This book provides a comprehensive guide to the surgical skills required during general surgery. General Concepts are covered with descriptions of basic terminology, the logic behind specific approaches, limitations of specific skills, technical and practical considerations, and safety of using specific approaches and skills.
More advanced topics including gastro-intestinal anastomosis, exploring a patient after a major trauma, and managing crisis situations are also discussed, as well as current controversies and future directions within general surgery.
Fundamentals of General Surgery is relevant to trainees in general surgery and its subspecialties, and aims to give them an easy to access resource that contains real life examples, iconography, and recommended further reading.
1 Fundamentals of patient preparation for the operating in the 21st century.
2 Fundamentals of Operating room setup and surgical instrumentation
3 Fundamentals of Surgical Sutures and Associated Technical skills
4 Fundamentals of Patient Positioning and Skin Prep
5 Fundamentals of incisions and skin closures
6 Fundamentals of retractors and exposure
7 Fundamentals of dissection
8 Fundamentals of Surgical Hemostasis
9 Fundamentals of energy utilization in the Operating room
10 Fundamentals of Stapling devices
11 Fundamentals of Drain management
12 Fundamentals of endoscopy for the general surgeon
13 Fundamentals on prosthetic materials for the abdominal wall
14 Fundamentals of basic laparoscopic setup
15 Fundamentals of laparotomy closure
16 Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery
17 Fundamentals of gastro - intestinal anastomosis
18 Fundamentals of vascular anastomosis
Appendix on common vascular instruments
19 Fundamentals of exploratory laparotomy for Trauma
20 Fundamentals of temporary abdominal wall closure
21 Fundamentals of exploratory thoracotomy for Trauma
22 Fundamentals of becoming a safe and independent surgeon (from first assistant to skilled educator)
23 Fundamentals of acceptable behavior in the OR (etiquette)
24 Fundamentals of the daily routine as a surgeon
25 Fundamentals of managing the operative catastrophe