5th Edition

Essential Surgical Practice Higher Surgical Training in General Surgery, Fifth Edition

Edited By Alfred Cuschieri, George Hanna Copyright 2015
    1080 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Significant changes in surgical training have occurred over the past decade, with the inevitable progress towards specialization in the various surgical specialties. The current edition of Essential Surgical Practice: Higher Surgical Training in General Surgery reflects these latest developments with a new structure that accurately mirrors current surgical training. This new edition excludes surgical specialties that are distinct from general surgery, allowing an increased focus on topics of direct relevance to trainees in higher surgical training.

    Over 31 chapters, the book provides detailed information on those specialties of which the general surgeon is required to have a working knowledge, and highlights core information for revision and quick reference. Topics include:

    • Surgical biology and pathology
    • Surgical craft approaches and technologies
    • Perioperative care
    • Cardiovascular, pulmonary and renal pathophysiology
    • Surgical infections
    • Interventional radiology
    • Trauma and head injuries
    • Disorders of the thyroid and adrenal glands
    • Disorders of the stomach, liver, spleen, colon and pancreas
    • Bariatric surgery


    This book can be used with confidence by those enrolled in local courses and is also consistent with the scope and level of information required for international postgraduate examinations, such as the Joint Surgical Colleges’ Fellowship Examination. To enhance the book’s utility, the print edition includes complimentary access to a VitalSource ebook online and offline on your PC or Mac, iPhone®/iPod Touch®/ iPad®, Kindle Fire or Android™ device.


    Surgical Biology and Pathology
    Sir Alfred Cuschieri

    Surgical Craft Approaches and Technologies
    Sir Alfred Cuschieri

    Risk Assessment and Prognostic Indices in Surgery
    Omar Faiz

    Care of the Patient in the Perioperative Period
    Helgi Johannsson and Vafa Mansoubi

    Patient-Reported Outcomes to Evaluate Surgery
    Jane M. Blazeby

    Intensive and High Dependency Care
    Arup Chakraborty, Nicolas Price and Martin Stotz

    Anaemia, Hypovolaemia and Oedema
    Sir Alfred Cuschieri

    Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
    P. George, J. George and Allan D. Struthers

    Pulmonary Insufficiency
    Elizabeth Starren, William Oldfield and Onn Min Kon

    Renal Insufficiency
    Neill Duncan and R.W. Corbett

    Surgical Infections and Infestations
    Sir Alfred Cuschieri

    Surgical Nutrition
    Sir Alfred Cuschieri

    Interventional Radiology in General Surgery
    Mohamad S. Hamady

    Trauma and the Injured Patient
    Leslie Kobayashi, Raul Coimbra and David Hoyt

    Head Injuries: Pathophysiology and Management
    Sam Eljamel


    Disorders of the Skin and Soft Tissues
    Sir Alfred Cuschieri

    Disorders of the Breast
    Alistair M. Thompson, Stacy L. Moulder-Thompson, Andrew Evans and John A. Dewar

    Disorders of the Thyroid Gland
    S.P. Balasubramanian and David Smith

    Disorders of the Parathyroid Gland
    Paul R. Maddox

    Disorders of the Adrenal Glands
    G.P. Sadler

    Disorders of the Abdominal Wall, Peritoneal Cavity and Retroperitoneum
    Sir Alfred Cuschieri

    Disorders of the Oesophagus
    George B. Hanna, Sami M. Shimi and Sir Alfred Cuschieri

    Disorders of the Stomach and Duodenum
    Sir Alfred Cuschieri and George B. Hanna

    Disorders of the Liver
    Francesco M. Polignano, John F. Dillon, Ian A. Zealley, Aaron J. Quyn, Aileen Smith and Sir Alfred Cuschieri             

    Disorders of the Biliary Tract
    Sir Alfred Cuschieri

    Disorders of the Spleen and Lymph Nodes
    Sir Alfred Cuschieri

    Disorders of the Pancreas
    Sir Alfred Cuschieri and Abdool Rahim Moossa

    Bariatric Surgery
    Ahmed R. Ahmed and Carel L.G. Roux

    Disorders of the Small Intestine and Vermiform Appendix
    Sir Alfred Cuschieri

    Disorders of the Colon and Rectum
    Paris Tekkis, Panagiotis Georgiou, Edward Fitzgerald and Emil Tan

    Disorders of the Anal Canal
    Ken Campbell


    Edited by:

    Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri, Institute of Medical Science and Technology, Universities of Dundee, UK

    Professor George B. Hanna, Professor of Surgical Sciences, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London, UK

    "… a very well presented, high-quality book…The format of this book, with its smaller sections and topical headings, makes it less dry and kept me not only awake, but interested."
    —Alice Marie Fagin, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Doody’s Book Reviews

    Praise for the Previous Edition

    "I have little doubt it will remain a popular reference book, and rightly so. The text is comprehensive yet succinct, and is laid out in a style that permits relatively easy and focused reading."
    —British Journal of Surgery