Pécs, Hungary
Judith Karner-Hanusch, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Peter Kothaj, CSc., F. D. Roosevelt's Hospital, Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic
Jan Kulig, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland
Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS, FICS , New York Medical College Valhalla, New York, NY, USA
György Lázár, University of Szeged , Szeged, Hungary
John C. Lipham, MD, Keck Medical Center of USC, Los Angeles, USA
Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
Robert D. Odze, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Mirko Omejc, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Juraj Pechan, MD, PhD, Slovak Medical University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Charalabos Pothoulakis, MD, UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Johann Pratschke, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany
Miran Rems, MSc., General Hospital Jesenice, Jesenice, Slovenia
Miroslav Ryska, CSc., Central Military Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
Stefano Siboni, MD, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Aleksandar P. Simic, MD, PhD, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
Stuart J. Spechler, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
Béla Teleky, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
George Triadafilopoulos, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Mountain View, CA, USA
Radu Tutuian, MD, PhD, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
Selman Uranues, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
Michael Vieth, Klinikum Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
John Wallwork, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK
György Wéber, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
Herbert Wurzer, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
Bozidar Zupancic, PhD, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia