Expanded by 30% to explore the latest surgical approaches, techniques, equipment, and perspectives, this Second Edition leads surgeons through new applications in minimally invasive surgery, gynecology, urology, endoscopically-assisted plastic surgery, pediatric surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic procedures.
Part I GENERAL PRINCIPLES. 1 The Laparoscopic Revolution. 2 Patient Selection and Preparation. 3 Basic Equipment, Room Setup, and Patient Positioning. 4 Anesthetic Issues. 5 Access and Port Placement. 6 Hand-Assisted Approach. 7 Suturing and Knot Tying. 8 Instruments for Ligating, Tissue Approximation, Gluing, and Coagulation. 9 Ultrasonography. 10 Complications of Laparoscopic Surgery. 11 General Postoperative Care. 12 Skills Training. 13 Surgical Robots, Telesurgery, and Future Technologies. Part II APPLICATIONS FOR GENERAL SURGERY. 14 Diagnostic Laparoscopy. 15 Laparoscopy in the Evaluation of Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Malignancies. 16 Liver Surgery. 17 Ventral Hernia Repair. 18 Triaging for Trauma. 19 Cholecystectomy. 20 Common Bile Duct Stones. 21 Biliary Bypass. 22 Gastrostomy and Jejunostom.y 23 Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernias. 24 Nissen Fundoplication. 25 Heller Myotomy. 26 Peptic Ulcer Disease. 27 Gastrectomy. 28 Inguinal Hernias. 29 Appendectomy. 30 Colorectal Surgery. 31 Splenectomy. 32 Adrenalectomy. 33 Pancreatic Surgery. PART III APPLICATIONS FOR SURGICAL SUBSPECIALTIES. 34 Gynecology. 35 Urological Procedures. 36 Minimally Invasive Vascular Surgery. 37 Endoscopic Plastic Surgery. 38 Pediatric Surgery. 39 Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery. 40 Esophagectomy. 41 Obesity Surgery: Roux-en-Y and Gastric Band Procedures. 42 Minimally Invasive Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery: A Brief Overview. Index