Abdominal Access in Open and Laparoscopic Surgery

The book concludes with a summary of prospectiveimprovements in instrumentation and videoscopy that will continueto expand the boundaries of minimal access surgery.

Author: Edmund K. M. Tsoi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471133523

Category: Medical

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This practical reference provides a broad comparison of access andexposure in open and minimal access surgery that bridges the gapbetween conventional and laparoscopic techniques while analyzingthe advantages and disadvantages of each. Abdominal Access in Open and Laparoscopic Surgery integrates adiscussion of basic surgical concepts with a survey of evolving newtechnologies and techniques. It provides a comprehensive overviewof classic surgical incisions, established minimal accessalternatives, and the emerging state of the art--gaslesslaparoscopy with subcutaneous lift systems and planar liftingdevices. Over 90 photographs--many in color--and numerous linedrawings clearly illustrate operative techniques and procedures.The indications for, and potential complications of, each techniqueare discussed within the context of standard surgical proceduressuch as cholecystectomy, appendectomy, gastrostomy, andherniorrhaphy. The book concludes with a summary of prospectiveimprovements in instrumentation and videoscopy that will continueto expand the boundaries of minimal access surgery. Individual chapters cover such topics as: * Surgical incisions * Techniques of CO2 pneumoperitoneum * Low pressure pneumoperitoneum * Alternatives to and complications of CO2 pneumoperitoneum * Subcutaneous lift system (SCLS) for laparoscopic surgery * Laparoscopic procedures using the planar lifting technique * Pros and cons of gasless laparoscopy With its detailed coverage of both fundamental concepts andadvanced technologies, Abdominal Access in Open and LaparoscopicSurgery is an ideal resource and an indispensable guide for allpracticing surgeons and surgical residents.
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Textbook of Practical Laparoscopic Surgery

This comprehensive guide brings surgeons fully up to date with the latest procedures in laparoscopic surgery.

Author: R. K. Mishra

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9789350259412

Category: Medical

Page: 618

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Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique whereby a small incision is made in the abdomen allowing a surgeon to look inside the body and perform certain operations. This comprehensive guide brings surgeons fully up to date with the latest procedures in laparoscopic surgery. Beginning with an introduction to the technique (equipment, sterilisation, dissection, suturing and anaesthesia), the following sections discuss general surgical procedures, gynaecological procedures, paediatric laparoscopy and laparoscopic urology. Each section describes numerous different procedures, with the final chapters discussing complications, training, robotic surgery, the future of laparoscopic surgery and more. This new edition includes more than 1220 colour images and illustrations and a DVD depicting surgical procedures. Key points Comprehensive, fully updated guide to laparoscopic surgery Discusses numerous procedures in general, gynaecological, paediatric and urological laparoscopic surgery More than 1220 colour images and illustrations Includes DVD of laparoscopic surgery procedures Previous edition published in 2009
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Single Access Laparoscopic Surgery

This book analyzes the use of SALS for different indications and abdominal surgical procedures based on a careful literature review of the experience of the most important surgical teams employing this approach and also the authors’ ...

Author: Giusto Pignata

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319069296

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Single-access laparoscopic surgery (SALS), performed using a single transumbilical access, has recently proved to bring advantages over other forms of laparoscopic surgery due to the reduction in the number of incisions and the consequent decrease in morbidity, less blood loss and postoperative pain. Furthermore, cosmesis may be improved because incision within the umbilicus renders surgery virtually scarless. Nevertheless, as with all new surgical concepts, questions may be raised regarding safety, usefulness and appropriateness. This book analyzes the use of SALS for different indications and abdominal surgical procedures based on a careful literature review of the experience of the most important surgical teams employing this approach and also the authors’ personal observations. The coverage is broad, encompassing, for example, the role of SALS in appendectomy, repair of abdominal wall defects, cholecystectomy, gastric surgery, nephrectomy, splenectomy, hemicolectomy and pancreatic, liver and gynecological surgery.
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Laparoscopic Entry

This book illustrates, through the presentation of techniques, methods, photos, images, drawings and pictures, all the possible methods of laparoscopic entry for endoscopic surgeons, either for laparoscopy or for robotics.

Author: Andrea Tinelli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0857299808

Category: Medical

Page: 308

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Laparoscopic Entry: Traditional Methods, New Insights And Novel Approaches discusses traditional methods of laparoscopic surgery, new devices, laparoscopic entry in difficult patients, robotic assisted surgery access, single port entry, gasless access, transvaginal entry and natural orifice surgery. This book illustrates, through the presentation of techniques, methods, photos, images, drawings and pictures, all the possible methods of laparoscopic entry for endoscopic surgeons, either for laparoscopy or for robotics. Laparoscopic Entry: Traditional Methods, New Insights And Novel Approaches describes problems and criticisms of each method and highlights common and rare complications.Written by experts in the field, this book also includes tips and tricks, which can be tailored to each patient, making it a valuable reference tool for gynecologists, urologists, vascular and general surgeons.
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Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

It frequently offers a more rapid recovery for the patient, less postoperative pain, and a quicker return to work and normal activities. (LapSurg.org). This concise guide discusses the latest procedures in laparoscopic hernia repair.

Author: R. K. Mishra

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9789350258729

Category: Medical

Page: 268

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Laparoscopic hernia repair is a relatively new surgical technique to fix tears in the abdominal wall using small incisions, a patch and special cameras to view inside the body. It frequently offers a more rapid recovery for the patient, less postoperative pain, and a quicker return to work and normal activities. (LapSurg.org). This concise guide discusses the latest procedures in laparoscopic hernia repair. Beginning with chapters on the history of hernia, imaging and equipment, the following sections discuss surgical procedures for different types of hernia. Nearly 400 colour images and illustrations are included, as well as two DVD ROMs demonstrating different laparoscopic procedures and discussing potential complications. Key points Guide to latest procedures in laparoscopic hernia repair Covers techniques for different types of hernia Nearly 400 colour images and illustrations Includes DVD ROMs demonstrating procedures and discussing complications
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Recent Advances in Minimal Access Surgery 2

In many cases, minimally invasive surgery also offers a higher accuracy rate compared to traditional open surgery. Part of the Recent Advances series, this volume is a comprehensive guide to the latest advances in minimal access surgery.

Author: Subhash Khanna

Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers

ISBN: 9789389776805

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Minimal access surgery is completed with one or more small incisions instead of a large incision. The surgeon passes a telescope with a video camera through a small incision into a body cavity. The surgeon then views the surgery on a TV monitor. Minimally invasive surgery offers patients several benefits such as smaller incisions, faster recovery times, reduced pain and scarring. In many cases, minimally invasive surgery also offers a higher accuracy rate compared to traditional open surgery. Part of the Recent Advances series, this volume is a comprehensive guide to the latest advances in minimal access surgery. Divided into 18 sections, the book covers minimal access surgery for many conditions, predominantly different types of cancer such as rectal carcinoma, biliary cancer, neuroendocrine tumours, cancer of the oesophagus, and gastric cancer. Other topics include rectal prolapse, gastric bypass, super obesity and weight-loss surgery, and novel diagnostics for small bowel disease. The highly illustrated text features more than 160 clinical photographs and figures to assist learning. Key points Second volume in Recent Advances in Minimal Access Surgery series Covers surgical procedures for a multitude of cancers and other disorders Highly illustrated with more than 160 clinical photographs and figures Volume 1 (9789352709830) published in 2019
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Surgical Techniques in Rectal Cancer

This book describes the various procedures, including surgery through the abdominal wall, through a transanal access or by the union of both, using an open, laparoscopic, or robotic approach.

