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Reviewer acknowledgements 2017

The editors and staff of BMC Surgery would like to warmly thank the reviewers whose comments helped to shape the journal, for their invaluable assistance with review of manuscripts in Volume 17 (2017)

Eirik Aahlin, Norway

Shalimar Abdullah, Malaysia

Usman Ahmad, USA

Pier Alesina, Germany

Sergio Alfieri, Italy

Marco Allaix, Italy

Fatih Altintoprak, Turkey

Fernando A. Alvarez, Argentina

E. Aly, UK

Peter C. Ambe, Germany

Michele Ammendola, Italy

Kristoffer Andresen, Denmark

Peter Angelos, USA

Amedeo Anselmi, France

Stavros Antoniou, Germany

Alberto Arezzo, Italy

Avo Artinyan, USA

Ziad Audat, Jordan

Thomas Bachleitner-Hofmann, Austria

Gian Luca Baiocchi, Italy

Andreas Bakoyiannis(Bakogiannis), Greece

Zsolt Balogh, Australia

Omar Barakat, USA

Louise Barbier, France

Marcin L. Barczynski,, Poland

Irene Bargellini, Italy

Rama Chandra Barik, India

Hasan Batirel, Turkey

Dirk Bausch, Germany

John Patrick F Bebawy, USA

Guido Beldi, UK

Giammauro Berardi, Italy

Frederik Berrevoet, Belgium

William R Berry, USA

Samer Saad Bessa, Egypt

Panchangam Ramakanth K Bhargav, India

Lorenzo Bianchi, Italy

Roland Biber, Germany

Andrea Bille, Italy

Alberto Biondi, Italy

Antonio Biondi, Italy

Sebastiano Biondo, Spain

Arianna Birindelli, Italy

Christoph Birkenmaier, Germany

James G. Bittner, USA

Jean Frédéric Blanc, France

Joel H. Blumin, USA

Luigi Bonavina, Italy

Angela Borda, Romania

Raoul Borioni, Italy

Giuseppe Borzellino, Italy

Revaz Botchorichvili, France

Florin Botea, Romania

Ismail Bouhout, Canada

Umberto Bracale, Italy

Benedikt Braun, Germany

Stefan Breitenstein, Switzerland

Megan Brenner, USA

Guy Brock, USA

Marike L. Broekman, Netherlands

Domenico Bruno, UK

Francesco Bussu, Italy

Ufuk Cagirici, Turkey

Maurizio Calcagni, Switzerland

Fabio Cesare Campanile, Italy

Ludovic Canaud, France

Math Candel, Netherlands

Gabriele Capurso, Italy

Ismar Lima Cavalcanti, Brazil

Marco Ceresoli, Italy

Mariusz Chabowski, Poland

Gyan Chand, India

Huang Chang-Ming, China

Saurabh Chawla, USA

Mingyi Chen, USA

Wei Chen, China

Harvinder Singh Chhabra, India

Harvey Chim, USA

Woojin Cho, USA

Clancy Jake Clark, USA

Alessio Colalillo, Italy

Gregory Conners, USA

Giovanni Conzo, Italy

Alexander Coon, USA

Andrea Coratti, Italy

Valerio Cozza, Italy

Diego Cuccurullo, Italy

Justin Davies, UK

Maurits De Brauw, Netherlands

Eugenio De Corso, Italy

Carmela De Crea, Italy

Francesco Giuseppe De Rosa, Italy

Michele De Rosa, Italy

Belinda De Simone, Italy

Luca Denaro, Italy

Timm Denecke, Germany

Margherita Dessole, Italy

Franklin Dexter, USA

Francesco Di Capua, Italy

Salomone Di Saverio, Italy

Hahnloser Dieter, Switzerland

Dzung H Dinh, USA

Phil Dinning, Australia

Hooman Djaladat, USA

Riza Dogan, Turkey

Dietrich Doll, Germany

Gianluca Donatini, France

Felix Dondorf, Germany

Robert Doonan, Canada

Bogdan Dorobantu, Romania

Joseph Dubose, USA

Domenico D'Ugo, Italy

Traian Dumitrascu, Romania

Hüseyin Eken, Turkey

Ayman El Nakeeb, Egypt

Islam  Elgendy, USA

Mohamed Elshabrawy, Egypt

Sameh Emile, Egypt

Young Erben, USA

Giorgio Ercolani, Italy

Rene Fahrner, Germany

Johannes Fakler, Germany

Fausto Fama', Italy

