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Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery

  • Peter Mattei
  • Clinically focused chapters take an evidence-based approach to the management of pediatric surgical patients for residents in training and general surgeons in practice

  • Targets the practitioner who is well-versed in the basic tenets of patient care but who seeks to benefit from the expertise of a seasoned expert

  • A practical guide in the everyday clinical care of pediatric surgical patients for the advanced reader


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Perioperative Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ari Y. Weintraub, Lynne G. Maxwell
      Pages 3-15
    3. R. Douglas Wilson
      Pages 17-22
    4. Arjunan Ganesh, John B. Rose
      Pages 23-26
    5. L. Grier Arthur, Shaheen J. Timmapuri
      Pages 27-32
    6. Aaron P. Garrison, Michael A. Helmrath
      Pages 33-36
    7. Peter Mattei
      Pages 37-40
  3. Critical Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. John J. McCloskey
      Pages 49-55
    3. Patrick J. Javid
      Pages 57-64
    4. Stephen G. Murphy
      Pages 65-71
    5. Peter A. Meaney, Kevin E. C. Meyers
      Pages 73-82
    6. Todd J. Kilbaugh
      Pages 83-90
    7. Edmund Y. Yang
      Pages 91-99
  4. Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Thane Blinman
      Pages 103-110
    3. Gregory G. Heuer, Phillip B. Storm
      Pages 111-116
    4. Peter T. Masiakos, George C. Velmahos
      Pages 117-121

About this book


Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery is based on a simple but important philosophy: provide a practical and up-to-date resource for the practicing surgeon detailing the specific needs and special considerations surrounding the surgical care of children. In addition to serving as a useful reference for pediatric surgeons and general surgeons in clinical practice, each chapter is designed for use by general surgical residents rotating in pediatric surgery and chief residents who have decided to obtain further specialized training in a Pediatric Surgery fellowship program. The chapters, written by renowned experts, are concise and easy to read, filled with detailed and relevant information that can help physicians care for the patients being seen in clinic or consultation settings. CONTENTS Perioperative Care • Critical Care • Trauma • Head and Neck • Esophagus • Thorax and Mediastinum • Stomach and Small Intestine • Colon, Rectum, and Anus • Abdominal Wall, Peritoneum, and Diaphragm • Liver, Biliary Tree, Pancreas, and Spleen • Genitourinary • Surgical Oncology • Skin and Soft Tissues • Transplantation • Fetal surgery • Conjoined Twins


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Mattei
    • 1
  1. 1.The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Assistant Professor of Surgery,University of Pennsylvania School of MedPhiladelphiaUSA

About the editors

Peter Mattei, M.D. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an Attending Physician in General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General and Pediatric Surgery. His clinical practice consists of pediatric general and thoracic surgery in infants, children and adolescents, surgical oncology, inflammatory bowel disease and minimally invasive surgery.


Dr. Mattei is active in several academic surgical societies (American Pediatric Surgical Association, Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, and the Children’s Oncology Group).


Dr. Mattei received his B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania and an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in General Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and a Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.



Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews:

“A multi-author (mainly US) treatise covers all fields of pediatrics. … Each chapter has summary points and a suggested reading list. For residents in pediatric surgery and surgeons who operate on children.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 9 (2), December, 2011)

“‘We also offer a comprehensive, practical guide for surgical residents as they serve their rotation in pediatric surgery, and for surgical residents who choose a fellowship in pediatric surgery. Each chapter presents up-to date, pertinent information … on day-to-day care of children needing surgical care’. … provides a concise overview of its topic, accompanied with photos and diagrams, highlighted tables of summary points, technical points, a list of studies and a ‘parental preparation’ summary of information to present to the patient’s family members.” (Ashley Moore, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, August, 2011)

“The book will prove valuable to students, residents in general surgery, fellows in pediatric surgery, and practicing pediatric surgeons who are faced with a problem seldom encountered or last encountered many years ago in training or practice. … Overall, this is another good contribution that joins the three to four other large textbooks currently available in the English language that review the broad field of pediatric surgery. … this is a well-done textbook that will serve the field well for the next few years.” (Robert M. Arensman, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2011)