This third edition has been extensively updated to provide the gynecologic surgeon with a state-of-the-art and practical resource that can be used to review or learn about commonly performed surgical procedures in minimally invasive gynecology. To meet the needs of both novice and experienced surgeons, the text is engineered to cover the clinical decision-making, key instrumentation, and technical cascade for each surgical procedure. Wherever possible, discussion is focused on methods to optimize outcome and reduce risk. The content in this latest edition has been substantially bolstered by the addition of chapters covering vaginal hysterectomy, tissue retrieval in laparoscopic surgery, single port laparoscopy, robotic hysterectomy, robotic myomectomy, robotic sacralcolpopexy, radical robotic hysterectomy, and hemostatic agents for laparoscopic surgery.
Patient preparation. The art of the competent surgeon: anatomy and surgical dissection. Instrumentation and equipment. Anesthesia in laparoscopy. Creation of pneumoperitoneum and trocar insertion techniques. Energy systems in laparoscopy. Laparoscopic suturing. Laparoscopic tubal sterilization. Laparoscopic surgery for adhesions. Ectopic pregnancy. Laparoscopic management of the adnexal mass. Laparoscopic myomectomy. Non surgical options for treatment of uterine fibroids. Tissue retrieval in laparoscopic surgery. Surger for endometriosis. Vaginal hysterectomy and adnexectomy technique. Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH). Total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). Retroperitoneal dissection of the pelvic sidewall. Lower urinary tract endoscopy. Laparoscopic paravaginal repair and Burch urethropexy. Midurethral sling procedures for stress urinary incontinence. Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy and cervicopexy. Laparoscopic uterosacral ligament suspension. Laparoscopy in children and adolescent patients. Endoscopic diagnosis and correction of malformations of female genitalia. Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS) Surgery. Laparoscopic bowel surgery. Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy. Laparoscopic and robotic-assisted laparoscopic lymphadenectomy in Gynecologic Oncology. Robotics: The clinical nuts and bolts to applications in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Robotic hysterectomy. Robotic myomectomy. Robotic sacrocolpopexy. Robotically-assisted radical hysterectomy. Hemostatic agents in laparoscopic surgery. Complications of laparoscopic surgery.