The Illustrated Surgery Guide explains everything you need to know about 20 common operations*. From preparation to recovery, the different stages of each operation are concisely presented and abundantly illustrated, introducing the reader to basic surgical terms, medical equipment and technique. Step-by-step descriptions of each operation, specifically written for non-specialists, and view-at-a-glance information panels make this a must-have medical reference. The surgical procedures are: Cataract extraction, Appendectomy, Cesarean section, Colorectal resection, Cholecystectomy, Coronary artery bypass graft, Tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy, Laminectomy, Carpal tunnel release, Carotid endarterectomy, Inguinal hernia repair, Laparoscopy and laparotomy, Knee replacement, Transurethral resection prostate, Hysterectomy, Open prostatectomy, Hip replacement, Thyroidectomy, Breast lumpectomy/mastectomy, Skin grafting. This is the ideal guide for patients preparing for an operation, those getting ready to care for a relative or friend post operation, or for anyone with an interest in medicine and surgery.
*Based on US National and regional estimates on hospital use for all patients from the Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2007).
Preparing for Surgery. Cataract Extraction. Cesarean Section. Cholecystectomy. Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy. Carpal Tunnel Release. Inguinal Hernia Repair. Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty). Hysterectomy. Hip Replacement. Breast Lumpectomy/Mastectomy. Appendectomy. Colorectal Resection. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. Laminectomy. Carotid Endarterectomy. Laparoscopy and Laparotomy. Transurethral Resection Prostate. Open Prostatectomy. Thyroidectomy. Skin Grafting. Glossary. Index.