- NEW editorial board, all of whom are leaders in the specialty.
- NEW consistent design promoting increased readability.
- NEW illustration program – important for this technique oriented specialty.
- NEW coverage of the latest advances in surgery.
- Emphasis placed on surgical oncology.
- Minimally invasive techniques and procedures.
- Genomics and gene therapy.
- Abdominal wall hernias including the latest in laparoscopic techniques.
- Latest information on the immunology of transplantation.