Author: Giovanni Dapri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9784431555797

Category: Medical

Page: 603

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This book describes the various procedures, including surgery through the abdominal wall, through a transanal access or by the union of both, using an open, laparoscopic, or robotic approach. Worldwide pioneers for each technique are invited as authors and portray in step-by-step detail about each procedure. Of the 32 chapters, 23 are dedicated only for the surgical procedures. Each chapter is enriched by numerous figures, which complement the text, permitting the understanding of each surgical technique from its beginning until the last step. Eight additional chapters are dedicated to the clinical and anatomical aspects of rectal cancer. In the last decade there has been an impressive evolution in the treatment of patients with rectal cancer, with a focus not only on the preservation of a cancer-free life, but the quality of that life. This book has been written to be useful for everyone involved in rectal cancer management. From internists, gastroenterologists, endoscopists, oncologists, radiotherapists and radiologists involved in the treatment of rectal cancer during their daily practice, to surgeons specialized in colorectal surgery, to junior faculty to trainees, all interested in new and innovative techniques.
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Controversies in Laparoscopic Surgery

2.2.2 Choice of Access The need to perforate the abdominal wall in order to perform a laparoscopic procedure will probably ... injury in one surgeon's life, we favor open laparoscopy as the routine method of gaining abdominal access.

Author: Ahmad Assalia

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540309642

Category: Medical

Page: 444

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There are numerous textbooks detailing almost every aspect of the different laparoscopic procedures. However, in this era of evidence-based medicine, a text focusing on the controversies – from the laparoscopic as well as the general surgeon's point of view – is missing. This book is not intended to be yet another textbook of laparoscopy; instead, its main purpose is to address unsettled issues of controversy. This will significantly enhance evidence-based knowledge of this developing field, stimulate thinking and discussions in rounds and meetings, assist surgeons in their decision making and stimulate further research. This book is not aimed only at laparoscopic surgeons – with their steadily increasing number – but also at general surgeons and surgical trainees. It will define and sharpen points of controversy by internationally recognized authors, and thus provide 'state of the art' quality to each topic.
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Surgery Morning Report Beyond the Pearls E Book

Minimally invasive techniques include laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, endoscopic surgery, and natural orifice surgery. GAINING OPEN ABDOMINAL ACCESS One of the keys to any successful operation is adequate exposure of the ...

Author: Austin D. Williams

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323597609

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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Surgery Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls is a case-based reference that covers the key material included on the USMLE Step 2 and Step 3, as well as the surgery clerkship. Focusing on the practical information you need to know, it teaches how to analyze a clinical vignette in the style of a morning report conference, sharpening your clinical decision-making skills and helping you formulate an evidence-based approach to realistic patient scenarios. Each case has been carefully chosen and covers scenarios and questions frequently encountered on the Surgery boards, shelf exams, and clinical practice, integrating both basic science and clinical pearls. "Beyond the Pearls" tips and secrets (all evidence-based with references) provide deep coverage of core material. "Morning Report"/"Grand Rounds" format begins with the chief complaints to the labs, relevant images, and includes a "pearl" at the end of the case. Questions are placed throughout the case to mimic practical decision making both in the hospital and on the board exam. Written and edited by experienced teachers and clinicians; each case has been reviewed by board certified attending/practicing physicians.
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Complications in Surgery

... aspect of all laparoscopic operations . In addition , it is important to convert to an open operation whenever there is any question about the ability to continue safely . ... Abdominal access complications in laparoscopic surgery .

Author: Michael W. Mulholland

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781753163

Category: Medical

Page: 826

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This volume offers authoritative, evidence-based recommendations for preventing and managing complications in all current general surgery procedures. The opening sections discuss institutional risk management issues and risks common to all operations, such as wound healing problems, infection, shock, and complications in immunosuppressed patients. Subsequent sections focus on complications of specific procedures in thoracic, vascular, gastric, endocrine, breast, and oncologic surgery, as well as organ transplantation and pediatric surgery. For each procedure, the authors discuss surgical goals, expected outcomes, preoperative identification of risk factors, intraoperative technique, and postoperative risk. Numerous decision-making algorithms, drawings of techniques, and tables complement the text.
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Buchwald s Atlas of Metabolic Bariatric Surgical Techniques and Procedures

Access to the abdominal cavity can be gained by traditional open incisional surgery and standard laparoscopic techniques, as well as by mini-laparotomy (micro-orifice) or hybrid open/ laparoscopic approaches and natural orifice ...

