This is a new reference edited by two leading authorities in the field of minimally invasive surgery that differentiates itself from other similar titles by providing a stronger emphasis on incorporating newer technologies. The book discussed the incorporation of flexible endoscopy into surgical practice, harvesting the expertise of gastroenterologists and surgical endoscopists. It also discusses minimally invasive operative procedures such as laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy.

part Section 1|15 pages

Minimally invasive surgery in the modern health care environment

part Section II|116 pages

Flexible endoscopy

chapter 15|9 pages

Diagnostic lower endoscopy I

chapter 18|8 pages

Diagnostic lower endoscopy

part Section IV|58 pages

Preparation for minimally invasive surgery

part Section VI|66 pages

Minimally invasive treatment of esophageal disease

chapter 47|7 pages

360° Fundo

part Section VII|25 pages

Minimally invasive treatment of gastric disease

part Section VIII|50 pages

Laparoscopic treatment of morbid obesity

chapter 69|6 pages

Intragastric balloon

part Section IX|85 pages

Minimally invasive treatment of hepatobiliary disease

part Section X|19 pages

Minimally invasive approach to endocrine disease

part Section XI|57 pages

Minimally invasive approach to disease of the gastrointestinal tract

part Section XII|65 pages

Laparoscopic approach to inguinal and abdominal wall hernia

part Section XIII|12 pages


part Section XIV|31 pages

Other minimally invasive abdominal/retroperitoneal procedures

part Section XVI|11 pages

Image guided surgery