Wen-Liang Fang, Taiwan

Jeffrey M. Farma, USA

Vanessa Fawcett, Canada

Philipp Felgendreff, Denmark

Mariano Fernández-Fairén, Spain

Reza Firoozabadi, USA

Marco Fisichella, USA

Gustavo Fraga, Brazil

Yoke Lin Fung, Australia

Luke Funk, USA

Edgar Furnee, Netherlands

Timo Gaiser, Germany

Claudio Gambardella, Italy

Ignacio García- Doval, UK

Pankaj Kumar Garg, India

Clemens Gerstenkorn., Germany

Aly Ghoneim, Canada

Jason Gien, USA

Giorgio Ginesu, Italy

Jan-Erik Gjertsen, Norway

Torben Glatz, Germany

Michel Gonzalez, Switzerland

Ignacio M. González-Pinto, Spain

Matthias Goos, Germany

Ramachandran Gopinath, India

Francesco Gossetti, Italy

Eric Goudie, Canada

Jay Graham, USA

Catherine Granger, Australia

Ewen A Griffiths, UK

Ali Guner, Turkey

Ulf Gunnarsson, Sweden

Rong Jun Guo, USA

Vaibhav Gupta, Canada

Mehmet Sabri Gürbüz, Turkey

Andrew Hanby, UK

Timothy Hardcastle, South Africa

Hobart Harris, USA

David Hasan, USA

Suguru Hasegawa, Japan

Andreas Hecker, Germany

Ralf Henkelmann, Germany

Brandon Michael Henry, Poland

Mitchell Henry, USA

Cynthia St Hilaire, USA

Noriyuki Hirahara, Japan

John Hoffman, USA

Boris Michael Holzapfel, Germany

Fan Kee Hoo, Malaysia

Simon Howell, UK

Cristiano Huscher, Italy

Benedetto Ielpo, Spain

Hideaki Imai, Japan

Masaya Iwamuro, Japan

Fabián Alberto Jaimes, Colombia

Alkesh Jani, USA

Christine Jensen, USA

Camilo Jimenez, USA

Edward Jones, USA

Takashi Kamei, Japan

Georgios Kampouroglou, Greece

Nikolaos Kanakaris, UK

Harsh Kanhere, Australia

Rishi Mugesh Kanna, India

Ahmet Karabulut, Turkey

Tayfun Karahasanoğlu, Turkey

Dimos Karangelis, Canada

Manish Kasliwal, USA

Hoon Yub Kim, South Korea

Hyeunsung Kim, South Korea

Kook Hyun Kim, North Korea

George Kiroff, Australia

Boris Kirshtein, Israel

Peter Kloen, Netherlands

Konrad Kobryn, Poland

Angelos Kolias, UK

Makoto Komura, Japan

Eisei Kondo, Japan

Kostiantyn Kopchak, Ukraine

Peter Kornprat, Austria

Li Lian Kuan, Australia

Amber L. Shada, USA

Eric Lambaudie, France

Sven Arke Lang, Germany

Sorrel Langley-Hobbs, UK

Peng Choong Lau, Malaysia

Silvio Laureti, Italy

Bashir Laway, India

Brian Le, USA

Yong Sang Lee, South Korea

L.P.H. (Luke) Leenen, Netherlands

Andreas Leithner, Austria

Philipp Leucht, USA

Qiaoli Li, USA

Mike K. Liang, USA

Winston Liauw, Australia

Yueju Liu, China

Steven Livesey, UK

José Antonio Bueno Lledó, Spain

Feizhou Lv, China

Antonio Macciò, Italy

Yasuko Maeda, UK

Habibollah Mahmoodzadeh, Iran

Frank Makowiec, Germany

Alexandros Mallios, France

Michele Ann Manahan, USA

Luigi Marano, Italy

Serge Marbacher, Switzerland

Ana Maria Arnaiz García, Spain

Laurence A G Marshman, Australia

Jacopo Martellucci, Italy

Nader Massarweh, USA

Amine Mazine, Canada

Stephen Mcsorley, UK

Teo Ching Ching Melissa, Singapore

Anastasia Mentessidou, Greece

Neil Merrett, Australia

Yutaka Midorikawa, Japan

Mahesh Chandra Misra, India

Anubhav Mittal, Australia

Silvia Monticone, Italy

Laura Mora-Lopez, Spain

Fuyuhiko Motoi, Japan

Satvinder Mudan, UK

Naoki Muguruma, Japan

Charles Munyon, USA

Silvio Nadalin, Germany

Toshio Nakagohri, Japan

Kohei Nakata, Japan

Ömer Fatih Nas, Turkey

Heather B. Neuman, USA

Giuseppe Nigri, Italy

Inga Lena Nilsson, Sweden

Xiaohui Niu, China

