Anaesthesia for Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 4, 2004 - Medical - 197 pages
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Minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery is becoming increasingly commonplace, as technology has enabled a minimally invasive approach to be offered as a feasible alternative to conventional open surgery for a number of important surgical procedures. This up-to-date, comprehensive, but concise and practically oriented introduction to the subject will be of value to all anaesthetists with an interest in minimally invasive techniques. It begins by covering the key aspects of basic physiology, moves on to patient preparation and positioning, monitoring, the anaesthetic procedures themselves (including possible complications and contraindications and easy-to-follow 'how to' guides for a number of key procedures) and finally, post-operative pain. Written by a leading expert in the field, from a well-known European centre of excellence, it is essential reading for anaesthetists and intensivists at all levels of expertise.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Physiology
7
Preparing and positioning for laparoscopic surgery
35
Monitoring
45
Anaesthesia for laparoscopic surgery
55
Complications and contraindications of laparoscopic surgery
75
Postlaparoscopy pain and pain relief
93
Laparoscopic bariatric surgery
99
Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
121
Laser surgery of the upper aerodigestive tract
145
Minimally invasive neurosurgery
177
Index
189
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About the author (2004)

Thomas Crozier is the Professor of Anaesthesia at Georg-August Universität, Göttingen. He is also the Deputy Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Anaesthesia.

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