Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques and Videoscopy

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Journal of Laparoendoscopic
& Advanced Surgical Techniques
and Videoscopy

Editor-in-Chief: P. Marco Fisichella, MD, MBA, FACS
Pediatric Editor: Mark Wulkan, MD

ISSN: 1092-6429 • Online ISSN: 1557-9034 • 18 Issues Annually

Current Volume: 28

Latest Impact Factor* is 1.255

*2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)



Featured Press Releases and Editorial Content

  • Is Laparoscopic Repair of Ventral Hernia the Ideal Approach for All Patients?...Read More
  • Is Sleeve Gastrectomy a Good Choice for People with a Sweet Tooth?...Read More
  • How Does Robotic Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (RVATS) Compare to VATS for Treating Lung Cancer?...Read More

25th Anniversary State-of-the-Art Expert Discussions

  • December: David W. Rattner, MD, on NOTES
  • November: Todd A. Ponsky, MD, FACS, on the Advances of Surgical Practice in Pediatric Hernia Repair
  • September: Tom R. DeMeester, MD, on GERD
    Listen to the conversation with C. Daniel Smith, MD and Tom R. DeMeester, MD*
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  • August: John J. Meehan, MD, FACS, on Robotics
  • June: Ralph C. Cohen, MBBS, BMedSci, MS, FRACS, on the Advances of Surgical Practice in Pediatric Urology with a Close-Up on Laparoscopic Fundoplication
  • May: George W.  Holcomb, MD, on the Evolution of Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques
  • April: Steven S. Rothenberg, MD, on the Evolution of Thoracic Surgery
  • March: Mark L. Wulkan, MD, on the Evolution of Pediatric Obesity Surgery
  • February: Carroll McWilliams Harmon, MD, PhD, on Single-Site Surgical Techniques—Past, Present, and Future
  • January: Santiago Horgan, MD, on Robotics


Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques (JLAST) is the leading international peer-reviewed journal for practicing surgeons who want to keep up with the latest thinking and advanced surgical technologies in laparoscopy, endoscopy, NOTES, and robotics. The Journal is ideally suited to surgeons who are early adopters of new technology and techniques. Recognizing that many new technologies and techniques have significant overlap with several surgical specialties, JLAST is the first journal to focus on these topics both in general and pediatric surgery, and includes other surgical subspecialties such as: urology, gynecologic surgery, thoracic surgery, and more. This pioneering journal has now expanded with the companion videojournal Videoscopy™, available with every subscription.

JLAST coverage includes:

  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • NOTES (natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery)
  • Robotics
  • Other advanced surgical technologies and techniques


About Videoscopy

Videoscopy, the online complement to JLAST, offers high-caliber video demonstrations of peer-reviewed, cutting-edge surgical techniques and technologies designed to enable physicians to view and evaluate new surgical and microinvasive techniques and apply them to everyday surgical practice. Videos can be viewed or downloaded in Flash, QuickTime®, and MP4 formats for use on your tablet or other mobile device allowing you on-the-spot access where and when you need it. Videos can be searched, downloaded, and shared with colleagues, facilitating optimal patient care.

Submit your Videos – Instructions for Authors

Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques and Videoscopy are under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief P. Marco Fisichella, MD, MBA, FACS, Harvard Medical School; Pediatric Editor Mark Wulkan, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Pediatric Surgery; Associate / Video Editor Fred Brody, MD, MBA, Department of General Surgery, George Washington University; Pediatric Video Editor Matthew S. Clifton, MD, Emory University School of Medicine; and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Surgeons: pediatric, thoracic, cardiovascular, urologic, gastrointestinal, and general surgery, among others

Society Affiliation

  The Official Journal of the
  International Pediatric Endosurgery Group

Indexed/Abstracted in:

MEDLINE; PubMed; PubMed Central; Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine; Science Citation Index Expanded; Science Citation Index®; ISI Custom Information Services; EMBASE/Excerpta Medica; Scopus; ProQuest databases

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

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