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Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery: Vol.1, Laparoscopic procedures

  • Michael Parker
  • Werner Hohenberger

Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Susan Standring
    Pages 1-26
  3. Susan Standring
    Pages 27-89
  4. Rakesh Bhardwaj, Michael Parker
    Pages 91-106
  5. James Ansell, Daniel Hughes, Jared Torkington
    Pages 107-124
  6. Skandan Shanmugan, Conor P. Delaney
    Pages 139-156
  7. Tim W. Eglinton, Frank A. Frizelle
    Pages 285-306
  8. Jonathan Epstein, Peter M. Sagar
    Pages 307-324
  9. Cherry E. Koh, Michael J. Solomon
    Pages 337-356
  10. Andrea Scala, Henry S. Tilney, Andrew M. Gudgeon
    Pages 357-433
  11. Katie E. Schwab, Timothy Rockall
    Pages 435-510
  12. María Fernández-Hevia, Jean-Sébastien Trépanier, F. Borja de Lacy, Antonio M. Lacy
    Pages 511-540
  13. Jane Hornsby, Talvinder S. Gill
    Pages 541-552
  14. Jane Hornsby, Talvinder S. Gill
    Pages 553-570
  15. Michael P. Powar, Michael Parker
    Pages 571-618
  16. Tyge Nordentoft, Michael Parker
    Pages 619-662

About this book


This atlas, containing a wealth of clear operative images, is designed to enable trainee surgeons to visualise the surgical field for procedures specific to laparoscopic colorectal surgery, thereby facilitating understanding and learning of surgical techniques and avoidance of intra- and postoperative complications. Step-by-step guidance is provided for a wide range of procedures employed in patients with benign and malignant tumours, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, rectal prolapse and other conditions. Examples include right colectomy techniques, sigmoid colectomy, left hemicolectomy, total colectomy, panproctocolectomy, total mesorectal excision, Hartmann’s procedure and its reversal and rectopexy. Throughout, meticulous attention is paid to surgical anatomy. Whenever considered necessary, additional line drawings are included to aid comprehension of particular steps in the surgery. Readers seeking to improve their comprehension of surgical anatomy and how to perform these operative procedures will find the atlas to be an unparalleled source of information and assistance. A complementary book from the same authors focuses on open colorectal surgery.


Lap appendectomy Oncological Right Colectomy Total Mesocolic Excision Laparoscopic Extended Right Colectomy hemicolectomy for Crohn’s Disease Sigmoid Colectomy for Diverticular Disease hemicolectomy for cancer total colectomy for IBD panproctocolectomy ileoanal pouch Mesorectal Excision Trans-anal Total Meso-rectal Excision Ventral Rectopexy for Rectal Prolapse endometriosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Parker
    • 1
  • Werner Hohenberger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryDarent Valley HospitalDartfordUK
  2. 2.Universitätsklinikum Erlangen Chirurgische KlinikErlangenGermany

About the editors

Michael Parker qualified from Westminster Hospital Medical School in 1973. He acquired the FRCS and FRCS(Ed) in 1980 and MS (London) in 1987. A consultant surgeon in a district general hospital for over 20 years with a specialist interest in laparoscopic surgery, Professor Parker is a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, past President of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, past President of the Surgical Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, past President of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, a former Council member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a current Trustee of the European Society of Coloproctology. In 2010 he initiated a programme of laparoscopic colorectal training in Denmark and in 2013, after over one hundred visits to Jutland, was conferred with an Honorary Chair from the University of Århus. This training programme is ongoing in Copenhagen and now also in Sweden. The programme has succeeded in raising the incidence of laparoscopic resection of bowel cancer in Denmark to over 90% which equates to the highest in Europe. Long term outcome results are amongst the best in the world. 

Werner Hohenberger is Full Professor of Surgery, University of Erlangen‐Nuremberg, Germany and Chair of the Surgical Department at the same university, where he obtained his degree in 1973. Beside his long teaching career, during which he also worked as visiting professor in many universities abroad, such as the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA and the Peking University People’s Hospital, China, he has been dedicating great efforts within scientific societies in the field of surgical oncology, which remains his chief clinical interest. He was President of the German Cancer Society, the German Cancer Congress and Member of the Executive Committee of the German Senologic Society.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery: Vol.1, Laparoscopic procedures
  • Editors Michael Parker
    Werner Hohenberger
  • Series Title Springer Surgery Atlas Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Surgery Atlas Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-05239-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-05240-9
  • Series ISSN 2626-9015
  • Series E-ISSN 2626-9023
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 690
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 354 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Abdominal Surgery
    Colorectal Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Surgical Oncology
    Traumatic Surgery
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“The book is written for senior residents, surgical fellows, or practicing surgeons. … This is an excellent book for the right readers. The illustrations are fantastic, often pairing a picture with a drawing to better identify the anatomy. The descriptions are succinct and offer appropriate detail. Readers looking for a classical surgical atlas of lower GI procedures will find this an invaluable resource.” (Peter Nau, Doody's Book Reviews, 27 September, 2019)