Laparoscopic nephrectomy for benign disease is now a simple procedure but may prove to be very challenging, depending on the indication for surgery.

Although most cases of benign disease can be managed by simple nephrectomy, inflammation or previous surgery, especially in the obese patient, may obliterate normal dissection planes, and radical ablative surgery in these circumstances may be more judicious. This chapter describes the technique of laparoscopic simple nephrectomy for benign disease in detail, including a number of practical tips designed to facilitate the procedure, based on the authors' experience of over 500 procedures.

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

A time for giving and receiving, getting closer with the ones we love and marking the end of another year and all the eating also. We eat because the food is yummy and plentiful but we don't usually count calories at this time of year. This book will help you do just this.

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