Nezhat's Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy / Edition 3

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This book catalogs the full spectrum of minimally invasive procedures in gynecology, oncology, and infertility treatment. High-quality color pictures supplement many of the presentations. The book covers subjects as varied as endometriosis, urinary incontinence, infertility, ovarian cancer, and appendiceal disease. It also discusses general surgical laparoscopic issues and the management of complications during laparoscopy. The three editors have pioneered some of the most important laparoscopic procedures used today, and their work has opened up the video laparoscopy field for surgeons worldwide. The contributors have extensive experience in laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. Many of them have established some of the surgical techniques discussed.
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Gladys Tse, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This gynecologic laparoscopy and hysteroscopy book contains chapters appropriate for residents as well as advanced information sophisticated enough for those at the attending level to enhance their surgical skills.
Purpose: The purpose is to summarize the full spectrum of laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures performed in the different subspecialties of obstetrics/gynecology. It also attempts to provide a summary of evidence-based data to support various techniques over others. These are most certainly worthy objectives, and the book meets them well.
Audience: By its very nature, the book is aimed at a more surgically sophisticated audience and is written in a way that presumes a certain level of surgical skill. It would be appropriate for senior residents, fellows, or attendings. The authors are certainly leaders in this field and credible.
Features: This book covers a wide range of topics, such as basic and advanced hysteroscopy, minimally invasive surgery for infertility, oncologic procedures, and robotic surgery. It is diverse but detailed enough to be used as an academic resource. It contains many excellent photos, and cites numerous recent and applicable articles to support the data it presents. The complications section is a bit brief, and weakens the book as a whole, since the intended readers would be most concerned with this topic.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive and useful book that will add depth to any academic center's library and serve its residents and staff well. The accuracy of its information is well documented in the relevancy of its references. The book does an excellent job of summarizing the available evidence-based studies, which I have not seen done in other books on laparoscopy/minimally invasive surgery.
From the Publisher
"This is a comprehensive and useful book that will add depth to any academic center's library and serve its residents and staff well. The accuracy of its information is well documented in the relevancy of its references. The book does an excellent job of summarizing the available evidence-based studies, which I have not seen done in other books on laparoscopy/minimally invasive surgery."
--Doody's Review Service

"A number of chapters provide clear descriptions of techniques with illustrative diagrams. In particular, wonderful chapters describe techniques by authors who are obviously exceptionally skilled and who generously dispense pearls of wisdom. Among these are the discussions on hysterectomy, minimally invasive slings, ectopic pregnancy, myomectomy, and endometriosis. Excellent narratives are provided for the gynecologic oncologist and the urogynecologist."
--Journal of the American Medical Association

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521862493
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Camran Nezhat is Clinical Adjunct Professor of Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery and Fellowship Director of the Center for Special Minimally Invasive Surgery at Stanford University Medical School. He has served as President of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. He is co-author of Advanced Management and Surgical Techniques (1995) and has published articles in numerous journals.

Dr Farr Nezhat is Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He was formerly Clinical Professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Stanford University School of Medicine and in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. He is co-author of Advanced Management and Surgical Techniques (1995) and has published articles in numerous journals.

Dr Ceana Nezhat is Director of the Nezhat Medical Center in Atlanta and Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is co-author of Advanced Management and Surgical Techniques (1995) and has published articles in multiple journals, including the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fertility and Sterility, and the Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

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Table of Contents

Foreword; 1. Introduction; 2. Equipment; 3. Anesthesia; 4. Laparoscopic trocar access; 5. Laparoscopic suturing; 6. Intraperitoneal and retroperitoneal anatomy; 7. Fertility: 7.1. Frontiers in fertility; 7.2. Assessment of the endometrial cavity in the patient with infertility; 7.3. Ultrasound egg recovery; 7.4. Ultrasonography and the embryo transfer; 7.5. Salpingostomy and salpingectomy TBD; 8. Hysteroscopy: 8.1. Evaluation and management of the uterine septum; 8.2. Intrauterine adhesions: hysteroscopic evaluation and treatment; 8.3 Hysteroscopic myomectomy; 8.4. Hysteroscopic tubal cannulation; 8.5. Hysteroscopic sterilization; 8.6. Global endometrial ablation; 9. Management of adnexal masses: 9.1. The adnexal mass; 9.2. Ovarian cystectomy; 9.3. Laparoscopic operations on the ovary; 9.4. Management of the ectopic pregnancy; 9.5. Management of tubo-ovarian abcesses; 9.6. Surgical management of polycystic ovarian syndrome; 9.7. Ovarian remnant; 10. Endometriosis: 10.1. The pathogenesis of endometriosis; 10.2. Thoracic endometriosis; 11. Laparoscopic adhesiolysis; 12. Leiomyomas: 12.1. Laparoscopic myomectomy; 12.2. Uterine fibroid embolization; 13. Hysterectomy: 13.1. Laparoscopy and hysterectomy; 13.2. Laparoscopic excision of rudimentary uterine horn; 14. Pelvic floor: 14.1. Laparoscopic burch colposuspension; 14.2. Minimally invasive slings; 14.3. Laparoscopic vaginal vault suspension; 14.4. Laparoscopic urethral suspension, repair of cystourethrocele and vesicovaginal fistula; 14.5. Laparoscopic rectovaginal fistula repair; 14.6. Laparoscopic assisted neovaginoplasty; 15. Uterosacral transection and ablation; 16. Gynecologic Malignancy: 16.1. Introduction; 16.2. Laparoscopic lymphadenectomy; 16.3. Laparoscopic sentinel lymph node identification in cervical cancer; 16.4. Schauta radical vaginal hysterectomy and total laparoscopic radical hysterectomy; 16.5. Laparoscopy for endometrial cancer; 16.6. Laparoscopic management of early ovarian cancer; 16.7. Second-look surgery for gynecologic malignancy; 16.8. Port site metastasis and pneumoperitoneum; 17. Laparoscopy in the pregnant patient; 18. Minimal access pediatric surgery; 19. Laparoscopic vascular surgery in 2006; 20. Complications in laparoscopy: 20.1. Laparoscopic major vascular injury; 20.2. Complications: ureter; 20.3. Laparoscopic treatment of gastrointestinal endometriosis; 21. Additional procedures for pelvic surgeons: 21.1. Cystoscopy; 21.2. Intraoperative sigmoidoscopy in gynecologic surgery; 21.3. Appendectomy; 22. Laparoscopy simulators for training basic surgical skills, tasks, and procedures; 23. Robot-assisted laparoscopy: 23.1. Computer assisted surgery and surgical robotics: past, present and future; 23.2. Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery: the evolving role of robotics.
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