Skin Surgery: A Practical Guide

Skin Surgery: A Practical Guide

by Richard P. Usatine
     
 

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Ideal for the non-specialist, this book describes techniques for minor, less-invasive skin surgery. It covers basic techniques, including shave and punch biopsy, elliptical excision, cryosurgery, and electrosurgery. The diagnosis of benign, premalignant, and malignant lesions is also discussed, as is equipment, preoperative preparation, anesthesia, and homeostasis.

Overview

Ideal for the non-specialist, this book describes techniques for minor, less-invasive skin surgery. It covers basic techniques, including shave and punch biopsy, elliptical excision, cryosurgery, and electrosurgery. The diagnosis of benign, premalignant, and malignant lesions is also discussed, as is equipment, preoperative preparation, anesthesia, and homeostasis. Additional chapters cover referrals, wound care, and complications.

* Focuses on office-based procedures that are appropriate for primary care physicians.
• Authored by dermatologic surgeons and family practitioners to provide the proper perspective on what can be performed safely and efficiently by the non-specialist.
• Includes referral guidelines to provide criteria and rationales so primary care physicians know when to treat and when to refer.
• Gives step-by-step instructions illustrated by full-color photographs.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Tomas Guiab Lumicao, Jr., MD (Baylor College of Medicine)
Description: This book is a complete overview of the fundamentals of skin surgery including the diagnosis of skin lesions, listing of basic instruments, color pictures, and excellent discussions and illustrations of different dermatological operations.
Purpose: The purpose is to improve the reader's knowledge and skill in skin surgery. It brings together the experience and expertise of a family practitioner and three dermatologists for time efficient, cost effective, curative, and cosmetically excellent skin surgery. These are worthy objectives and the book is successful in achieving these objectives.
Audience: It is intended for students, residents, primary care practitioners, dermatologists, and mid-level practitioners. The authors' obvious expertise and clinical acumen have been refined with time.
Features: The quality of the photographs and illustrations is excellent. The references are up-to-date and well chosen. I am particularly impressed by the tables, which are very informative and practical.
Assessment: This is an outstanding resource for students, residents, primary care practitioners, dermatologists, and mid-level practitioners to learn the fundamentals of skin surgery. It encompasses the diagnosis of skin lesions, practical listings of basic instruments, up-to-date tables, and excellent color pictures. The discussions and illustrations of various dermatologic operations and techniques are superb.
5 Stars! from Doody
Tomas Guiab Lumicao
This book is a complete overview of the fundamentals of skin surgery including the diagnosis of skin lesions, listing of basic instruments, color pictures, and excellent discussions and illustrations of different dermatological operations. The purpose is to improve the reader's knowledge and skill in skin surgery. It brings together the experience and expertise of a family practitioner and three dermatologists for time efficient, cost effective, curative, and cosmetically excellent skin surgery. These are worthy objectives and the book is successful in achieving these objectives. It is intended for students, residents, primary care practitioners, dermatologists, and mid-level practitioners. The authors' obvious expertise and clinical acumen have been refined with time. The quality of the photographs and illustrations is excellent. The references are up-to-date and well chosen. I am particularly impressed by the tables, which are very informative and practical. This is an outstanding resource for students, residents, primary care practitioners, dermatologists, and mid-level practitioners to learn the fundamentals of skin surgery. It encompasses the diagnosis of skin lesions, practical listings of basic instruments, up-to-date tables, and excellent color pictures. The discussions and illustrations of various dermatologic operations and techniques are superb.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815173625
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Pages:
319
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 10.74(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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