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The 8th Edition of this much-lauded reference of general and vascular surgery presents all-new coverage of contemporary management. 300 contributors—selected not only for their prominence in the field, but also for their active involvement in patient care—offer practice-proven approaches that reflect all of the scientific and technical advances of the last three years. Brief, focused chapters make this an ideal tool for board examinations and recertification as well as preparation before surgery. For faster reference, chapters follow a consistent format. 1,075 illustrations and diagrams make every nuance of technique easy to follow. Diagnosis and pathophysiology are discussed only to the extent that they affect treatment choices, enabling the text to focus on the hands-on, how-tos surgeons need.
  • Focuses entirely on contemporary surgical management, making it an excellent reference for the surgeon who wants to keep abreast of new techniques or brush up on other procedures.
  • Brief, focused chapters written by an acknowledged expert in the field makes this an ideal study tool for board examinations and recertification.
  • Presents 269 all-new chapters from a completely new team of international experts.
  • Offers new coverage of important topics such as intraluminal approaches to GERD · endoscopic treatment of Barrett's esophagus · new screening techniques for polyps · breast cancer · and vascular disease management.
  • Provides 505 brand-new illustrations—2,000 in all—to better describe challenging surgical procedures.

With 471 additional expert contributors

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Bruce E Jarrell, MD (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Description: This is the eighth edition of a textbook describing current surgical therapy that has been created, in the words of the author, to decrease the size of the overall text and return to the original concept of allowing a physician to rapidly learn about the most current therapy.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide short chapters that are dedicated to understanding current surgical therapy as it applies to the immediate patient problem.
Audience: All surgical residents and practicing general and vascular surgeons are an appropriate audience.
Features: The book has been written by 431 authors, many of them new, in addition to the main author. The 271 chapters are grouped into 19 sections. A significant number of chapters have been deleted from previous editions and new chapters added where appropriate. Most of the chapters follow a format of basic and clinical science regarding the disease including its diagnosis, clinical presentation, and classification scheme. This is followed by the medical and surgical options. In the surgical options, the strategies, controversies, and complications are discussed in detail and at the end of each section is a short list of appropriate references. The book has numerous tables, line drawings, x-rays and ultrasound images where necessary. The technique for a certain procedure where a particular method is important is also demonstrated.
Assessment: This book accomplishes the new objective expressed by the author for a change in direction to a more useful book for rapidly understanding a disease and its treatment. One can pick the book up and, in a few minutes, get the salient issues of the management of a particular disease. However, the disease is discussed in sufficient depth so that one not only learns management, one also learns the important elements necessary to understand the disease and, therefore, to deal with unexpected findings. In addition, although perhaps the book was not designed to be read cover to cover, it obviously would be a well prepared surgeon who would read it in this fashion. As with the previous editions, the chapters are well written and have a consistent editorial style. Although the content is dense in each chapter, it is easy to read and understand and allows the reader to form a mental image of the disease and its care. The book has become a standard for many of our residents for learning about diseases as a surgical curriculum. I recommend it highly as an intermediate text that bridges the gap between a full comprehensive text and a limited quick-treatment text. It is excellent.
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"These illustrations are particularly helpful when preparing the night before for operative cases. It should be indispensable to a busy practicing general surgeon who may not have time to read every peer-reviewed journal published...Personally expect it to be a godsend as I prepare for the written and oral American Board of Surgery examinations."—Current Surgery

"Maintains a roster of accomplished authors with recognized expertise. The book achieves the formidable task of concisely overviewing changes in the field of general and vascular surgery. Unequivocally, Current Surgical Therapy should be a part of any practicing general or vascular surgeon's armamentarium."—Journal of Vascular Surgery

"Unequivocally, 'Current Surgical Therapy' should be a part of any practi­cing general or vascular surgeon's armamen­ta­rium." Journal of Vas­cular Surgery, review of the last edition

