Essentials of Surgery: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 1

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Essentials of Surgery efficiently delivers the knowledge you need to succeed in medical school and surgical residencies. More than 80 respected academic surgeons from leading institutions across the United States synthesize the most important information from the field. Essentials of Surgery will get you through this complex and dynamic specialty - expertise you'll turn to for years to come.
  • Zeroes in on the hands-on know-how necessary to diagnose and manage the full range of surgical diseases, including only the minimum basic science needed to meet these clinical challenges.
  • Considers surgery within the full armamentarium of therapeutic options, not simply as the sole route for treatment.
  • Emphasizes minimally-invasive surgery, ambulatory surgery and new surgical technologies to reflect the realities of today's practice.
  • Uses "Pearls for the OR" and "Pearls for Rounds" to convey key information at a glance.
  • Includes hundreds of original full-color illustrations to make concepts clear.
  • Includes one-year access to Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 17th edition.
  • Includes access to - where you'll find the complete text and illustrations of the book online, fully searchable · "Integration Links" to bonus content in other STUDENT CONSULT titles · video clips of common surgical procedures · content clipping for handheld devices · an interactive community center with a wealth of additional resources · and much more!
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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 1st edition of a new text that covers the broad topic of surgery as seen at a beginning level of trainee.
Purpose: The purpose of this text is to present the large body of knowledge needed to be mastered by students on a surgical rotation.
Audience: This text is intended primarily for medical students on a clerkship or junior residents.
Features: There are 17 sections divided into 67 chapters for a total of 792 pages. The chapters cover the area of general surgery, with limited coverage of pediatric surgery, urology, plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery. In addition, there are special chapters on anesthesiology, dermatology and minimal access surgery. Each chapter has many radiographs and photographs of surgical specimens. There are numerous surgical diagrams, staging tables and other very useful tables. Chapters have full color art work of associated anatomy and related important concepts. Each chapter has highlighted sections that include pearls for a student to know while in the operating room as well as on rounds. Each chapter discusses the essentials of a particular topic from basic science knowledge to clinical knowledge. There is a broad discussion of the diagnostic and therapeutic options. In addition, there is a free on-line access to a web site for student consultation. This can be downloaded to hand-held devices. Additionally, the tool allows the student to search across numerous texts that are published by Elsevier but not part of this text. Included are videos of procedures and other media presentations.
Assessment: Overall, this was well-written and easy to read. The book is designed from a disease based point-of-view rather than a problem-based point-of-view. Thus, it lends itself more easily to learning about diseases, but has the limitation that it is more difficult to learn about general problems such as GI bleed. The granularity of the content is appropriate for medical students and junior residents. The diagrams are outstanding, and there are many excellent pictures. The tables are clear and helpful. The pearls alone make for an excellent quick reference to be used by a student in preparation for rounds or the operating room. They are well thought out and on-target for the needed knowledge. The web site is more than just an electronic copy of the book. It is an educational locus for other published products from Elsevier and is rich in content. In addition, this book also had a chapter addressing professionalism, behavior and dress as a clinical clerk. This added significantly to its value. Overall, this is a very nice edition to the medical student education literature, and I am sure it will be used by students very successfully.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721681863
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/16/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 862
  • Sales rank: 1,275,968
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Conquering Your Surgical Clerkship

2. Interpersonal and Communication Skills and Professionalism

3. Health and Safety

4. The Core Competencies


5. Principles of Preoperative Care and
Risk Assessment

6. Fluid and Electrolyte Management

7. Nutrition in Surgical Patients

8. Blood and Bleeding: Transfusions, Control, and Prevention

9. Wound Healing

10. Prevention and Management of Surgical Infections


11. Trauma

12. Critical Care

13. Burns


14. The Acute Abdomen

15. Appendicitis

16. Hernias


17. Biliary System

18. Liver

19. Portal Hypertension

20. Spleen and Hematologic Disorders


21. Colon and Anorectum

22. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

23. Motility Disorders

24. Pancreas

25. Small Intestine

26. Stomach and Duodenum

27. Esophagus


28. Disorders of the Trachea, Chest Wall, Pleura, Mediastinum, and Lung

29. Acquired Cardiac Disorders

30. Congenital Cardiac Disorders


31. Thyroid Gland

32. Parathyroid Glands

33. Adrenal Glands

34. Pituitary Glands


35. Lymphatic and Venous Systems

36. Deep Venous Thrombosis and
Pulmonary Embolism

37. Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease

38. Aneurysms

39. Cerebrovascular Disease


40. Breast Cancer

41. Principles of Surgical Oncology


42. Diseases of the Bones and Joints

43. Hand Surgery

44. Soft Tissue Injuries

45. Fractures

46. Pediatric Orthopedics


47. Management of Patients with Neurosurgical Diseases

48. Central Nervous System and Spinal Degenerative Diseases and Infections

49. Neoplasms


50. Otologic and Neuro-otologic Diseases

51. Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery

52. Pediatric Otolaryngology

53. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive


54. Newborn and Pediatric Perioperative Care

55. Pediatric Trauma and Burns

56. Pediatric Head, Neck, and Thoracic Disorders

57. Pediatric Gastrointestinal, Abdominal Wall, Inguinal, and
Scrotal Disorders

58. Vascular Anomalies, Tumors, and Twins


59. Surgical Techniques and Wound Management

60. Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery


61. Anatomy and Oncology

62. Urinary Tract Dysfunction

63. Urinary Tract Lithiasis and


64. Anesthesia

65. Dermatologic Surgery

66. Minimal Access Surgery

67. Transplantation

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