Table of Contents

Minimally Invasive Surgery.
The Pioneers.
Evolution of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Its Impact on Surgical Residency Training.
Laparoscopy and Research in Surgical Oncology: Current State of the Art and Future Trends.
Moral and Ethical Issues in Laparoscopy and Advanced Surgical Technologies.
Robotic Applications in Surgical Oncology.
Laparoscopy and Malignancy.
General Aspects.
Laparoscopy and Immunology.
Pneumoperitoneum and Its Effects on Malignancy.
Laparoscopy in the Elderly.
Transluminal Surgery: Is There a Place for Oncological Procedures?.
Cancer of the Esophagus and the Gastroesophageal Junction: Two-cavity Approach.
Cancer of the Esophagus and the Gastroesophageal Junction: Transhiatal Approach.
Laparoscopic Distal Gastrectomy.
Laparoscopic Total Gastrectomy.
Endoluminal Procedures for Early Gastric Cancer.
Laparoscopic Management of Small Bowel Tumors.
Right Hemicolectomy and Appendix.
Left Hemicolectomy and Sigmoid Colon.
Laparoscopic Rectal Procedures.
General Considerations.
Liver: Nonanatomical Resection.
Anatomical Liver Resections.
Cancer of the Gallbladder and Extrahepatic Bile Ducts.
Spleen: Hematological Disorders.
Cancer of the Thyroid.
Cancer of the Parathyroid.
Cancer of the Pancreas: Distal Resections and Staging of Pancreatic Cancer.
Cancer of the Pancreas: The Whipple Procedure.
Cancer of the Adrenal Gland.
Minimally Invasive Management of Gynecologic Malignancies.
Cancer of the Kidney.
Cancer of the Prostate.
Cancer of the Urinary Bladder.
Minimally Invasive Management of Pediatric Malignancies.
Minimally Invasive Management of Intra-Thoracic Malignancies.