Drs. John Hunter, Donn Spight publish laparoscopic surgery book

May 25, 2018

Two Department of Surgery faculty members are co-authors of a new book for laparoscopic surgeons.

John Hunter, M.D., F.A.C.S., Kenneth A.J. Mackenzie Professor of surgery, and Donn Spight, M.D., F.A.C.S., associate professor of surgery, OHSU School of Medicine, worked on the project for more than 10 years. Their co-authors, Corinne Sandone, M.A., C.M.I., and Jennifer Fairman, M.A., M.P.S., C.M.I., of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine created nearly 1,000 illustrations throughout the book.

The result, Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgical Operations, is described as the definitive laparoscopic surgery procedural primer and visual roadmap. Dr. Hunter, who is also executive vice president of OHSU and chief executive officer of the OHSU Health System, writes in the foreword that the book "represents the best thoughts and voluminous experience of the pioneers in laparoscopic surgery in the United States who have taken common open operations and adapted them to an MIS environment, bringing things they learned from each other and from masters in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia into focus at the end of a rod lens telescope."

Preview the atlas and read more on Amazon.com.