Full Author: Richard Usatine, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Family Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA Ronald L. Moy, MD, Professor, Dept. of Dermatology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA Edward Tobinick, MD, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Daniel Mark Siegel, MD, SUNY, Stony Brook, New York.
Description: This book is a practical guide for time efficient, cost effective, and cosmetically excellent skin surgery, covering the fundamentals that can be done in the office setting. It covers procedures in the Core Educational Guidelines for Family Practice Residents and provides criteria for recommending referral to a skin specialist. The focus is on treating common skin lesions, choosing the appropriate biopsy type for suspicious lesions, and the prevention of surgical and post surgical complications. This book is organized in a logical fashion starting with setting up the facilities, instruments, and equipment necessary to perform skin surgery in the office. Step-by-step procedures along wiht clear colour photographs accompany the chapters on shave biopsy, punch biopsy, elliptical excision, cryosurgical technique, electrosurgery, and intralesional injections. This text provides necessary information on choosing anesthesia, diagnosing and treating common cutaneous malignancies, and caring for wounds. Finally, the authors provide chapters on when to refer and on preventing complications.
Features:* Time-saving "how to" manual for the practising physician, shows appropriate surgery within minutes * Concentrates on office-based procedures only * Dermatologic surgeons and family practitioners as authors, provides the right perspective on what can be performed safely and efficiently by the non-specialist * Full-colour illustrations give step-by-step instructions * Includes clear colour photographs and algorithms
Contents: Facilities, Instruments, and Equipment. Preoperative Preparation: Universal Precautions, Sterilization, and Medical Evaluation. Anesthesia. Hemostasis. Choosing Biopsy Type. Shave Biopsy. Suture Material. Suturing Techniques. Punch Biopsy. Elliptical Excision. Cryosurgical Techniques. Electrosurgery. Incision and Drainage. Therapeutic Injections of Skin Lesions. Treatment of Benign and Premalignant Lesions. Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Malignancies. When to Refer. Wound Care. Complications and Their Prevention.