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    Michel Gagner, editor.
    Summary: The book encompasses the different concepts and designs using magnets for surgical purposes. It provides a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts. The text reviews new data about interventions in all medical and surgical fields. Written by experts in their fields, topics focus on endoluminal and laparoscopic operations, techniques from vascular and GI anastomosis. The book demonstrates the use of magnets to treat a variety of diseases such as reflux, back pain, and fecal incontinence. The reader will learn how to retract and gain exposure, dissect tissue planes, achieve hemostasis, and create anastomosis in a totally different way. Physical properties of external surface and internal magnets are discussed. The authors emphasize the importance of partnering with industry leaders to develop novel surgical tools. By harnessing the power of attraction, the energy and might of magnets, Magnetic Surgery serves as a valuable resource for clinicians, surgeons and researchers in biomedical engineering interested in this form of energy and physical metal properties. In utilizing these properties, the book seeks to improve surgical outcomes of patients worldwide.

    Introduction : Ideas and People Leading to Successful Products for Patient Care Leading to Magnetic Surgery- Physical Properties, Toxicity, and Physiological Effects of Magnets
    History of Magnets Used in Surgery
    Magnetic Interventions for Gastro-Esophageal Reflux
    Use of Magnets for Double-J Ureteral Stents
    Magnets for Colorectal Anastomosis
    Magnets for Fecal Incontinence
    Magnets for Urinary Incontinence
    The Use of Magnets in the Treatment of Congenital Disorders
    Use of Magnets in Flexible Endoscopy
    Magnetic Retraction for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Other General Surgical Interventions
    Magnetic Retraction for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Other Bariatric Procedures
    Magnetic Vascular Anastomosis
    Laparoendoscopic Magnetic Gastrointestinal Anastomosis
    Endoscopic Magnetic Bowel Anastomosis
    Magnetic Compression Anastomosis and Magnetic Compression Revision for Stenosis
    Use of Magnetically Controlled Growing Rod Implants for the Spine
    Magnetic Anal Sphincter for Fecal Incontinence
    Magnetic Satiety System: The Use of Magnets to Assist in Combating Obesity
    Future / Research in Magnetic Surgery.
    Digital Access Springer 2021