This book is a surgical manual, intended to present and discuss the use of robotic surgery for abdominal wall hernia repair. It comprises the most important surgical approaches in the field, presenting step by step procedures in a clear and didactic way.
Abdominal wall hernias are very common conditions, easily identifiable in clinical practice and that usually require a surgical intervention as treatment. However, the choice for the right surgical procedure to treat those conditions may vary, provided the diversity on possible techniques, clinical presentations and complexity. Robotic surgery has emerged in recent years as an important tool to increase the number of surgical approaches for the surgeon who faces abdominal wall hernias. Video-assisted and robotic surgery may represent a consistent improvement in options available for the surgeon involved in wall hernia repair. Current robotic surgical techniques present several of the benefits of common laparoscopic surgery features (such as low invasiveness and fast recovery), and adds some other specific benefits, such as more dynamic and precise movements and a much better view of the operatory field.
Robotic Surgery for Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair is intended to help surgeons to manage this disease from another point of view and to choose the best procedures in each case, pushing medical practice to another level of decisions, investigation and follow up, considering the use of new technologies in robotic surgery. It intends to be a reference manual to medical practitioners who has surgical skills in their backgrounds, but that are not familiar with the use of minimally invasive procedures for abdominal wall complex defects.
About the Author
Ricardo Zugaib Abdalla: MD, PhD in surgery, Associate Professor at University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Medical Assistant at Hospital das Clinicas at University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine Digestive Surgery Division, Robotic Coordinator at Sao Paulo Cancer Institute at University of Sao Paulo.
Thiago Nogueira Costa: MD, Assistant Professor at Hospital das Clinicas at University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Digestive Surgery Division. Attending Surgeon at Sao Paulo Cancer Institute at University of Sao Paulo.