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28th Edition

Bailey & Love's Short Practice of Surgery - 28th Edition

  • Available for pre-order on March 9, 2023. Item will ship after March 30, 2023
ISBN 9780367548117
March 30, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
1696 Pages 1974 Color & 830 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The 28th edition of Bailey & Love’s Short Practice of Surgery is the leading surgical resource for medical students and surgeons in training. It encompasses the basic principles of careful history taking, observation, deductive reasoning, technical knowledge and post-operative patient care to ensure safe surgical practice.

Key features

  • Relevant - the content matches both undergraduate and post-graduate curriculae
  • Readable – features summary boxes of core knowledge throughout the text. The consistent layout and style of tables, graphics, and diagrams aids easy understanding of key concepts. Also includes algorithms to assist the reader in understanding patient care pathways
  • Current- highlights where major developments in surgical practice have occurred or are likely to transform surgical practice in the next decade
  • Contemporary – includes expanded coverage of paediatric surgery and of transplant surgery. Emphasizes the importance of the multidisciplinary team approach, together with patient engagement in difficult decision making
  • Authoritative – every chapter has been revised by expert authors, and the most up to date content has been included in a familiar format
  • Digital Resources – Readers can access extra content via the dedicated Bailey and Love website which includes Questions and Answers, Expanded Content, Videos, Author interviews and more

Bailey & Love’s Short Practice of Surgery 28th edition continues to provide the essential knowledge required for surgical training. It remains a familiar friend, venerated by generations of medical students as well as surgeons young and old as a rite of passage and a repository of the core learning needed for clinical practice.

Table of Contents



Part 1: Basic Principles

  1. Metabolic response to injury 
  2. Iain D. Anderson

  3. Shock and blood transfusion
  4. Karim Brohi

  5. Wounds, healing, tissue repair
  6. Sarah L. Benyon and Kai Yuen Wong

  7. Tissue engineering and regeneration
  8. Andrew W.  McCaskie & Liam M. Grover

  9. Surgical infection
  10. H.Paul Redmond & Zeeshan Razzaq

  11. Tropical infections and infestations
  12. Sanjay De Bakshi & Pawanindra Lal

  13. Basic surgical skills
  14. Mark Coleman & Joshua Franklyn

  15. Diagnostic imaging
  16. Mathew Mattson, Muaaze Z. Ahmad and Niall Power

  17. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  18. Philip Woodland and Dr Rao

