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1. Somashekhar SP et al. A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing conventional Intuitive® procedure card recommended port placement with the modified Indian (Manipal) technique. JMAS_18_19:

2. Asaf BB et al. Subxiphoid robotic extended thymectomy – The first Indian report. JMAS_34_19:

3. Kumar A et al. Transfascial suture versus tack fixation of mesh in totally extraperitoneal repair of inguinal hernia: A prospective comparative study. JMAS_192_18:

Journal of Minimal Access Surgery (JMAS), the official publication of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons, launched in early 2005. The JMAS, a quarterly publication, is 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.  

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Pradeep Chowbey
Print ISSN: 0972-9941

Dear IAGES Member,
As a part of the “green JMAS” initiative, the Executive Committee of the Indian Association of Gastro Intestinal Endo Surgeons has recently decided that from the April-June 2019 issue the Journal of Minimal Access Surgery will only be available in the online format. The current as well as all the past issues can be readily accessed from For those accessing the JMAS from India and any of the developing countries, full-text PDFs of all articles will be available for free download, as has been the practice till date. Please note that the members will not receive the print issues of JMAS from now on. Those desirous of receiving a print version can check the subscription rates and other information at and subscribe to the JMAS by contacting the publishers Wolters Kluwer directly.


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October-December  2022  | Vol 18 | Issue 4
Review Article
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage to abdominal abscess: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Sifan Liu, Zibin Tian, Yueping Jiang, Tao Mao, Xueli Ding, Xue Jing
Background: Ultrasound (US)- or computed tomography-guided drainage for abdominal abscess is currently the first-line options for drainage, but both options have disadvantages. Patients without...
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Review Article
Training and credentialing in Robotic Surgery in India: Current perspectives
Amit Gupta, Jaine John Chennatt, Tanuj Singla, Deepak Rajput, Vivek Bindal
Robotic surgery has changed the landscape of surgery and ushered in a new era of technology-assisted minimally invasive surgery. There is a paradigm shift from traditional open surgeries to minimal ac...
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Original Article
Does the morphology of the umbilicus influence the incidence of surgical site infections in transumbilical single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy?
Dae Jun Lee, Kwang Yong Kim, Soo Kyung Ahn, Sang Nam Yoon, Ji Woong Cho, Sam Yeol Lee, Bong Hwa Jung, Byung Chun Kim, Ji Woong Hwang
Background: Transumbilical laparoscopic appendectomy (TULA) may be a feasible alternative to conventional laparoscopic appendectomy. However, a transumbilical incision may increase incisional s...
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