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World Journal of Surgery (WJS)


The World Journal of Surgery (WJS) is the official publication of the International Society of Surgery (ISS) / Société Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC). Under the editorship of Dr. Julie Ann Sosa, World Journal of Surgery provides an in-depth, international forum for the most authoritative information on major clinical problems in the fields of clinical and experimental surgery, surgical education, and socioeconomic aspects of surgical care. Contributions are reviewed and selected by a group of distinguished surgeons from across the world who make up the Editorial Board.

WJS Editor in Chief: Julie Ann Sosa, Durham NC, USA


World Journal of Surgery (WJS)

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