Author: Henry Buchwald

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781416031062

Category: Medical

Page: 377

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Buchwald's Atlas of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgical Techniques and Procedures, by leading authority Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, is the first pictorial atlas that demonstrates today's full range of open and laparoscopic bariatric procedures, as well as concurrent surgeries such as hernia repair and tubal ligation. Hundreds of high-quality photographs and illustrations show you how to achieve the best outcomes and manage any complications that may arise. You'll find coverage of such hot new approaches as laparoscopic electrode placement, alternative open electrode placement, laparoscopic vagal pacing, and alternative open vagal pacing. At www.expertconsult.com you can reference the complete text and illustrations from any computer or mobile device. See how to perform today's full range of open and laparoscopic techniques, as well as concurrent surgeries such as hernia repair and tubal ligation, by viewing hundreds of step-by-step photographs and illustrations. Master hot new procedures such as laparoscopic electrode placement, alternative open electrode placement, laparoscopic vagal pacing, and alternative open vagal pacing. Obtain the best results and avoid complications with expert tips and recommendations from Dr. Henry Buchwald, who has chaired or presided over the Surgical Council of the American College of Nutrition, the Central Surgical Association, the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, and other leading organizations. Reference the complete text and illustrations from any computer or mobile device at www.expertconsult.com. Master all types of bariatric surgeries, as well as concurrent and revisional surgeries with step-by-step visual guidance.
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Development of a Liquid Drug Delivery Payload for Modular Wireless Incorporeal Robots for Laparoscopic Surgery

Minimally invasive abdominal surgery (laparoscopy) is performed using long, slender instruments inserted through multiple small incisions in the patient's abdominal wall.

Author: Jacob Kunowski

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:776218817

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Minimally invasive abdominal surgery (laparoscopy) is performed using long, slender instruments inserted through multiple small incisions in the patient's abdominal wall. This results in less post--operative pain, shorter hospital stays, and a quicker return to normal activities for the patient compared to conventional open surgery; however, the use of small entry incisions provides only limited access to the surgical site compared to conventional open surgery. Robotic systems have been developed that overcome some limitations with laparoscopic surgery. The systems, however, are very high cost, provide limited benefit to the patient, and do not completely address limited access issues and the need for multiple incisions. New techniques, such as single--port laparoscopic and natural orifice surgery, reduce the number of entry incisions but still provide only limited access to the surgical site. An innovative solution that potentially overcomes both limitations is to insert miniature robotic assistants entirely inside the abdominal cavity through a single incision where they can be readily relocated as needed. Previous work has demonstrated that a family of fixed--base and modular, wireless, intracorporeal, mobile robots can successfully monitor physiological conditions, perform biopsies, staple and clamp tissue, and provide visual feedback within the abdominal cavity. Current robots do not have the ability to store or dispense liquids such as hemostatic agents. The use of hemostatic agents, such as fibrin sealants, instead of mechanical or electrical means of hemostasis alleviates the extensive training required for laparoscopic suturing, the nerve damage accompanying staples or tacks, and the need for a relatively large energy source for electrocautery tools and harmonic scalpels. An incorporeal robot capable of carrying and delivering liquids would combine the advantages of incorporeal mobile robots and liquid hemostatic agents. The main focus of this thesis is the development of a liquid delivery payload for a family of incorporeal robotic assistants. Included in this development is a method for mixing two liquids stored inside the robot as they are dispensed, which is needed for dual compound liquids such as fibrin sealants. Finally, two improvements to the design of the control electronics are presented that allow for more rapid robot deployment and provide the ability for point of use changes to the embedded control software.
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Advanced Vaginal Surgery

When abdominal access: Open the abdomen or laparoscopic surgery: • When LNR is required • BSO is not possible vaginally • Vaginal hysterectomy fails • Complication indicates. However, the word “cancer” is more than sufficient for ...

