About this book
The SAGES Manual of Strategic Decision Making: Case Studies in Minimal Access Surgery is an excellent resource and clinical decision-making tool for general surgeons and residents. While other SAGES manuals simply discuss core topics in minimally-invasive surgery and GI endoscopy, this unique book explores fifty scenarios with a focus on the decision process that leads to an optimal treatment plan. The case-based format creates a quick and easy-to-read text that is rooted in real life scenarios in general and laparoscopic surgery and the strategic decisions every surgeon must learn to make. Each of the fifty thought-provoking cases is concisely presented with illustrated surgical techniques and an evidence-based review of related literature. The SAGES Manual of Strategic Decision Making is an unparalleled teaching aid for residents and faculty alike, as well as an indispensable resource for practicing surgeons who can appreciate and learn from the strategies offered by their colleagues.
General surgeons, general surgery residents
Table of contents
Access to the abdomen.- Appendicitis during pregnancy.- Stab wound to the abdomen.- Elective cholecystectomy.- Gallstone pancreatitis.- Cholelithiasis with choledocholithiasis.- Choice of approach for laparoscopic common duct exploration.- Bleeding after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.- Cystic duct stump leak after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.- Medical versus surgical management for uncomplicated gastroesophageal reflux disease.- Partial or complete fundoplication for GERD.- Barrett's esophagus with high grade dysplasis.- Management of gastroesophageal reflux disease in the morbidly obese.- Achalasia of the esophagus.- Laparoscopic management of achalasia.- Preoperative staging for esophageal carcinoma.- Esophageal carcinoma.- Gastric carcinoma.- Feeding tube placement, gastrostomy versus jejunostomy.- Percutaneous versus laparoscopic feeding tube placement.- Bariatric surgery: choice of surgical procedure.- Bariatric surgery with incidental cholelithiasis.- Uncomplicated adhesive small bowel obstruction.- Possible appendicitis.- Acute (retrocecal) appendicitis.- Perforated appendicitis.- Large bowel obstruction due to carcinoma of the rectum.- Carcinoma of the cecum.- Carcinoma of the left colon.- Low anterior resection for carcinoma below the peritoneal reflection.- Splenectomy massive splenomegaly.- Insulinoma of tail pancreas.- Preoperative staging of pancreatic adenocarcinoma.- Living related donor nephrectomy, right side.- Adrenal incidentaloma.- Incidental adrenal mass with suspicious features.- Bilateral pheochromocytoma.- Indirect inguinal hernia.- Bilateral inguinal hernias.- Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis.- Variceal bleeding.- Gastroesophageal reflux disease.- Screening colonoscopy: endoscopic or virtual.- Benign sessile right colon polyp.- Rectal villous adenoma.- Thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis: a lagnappe