Minor Surgery: A Text and Atlas / Edition 2

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A superbly illustrated step-by-step guide to minor surgery. As previously, the book begins by placing minor surgery into context with a description of the setting up, equipping and running a minor operations facility in general practice. Methods of anaesthesia follow. The book then goes on to describe over 40 surgical procedures in step-by-step detail, usually accompanied by colour photographs and line drawings. The authority and clarity of the text owes much to the author's own experience of over 20,000 minor operations.

All sections have been revised to take account of changes since the last (1996) edition. Some reflect improved techniques and some take into account the wises of those doctors who undertake more complex minor surgical procedures. The latter are incorporated in the section on Advanced Minor Surgery. Radio-surgery which is gaining in popularity is described in detail.

A new chapter on the role of the Practice Nurse/Operating Theatre Assistant is included - this acknowledges the vital role these colleagues play in the day-to-day running of a Minor Surgical Service. There is also a new chapter on biopsy techniques - this is becoming increasingly important with the rising incidence of skin malignancies where a prompt, accurate histological diagnosis of a skin lesion may accelerate treatment and improve overall prognosis.

There is a new departure from previous editions in a section entitled Specialist Minor Surgery where specialists in their field have been invited to write a chapter giving additional information on how to improve still further the results of minor surgery. Thus there are sections by a consultant plastic surgeon, a consultant ophthalmologist, and a dental surgeon - the last being particularly important if a doctor is in an isolated situation where there are no dental facilities.

Illustrated step-by-step guide, methods of anesthesia, covering 40+ surgical procedures, etc.

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Reviewer: peter m daher, md (Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a well written book covering all aspects of minor surgery. The illustrations and photos of the procedures make the book easy to follow. The last edition was published in1997.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a guide to minor surgical procedures for the primary care practitioner, a worthy objective that this book accomplishes.
Audience: The information is presented at a level appropriate to the needs of the primary care physicians who are the audience.
Features: The author's step-by-step approach is so well written that it makes the procedures appear simple. He covers the setup, instruments needed, procedural tips, even the type of anesthesia needed. The author masterfully combines his instructions and the illustrations that demonstrate them. The color illustrations bring the instructions to life.
Assessment: This is a tremendous reference and learning tool. It is a must for any primary care practitioner like myself who performs a lot of outpatient procedures. This is thus far the best guide of its kind in this field and a needed update from the prior edition.
Booknews
A color-illustrated, step-by-step guide to minor surgery, for general practitioners who perform minor surgery, for surgeons and doctors in accident and emergency departments, and for surgical trainees. Describes setting up, equipping, and running a minor-operation facility in general practice, covers anesthesia, and offers instructions for some 40 surgical procedures, accompanied by detailed color photos. This third edition takes into account changes since the 1992 edition, such as improved techniques, the trend toward advanced minor surgery by general practitioners, and radiosurgery. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412449109
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/28/1992
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 344

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgements
Preface to the fourth edition
Preface to the first edition
Foreword
Pt. 1 Basic Techniques 1
1 Introduction 3
2 Instruments 10
3 The Minor Operating Theatre 22
4 The Role of the Practice Nurse/Operating Theatre Assistant 41
5 Infection Control 46
6 Sterilizing and Disinfecting Instruments 50
7 Assessment, Preoperative Preparation and Skin Preparation 55
8 Anaesthesia 57
9 Surgical Techniques 69
10 Incisions 76
11 Skin Closure 81
12 Suturing Lacerations 95
13 Dressings 101
14 Suture Removal 105
15 Chemical Cauterization 107
16 Electrocautery 111
17 The Unipolar Diathermy 121
18 Cryotherapy 126
19 Histology 142
20 Statistical Analysis 150
21 Audit 158
Pt. 2 Routine Minor Surgery 161
22 Injections and Aspirations 163
23 Incision of Abscesses 193
24 Dermatological Minor Surgery 195
25 Skin Lesions 199
26 Skin Tags and Papillomata 215
27 Warts and Verrucae 219
28 Sebaceous Cysts 227
29 Excision of Lipoma 232
30 Minor Operations on the Toes 234
31 Biopsy Techniques 249
32 Epistaxis 258
33 Use of the Proctoscope 261
34 Sigmoidoscopy 263
35 Thrombosed External Haemorrhoids 267
36 Treatment of Internal Haemorrhoids 269
37 Varicose Veins 275
38 Minor Surgical Procedures in Gynaecology 283
39 Vasectomy 295
40 Lymph-Gland Biopsy 303
41 Treatment of Ganglia 305
42 Radiosurgery 311
43 Miscellaneous Minor Surgical Procedures 338
44 Resuscitation 353
Pt. 3 Advanced Minor Surgery 361
45 Decompression of the Carpal Tunnel 363
46 Release of Trigger Finger 369
47 Stab-Avulsion Varicose Veins 372
48 Excision of Ganglia 378
49 Caudal Epidural and Intravenous Regional Anaesthesia 383
Pt. 4 Specialist Minor Surgery 389
50 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 391
51 Minor Operations in Ophthalmology 397
52 Dental Problems in General Practice 404
Pt. 5 Administration 421
53 Providing Information to the Patient 423
54 Medicolegal Aspects of Minor Surgery 443
55 The General Practitioner and the National Health Service 449
App. A: Surgical Instrument and Equipment Suppliers 454
App. B Corresponding Trade Names for Drugs Named in the Book 457
References 458
Selected Further Reading 460
Index 462
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