Albert L. Merati, MD, FACS is Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Laryngology at the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Steven A. Bielamowicz, MD, FACS is Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Laryngology at The George Washington University.
Written by an international group of airway surgeons, Airway Reconstruction Surgical Dissection Manual is an essential guide for residents and fellows in the fields of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery, as well as consultant surgeons in these specialties who are responsible for managing airway conditions, but infrequently perform open airway surgeries.
This manual covers everything the trainee requires for mastering open airway surgical procedures on a live animal and extrapolating these techniques to human patients. It is extensively detailed for the beginner or for the experienced surgeon perfecting his or her technique, and can be used by the individual working at his or her own pace or in a group setting.
The goal of this book is to have users not just read, but more importantly, to remember key pieces of information. This book is interactive, has multiple visual aids, and uses a tiered system to help guide studying. The three-level system distinguishes material that is necessary for general otolaryngology examination purposes (for those seeking the basic fundamentals), from that required for higher level learning (for those taking subspecialty examinations), to that which is intermediate in importance. The content focuses on clinical management decisions and consequences, high yield material from an information retention standpoint. The text includes color photographs, diagrams, practice case scenarios, multiple-choice questions, and various means for self-assessment or studying with a partner.