Minimally Invasive Acute Care Surgery

  • Kosar A. Khwaja
  • Jose J. Diaz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Allison J. Tompeck, Mayur Narayan
    Pages 7-13
  3. Chad G. Ball, Francis R. Sutherland, S. Morad Hameed
    Pages 45-52
  4. Caolan Walsh, Amy Neville, Diederick Jalink, Fady K. Balaa
    Pages 53-59
  5. Mohammed Hassan Al Mahroos, Liane S. Feldman
    Pages 61-66
  6. Benjamin Braslow
    Pages 81-87
  7. Matthew Randall Rosengart
    Pages 89-96
  8. Nathalie Wong-Chong, A. Sender Liberman
    Pages 97-105
  9. Paul Waltz, Brian S. Zuckerbraun
    Pages 107-113
  10. Bradley W. Thomas, Ronald F. Sing
    Pages 115-117
  11. Zachary Englert, Jose J. Diaz
    Pages 119-125
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 127-130

About this book


This text is designed to present a comprehensive, up to date and safe approach to managing emergency general surgery patients with a minimally invasive approach.  This book bridges the gap between the minimally invasive surgery (MIS) expert who may not routinely be involved in the care of the acute care surgery patient and the ACS expert surgeon who may not have a routine MIS elective practice.

The first section reviews the physiology of the acute care surgery patient and the physiologic impact of MIS techniques including pnemoperitoneum in critically ill patients. This review is crucial to assure that the surgeon has a clear understanding of when a MIS approach is safe and when it can be potentially dangerous to the patient.

The illustrations are presented in an atlas-style format to describe the surgical procedures. The authors of the various sections are minimally invasive and acute care surgeons from prominent academic centers. The format represents a narrative review with appropriate illustrations and links to online videos.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kosar A. Khwaja
    • 1
  • Jose J. Diaz
    • 2
  1. 1.Director of Acute Care Surgery, Montreal General Hospital, Associate Director, Trauma Program Departments of Surgery and Critical CareMcGill University Health CenterMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Chief Division of Acute Care Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Fellowship, Program in Trauma, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma CenterUniversity of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64721-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64723-4
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