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Mastering Endo-Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery

ELSA Manual

  • This book is open access, giving the readers a free and unlimited access

  • Covers both basic and advanced laparoscopic and thoracoscopic MIS procedures

  • Evidence based surgical approach & management for neck, thoracic, breast and digestive system including hernias

  • Includes surgical pearls for beginners

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Table of contents (77 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Basic Principles

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Access, Pneumoperitoneum, and Complications

      • Eva Lourdes Sta Clara
      Pages 3-6Open Access
    3. Image Systems in Endo-Laparoscopic Surgery

      • Michael M. Lawenko, Angelica Feliz Versoza-Delgado
      Pages 7-14Open Access
    4. Care and Handling of Laparoscopic Instrumentations

      • Alembert Lee-Ong, Shirin Khor Pui Kwan
      Pages 15-18Open Access
    5. Electrosurgery and Energy Devices

      • Sajid Malik, Farah Khairi, Sujith Wijerathne
      Pages 19-24Open Access
    6. Ergonomics: An Overlooked Training

      • Tuhin Shah
      Pages 33-37Open Access
    7. Hemostasis in Laparoscopic Surgery

      • Ahmad Ramzi Yusoff, Davide Lomanto
      Pages 39-44Open Access
    8. Imaging-Enhancing System

      • Alembert Lee-Ong, Alfred Allen Buenafe
      Pages 45-49Open Access
    9. Instrumentations and Access Devices

      • Alembert Lee-Ong, Alfred Allen Buenafe
      Pages 51-59Open Access
    10. Operating Room Setup and Patient Positioning in MIS

      • Alembert Lee-Ong, Alfred Allen Buenafe
      Pages 61-67Open Access
    11. Surgical Smoke: Risks and Mitigation Strategies

      • Sajid Malik, Farah Khairi, Sujith Wijerathne
      Pages 69-73Open Access
  3. Anesthesia in Laparoscopic Surgery

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 75-75
    2. Principles of Anesthesia

      • Emily Rose Nery
      Pages 77-81Open Access
    3. Physiologic Considerations in Laparoscopic Surgery

      • Alembert Lee-Ong
      Pages 83-85Open Access
  4. Diagnostic Laparoscopy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 87-87
    2. Staging Laparoscopy for Intra-Abdominal Carcinoma

      • Michael M. Lawenko
      Pages 89-90Open Access
    3. Diagnostic Laparoscopy

      • Michael M. Lawenko
      Pages 91-92Open Access
  5. Emergency Laparoscopy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93

About this book

This is an open access book.

The book focuses mainly on the surgical technique, OR setup, equipments and devices necessary in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). It serves as a compendium of endolaparoscopic surgical procedures. It is an official publication of the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA).

The book includes various sections covering basic skills set, devices, equipments, OR setup, procedures by area. Each chapter cover introduction, indications and contraindications, pre-operative patient’s assessment and preparation, OT setup (instrumentation required, patient’s position, etc.), step by step description of surgical procedures, management of complications, post-operative care. It includes original illustrations for better understanding and visualization of specific procedures.

The book serves as a practical guide for surgical residents, surgical trainees, surgical fellows, junior surgeons, surgical consultants and anyone interested in MIS. It covers most of the basic and advanced laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery procedures meeting the curriculum and examination requirements of the residents.


  • Open Access
  • Practical and instructive guide on MIS
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Emergency Laparoscopic surgery
  • Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgery
  • Endoscopic hernia repair surgery

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

    Davide Lomanto

  • Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung City, Taiwan

    William Tzu-Liang Chen

  • Department of Surgery, The Medical City, Pasig, Philippines

    Marilou B. Fuentes

About the editors

Professor Davide Lomanto graduated with distinction (Magna cum Laude) in medicine and surgery in 1983 at University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy. He completed his training in general surgery in 1992 and his PhD in gastrointestinal surgery in 1990 at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy, where he subsequently became Associate Professor. He spent several periods of time overseas for training in Switzerland, Germany and USA.

Professor Lomanto is currently Professor of Surgery at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Centre (MISC) at the National University Hospital (NUH) and Director of the Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat Advanced Surgery Training Centre (ASTC) at National University of Singapore. He is also a Senior Consultant in General Surgery and Paediatric Surgery at NUH.

Professor Lomanto has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic digestive surgery including robotic and obesity surgery and abdominal wall hernia repair. He is a fellow of international surgical societies like SAGES, EAES, ACS, ELSA. He takes part in the organizing of International Surgical Congress and has been invited to speak and chair in many international conferences. He received more than 15 awards for his scientific studies at international congress. He is a member of the editorial committee and reviewer of several scientific surgical journals.

Professor Lomanto is the Secretary-General and Past-President of the Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of ASIA (ELSA), founding member and Advisory President of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS). founding member and Past-President of the Asia-Pacific Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Society (APMBSS) and President of the Asia Endoscopic Task Force (AETF). He is Secretary General and Treasurer of the International Federation of the Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons (IFSES).

Professor Lomanto has more than 150 publications in international peer-reviewed surgical journals and more then 25 chapters in surgical books. He is editor of 5 surgical books. He has been awarded the honorary membership of the Surgical and Endolaparoscopic Societies of Japan (JSES), India (IAGES), Indonesia (PBEI, PERHERI), Philippines (PCS, PALES), Thailand (RCST), European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburg (FRCS). Member of the International Committee of the Consortium of American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEIs). He serves as Managing Editor of Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery, Associate Editor of Hernia Journal and international editorial member of Surgical Endoscopy and Asian Journal of Surgery.

Professor Davide Lomanto attained his knighthood on 26 December 2009. He was conferred the prestigious award Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta Italiana, by the Italian government for his leadership in clinical service, research and academic recognition as expert in the field of surgery, minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery.

Dr. Marilou B. Fuentes is a consultant and the training officer of the Department of Surgery at The Medical City Hospital, Manila Philippines. She is a guest faculty at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr Fuentes is a fellow of Philippine College of Surgeons, Philippine Society of General Surgeons and Philippine Association of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons and a member of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA) and Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS).

Dr. William Tzu-Liang Chen is currently the superintendent of China Medical University Hospital Hsin-Chu. After earning his medical degree in Taiwan, he completed a research fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida. Utilizing his training and clinical experiences, he has made notable contributions to literature regarding cutting edge techniques of colorectal minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Chen is also a charismatic speaker who has been invited to present at over many international conferences. Along with serving as a clinician and researcher, Dr. Chen is currently an associate professor in the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine at China Medical University, Taichung City, Taiwan .

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Mastering Endo-Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery

  • Book Subtitle: ELSA Manual

  • Editors: Davide Lomanto, William Tzu-Liang Chen, Marilou B. Fuentes

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-19-3754-5Published: 17 November 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-19-3757-6Due: 01 December 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-19-3755-2Published: 16 November 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVI, 578

  • Number of Illustrations: 12 b/w illustrations, 531 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Endoscopy, Surgery

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)