Author: Shirish S Sheth

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9789352700172

Category: Medical

Page: 185

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Gynaecological disorders are often treated through minimally invasive laparoscopic, or open abdominal access surgery, rather than through vaginal surgery. This book is a guide to vaginal hysterectomy for gynaecologists. Divided into seven sections, each further sub-divided into a series of case studies, topics cover vaginal hysterectomy in different disorders and circumstances, including uterine debulking, patients who have previously had a caesarean section, previous uterine surgery, adnexal pathology, nullipara, and endometrial cancer. The final section describes special cases. Authored by an internationally recognised team of experts in the field, the text is further enhanced by clinical photographs and diagrams. Key points Guide to vaginal hysterectomy (VH) for gynaecologists Presented as a series of case studies describing VH procedures for different disorders and circumstances Includes section on special cases Internationally recognised author team
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Bonney s Gynaecological Surgery

laparoscopic radical hysterectomy with aortic and pelvic lymphadenectomy 297–299 laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy 184–185 ... 54 vaginectomy 81 laparoscopic ureteroneocystotomy 340–341, 342 laparoscopy 45–54 abdomen access 46 anaesthesia 48 ...

Author: Tito Lopes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119266921

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Surgery is a core element of the clinical practice of gynaecology. Bonney's Gynaecological Surgery has been a firm favourite for gynaecological surgical practice since 1911. Specifically tailored for trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology, the text focuses on the most commonly performed procedures. The 12th edition will include a colour photo section. With greater emphasis on fundamental clinical skills and major updates on laparoscopic and robotic surgery, this classic text will be brought right up to date for the current trainee or junior consultant physician. Each chapter follows a consistent plan, guiding the reader through each procedure from anatomy and indications to post-op considerations and complications. The text is also accompanied by surgical illustrations of unparalleled quality, ensuring that this volume will remain a valuable resource for all clinicians specializing in gynaecological surgery.
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Recent Advances in Minimal Access Surgery

Gynaecol Endosc. 2001;10:335-42. Pickersgill A, Slade RJ, Falconer GF, et al. Open laparoscopy: the way forward. BJOG. 1999;106:116-9. Neudecker J, Sauerland S, Neugebauer E, et al. The European Association for Endoscopic Surgery ...

Author: Subhash Khanna

Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers

ISBN: 9789352709830

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Complications in Surgery and Trauma

When an open access technique is used, careful visualization and identification of all layers of the abdominal wall ... Choice of Access Technique Most large series examining laparoscopic access injuries do not differentiate between the ...

Author: Stephen M. Cohn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420015214

Category: Medical

Page: 688

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The only in-depth source to focus specifically on surgical complications, this reference provides practical information on the incidence, management, and avoidance of complications encountered during and after surgical procedures. Spanning the vast array of complications related to a wide variety of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative events such as organ transplant, amputations, nerve and fracture repair, wound repair, and skin grafting, this guide offers detailed guidance and techniques to recognize and control complications in the operating room, emergency ward, and intensive care unit.
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Alexander s Care of the Patient in Surgery E Book

From its origins in gynecologic surgery, laparoscopy has evolved from a minimally invasive technique used primarily for ... The general progression of a laparoscopic procedure includes: (1) gaining abdominal access, (2) establishing ...

Author: Jane C. Rothrock

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323189064

Category: Medical

Page: 1248

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Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery is the most dependable source for comprehensive perioperative information. Well-known author and educator, Jane C. Rothrock, continues to provide step-by-step instructions for over 400 surgical procedures, including many minimally invasive methods, all backed by the latest research. More than 1,000 full-color illustrations and photos depict current techniques, as well as surgical anatomy and instrumentation. This edition adds cutting-edge information to reflect new concepts for both invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, whether the location is in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or doctor’s office.
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Farquharson s Textbook of Operative General Surgery 9Ed

The positioning of ports is as important in laparoscopic surgery as the choice of the optimum incision in open surgery ... All principles to achieve intra-abdominal access by division of adhesions and the development of embryological ...

