Laser Surgery in Gynecology: A Clinical Guide / Edition 1

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Written by recognized leaders within the field, this practical text is useful primarily to the clinical gynecologist who performs laser surgery in the lower female genital tract and intra abdominally where applicable. The initial chapters pertain to the basic understanding and applications of laser physics and safety for the clinician. The next section focuses on "how to do it", and the final chapters deal with photodynamic therapy in gynecology, credentialing, and how to establish a laser program. A glossary in the back of the book contains laser terminology as well as scientific notation.

This book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Melvyn Bayly, Jr., MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book extensively covers the subject of laser use in gynecology, from its basic science aspects to clinical applications. Although it is a new publication, it combines many previous writings of the principal author, a recognized authority in this field.
Purpose: The purpose, successfully accomplished, is to communicate to the practitioner basic laser physical principles and applications as well as advanced surgical techniques. Also included are discussions of laser safety, credentializing, and education.
Audience: This book is aimed at all clinicians: residents-in-training, general gynecologists in practice, and some subspecialists. Nurses who will be working extensively with lasers will also find this book useful.
Features: There is extensive use of large, clear illustrations, and tables that add to the understanding the written text, particularly in the basic science section where the in-depth physics principles are more difficult for most readers to grasp. There are sufficient up-to-date references, but the bibliography is not exhaustive. This is an attractive, easy-to-read book, well indexed, with a logical, descriptive table of contents that eases locating specific subjects.
Assessment: This is an excellent reference source for all gynecologists using or planning to use lasers. The first third of the book covers basic physical principles, too much for most clinicians, but all information is available for those who want a comprehensive discussion of laser physics. The remainder is a concise, clear, amply illustrated, adequately referenced comprehensive review of all clinical applications. This volume will enhance the library of any institution possessing lasers as well as thatof any gynec ologist using this instrument.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721640075
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/23/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 334

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Basic Science and Safety 1
Ch. 1 Fundamentals of Laser Physics, Optics, and Operating Characteristics for the Clinician 3
Ch. 2 Surgical Delivery Systems 23
Ch. 3 The Concept, Calculation, and Surgical Importance of Power Density: Significance of Superpulsing 41
Ch. 4 Qualitative and Quantitative Tissular Effects of Light from Important Surgical Lasers: Optimal Surgical Principles 58
Ch. 5 Safe Use of Lasers in Surgery 82
Pt. 2 Colposcopic Laser Surgery for Lower Genital Disease 101
Ch. 6 Counseling the Patient for Laser Surgery 103
Ch. 7 CO[subscript 2] Laser Surgery for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 106
Ch. 8 CO[subscript 2] Laser Surgery for Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia 133
Ch. 9 CO[subscript 2] Laser Surgery for Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia 152
Ch. 10 CO[subscript 2] Laser Surgery for Genital Condylomata in Women 160
Ch. 11 Office-Based CO[subscript 2] Laser Surgery for Lower Genital Tract Disease: Instrumentation, Procedures, and Operative Techniques 180
Ch. 12 Visible and Near Infrared Wavelengths in the Treatment of Lower Genital Tract Disease 192
Pt. 3 Intraabdominal Microsurgical Laser Surgery 201
Ch. 13 CO[subscript 2] Laser Microsurgery for Pelvic Disease and Infertility 203
Pt. 4 Laser Laparoscopy 221
Ch. 14 CO[subscript 2] Laser Laparoscopy 223
Ch. 15 Laser Laparoscopy: Fiber Lasers 231
Pt. 5 Hysteroscopic Laser Surgery 251
Ch. 16 Hysteroscopic Laser Surgery 253
Pt. 6 Photodynamic Therapy in Gynecology 263
Ch. 17 Photodynamic Therapy in Gynecologic Neoplasia 265
Pt. 7 Credentialing, Organizing a Laser Program, and Selecting Equipment 277
Ch. 18 Credentialing the Laser Surgeon and Laser Nurse 279
Ch. 19 Organizing and Administering an Institutional Laser Program 283
Ch. 20 Considerations in the Selection of Equipment 290
Pt. 8 Appendix 297
Appendix A Scientific Notation and Physical Dimensions 299
Appendix B Glossary of Terms 301
Index 307
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