The Columbia Presbyterian Guide to Surgery: A Step-by-Step Guide to What You Can Expect Before, During, and after Forty-Five of the Most Common Surgical Procedures

The Columbia Presbyterian Guide to Surgery: A Step-by-Step Guide to What You Can Expect Before, During, and after Forty-Five of the Most Common Surgical Procedures

by Eric A. Rose, Eric A. Rose
     
 

The Columbia Presbyterian Guide to Surgery is the definitive resource for anyone whose physician has recommended surgery. Like having the best surgeons in the world give you a second opinion—for free, almost—this book gives you an arsenal of options and alternatives so you can participate fully and responsibly in this major health decision. Sometimes

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Overview

The Columbia Presbyterian Guide to Surgery is the definitive resource for anyone whose physician has recommended surgery. Like having the best surgeons in the world give you a second opinion—for free, almost—this book gives you an arsenal of options and alternatives so you can participate fully and responsibly in this major health decision. Sometimes surgery isn't the best option, and Dr. Eric A. Rose clearly explains the steps and proceses involved in determining what is right for you.

If you decide to have surgery The Columbia Presbyterian Guide to Surgery gives you the best, most current information, fully illustrated, concerning forty-give of the most common surgical procedures, including:

Parts of the body being operated on

Reasons for having the operation

Basic steps of the operation

What can happen if you don't have the operation

Factors that increase your risk of complications

Tests you may have to undergo

What to expect when it's over

Checklist of important questions to ask your doctor

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312270926
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/15/2001
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Eric A. Rose is Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Named Good Housekeeping and American Health magazines as one of the country's best heart surgeons, he specializes in coronary bypass and valve replacement surgeries.

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center is one of the most-respected not-for-profit hospitals in the nation, housing such specialties as the country's largest hart transplant program, the Neurological Institute, Babies & Children's Hospital and Sloane Hospital for Women. It is the first and oldest medical center in the country and is consistently ranked as one of the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News and World Report, among others.

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