David N. Bimston
This is the fifth edition of a well-received generalsurgery book. The book evaluates the management and therapy of a widerange of surgical diseases. The previous edition was published in 1992.Each edition features chapters written by different authors. Thepurpose is to provide an up-to-date discussion of the treatment andmanagement of surgical problems. The author fully meets this objective.One can obtain a variety of viewpoints on a subject by reading the samechapter in different editions. Written for the practicing surgeon andthe senior resident, leaders in the field of surgery discuss many rareand controversial issues. This book is not intended for the surgicalnovice. The book covers a wide range of subjects that are clearlypresented. Most discussions include a critical interpretation ofcurrent literature and are supplemented by easy to follow figures,tables, and charts. The fifth edition features updated references and anew section on minimally invasive surgery. As with previous editions,this book is a useful resource for both senior residents and surgicalpractitioners. It provides a current review of the management andtherapy of a wide range of surgical problems. The text's concisepresentation makes it useful for both primary and referenceuses.
Randy S. Haluck
This book for general surgeons is provided as anupdate to address standard of care for all problems that a generalsurgeon may encounter. This series of Current Surgical Therapy isreleased every three years. The purpose is to provide an up-to-datesource for surgical management and therapeutic options in generalsurgery. These are certainly worthy objectives and the authors meetthese objectives as this is the most comprehensive update in generalsurgery. This book is written for residents of surgery and is morehelpful to more senior residents in surgery. It is pertinent forpracticing general surgeons in academic and private settings. It isespecially useful in studying for the American Board of SurgeryQualifying and Certifying Examinations, as well as the RecertifyingExaminations. The authors are certainly credible authorities. Itcovers virtually every problem that a general surgeon may encounter inhis or her career. There are new expanded sections focusing oninnovative techniques in general surgery, as well as minimally invasivesurgical techniques. This is an excellent text that stands out amongothers as an authority on up-to-date therapeutic options in generalsurgery. It is an excellent text for study for the American Board ofSurgery or Recertifying Examinations. The release of new editionsevery three years keeps this series current in standards ofcare.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323025195
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/25/2004
  • Series: Current Therapy Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1376
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 1.89 (d)

