Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery provides a complete, practical and timely
review of the minimally invasive surgical techniques used to treat gynaecologic
diseases and conditions.
Recent advances in technology and instrumentation, particularly the use of robot-assisted surgery, mean that minimally invasive approaches have become increasingly established as alternatives to traditional open surgeries. This book describes the full range of minimally invasive procedures in current gynaecologic practice, with discussion of the indications and contraindications and a summary of available evidence. The book opens with a section describing instrumentation, electrosurgery, how to avoid and manage complications and single port surgery. Subsequent sections cover procedures for benign and malignant conditions and relevant robotically assisted surgeries.
- • Highly structured chapters provide practical guidance to key steps of each procedure, alternative management options; contraindications and available evidence
- Stellar contributors from leading centers in the USA, Brazil, Chile, Canada, France, Italy and Belgium ensure coverage reflects global best practice
Section I: General Topics • Introduction • Surgical anatomy of the pelvis • Laparoscopic exposure • Electrosurgery • Choice of suture materials in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery • Hysteroscopy - instrumentation, office and operating room set-up • Laparoscopy - instrumentation and operating room set-up • Complications of laparoscopic surgery - how to avoid and manage • Complications of hysteroscopic surgery - how to avoid and manage • Laparoscopy in pregnancy • Laparoscopic tissue extraction • Single port surgery Section II: Procedures for Benign Conditions • Surgical management of a uterine septum • Endometrial ablation • Hysteroscopic management of uterine fibroids and polyps • Hysteroscopic and laparoscopic sterilization • Laparoscopic management of pelvic organ prolapse • Laparoscopic hysterectomy • Laparoscopic myomectomy • Minimally invasive treatment of ectopic pregnancy • Cervical incompetence and laparoscopic cerclage • Laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis • Laparoscopic treatment of the adnexal mass • Laparoscopic management and prevention of pelvic adhesive disease • Laparoscopic appendectomy Section III: Robotic Surgery • Robotic surgery - instrumentation and room set-up • Robotic hysterectomy • Robotic myomectomy • Robotic management of pelvic organ prolapse • Robotic surgery for endometriosis Section IVa: Laparoscopic procedures for malignant conditions • Laparoscopic staging of pelvic malignancies • Laparoscopic management of endometrial cancer • Laparoscopic management of cervical cancer • Laparoscopic management of ovarian cancer • Role of laparoscopy in advanced pelvic cancers Section IVb: Robotic procedures for malignant conditions • Robotic procedures for malignant conditions
Jon Ivar Einarsson, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Professor, Department of Gynaecology, Hôpital Hautepierre, Strasbourg, France