By Margret Oddsdottir (auth.), Ronald C. Merrell MD, FACS, Robert M. Olson III MD (eds.)
In might 1997 the school of surgical procedure from the college of Athens and in other places accumulated with colleagues in Athens for the 3rd time in 6 years to proceed our discussions at the development, difficulties, attention, and way forward for laproscopic surgical procedure. the subjects have been really inclusive with reference to the problems that outlined the sector, and the assembled investigators, educa tors, and clinicians introduced a wealthy adventure and transparent imaginative and prescient of the sphere within the coming years. the choice were made months sooner than to assemble our innovations and adventure as a colloquium of the nation of laproscopic surgical procedure within the 10th yr following the record of Mouret on laparoscopic cholecy stectomy, no longer because the complaints of the categorical assembly. on the finish of a decade of mercurial increase, heated debate, expert turmoil, and intensely little technological know-how, it was once transparent that basic surgical procedure could by no means be an analogous. Laproscopic surgical procedure is now totally proven and calls for lodging within the curriculum, perform, and examine of surgical procedure for the foreseeable destiny. This ebook is termed a colloquium on laparoscopy since it collects the suggestions of many staff within the type of consensus shows. it's provided to any physician who's able to survey this box with transparent eyes, absent of emotion or hyperbole, in our evolution of a higher average of take care of surgical patients.