This text/atlas is a comprehensive guide to minimally invasive procedures in general surgery. Chapters are authored by world-renowned experts in this technology, who share their firsthand operative experience, emphasizing decision-making, anatomy, and key steps in the operations. The Third Edition features expanded sections on the esophagus, gastrointestinal tract, liver and biliary tract, pancreas and spleen, and small and large bowel, new sections on state-of-the-art surgical tools and bariatric surgery, and new chapters on esophageal lengthening, duodenal switch, and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). Full-color photographs and drawings complement the text throughout. Each chapter concludes with comments from the editors. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an image bank.The conversion rate, operative time, morbidity, and cost were greater in robotic cases. ... specimen length, number of lymph nodes, total time of surgery, length of stay, and return of bowel function did not differ between the two groups. ... Many urologists now consider robotic radical prostatectomy to be the gold standard.
|Title||:||Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery|
|Author||:||Nathaniel J. Soper, Lee L. Swanström, Steve Eubanks|
|Publisher||:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2008-10-01|