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Scar-Less Surgery

NOTES, Transumbilical, and Others

  • Abhay Rane
  • Jeffrey A. Cadeddu
  • Mihir M. Desai
  • Inderbir S. Gill


  • Scar-Less Surgery: NOTES, Transumbilical, and Others is a truly multi-disciplinary title, weaving together the surgical aspects of this new technique with its application in relation to urology, the gastrointestinal tract, thoracics, obstetrics/gynecology and Skull-base trauma, among other things

  • Contains full color illustrations

  • Written by an international team of experts


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael L. Blute Jr., Soroush Rais-Bahrami, Lee Richstone
      Pages 3-11
    3. Hagop Sarkissian, Brian H. Irwin
      Pages 13-24
    4. Prashanth P. Rao, Shashikant Mishra, Pradeep P. Rao
      Pages 25-35
    5. Michael A. White, Robert J. Stein
      Pages 37-48
    6. Melanie L. Hafford, Daniel J. Scott
      Pages 49-70
    7. Melissa S. Phillips, Jeffrey L. Ponsky
      Pages 71-79
    8. John E. Humphrey, David Canes
      Pages 81-95
    9. Bernard Dallemagne, Silvana Perretta, Michele Diana
      Pages 97-114
    10. Nitin Kumar, Christopher C. Thompson
      Pages 115-129
    11. Maria J. Ribal Caparros, Antonio Alcaraz Asensio
      Pages 131-143
    12. Estevao Lima, Jorge Correia-Pinto
      Pages 145-156
    13. Abhay Rane, Riccardo Autorino
      Pages 157-167
  3. NOTES (Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Candace F. Granberg, Matthew T. Gettman
      Pages 171-181
    3. D. Nageshwar Reddy, G. Venkat Rao, Magnus Jayaraj Mansard
      Pages 183-194
    4. Silvana Perretta, Jacques Marescaux
      Pages 195-202
    5. Saniea F. Majid, Bryan J. Sandler, Santiago Horgan
      Pages 203-218
    6. Per-Ola Park, Maria Bergström
      Pages 219-227

About this book


Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) and Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) are based on the premise that patients should benefit in terms of recovery time, physical discomfort, pain, and cosmesis if a surgical procedure can be performed without visible scarring.


Scar-Less Surgery: NOTES, Transumbilical, and Others is a multi-disciplinary effort which weaves together the surgical aspects of these novel techniques. It is the  first comprehensive reference on the subject providing state-of-the-art technical information to both general and  urologic surgeons while also highlighting future developments and research needs.


Gastroenterology Gynecology Laparoscopy Minimally Invasive Surgery Surgery Urology

Editors and affiliations

  • Abhay Rane
    • 1
  • Jeffrey A. Cadeddu
    • 2
  • Mihir M. Desai
    • 3
  • Inderbir S. Gill
    • 4
  1. 1., Department of UrologyEast Surrey HospitalRedhillUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Department of UrologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern MedicalDallasUSA
  3. 3., Department of UrologyUSC Institute of UrologyLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.USC Institute of UrologyLos AngelesUSA

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