© 2013


Robot Assisted Microsurgery

  • Philippe A. Liverneaux
  • Stacey H. Berner
  • Michael S. Bednar
  • Sijo J. Parekattil
  • Gustavo Mantovani Ruggiero
  • Jesse C. Selber
  • First book about telemicrosurgery

  • Presents the history of robotics and microsurgery

  • Describes the training in microsurgery


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yoshikazu Ikuta
      Pages 3-14
    3. James Wall, Jacques Marescaux
      Pages 15-18
    4. Jesse Creed Selber
      Pages 19-29
    5. Sijo Joseph Parekatti, Michael Moran
      Pages 31-42
    6. Thierry Lequint, Kiyohito Naito, Eric Nectoux, Sybille Facca, Philippe Liverneaux
      Pages 43-49
  3. Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Gustavo Mantovani Ruggiero
      Pages 53-57
    3. Joo-Yup Lee, Alexander Y. Shin
      Pages 59-67
    4. Stacey H. Berner
      Pages 69-73
  4. Experimental Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Stacey H. Berner
      Pages 77-81
    3. Sybille Facca, Kiyohito Naito, Thierry Lequint, Eric Nectoux, Philippe Liverneaux
      Pages 83-88
    4. Gustavo Mantovani Ruggiero, Philippe Liverneaux
      Pages 89-97
    5. Michael S. Bednar
      Pages 99-105
  5. Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Jose Carlos Garcia Jr.
      Pages 109-117
    3. Stacey H. Berner
      Pages 119-122
    4. Kiyohito Naito, Mickaël Ohana, Thierry Lequint, Sybille Facca, Philippe Liverneaux
      Pages 123-136

About this book


The purpose of this book is to define the basis of telemicrosurgery, a new discipline at the border of robotics and microsurgery. After the history of robotics and microsurgery, the robots and their instrumentation will be described. The chapters will explain the training in telemicrosurgery and then propose some experimental paradigms. The first clinical applications for various specialties will be explored. In closing, potential future applications will be discussed.


Microsurgery Robotics Telemicrosurgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe A. Liverneaux
    • 1
  • Stacey H. Berner
    • 2
  • Michael S. Bednar
    • 3
  • Sijo J. Parekattil
    • 4
  • Gustavo Mantovani Ruggiero
    • 5
  • Jesse C. Selber
    • 6
  1. 1.Centre de Chirurgie, Orthopédique et de la Main (CCOM)Hôpitaux Universitaires de StrasbourgIllkirch CXFrance
  2. 2., Department of Orthopedic SurgeryNorthwest HospitaOwings Mills, BaltimoreUSA
  3. 3., Orthopaedic Surgery and RehabilitationLoyola University, ChicagoMaywoodUSA
  4. 4.University of Florida, Director, Robotic SurgeryWinter Haven Hospital &Winter HavenUSA
  5. 5.São Paolo Hand CenterSao PaoloBrazil
  6. 6., Department of Plastic SurgeryM.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

About the editors

Drs Bednar, Berner, Liverneaux, Parekattil, Mantovani and Selber are all involved in the board of the Robotic Assisted Microsurgical & Endoscopy Society (RAMSES,

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Telemicrosurgery
  • Book Subtitle Robot Assisted Microsurgery
  • Editors Philippe A. Liverneaux
    Stacey H. Berner
    Michael S. Bednar
    Sijo J. Parekattil
    Gustavo Mantovani Ruggiero
    Jesse C. Selber
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag France 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Paris
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-2-8178-0390-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-2-8178-0549-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-2-8178-0391-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 203
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgery
    Surgical Orthopedics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews:

“This book provides valuable insight into the potential, limitations, and future applications of this technology. … this book focuses solely on the microsurgery aspect, making it ideal for microsurgeons and supermicrosurgeons -- both experienced and inexperienced. … This book is the first to address telemicrosurgery, and it provides valuable insights while sharing the experiences of some of the pioneers in this field and their take on the future of this technology.” (Anas Eid, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2013)