This authoritative, highly illustrated text and color atlas provides a systematic guide to commonly performed minor surgical and dermatology procedures. Accompanied by video clips, this critical resource on skin and minor surgery is designed for all trainees and practitioners, including experienced surgeons, dermatologists, family doctors, nurses, and the supporting healthcare team.
Divided into four main color-coded sections, the book covers essential background information including postoperative management and aftercare, the key knowledge required for diagnosis and management, and the skills necessary to perform procedures step by step.
- Comprehensive coverage—Learn to perform a whole range of procedures from small skin surgical procedures to vasectomy
- Step-by-step techniques—See how to perform each technique with numerous color illustrations, animations and video clips
- Practical advice, boxes, tables, warnings, and indications of difficulty level—Achieve success and avoid common pitfalls
- Authoritative yet contemporary—Gain wisdom from this long-established, trusted book brought completely up to date by today’s practitioners
Table of Contents
Essential Background Information. Facilities. Informed Consent, Record-Keeping, Documentation and Audit. Infection Control. Professional and Legal Issues, and Health and Safety At Work. Patient Assessment. Anatomical Hazards and Pitfalls. Local and Regional Anaesthetic Agents. Postoperative Management. Knowledge: Diagnosis and Management. Skin Lesions. Dermoscopy. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren’s Contracture, Trigger Finger and Ganglia: Knowledge. Vasectomy: Knowledge. Toenail Problems That May Require Surgery. Essential Generic Skills. Communication. Local Anaesthesia and Minor Surgical Procedures. Resuscitation. Basic Surgical Techniques. Haemostasis. Dermatological Techniques and Tips. Additional Surgical Skills And Procedures. Other Surgical Procedures: Cysts and Lipomas. Minor Casualties. Carpal Tunnel, Dupuytren’s Contracture, Trigger Finger and Ganglia: Skills. Vasectomy: Skills. Toenail Surgery. Advanced Surgical Procedures. Electrosurgery. Index.
Jonathan Botting, MRCGP, GP Barnes SW London, GP Trainer, Dermatological Surgeon, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, UK
"This is the perfect book for beginning surgeons. It contains the clearest explanations that I have encountered on basic surgical techniques, setting up a clinical surgical suite, how to choose and use the appropriate surgical instruments correctly … an excellent book."
—Patricia Wong, MD in Doody’s Review Service
"… the excellent explanatory text combined with superb photographs and illustrations make this book stand out for me. It would serve as an excellent surgical guide for all dermatology trainees and others healthcare professionals wanting to learn skin surgery."
—Rakesh Patalay, Consultant Dermatologist, Imperial College Hospital, London, UK