The ideal reference for over 150 common operations
The Atlas of General Surgery is a highly practical, how-to reference for the most frequently performed operations. The book opens with a section on general aspects of surgery, such as the application of sutures, drains, catheters, venous ports, and punctures. The main section demonstrates the operations in step-by-step format, covering the anatomic regions including the skin and soft tissues, the neck, the thoracic wall and cavity, the abdominal cavity, the retroperitoneum, and the external genital organs. The author also covers surgery for hernias, colorectal surgery, pediatric surgery, vascular surgery, amputations, and trauma surgery. For precise and quick orientation, each surgical chapter presents a brief introduction to surgical preparation, anesthesia, positioning, relevant anatomy, risks, complications, and postoperative care, and then illustrates the operative technique through excellent drawings and detailed legends.
- Covers all common surgeries any general surgeon needs to know
- Step-by-step guide to each operative procedure
- More than 1,200 high-quality drawings demonstrate surgical anatomy and technique, with each illustration showing one operative step
- Didactic page layout allows for easy comprehension of the material
- Practical tips, tricks, and pitfalls highlight crucial information
Ideal for all surgeons in training the Atlas of General Surgery is a handy, one-volume text that provides an overview of this broad field. It also serves as a valuable reference for the bookshelf of practicing surgeons who would like to consult a rapid review before surgery.