The book provides a comprehensive, practical review of the latest advances in minimally invasive modalities employed in general surgery. Most importantly, it includes the latest NOTES-based procedures which allow the surgeon to pass an endoscope through a natural orifice thereby avoiding external incisions or scars.
The text takes a disease- and technique-based approach, including chapters on a range of disorders such as peptic ulcer disease and inguinal hernia; these focus on patient selection, relevant techniques and clinical pitfalls and pointers.
Other technique-based chapters such as obesity surgery, NOTES and advanced therapeutic endoscopy summarize the indications for use, technology, set up, techniques and pitfalls.
With the use of minimally invasive techniques becoming more and more widespread, Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy, Therapeutic Endoscopy and NOTES offers a timely review for all surgeons, gastroenterologists, residents and fellows wishing to improve the perioperative and operative care of their patients.