Divided into two sections, the book first covers general preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative challenges and, second, specific surgical procedures. It provides advice on both general gynecologic and obstetric operations, as well as subspecialist areas such as reproductive surgery, urogynecology and gynecologic oncology.
The chapters are concise, beginning with illustrative case histories followed by background, management options, and any preventative approaches. Designed to guide the surgeon to safe practice throughout all stages, they offer practical and step-by-step help.
Detailed information on diagnosis and treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, pain management, and integrative medicine, constitutes a key feature of the book. Also covered in depth are image recovery, nutrition, pain control, and genetic testing. Women who have ovarian cancer share advice on coping with the life-changing disease and its treatments.
Offering candor, compassion, and hope, this remarkable book explains how to add quality to your life and take care of medical and social needs while living with ovarian cancer.
Radical and Reconstructive Gynecologic Cancer Surgery is the first text to encompass the full range of extirpative and reconstructive surgical procedures required to treat locally advanced and recurrent pelvic cancers. It is a unique blend of clinical best practices and a detailed surgical atlas with numerous high-quality photographs and illustrations. The book reflects the integrated multidisciplinary team approach necessary for the effective management of these cancers.
The surgical chapters follow a consistent presentation that includes background, indications and clinical applications, anatomical considerations, preoperative preparation, surgical procedure, postoperative care, and long-term outcomes.
Radical and Reconstructive Gynecologic Cancer Surgery is divided into three main parts:
PART 1 covers the historical evolution of radical pelvic surgical procedures and provides an anatomical review of pertinent pelvic and abdominal visceral, vascular, and bony structures as a foundation for the detailed descriptions and illustrations of the surgical procedures that follow.
PART 2 consists of the extirpative procedures organized by system, physiology, and anatomic region in a text and atlas format. The detailed illustrations are complemented by operative photographs that emphasize the practical or "how-to" aspects of each procedure.
PART 3 includes comprehensive coverage of the full range of reconstructive procedures and surgical options available to optimize patient outcomes, as well as a chapter on rehabilitation, quality of life issues, and symptom management.
This new edition now includes; new operative photographs, robotics, the new instruments and energy sources involved in preoperative preparation, plus three new chapters on the surgical issues for intraperitoneal chemotherapy, minimally invasive surgery, and ovarian cancer surgical program development.
With a companion website containing video clips of the surgical procedures, this package will be essential for gynaecologic oncologists, pelvic surgeons, and general surgeons operating on patients with known or suspected ovarian cancer.