Clinical Gastroenterology

An Internist’s Illustrated Guide to Gastrointestinal Surgery

Editors: Wu, George Y. (Ed.)

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In general, primary care providers, family practitioners, and gastroenterologists have a limited knowledge of abdominal surgical operations, the medical aspects of these surgical procedures, and their immediate and late complications. In addition, traditionally, these patients are not followed up by the surgeons and thus, the internist must become familiar with postsurgical problems in order to provide appropriate long-term care. A clear understanding of the concepts that underlie the surgery is crucial for proper management of these patients. In An Internist's Illustrated Guide to Gastrointestinal Surgery, highly experienced physicians describe all of the surgical and laparoscopic procedures now used for the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in readily understood language, complete with clear illustrations of the various surgeries, discussions of accompanying anatomical and physiological changes, advice on medical management of the postsurgical patient, and medical pearls. Topics range from esophageal and gastric surgery to abdominal hernia, from small and large bowel procedures to hepatic, biliary, pancreatic, aortic, and peritoneal operations. The authors compare alternative operations, discuss medical management issues, and examine the relative costs of these surgical procedures and operations. Detailed artist-rendered illustrations of GI anatomy before and after surgery and, where appropriate, radiological images before and after surgery, are also presented.
Authoritative yet easy-to-read, An Internist's Illustrated Guide to Gastrointestinal Surgery offers today's nonsurgically trained physicians a unique book covering the concepts and practices that underlie gastrointestinal surgery-including laparoscopic surgery-that are crucial to today's best management of their patients.

Reviews

Foreword by Dr. Tadataka Yamada

"This book is written for internists, gastroenterologists, and other physicians who care for patients with complex GI disease and who interact particularly with surgeons...Each chapter gives a broad overview of a particular disease and then leads into methods of treatment. Where surgery is the primary treatment, the preoperative evaluation and management of patients is discussed. A section on the typical surgical procedures required to treat a disease is then presented. This includes options that are surgical and nonsurgical in nature. The latter part of each chapter includes discussion about survival, postoperative complications, cost, functional outcomes and related topics, and processes. At the end of each chapter is a list of references that are typically classical surgical references. "-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"This is a unique textbook directed primarily at practicing internists, but which is equally appropriate for gastroenterologists and trainees in medicine who wish to understand better what would happen to their patients when a surgical choice is made." - Digestive and Liver Disease

"...an excellent guide for medical residents and gastroenterology fellows...a practical and succinct review of GI surgery." - Practical Gastroenterology

"The editors of this book have made a great effort to produce a complete guide not only to gastrointestinal surgery but also to abdominal general surgery, including surgery of the aorta and its branches, and abdominal wall hernia surgery. This book can be thoroughly recommended both for young surgeons and non-visceral surgical residents in surgical departments, and for busy, but interested, general surgical practitioners and physicians." - British Journal of Surgery

"This text, whose contributing authors include professors and chiefs of surgery, surgical subspecialists, medical gastrointestinal subspecialists, chief surgical residents, and medical fellows, is an excellent primer for the primary care physician, medical student, or resident. In a clear, concise, well-organized fashion, the reader is able to develop an appreciation of the standard as well as newer technologic advances in surgery for the management and follow-up of patients with gastrointestinal disease." -Current Surgery

"The unique book is written for primary care providers, family practitioners, gastroenterologists, and others who care for patients who have experienced gastrointestinal surgery. An Internist's IllustratedGuide to Gastrointestinal Surgery speaks well to its intended audience and is recommended for hospital and academic health science libraries." -E-STREAMS

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Esophagectomy and Reconstruction

    Kent, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Zenker’s Diverticulum

    Holm, Anders (et al.)

    Pages 17-22

  • Esophagectomy for Achalasia

    Braveman, Joshua M. (et al.)

    Pages 23-31

  • Surgery for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    Khitin, Lev (et al.)

    Pages 33-45

  • Hiatal Hernia Repair

    Khitin, Lev (et al.)

    Pages 47-55

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eBook $179.00
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Hardcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-58829-023-6
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Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61737-311-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Internist’s Illustrated Guide to Gastrointestinal Surgery
Editors
  • George Y. Wu
Series Title
Clinical Gastroenterology
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-389-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-389-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-023-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-311-4
Series ISSN
2197-7399
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 341
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations
Topics