Key Features

  • The book is written in a clear and direct style and providing explicit instructions using descriptive headings for easy reference.
  • The contents covers standard routine operations in full; non-routine and rarely performed operations are included only where appropriate and in lesser detail
  • The text includes advice on topics such as patient selection; preparation and access to the site of operation; how to accomplish the procedure; closing and aftercare
  • Difficulties are highlighted and advice given on how to respond to unexpected findings
  • Each procedure is fully described thus avoiding repetitions and cutting cross-references to a minimum
  • Regular summaries of key points in the decision making process are included.

Table of Contents

  • 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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