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Difficult Conditions in Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery

  • Ahmed Al-Kandari
  • Arvind P. Ganpule
  • Raed A. Azhar
  • Inderbir S. Gill


  • Written from a problem oriented perspective by experts in the field

  • Utilises real case scenarios

  • Contains literature review within each chapter


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ahmed Al-Kandari, Inderbir S. Gill
    Pages 1-5
  3. Hamdy M. Ibrahim, Hani S. Shaaban, Ahmed Al-Kandari, Inderbir S. Gill
    Pages 7-18
  4. Ahmed Al-Kandari, Inderbir S. Gill
    Pages 35-46
  5. Ahmed M. Mansour, Khurshid A. Guru, Ahmed A. Shokeir
    Pages 47-55
  6. Ahmed M. Harraz, Ahmed R. El-Nahas, Ahmed A. Shokeir
    Pages 57-72
  7. Rakesh V. Khanna, Robert J. Stein
    Pages 73-80
  8. Ricardo Brandina, Andre Berger, Robert J. Stein, Inderbir S. Gill
    Pages 81-92
  9. Jihad H. Kaouk, Wesley M. White
    Pages 93-103
  10. Hamdy M. Ibrahim, Ahmed Al-Kandari, Robert J. Stein, Inderbir S. Gill
    Pages 105-118
  11. Ahmed Al-Kandari, Ricardo Brandina, Robert J. Stein, Inderbir S. Gill
    Pages 119-137
  12. Mahesh R. Desai, Arvind P. Ganpule
    Pages 139-150
  13. Hamdy M. Ibrahim, Ahmed Al-Kandari, Hani S. Shaaban, Inderbir S. Gill
    Pages 151-161
  14. Rene J. Sotelo Noguera, Juan C. Astigueta Pérez, David Canes
    Pages 163-182
  15. Rene J. Sotelo Noguera, Juan C. Astigueta Pérez, Camilo Andrés Giedelman Cuevas
    Pages 183-210
  16. Manoj B. Patel, Sanket Chauhan, Kenneth J. Palmer, Vipul R. Patel
    Pages 211-230
  17. Nasser Simforoosh, Alireza Aminsharifi, Akbar Nouralizadeh
    Pages 231-244
  18. Gerald Y. Tan, Philip J. Dorsey Jr., Ashutosh K. Tewari
    Pages 245-263
  19. Arvind P. Ganpule, Abhishek Singh, Ravindra Sabnis, Mahesh Desai, Mihir Desai
    Pages 265-276

About this book


This book outlines potential situations faced by those using laparoscopy and provides solutions for difficult conditions. Extensively and thoroughly written by experts in the field, Difficult Conditions in Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery enables the practising surgeon to confront and resolve dilemmas before even entering the operating theatre.

In this book, every urologic procedure is described using a step-by-step sequence of events and the text is supplemented with numerous tips, illustrations, and high definition photographs depicting the main steps of the procedures. With a problem-oriented approach, Difficult Conditions in Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery is a valuable reference source for residents, fellows, and general urologists.



Laprascopic Urology Minimally Invasive Surgery Surgery Urology Nephrectomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ahmed Al-Kandari
    • 1
  • Arvind P. Ganpule
    • 2
  • Raed A. Azhar
    • 3
  • Inderbir S. Gill
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryKuwait UniversityKuwaitKuwait
  2. 2.Department of UrologyMuljibhai Patel Urological HospitalNadiadIndia
  3. 3.Urology Department, Faculty of MedicineKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.USC Institute of Urology, Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

About the editors

Ahmed Al-Kandari FRCS(C) B.M., B.Ch: Assistant Professor of Urologic Surgery at Kuwait Univeristy, and Consultant in the Urology Unit of Adan Hospital, Kuwait. Inderbir Gill, M.D., M.Ch: Chairman of the Glickman Urological Institute Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. Following residencies in his native India and America, Dr Gill was appointed a fellow at the Cleveland Institute in 1997, specialising in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the adrenal gland, kidney, prostate and bladder. He is already the author and editor of several leading works in this area, including the Textbook of Laparoscopic Urology (Informa Healthcare, 2006) and the DVD-accompanied Atlas of Laparoscopic Urology (Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2006), and has done a number of projects with us here at Springer (i.e. Contemporary Interventional Ultrasonography in Urology, 2008 & Tips and Tricks in Laparoscopi Urology, Kumar & Gill 2007).

Dr Arvind P. Ganpule is currently, Vice- Chairman, Department of Urology and Chief, Division of laparoscopic and robotic surgery at the Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital (MPUH), Nadiad, India. Dr Arvind Ganpule is a postgraduate guide for urology trainees at MPUH Nadiad, India. He has 115 pubmed indexed publications to his credit in reputed peer reviewed National and International Journals .In addition, he has authored 23 book chapters and edited one book. He was a lead investigator in the largest epidemiological study in India, investigating the natural history of BPH in western India. He has innovated a novel low cost retrieval bag in laparoscopy.(known as the Nadiad bag) He was involved with the team at MPUH, Nadiad India in developing the microperc system with Polydiagnost GmBH. He has one patent filed with Indian patent office. He is on the Editoral board of Indian journal of urology(IJU) and Journal of minimal access surgery(JMAS).He has been on the editorial board of SpringerPLUS since past three months. He was named the” Best national reviewer” for the IJU  and the endourology society(Engineering section) in the year 2012 and 2015. Dr Ganpule is a recipient of the prestigious MIUC scholarship of the of Urological society of India. He has also received the F1000 AFM travel Award and grant (For excellent post publication reviews)consecutively for three years(2012,13,14).He was named the AUA-USI(Chakravarty fellowship) scholar for year 2012. Dr Ganpule is conducting a AUA IC course on laproscopic donor nephrectomy for consecutively three years.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Difficult Conditions in Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery
  • Editors Ahmed Al-Kandari
    Arvind P. Ganpule
    Raed A. Azhar
    Inderbir S. Gill
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-52580-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84940-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-52581-5
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XI, 533
  • Number of Illustrations 31 b/w illustrations, 239 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urology
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
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“The Editors solicited many contributors from a wide range of esteemed, well-respected and experienced urologic laparoscopic and/or robotic surgeons to discuss the difficult situations one may encounter during a certain operation, and also offer tips and tricks on how to handle these circumstances and respective trouble-shooting approaches. … One of the advantages of this book is that it can be an excellent reference when urologists face uncommon challenging cases.” (Jeff Shihchieh Chueh, Urology, August, 2018)