In keeping with the philosophical underpinnings and design of the original book, this third edition has been extensively updated to provide the gynecologic surgeon with a state-of-the-art and practical resource that can be used to review or learn about commonly performed surgical procedures in minimally invasive gynecology. To meet the needs of both novice and experienced surgeons, the text is engineered to cover the clinical decision-making, key instrumentation and technical cascade for each surgical procedure. Wherever possible, discussion is focused on methods to optimize outcome and reduce risk. The content in this latest edition has been substantially bolstered by the addition of chapters covering vaginal hysterectomy, tissue retrieval in laparoscopic surgery, single port laparoscopy, robotic hysterectomy, robotic myomectomy, robotic sacralcolpopexy, radical robotic hysterectomy, and hemostatic agents for laparoscopic surgery.
We are very honored that contributors in this edition continue to be established surgeons from the United States and abroad. We are deeply grateful for the generous guidance from our mentors and for the courageous pioneers throughout the world whose collective endeavors served to legitimize minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. We have no doubt that with the advent of robotic surgery and the growing numbers of gynecologic surgeons now trained in minimally invasive operative techniques, surgical paradigms will continue to evolve as innovation and truly disruptive technology continue to emerge.
We would like to thank the many members of industry whose support has made our work possible: Cooper Surgical, Ethicon Endosurgery, Halt Medical, Karl Storz, and Medtronic. We are also indebted to the talents of our illustrator and graphic designer, Branko Modrakovic, for his creativity and guidance.
Most importantly, we dedicate this latest edition to the tireless permission and support from our wives