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Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgical Operations.

Author: 
Hunter and Spight
Publisher: 
McGraw-Hill
Publish Year: 
2018

Covering step-by-step instructions to 62 procedures in minimally invasive surgery, there are nearly 1,000 detailed illustrations by two of the most talented surgical illustrators in the business, Cory Sandone and Jen Fairman, from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The book has an impressive author team spearheaded by Dr. John Hunter and Dr. Donn Spight, and has a cast of Associate Editors in thoracic surgery, abdominal surgery, colorectal surgery, bariatric surgery, and other surgical subspecialties where MIS is being widely adopted over open surgery due to its smaller incisions, quicker patient recovery, and importantly, shorter hospital stays and reduced costs. 

The format uses a template that includes Indications, Preoperative Preparation, Anesthesia, Position, Incision and Exposure, Closure, and Postoperative Care alongside the step-by-step illustrations.  The book also covers important principles of laparoscopic access, minimally invasive suturing and knot tying, and advanced topics like robotics, single-incision laparoscopic surgery, and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery.