Biomedical Engineering in Gastrointestinal Surgery is a combination of engineering and surgical experience on the role of engineering in gastrointestinal surgery. There is currently no other book that combines engineering and clinical issues in this field, while engineering is becoming more and more important in surgery. This book is written to a high technical level, but also contains clear explanations of clinical conditions and clinical needs for engineers and students. Chapters covering anatomy and physiology are comprehensive and easy to understand for non-surgeons, while technologies are put into the context of surgical disease and anatomy for engineers.
The authors are the two most senior members of the Institute for Minimally Invasive Interdisciplinary Therapeutic Interventions (MITI), which is pioneering this kind of collaboration between engineers and clinicians in minimally invasive surgery. MITI is an interdisciplinary platform for collaborative work of surgeons, gastroenterologists, biomedical engineers and industrial companies with mechanical and electronic workshops, dry laboratories and comprehensive facilities for animal studies as well as a fully integrated clinical "OR of the future".
- Written by the head of the Institute of Minimally Invasive Interdisciplinary Therapeutic Intervention (TUM MITI) which focusses on interdisciplinary cooperation in visceral medicine
- Provides medical and anatomical knowledge for engineers and puts technology in the context of surgical disease and anatomy
- Helps clinicians understand the technology, and use it safely and efficiently
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About the Author
Professor Feussner is a senior consultant surgeon who has been doing minimally invasive surgery for 30 years. He is a pioneer in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery which he introduced into clinical practice in 1989.
In 1999, Professor Feussner established the Institute for Minimally Invasive Interdisciplinary Therapeutic Interventions (MITI). He is the Secretary General of the Section for Computer and Telematic Assisted Surgery (CTAC) of the German Surgical Society since 2001 and of the German Society for Dysphagia (DGD). He is an Honorary Member of the Hungarian Society of Surgeons and other international surgical societies. He has authored more than 300 peer reviewed articles and holds 9 international patents.
Table of Contents
1. Surgery and biomedical engineering 2. Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract: specific considerations 3. Principles of gastrointestinal surgery 4. Preconditions of successful (gastrointestinal) surgery 5. Diagnostic procedures 6. Classical (open) surgery 7. Operative (surgical) laparoscopy 8. Interventional flexible endoscopy 9. Combined laparoscopic-endoscopic procedures and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) 10. Mechatronic support systems and robots 11. Future OR environment for visceral intervention 12. Tracking and Navigation Systems 13. Hospital Information Systems 14. Training and simulation