Full Author: Jaroslav F. Hulka, MD, Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Professor Emeritus of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, Fellow of the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC & Harry Reich, MD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, Private Practitioner, Kingston, PA.
Description: Here's the state-of-the-art 3rd Edition of the most practical reference on laparoscopic applications and techniques available today. Two world-renowned pioneers in this rapidly expanding field explore the latest advances and controversies, as well as new and proposed laparoscopic procedures. Review of Previous Edition: "One can only be continually impressed with the completeness of the coverage...This is a book to be savored whether one seeks a comprehensive review of an endoscopic subject, details regarding technique, or a brief reminder regarding tomorrow's cases." --The Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Features: NEW TO THIS EDITION: * Features brand-new coverage of recent advances and concerns including hemostasis, chronic pelvic pain, teaching and credentialing, office laparoscopy, emergency room laparoscopy and mapping of pelvic pain under local anaesthesia. * Vividly depicts procedures, step by step, with over 400 extraordinary illustrations--more than 100 new to this edition--by the "dean" of medical illustration, John Parker. OUTSTANDING FEATURES: * Covers fundamental laparoscopic concepts including electrosurgery, light, lasers, and wound healing, as well as basic clinical techniques such as abdominal entry, sterilization, diagnosis, simple surgery, anaesthesia, etc. * Discusses the full surgical spectrum of uses for laparoscopy, from gallbladder management and hernia repair, through appendectomy to lysis of abdominal adhesions, hemostasis, and advanced gynecologic procedures for endometriosis, ovarian cysts, oncologic surgery, and pelvic floor repair. * Presents full discussions of controversial subjects such as office and emergency room laparoscopy, hysterectomy, node dissection, and persistent ovarian masses, as well as the management of complications.
Contents: CONTENTS: Section I: Basic Sciences. History. Light: Optics and Television. Power: Electricity and Laser. Gas Pneumoperitoneum. Wound Healing. Section II: Basic Clinical Aspects. Facilities and Equipment. Nursing. Assessing Patient Risk. Abdominal Entry. Teaching and Credentialing. Anesthesia. Section III: Basic Gynecology. Sterilization Techniques. Infertility. Chronic Pelvic Pain. Acute Pelvic Pain. Persistent Adnexal Mass: Preoperative Vaginal Ultrasonographic. Endometriosis. Informed Consent. Section IV: Operative Gynecology. Special Requirements. Lower Abdominal Incisions and Specimen Removal Techniques. Lysis of Adhesions. Hemostasis. Adnexal Surgery. Ectopic Pregnancy. Section V: Advanced Gynecology. Laparoscopic Peritoneal Cavity Adhesiolysis. Pelvic Sidewall Dissection. On Stress Incontinence. Correction of Genital Prolapse. Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. Section VI: Gynecological Controversies. Office Laparoscopy unde Local Anesthesia (OLULA). Mapping Pelvic Pain under Local Anesthesia: Patient-Assisted Laparoscopy. Cul-de-Sac Endometriosis. Tubo-Ovarian and Pelvic Abscess. Laparoscopic Myomectomy. The Role of Operative Laparoscopy in Gynecologic Oncology. Laparoscopic Pelvic Lymphadenectomy. Laparoscopic Para-aortic Lymphadenectomy. Section VII: General Surgery. Cholecystectomy. Laparoscopic Herniorrhaphy. Laparoscopic Surgical Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Laparoscopic Appendectomy. Emergency Room Laparoscopy. Section VIII: Complications. Survey Data: Mortality and Morbidity. Laparoscopic Management of Complications.