Table of Contents


1.1 Esophageal Function Tests

1.2 Esophageal Perforation

1.3 Achalasia of the Esophagus

1.4 Esophageal Spasm Syndromes

1.5 Esophageal Diverticula

1.6 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

1.7 New Intraluminal Approaches to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

1.8 Barrett’s Esophagus

1.9 Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia

1.10 The Management of Caustic Injuries to the Esophagus

1.11 Esophageal Tumors

1.12 The Use of Esophageal Stents

1.13 Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy of Esophageal Cancer

1.14 Endoscopic Ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus

1.15 Esophageal Atresia and Tracheo-esophageal Fistula

Chapter 2 STOMACH

2.1 Benign Gastric Ulcer and Stress Gastritis

2.2 Duodenal Ulcer

2.3 Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

2.4 Postgastrectomy Problems: Remedial Operations and Therapy

2.5 Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

2.6 Morbid Obesity

2.7 Gastric Adenocarcinoma

2.8 Gastrointestinal Stroma Tumors


3.1 Small Bowel Obstruction

3.2 Postoperative Ileus

3.3 Small Bowel Crohn’s Disease

3.4 Stricturoplasty

3.5 Small Bowel Tumors

3.6 Diverticular Disease of the Small Bowel

3.7 Mesenteric Vascular Disease of the Small Bowel

3.8 Enterocutaneous Fistula

3.9 Short Bowel Syndrome

3.10 Small Bowel Carcinoid Tumors

3.11 Motility Disorders of the Small Bowel and Stomach


4.1 Diverticular Disease of the Colon

4.2 Chronic Ulcerative Colitis

4.3 Crohn’s Colitis

4.4 Large Bowel Obstruction

4.5 Ogilvie’s Syndrome (Colonic Pseudo Obstruction)

4.6 Colonic Volvulus

4.7 Rectal Prolapse and Obstructed Defecation

4.8 Solitary Rectal Ulcer

4.9 Radiation Injury to the Small and Large Bowel

4.10 Ischemic Colitis

4.11 Inherited Colorectal Polyposis Syndromes

4.12 Colon Cancer

4.13 Rectal Cancer

4.14 Adjuvant Therapy for Colorectal Cancer

4.15 Tumors of the Anal Region

4.16 Colorectal Polyps

4.17 Surgical Management of Constipation

4.18 Preoperative Bowel Preparation

4.19 Acute Appendicitis

4.20 Hemorrhoids

4.21 Anal Fissure

4.22 Anorectal Abscess and Fistula

4.23 Anorectal Stricture

4.24 Pruritus Ani

4.25 Fecal Incontinence

4.26 Rectovaginal Fistula

4.27 Condyloma Acuminata

4.28 Pilonidal Disease

4.29 Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Chapter 5 LIVER

5.1 Newer Techniques in Liver Surgery

5.2 Hepatic Abscess

5.3 Cystic Disease of the Liver

5.4 Hepatic Echinococcosis

5.5 Benign Liver Lesions

5.6 Liver Hemangioma

5.7 Malignant Liver Tumors

5.8 Hepatic Malignancy: Resection versus Transplantation

5.9 Colorectal Cancer Hepatic Metastases: Liver Resection

5.10 Colorectal Cancer Metastatic to the Liver: Non-Resective Destructive Techniques

5.11 Factors Affecting Morbidity and Mortality of Liver Surgery


6.1 Portal Hypertension: The Role of Shunting Procedures

6.2 Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt

6.3 Portal Hypertension: Role of Liver Transplantation

6.4 Endoscopic Therapy for Esophageal Variceal Hammorrhage

6.5 Refractory Ascites

6.6 Hepatic Encephalopathy

6.7 Budd-Chiari Syndrome


7.1 Asymptomatic "Silent" Gallstones

7.2 Acute Cholecystitis

7.3 Common Bile Duct Stones

7.4 Open Cholecystectomy: When is it Indicated?

7.5 Open Common Duct Exploration: When Is It Indicated?

7.6 Acute Cholangitis

7.7 Benign Biliary Strictures

7.8 Post-Cholecystectomy Problems

7.9 Cystic Disorders of the Bile Ducts

7.10 Gallstone Ileus

7.11 Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

7.12 Bile Duct Cancer

7.13 Tumors of the Gallbladder

7.14 Antibiotic Selection in Biliary Surgery

7.15 Obstructive Jaundice: Percutaneous Transhepatic Interventions

7.16 Obstructive Jaundice: Endoscopic Management

Chapter 8 PANCREAS

8.1 Acute Pancreatitis

8.2 Gallstone Pancreatitis

8.3 Pancreas Divisum

8.4 Pancreatic Abscess

8.5 Pancreatic Pseudocyst

8.6 Pancreatic Ductal Disruptions Leading to Pancreatic Fistula, Pancreatic Ascites, or Pancreatic Pleural Effusion

8.7 Chronic Pancreatitis

8.8 Periampullary Cancer

8.9 Palliative Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

8.10 Unusual Pancreatic Tumors

8.11 Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms

8.12 Pancreatic Islet Cell Tumors Excluding Gastrinoma

8.13 Transplantation of the Pancreas

Chapter 9 SPLEEN

9.1 Splenectomy for Hematologic Disorders

9.2 Tumors, Cysts, and Abscesses of the Spleen

9.3 Splenic Salvage Procedures: Therapeutic Options

Chapter 10 HERNIA

10.1 Groin Hernia

10.2 Recurrent Inguinal Hernia

10.3 Incisional, Epigastric and Umbilical Hernias

10.4 Spigelian, Lumbar, and Obturator Herniation


11.1 Adrenocortical Tumors

11.2 Pheochromocytoma

11.3 Adrenal Incidentaloma

11.4 Thyroid Nodule

11.5 Non-Toxic Goiter

11.6 Thyroid Cancer

11.7 Hyperthyroidism

11.8 Thyroiditis

11.9 Primary Hyperparathyroidism

11.10 Persistent or Recurrent Hyperparathyroidism

11.11 Secondary and Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism

Chapter 12 THE BREAST

12.1 The Role of Stereotactic Breast Biopsy in the Management of Breast Disease

12.2 Benign Breast Disease

12.3 Screening for Breast Cancer

12.4 Breast Cancer: Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Markers

12.5 Breast Cancer: Surgical Therapy

12.6 Breast Cancer: Lymphatic Mapping and Sentinel Lymphadenectomy

12.7 Breast Cancer: Adjuvant Systemic Therapy

12.8 Inflammatory Breast Cancer

12.9 In Situ Carcinoma of the Breast: Ductal and Lobular Cell Origin

12.10 Recurrent and Disseminated Breast Cancer
12.11 Male Breast Cancer

12.12 Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy


13.1 Chest Wall Trauma

13.2 Primary Chest Wall Tumors

13.3 Tracheostomy: Timing and Techniques

13.4 Pneumothorax

13.5 Hemothorax

13.6 Mediastinal Tumors

13.7 Primary Tumors of the Thymus

13.8 Tracheal Stenosis

13.9 Acquired Esophageal Respiratory Tract Fistula


14.1 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Open Repair

14.2 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Endovascular Repair

14.3 Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

14.4 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, And Unexpected Abdominal Pathology: How to Make the Right Decision

14.5 Transperitoneal vs. Retroperitoneal Approach to the Aorta

14.6 Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms

14.7 Acute Aortic Dissection and its Complications

14.8 Popliteal and Femoral Artery Aneurysms

14.9 False Aneurysm and Arterial Venous Fistula

14.10 Carotid Endarterectomy

14.11 Recurrent Carotid Stenosis

14.12 Balloon Angioplasty and Stents in Carotid Occlusive Disease

14.13 Brachiocephalic Reconstruction

14.14 Aneurysms of the Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral Arteries

14.15 Nonoperative Treatment of Claudication

14.16 Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease

14.17 Femoropopliteal Occlusive Disease

14.18 Tibioperoneal Arterial Occlusive Disease

14.19 Profunda Femora Reconstruction

14.20 Axillofemoral Bypass

14.21 Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease: Angioplasty, Stenting and Endovascular Graft Treatment

