International study group on Minimally Invasive surgery for
Center no. 1
Department of Digestive Surgery, St. Mary’s Hospital, University of Perugia. Terni, Italy.
PI: Amilcare Parisi
Co-Investigators: Jacopo Desiderio, Stefano Trastulli, Roberto Cirocchi
Center no. 4
Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum Rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München. München, Germany.
PI: Daniel Reim
Co-Investigators: Alexander Novotny
Center no. 5
Division of Oncological and Robotic Surgery, Department of Oncology, Careggi University Hospital. Florence, Italy.
PI: Andrea Coratti
Co-Investigators: Mario Annecchiarico
Center no. 6
Unité des Maladies de l’Appareil Digestif et Endocrine (UMADE), Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg. Luxembourg.
PI: Juan-Santiago Azagra
Co-Investigators: Martine Goergen
Center no. 7
Service de chirurgie digestive et cancérologique CHU Bocage. Dijon, France.
PI: Olivier Facy
Co-Investigators: Jean-Baptiste Lequeu
Center no. 17
Department of General Surgery, Division of General, Gastroenterologic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, G.B.Morgagni Hospital. Forlì. Italy.
PI: Francesca Bazzocchi
Co-Investigator: Andrea Avanzolini
Center no. 18
Digestive and Hepatobiliary Surgery Department. University of Auvergne, University Hospital Estaing. Clermont-Ferrand, France.
PI: Johan Gagniere
Co-investigators: Denis Pezet, Olivier Antomarchi
Center No. 19
Unit of minimally invasive and endocrine surgery, Center of oncologic minimally invasive surgery (COMIS), Careggi University hospital. Florence, Italy.
PI: Fabio Cianchi
Co-investigators: Benedetta Badii
Center No. 20
Esophageal Surgery Unit, Tuscany Regional Referral Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Esophageal Disease, Medical University of Pisa. Pisa, Italy.
PI: Simone D’Imporzano
Center No. 21
Department of General Surgery, A.S.O. Santa Croce e Carle. Cuneo, Italy.
PI: Felice Borghi
Co-investigators: Alessandra Marano
Center No. 23
Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Unit, San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital. Rome, Italy.
PI: Graziano Pernazza
Center No. 25
Department of General Surgery, Hospital of Città di Castello, USL1 Umbria. Città di Castello, Italy.
PI: Maurizio Cesari
Co-Investigators: Giacomo Arcuri, Claudio Renzi, Alessandro Contine
Center no. 3
Department of General Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Medical School, Nanjing University. Nanjing, P.R.China.
PI: Zhi-Wei JIANG
Co-Investigator: Shu ZHANG
Center no. 8
Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Istanbul Medeniyet University. Istanbul, Turkey.
PI: Orhan Alimoglu
Co-Investigator: Tunc Eren, Metin Leblebici
Center no. 11
Department of Surgery, National Defense Medical College. Tokorozawa, Japan.
PI: Hironori Tsujimoto
Center no. 12
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine. Osaka, Japan.
PI: Yukinori Kurokawa
Co-Investigator: Shuji Takiguchi
Center no. 13
Department of Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, School of Medicine. Shanghai, P.R. China.
PI: Lu ZANG
Co-Investigator: Junjun MA
Center no. 15
Department of General Surgery, Third Military Medical University Southwest Hospital. Chongqing, P.R. China.
PI: Pei-Wu YU
Co-Investigators: Ben ZHANG, Yong-Liang ZHAO
Center no. 16
Gastrointestinal Surgery, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital. Tianjin, P.R. China
PI: Feng QI
Co-Investigator: Tong LIU
Center no. 22
Department of General Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University. Qingdao, P.R. China
PI: Yanbing ZHOU
Co-Investigator: Shougen CAO
Center no. 2
Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center. Orange CA, USA.
PI: Ninh T Nguyen
Center no. 9
Division of General Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. Washington DC, USA.
PI: Patrick G. Jackson
Co-Investigator: Waddah Al-Refaie
Center no. 10
Department of Surgical Oncology and HPB Surgery, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Englewood NJ, USA.
PI: Steven T. Brower
Center no. 14
Division of General Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Toronto, Canada.
PI: Natalie G. Coburn