- Anil K Lalwani MD, Professor of Otolaryngology and, Vice-Chair for Research, , Director of Division of Otology , Director of the Columbia Cochlear Implant Program, , Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, USA
- Markus HF Pfister MD, Otolaryngologist, Sarnen, Switzerland,
The Atlas of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Oncological Surgery is a unique surgical atlas. It is solely dedicated to the principles and art of minimally invasive surgery as applied to urologic oncology. This atlas provides a compilation of chapters, each written by world-renowned experts in the field of minimally invasive urologic surgery. As such it is a compilation of valuable experience gained by each author in this rapidly evolving and exciting field within urology. Each chapter contains detailed procedural steps augmented by patient preparation and valuable insights into necessary instrumentation and equipment for each procedure. The chapters include numerous and detailed intraoperative photographs depicting critical procedural steps. All major oncologic procedures are covered. Pure laparoscopic techniques are depicted in chapters separate from their robotic counterpart. The aim of this atlas is to provide the targeted readership with the necessary information to embark on expanding their surgical armamentarium and alleviate the often difficult and steep learning curve. As such, it is a valuable adjunct for surgeons embarking on laparoscopic and robotic urologic oncological surgery. It can also be equally valuable for experienced laparoscopic surgeons who want to embrace robotic surgery. But most of all, this atlas will provide the surgeon in training, namely residents in urology and fellows in laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery a quick and easy-to-use reference for minimally invasive urologic oncological surgery.