Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice (Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features and Print) / Edition 19

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Sabiston Textbook of Surgery is your ultimate foundation for confident surgical decision making. Covering the very latest science and data affecting your treatment planning, this esteemed medical reference helps you make the most informed choices so you can ensure the best outcome for every patient.

  • Consult it on the go with online access at, and get regular updates on timely new findings and advances.
  • Overcome tough challenges, manage unusual situations, and avoid complications with the most trusted advice in your field.
  • Prepare for tests and exams with review questions and answers online.
  • Keep up with the very latest developments concerning abdominal wall reconstruction, tumor immunology and immunotherapy, peripheral vascular disease, regenerative medicine, liver transplantation, kidney and pancreas transplantation, small bowel transplantation, the continually expanding role of minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and many other rapidly evolving areas.
  • Weigh your options by reviewing the most recent outcomes data and references to the most current literature.

Guidance in print and online from the oldest continually published, English-language general surgery reference!

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is an update of one of the major comprehensive textbooks in surgery. The previous edition was published in 2008.
Purpose: It provides a review of general surgery, its biology, and major subspecialties.
Audience: Surgeons in practice and trainees at all levels are an appropriate audience for this work featuring contributions from major academic surgery programs throughout the United States.
Features: After an initial review of basic surgical principles, the book discusses perioperative care, trauma, transplantation, and surgical oncology. Subsequent chapters deal with body regions, including head and neck, endocrine and breast, esophageal, abdominal and thoracic conditions. A concluding section of seven chapters describe surgical subspecialties including pediatrics, neurosurgery, plastic and hand surgery, gynecology, and urology. A separate chapter reviews management of the pregnant patient. Chapters are clearly written and beautifully illustrated. Reference lists are abundant and date to within two years of publication. In general, references come from the primary literature. The table of contents groups chapters by type of content and the book edge is color-coded by chapter grouping. A detailed subject index of over 40 pages provides broad access to content with separate citations for tables and figures.
Assessment: This remains one of the standard textbooks in the field along with Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice, 5th edition, Mulholland, et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011), and Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, 9th edition, Brunicardi et al. (McGraw Hill, 2010). This edition adds significant new content from new authors. Both clinical and basic science get excellent coverage. Clinical chapters open with clear review of pertinent anatomy, physiology, pathology, and history where applicable. Illustrations are superb. Online supplements including references are available. Due to improved production, the content is increased and the total page number is decreased.
From the Publisher

"Must be on the bookshelf of everyone who is or aspires to be a surgeon." - JAMA, review of the last edition

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437715606
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/23/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 19
  • Pages: 2152
  • Sales rank: 389,356
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 SURGICAL BASIC PRINCIPLES 1 History of Surgery 2 Ethics and Professionalism in Surgery 3 Molecular and Cell Biology 4 The Inflammatory Response 5 Shock, Electrolytes, and Fluid 6 Metabolism in Surgical Patients 7 Wound Healing 8 Regenerative Medicine 9 Evidence-Based Surgery: Critically Assessing Surgical Literature 10 Perioperative Patient Safety

SECTION 2 PERIOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT 11 Principles of Preoperative and Operative Surgery 12 Surgical Infections and Antibiotic Use 13 Surgical Complications 14 Surgery in the Geriatric Patient 15 Morbid Obesity 16 Anesthesiology Principles, Pain Management, and Conscious Sedation 17 Emerging Technology in Surgery: Informatics, Robotics, and Electronics =

SECTION 3 TRAUMA AND CRITICAL CARE 18 Management of Acute Trauma 19 The Difficult Abdominal Wall 20 Emergency Care of Musculoskeletal Injuries 21 Burns 22 Bites and Stings 23 Surgical Critical Care 24 Bedside Surgical Procedures 25 The Surgeon’s Role in Mass Casualty Incidents

SECTION 4 TRANSPLANTATION AND IMMUNOLOGY 26 Transplantation Immunobiology and Immunosuppression 27 Liver Transplantation 28 Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation 29 Small Bowel Transplantation

SECTION 5 SURGICAL ONCOLOGY 30 Tumor Biology and Tumor Markers 31 Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy 32 Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies 33 Soft Tissue Sarcomas 34 Bone Tumors

SECTION 6 HEAD AND NECK 35 Head and Neck

SECTION 7 BREAST 36 Diseases of the Breast 37 Breast Reconstruction

SECTION 8 ENDOCRINE 38 Thyroid 39 The Parathyroid Glands 40 Endocrine Pancreas 41 The Adrenal Glands 42 The Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes

SECTION 9 ESOPHAGUS 43 Esophagus 44 Hiatal Hernia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease =

SECTION 10 ABDOMEN 45 Abdominal Wall, Umbilicus, Peritoneum, Mesenteries, Omentum, and Retroperitoneum 46 Hernias 47 Acute Abdomen 48 Acute Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage 49 Stomach 50 Small Intestine 51 The Appendix 52 Colon and Rectum 53 Anus 54 The Liver 55 Biliary System 56 Exocrine Pancreas 57 The Spleen

SECTION 11 CHEST 58 Lung, Chest Wall, Pleura, and Mediastinum 59 Congenital Heart Disease 60 Acquired Heart Disease: Coronary Insufficiency 61 Acquired Heart Disease: Valvular

SECTION 12 VASCULAR 62 Aorta 63 Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease 64 Vascular Trauma 65 Venous Disease 66 The Lymphatics

SECTION 13 SPECIALTIES INGENERAL SURGERY 67 Pediatric Surgery 68 Neurosurgery 69 Plastic Surgery 70 Hand Surgery 71 Gynecologic Surgery 72 Surgery in the Pregnant Patient 73 Urologic Surgery

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