This is a title in the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series whose eight volumes are an established and highly regarded source of information for the specialist general surgeon.The Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series provides a current and concise summary of the key topics within each major surgical sub-specialty.
Each volume highlights evidence-based practice both in the text and within the extensive list of references at the end of every chapter.
An expanded authorship team across the series includes additional European and World experts with an increased emphasis on global practice.
The contents of the series have been extensively revised in line with recently published evidence.The volume contains a new chapter on the complications of bariatric surgery.
This updated text will appeal to all General Surgeons who wish to keep up to date in both elective and emergency conditions, while providing the relevant information for the Specialist Surgeon who is still required to look after undifferentiated emergencies and carry out routine elective general surgical procedures.
The pathophysiological basis of surgical diseases is discussed in relation to their management, acting as a bridge between basic medical sciences and clinical problems.
The uniformity of the writing style and the clarity of elucidation will encourage continued reading, while the emphasis on the principles of surgery will enable a real understanding of the subject matter.
The book’s extensive use of original illustrations, boxes and tables emphasises important concepts and will aid revision.
The principles of operative surgery and perioperative care are explained together with outlines of common operations, enabling students and trainee surgeons to properly understand procedures and to participate intelligently in the operating department.A major revision of the text has taken full account of the progressive evolution of surgery and includes new concepts that have advanced medical understanding.
New topics have been added to ensure the book’s contents match the curriculum of the UK Intercollegiate MRCS examination, including patient safety, surgical ethics, communication, consent, clinical audit and principles of research.
The broad experience of surgical teaching and training of two new authors has brought a fresh perspective on the book’s contents and its presentation.
New consensus guidelines for managing common disorders have been incorporated where appropriate.
The thoroughly updated text for this new edition includes new sections on practical procedures, ENT, gynaecology, audit, evidence-based medicine, clinical governance and medicolegal issues.
The book provides comprehensive coverage of general surgery but in addition covers the basic needs of the medical student and those in the early years of postgraduate training as far as the surgical specialities are concerned.Presented in portable small format in two colours with line drawings and radiological images. The text is succinct and clearly structured with extensive use of headings to guide the reader. Covers all the major surgical specialties. Contains outlines of common operations such as appendicectomy and thyroidectomy. Contains an introductory chapter on consent, medicolegal issues, statistics and clinical audit. Contains a checklist of emergency situations for quick reference. The text has been extensively re-written by a team of senior specialist surgical registrars or newly appointed consultants. Over 50 new illustrations of line drawings are included as well as updated radiological images. New hints and tips sections have been added.
In covering the applied basic science the books explains the application and clinical relevance of the three sciences.
The text is written in an appropriate ‘bullet-point’ style to allow easy reading rapid exam preparation.
The contents concentrate on the recurring common themes of the examination, thus helping direct appropriate learning and focussing on the specific important areas of knowledge.
The book is illustrated with clear line drawings which are clearly annotated to aid learning.Now available on StudentConsult with a downloadable ebook version included.
250 new online single-best answer questions in the format of the MRCS Part A examination will give the reader valuable experience in assessing their knowledge. Each answer will refer back to text for further reading as required.
New and updated OSCE ‘Clinical scenarios’ will be included at the end of every chapter.
In covering the applied basic science the books explains the application and clinical relevance of the three sciences
The text is written in an appropriate ‘bullet-point’ style to allow easy reading and rapid exam preparation
The contents concentrate on the recurring common themes of the examination, thus helping direct appropriate learning and focussing on the specific impoartnta areas of knowledge
The book is illustrated with line drawings which are clearly annotated to aid learning.
In this Second Edition, chapters have been updated and sections expanded to cover topics which are particularly relevant to examinations. The microbiology chapter has been rewritten, and the section on skin healing has also been extensively rewritten to include a section on burns, skin grafting and the anatomy of flaps. Each chapter has new OSCE scenario questions added to bring together the basic science and its clinical application in OSCE examinations.