About the book
The uptake of laparoscopic surgery across all surgical specialties has increased exponentially in recent years aided by significant advances in available technologies, provision of high-quality training schemes alongside a greater understanding of the natural history of many benign and malignant diseases. Inter-disciplinary collaboration has led to robust surgical trials providing the evidence-base necessary to pin-point distinct patient cohorts and procedures where minimally invasive approaches are both safe and highly efficacious.
This book encourages cross-specialty collaboration to provide a comprehensive overview of the principles of laparoscopic surgery alongside applied anatomy relevant to the General Surgeon, the Urologist, the Gynaecologist as well as those working across specialties in the oncology care. We outline critical considerations for the pre-operative selection and preparation of patients, the principles of intraoperative positioning and safety assurances alongside a thorough overview of the selection and role of energy devices to enhance surgical performance and patient outcome. Authors are expected to provide chapters dedicated to the role of minimally invasive surgery in the management of complex benign conditions as well as opportunity to review the development of minimally invasive management of complex advanced malignancies.