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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Churchill Livingstone
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About the editors

Richard Novell

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, The Royal Free Hospital, London, UK

Daryll Baker

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK

Nicholas Goddard

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK