Minimally Invasive Acute Care Surgery 1st edition 2018
The primary goal of this Minimally Invasive Acute Care Surgery 1st edition 2018 textbook is to ensure the safety of our surgical patients and to provide surgeons engaged in the practice of acute care surgery (ACS) additional guidance when considering the minimally invasive approach to emergency general surgery cases.
This Minimally Invasive Acute Care Surgery 1st edition 2018 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.
Since the early 1990s, with the addition of laparoscopy to the practice of general surgery, general surgeons have been pushing the envelope by introducing more minimally invasive surgical techniques in their elective surgical practice. As surgeons became more comfortable with the MIS approach, this approach was increasingly considered in the acute setting, leading to two observations:
1. Minimally Invasive Acute Care Surgery 1st edition 2018 allowed to have Skilled MIS surgery who had predominately an MIS elective practice were attempting similar techniques in the emergency general surgery population without the recognition of the severity and pathophysiology of the critically ill ACS patient and the physiologic effects of pneumoperitoneum in sick patients.
2. ACS surgeons who may not have a regular MIS elective practice were attempting minimally invasive approaches in high-risk emergency general surgery patients without having the expert MIS skill set.
The renewed scientific interest for an acute surgical disease has resulted in the improved care of emergency general surgery patients. Patient selection, early recognition of the severity of illness, shortened time to source control in sepsis, innovation in resuscitation and damage control, and postoperative management have all contributed to the improved outcomes for this patient population.
In many institutions, trauma surgeons have taken the lead in the development of the acute care surgery program because of their expertise in the management of critically ill trauma and surgical intensive care patients. With the addition of general emergency surgery to trauma and surgical intensive care practice, the acute care surgeon is now exposed to a more consistent operative experience by this Minimally Invasive Acute Care Surgery 1st edition 2018 book.