Bioengineering for Surgery - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081001233, 9780081001301

Bioengineering for Surgery

1st Edition

The Critical Engineer Surgeon Interface

Authors: Walid Farhat James Drake
eBook ISBN: 9780081001301
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081001233
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 29th September 2015
Page Count: 238
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Bioengineering is the application of engineering principles to address challenges in the fields of biology and medicine encompassing the principles of engineering design to the full spectrum of living systems. In surgery, recent advances in minimal invasive surgery and robotics are the culmination of the work that both engineers and surgeons have achieved in the medical field through an exciting and challenging interface. This interface rests on the medical curiosity and engineering solutions that lead eventually to collaboration and development of new ideas and technologies. Most recently, innovation by surgeons has become a fundamental contribution to medical research in the surgical field, and it is through effective communication between surgeons and biomedical engineers and promoting collaborative initiatives that translational research is possible. Bioengineering for Surgery explores this interface between surgeons and engineers and how it leads to innovation processes, providing clinical results, fundraising and prestige for the academic institution. This book is designed to teach students how engineers can fit in with their intended environment and what type of materials and design considerations must be taken into account in regards to medical ideas. 

Key Features

  • introduces engineers to basic medical knowledge
  • provides surgeons and medical professionals with basic engineering principles that are necessary to meet the surgeons' needs


Engineering students, Surgeons and Healthcare professionals interested in surgical innovation and technology

Table of Contents

<?xml version="1.0"?>

  • About the Editors
  • About the Authors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Interface between Engineering and Medicine
    • 1.1. Introduction to Systems Engineering
    • 1.2. Summary
  • Chapter 2. Clinical Translation and Commercialization
    • 2.1. Clinical Translation
    • 2.2. Commercialization
    • 2.3. Closing Remarks
    • 2.4. Key Points of This Chapter
  • Chapter 3. Image Fusion and Visualization
    • 3.1. Registration/Fusion
    • 3.2. Registration Methods
    • 3.3. Visualization and Display
    • 3.4. Case Studies
    • 3.5. Summary
  • Chapter 4. Image-Guided Procedures: Tools, Techniques, and Clinical Applications
    • 4.1. Background and Introduction
    • 4.2. Common Components of Image Guidance Platforms
    • 4.3. Accuracy Considerations: Clinical Requirements versus Engineering Performance
    • 4.4. Clinical Applications
    • 4.5. Limitations, Constraints, and Challenges
    • 4.6. Summary and Future Directions
  • Chapter 5. Surgical Robotic Tools
    • 5.1. Synopsis
    • 5.2. Design Considerations
    • 5.3. A Review of the Technology
    • 5.4. Our Experience
    • 5.5. Future Directions
  • Chapter 6. Simulation in Minimal Access Surgery
    • 6.1. Introduction
    • 6.2. Video-Box Training
    • 6.3. Virtual Reality Training
    • 6.4. Validated Assessments of Simulated Training
    • 6.5. Motion and Force Analysis in Minimal Access Simulation
    • 6.6. Conclusion
  • Chapter 7. A Simulation Hospital as a Model of Immersive-Based Learning: The Concept and Challenges
    • 7.1. Introduction
    • 7.2. The Concept
    • 7.3. Definition
    • 7.4. Physical Structure of the Simulation Hospital
    • 7.5. Categories of Healthcare Giver Trainees
    • 7.6. Specialized Simulation Training Programs
    • 7.7. Challenges in Establishing a Simulation Hospital
    • 7.8. Conclusion
  • Chapter 8. Virtual Simulation: Abdomen
    • 8.1. Introduction
    • 8.2. Types of Simulation and Assessment Metrics
    • 8.3. Abdominal Simulation—Physical Phantoms and Box Trainers
    • 8.4. Abdominal Simulation—VR
    • 8.5. Simulated Operating Room
    • 8.6. Future of Abdominal Simulation
  • Chapter 9. Application of 3D Printing in Medical Simulation and Education
    • 9.1. Introduction
    • 9.2. Three-Dimensional Printing
    • 9.3. Modeling in Craniofacial Surgery
    • 9.4. Silicone Modeling
    • 9.5. Conclusions
  • Chapter 10. Simulation Surgical Models: Surgeon Perspectives
    • 10.1. Introduction
    • 10.2. Evolution of Modern Surgical Simulation
    • 10.3. Theoretical Constructs for the Basis of Simulation
    • 10.4. Types of Surgical Simulations
    • 10.5. Considerations for Surgical Simulation
    • 10.6. Assessment in Simulation Training
    • 10.7. Conclusion
  • Chapter 11. Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine in Surgery
    • 11.1. Introduction
    • 11.2. Cell Therapies
    • 11.3. Biomaterial Design and Selection
    • 11.4. Translation to the Operating Room: Regenerative Medicine in Surgical Therapies
    • 11.5. Conclusions
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Index


No. of pages:
© Chandos Publishing 2016
Chandos Publishing
eBook ISBN:
Hardcover ISBN:

About the Author

Walid Farhat

Dr Walid Farhat is a Paediatric Urologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Unversity of Toronto and Paediatric Urologist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

James Drake

Dr James Drake is the Head of Neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada and is also a Professor at the University of Toronto.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada and Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

Ratings and Reviews