Patrick O'Dwyer, USA

Manabu Okawada, Japan

Monika Fagevik Olsen, Sweden

Greger Olsson, Sweden

Murat Oncel, Turkey

Luigi Oragano, Italy

Jonathan P. Miller, USA

Andrea Palermo, Italy

Anand Pandey, India

Francesco Panzuto, Italy

Alexander A. Parikh, USA

Hyung Seok Park, North Korea

Thomas Paul, India

Luigi Pedone Anchora, Italy

Francesco Pennestrì, Italy

Bruno Pereira, Brazil

Graziano Pernazza, Italy

Paolo Persichetti, Italy

Ralph Peterli, Switzerland

Marco Petrillo, Italy

Niccolo Petrucciani, Italy

Alexander H. Petter-Puchner, Austria

Francesco Pia, Italy

Andrea Pokorná, Czech Republic

Pascal Probst, Germany

Peter Prodinger, UK

Philipp Raess, USA

Mandana Rafeey, Iran

Marco Raffaelli, Italy

Alugolu Rajesh, India

Khaled Ramadan, Canada

Mohammad  Rasouli, USA

Stefano Rausei, Italy

John Rectenwald, USA

Martin Reichert, Germany

Adam J Reid, USA

Gustaaf Gregoire De Ridder, USA

Fausto Rosa, Italy

Riccardo Rosati, Italy

Camiel Rosman, Netherlands

Matteo Rottoli, Italy

Charles Sabbagh, France

Wolfgang Saeger, Germany

Öztürk Sait, Turkey

Jun Sakata, Japan

Christos Salakos, Greece

Jarmo Antero Salo, Finland

Mohammad Samadian, Iran

Dharmabandhu Samarasekera, Sri Lanka

Kanit Sananpanich, Thailand

Gabriel Sandblom, Sweden

Stefano Scabini, Italy

Mario Scaglioni, Switzerland

Paolo Scanagatta, Italy

Jane Schubart, USA

Kevin Schuster, USA

Sabri Selçuk Atamanalp, Turkey

John Semple, Canada

Altay Sencer, Turkey

Raffaele Serra, Italy

Giuseppe Filiberto Serraino, Italy

Omar Javed Shah, India

Ajoy Shetty, India

Dongquan Shi, China

Kanaji Shingo, Japan

Eric Silberfein, USA

Corey Simon, USA

Christopher Soll, Switzerland

Giulio Sozzi, Italy

Cosimo Sperti, Italy

Ioannis Spyridakis, Greece

Ralph Staerkle, Switzerland

Patrick Starlinger, USA

Daniel C Steinemann, Switzerland

Antonio Sterpetti, Italy

Lennart Henning Stieglitz, Switzerland

Dirk Stippel, Germany

Mike Stitely, New Zealand

Stephen Strup, USA

Bogdan Suciu, Romania

James Suliburk, USA

Mark Talamonti, USA

Derrick Tam, Canada

Luigi Tarallo, Italy

Achille Tarsitano, Italy

Francesco Tartaglia, Italy

Mikhail Tavobilov, Russia

Benjamin C. Taylor, USA

Mario Testini, Italy

Guido Alberto Massimo Tiberio, Italy

Laurie Tomlinson, UK

Valeria Tonini, Italy

Ana Torres, Spain

Robert Tower, USA

Sujit Tripathy, India

Chintan Trivedi, USA

Markus Trochsler, Australia

Vassiliki Tsikitis, USA

Hiroo Uchida, Japan

Yih-Huei Uen, Taiwan

Pinar Ulug, UK

Rahul Vaidya, USA

Antonio Valezi, Brazil

George Van Buren, USA

Daniel Vargo, USA

Hartmut Vatter, Germany

Dave Veerasingam, Ireland

Massimiliano Visocchi, Italy

Thomas Vogel, Germany

Kajetan Von Eckardstein, Germany

Teresa Walsh, USA

Dong Wang, USA

Shoufeng Wang, China

Ulrich Wellner, Germany

James Wheeler, UK

Matthias Wichmann, Australia

Uwe Wittel, Germany

Harvey Woehlck, USA

Kai Pun Wong, Hong Kong

Simon Wood, Australia

Sherry M. Wren, USA

Chiajui Yang, Taiwan

Hasan Yasan, Turkey

Ali Yavuzcan, Turkey

Erkan Yildirim, Turkey

Christopher Young, Australia

Xiuchun Yud, China

Michal Zabrodsky, Czech Republic

Qiang Zhang, China

Longpo Zheng, China

Melody Zhifang Ni, UK

Tobias Zingg, Switzerland

Massarat Zutshi, USA

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