Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Laparoscopy

    1. General Principles

      1. Mohan C. Airan
        Pages 1-11
      2. Mohan C. Airan
        Pages 12-14
      3. Mazen A. Maktabi, Mohan C. Airan, Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
        Pages 15-21
      4. Nathaniel J. Soper
        Pages 22-36
      5. Claudia L. Corwin
        Pages 37-42
      6. Edmund K. M. Tsoi, Albert K. Chin, Claude H. Organ Jr.
        Pages 43-51
      7. Richard M. Newman, L. William Traverso
        Pages 57-68
      8. Zoltan Szabo
        Pages 69-81
      9. Daniel J. Deziel
        Pages 82-87
      10. Daniel J. Deziel
        Pages 88-93
      11. Cornelius Doherty
        Pages 94-97
      12. Myriam J. Curet
        Pages 98-103
      13. Norman B. Halpern
        Pages 104-108
    2. Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Biopsy

      1. Jonathan M. Sackier
        Pages 109-114
      2. Frederick L. Greene
        Pages 115-127
    3. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Common Duct Exploration

      1. Karen Deveney
        Pages 128-136
      2. Maurice E. Arregui
        Pages 162-166
      3. Alfred Cuschieri, Chris Kimber
        Pages 178-187
      4. Mark A. Talamini, Joseph Petelin, Alfred Cuschieri
        Pages 188-195
    4. Hiatal Hernia and Heller Myotomy

    5. Laparoscopic Gastric Surgery

      1. Thomas R. Gadacz
        Pages 221-226
      2. Thomas R. Gadacz
        Pages 227-232
      3. Thomas R. Gadacz
        Pages 233-235
      4. Sir Alfred Cuschieri
        Pages 236-246
      5. James W. Maher, Cornelius Doherty
        Pages 247-253
    6. Laparoscopic Procedures on the Small Intestine, Appendix, and Colon

      1. Bruce David Schirmer
        Pages 267-274
      2. Keith N. Apelgren
        Pages 275-280
      3. Anne T. Mancino
        Pages 281-285
    7. Laparoscopic Approaches to the Pancreas, Spleen, and Retroperitoneum

      1. Barry Salky
        Pages 307-313
      2. Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
        Pages 314-325
      3. Robert V. Rege
        Pages 326-335
      4. Marjorie J. Arca, Michel Gagner
        Pages 353-363
    8. Hernia Repair

      1. Gerald M. Larson
        Pages 379-385
    9. Pediatric Laparoscopy

  3. Flexible Endoscopy

    1. Flexible Endoscopy: General Principles

      1. Jeffrey L. Ponsky, Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
        Pages 407-414
      2. Jeffrey L. Ponsky
        Pages 415-418

About this book


The practice patterns of general surgery have changed significantly in the last decade as a result of the increasing use of flexible endoscopy, both diagnostic the introduction of laparoscopic endoscopy as a and therapeutic, and also therapeutic technique. These changes have occurred over a short period of time and continue rapidly with the increasing use of advanced laparoscopic proce­ dures. Residents who have completed their training and are entering the prac­ tice of general surgery must be very familiar with, and must be well educated in, these two areas. Flexible endoscopy and laparoscopy will be a significant part of their practice and with time will become more important and more widely used. Residency programs are struggling to develop educational programs that will adequately prepare residents for the future of endoscopy and laparoscopy. This is difficult in some programs because of the lack of clinical endoscopic material, the lack of understanding of the importance of endoscopic techniques in their medical communities, and a lack of interest and training of their staff. There is also a lack of good textbooks or educational tools aimed directly at residents to help these programs. There is a definitive need for a comprehen­ sive textbook directed at the education of residents.


abdominal wall anatomy anesthesia angiography cancer endoscopy general surgery laparoscopy surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicIowa CityUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66330-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-88454-2
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