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Surgical Diseases of the Pancreas and Biliary Tree

  • Savio George Barreto
  • John A. Windsor


  • Covers the most common and clinically relevant diseases encountered by general and pancreatobiliary surgeons

  • Provides a systematic approach to patients based on the most updated literature

  • Provides evidence-based decision-making approach


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Constantinos P. Zambirinis, Peter J. Allen
    Pages 1-26
  3. Richard Hu, Robin Hu, Stephen J. Pandol
    Pages 27-43
  4. Richard Hu, Robin Hu, Stephen J. Pandol
    Pages 45-63
  5. Mark D. Stringer
    Pages 121-147
  6. Rajan Saxena, Selvakumar Balakrishnan, Ashish Singh
    Pages 149-177
  7. Rachel Loh, Glenn Kunnath Bonney, Krishnakumar Madhavan
    Pages 179-207
  8. Moinak Sen Sarma, Surender Kumar Yachha, Adarsh Chaudhary
    Pages 209-218
  9. John A. Windsor
    Pages 219-240
  10. Hariharan Ramesh
    Pages 241-279
  11. Kishore G. S. Bharathy, Sadiq S. Sikora
    Pages 281-310
  12. Rohith G. Rao, Priya Healey, Christopher M. Halloran
    Pages 311-332
  13. Domenico Tamburrino, Stefano Partelli, Massimo Falconi
    Pages 333-343
  14. Bradley N. Reames, Timothy M. Pawlik
    Pages 345-389
  15. Vikram Chaudhari, Manish Bhandare, Shailesh V. Shrikhande
    Pages 391-426
  16. Savio George Barreto
    Pages 427-469

About this book


This book provides an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and surgical management of the diseases of the pancreas and biliary tree, highlighting the most recent findings. The chapters are designed to accompany the reader on a step-by-step approach to the patient, providing the latest evidence to justify each recommendation. Wherever feasible and indicated, emphasis is placed on the use of tables and algorithms to simplify decision-making.

The information contained in this well-referenced book is thus relevant not only to practicing pancreatobiliary and general surgeons, but also offers valuable guidance for surgical trainees.

This book covers 14 diseases of the pancreas and biliary tree, from the more common gallstones and common bile duct stones, acute and chronic pancreatitis, to more complex benign conditions such as biliary fistulae and strictures, as well as cystic tumors of the pancreas, and finally the major malignancies include gallbladder cancer, pancreatic cancer and hilar cholangiocarcinoma. 


Common bile duct stones Acute Pancreatitis Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours Mucinous Tumours of the Pancreas Pancreatic Cancer

Editors and affiliations

  • Savio George Barreto
    • 1
  • John A. Windsor
    • 2
  1. 1.Gastrointestinal SurgeryMedanta – The MedicityGurgaonIndia
  2. 2.Professor of Surgery, HBP/Upper GI SurgeonAuckland City Hospital, University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

About the editors

About the editors

Dr. Barreto is a Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (GI & HPB) surgeon and researcher. He completed his undergraduate and post-graduate surgical degrees at Goa Medical College and Hospital, where he also trained in Internal Medicine and General Surgery. He completed his fellowship in GI & HPB Surgical Oncology at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, and his training in GI and Liver Transplant Surgery at Flinders Medical Centre and the Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia. After serving a year as the Chief Surgical Resident at Modbury Hospital, South Australia, Dr. Barreto returned to India. His career includes appointments as Consultant Surgical Oncologist at the Department of GI & HPB Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai India and as Consultant Surgeon at the Department of GI Surgery, GI Oncology and Bariatric Surgery, Medanta – The Medicity. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, South Australia.

Dr. Barreto secured his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Flinders University for his work on the neuropeptide galanin and its antagonists, their effects on pancreatic exocrine secretion, and their role in acute pancreatitis. His interests focus on the basic science and surgical aspects of acute pancreatitis, pancreatic, gastric, and gallbladder cancer. He has published a carcinogenesis model in gallbladder cancer to aid in understanding the development of the cancer and to further therapy-directed research. He, along with Professor John Windsor, has proposed the first evidence-based definition of early gastric cancer. Dr. Barreto has authored more than 150 clinical and basic science research papers as well as book chapters on GI and HPB-related topics and has been invited to lecture on his work all over the world. He serves on the Indian Council of Medical Research Task force groups for the development of guidelines for the management of gastric, pancreatic and neuroendocrine cancers for India.

Professor Windsor grew up in the Indian Himalayas, completed his surgical training in Auckland and his specialist HBP training in Edinburgh. He is currently an HBP and Upper GI Surgeon at the Auckland City and Mercy Hospitals.  He holds a personal chair in Surgery, is Director of Surgical Research, and Assistant Director of the national MedTech Centre of Research Excellence. For over 30 years he has been active in promoting research and education, especially in the training of surgeon scientists. His surgical interests include the management of acute and chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and gastro-oesophageal reflux and cancer. His research interests include the pathophysiology of acute pancreatitis, the role of toxic mesenteric lymph in critical illness, and the mapping and modulation of gastric electrical activity. He has published over 380 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has an H-index of 60, over 200 invited lectures and 8 visiting professorships to his credit. Has been Secretary General of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and Chair Section of Academic Surgery at the RACS. He has been awarded the Gluckman Medal for distinguished reseach contributions to the University of Auckland, the Sir Louis Barnett Medal for distinguished contributions to the RACS, and elected a Fellow of the American Surgical Association and the Royal Society of New Zealand.  

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Surgical Diseases of the Pancreas and Biliary Tree
  • Editors Savio George Barreto
    John A. Windsor
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-8754-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4230-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-8755-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 482
  • Number of Illustrations 51 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Abdominal Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“The book addresses all aspects of the pancreas and biliary tree from embryological development to the variety of pathologies. This is perhaps its greatest strength -- the ability to progress from the development of the foregut structures on through function and the treatment of common diseases. … This is a very nice addition to the field of pancreas and biliary surgery. … it is an excellent book that will serve its intended audience well.” (Peter Nau, Doody's Book Reviews, December 7, 2018)