14.22 Upper Extremity Occlusive Disease

14.23 The Management of an Infected Vascular Graft

14.24 Gangrene of the Foot

14.25 Peripheral Arterial Embolus

14.26 Buerger’s Disease (Thromboangiitis Obliterans)

14.27 Peripheral Arterial and Bypass Graft Occlusion: Thrombolytic Therapy

14.28 Vascular Access

14.29 Renovascular Disease

14.30 Raynaud’s Syndrome

14.31 Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

14.32 Acute Mesenteric Occlusion

14.33 Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia

14.34 The Diabetic Foot

14.35 Diagnosis of Venous Insufficiency

14.36 Varicose Veins

14.37 Deep Vein Thrombosis

14.38 Venous Reconstruction

14.39 Pulmonary Thromboembolism

14.40 Vena Cava Filter Placement

14.41 Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in the Surgical Patient

14.42 Lymphedema


15.1 Airway Management in the Trauma Patient

15.2 The Initial Evaluation and Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient

15.3 Emergency Department Thoracotomy

15.4 Coagulopathy in the Trauma Patient

15.5 The Risk of Blood Transfusion

15.6 Head Injuries

15.7 The Surgeon’s Use of Ultrasound in Thoraco-abdominal Trauma

15.8 Blunt Abdominal Trauma

15.9 Penetrating Abdominal Trauma

15.10 Abdominal Compartment Syndrome: Recognition and Management

15.11 Diaphragmatic Injury

15.12 Liver Injuries

15.13 Pancreatic and Duodenal Injuries

15.14 Injuries to the Small and Large Bowel

15.15 Rectal Injuries

15.16 Splenic Injury

15.17 Retroperitoneal Injuries: Kidney and Ureter

15.18 The Abdomen That Won’t Close

15.19 Vascular Trauma

15.20 Extremity Compartment Syndrome

15.21 Pelvic Fractures

15.22 Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries

15.23 Facial Trauma

15.24 Penetrating Neck Injuries

15.25 Blunt Cardiac Injury

15.26 Burn Wound Management

15.27 Fluid Management and Nutritional Support of the Burn Patient

15.28 Cold Injury

15.29 Electrical and Lightning Injuries


16.1 Skin Lesions: Evaluation, Diagnosis and Management

16.2 Cutaneous Melanoma

16.3 Soft Tissue Sarcoma

16.4 Solitary Neck Mass

16.5 Nerve Injuries

16.6 Hand Infections

16.7 Gas Gangrene of the Extremity

16.8 Necrotizing Infections of the Skin and Soft Tissue


17.1 Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy

17.2 Nutritional Support in the Surgical Patient

17.3 Catheter Sepsis in the Intensive Care Unit

17.4 Preoperative Assessment of the Elderly Patient

17.5 Perioperative Care and Monitoring of the Surgical Patient

17.6 Surgical Site Infections

17.7 Intraabdominal Infections

17.8 Abnormal Operative and Postoperative Bleeding

17.9 Hepatitis C and HIV Infection


18.1 Analgesia and Sedation in Surgical Critical Care

18.2 Cardiovascular Pharmacology

18.3 Postoperative Respiratory Failure

18.4 Acute Renal Failure

18.5 Electrolyte Disorders

18.6 Surgical Critical Care Acid Base Problems

18.7 The Septic Response

18.8 Antibiotics for Critically Ill Patients

18.9 Endocrine Changes With Critical Illness

18.10 Nutritional Support in the Critically Ill

18.11 Coagulopathy in the Critically Ill Patient

18.12 Extracorporeal Life Support for Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Adults

18.13 Multiple System Organ Failure


19.1 Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

19.2 Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration

19.3 Laparoscopic Appendectomy

19.4 Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy

19.5 Laparoscopic Repair of Recurrent Inguinal Hernias

19.6 The Laparoscopic Repair of Ventral Hernias

19.7 Laparoscopic Gastric Surgery

19.8 Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

19.9 The Laparoscopic Management of Crohn’s Disease

19.10 Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication

19.11 Laparoscopic Repair of Paraesophageal Hernia

19.12 Laparoscopic Partial Hepatectomy

19.13 Laparoscopic Splenectomy

19.14 The Laparoscopic Treatment of Benign Liver Cysts and Tumors

19.15 Laparoscopic Pancreatic Resections

19.16 Laparoscopic Whipple Procedure

19.17 The Laparoscopic Management of Pancreatic Pseudocysts

19.18 Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy

19.19 Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

19.20 Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

19.21 Laparoscopic Surgery for Morbid Obesity

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2005

    This book is for all surgeons

    The book contains the standard of care for the treatment of surgical patients. I used this book and passed the certifying exam in surgery.

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