Current status of endoscopic surgery in Japan: The 14th National Survey of Endoscopic Surgery by the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery

Masafumi Inomata, Hidefumi Shiroshita, Hiroki Uchida, Toshio Bandoh, Shigeo Akira, Shigeki Yamaguchi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Yosuke Seki, Susumu Eguchi, Norihito Wada, Shuji Takiguchi, Satoshi Ieiri, Shunsuke Endo, Masayuki Iwazaki, Yukio Sato, Yasuhiro Tamaki, Kaoru Kitamura, Minoru Tabata, Hiroomi Kanayama, Hiromitsu MimataToru Hasegawa, Hiroshi Takahashi, Kiyoshi Onishi, Tetsuji Uemura, Makoto Hashizume, Sumio Matsumoto, Seigo Kitano, Masahiko Watanabe

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Abstract

In Japan, the first endoscopic surgery, a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, was performed in 1990. Since then, operative procedures have been standardized, and the safety and efficacy of endoscopic surgery have been evaluated. In accordance with the social acceptance of endoscopic surgery as a less invasive type of surgery, the number of endoscopic procedures performed has increased in all surgical domains. The Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery (JSES) has played an important role in the development of endoscopic surgery in Japan. Notably, a technical skills certification system for surgeons was established by the JSES to train instructors on how to teach safe endoscopic surgery. Furthermore, the JSES has conducted a national survey every two years to evaluate the status of endoscopic surgery over time. In 2017, 248 743 patients underwent endoscopic surgery in all surgical domains, such as abdominal, thoracic, mammary and thyroid gland, cardiovascular, obstetrics and gynecology, urologic, orthopedic, and plastic surgery. The 14th National Survey of Endoscopic Surgery conducted by the JSES demonstrated the status of laparoscopic surgery in Japan in 2016-2017.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-18
Number of pages12
JournalAsian journal of endoscopic surgery
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Japan
  • endoscopic surgery
  • national survey
  • the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Inomata, M., Shiroshita, H., Uchida, H., Bandoh, T., Akira, S., Yamaguchi, S., Kurokawa, Y., Seki, Y., Eguchi, S., Wada, N., Takiguchi, S., Ieiri, S., Endo, S., Iwazaki, M., Sato, Y., Tamaki, Y., Kitamura, K., Tabata, M., Kanayama, H., ... Watanabe, M. (2020). Current status of endoscopic surgery in Japan: The 14th National Survey of Endoscopic Surgery by the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery. Asian journal of endoscopic surgery, 13(1), 7-18. https://doi.org/10.1111/ases.12768