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Atlas of Single-Port, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Surgery

A Practical Approach in Gynecology

  • Pedro F. Escobar
  • Tommaso Falcone


  • A unique and helpful resource for Gynecologic Surgeons, OB/GYNs, Gynecologic Oncologists, and Reproductive Endocrinologists

  • Illustrates ways to overcome common challenges such as instrument crowding, lack of triangulation, and loss of depth of perception and instability with current 2D flexible optics

  • Conveniently organized in three sections: Laparoscopy, Single-Reduced Laparoscopy, Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Conventional Laparoscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Jean Uy-Kroh, Tommaso Falcone
      Pages 3-22
    3. M. Brigid Holloran-Schwartz, Patrick P. Yeung Jr.
      Pages 23-34
    4. Anna Fagotti, Giovanni Scambia
      Pages 35-42
    5. Stephen E. Zimberg
      Pages 43-58
    6. Rebecca Rossener, Luiz Fernando Pina Carvalho, Juan Luis Salgado, Mauricio S. Abrao
      Pages 59-68
    7. Michael Frumovitz
      Pages 69-77
    8. Cecile A. Unger, Beri Ridgeway
      Pages 79-93
    9. Elizabeth W. Patton, Magdy Milad
      Pages 95-103
  3. Single/Reduced Laparoscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Jessica R. Woessner, Jason A. Knight
      Pages 107-115
    3. Chad M. Michener
      Pages 117-133
    4. Kevin J. E. Stepp, Anjana R. Nair
      Pages 135-146
    5. Mohamed A. Bedaiwy, Leticia Cox
      Pages 147-155
    6. Anna Fagotti, Francesco Fanfani, Cristiano Rossitto, Giovanni Scambia
      Pages 157-166
    7. Fariba Behnia-Willison, Anirudha Garg
      Pages 167-182
  4. Robotic Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Teresa P. Díaz-Montes, Edward J. Tanner, Amanda Nickles Fader
      Pages 185-195
    3. Michael C. Pitter
      Pages 197-209

About this book


Minimally invasive surgery has become the standard treatment for many diseases and conditions. In the last decade, numerous studies have demonstrated that laparoscopic approaches have improved patients’ quality of life if compared with standard open procedures. Atlas of Single-Port, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Surgery serves as a guide in single-port, standard laparoscopy, and robotic surgery and shows how novel techniques, such as single-port laparoscopy and robotics, have recently evolved. The atlas illustrates the unique challenges that the new single-port surgery modality presents, including instruments crowding and articulation, and the advanced laparoscopic skills required to perform these procedures, such as the ability to move and control a flexible camera. It also illustrates how to efficiently and safely utilize the robot to perform most gynecologic procedures. This exceptional resource provides students, residents, fellows, operating room personnel, and practicing gynecologic surgeons with invaluable information about instrumentation, surgical technique, port systems, and the current research and development in robotics.


Laparoscopy Minimally invasive surgery Robotic Surgery Single-Port laparoendoscopic single-site surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Pedro F. Escobar
    • 1
  • Tommaso Falcone
    • 2
  1. 1.Director of Gynecologic OncologyInstituto Gyneco-Oncológico Hospital HIMA-OncologicoCaguasUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyWomen’s Health Institute Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

About the editors

Pedro F. Escobar, MD, FACOG, FACS, is a Staff Physician in the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Women's Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Escobar specializes in the surgical and chemotherapy management of women with gynecologic cancers. His clinical interests include single port surgery and robotic surgery.

Tommaso Falcone, MD, FRCS(C), FACOG, is Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology at Cleveland Clinic. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in general obstetrics and gynecology, as well as reproductive endocrinology. He is also certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Falcone serves on the editorial board and is an ad hoc reviewer of more than 21 journals, most notably Fertility & Sterility and Obstetrics & Gynecology. He has been on the Board of Directors of several societies. Dr. Falcone is past president of the Society for Reproductive Surgeons and has served on review committees for NICHD and MRC. He is also an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Atlas of Single-Port, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Surgery
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Approach in Gynecology
  • Editors Pedro F. Escobar
    Tommaso Falcone
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-6839-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4591-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-6840-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 330
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 291 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Reproductive Medicine
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