Gastrointestinal Operations and Technical Variations

  • Michael Korenkov
  • Christoph-Thomas Germer
  • Hauke Lang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Korenkov, Christoph-Thomas Germer, Hauke Lang
      Pages 3-5
    3. Benjamin D. Trump, Nicolas Pabon, Michelle Barber, Richard Hartz, Faina Linkov, Igor Linkov
      Pages 7-17
    4. Hans Troidl
      Pages 25-30
  3. Individual Surgery for Upside Down Stomach and Antireflux Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-32
    2. Michael Korenkov, Christoph-Thomas Germer, Hauke Lang
      Pages 33-38
    3. Hubertus Feussner, Dirk Wilhelm
      Pages 43-49
    4. Karl-Hermann Fuchs, W. Breithaupt, G. Varga, T. Schulz, B. Babic
      Pages 51-56
    5. Pradeep Pallati, Sumeet K. Mittal
      Pages 57-63
    6. Eric S. Hungness, Nathaniel J. Soper
      Pages 65-68
  4. Individual Surgery for Gastric Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Michael Korenkov, Christoph-Thomas Germer, Hauke Lang
      Pages 95-98
    3. Nicole J. Look Hong, Chandrajit P. Raut
      Pages 107-115

About this book


This book is exceptional in describing not only the standard surgical procedures, open and laparoscopic, for various gastrointestinal indications, but also the technical variations that may be employed in response to difficult intraoperative situations. For each surgical procedure, leading experts provide step-by-step, illustrated descriptions of their standard techniques and preferred modifications when confronted by challenging circumstances associated with an increased risk of intra- or postoperative complications. All of the described variations are designed to meet the original surgical goals and achieve satisfactory outcomes.

Topics addressed include upside-down stomach, antireflux surgery, gastric gastrointestinal tumors, gastric cancer, gallbladder and bile duct disease, inflammatory bowel disease, right and left hemicolectomy, sigmoid diverticulitis, rectal cancer, and rectal prolapse. The provision of several points of view for each surgical indication ensures that approaches from the conservative to the more radical are conveyed. It is clearly explained in which situations use of the described technical variations may be indicated, and practical tips are provided on the avoidance of complications. In addition, important medicolegal issues are discussed and guidance is offered on risk assessment and decision analysis within the surgical setting. This book will be an invaluable aid to decision making and practice for every gastrointestinal surgeon.


Gastrointestinal surgery Intraoperative complications Postoperative complications Surgical applications Surgical techniques

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Korenkov
    • 1
  • Christoph-Thomas Germer
    • 2
  • Hauke Lang
    • 3
  1. 1.General and Visceral Surgery, Klinikum Werra-MeissnerTeaching Hospital Eschwege, University of GoettingenEschwegeGermany
  2. 2.Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery, University HospitalJulius-Maximilians-University, University of WuerzburgWuerzburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of General, Visceral and Transplant SurgeryUniversity Medicine of the Johannes, Gutenberg-University MainzMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-49876-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-49878-1
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