Key Features

  • Features case studies with appropriate images in each chapter to illustrate the types of clinical scenarios you may experience.
  • Gives you the details you need to understand all aspects of each procedure.
  • Includes the surgical indications and relative contraindications to specific procedures, giving you the big picture principles for each procedure.
  • Discusses standard postoperative protocols and patient rehabilitation that extends your knowledge outside the OR.
  • Uses intraoperative pictures, diagrams, and treatment algorithms to highlight the important details of common surgical procedures, ranging from positioning, prepping, and draping the patient, to the surgical exposure and pertinent applied surgical anatomy, to the intricate aspects of the techniques.
  • Uses call-out boxes throughout every chapter that emphasize key information and surgical cautions, and reflect common questions that the attending may ask you or that you may want to ask your attending in the OR.
  • Presents a consistent chapter organization, including bulleted lists and treatment algorithms that make reference a snap.

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


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About the editors

Robert Roses

Affiliations and Expertise

Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Emily Paulson

Affiliations and Expertise

Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Suhail Kanchwala

Affiliations and Expertise

Resident, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Jon Morris

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Program Director for General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA