Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery / Edition 3

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This text/atlas is a comprehensive guide to minimally invasive procedures in general surgery. Chapters are authored by world-renowned experts in this technology, who share their firsthand operative experience, emphasizing decision-making, anatomy, and key steps in the operations. The Third Edition features expanded sections on the esophagus, gastrointestinal tract, liver and biliary tract, pancreas and spleen, and small and large bowel, new sections on state-of-the-art surgical tools and bariatric surgery, and new chapters on esophageal lengthening, duodenal switch, and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES).

Full-color photographs and drawings complement the text throughout. Each chapter concludes with comments from the editors.

A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an image bank.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Hui Sen Chong, MD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This collaborative book provides a comprehensive review on various endoscopic and laparoscopic general surgery procedures. It is an update of the 2004 edition.
Purpose: With the emergence of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES), the purpose of this book is to emphasize the importance of flexible endoscopy as part of a general surgeon's armamentarium. It is also intended as an update on the latest technology in minimally invasive surgery along with the workup, planning, and operative technique in every general surgery procedure that could be performed laparoscopically.
Audience: This book is well suited for senior residents, minimally invasive fellows, and laparoscopic general surgeons. Most of the focus is on advanced minimally invasive operative technique. It does not provide detailed operative anatomy of a given region or pitfalls of the operation itself. The contributing authors range from department chairs to residents, and the three editors are laparoscopic surgeons from North America.
Features: The book progresses from a brief introduction to advances in the field of minimally invasive surgery to chapters that review diseases according to organ systems. Each chapter has a brief introduction to the organ system, indications versus contraindication for laparoscopic surgery, preoperative planning, step-by-step operative technique, and postoperative management. Of the 61 chapters, 14 are dedicated to endoscopic management of various gastrointestinal pathologies. These chapters provide the necessary details of the procedural technique and are well illustrated with diagrams or pictures taken endoscopically. This is one of the strengths of this book; most surgical books lack chapters like these that provide general surgeons a better look at the endoscopic field. All chapters are well written and are excellently illustrated with black-and-white drawings or good quality operative images. However, urologic and gynecologic topics are not covered.
Assessment: This is a good review that focuses on the minimally invasive aspects of general surgery. Because the last edition was in 2004, an update of the advances in the field of minimally invasive surgery is justified. Nevertheless, it should not be used as a primary textbook, but as an adjunct to a fundamental general surgery textbook along with an operative anatomy textbook.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781771986
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

GENERAL TOPICS: The Dominant Role of Endoscopy in Gastrointestinal Surgery / Patient Selection & Practical Considerations in Surgical Endoscopy
TOOLS OF THE TRADE: New Technology in Endoscopy / New & Evolving Laparoscopic Instrumentation / Imaging Systems in Minimally Invasive Surgery / Surgical Robotics / Simulators & Simulation
Benign Disorders
Gastroesophageal Reflux
: Anatomic & Physiologic Tests of Esophageal Function / Endoluminal Treatments of GERD / Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication / Laparoscopic Partial Fundoplications / Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery: Esophageal Lengthening Procedures / Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery: Reoperations at the Esophageal Hiatus / Laparoscopic Repair of Paraesophageal Hernias
Motility Disorders: Esophageal Achalasia / Other Esophageal Motility Disorders & Diverticula
Premalignant & Malignant Diseases: Endoscopy for Diagnosis, Screening & Staging of Premalignant & Malignant Diseases of the Esophagus / Laparoscopy & Laparoscopic Ultrasound for Staging Foregut Cancers / Endoscopic Therapies for Barrett's Esophagus / Laparoscopic Transhiatal Esophagectomy: Resection for Curative Intent / A Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Method for Resection of Esophageal Cancer with Curative Intent / Endoscopic Palliation of Unresectable Cancers of the Esophagus
Benign Disorders
: Flexible Endoscopy for Diagnosis & Treatment of Benign Gastric Disorders / Laparoscopic Treatment of Benign Gastric Disease
Premalignant & Malignant Diseases: Endoscopic Diagnosis, Staging & Resection of Premalignant & Malignant Gastric Disease / Resection of Nonadenomatous Gastric Tumors / Laparoscopic Resection for Gastric Adenocarcinoma
Surgery for Morbid Obesity: Restrictive Procedures for Morbid Obesity / Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass / Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch & Sleeve Gastrectomy
DISEASES OF THE LIVER & BILIARY TRACT: Endoscopy of Bile & Pancreatic Duct / Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy / Surgery of the Extrahepatic Bile Ducts / Bile Duct Injury / Nonresective Treatment of Liver Tumors / Liver Resection
DISEASES OF THE PANCREAS & SPLEEN: Endoscopic Techniques for Staging & Palliation of Pancreatic Masses / Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Management of Pseudocysts & Pancreatitis / Laparoscopic Pancreatic Surgery / Laparoscopic Surgery of the Spleen
ENDOCRINE DISORDERS: Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy / Endoscopic Approaches to the Thyroid & Parathyroid Glands
DISEASES OF THE SMALL & LARGE BOWEL: The Endoscopic Diagnosis of Small Intestinal Diseases / Laparoscopic Treatment of Diseases of the Small Bowel / Flexible Endoscopy of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract / Appendectomy / Laparoscopic Surgery for Benign Diseases of the Colon / Laparoscopic Resection for Carcinoma of the Colon / Laparoscopic Resection for Carcinoma of the Rectum / Laparoscopic Enterostomies / Minimally Invasive Approaches to Anorectal Disorders
ABDOMEN & ABDOMINAL WALL: Exploratory Laparoscopy & Lysis of Adhesions / Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair (TAPP & TEP) / Laparoscopic Incisional & Ventral Hernia Repair
THORACIC SURGERY: Thoracoscopic Surgery of the Mediastinum & Esophagus / Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery for the General Surgeon
MISCELLANEOUS PROCEDURES: Laparoscopic Approaches to Vascular Disease / Pediatric Laparoscopy & Endoscopy / Diaphragmatic & Gastric Pacing / Laparoscopy & Endoscopy in Organ Transplant / Retroperitoneal Surgery / New Developments in Surgical Endoscopy: Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) / Hybrid NOTES Cholecystectomy

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