Laparoscopic Surgery

A Colloquium

  • Ronald C. Merrell
  • Robert M. OlsonIII

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Biliary Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ioannis G. Kaklamanos, Dana K. Andersen
      Pages 64-83
  3. Gastric and Esophageal Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Margret Oddsdottir
      Pages 87-94
    3. Rifat Latifi, James C. Rosser Jr., Harold Brem
      Pages 95-102
    4. James C. Rosser Jr., Rifat Latifi, Harold Brem
      Pages 103-114
    5. James C. Rosser Jr., Harold Brem
      Pages 115-125
    6. Margret Oddsdottir
      Pages 126-133
    7. Joseph B. Petelin
      Pages 134-143
    8. Theodore Diamantis
      Pages 144-156
    9. Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Michael Vorias, George Sambalis, Michael Georgiou
      Pages 157-164
  4. Other Abdominal Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Rifat Latifi, Harold Brem, James C. Rosser Jr.
      Pages 167-179
    3. Periclis J. Tzardis, Vasillis Laopodis
      Pages 192-203
    4. Frank G. Scholl, Barbara K. Kinder
      Pages 204-211
    5. Robert Bell, James C. Rosser Jr.
      Pages 212-223
    6. John L. Flowers
      Pages 224-232
  5. Education and Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. James C. Rosser Jr.
      Pages 235-251
    3. Spyros G. Condos
      Pages 263-267
  6. Laparoscopic Surgery in the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Ronald C. Merrell, Robert M. Olson III
      Pages 271-276
    3. Ronnie Ann Rosenthal
      Pages 286-296
    4. E. A. Leandros, G. D. Kymionis, M. M. Konstadoulakis
      Pages 297-304
    5. Ronald C. Merrell
      Pages 305-308
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 309-326

About these proceedings


In May 1997 the Faculty of Surgery from the University of Athens and elsewhere gathered with colleagues in Athens for the third time in 6 years to continue our discussions on the progress, problems, realization, and future of laproscopic surgery. The topics were rather inclusive with regard to the issues that defined the field, and the assembled investigators, educa­ tors, and clinicians brought a rich experience and clear vision of the field in the coming years. The decision had been made months before to collect our thoughts and experience as a colloquium of the state of laproscopic surgery in the tenth year following the report of Mouret on laparoscopic cholecy­ stectomy, not as the proceedings of the specific meeting. At the end of a decade of mercurial advance, heated debate, professional turmoil, and very little science, it was clear that general surgery would never be the same. Laproscopic surgery is now fully established and requires accommodation in the curriculum, practice, and research of surgery for the foreseeable future. This book is called a colloquium on laparoscopy because it collects the thoughts of many workers in the form of consensus presentations. It is offered to any surgeon who is ready to survey this field with clear eyes, absent of emotion or hyperbole, in our evolution of a better standard of care for surgical patients.


Surgery anatomy endoscopy laparoscopic surgery minimally invasive surgery robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald C. Merrell
    • 1
  • Robert M. OlsonIII
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7132-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1408-3
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