Gowned and Gloved Surgery: Introduction to Common Procedures

Series Editor:

  • Neil Sheth, MD, Adult Reconstruction Fellow, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Jess Lonner, MD, Director, Knee Replacement Surgery, Director of Total Joint Arthroplasty Fellowship, Director of Orthopaedic Research, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


  • Robert Roses, MD, Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Emily Paulson, MD, Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Suhail Kanchwala, MD, Resident, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jon Morris, MD, Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Program Director for General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Performing well and learning effectively during your clinical rotations in general surgery are challenges you face everyday. They are equally important in caring for patients and earning the grade. Time constraints and last minute assignments in the OR make reading the necessary material difficult and can jeopardize your evaluation by senior residents and attendings on your rotation. This title in the Gowned and Gloved series provides a concise review of the most common surgical procedures and relevant surgical anatomy to help you shine in the OR without getting bogged down in theory and extraneous information typical of more expansive text books. It provides the edge you need in the OR, delivering not only the information necessary to do well during your rotation, but also a plan on how to maximize your time, make the best impression, and ace your rotation.
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3rd and 4th year medical students in clerskship and preparing for resedencies.
Residents and some practitioners.


Book information

  • Published: December 2008
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-5356-9

Table of Contents

1. Preoperative and Intraoperative Care, Robert E. Roses, Suhail K. Kanchwala, and Patrick M. Reilly

2. Principles of Wound Closure, Suhail K. Kanchwala and Louis P. Bucky

3. Central Venous Catheterization, Ronald F. Parsons and Kristoffel R. Dumon

4. Inguinal Hernia Repair, Demetri J. Merianos and Steven E. Raper

5. Ventral Herniorraphy, Joshua Fosnot and Matt L. Kirkland III

6. Esophagectomy, Ibrahim Abdullah and Ernest F. Rosato

7. Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and Heller Myotomy, Michael E. Friscia and Jo Buyske

8. Gastrectomy, Andrew S. Newman and Francis R. Spitz

9. Gastric Bypass, Robert T. Lewis and Noel N. Williams

10. Enteral Access Procedures, Benjamin Herdrich and Jon B. Morris

11. Small Bowel Resection, Dale Han and Alan Schuricht

12. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, E. Carter Paulson, Robert E. Roses, and Jon B. Morris

13. Hepatectomy, Paige M. Porrett and Kim M. Olthoff

14. Pancreatic Resection, Paul J. Foley and Jeffrey A. Drebin

15. Appendectomy, Joseph Anthony P. Rodriguez, Robert E. Roses, and Benjamin Braslow

16. Colectomy, E. Carter Paulson and Najjia N. Mahmoud

17. Procedures for Benign Anorectal Disease, Hooman Noorchashm and David J. Maron

18. Splenectomy, Paul J. Foley, Thomas A. Wixted, and Donna J. Barbot

19. Adrenalectomy, E. Carter Paulson and Rachel R. Kelz

20. Thyroidectomy and Parathyroidectomy, Giorgos C. Karakousis and Douglas L. Fraker

21. Mastectomy, Robert E. Roses and Brian J. Czerniecki

22. Breast Reconstruction, Suhail K. Kanchwala and Joseph M. Serletti

23. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Axillary Dissection, Robert E. Roses

24. Carotid Endarterectomy, Grace Wang and Ronald M. Fairman

25. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Benjamin M. Jackson and Jeffrey P. Carpenter

26. Femoropopliteal Bypass, Clayton J. Brinster and Edward Y. Woo