Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Cancer

Standard Techniques and Clinical Evidences

  • Seigo Kitano
  • Han-Kwang Yang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Current Status of Laparoscopic Gastrectomy in the World: Results of Nationwide Surveys (JSES, KLASS)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Indications for Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Il Ju Choi, Yuko Kitagawa
      Pages 13-14
    3. Joon Seok Lim, Tsunehiro Takahashi
      Pages 15-18
    4. Hitoshi Katai, Joon-Seok Lim
      Pages 19-22
  4. How to Create Operative Fields Based on Surgical Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Sang-Il Lee, Young Don Min, Tsuyoshi Etoh
      Pages 25-30
    3. Shuji Takiguchi, Yuichiro Doki, Young Don Min
      Pages 31-35
    4. Sung Soo Park, Jeong Hwan Yook, Michio Kaminishi, Hirokazu Yamaguchi
      Pages 37-38
    5. Shinya Tanimura, Naoki Hiki, Jeong Hwan Yook, Sung Soo Park
      Pages 39-42
  5. Basic Techniques and Instruments for Laparoscopic Gastrectomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Young-Woo Kim, Seong Yeop Ryu, Yugo Nagai
      Pages 45-47
    3. Minoru Matsuda, Tadatoshi Takayama, Young-Woo Kim, Seong Yeop Ryu
      Pages 49-52
    4. Kyo Young Song, Young-Joon Lee, Norio Shiraishi
      Pages 53-56
  6. Standard Techniques of Laparoscopic Gastrectomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Tsunehiro Takahashi, Yuko Kitagawa, Young-Joon Lee, Kyo Young Song
      Pages 59-62
  7. Laparoscopy-Assisted Distal Gastrectomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63

About this book


The first laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy for gastric cancer was performed in Japan in 1991. In the ensuing 20 years, at first through a process of trial and error, then through the sharing of master surgeons’ accumulated experience, the procedure has been honed and refined to its current high level. From the beginning, it soon became evident that this much less invasive form of gastrectomy, in comparison with traditional open surgery, led to improved quality of life for postsurgical patients, and use of the procedure spread rapidly among gastric surgeons. Early on, however, there were calls for the establishment of standard techniques and procedures to be followed, with a recognized need to improve the level of safety and the quality of lymph node dissection for local control in cancer treatment. Toward that end, the Laparoscopy-Assisted Gastrectomy Club was formed in 1999. In the following year, because both Japan and Korea experience a high rate of gastric cancer, specialists from those two nations came together to form the Japan–Korea Laparoscopic Gastrectomy Joint Seminar, to facilitate and encourage the exchange of vital information. The result has been to achieve an evolving consensus among specialists in the field of endoscopic surgery in Japan and Korea with expertise that can be shared worldwide. A compilation of the current state-of-the-art is now presented in this volume, with accompanying DVD, which will be of great value to all endoscopic surgeons who perform laparoscopic gastrectomy.


endoscopy gastric cancer gastrointestinal surgery laparoscopic gastrectomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Seigo Kitano
    • 1
  • Han-Kwang Yang
    • 2
  1. 1.Oita UniversityOitaJapan
  2. 2.Department of SurgerySeoul National University College of Medicine and Cancer Research InstititueSeoulRepublic of Korea

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54002-1
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54003-8
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