The Tenth Edition of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery maintains the book's unmatched coverage of the foundations of surgery while bringing into sharper focus new and emerging technologies. We have entered a new era of surgery in which minimally invasive ...

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The Tenth Edition of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery maintains the book's unmatched coverage of the foundations of surgery while bringing into sharper focus new and emerging technologies. We have entered a new era of surgery in which minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, and the use of computers and genomic information have improved the outcomes and quality of life for patients. With these advances in mind, all chapters have been updated with an emphasis on evidence-based, state-of-the-art surgical care. An exciting new chapter, "Fundamental Principles of Leadership Training in Surgery," expands the scope of the book beyond the operating room to encompass the actual development of surgeons. This edition is also enriched by an increased number of international chapter authors and a new chapter on Global Surgery. More than ever, Schwartz's Principles of Surgery is international in scope--a compendium of the knowledge and technique of the world's leading surgeons.


  • More clinically relevant than ever, with emphasis on high-yield discussion of diagnosis and treatment of surgical disease, arranged by organ system and surgical specialty

  • Content is supported by boxed key points, detailed anatomical figures, diagnostic and management algorithms, and key references

  • Beautiful full-color design

  • New companion DVD includes eight high-quality, narrated videos:
    • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

    • Kidney Transplant

    • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

    • Thyroidectomy

    • Right Colectomy

    • Sigmoid Colectomy

    • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair

    • Open Posterior Component Separation

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This is the tenth edition of a classic comprehensive textbook of surgery. The previous edition was published in 2010, so this revision is quite timely. A stable and extremely well-qualified editorial board has again enlisted highly esteemed chapter authors to revise and, as needed, rewrite the 49 chapters. The book is lavishly illustrated in color and black-and-white and is accompanied by a DVD with videos of selected surgical procedures.
Purpose: The book aims to continue to provide "unmatched coverage of the foundations of surgery while bringing into sharper focus new and emerging technologies." It amply meets these worthy objectives.
Audience: This will be used as a comprehensive textbook by medical students and residents entering surgical training (primarily general surgery) and as a reference for others in related fields and disciplines. It also will be useful for American Board of Surgery board examination preparation. The editors are highly credible authorities and the editorial board spans the gamut of major subunits of general surgery. The board has been in place over at least the past two editions, as have many of the chapter authors. The editorial board has done an excellent job of maintaining consistently high quality throughout, avoiding the unevenness that sometimes plagues multiauthored books.
Features: The book is divided into two sections. The first section, "Basic Considerations," consists of 15 chapters and includes discussions of pathophysiological processes, general surgical techniques (for example, minimally invasive, robotics, and single-incision laparoscopic surgery), and a new chapter on leadership training in surgery. "Specific Considerations" makes up the rest of the book, and it follows a fairly standard anatomic and/or organ system approach, with chapters devoted to arterial disease, esophagus, surgical management of obesity, breast, and soft tissue sarcomas. Chapters in this section cover subspecialties such as pediatric surgery, urology, and neurosurgery. The book concludes with chapters on anesthesia, the elderly, ethics and palliative care, and global surgery. Key points are set off in boxes, and the text is replete with boxed lists of diagnostic studies, guidelines, normal values, etiologies, and so on. Evidence-based medicine is employed throughout. A unique strength of this book has always been its clear and lucid explanation of congenital and acquired heart disease and this continues in this edition.
Assessment: This has always been one of the "big two" (now three) textbooks in surgery; it is most nearly comparable to Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice, 19th edition, Townsend et al. (Elsevier, 2012). It is also comparable to the newer comprehensive text Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice, 5th edition, Mulholland et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011). All three are excellent and reference libraries will want to offer to access to all. Any one of them is a worthy companion as a young surgeon embarks on training or an excellent guide for a more senior one preparing to recertify. The rapid pace of surgery easily justifies the publication of a new edition. The accompanying DVD provides welcome additional video insights, but does not quite substitute for web-based access often included in books of this kind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071800921
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/16/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 1888
  • Sales rank: 845,731
  • File size: 195 MB
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Meet the Author

F. Charles Brunicardi, M.D., FACS Moss Foundation Chair in Gastrointestinal and Personalized Surgery, Professor and Vice Chair Surgical Services, Chief of General Surgery, UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dana K. Andersen, M.D., FACS Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Timothy R. Billiar, M.D., FACS George Vance Foster Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

David L. Dunn, M.D., Ph.D., FACS Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Professor of Surgery, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Louisville

John G. Hunter, M.D., FACS Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University

Jeffrey B. Matthews, M.D., FACS Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Dallas B. Phemister Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago

Raphael E. Pollock, M.D., Ph.D, FACS Professor and Director, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Chief of Surgical Services, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

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