  19. Principles of minimal access surgery
  20. Ara Darzi and Leanne Harling

  21. Tissue and molecular diagnosis 
  22. Roger Feakins & Rondell P. Graham

  23. Principles of oncology
  24. Grant Stewart & Tim Eisen

  25. Surgical audit and research
  26. Thomas Pinkney and Birgit Whitman

  27. Ethics and law in surgical practice
  28. Robert Wheeler

  29. Human factors, patient safety and quality improvement
  30. Kenneth Mealy & Deborah McNamara

  31. Global Health and surgery
  32. Christopher B.D. Lavy and Nobhojit Roy

    Part 2: General Paediatrics

  33. General Paediatrics

Anthony D.Lander

18. Neonatal Surgery

    Anna-May Long

19. Trauma in children

    Elizabeth Gavens

20. Paediatric Urology

    Mohan Gundeti


    21. Pre-operative care including the high-risk patient

    Amy J. Thomas

22. Day case surgery

    Kim Russon

23. Anaesthesia and pain relief

    Vivek Mehta and Serene H.-L.Chang

24. Postoperative care, including perioperative optimisation

    Anand Sardesai and Anita Balakrishnan

25. Nutrition and fluid therapy

    Anita Balakrishnan

    Part 4: Trauma

26. Introduction to trauma 

    Robert C.Handley and Peter Giannoudis

27. Early assessment and management of severe trauma

    Chris Moran and Dan Deakin

28. Traumatic brain injury

    Harry Bulstrode and Antonio Belli

29. Torso & pelvic trauma 

    Kenneth D. Boffard and Mansoor Ali Khan

30. The neck and spine

    John R. Crawford and Douglas Hay

31. Maxillofacial trauma

    Peter Brennan and Rabindra Singh

32. Extremity trauma

    Lee Van Rensburg & Jaikirty Rawal

33. Disaster surgery

    Mamoon Rashid

34. Conflict Surgery

    Jon Clasper and Phill Pearce

    Part 5: Elective Orthopaedics

35. History taking and clinical examination in musculoskeletal disease

    Stephen McDonnell and Hemant G Pandit

36. Sports medicine and sports injuries

    Peter J. Millet and Joseph J. Ruzbarsky

37. The spine

    Brian Freeman and Christopher B.D. Lavy

38. The upper limb

    David Limb and Samuel R. Vollans

39. The hip

    Vikas Khanduja and Karadi H Sunil Kumar

40. The knee

    Wasim S. Khan and Andrew J. Porteous

41. The foot and ankle

    Bob Sharp

42. Musculoskeletal tumours

    W. Paul Cool and Craig Gerrand

43. Infection of the bones and joints

    Martin A. McNally

44. Paediatric orthopaedics

    Deborah Eastwood

    Part 6: Skin, Plastic & Reconstructive  

45. Skin and subcutaneous tissue

    Adam R. Greenbaum

46. Burns

    John E. Greenwood and Lindsay Damkat-Thomas

47. Plastic and reconstructive surgery

    James K.-K.Chan and Marc C.Swan

    Part 7: Head and Neck

    48. Cranial neurosurgery

    Liam Gray and Harry Bulstrode

49.The eye and orbit

    Keith R. Martin

50. Developmental abnormalities of the face mouth and jaws: cleft lip and palate 

    David A Koppel and Mark F Devlin

51.The ear, nose and sinuses

    Iain F. Hathorn and Alex Bennett

52.The pharynx, larynx and neck

    Vinidh Paleri and Anusha Balasubramanian

53.Oral Cavity

    Andrew Schache and John Edward O'Connell

54. Disorders of the salivary glands

    Prathamesh S Pai, Deepa Nair,and Manish D.Mair

    Part 8: Endocrine and Breast

55.The thyroid gland

    Richard M. Adamson & Iain Nixon

56.The parathyroid glands

    Ruth S. Prichard

57. The adrenal glands and other abdominalendocrine disorders

    Michael Stechman and David Scott-Coombes

58. The breast

    Anurag Srivastava, Suhani Suhani, and Anita Dhar

    Part 9: Cardiothoracic

59.Cardiac surgery

    Mustafa Zakkar

60.The thorax

    Carol Tan and Ian Hunt

    Part 10: Vascular

61.Arterial disorders

    Robert S.M.Davies

62. Venous and lymphatic disorders

    Ian C.Chetter and Daniel Carradice

    Part 11: Abdominal

63.History and examination of the abdomen

    Dhananjaya Sharma

64.The abdominal wall, hernia and umbilicus

    Bruce R.Tulloh and Barbora East

65.The peritoneum,  mesentery, greater omentum, and retroperitoneal space

    J. Calvin Coffey

66.The oesophagus

    Simon Y.K Law and Ian Y.H.Wong

67.The stomach and duodenum

    Timothy J Underwood, John N. Primrose

68. Bariatric and metabolic surgery 

    Richard Welbourn and Dimitri J. Pournaras

69. The liver

    Ashley R. Dennison & Guy J. Maddern

70. The spleen

    Pawanindra Lal

71. The gall bladder and bile ducts

    Avinash N.Supe and Ramkrishna Y.Prabhu

72. The pancreas

    Satyajit Bhattacharya

73. Functional disorders of the intestine

    Charles H. Knowles

74. The small intestines

    Gordon L. Carlson and Jonathan C. Epstein

75. Inflammatory bowel disease

    P. Ronan O'Connell and Nicola S. Fearnhead

    76.The vermiform appendix

    Jurgen Mulsow

77. The large intestines

    Stephen Brown and Cat Boereboom

78. Intestinal obstruction

    James Hill

79. The rectum

    David G. Jayne and Aaron J.Quyn

80. The anus and anal canal

    Malcolm A. West and Karen P. Nugent

    Part 12: Genitourinary

81. Urinary symptoms and investigations

    Rajeev Kumar and John K. Mellon

82. The kidney and ureters

    Nitin Kekre

83. The urinary bladder

    Sachin Malde

84.The prostate and seminal vesicles

    Anant Kumar and Oussama Elhage

85.Urethra and penis

    Sanjay B.Kulkarni

86. Testis and scrotum

    Tet L.Yap


    Monica Mittal, Prasanna Raj Supramaniam,and Christian M. Becker

    Part 13: Transplantation

88.Kidney transplantation and the principles of transplantation

    Michael L. Nicholson

89.Liver transplantation

    Mohamed Rela & Abdul Rahman Hakeem

90. Pancreas transplantation

    James P. Hunter and Peter J.Friend

91. Intestinal and multivisceral transplantation

    Neil Russell & Andrew Butler

92. Heart and Lung Transplantation

Stephen C. Clark

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Professor P. Ronan O’Connell BA MD FRCSI FRCSGlasg FRCSEd FRCSEng (Hon) FCSHK(Hon)

President, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

President, European Surgical Association

Emeritus Professor of Surgery

University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

Professor O’Connell has served as an editor of the British Journal of Surgery and associate editor of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. He has been editor in chief for the European Surgical Association and joint editor of Bailey and Love’s Short Practice of Surgery for the 25th, 26th 27th and now 28th editions, having contributed chapters to the 23rd and 24th editions. Apart from his editing, Prof O’Connell is widely published in the areas of IBD, colorectal cancer and pelvic floor physiology. He is a Council member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and holds ad hominum fellowships of the Glasgow and Edinburgh Royal Colleges. He is a past President of the European Society of Coloproctology and honorary fellow of the American Surgical Association and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Professor Andrew W. McCaskie, MMus MD FRCS FRCSENG (Tr and Orth)

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery

University of Cambridge, Honorary Consultant, Addenbrooke’s Hospital,

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK

Professor Andrew McCaskie is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery at the University of Cambridge. He trained in Leeds, Leicester and Newcastle upon Tyne, where he was Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery until moving to Cambridge in 2013. His clinical interest is the lower limb, and particularly the treatment of osteoarthritis, seeking to develop repair and regenerative therapies at early stages of disease. He is the Director of the Arthritis Research UK Tissue Engineering Centre which brings together UK clinicians, engineers and biologists to develop stem and stromal cell therapy for early osteoarthritis.

He has been the President of the British Orthopaedic Research Society, member of the Council of Management of The British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery, and member of Council of the British Orthopaedic Association. He is currently the Director of the Academic Foundation Programme in Cambridge and is widely published, including papers in The Lancet and Nature Genetics.

Professor Robert D Sayers MBChB(Hons) MD AFHEA FRCSEng

George Davies Chair of Vascular Surgery

University of Leicester and Glenfield Hospital

Leicester, UK

Member of the Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons of England. Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Tutor, Leicester Royal Infirmary. Member of the Critical Care Steering Group, Royal College of Surgeons of England.