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Indian Association of Gastro Intestinal Endo Surgeons (IAGES) is an organization of surgeons formed in 1993 to promote and spread the advancement of endoscopic surgery throughout India and beyond. IAGES is a vibrant and dynamic organization with 6300+ active members. The Association regularly organizes conferences, workshops, Fellowship of IAGES (FIAGES) and Fellowship of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (FALS) courses across the country.

About JMAS

Journal of Minimal Access Surgery (JMAS), the official journal of IAGES, was launched in 2005. The JMAS, a Quarterly publication, was the first English-language journal from India, as also from this part of the world, dedicated to Minimal Access Surgery. The JMAS boasts an outstanding Editorial Board comprising of Indian and international experts in the field. The mission of the JMAS is to publish peer-reviewed articles in the fields of laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery, laparoscopic urology and gastrointestinal endoscopy. Although the Journal strives to publish quality articles submitted from around the world, there is a strong emphasis on showcasing Minimal Access Surgery as practiced in the developing world.

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Journal of Minimal Access Surgery (JMAS) is a specialty journal that invites manuscripts from authors in specialty of laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery, laparoscopic urology and gastrointestinal endoscopy. JMAS invites scientific submission from the authors in the following categories: Editorials, Leading articles, Review articles, Original articles (Basic and Clinical research), Evidence based / Systematic reviews, Unusual cases, How I do it?, How I do it differently? Troubleshooting in minimal access surgery, Instruments and equipment, Personal viewpoints and Letter to editor. The journal respects the scientific submission of its authors and believes in following an expeditious double-blind peer review process and endeavors to complete the review process within a scheduled time frame. JMAS believes in safeguarding the privacy rights of human subjects. In order to comply with it, the journal instructs all authors when uploading the manuscript to also add the ethical clearance (human/animals)/ informed consent of subject in the manuscript. This applies to the study/case report that involves animal/human subjects/human specimens e.g. extracted tooth part/soft tissue for biopsy/in vitro analysis.

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Tehemton E. Udwadia 
Head – Minimal Access Surgery, Hinduja Hospital

Chairman – Center of Excellence for Minimal Access Surgery, Mumbai, India



Pradeep Chowbey

Chairman - Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India.



Deepraj S. Bhandarkar 
Consultant – Minimal Access Surgery

Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, India.


Alfred Cuschieri
Professor of Surgery - Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Chief Scientific Advisor - Institute for Medical Science and Technology
University of Dundee, Dundee, UK.


C. Palanivelu

Director, GI & Minimal Access Surgery

GEM Hospital and Research Centre, Coimbatore. India. 


Anil Sharma

Associate Director - Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India.


President - IAGES

Sayandev Dasgupta

General and Laparoscopic Surgeon

Behala Balananda Bramhchari Hospital & Research Centre, Kolkata, India


Hon. Secretary – IAGES

Sunil Popat

Director and GI, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon

Nidhi Hospital, Ahmedabad, India



Upper GI Surgery

Pawanindra Lal

Director Professor of Surgery and Chairman – Division of Minimal Access Surgery

Maulana Azad Medical College & Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India   


Bariatric Surgery

Ramen Goel

Director, Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery

Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai, India


Colorectal Surgery

Sanjiv Haribhakti

Chairman, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology

Kaizen Hospital Institute of Surgical Gastroenterology, Ahmedabad, India


Solid Organ Surgery

Abhay Dalvi

In-charge Laparoscopic Surgery

Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital. Mumbai, India



Rajesh Khullar

Director - Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India


Single Port surgery

Prashanth Rao

Chief of GI and Minimal Access Surgery

Global Hospital, Mumbai, India


Thoracoscopic Surgery

Arvind Kumar

Chairman, Centre for Chest Surgery and Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India.


Flexible Endoscopy

S Easwermoorthy

Head of Department of Minimal Access Surgery

Lotus Hospital, Erode, India



Arvind Ganpule

Vice Chairman and Chief Robotic Surgeon

Department of Urology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, India.



Kayomarz Balsara

Senior Consultant – GI & Minimal Access Surgery, Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai, India.


Manish Baijal

Associate Director - Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India


M. G. Bhat

Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon

Apollo Spectra Hospital, Bangalore, India


Parveen Bhatia

Chairman – Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India.


