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Gastrointestinal Operations and Technical Variations

  • Michael Korenkov
  • Christoph-Thomas Germer
  • Hauke Lang


  • Provides first-hand accounts from experts of their standard gastrointestinal surgical techniques and favored variations in challenging situations

  • Explains when and how to use the technical variations to best effect

  • Covers a wide range of surgical indications

  • Offers guidance on risk assessment and medicolegal issues


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

About the editors

Born in Moscow in 1962, Michael Korenkov graduated from Elementary and High School N. 654, Moscow in 1979 and from First Moscow Sechenow Medical Institute in 1985. He was then appointed for surgical training in the Central Institute for Specialist Training of Doctors, Botkin’s Hospital in Moscow for 3 years. After completing his surgical training he was engaged as a scientific assistant in the 1st Department of Surgery in the Central Institute for Specialist Training of Doctors in Moscow. In 1990 took place PhD graduation and promotion to Assistant of Professor in the same department. Dr. Korenkov changed to Prof. Hans Troidl in the 2nd Department of Surgery, University of Cologne, Germany and worked under his direction as a surgical trainee and stuff surgeon until 2003. He has been certificated as a general surgeon (Facharzt fuer Chirurgie) in 2001, as a visceral surgeon (Zusatzbezeichnung fuer Viszeralchirurgie) in 2003 an as a proctologist in 2006. Dr. Korenkov changed as attending (Oberarzt) under Prof. Th. Junginger in Department of Surgery, University of Mainz, Germany. As a stipendiary of the German Society for Surgery in 2005 Dr. Korenkov had fellowships in IRCAD Strasbourg under Prof. Jacques Marescaux; St. Mark’s Hospital, London under Prof. John Nicholls;  Institut de Chirurgie Laparoscopique de Bordeaux, Bordeaux under Prof. Jacques Perissat and Dr. Dulucq; Cleveland Clinic Florida under Prof. Steven Wexner. After his habilitation for venia legendi in 2004 he advanced to become an associate professor in same year and full professor in 2011. Since 2008 is Dr. Korenkov Head of Department for General and Visceral Surgery in Klinikum Werra-Meissner, Teaching Hospital University of Goettingen, Germany. His studies focus mainly on bariatric surgery and coloproctology. He has published more than 50 papers in PubMed-indexed journals and edited 3 books in Springer Publisher and one book in Huber Publisher. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Gastrointestinal Operations and Technical Variations
  • Editors Michael Korenkov
    Christoph-Thomas Germer
    Hauke Lang
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-49876-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-57045-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-49878-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 444
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 354 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Abdominal Surgery
    General Surgery
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“This book reviews the surgical techniques for a variety of surgeries and includes everything from patient preparation to essential operative steps. It is unique in its emphasis on discussing complex surgical anatomy or decision making that can arise intraoperatively. … This book would be valuable for chief residents preparing for a case or for newer staff surgeons approaching an operation that they do not practice in high volume. … The authors are well respected in their fields.” (Peter Nau, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2018)