Dr. Schwartz Publishes Book on Transsphenoidal Surgery

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Transsphenoidal Surgery: Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques

Theodore H. Schwartz, Professor of Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology and Neuroscience and the David and Ursel Barnes Professor of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, is one of the editors of the new text,  “Transsphenoidal Surgery: Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques,” just published by Springer. Dr. Schwartz edited the book, which focuses on the multidisciplinary management of pituitary and other sellar and parasellar tumors, along with Dr. Edward R. Laws, Jr., of Brigham & Women's Hospital, Dr. Aaron Cohen-Gadol of Indianapolis Methodist Hospital, and Dr. Jason P. Sheehan of the University of Virginia.

This new book includes a history and overview of pituitary surgery and the transsphenoidal approach, along with chapters on patient selection for pituitary surgery, the principles and pitfalls of anesthesia for this surgery, and peri- and postoperative care for pituitary surgery patients. International experts provide guidance on all aspects of the surgery, its techniques, and its risk for complications. The book is augmented by case studies and surgical photographs, and there are online streaming videos available of key procedures.

The book is intended for neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, endocrinologists, radiation oncologists, and residents and fellows in these specialties. It is available in print and digital formats at Springer.

Chapter List:
Evolution of Pituitary Surgery and the Transsphenoidal Approach
Smith, Luke (et al.)

The History of Trans-sphenoidal Surgery for Pituitary Tumours
King, James A. J. (et al.)

Principles and Pitfalls of Anesthesia for Transsphenoidal Surgery
Dunn, Lauren K. (et al.)

Operative Indications and Pitfalls in Patient Selection for Surgery of Pituitary Tumors
Eseonu, Chikezie (et al.)

The Perioperative and Postoperative Care for Pituitary Patients
Khan, Saira (et al.)

More about the book.