Author: Margaret Farquharson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780340814963

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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First published in 1954, Farquharson's Textbook of Operative General Surgery has become firmly established as a classic textbook for trainee surgeons throughout the world. Basic surgical techniques, including the reasons for their application, are discussed. General surgical operations are described and the indications for them are covered. Techniques are described in sufficient detail to allow a surgeon who has limited experience of a particular operation to proceed with confidence and safety. The text is thus also valuable for surgeons practising in smaller hospitals worldwide where specialised advice may not otherwise be available. This ninth edition has been fully updated with many chapters entirely rewritten. New contributing authors in the subspecialties of general surgery bring their own particular expertise to the book. Separate surgical specialties such as plastic, orthopaedic and urological surgery are covered in those areas where there is potential overlap with general surgery. Selected operative techniques in cardiothoracic, gynaecological and neurosurgery are also described as a general surgeon must occasionally operate in an emergency in the absence of the relevant surgical specialist. Advice from surgeons practising in other surgical disciplines has been extensively utilised in these sections. Key features: Fully revised edition of this classic text An unrivalled source of practical advice and information Covers all operations commonly performed by the general surgeon Practical coverage of trauma and emergencies in all surgical specialties Preserves the readable and accessible style so popular in earlier editions Illustrated throughout with over 650 high-quality operative line illustrations and photographs Combining the extensive experience of Margaret Farquharson, daughter of the original author, and Brendan Moran, both practising general surgeons at an acknowledged centre of teaching excellence, the ninth edition of Farquharsons will continue to be an essential addition to the bookshelves of trainee and practising surgeons everywhere.
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Video Atlas of Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery E Book

Hasson H: Open laparoscopy: A report of 150 cases, J Reprod Med 12:234, 1974. Dingfelder JR: Direct laparoscope trocar ... Philips PA, Amaral JF: Abdominal access complications in laparoscopic surgery, JAm Coll Surg 192:525–536, 2001.

Author: Constantine T. Frantzides

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781455738243

Category: Medical

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Video Atlas of Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery brings you the detailed visual guidance and unmatched expertise you need to master the most important and cutting-edge minimally invasive procedures and the treatment of unusual cases. Full-color photographs and narrated procedural videos online and on DVD lead you step by step through today’s most effective techniques. Tips and "secrets" from a veritable "who’s who" in the field equip you to deliver optimal results while minimizing or avoiding complications. Hone and expand your surgical skills by watching videos of Dr. Frantzides and other leading international experts performing advanced techniques. Visualize how to proceed by reviewing beautifully illustrated, full-color anatomic artwork which provides well-rendered representations of underlying structures, anatomy, and pathology. Prevent and plan for complications prior to a procedure thanks to a step-by-step approach to each procedure, complete with personal techniques and secrets from leading experts. Glean all essential, up-to-date, need-to-know information about minimally invasive techniques and "closed" procedures including laparoscopic Whipple procedure; revision for failed bariatric procedures; and avoiding and managing complications of single port procedures. Take it with you anywhere! Access the full text, video clips, and more online at expertconsult.com
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Advances in Laparoscopic Surgery

This book is intended to provide an overview of the most common procedures performed laparoscopically, as well as some recent advancements in the field.

Author: Arshad Malik

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789533079332

Category: Medical

Page: 150

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Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimal access surgery, has revolutionized the field of surgery over the past few years. It has gained worldwide popularity and acceptance by surgeons and patients alike. Minimal scarring, less pain, and shorter hospital stay are the main reasons behind the global appeal of this novel technique. There has been a tremendous improvement in the technique, as well as in the instruments. The technique has passed through the stages of simple laparoscopic surgery to advanced levels, where more complicated procedures are being successfully attempted. The recent introduction of robotic surgery is also gaining popularity, in additional to single port laparoscopic surgery (SILS), which can be scarless surgery. Most of the surgical procedures, which were considered contraindication for the laparoscopic approach, have eventually become the most common and acceptable indications today. This book is intended to provide an overview of the most common procedures performed laparoscopically, as well as some recent advancements in the field.
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