The most practical, complete learning package for the laparoscopic treatment of gynecologic cancers -- authored by world-renowned surgeons in the field Includes DVD with Narrated Surgical Videos! A Doody's Core Title for 2011! "This is an outstanding how-to book for beginning laparoscopists as well as a great reference for experienced laparoscopists. The chapters are pertinent, complete, and easy to understand, and the CD is a great touch that adds significant clinical relevance...This is a must-have book for laparoscopists, providing a quick and practical reference along with great examples of the procedures. It is one of the best books, if not the best book, on this subject. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service Focusing on the latest laparoscopic techniques for treating gynecologic malignancies, this point-of-care textbook and DVD demonstrates step-by-step surgical techniques for the most commonly performed operations in gynecologic oncology. The text includes an introductory section that covers background, practice, outcomes, current research, patient selection including indications and contraindications, equipment, and anesthetic considerations.
The narrated DVD takes you step-by-step through more than thirty procedures covered in the book, demonstrating patient set-up, port placement, and a variety of operating equipment and surgical techniques. Features: Coverage of key laparoscopic procedures in gynecologic oncology including: laparoscopic total simple abdominal hysterectomy, total radical abdominal hysterectomy, pelvic and para-aortic lymph node dissection, splenectomy, and bowel resection DVD demonstrates more than one approach forthe same procedure to teach alternative surgical options and instruments Contributors include some of the respected names in minimally invasive surgery in gynecologic oncology Back-to-basics approach to surgical instruction: the authors tell you what to do and demonstrate exactly how to do it
Allan Covens, MD, FRCSCProfessor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Gynecologic Oncology Site Group Leader Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Director University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada Rachel Kupets, MD, MSc, FRCSC Assistant Professor Division of Gynecologic Surgery Division of Surgical Oncology Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada