Laparoscopic Surgery: A Colloquium

Hardcover | November 20, 1998

EditorRonald C. Merrell, R.M. Olson

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This work is derived from the International Symposium on Advanced Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery, reknowned for being a comprehensive program that brings together international leaders in the field to discuss the current state of practice, the emerging possibilities and the future directions for research. The program focuses on the experiences in large series which have set the standard of practice and won acceptance for laparo-endoscopic surgery in recent years; the panelists and lecturers span the field from concept to realization. The program also addresses the evaluation process by which innovations should be judged in the interest of safety, clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness to improve the delivery of surgical care in the world. The symposium clebrates the firm establishment of laparo-endoscopic surgery and the promise of the future. Together, members of the panel outline future innovations that will change the practice of laparoscopic surgery, showcasing the future of robotics, virtual reality, telesurgery, needlescopic surgery, minimally-invasive breast surgery, cryotherapy and live donor nephrectomy. Highlights include contributions by John Hunter (Endo-Gastric Surgery), Dana Anderson (Repair Common Bile Duct Injury), Jack Jackimowicz (European Laparoscopic Hernia Multi-Institutional Study), Alfred Cuschieri and John Flowers (Role of Clinical Trial for New Procedures).

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This work is derived from the International Symposium on Advanced Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery, reknowned for being a comprehensive program that brings together international leaders in the field to discuss the current state of practice, the emerging possibilities and the future directions for research. The program focuses on the experien...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:343 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:November 20, 1998

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ISBN - 10:0387983961

ISBN - 13:9780387983967

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SECTION 1: BILIARY SURGERY: 1. Avoidance in Complications in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy; 2. Common Duct Stones: Endoscopic Extraction or Laparoscopic Management; 3. Techniques and Results of Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration; 4. Operative Strategy for Acute Cholecystitis and Other Situations; 5. Bile Duct Injuries; SECTION II: GASTRIC AND ESOPHAGEAL SURGERY: 6. Endo-Gastric Surgery; 7. Anatomy and Clinical Outcomes in Surgery for Esophageal Reflux; 8. Pathophysiology of Esophageal Reflux; 9. Technique of Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication; 10. Laparoscopic Esophageal Surgery in Achalasia; 11. Laparoscopic Transhiatal Esophagectomy; 12. Laparoscopic Ulcer Surgery; 13. Laparoscopic Band Plication for the Treatment of the Morbidly Obese; SECTION III: OTHER ABDOMINAL PROCEDURES: 14. In Search of a Role for Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair; 15. Laparoscopic Splenectomy; 17. Evaluation and Technique of Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy; 18. Laparoscopic Feeding Tube Placement; 19. Live Donor Nephrectomy; SECTION IV: EDUCATION AND TRAINING: 20. The Yale Curriculum for Laparoscopic Surgery; 21. Current Status of Virtual Reality Surgical Simulators; 22. Problem Based Learning: The