Both the number of pediatric surgeons using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and the number of operations involving MIS are increasing. This atlas of anatomy and operative techniques provides a thorough outline of the procedures commonly used in laparoscopic and thoracoscopic pediatric surgery. Step-by-step operative photographs are accompanied by explanatory text, and line diagrams are used to highlight the important anatomy as seen endoscopically. Alternative techniques, instruments, and steps are described when appropriate, and attention is drawn to highlights and pitfalls. While each chapter includes some basic background on the condition in question, the focus is very much on the operative procedures. This atlas will be of special benefit to those establishing a laparoscopic practice as well as to those in training who wish to embark on MIS. It will also serve as a supplementary atlas of anatomy and surgical technique for younger surgeons and medical students.
The editors and authors of this book have extensive experience in minimally invasive procedures in pediatric surgery. The editors have worked at renowned pediatric surgical centers and have a track record in innovation, surgery, and research in the field. Many of the authors have taught extensively on practical courses and have published numerous peer review articles in leading journals. Many are recognized experts in the field and some are considered founding fathers of minimally invasive surgery in children. With experience in various continents, they bring an international experience to the atlas.Merrill McHoney, MBBS, FRCS, PhD, studied at the University of West Indies and the University of London. He subsequently specialized in pediatric surgery, working at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital, among others. He is currently a Consultant Pediatric Surgeon at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh. Mr. McHoney has been the recipient of significant research awards and prizes. He has published in leading peer-reviewed journals and also contributed a number of chapters in edited books.Edward M. Kiely is a consultant and surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He studied medicine at University College Cork and in 2011 was awarded an honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.Imran Mushtaq is a Consultant Paediatric Urologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, London, started his career as a paediatric urologist in 2001. He pioneered minimally invasive urological surgery in London and is widely regarded as one of the leading laparoscopic surgeons in the UK, with expertise in the techniques of nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, adrenalectomy, pyeloplasty and robotic surgery.