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The #1 surgical practice and education resource — completely updated and now in full-color!

A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011!


"In its evolution over nine editions, Schwartz's Principles of Surgery has reflected the latest in surgical practice. In the age of minimally invasive surgery, illustrations are important and these authors include a wealth of visual material of good to excellent quality."—Doody's Review Service

Written by the world's foremost practitioners and instructors, this landmark reference logically progresses from basic science principles, including topics such as cells, genomics, and molecular surgery, to clinical areas such as pancreas. From cover to cover, the book reflects a distinctly modern approach in the dissemination of surgical knowledge, providing up-to-date coverage of all key surgical areas, from trauma and transplantation, to neurosurgery. In each chapter, this content is supported by a skill-building format that includes boxed key points, detailed anatomical figures, diagnostic and management algorithms, an abundance of informative tables, and key references.

For every kind of procedure, this one-of-a-kind clinical companion helps you meet the sequential demands in the care of surgical patients, leading to the best possible outcomes.


  • Full color design for easier navigation
  • 2 new chapters: “Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Core Competencies,” examines the six areas designated as critical for general surgery resident training and “Ethics, Palliative Care, and Care at the End of Life,” offers an overview of biomedical ethics, and surveys specific issues in surgical and professional ethics, the general principles and considerations of palliative care, and care at the end of life
  • Greater focus on evidence-based medicine with highlighted references in each chapter and separate key reference list
  • Increased number of treatment and diagnostic algorithms
  • Key points in every chapter
  • International advisory board comprising renowned surgeons contributes important regional feedback on content and curricula
  • Companion DVD of surgical video clips

This book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the ninth edition of a time-honored, respected comprehensive textbook of surgery.
Purpose: A comprehensive review of surgical principles and technique is provided, with a significant emphasis on minimally invasive procedures.
Audience: Students interested in a career in surgery, surgical trainees at all levels, and practitioners desiring a review for certification exams are an appropriate audience for this work, which originates from a group of leading authors and editors from throughout the United States.
Features: The 48 chapters are supplemented by a DVD featuring surgical techniques. Chapters are grouped by basic and specific considerations. Basic considerations include systemic response to surgery, fluid and electrolyte management, transfusion, and surgical bleeding and shock. Core surgical disciplines, including trauma, wound management, transplantation, and approaches to minimally invasive techniques are discussed. The second and largest portion of the book includes considerations particular to organ systems. Traditional surgical disciplines such as pediatrics, urology, gynecology, neurosurgery, and orthopedics are presented. Focused discussion is provided on topics specific to general surgeons, such as pancreatic disease, breast disease, intestinal disorders, and cardiovascular disease. Chapters are clearly written and contain extensive reference lists that include citations dated to within two years of publication. Tables and figures are frequently used. Photographs and radiographs are less frequently used and reproduce with adequate quality. Multicolor drawings present material effectively and reproduce well. Each chapter opens with a listing of key points and subheadings. Key references are collected after the final chapter and prior to an extensive subject index of over 100 pages with separate listings for tables and figures. The majority of material on the DVD is introductory and advanced laparoscopic procedures.
Assessment: In its evolution over nine editions, Schwartz's Principles of Surgery has reflected the latest in surgical practice. In the age of minimally invasive surgery, illustrations are important and these authors include a wealth of visual material of good to excellent quality.
Paula K. Shireman
This textbook, which outlines the pathophysiology and treatment options of surgical diseases, is currently in its sixth edition. The previous edition was published in 1989. The authors present surgical knowledge based on normal and abnormal physiology, thereby making treatment for various diseases easily understandable and logical. The stated audience includes medical students, surgeons-in-training, and practicing physicians. Although medical students may find this book too detailed and long for use during a surgical clerkship, it is most valuable to surgical residents who need a broad understanding of disease states and treatments. It is also an excellent review for practicing surgeons. The book is organized into "Basic Considerations" and "Specific Considerations. The first section covers a wide range of topics, such as shock, oncology, and incorporating basic science and how it applies to the surgical patient. The second section is organized by organ systems. Each chapter starts with the anatomy and physiology of the particular organ, and then describes disease states and therapy. Many of the numerous illustrations demonstrate the relevant surgical procedures. Multiple references are provided in each chapter and often include both classical and recent papers. This textbook has long been a staple of surgical education. Approximately half of the chapters in this sixth edition are by new contributors, and the rest of the chapters have been revised. The addition of minimally invasive surgery techniques and their application to various diseases is predominantly new to this edition. It remains an outstanding textbook on general surgery.
The 25th anniversary edition of a classic textbook of surgery originally published in 1969, and most recently (5th ed.) in 1989. The present edition is extensively revised and updated to reflect the explosion of scientific information and the advancement of the field of surgery. The chapters on breast, tumors of the head and neck, peripheral arterial disease, manifestations of gastrointestinal disease, esophagus and diaphragmatic hernia, colon, rectum, and anus, gallbladder and biliary tract, pancreas, abdominal wall hernias, pituitary, urology, gynecology, neurosurgery, and orthopedics all represent new presentations by new authors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071547697
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/11/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1888
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.70 (d)

Meet the Author


F. Charles Brunicardi, MD, FACS

DeBakey/Bard Professor and Chairman, Michael E. DeBakey

Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston, TX

Associate Editors:

Dana K. Andersen, MD, FACS

Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Surgeon-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Baltimore, MD

Timothy R. Billiar, MD, FACS

George Vance Foster Professor and Chairman of Surgery

Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School

of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

David L. Dunn, MD, PhD, FACS

Vice President for Health Sciences, State University of New York, Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

John G. Hunter, MD, FACS

Mackenzie Professor and Chair,

Department of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science
University, Portland, OR

Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, FACS

Dallas B. Phemister Professor and Chairman

Department of Surgery, University of Chicago,

Chicago, IL

Raphael E. Pollock, MD, PhD, FACS

Head, Divisin of Surgery, Professor and Chairman,

Department of Surgical Oncology, Senator A.M. Aiken, Jr.,

Distinguished Chair, University of Texas M.D.

Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

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Table of Contents

Foreword, Seymour I. Schwartz
Preface to the First Edition
1. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Core Competencies, Thu Ha Liz Lee, David H. Berger, Samir S. Awad, Mary L. Brandt, and F. Charles Brunicardi
2. Systematic Response to Injury and Metabolic Support, Badar V. Jan and Stephen F. Lowry
3. Fluid adn Electrolyte Management of the Surgical Patient, G. Tom Shires III
4. Hemostatis, Surgical Bleeding, and Transfusion, Ernest A. Gonzalez, Kenneth M. Jastrow, John B. Holcomb, and Rosemary A. Kozar
5. Shock, Brian S. Zuckerbraun, Andrew B. Peitzman, and Timothy R. Billiar
6. Surgical Infections, Greg J. Beilman and David L. Dunn
7. Trauma, C. Clay Cothren, Walter L. Biffl, and Ernest E. Moore
8. Burns, Fred W. Endorf and Nicole S. Gibran
9. Wound Healing, Adrian Barbul and David T. Efron
10. Oncology, Funda Meric-Bernstam and Raphael E. Pollock
11. Transplantation, Abhinav Humar and David L. Dunn
12. Patient Safety, Catherine L. Chen, Mark L. Shapiro, Peter B. Angood, and Martin A. Makary
13. Physiologic Monitoring of the Surgical Patient, Louis H. Alarcon
14. Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotics, and Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery, John G. Hunter and Blair A. Jobe
15. Molecular and Genomic Surgery, Xin-Hua Feng, Xia Lin, and F. Charles Brunicardi
16. The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue, Patrick Cole, Lior Heller, Jamal Bullocks, Larry H. Hollier, and Samuel Stal
17. The Breast, Kelly K. Hunt, Lisa A. Newman, Edward M. Copeland III, nad Kirby I. Bland
18. Disorders of the Head and Neck, Richard O. Wein, Rakesh K. Chandra, and Randal S. Weber
19. Chest Wall, Lung, Mediastinum, and Pleura, Katie S. Nason, Michael A. Maddaus, and James D. Luketich
20. Congenital Heart Disease, Tara B. Karamlou, Karl F. Welke, and Ross M. Ungerleider
21. Acquired Heart Disease, Charles F. Schwartz, Gregory A. Crooke, Eugene A. Grossi, and Aubrey C. Galloway
22. Thoracic Aneurysms and Aortic Dissection, Scott A. LeMaire, Kapil Sharma, and Joseph S. Coselli
23. Arterial Disease, Peter H. Lin, Panagiotis Kougias, Carlos Bechara, Catherine Cagiannos, Tam T. Huynh, and Changyl J. Chen
24. Venous and Lymphatic Disease, Timothy K. Liem and Gregory L. Moneta
25. Esophagus and Diaphragmatic Hernia, Blair A. Jobe, John G. Hunter, and Jeffrey H. Peters
26. Stomach, Daniel T. Dempsey
27. The Surgical Management of Obesity, Bruce Schirmer and Philip R. Schauer
28. Small Intestine, Ali Tavakkolizadeh, Edward E. Whang, Stanley W. Ashley, and Michael J. Zinner
29. Colon, Rectum, and Anus, Kelli M. Bullard Dunn and David A. Rothenberger
30. The Appendix, Bernard M. Jaffe and David H. Berger
31. Liver, David A. Geller, John A. Goss, and Allan Tsung
32. Gallbladder and the Extrahepatic Biliary System, Margret Oddsdottir, Thai H. Pham, and John G. Hunter
33. Pancreas, William E. Fisher, Dana K. Andersen, Richard H. Bell Jr., Ashok K. Saluja, and F. Charles Brunicardi
34. Spleen, Adrian E. Park and Carlos D. Godinez Jr.
35. Abdominal Wall, Omentum, Mesentery, and Retroperitoneum, Neal E. Seymour and Robert L. Bell
36. Soft Tissue Sarcomas, Janice N. Cormier and Raphael E. Pollock
37. Inguinal Hernias, Vadim Sherman, James R. Macho, and F. Charles Brunicardi
38. Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal, Geeta Lal and Orlo H. Clark
39. Pediatric Surgery, David J. Hackman, Tracy C. Grikscheit, Kasper S. Wang, Kurt D. Newman, and Henri R. Ford
40. Urology, Jeffrey La Rochelle, Brian Shuch, and Arie Belldegrun
41. Gynecology, Joanna M. Cain, Wafic M. Elmasri, Tom Gregory, and Elisa C. Kohn
42. Neurosurgery, Michael L. Smith, Joel A. Bauman, and M. Sean Grady
43. Orthopedic Surgery, Michael H. Heggeness, Francis H. Gannon, Jacob Weinberg, Peleg Ben-Galim, and Charles A. Reitman
44. Surgery of the Hand and Wrist, Scott D. Lifchez and Subhro K. Sen
45. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Joseph E. Losee, Michael Gimbel, J. Peter Rubin, Christopher G. Wallace, and Fu-Chan Wei
46. Surgical Considerations in the Elderly, Rosemarie E. Hardin and Michael E. Zenilman
47. Anesthesia of the Surgical Patient, Robert S. Dorian
48. Ethics, Palliative Care, and Care at the End of Life, Daniel H. Hall, Peter Angelos, Geoffrey P. Dunn, Daniel B. Hinshaw, and Timothy M. Pawlik
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