Manual of Ambulatory Surgery

  • Karl J. Kassity
  • James E. McKittrick
  • Frederick W. Preston

Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Karl J. Kassity
    Pages 1-10
  3. Patricia Stetson Looman
    Pages 20-25
  4. Dennis R. Busby
    Pages 26-50
  5. Frederick W. Preston
    Pages 51-79
  6. James E. McKittrick
    Pages 80-95
  7. William G. Robertson
    Pages 96-112
  8. J. Glenn Bradley
    Pages 113-144
  9. William P. Urschel
    Pages 145-156
  10. John W. Gainor, Joseph T. Garofalo
    Pages 157-179
  11. Dennis B. Phelps
    Pages 180-222
  12. Hermann K. Orlet
    Pages 223-254
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 255-266

About this book


The first hospital-affiliated surgical unit designed specifically for ambulatory surgery in the state of California began functioning as part of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in 1973. As this text is readied for publication, the unit is in its tenth year of operation. More than 20,000 patients have undergone surgery there. The enthusiasm generated by ~\ir experience in Santa Barbara, along with the widespread, growing interest in ambulatory surgery, prompted us to undertake this volume. The first three chapters cover principles and administrative aspects, an­ esthesiology, and nursing in the ambulatory surgical center. Subsequent chap­ ters, the major portion of the text, provide detailed, meticulously illustrated descriptions of surgical procedures as they are done in the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Outpatient Surgical Center by the surgeons who work there. They reflect current practice and emphasize the techniques found most reliable by the surgeons who use them in the outpatient setting. This manual includes many of the operations most commonly performed in our facility and emphasizes the unique aspects of surgery and patient care in outpatient practice. The text is concise, practical, and based on our collective experience. The illustrations are, for the most part, drawn from the surgeon's perspective and faithfully render the actual appearance of the operative field during surgery. Supplementary cross-sectional and conceptual drawings are included to orient the reader.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Karl J. Kassity
    • 1
    • 2
  • James E. McKittrick
    • 3
    • 4
  • Frederick W. Preston
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Santa Barbara Cottage HospitalSanta BarbaraUSA
  3. 3.University of Southern California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgerySanta Barbara Cottage HospitalSanta BarbaraUSA
  5. 5.Santa Barbara Cottage HospitalSanta BarbaraUSA
  6. 6.Northwest University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-5733-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-5731-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-4827
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