The invention of laparoscopic urological techniques in the early 1990s was met with scepticism by urologists who demanded that the methods prove themselves when compared to established 'open' surgical procedures. However, the techniques were quickly shown as successful, and over time have gained acceptance through reproducible and durable outcomes.
In this well-illustrated surgical text, an international team of urologic surgeons specializing in uro-oncology share the experience gained in effective and reproducible teaching techniques in the field, and present the pioneering knowledge that will enable others to learn more about this important, ground-breaking procedure.
Table of Contents
Evaluation, Perioperative, and Postoperative Care iof the Endourologic/Laparoscopic Patient
Laparoscopic Instrumentation and Equipment. Imaging in Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery.
Anesthetic Implications of Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery. The Physiology of Laparoscopic Genitourinary Surgery. Laparoscopic Access, Trocar Placement and Exiting the Abdomen. Laparoscopic Training -Basic Skills to Complex Skills. RENAL SURGERY.
Renal Cystic Disease. Laparoscopic/Retroperitoneoscopic Radical Nephrectomy for Renal Cell Cancer. Nephron-Sparing Minimally Invasive Surgery for Renal Malignancy. Novel Therapies of Advanced Renal Cell Cancer-Coupling Immunotherapy with Minimally Invasive Technique.
Minimally Invasive Techniques to Treat Urothelial Tumors of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter.
Minimally Invasive Hand-Assisted Nephrectomy for the Treatment of Renal Cancer. ADRENAL SURGERY. Minimally Invasive Techniques to Treat Benign and Malignant Adrenal Disorders. TESTICULAR CANCER SURGERY. Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Sampling for Testicular Cancer. BLADDER CANCER SURGERY. Minimally Invasive Treatments for Bladder-From Transurethral Resection to Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy. Minimally Invasive Uses of Intestinal Segments for Uninary Diversion. PROSTATE CANCER SURGERY. Minimally Invasive Techniques to Diagnosis and Stage Carcinoma of the Prostate. Perineal Prostatectomy for Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer. Laparoscopic Prostatectomy for the Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer. Laparoscopic Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Brachytherapy for Treatment of Prostate Cancer. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer. Cryosurgical Ablation for Treatment of Prostate Cancer. Hyperthermia in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer. SURGICAL INNOVATION. Surgical Robotic Applications in Minimally Invasive Uro-oncology Surgery. COMPLICATIONS OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE URO-ONCOLOGY SURGERY. Complication of Uro-Oncology Laparoscopic Surgery
'This is a well organized, comprehensive, and much needed book covering the minimally invasive approaches to urologic cancers. The contributors include leaders in the field of minimally invasive urologic surgery. This book will prove very useful to urologists.' - Doody's Book Review, August 2005