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Minimally Invasive Acute Care Surgery

by (author) Kosar A. Khwaja

edited by Jose J. Diaz

Springer Nature
Initial publish date
Jan 2018
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    Publish Date
    Jan 2018
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This text is designed to present a comprehensive, up to date and safe approach to managing emergency general surgery patients with a minimally invasive approach. This book bridges the gap between the minimally invasive surgery (MIS) expert who may not routinely be involved in the care of the acute care surgery patient and the ACS expert surgeon who may not have a routine MIS elective practice.


The first section reviews the physiology of the acute care surgery patient and the physiologic impact of MIS techniques including pnemoperitoneum in critically ill patients. This review is crucial to assure that the surgeon has a clear understanding of when a MIS approach is safe and when it can be potentially dangerous to the patient.


The illustrations are presented in an atlas-style format to describe the surgical procedures. The authors of the various sections are minimally invasive and acute care surgeons from prominent academic centers. The format represents a narrative review with appropriate illustrations and links to online videos.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Kosar Khwaja, MD, MBA, MSc, FRCS, FACS


Director of Acute Care Surgery, MGH


Associate Director, Trauma Program


Critical Care Medicine


McGIll University Health Centre


McGill University


Department of Surgery


Montreal, Quebec





Jose J. Diaz, MD, CNS, FACS, FCCM


Professor of Surgery


Chief Division of Acute Care Surgery


Program Director Acute Care Surgery Fellowship


Program in Trauma


R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center


University of Maryland Medical Center


Baltimore, MD