The proposed text will fill the void of information on robotic urological surgery; a topic that is currently highly in demand and continuously-increasing. It will cover specialist areas such as female urology and pelvic floor reconstructions. Particularly of interest to gynecology practitioners. The book will also hold a strong focus on pediatric urology. Due to the unique nature of robotic surgery, Robotic Urological Surgery will capture a large market and primarily target urologists, surgeons, hospitals and libraries in the USA, Europe and Asia. There is also a potential for corporate purchase of books for distribution by the manufacturer of robotic machinery Intuitive Surgical.
Ashok K. Hemal, MS, DipNB, MCh, MAMS, FICS, FACS, FAMS, FRCS (Glasg): Professor, Department of Urology, Director, Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC. Dr Hemal has also contributed to several robotic programs worldwide.Dr. Mani Menon, MD: the Director of Vattikuti Urology Institute, Chairman of Urology at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit is a well known figure in urologic academia for many years. He is widely published and renowned for his impeccable literary style. As the pioneer of robotic radical prostatectomy - did the first major study to compare open and robotic prostatectomies, published in the BJU Ints in 2003 - he has performed the largest number of such surgeries and has published his impressive results in the Journal of Urology and BJU Intl. He has also organized international workshops on robotic urology and made many presentations on this topic.