Minimally Invasive Surgery: Evolution of Operative Techniques, Safety and Effectiveness and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes


Frederick T. Hawthorne (Editor)

Series: Surgery – Procedures, Complications, and Results
BISAC: MED085000

The field of surgery has seen significant changes over the last decade. New surgical techniques in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery characterized by reduced trauma of access and new technology have heralded minimally invasive techniques that have allowed surgeons to perform operations with results similar to traditional approaches whilst offering advantages in recovery time and cosmesis.

This book focuses on topics of minimally invasive endocrine surgery; laparoscopic and robotic colorectal resection for cancer; the right anterolateral thoracotomy technique for patients with simple congenital heart disease; long-term clinical status, quality of life and functional outcomes after laparoscopic approach to achalasia; the evolution of component separation techniques for massive incisional hernias; the advances towards beating heart surgery; and finally, the operative techniques and outcomes of needlescopic surgery. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Minimally Invasive Endocrine (Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal) Surgery: Evolution of Operative Techniques, Safety, Effectiveness and Outcomes
(I. Christakis, V. Constantinides, G. Garas, J. Joseph, N. Tolley, F. Palazzo, Department of Thyroid and Endocrine Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom)

Laparoscopic and Robotic Colorectal Resection for Cancer: Current Concepts and Trends (Review)
(Emilio Bertani, Carlo Corbellini, Antonio Chiappa, Paolo Ubiali, Maria Laura Cossu, Bruno Andreoni, Department of General Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy)

The Right Anterolateral Thoracotomy Technique for Patients with Simple Congenital Heart Disease: Technical Evolution and Outcome
(Vladimiro L. Vida, Giovanni Stellin, Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery Unit, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Padua, Italy)

Long-Term Clinical Status, Quality of Life and Functional Outcomes after Laparoscopic Approach to Achalasia
(Franco G Marinello, Eduard M Targarona, Carmen Balague, María Poca, Joan Mones, Manuel Trias, Departments of Surgery and Gastroenterology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau., Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, Spain)

Evolution of Component Separation Techniques for Massive Incisional Hernias: From Open to Endoscopic
(Jeremy Kubik, Noah J. Switzer, Shahzeer Karmali, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and others)

Advances towards Beating Heart Surgery
(Meaghan Bowthorpe, Mahdi Tavakoli, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)

Needlescopic Surgery: Operative Techniques and Outcomes
(Nobumi Tagaya, Masatoshi Oya, Department of Surgery, Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital, Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan)


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