Gastrointestinal Surgery

Management of Complex Perioperative Complications

  • Timothy M. Pawlik
  • Shishir K. Maithel
  • Nipun B. Merchant

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Esophageal Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Douglas J. Mathisen, Ashok Muniappan
      Pages 3-12
    3. Shawn S. Groth, David D. Odell, James D. Luketich
      Pages 13-22
    4. Onkar V. Khullar, Seth D. Force
      Pages 23-34
    5. Elena M. Ziarnik, Jonathan C. Nesbitt
      Pages 53-64
    6. Carlotta Barbon, Benedetto Mungo, Daniela Molena, Stephen C. Yang
      Pages 73-85
    7. Ravi Rajaram, Malcolm M. DeCamp
      Pages 93-100
    8. Sidhu P. Gangadharan
      Pages 107-115
  3. Gastric Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Robert E. Roses, Douglas L. Fraker
      Pages 119-125
    3. Kyung Ho Pak, Sung Hoon Noh
      Pages 127-136
    4. Geoffrey W. Krampitz, Graham G. Walmsley, Jeffrey A. Norton
      Pages 137-145
    5. Paul J. Speicher, Andrew S. Barbas, George Z. Li, Douglas S. Tyler
      Pages 147-158
  4. Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167

About this book


While surgical management of thoracic, hepato-pancreato-biliary, and colorectal diseases continues to evolve, morbidity continues to be a persistent problem. This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art, definitive reference for the diagnosis and management of difficult-to-manage complications following advanced gastrointestinal surgery. All chapters are written by experts in their field and include the most up-to-date clinical information from national and world leaders in their respective disciplines.  The text provides a practical, clinically useful guide that reviews risk factors for these complications and offers key information on how to avoid potentially high morbidity events in the peri-operative period.  It also discusses the management of these problems when they do occur.  With its helpful guidelines and “tricks of the trade” to avoid potential complications, this book is essential to all medical professions treating such patients.


Gastrointestinal Surgery: Management of Complex Perioperative Complications is of great value and utility for general surgeons, thoracic surgeons, upper gastrointestinal surgeons, colorectal surgeons, hepato-pancreato-biliary surgeons, surgical oncology fellows, thoracic surgery fellows and upper level residents in general surgery.​


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Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy M. Pawlik
    • 1
  • Shishir K. Maithel
    • 2
  • Nipun B. Merchant
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Surgical OncologyJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Division of Surgical OncologyWinship Cancer Institute, Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical OncologyUniversity of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer CenterMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2222-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2223-9
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