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A Practical Approach

  • Provides in depth discussion of the reasoning behind every technique and strategy employed during practical conduct of anesthesia

  • Covers a wide variety of surgical procedures in all anesthesia sub-specialities

  • Includes a table highlighting the approach and the logic for every chapter

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Table of contents (83 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Anesthesia for Valve Replacement and Repair

      • Terence Wallace
      Pages 15-20
    3. Anesthesia for Congenital Heart Diseases in Adults

      • Korrin Scott, Sarah Burke
      Pages 21-29
    4. Anesthesia for Heart and Lung Transplantation

      • Blaine E. Farmer, Igor O. Zhukov
      Pages 31-40
    5. Anesthesia for Pulmonary Endarterectomy

      • Cara Iorianni, Ellen Richter
      Pages 41-48
    6. Anesthetic Management for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

      • Julius Hamilton, Mark Caridi-Scheible
      Pages 49-57
    7. Anesthesia for Aortic Surgery

      • Mario Christopher DeAngelis, Michael Stuart Green
      Pages 75-84
    8. Anesthesia for Lung Resection

      • Allison Bechtel
      Pages 85-96
    9. Anesthesia for Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

      • Jared Roussel, Susan Smith
      Pages 97-106
    10. Anesthesia for Mediastinoscopy and Mediastinal Surgery

      • Philip L. Kalarickal, Chai-Lin Winchester
      Pages 107-112
    11. Anesthesia for Tracheal Surgery

      • Philip L. Kalarickal, Stephanie Opusunju Ibekwe
      Pages 113-118
    12. Anesthesia for Esophageal Surgery

      • Christopher Ma, J. Kirk Edwards
      Pages 119-130
    13. Anesthesia for Pleural and Chest Wall Surgery

      • Jonathan Rost, Jeffery Gerritsen, Talia K. Ben-Jacob
      Pages 131-139
    14. Anesthesia for Thymectomy

      • Christopher R. Hoffman, Michael Stuart Green
      Pages 147-153
    15. Anesthesia Issues in Patients with VADs Presenting for Noncardiac Surgery

      • Ahmed Awad, Alann Solina, Theresa Gerges, Muhammad Muntazar
      Pages 155-171

About this book

This book provides a practical approach to the anesthetic management of surgical and nonsurgical procedures across the spectrum of anesthesia sub-specialties. This book will assist the practitioner to plan their anesthetic from preoperative evaluation phase to complete recovery or transfer to another special care area. The emphasis is on both the planned technique and more importantly the logic or reasoning behind the suggested technique.

This book addresses all important procedures in anesthesiology, including preoperative evaluation, airway management, and fluid administration. Every chapter discusses a specific surgery or procedure. Some topics of special interest are also included.

Anesthesiology: A Practical Approach is aimed at anesthesia residents, anesthesia nurse practitioners, and experienced anesthesiologists called upon to work in any area or anesthetizing location.


  • anesthesiology
  • anaesthesia
  • cardiac anesthesia
  • thoracic anesthesia
  • out of operating room anesthesia
  • pediatric anesthesia
  • obstetric anesthesia
  • neuroanesthesia
  • bariatric anesthesia


“Anesthesiology: A Practical Approach, first edition, fills an excellent place in the already well-appointed Springer Anesthesiology series. While complementary anesthesia texts focus on anesthetic subspecialties or specific issues (ie, liver anesthesia or geriatrics), the text, as its name suggests, provides a practical approach to the most commonly encountered complex cases suited to the well-rounded general anesthesia practitioner or trainee.” (Adam C. Adler, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 128 (2), February, 2019)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Hospital University Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

    Basavana G. Goudra

  • Department of Anesthesiology, Emory University, Atlanta, USA

    Michael Duggan

  • Department of Anesthesiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, USA

    Vidya Chidambaran

  • University Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Hari Prasad Krovvidi Venkata

  • Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, USA

    Elizabeth Duggan

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA

    Mark Powell

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

    Preet Mohinder Singh

About the editors

Basavana G. Goudra MD, FRCA, FCARCSI  Basavana Goudra MD FRCA FCARCSI, the principal editor of the book “Anesthesiology-A Practical Approach”, is a clinical associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. He is an internationally recognized expert in the area of out of operating room anesthesia, specifically in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy. Dr Goudra graduated from Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, India and completed his residency at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India. After further training in the Republic of Ireland and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, USA, he was appointed as a consultant anesthetist at the Russells Hall Hospital, United Kingdom. In 2008, he was appointed as a member of faculty in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has over sixty PubMed indexed publications that include scientific papers, case reports, meta-analysis, reviews and editorials on a wide range of anesthesia and pain related topics. He lectures at the American Society of Anesthesiology annual meetings on a regular basis. He has invented airway devices including the “Goudra Bite Block” and “Goudra Mask Airway”, which will improve the safety of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in the years to come. He is also working on a number of other projects in the area of graduate medical student and resident education.The book “Out of Operating Room Anesthesia-A Comprehensive Review”, edited by Dr Goudra has been acclaimed by reviewers and is popularly used in the field. 

Vidya Chidambaran MBBS, MDDr Chidambaran is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Pain at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed her medical degree at Bangalore Medical College, India in 1996 and her MD in Anesthesia from Katsurba Medical College, India in 2000. She then completed an internship, residency and fellowship in the USA, at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Brookdale University Hospital and John Hopkins Hospital, respectively. She became Anesthesia Board certified in 2008 and Pediatric Anesthesia Board certified in 2014.

Michael Duggan MD, FASE Dr Duggan is an Assistant Professor at Emory University Department of Anesthesiology, where he is the Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and the Director of Perioperative Echocardiography. He gained his Priamry ABA Certification in Anesthesiology and NBE Advanced Perioperative TEE Certification in 2011. He had previously completed an internship in internal medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University health System, and a residency and fellowship at University of Pennsylvania Health System. He then became Clinical Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University Department of Anesthesiology prior to his appointment at Emory University.

 Hari Prasad Krovvidi Venkata MBBS, MD, FRCA Dr Krovvidi Venkata gained his medical degree from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, India in 1996 and his MD in Anesthesia from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India in 1999. He completed various Senior House office roles in India and the UK, before becoming a Specialist Registrar at Birmingham School of Anesthesia, UK, where he is now a Consultant in Neuroanesthesia.

Dr. Elizabeth Duggan MD Dr. E. Duggan is an Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her internship at Duke University Medical Center and residency training at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, she spent an additional post-graduate training year as a liver transplant fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Duggan joined the faculty at Thomas Jefferson University as the Director of Hepatobiliary Anesthesia and later, transitioned to Emory SOM. While on staff at Emory University Hospital, she has held the roles of Director of Vascular Anesthesia, Medical Director of the PACU and most recently, has been appointed the Chief of Service for the General, Vascular, Neuroanesthesia and Kidney/Liver Transplant Service. Her primary clinical roles are as a member of the liver transplant and vascular teams; her research focus lies within perioperative outcomes specifically in obstructive sleep apnea and stress hyperglycemia.

Mark Powell MD Dr Powell gained his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2008, where he also completed his internal medicine internship, anesthesiology residency and obstetric anesthesiology fellowship. He gained his American Board of Anesthesiology certification in 2013. He is now an Assistant Professor at this institution and Program Director of the Obstetric Anesthesiology fellowship.

Dr Preet Mohinder Singh MD Dr Preet Mohinder Singh is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Pain medicine and Critical Care at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. After completing his residency from AIIMS, Delhi, he joined the department of anesthesia as a faculty.  His main area of focus is outcomes research, statistics in medicine and out of operating room anesthesia. He has been a part of many research projects and published extensively in the above areas. He is also the co-editor of the book ‘Out of Operating Room Anesthesia: A Comprehensive review’.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Anesthesiology

  • Book Subtitle: A Practical Approach

  • Editors: Basavana G. Goudra, Michael Duggan, Vidya Chidambaran, Hari Prasad Krovvidi Venkata, Elizabeth Duggan, Mark Powell, Preet Mohinder Singh

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-74765-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-09073-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-74766-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 888

  • Number of Illustrations: 26 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine, Surgery, Midwifery

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-74766-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)