Advanced Surgical Practice

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This book is aimed at the General Surgical Trainee who is embarking on Higher Surgical Training (HST) and its structure closely follows the current HST syllabus. It therefore builds on Fundamentals of Surgical Practice to provide the detail required for this readership and, in particular, includes full details of all of the operative techniques that the candidate is expected to be familiar with. Fully illustrated throughout, and featuring high quality surgical line drawings, it will be an essential purchase for the candidate embarking on higher surgical training and taking the next important step in their surgical career.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Bruce E Jarrell, MD (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Description: This book on advanced surgical practice, one in a series on surgical instruction, is an appropriate and logical addition to the two prior publications. The first was Fundamentals of Surgical Practice and the second was Principles of Surgical Practice.
Purpose: The aim of this book is to prepare surgeons in higher surgical training areas. It is based on a curriculum for general surgeons as a specialty.
Audience: This book is for advanced students of general surgery.
Features: This large book has eight broad sections representing each subspecialty of general surgery, including upper GI disease, lower GI disease, endoscopically-treated diseases, breast disease, endocrine disease, vascular disease, transplantation, and pediatric surgery. There are close to 100 chapters written by different authors. The beginning of each chapter deals with theory of the practice of surgery in that disease specialty. The body of the chapter then deals with the details of the operative surgery both in terms of technical details as well as broad decision making. It particularly emphasizes index cases, which are described as cases are critical to the training of a general surgeon. At the end of each chapter there is a short list of further reading.
Assessment: This book accomplishes its goal of helping surgeons who wish to become experts in a chosen specialty of general surgery. It also allows one to obtain a much broader view of the specialties of general surgery at the same time. The book is well written and very readable. The X-rays and images are of particularly high quality and are actually interpretable from the book. The surgical approach described in the book is more of a British approach to the many diseases rather than an American approach. This makes for very interesting reading for an American surgeon. Each chapter presented me with a way of thinking about a disease that was different from my formal American training. The book clearly describes advanced techniques and would give the practicing surgeon many additional options for treating patients. The book is also loaded with detailed discussions on the theory of particular diseases. I was particularly impressed with the amount of genetic detail included for many diseases. For example, the hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer syndromes are discussed in great detail and would prepare any trainee for the in-service exams. This is an excellent book and I enjoyed reading it immensely because of its different view of surgery from traditional American surgery.
From the Publisher
'… informative, well penned and instructive to read …' Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

'… the book is excellent, with a clear, well thought out format making reference and reading a pleasure … the wealth of high quality material in this volume makes it worthy of serious consideration by anyone who is training in general surgery.' British Journal of Surgery

'… this is an excellent textbook. It is well designed and there is uniformity about each section … There is a nice mix in each section between theory and surgical practice … the surgical practice side of each section is wide-ranging, succinct and generally easy to read … there is liberal use of graphs, tables, x-rays, technical drawings, and other educational tools to facilitate learning … I highly recommend this book to those in Higher Surgical Training.' Irish Medical Journal

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841100180
  • Publisher: Greenwich Medical Media Limited
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Pages: 862
  • Product dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.05 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The oral cavity and salivary glands; 2. Pharyngeal and oesophageal motility disorders; 3. Neoplasms of the oesophagus; 4. Surgical aspects of peptic ulcer disease; 5. Gastric cancer; 6. The small bowel; 7. Acute pancreatitis: pathophysiology; 8. Surgical complications of acute pancreatitis; 9. Chronic pancreatitis; 10. Neoplasms of the pancreas; 11. The liver; 12. Neoplasms of the liver; 13. Biliary tract; 14. Spleen, lymph nodes, soft tissue sarcomas and retroperitoneal tumours; 15. Lower GI tract: large bowel obstruction; 16. Crohn's disease; 17. Ulcerative colitis; 18. Neoplasms of the colon and rectum; 19. The anorectum; 20. Therapeutic colonoscopy; 21. General principles of endoscopic surgery; 22. Instrumentation and perioperative management in laparoscopic surgery; 23. Basic laparoscopic procedures; 24. Intermediate laparoscopic procedures; 25. Breast disease: diagnostic methods; 26. Benign breast disorders; 27. Management of breast cancer; 28. Advanced breast cancer; 29. Epidemiology, screening and clinical trials in breast cancer; 30. Breast reconstruction; 31. Pituitary; 32. Thyroid; 33. Parathyroids; 34. The adrenal gland; 35. Diagnostic techniques in vascular surgery; 36. Vascular trauma; 37. Aneurysms; 38. Therapy in peripheral arterial disease; 39. Extracranial carotid disease and vertebral disease; 40. Venous disease; 41. Vasculitis; 42. Transplantation immunology; 43. Organ donation; 44. Renal transplantation; 45. Liver transplantation; 46. Paediatric surgery of the upper GI tract; 47. Paediatric surgery of the small and large bowel; 48. Paediatric trauma; 49. Paediatric tumours; 50. General paediatric urology; 51. Spinal dysraphism; 52. Clinical governance.
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