Oesophagogastric Surgery - Print and E-Book

A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice

Edited by

  • S. Michael Griffin, MD, FRCS, Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Northern Oesophago-gastric Unit, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Simon Raimes, MD, FRCS, FRCS (Ed), Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Northern Oesophago-gastric Unit, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, UK
  • Jonathan Shenfine, Consultant General & Oesophago-Gastric Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia.

Oesophagogastric Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities.

This is a title in the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series whose eight volumes are an established and highly regarded source of information for the specialist general surgeon.

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  • Higher surgical trainees preparing for their final examinations.
  • Surgical residents preparing for the board exams in specific specialties.
  • Busy surgeons in practice who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and evidence-based practice in their specialty.


Book information

  • Published: August 2013
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4962-0

Table of Contents

  • Pathology of benign, malignant and premalignant oesophageal and gastric tumours
  • Epidemiology, genetics and screening for oesophageal and gastric cancer
  • Staging of oesophageal and gastric cancer
  • Preoperative assessment and perioperative management in oesophageal
    and gastric surgery
  • Surgery for cancer of the oesophagus
  • Treatment of early oesophageal cancer and endoscopic oesophageal surgery
  • Surgery for cancer of the stomach
  • Endoscopic and surgical treatment of early gastric cancer
  • Radiotherapy and chemotherapy in treatment of oesophageal and gastric cancer
  • Palliative treatments of carcinoma of the oesophagus and stomach
  • Other oesophageal and gastric neoplasms
  • Pathophysiology and investigation of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Treatment of the complications of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and failed gastro-oesophageal surgery
  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • The management of achalasia and other motility disorders of the oesophagus
  • Paraoesophageal hernia and gastric volvulus
  • Benign ulceration of the stomach and duodenum and the complications of previous ulcer surgery
  • Oesophageal emergencies
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Index