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Fundamentals of General Surgery

  • Provides a rationale and utilization range for each technique

  • Features descriptions of specific skills suitable for direct practical application

  • Contains information on surgical instruments: their importance, proper utilization, nomenclature and possible alternatives

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Fundamentals of Operating Room Setup and Surgical Instrumentation

    • Katerina Dukleska, Allison A. Aka, Adam P. Johnson, Karen A. Chojnacki
    Pages 17-38
  3. Fundamentals of Sutures, Needles, Knot Tying, and Suturing Technique

    • Jessica A. Latona, Sami Tannouri, Francesco Palazzo, Michael J. Pucci
    Pages 39-64
  4. Fundamentals of Patient Positioning and Skin Prep

    • Giulio Giambartolomei, Samuel Szomstein, Raul Rosenthal, Emanuele Lo Menzo
    Pages 65-82
  5. Fundamentals of Incisions and Skin Closures

    • Folasade O. Imeokparia, Michael E. Villarreal, Lawrence A. Shirley
    Pages 83-94
  6. Fundamentals of Retractors and Exposure

    • Michael B. Ujiki, H. Mason Hedberg
    Pages 95-105
  7. Fundamentals of Dissection

    • Neal S. McCall, Harish Lavu
    Pages 107-117
  8. Fundamentals of Surgical Hemostasis

    • Daniel J. Deziel
    Pages 119-128
  9. Fundamentals of Energy Utilization in the Operating Room

    • Amin Madani, Carmen L. Mueller
    Pages 129-136
  10. Fundamentals of Stapling Devices

    • Christina Souther, Kenric Murayama
    Pages 137-142
  11. Fundamentals of Drain Management

    • Guillaume S. Chevrollier, Francis E. Rosato, Ernest L. Rosato
    Pages 143-161
  12. Fundamentals of Prosthetic Materials for the Abdominal Wall

    • Udai S. Sibia, Adam S. Weltz, H. Reza Zahiri, Igor Belyansky
    Pages 175-188
  13. Fundamentals of Basic Laparoscopic Setup

    • Marc Rafols, Navid Ajabshir, Kfir Ben-David
    Pages 189-206
  14. Fundamentals of Laparotomy Closure

    • William W. Hope, Michael J. Rosen
    Pages 207-213
  15. Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery

    • Tomoko Mizota, Victoria G. Dodge, Dimitrios Stefanidis
    Pages 215-225
  16. Fundamentals of Gastrointestinal Anastomoses

    • Talar Tatarian, Andrew M. Brown, Michael J. Pucci, Francesco Palazzo
    Pages 227-237
  17. Fundamentals of Vascular Anastomosis

    • Selena G. Goss, Dawn M. Salvatore
    Pages 239-252
  18. Fundamentals of Exploratory Laparotomy for Trauma

    • Chia-jung K. Lu, Joshua A. Marks
    Pages 253-264

About this book

This book provides a comprehensive guide to the surgical skills required during general surgery. General Concepts are covered with descriptions of basic terminology, the logic behind specific approaches, limitations of specific skills, technical and practical considerations, and safety of using specific approaches and skills. 

More advanced topics including gastro-intestinal anastomosis, exploring a patient after a major trauma, and managing crisis situations are also discussed, as well as current controversies and future directions within general surgery.

Fundamentals of General Surgery is relevant to trainees in general surgery and its subspecialties, and aims to give them an easy to access resource that contains real life examples, iconography, and recommended further reading. 

Keywords

  • Surgical Techniques
  • Surgical Skills
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Practical Clinical Scenarios
  • Surgical Sutures
  • Visual Guidance

Reviews

“This is a compact introductory book intended for trainees in general surgery and related specialties. … The book is written for medical students, PA and ARNP students, residents, fellows, and other trainees. It amply meets the needs of this audience. … This is a carefully written and edited, well-illustrated book that covers a wide range of important topics in surgery.” (Carol Scott-Conner, Doody's Book Reviews, October, 2018)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA

    Francesco Palazzo

About the editor

Francesco Palazzo, MD FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Chief of Surgery - Methodist Hospital Division

Associate Residency Program Director

Department of Surgery

Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Fundamentals of General Surgery

  • Editors: Francesco Palazzo

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75656-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

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

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-75655-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-09289-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-75656-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 350

  • Number of Illustrations: 32 b/w illustrations, 168 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: General Surgery

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-75656-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)