© 2008

Short Stay Surgery

  • William E. G. Thomas
  • Norbert J. G. M. Senninger

Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William E. G. Thomas
      Pages 17-64
  3. Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Jutta Liebau, Norbert Senninger
      Pages 67-110
    3. Martin Langer
      Pages 111-124
  4. Breast, Head and Neck

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Dick Rainsbury, Siobhan Laws
      Pages 127-151
    3. Mario Colombo-Benkmann, Norbert Senninger
      Pages 153-194
  5. Abdomen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Iain C. Cameron, William E. G. Thomas
      Pages 197-203
    3. Iain C. Cameron, William E. G. Thomas
      Pages 205-215
    4. Iain C. Cameron, William E. G. Thomas
      Pages 217-223
    5. Iain C. Cameron, William E. G. Thomas
      Pages 225-229
    6. Iain C. Cameron, William E. G. Thomas
      Pages 231-235
    7. Shoo Yee Wong, Andrew N. Kingsnorth
      Pages 237-264
    8. Franz Raulf, Christian F. Krieglstein, Norbert Senninger
      Pages 265-284
    9. Franz Raulf, Christian F. Krieglstein, Norbert Senninger
      Pages 285-294

About this book


An ever-increasing number of surgical procedures are now being performed in ambulatory settings. Hospital beds are at a premium and resources are becoming scarcer. This atlas guides readers through all the practicalities: it looks at the potential of short-stay surgery, how to set it up and how it may be relevant to all surgical specialities. Specialists well known in their sphere discuss and illustrate operations that can be performed without a stay in hospital. The topics covered will become more and more relevant as time goes by, and those who read this book will be able to stay well ahead of the game. It is designed to help surgeons plan for the future and discover the vast potential for this form of surgery.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William E. G. Thomas
    • 1
  • Norbert J. G. M. Senninger
    • 2
  1. 1.Royal Hallamshire HospitalSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine ChirurgieUniversitätsklinikum MünsterMünsterGermany

About the editors

WEG Thomas - Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Director of Surgery in Sheffield. Past member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Arris and Gale Lecturer and Hunterian Professor. Currently Surgical Skill Tutor and Mentor of Council of teh Royal College of Surgeons of England.

NB Senninger - Professor of Surgery and Director of the Department of General Surgery of the Universitätsklinikum in Münster / Germany.



Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Short Stay Surgery
  • Editors William E. G. Thomas
    Norbert Senninger
  • Series Title Springer Surgery Atlas Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-41101-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07433-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-69028-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 408
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews:

"This book covers many surgical procedures that can be performed on a short stay basis, either same day surgery or with a 23 hour recovery. … Practicing clinicians who desire to increase the percentage of their short stay practice are the intended audience. It is also a good book for medical students rotating through their junior clerkships as it encompasses anesthesia principles … . Junior house officers will also benefit … . This is a good companion for senior medical students, residents, and practicing surgeons." (Susan Skaff Hagen, Doody’s Review Service, May, 2008)