Operative Manual of Endoscopic Surgery

  • A. Cuschieri
  • G. Buess
  • J. Périssat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction and Historical Aspects

    1. A. Cuschieri, G. Buess
      Pages 1-5
  3. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. A. Cuschieri, G. Buess
      Pages 9-13
    3. A. Melzer, G. Buess, A. Cuschieri
      Pages 14-36
    4. M. Paz-Partlow
      Pages 37-43
    5. G. Buess, A. Cuschieri
      Pages 61-63
    6. G. Buess, A. Cuschieri
      Pages 64-82
    7. A. Cuschieri, L. K. Nathanson, G. Buess
      Pages 83-102
  4. Thoracic Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. A. Cuschieri
      Pages 105-109
    3. R. Wittmoser
      Pages 110-133
    4. A. Cuschieri, L. K. Nathanson, S. M. Shimi
      Pages 141-148
    5. G. Buess, H. D. Becker, G. Lenz
      Pages 149-165
  5. Abdominal Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. A. Cuschieri, G. Buess, J. Périssat
      Pages 169-179
    3. A. Pier, F. Götz
      Pages 194-208
    4. J. Périssat
      Pages 209-232
    5. B. Mentges, E. Frimberger, G. Buess
      Pages 233-239
    6. F. Dubois
      Pages 254-262
    7. L. K. Nathanson, A. Cuschieri
      Pages 273-279
    8. A. Cuschieri, L. K. Nathanson, S. M. Shimi
      Pages 280-297
    9. A. Cuschieri, S. M. Shimi, L. K. Nathanson
      Pages 298-302
    10. G. Buess
      Pages 303-325
  6. Way Ahead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. M. B. Naruhn, G. Buess
      Pages 329-335
    3. A. Cuschieri, G. Buess
      Pages 336-347
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 349-353

About this book


In putting together this manual of endoscopic surgery, we have sought to cover the three essential components of the new surgical approach: the technological aspects, the basic endoscopic surgical skills, and the operative techniques. Visualization of the operative field, exposure and execution of remote manipulations are dependent on op­ timal function of the ancillary apparatus without which endoscopic surgery cannot be practised. Familiarity of the surgeon with the basic physical principles of the various de­ vices employed in this technology-dependent form of surgery ensures safe use, pro­ longed equipment life and smooth execution of surgical endoscopic interventions. Equally important is the acquisition of the basic skills of endoscopic surgical practice, since these differ in several important respects from those of conventional open surgery. Mastery of the craft of endoscopic surgery requires a determined commitment to training and is no easy option, but once acquired is rewarded by the extreme profes­ sional satisfaction experienced when one witnesses the remarkable progress of patients who have undergone major surgical interventions, with minimal discomfort and pain, lower morbidity and rapid return to gainful employment. The new approach has taken the "sting" out of surgical treatment and made it more acceptable to our patients. Quite apart from cost considerations, this aspect alone justifies the extra effort and invest­ ment needed for the further advancement of endoscopic surgery. Our task in compiling this operative manual was thus an ambitious one.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. Cuschieri
    • 1
  • G. Buess
    • 2
  • J. Périssat
    • 3
  1. 1.Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dept. of SurgeryUniversity of DundeeDundeeScotland, UK
  2. 2.Minimal Invasive Chirurgie, Abt. für Allgemeinchirurgie, Klinikum SchnarrenbergEberhard-Karls-UniversitätTübingenGermany
  3. 3.Cliniques ChirurgicalesBordeauxFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-22259-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-22257-7
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