Advanced Surgical Techniques for Rural Surgeons

  • Amy L. Halverson
  • David C. Borgstrom

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Gastrointestinal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael D. Sarap
      Pages 3-13
    3. Ronald A. Gagliano Jr., Patrick R. Kenny
      Pages 25-33
    4. Ezra N. Teitelbaum, Eric S. Hungness
      Pages 35-39
    5. Christine E. Van Cott, Randall S. Zuckerman
      Pages 41-45
    6. Christine E. Van Cott, Randall S. Zuckerman
      Pages 47-50
  3. Abdominal Wall

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Mark Thomas Savarise, Daniel J. Vargo
      Pages 53-59
  4. Surgical Oncology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Kent Lam, Douglas M. Sidle
      Pages 87-91
    3. Kyle R. Miller, Jeffrey D. Wayne
      Pages 93-96
    4. Jennifer E. Cheesborough, Michael Gart, Mohammed Alghoul
      Pages 97-108
    5. Mary J. Milroy
      Pages 109-115
    6. Rachel D. Wooldridge
      Pages 117-123
    7. Lauren Smithson, Krista M. Bannon
      Pages 125-130
  5. Head and Neck

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131

About this book


This unique reference fulfills the unmet need of a textbook that addresses the scope of practice for surgeons practicing in rural regions. The text provides up-to-date content covering a wide breadth of topics relevant to surgical care in rural areas, with focus on the surgical diseases that are often treated by surgical subspecialists in the urban setting. Written by experts in each subspecialty, the text focuses on procedural aspects of surgical patient care. The first section discusses practice issues unique to rural surgery and provides an overview of applying principles of quality improvement to surgical practice. Subsequent chapters cover specific surgical procedures. Each chapter includes a brief discussion of indications and contraindications for surgery.  The surgical technique is described with attention to important anatomic details. Key portions of the procedure are highlighted including potential complications and how to avoid them.  Procedure specific perioperative care is also discussed.

Supported with ample illustrations and images, Advanced Surgical Techniques for Rural Surgeons is a valuable resource for surgeons currently in practice or preparing to practice in a rural area, as well as surgical technicians, surgical nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Amy L. Halverson
    • 1
  • David C. Borgstrom
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryMithoefer Center for Rural SurgeryCooperstownUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1494-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1495-1
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