Performed under general anaesthetic, laparoscopy is a type of surgical procedure that allows a surgeon to access the inside of the abdomen and pelvis without having to make large incisions in the skin. The procedure is also known as keyhole surgery or minimally invasive surgery.
This textbook is a complete guide to laparoscopic surgery for practising and trainee general and laparoscopic surgeons.
The fourth edition has been fully revised and features many new topics, providing the latest advances in the field.
Divided into six sections, the book begins with discussion on the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery – imaging systems, instruments, sterilisation, anaesthesia, and basic techniques.
The following sections cover numerous general surgical, gynaecological and urological procedures. A complete section is dedicated to paediatric laparoscopic surgery.
The book concludes with discussion on bariatric surgery, complications of minimal access surgery, training, robotic surgery, endoscopic microsurgery, and future advances in the field.
The comprehensive text of 900 pages, is further enhanced by surgical and clinical photographs, and illustrations.
- Comprehensive guide to general, gynaecological, urological and paediatric laparoscopic surgery
- Fully revised, fourth edition featuring new topics and advances in the field
- Highly illustrated with clinical and surgical photographs
- Previous edition (9789350259412) published in 2013