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Minimally Invasive Surgery for Upper Abdominal Cancer

  • Miguel A. Cuesta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Esophagus and Gastro-Esophageal Junction Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Ronald L. A. W. Bleys, Teus J. Weijs
      Pages 11-20
    3. Roos E. Pouw, Bas L. A. M. Weusten
      Pages 21-31
    4. Jan Willem van den Berg, Sjoerd M. Lagarde, Bas P. L. Wijnhoven, Ate van der Gaast, J. Jan B. van Lanschot
      Pages 33-42
    5. Leonie R. van der Werf, Bas P. L. Wijnhoven
      Pages 43-48
    6. Donald L. van der Peet, Jennifer Straatman, Nicole I. van der Wielen, Miguel A. Cuesta
      Pages 49-57
    7. Harushi Osugi, Kousuke Narumiya, Kenji Kudou
      Pages 59-72
    8. Christophe Mariette
      Pages 73-83
    9. James D. Luketich, M. N. Jaimes Vanegas
      Pages 85-97
    10. Annelijn E. Slaman, Suzanne S. Gisbertz, Mark I. van Berge Henegouwen, Miguel A. Cuesta
      Pages 99-112
    11. Pieter C. van der Sluis, Jelle P. H. Ruurda, Sylvia van der Horst, Richard van Hillegersberg
      Pages 113-120
    12. Miguel A. Cuesta, Joris J. Scheepers, Jan Willem Dekker, Donald L. van der Peet
      Pages 121-139
  4. Gastric Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Hylke J. F. Brenkman, Nicole I. van der Wielen, Ronald L. A. Bleys, Maarten S. van Leeuwen, Joris J. Scheepers, Donald L. van der Peet et al.
      Pages 143-147
    3. Yvette H. M. Claassen, Henk H. Hartgrink, Wobbe O. De Steur, Marije Slingerland, Cornelis J. H. Van de Velde
      Pages 149-157
    4. Nicole I. van der Wielen, Jennifer Straatman, Freek Daams, Miguel A. Cuesta, Donald L. van der Peet
      Pages 159-165
    5. Ali Guner, Woo Jin Hyung
      Pages 167-176

About this book


This book aims to comprehensibly describe the minimally invasive technique including robot assisted procedures of upper abdominal cancer, including aspects such as surgical anatomy, neoadjuvant therapy and minimally invasive surgical technique, and robot assisted procedures (5 alinea). Upper abdominal oncological surgery is increasingly approached by Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). Due to the rising experience of young surgeons with MIS, the optimal imaging obtained during the procedure and the possibility of decreasing the postoperative complications has led to an increase of quality of life without compromising the completeness of resection.

The book bases its approach on the information gathered by MIS observation and the step-by-step descriptions, by using illustrations and videos of surgical procedures for oncological resections of esophageal and gastric cancer, as well as for duodenum, pancreas, spleen and liver cancers.

Furthermore, this book will serve as a teaching guide, providing a present-day introduction to the increasingly sophisticated performance of surgery required by general and  specialized surgical practitioners. The reader will have access to a practical book with relevant information that guides adequate treatment.


Minimally Invasive Procedures Oncological Resection Postoperative Complications Surgical Anatomy Optimal Imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel A. Cuesta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

About the editors

Miguel A. Cuesta is emeritus Professor of Digestive Surgery at the VUmc in Amsterdam, Netherlands. After his publication as editor in 1993 of the book “Minimally Invasive Surgery in Gastrointestinal Cancer”, considered as a pioneer work in the use of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) in Oncological Surgery, his work has been focused on looking for evidence of MIS. He has participated and initiated different randomized controlled trials concerning Colorectal and Upper GI surgery comparing the Open and the MIS approaches. It has been a huge honor for him to be editor of this comprehensive book “Minimally Invasive Surgery for Upper Abdominal Cancer”, coordinating the work of 34 outstanding surgical oncologists and their groups.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Minimally Invasive Surgery for Upper Abdominal Cancer
  • Editors Miguel A. Cuesta
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-54300-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85366-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-54301-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 368
  • Number of Illustrations 33 b/w illustrations, 220 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gastroenterology
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“This is a well written book on the various minimally invasive approaches (including laparoscopic, hybrid, and robotic) for oncologic treatment of the major upper gastrointestinal organ systems, as well as the evidence regarding minimally invasive surgery compared to open. This is a must-have for surgical oncologists wishing to dive into minimally invasive surgery for the upper GI tract.” (Daniel Budreau, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 2018)