Kirk's General Surgical Operations

General Surgical Operations is a highly-praised and comprehensive textbook of operative surgery. It is a practical manual aimed at the surgeon who is about to carry out an operation, rather than just a description of the principles suitable for an examiner.

Kirk’s General Surgical Operations continues to be aimed at a broad readership: the candidate preparing for the Intercollegiate FRCS in General Surgery or international equivalents; the trained surgeon faced, through necessity, with undertaking an infrequently performed procedure; and the many surgeons working in hospitals throughout the world without access to specialist services. It remains above all a practical text which will guide the surgeon in training, or one unfamiliar with a procedure, on how to perform it, but more importantly on how to manage the uncertainties which so often arise

This is a ‘What to do’ book. Using it the reader can aspire to gain diagnostic, decision making and operative surgical competence with confidence.

Candidates for FRCS Intercollegiate examination in general surgery

Hardbound, 680 Pages

Published: May 2013

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4481-6


    • Choose well, cut well, get well
    • Anaesthesia-related techniques
    • The severely injured patient
    • Laparotomy: elective and emergency
    • Principles of minimal access surgery
    • Abdominal wall and hernias
    • Appendix and abdominal abscess
    • Oesophagus
    • Oesophageal cancer
    • Stomach and duodenum
    • Small bowel and operations for obesity
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colon
    • Anorectum
    • Biliary tract
    • Pancreas
    • Liver and portal venous system
    • Spleen
    • Breast
    • Thyroid
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Adrenal
    • Arteries
    • Veins and lymphatics
    • Sympathectomy and the management of hyperhidrosis
    • Transplantation
    • Thorax
    • Head and neck
    • Orthopaedics and trauma: amputations
    • Orthopaedics and trauma: general principles
    • Orthopaedics and trauma: upper limb
    • Orthopaedics and trauma: lower limb
    • Plastic surgery
    • Paediatric surgery
    • Neurosurgery
    • Upper urinary tract
    • Lower urinary tract
    • Male genitalia
    • Gynaecological surgery
    • Ear, nose and throat
    • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
    • Ophthalmology


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