Laparoscopic Techniques in Uro-Oncology

  • Bertrand Guillonneau
  • Inderbir S. Gill
  • Günter Janetschek
  • Ingolf A. Tuerk

About this book


Since the first laparoscopic approach for a urologic tumor was performed in 1991, the field has evolved dramatically and minimally invasive surgery is today a significant surgical option for the treatment of patients with prostate and other urologic cancers. Laparoscopic Techniques in Urologic Oncology is a comprehensive technical manual of these current laparoscopic practices written by a panel of international contributors.

Laparoscopic Techniques in Urologic Oncology includes many illustrations documenting each step of each procedure, as well as descriptions of nuances and common pitfalls. By emphasizing successful techniques, this book will be of use to the surgeons wanting to hone their skills in laparoscopy and for residents just entering this highly demanding field.

Specific chapters include the following procedures:

  • Adrenal gland tumors (radical/partial adrenalectomy)
  • Bladder cancer (radical cystectomy and urinary diversion)
  • Kidney tumors (radical/partial nephrectomy)
  • Pelvic lymph node dissection
  • Prostate cancer (radical prostatectomy)
  • Testis cancer (retroperitoneal lymph node dissection)
  • Upper urinary tract cancers (nephro-uretectomy)


anatomy cancer carcinoma cell cystectomy laparoscopic techniques laparoscopy minimally invasive surgery oncology prostate cancer prostatectomy renal cell carcinoma robotics surgery testis

Authors and affiliations

  • Bertrand Guillonneau
    • 1
    • 2
  • Inderbir S. Gill
    • 3
  • Günter Janetschek
    • 4
  • Ingolf A. Tuerk
    • 5
  1. 1.Professor of Urology Weill Medical CollegeCornell UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Attending and Head Section of Minimally Invasive UrologyMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Chairman and The Donald G. Skinner Professor Department of Urology Executive Director, USC Institute of Urology Associate Dean (Clinical Innovation) Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Department of UrologyParacelsus Medical UniversitySalzburgAustria
  5. 5.Professor of Urology Tufts UniversityChief of Urology St. Elizabeth's Medical CenterBostonUSA

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