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Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Editor-in-Chief: R.A. Hodin; T.M. Pawlik

ISSN: 1091-255X (print version)
ISSN: 1873-4626 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11605


Richard Hodin, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Timothy M. Pawlik, M.D., M.P.H., M.T.S., Ph.D. 
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
The Urban Meyer III and Shelley Meyer Chair for Cancer Research
Professor of Surgery, Oncology, and Health Services Management and Policy
The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center
395 W. 12th Ave., Suite 670
Columbus, Ohio 

Associate Editors

Syed Ahmad, M.D.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Neil Hyman, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois

Anne Lidor, M.D., MPH
Madison, Wisconsin

Heather Yeo, M.D.
New York, NY

Managing Editor:

Andrea Schaffeler, Pickering, Ontario, Canada, jogs@rogers.com

Emeritus Editors:

John L. Cameron, M.D. (Founding Editor)
Baltimore, Maryland

Keith A. Kelly, M.D. (Founding Editor)
Scottsdale, Arizona

Charles J. Yeo, M.D. 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey B. Matthews, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois


Editorial Board:

Daniel Erik Abbott, M.D.
Madison, Wisconsin

John D. Allendorf, M.D.
Mineola, New York

Marco Ettore Allaix, M.D., Ph.D.
Torino, Italy

John C. Alverdy, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois

Stanley W. Ashley, M.D.
Boston, Massachusetts

Brian Bello, M.D.
Washington, DC

Kfir Ben-David, M.D.
Miami, Florida 

David J. Bentrem, M.D., M.S.
Chicago, Illinois

Stephen W. Behrman, M.D.
Memphis, Tennessee

Adam Berger, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kimberly Brown
Austin, Texas

Mark P. Callery, M.D. 
Boston, Massachusetts

Andrew Cameron, M.D., Ph.D.
Baltimore, Maryland

Guilherme M. Campos, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S.
Richmond, Virgina

William Chapman, M.D. 
St. Louis, Missouri

Clifford Cho, M.D.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Jordan M. Cloyd, M.D.
Columbus, Ohio

Daniel Dempsey, M.D.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Timothy R. Donahue, M.D.
Los Angeles, California

Mark K. Ferguson, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois

Alberto Ferreres, M.D.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alessandro Fichera, M.D.
Seattle, Washington

Csaba Gajdos, M.D.
Buffalo, New York

Jon C. Gould, M.D.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Imran Hassan, M.D.
Iowa City, Iowa

Jin He, M.D., Ph.D.
Baltimore, Maryland

O. Joe Hines, M.D.
Los Angeles, California 

Stephen Hughes, M.D.
Gainesville, Florida

Eric Hungness, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois

Gerald Isenberg, M.D.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jacob R. Izbicki, M.D.
Hamburg, Germany

Matthew Katz, M.D.
Houston Texas

Gregory Kennedy, M.D., Ph.D.
Birmingham, Alabama

Michael Leland Kendrick, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Rochester, Minnesota

Tara Sotsky Kent, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S.
Boston, Massachusetts

Joseph Kim, M.D.
Stony Brook, New York 

Masaki Kitajima, M.D.
Tokyo, Japan

Ernst Klar, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Rostock, Germany

Harish Lavu, M.D.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Edward C. Lee, M.D.
Albany, New York

Anne Lidor, M.D., M.P.H.
Madison, Wisconsin

Keith D. Lillemoe, M.D.
Boston, Massachusetts

Edward Lin., D.O., M.B.A.
Atlanta, Georgia

James D. Luketich, M.D.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

David M. Mahvi, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois

Ajay V. Maker, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois

Christopher Mantyh, M.D., F.A..C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.
Durham, North Carolina

Yilei Mao, M.D.
Beijing, China

Justin A. Maykel, M.D.
Worcester, Massachusetts

Julio Mayol, M.D.
Madrid, Spain 

Michael F. McGee, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois

David W. McFadden, M.D.
Farmington, Connecticut

Robin McLeod, M.D.
Toronto, Canada

Fabrizio Michelassi, M.D.
New York, New York

J. Michael Millis, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois

John R. T. Monson, M.D.
Orlando, Florida

Melanie Morris, M.D.
Birmingham, Alabama

Michael W. Mulholland, M.D., Ph.D.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

John T. Mullen, M.D.
Boston, Massachusetts 

Michael S. Nussbaum, M.D.
Jacksonville, Florida

Carlos A. Pellegrini, M.D.
Seattle, Washington

Henry A. Pitt, M.D.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Benjamin K. Poulose, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
Columbus, Ohio

David Rattner, M.D.
Boston, Massachusetts

Taylor S. Riall, M.D.
Tuscon, Azirona

Kevin Roggin, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chicago, Illinois

Ernest L. Rosato, M.D.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pierre Saldinger, M.D.
Flushing, New York

Juan Sarmiento, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Atlanta, Georgia

Shimul A. Shah, M.D.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Jason Sicklick, M.D., F.A.C.S.
La Jolla, California

Bradford Sklow, M.D.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nathaniel J. Soper, M.D.
Chicago, Illinois

David Soybel, M.D.
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Steven C. Stain, M.D.
Albany, New York

Scott Steele, M.D.
Cleveland, Ohio

David B. Stewart, Sr., M.D.
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Ranjan Sudan, M.D.
Durham, North Carolina

Ali Tavakkoli, M.D.
Boston, Massachusetts

Jennifer Tseng, M.D.
Boston, Massachusetts

Konstantin Umanskiy, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chicago, Illinois

Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, M.D.
Houston, Texas

Vic Velanovich, M.D.
Tampa, Florida

Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Charles Vollmer, M.D.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Matthew Walsh, M.D.
Cleveland, Ohio

David Watson, M.B.B.S., M.D.
Adelaide, Australia

Sharon Weber, M.D.
Madison, Wisconsin

Mark Lane Welton, M.D.
Stanford, California

Jordan Winter, M.D.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sam Yoon, M.D.
New York, New York

Nicholas Zyromski, M.D.
Indianapolis, Indiana


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    The Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal designed to furnish the surgeon with the latest developments in gastrointestinal surgery. Published twelve times per year, the Journal includes Editorial Columns, the SSAT Presidential Address, articles by a guest orator, symposia, subject reviews, book reports, gastrointestinal images, "How I Do It" articles, letters to the editor, results of conferences and original scientific articles relevant to surgery of the digestive tract. The Journal is the official publication of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. The Journal serves as an outstanding forum for continuing education in surgery and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

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