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TitleLaparoscopic Surgery [electronic resource] : A Colloquium / edited by Ronald C. Merrell, Robert M. Olson
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1999
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-1408-3
Descript XVII, 326 p. online resource

SUMMARY

In May 1997 the Faculty of Surgery from the University of Athens and elsewhere gathered with colleagues in Athens for the third time in 6 years to continue our discussions on the progress, problems, realization, and future of laproscopic surgery. The topics were rather inclusive with regard to the issues that defined the field, and the assembled investigators, educaยญ tors, and clinicians brought a rich experience and clear vision of the field in the coming years. The decision had been made months before to collect our thoughts and experience as a colloquium of the state of laproscopic surgery in the tenth year following the report of Mouret on laparoscopic cholecyยญ stectomy, not as the proceedings of the specific meeting. At the end of a decade of mercurial advance, heated debate, professional turmoil, and very little science, it was clear that general surgery would never be the same. Laproscopic surgery is now fully established and requires accommodation in the curriculum, practice, and research of surgery for the foreseeable future. This book is called a colloquium on laparoscopy because it collects the thoughts of many workers in the form of consensus presentations. It is offered to any surgeon who is ready to survey this field with clear eyes, absent of emotion or hyperbole, in our evolution of a better standard of care for surgical patients


CONTENT

I Biliary Surgery -- 1 Avoidance of Complications in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy -- 2 Common Bile 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 Difficult Situations -- 5 Bile Duct Injuries -- II Gastric and Esophageal Surgery -- 6 Endogastric 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 Morbid Obesity -- III Other Abdominal Procedures -- 14 In Search of a Role for Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair -- 15 Laparoscopic Colectomy for Benign and Malignant Disease -- 16 Laparoscopic Splenectomy -- 17 Evaluation and Technique of Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy -- 18 Laparoscopic Placement of Feeding Tubes -- 19 Live Donor Nephrectomy -- IV Education and Training -- 20 The Yale Curriculum for Laparoscopic Surgery -- 21 Current Status of Virtual Reality Surgical Simulators -- 22 Problem-Based Learning: The Live Animal Model -- V Laparoscopic Surgery in the Future -- 23 Generalist versus Specialist in Laparoscopic Surgery -- 24 Beyond Laparoscopic Surgery: Robotics and Telepresence Surgery -- 25 Laparoscopic Surgery in the Elderly -- 26 Minimally Invasive Surgery in Breast Pathology -- 27 Ethical Problems Posed by Laparoscopic Surgery


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