edited by Karl Kremer, MD, Werner Platzer, MD, Hans Wilhelm Schreiber, MD, and Felicien Steichen, MD, 465 pp, with 1088 illus, $249, ISBN 0-86577-639-3, New York, NY, Thieme, 2001.
The explosion of interest and information on laparoscopic surgery during the last decade may lead one to wonder: Why would I need another how-to book covering minimally invasive abdominal surgery? In brief, because of its clear depictions of accepted laparoscopic techniques, this superb work will occupy a treasured and unique spot on the bookshelf of the interested novice, practicing surgeon, or laparoscopic expert. Although it does not try to cover every physiologic detail or the competing strategies in the application of minimal access surgery, it is an elegant and sturdy work with vibrant color drawings that enhance nearly every page.
Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgery. Arch Surg. 2002;137(1):111. doi: