Despite the rising popularity of the minimally invasive laparoscopic option, open nephron-sparing surgery is still seen by many experts as the 'gold standard' for open surgery for kidney tumors and should remain the first choice for many patients. This challenges the idea that less-invasive therapies are always more desirable than open surgery. While laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery may be a more attractive option for treating small, easily accessible kidney tumors, for large tumors this is not always the case.
Nephron-sparing surgery is a outstanding text that analyses all forms of surgery, open or laparoscopic, as well as providing a backdrop on renal cell carcinoma in general, and the complications and outcomes following surgery that both surgeon and patient will face. Featuring 100 colour photos, the text includes chapters on:
Imaging renal masses: current status
Open nephron-sparing surgery for renal cell carcinoma
Minimally invasive approaches for renal cell carcinoma: an overview
Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
Controversies in nephron-sparing surgery
Renal cell carcinoma: long-term outcome following nephron-sparing surgery
Dr Sasidharan and Professor Soloway have created a superb text covering all aspects of nephron-sparing surgery that should provide excellent guidance for all those who are just beginning to perform nephron-sparing surgery or act as an aide-memoire for those familiar with nephron-sparing surgery.
Table of Contents
1. Nephron-sparing surgery: history and evolution 2. Surgical anatomy of kidney relevant to nephron-sparing surgery 3. Pathology of renal cell carcinoma 4. Imaging renal masses: current status 5. Hypothermia and renoprotective measures in nephron-sparing surgery 6. Open nephron-sparing surgery for renal cell carcinoma 7. Minimally invasive approaches for renal cell carcinoma: an overview 8. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy 9. Nephron-sparing surgery in non-mitotic conditions – an overview 10. Evaluation of energy sources used in nephron-sparing surgery 11. Controversies in nephron-sparing surgery 12. Renal cell carcinoma: long-term outcome following nephron-sparing surgery 13. Future directions in nephron-sparing surgery
Dr.K.Sasidharan, the President of the Urological Society of India, is currently the Professor and Chairman of the Division of Urology at Kasturba Medical College Manipal. Prior to his present assignment he was for varying periods, Associate Professor of Urology at Calicut Medical College, Professor and Head of the Department of Urology at Trivandrum Medical College, and Professor and Head of the Department of Urology and Dean of Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati. He had his early college education in St.Xavier’s College Calcutta and Jamiamilia, New Delhi. He obtained MBBS, MS (General Surgery) and MCh (Urology) from Calcutta, Delhi and Madras Universities respectively.
Dr.Sasidharan has been an active member of the Urological Society of India. He was elected to the Council of the Society twice. He was the Editor of the Indian Journal of Urology, the official organ of the Society for eight years. He was conferred many of the Society’s coveted honours such as Teacher Fellowship, Pinamaneni Oratorship and the Society’s President’s Gold Medal for the year 2000 for his contribution to Indian Urology.
He is a member of Boards of Study and Examination for MCh (Urology), Academic Councils and Thesis Adjudicator of many Indian Universities as well as a member of the National Board of Examination of India in Urology. He is an examiner of the Malaysian and Singapore Urological Board Exit examinations.
He has delivered several guest lectures and orations in India including the prestigious Dr.H.S.Bhat Oration, Dr.M.N. Sircar Oration , Dr.E.N.B. Sharma Oration, Dr.Subramanian Oration , Abdul Majeed Endowment Oration and G.S. Ramaiah Oration.
Professor K.Sasidharan has played a strategic role in Asian Urological activities. He is a member of the Executive Council of the Urological Association of Asia and has delivered Plenary Lectures , Master Lectures and conducted Operative Work-shops