Essential Practice of Surgery

Basic Science and Clinical Evidence

  • Michelle Li
  • Jeffrey A. Norton
  • R. Randal Bollinger
  • Alfred E. Chang
  • Stephen F. Lowry
  • Sean J. Mulvihill
  • Harvey I. Pass
  • Robert W. Thompson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Care of the Surgical Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robin S. McLeod
      Pages 3-11
    3. Kenneth A. Kudsk, Danny O. Jacobs
      Pages 13-27
    4. Avery B. Nathens, Ronald V. Maier
      Pages 29-37
    5. Marcel Levi, Tom van der Poll
      Pages 39-49
    6. Richard K. Spence
      Pages 51-59
    7. David L. Dunn
      Pages 61-76
    8. H. Peter Lorenz, Michael T. Longaker
      Pages 77-88
    9. Avery B. Nathens, Ronald V. Maier
      Pages 95-103
    10. J. Perren Cobb
      Pages 105-111
    11. Roger W. Yurt
      Pages 119-126
    12. Philip S. Barie
      Pages 127-144
  3. Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. William P. Schecter
      Pages 147-155
    3. Edward G. Chekan, Theodore N. Pappas
      Pages 157-166
    4. C. Daniel Smith
      Pages 167-184
    5. Edward H. Livingston
      Pages 185-197
    6. Sean J. Mulvihill
      Pages 199-217
    7. Hobart W. Harris
      Pages 219-234
    8. Alan Hemming, Steven Gallinger
      Pages 235-250
    9. Richard A. Hodin, Jeffrey B. Matthews
      Pages 251-268
    10. David I. Soybel
      Pages 269-279
    11. Mark L. Welton, Madhulika G. Varma, Andreas Amerhauser
      Pages 281-323
    12. Alan T. Lefor, Edward H. Phillips
      Pages 325-333
    13. Daniel J. Scott, Daniel B. Jones
      Pages 335-354
    14. Robert C. Mackersie
      Pages 355-365
  4. Endocrine Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Hop N. Le, Jeffrey A. Norton
      Pages 369-378
    3. Ronald J. Weigel
      Pages 379-387
    4. Robert Udelsman
      Pages 389-400
    5. Terry C. Lairmore
      Pages 417-420
  5. Vascular Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. Sheela T. Patel, K. Craig Kent
      Pages 423-433
    3. Thoralf M. Sundt, Robert W. Thompson
      Pages 435-448
    4. Brad A. Winterstein, B. Timothy Baxter
      Pages 449-457
    5. David G. Neschis, Michael A. Golden
      Pages 459-468
    6. Matthew I. Foley, Gregory L. Moneta
      Pages 469-479
    7. Paul E. Bankey
      Pages 481-491
    8. Rishad M. Faruqi, Timothy A.M. Chuter
      Pages 493-503
  6. Cardiothoracic Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-505
    2. Christine L. Lau, David H. Harpole Jr.
      Pages 507-518
    3. R. Lawrence Reed
      Pages 519-526
    4. Joseph S. Friedberg
      Pages 527-538
    5. Rayman W. Lee, Joseph B. Zwischenberger
      Pages 539-546
    6. Mark I. Block
      Pages 547-558
    7. Carl L. Backer, Constantine Mavroudis
      Pages 559-566

About this book


A condensed version of the critically acclaimed "Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence," Essential Practice of Surgery provides a state-of-the-art, evidence-based approach to surgery for surgeons, residents and medical students. The book is divided into 8 comprehensive sections, providing the most succinct coverage of critical topics: Care of the Surgical Patient; Gastrointestinal & Abdominal Disease; Endocrine Surgery; Vascular Surgery; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Transplantation; Cancer; and Associated Disciplines. Over 250 illustrations and 340 tables, including 62 evidence-based tables, complement the text.

Reviews of "Surgery":
"...a fresh approach... [the book] emphasizes the basic science underlying the practice of surgery and the evidence supporting clinical decisions. The text is clearly written and the chapters are well-illustrated. There is also a unique feature: several hundred evidence-based tables. These tables allow the reader to reach conclusions on the basis of data."
( New England Journal of Medicine)

"Is it different from the existing textbooks of surgery? Did the authors achieve their principal goal of providing an evidence-based approach to surgical decision making? Would I recommend it to the surgical residents in my program?...the answer to all these questions is yes. The ambitious undertaking of creating an evidence-based textbook of surgery has largely succeeded and I heartily recommend it."
(Journal of the American Medical Association)


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Authors and affiliations

  • Michelle Li
  • Jeffrey A. Norton
    • 1
  • R. Randal Bollinger
    • 2
  • Alfred E. Chang
    • 3
  • Stephen F. Lowry
    • 4
  • Sean J. Mulvihill
    • 5
  • Harvey I. Pass
    • 6
  • Robert W. Thompson
    • 7
  1. 1.University of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Division of General SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Comprehensive Cancer CenterUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA
  5. 5.Department of Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of Utah Health Sciences CenterSalt Lake CityUSA
  6. 6.Karmanos Cancer InstituteWayne State University, Harper HospitalDetroitUSA
  7. 7.Washington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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