Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy: A Step-by-step Guide by Mahesh R. DesaiLaparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy: A Step-by-step Guide by Mahesh R. Desai

Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy: A Step-by-step Guide

byMahesh R. DesaiEditorArvind P. Ganpule

Hardcover | April 11, 2017

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This book explains the development of various laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) techniques, which can be performed via the retroperitoneal or the transperitoneal approach. It provides a step-by-step explanation of LDN, including details of intricacies such as port positioning, dissection steps, securing the hilum and retrieval. It also reviews new techniques like robotic donor nephrectomy and single-port donor nephrectomy. Lastly, it explores the non-technical but equally important issues of donor work-up and legal and social aspects.

LDN is a unique surgical procedure in which the surgeon operates on an individual who is not a patient but someone donating out of altruistic motives, and it has to be "zero error" for the safety of the graft, donor and the recipient. This handbook is a valuable resource for urologists, general and transplant surgeons as well as anesthesiologists and medical social workers working in the field.

Mahesh Desai obtained his MBBS (1966) and M.S. in General Surgery (1970) from B.J. Medical College, Pune University. He received fellowship (FRCS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of London and Edinburgh in 1973and FACS in 2015. He has held many national and international positions in the field of Urology such as: President, Urologic...
Title:Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy: A Step-by-step GuideFormat:HardcoverDimensions:178 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:April 11, 2017Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9811028478

ISBN - 13:9789811028472

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Table of Contents

1. The evolution of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Is it a gold standard?.- 2. General and urologic evaluation for a suitable living donor nephrectomy.- 3. Psychological and legal issues with laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.- 4. Anesthesia preparation during laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.- 5. Left side laparoscopic donor nephrectomy MRD.- 6. Right side laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.- 7. The hilar control: staplers/clips or otherwise.- 8. Retroperitoneal laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.- 9. "The LESS approach" in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.- 10. Robotic-assisted donor nephrectomy.- 11. Extraction incisions for laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.- 12. Trouble shooting in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.- 13. Open donor nephrectomy: Indications, technical aspects in the era of minimally invasive Surgery.

Editorial Reviews

"This book on donor nephrectomy covers the history and current state of the field, along with considerations for the procedure and step-by-step descriptions of laparoscopic, robotic, and open approaches to the operation. . The book is primarily targeted at surgeons who will perform donor nephrectomy. It will serve as a useful reference for other physicians and providers who participate in the care of these patients (nephrologists, anesthesiologists, and midlevel providers)." (Kelly M. Collins, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2017)