V Chandrasekharam

Pediatric Surgeon & Pediatric Urologist

Ankura Hospital, Hyderabad, India


Mahesh Desai

Medical Director and Managing Trustee

Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, India.



Suresh Deshpande

Consultant Surgeon and Director

Swaroop Hospital, Kolhapur, India.


Kalpesh Jani

Senior Consultant – GI and Minimal Access Surgery

SIGMA Manjlapur Hospital, Vadodara, India.


K S Lakshmi

Senior Consultant – Minimal Access, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Global Hospital, Hyderabad, India.


Ali Zamir Khan

Chief, Department of Minimally Invasive & Robotic Thoracic Surgery,

Medanta, The Medicity, Gurgaon, India


Subhash Khanna

CMD and Head, Department of Minimal Access, Endoscopic and Bariatric Surgery

Swagat Super Speciality Surgical Research Institute, Guwahati, India


A K Kriplani

Director and Head - Department of Minimal Access Bariatric and G I Surgery

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India.


Zameer Pasha

Director and Head, Minimal Access Surgery

Shanawaz Nursing Home, Trichy, India


Roy Patankar

Director and GI and Minimal Access Surgery

Zen and Joy Hospitals, Mumbai, India


Arun Prasad

Head, Department of Surgery

Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka, New Delhi, India


Praveen Raj

Director, GI & Minimal Access Surgery

GEM Hospital and Research Centre, Coimbatore. India. 


M. Ramesh

Head – Department of Minimal Access & Bariatric Surgery

AV Hospital, Bangalore, India


S Ramesh

Prof. & Head, Department of Pediatric MIS,

Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore, India


G. V. Rao

Chief of Surgical Gastroenterology and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India.


Pradeep Rao

Chief of Urology

Global Hospital, Mumbai, India.


B Krishna Rau

Ex-Professor and Head of Dept. of Surgery & Director of Surgical Gastroenterology,

Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute University Hospital, Chennai, India


Prasanna Kumar Reddy

Senior Consultant & Head - Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology & Minimal Access Surgery

Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai, India.


Rasik Shah

Consultant Pediatric Surgeon & Section Head Department of Pediatric Surgery

Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, India.


Rajeev Sinha

Professor and Head - Department of General Surgery  

MLB Medical College, Kanpur Road, Jhansi, India.


Om Tantia

Head – Minimal Access & Bariatric Surgery

ILS Hospital Salt Lake, Kolkata, India.


John Thanakumar

Head GI & Minimal Access Surgery

Anurag Hospital, Coimbatore, India.


V. Venkatesh

Consultant Surgeon & Director

VG Hospital & Indian Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery, Coimbatore, India.



Mehran Anvari

Chair – Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Innovation

McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.


Andrew de Beaux

Consultant Surgeon, Department of Surgery

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK


Michael Edye

Chair of Surgery

University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Australia.


Abe Fingerhut

Professor, Past Chief of GI Surgery, Department of Surgery,

Centre Hospitaler Intercommunal, Poissy, France


Mathias Fobi

Clinical Professor of Surgery, Department of Bariatric, Metabolic and Minimal Access Surgery, Mohak Bariatric and Robotic Surgery Center, Indore, India


Rolf Hartung

Consultant Surgeon and Head of Department of Surgery

BR Medical Suites - Dubai Healthcare City 

Al Razi Building 64, B Block, 4th Floor, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, UAE


John G. Hunter

Mackenzie Professor and Chair of Surgery

Department of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, USA


Seigo Kitano

President of Oita University, Oita, Japan.


Davide Lomanto

Senior Consultant Surgeon and Director

National University Singapore, Singapore


Jacques Marescaux

Chairman, Department of Digestive and Endocrine Surgery,

University Hospital of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.


C. Daniel Smith

Past – Chair Department of Surgery

Mayo Clinic in Florida, Atlanta, USA.


Eduardo Targarona

Director of the Unit of Gastrointestinal and Hematological Surgery
Professor of Surgery Hospital Santpau, Barcelona, Spain


Tatsuo Yamakava

Emeritus Professor of Surgery

Teikyo University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

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2004 Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow
Online since 15th August '04