Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research, a forum for exciting findings in the field of surgical research, is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses basic, translational, and clinical research in all surgery-related disciplines, with a particular focus on minimally invasive procedures.

ASIR promotes the exchange of ideas, concepts and findings in all aspects of surgery. The journal aims to open up new avenues for the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of surgical problems, and be a bridge between different surgical specialties. The journal considers articles from any area of surgery-related research, including, but not limited to:

  •  Surgical research
  •  Clinical studies
  •  Surgical techniques and procedures
  •  Bioengineering
  •  Emerging technologies
  •  Endoscopy
  •  Teaching and stimulation
  •  Minimally invasive surgery


  • Stanley W. Ashley, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Seigo Kitano, Oita University
  • Ronald Matteotti, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Meridian Health

Society affiliations

Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research is affiliated with the International Club of Young Laparoscopic Surgeons (ICLYS) and the Ibero-American Society of Innovation in Endoscopic Surgery (AIICE).


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  • The presentation of cutaneous metastases is rare in hepatocellular cancer (HCC). Here, Sivaganesh and colleagues report a metastatic deposit from a hepatocellular carcinoma, presenting as a solitary scalp lump.
  • Osman and colleagues evaluate their early experience of combining the use of a non-biological mesh with a lower pole dermal sling during implant based breast reconstruction for early-stage breast cancer patients with significant ptosis. 
  • Satayasoontorn and colleagues report that preoperative cilostazol in rats can enhance skin flap survival.
  • Youssefi and colleagues propose that bone-added periodontal plastic surgery can be considered as a practical procedure for management of deep gingival recession without a buccal bone plate.
  • August and colleagues examine the factors leading to their transhiatal esophagectomy program achieving low mortality rates. The findings show that focus on avoiding "failure to rescue" and a surgeon-driven commitment to quality improvement may lead to low mortality rates for this surgical procedure.

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Editors' profiles

Prof Stanley W. Ashley

Prof Stanley W. Ashley
Professor Stanley W. Ashley is a gastrointestinal surgeon based at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA, where he serves as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Program Director of the General Surgery Residency. He is also the Frank Sawyer Professor at Harvard Medical School and currently a director of the American Board of Surgery.

Prof Seigo Kitano

Prof Seigo Kitano
Professor Seigo Kitano is currently a Professor and Chairman at the Department of Surgery I in Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Japan. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Cape Town, Chang Gung Medical College and the University of California in Irvine. He is also the President of the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, as well as Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society.

Dr Ronald Matteotti

Dr Ronald Matteotti
Dr Ronald Matteotti is currently a surgeon at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Meridian Health. Dr Matteotti holds specialty certificates in general, gastrointestinal and trauma surgery. His primary interest is hepato-biliary disease and gastro-intestinal cancer, especially minimally invasive approaches to gastric and colo-rectal malignancies. His research founded at Mount Sinai Hospital and furthered at Fox Chase Cancer Center includes pathophysiological changes during laparoscopy in a sepsis model and novel targets to treat hepato-cellular cancer. He has recently co-edited the book "Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology: State-of- the-Art Cancer Management".

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ISSN: 1750-1164