© 2007

Emerging Technologies in Surgery

  • Richard M. Satava
  • Achille Gaspari
  • Nicola Di Lorenzo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Achille Lucio Gaspari, Antonio Manzelli
      Pages 3-5
    3. Michael S. Kavic, Amy E. Waitman
      Pages 7-10
  3. Education and Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Jacques Marescaux, Didier Mutter
      Pages 19-25
    3. Anthony G. Gallagher, E. Matt Ritter
      Pages 27-33
    4. J. Sutherland, Timothy Ganous
      Pages 57-71
  4. Robotics and Novel Surgical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Federico Moser, Santiago Horgan
      Pages 75-83
    3. Jeffrey L. Ponsky
      Pages 85-86
  5. Innovations in Surgical Instruments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Marc O. Schurr
      Pages 89-97
    3. Gerhard F. Bueß, Masahiro Waseda
      Pages 99-106
    4. Piero Rossi, Adriano De Majo
      Pages 113-121

About this book


Tremendous acceleration and changes in scientific discovery and progress are presently occurring. These important emerging technologies that will affect the practicing surgeon within the next 10 to 20 years are illustrated in detail in this volume. Its purpose is not to review clinical experience of the common surgical practice of the past decade, but to outline and illustrate the future trends. International experts in this field demonstrate emerging procedures and significant advances.


Medical Innovation Simulation Surgery Technology brain general surgery robotics stem cells tissue engineering transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard M. Satava
    • 1
  • Achille Gaspari
    • 2
  • Nicola Di Lorenzo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryTor Vergata University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Emerging Technologies in Surgery
  • Editors Richard M. Satava
    Achille Gaspari
    Nicola Lorenzo
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-39599-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50005-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-39600-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 168
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgery
    General Surgery
    Interventional Radiology
    Transplant Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews:

"...Many books about the technology and the future become outdated and even farcical in a short amount of time. Think about Cold War era predictions about colonizing the moon and mining on Mars at the turn of the millennium, or predictions of early computer experts that computers would be limited to government and a few large companies. The authors of this book combine future predictions with discussions about the process of change and education to make a powerful and enduring contribution to the field..." (T.D. Light, University of Iowa, Doody's, December 2007)

"Emerging Technologies in Surgery is a very enjoyable book, edited by 3 surgeons widely considered leaders in the field of emerging surgical technology. It is easy to read, logical, insightful, and clearly meant for practicing surgeons who do not have a background in advanced physics. Most of the contributors are eminent surgeons from around the world and are experts in new procedures or leaders in major technological advancements in their fields. The result is a balanced, practical, and clinically relevant reference for surgeons … ." (Hasan B. Alam, Journal of the American Medical Association, October, 2009)