Atlas of Head and Neck Robotic Surgery offers precise, step-by-step descriptions of robotic surgical techniques in the fields of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery, with the aim of providing surgeons with a comprehensive guide. The coverage encompasses all current indications and the full range of robotic surgical approaches, including transoral, transaxillary, transmaxillary, and transcervical. Key clinical and technical issues and important aspects of surgical anatomy are highlighted, and advice is provided on ancillary topics such as postoperative care and robotic reconstructive surgery.
Robotic surgery has proved a significant addition to the armamentarium of tools in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. It is now used in many centers as the workhorse for resection of oropharyngeal and laryngeal tumors, thyroid surgery, and base of tongue resection in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The da Vinci robotic system, with its three-dimensional vision system, is also excellent for parapharyngeal, nasopharyngeal, and skull base resections. Atlas of Head and Neck Robotic Surgery, with accompanying online videos, will be ideal for residents in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery and skull base surgery who are working in a robotic cadaver lab and for specialists seeking to further improve their dissection techniques.
About the Author
Professor Gil is a Barbara S. Goodman Endowed Investigator (ICRF) and the Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Rambam Healthcare Campus, Israel Institute of Technology. Holding an MD and PhD in Biophysics and Neuroscience, he is Head of the Applied Cancer Research Laboratory and a member of the Rappaport Research Institute and the Clinical Research Institute at Rambam. He has received awards from the Israeli Parliament, NY Head and Neck Society, Israeli Cancer Society and Folks Foundation. The author of 3 books and over 200 scientific publications and book chapters, Dr Gil has established new techniques in skull base and robotic surgery.
Moran Amit, MD, PhD, completed his training in Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA. His clinical focus is on robotic head and neck surgery and functional rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients. Dr. Amit is a co-founder of the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma International Study (AXIS) Group and a member of the International Consortium for Outcome Research (ICOR) in Head and Neck Cancer. Having published extensively on oral cavity, skull base and salivary gland cancer, he has received multiple AHNS and Israeli Cancer Society awards for his research on tumor immunology and resistance to treatment. Dr. Amit is a Barbara S. Goodman Endowed Investigator (ICRF).
Dr. Michael Kupferman is an Associate Professor of Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed a residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After completing a two-year fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), he joined the faculty of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, where he is an active member of the Skull Base Tumor Program. A respected expert in robotic surgery and in the management of thyroid cancer, Dr. Kupferman is also medical director of the Voice Center at MD Anderson.