New thinking and advances in surgery have revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of common gynecologic conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, utero-vaginal prolapse, urinary incontinence, ovarian neoplasms, and adhesions. In treating these conditions, there is an increasing realization that fertility preservation should be a princi
PART I FUNDAMENTALS: Reconstructive and reproductive surgery: an introduction. Postoperative adhesions and their prevention. Principles and practice of electrosurgery. Principles for laparoscopic peritoneal access. Surgical dissection and anatomy of the female pelvis for the gynecologic surgeon. PART II GYNECOLOGIC CONDITIONS: Uterine anomalies. Treatment of leiomyoma. Laparoscopic evaluation of adnexal malignancies. Treatment of endometriosis associated with infertility. Treatment of endometriosis associated with pain. Invasive endometriosis: investigation and medical and surgical treatment. Surgical treatment of intraperitoneal adhesions. Surgical options for pelvic pain. Surgical treatment of urinary incontinence. Surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Abdominal surgery during pregnancy. Congenital anomalies of the female reproductive tract. Intractable neural pelvic pain. PART III PRESERVATION AND PROMOTION OF FERTILITY: Leiomyoma and infertility. Polycystic ovarian syndrome and ovarian drilling. Fallopian tube: physiology, pathophysiology, and occlusive conditions. Investigation of tubal and peritoneal causes of infertility. Reproductive surgery. General principles in preservation of fertility in gynecologic surgery. Preservation of fertility in gynecologic malignancy. Ovarian preservation.