Three New Gyn Surgery Texts Available from Cleveland Clinic

MIS, urogynecologic and office-based procedures addressed

Cleveland Clinic’s Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute has published three new gynecologic surgery texts.

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Atlas of Single-Port, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Surgery: A Practical Approach, a uniquely readable guide to minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, is edited by Tommaso Falcone, MD, institute chair, and Pedro F. Escobar, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Director of Gynecologic Oncology, HIMA San Pablo Oncologico, Puerto Rico.

The atlas is organized into sections on each technique for easy reference. “Dr. Escobar and I noticed an evolution in laparoscopic technique whereby most surgeons prefer either the conventional, single-port or robotic approach, which are equally effective,” says Dr. Falcone. “Yet most books are organized by organ or pathology. This atlas allows you to easily read about the technique you’re most comfortable with in detail.”

Within the 300-page atlas, more than 50 surgeons — all foremost authorities in their fields — share best practices (with color illustrations) in minimally invasive myomectomy, adnexal surgery, hysterectomy, endometriosis, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology and pelvic reconstruction, and reproductive surgery.

“We share the unique perspective of specialists who may not have developed a certain technique but who have enhanced it, taken it to the next level and published extensively on it,” says Dr. Falcone.

The atlas, geared for practicing gynecologic surgeons, students, residents, fel­lows and operating room personnel, addresses the:

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  • Unique challenges posed by instrument-crowding and articu­lation in single- port surgery
  • Advanced laparoscopic skills, including the ability to move and control a flexible camera
  • Efficient and safe use of the robot for most gynecologic procedures
  • Instrumentation, technique, port systems and robotics research and development

Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Fourth Edition, is written by Mark D. Walters, MD, Professor and Vice-Chair of Gynecology in the Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute, and Mickey M. Karram, MD, Director of Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati.

“Now in its fourth edition, this text is considered the standard reference for urogynecology and female pelvic medicine and is the authority in its field,” says Dr. Falcone.

The fully illustrated 592-page text offers definitive, state-of-the-art guidance on every aspect of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, equipping readers to make the best clinical decisions and optimize outcomes. Its accessible format reflects the physician’s decision-making process, from basic concept to clinical and urodynamic evaluation to treatment.

The expanded fourth edition, geared to Ob/Gyns, specialists in female pelvic medicine and reconstruction and urologists, has new chapters on:

  • Congenital female genitourinary anomalies
  • Pelvic muscle physiology
  • Vagina and ano-rectum
  • Female sexual function and dysfunction
  • Multichannel, video and ambulatory urodynamics
  • Avoiding and managing urinary tract injury in surgery
  • Managing mesh and other vaginal complications after incontinence or prolapse surgery
  • Surgical management of detrusor compliance abnormalities

Office-Based Gynecologic Surgical Procedures is written by Jonathan D. Emery, MD, Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology and Assistant Professor of Surgery, and Marie Fidela R. Paraiso, MD, Head of Female Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery, in the Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute.

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This concise 235-page reference fills a void in the medical literature; few texts address the practical aspects of safe and patient-centered surgical techniques specifically performed in the office setting.

It is written for gynecologists who wish to transition successful techniques from the operating room to the office and for women’s health providers who wish to improve their ability to successfully perform basic office gynecologic procedures.

Readers will learn how to set up, prepare for and perform:

  • Outpatient procedures such as biopsy, saline ultrasonography, cystoscopy, hysteroscopy and colposcopy
  • More complicated procedures such as hysteroscopic sterilization and the loop electrical excision procedure (LEEP)
  • Operative hysteroscopic procedures such as endometrial ablation
  • Urinary procedures such as periurethral and trigger point injections

Algorithms and in-depth instructions help to ensure a safe transition from the operating room or ambulatory surgery center to the office procedure room. Practical suggestions and “tips and tricks” to help reduce complications are also included.

Atlas of Single-Port, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Surgery: A Practical Approach (Springer), Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Fourth Edition (Elsevier), and Office-Based Gynecologic Surgical Procedures (Springer), can now be ordered in print and as e-books.