14th Edition

Hamilton Bailey's Emergency Surgery

Edited By William English, Phill Pearce Copyright 2025
    750 Pages 219 Color & 211 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    750 Pages 219 Color & 211 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The management of the injured and acutely unwell patients remains a cornerstone of surgical practice. Although techniques for assessment, investigation, and operative management of the emergency surgical patient may be drawn from elective practice; they also require expediency of decision making and constant consideration of both anatomical and physiological pathology. Hamilton Bailey’s Emergency Surgery 14e is the famous textbook of emergency surgery that defines these key principles.

    Reflecting huge changes in the practice of emergency and general surgery over recent years, this new edition of Hamilton Bailey's Emergency Surgery is designed to meet the needs of basic and higher surgical trainees. The thorough and diverse coverage of emergency surgical principles including important anaesthetic and physiological considerations and the use of damage control techniques alongside core topics in emergency surgery such as shock and response to injury, surgical infections, principles of wound management, and nutrition ensure that the clinician has evidence based medicine to rely on. The extensive range of trauma surgery chapters cover all the surgical sub-specialties as they relate to emergency surgery providing comprehensive coverage of acute care surgery.

    The new edition of this highly regarded textbook on emergency surgery provides the necessary knowledge and evidence base to help the on call surgical trainee through the important decision-making process when treating acute surgical patients. In addition to guidance on relevant investigations and surgical techniques, emphasis is also placed on those non-technical skills including leadership and communication which are essential for the management of unwell patients.

    General surgeons and those working in the emergency setting will benefit from the gold standard expertise provided in the 14th edition of Hamilton Bailey's Emergency Surgery.

    Part 1 - General Principles

    1.     Principles of Emergency and Damage Control Surgery

    Phill Pearce

    2.     Imaging and Radiological Investigations

    Tom Campion, William Pleming and Arman Parsai

    3.     Anaesthesia and Paediatric Anaesthesia

    Kim Russon, Sarah Greenaway, Andrew Follows and Thomas Smith

    4.     Surgical Access

    Mohit Kumar Joshi, Shafneed CH and Hemanga K Bhattacharjee

    5.     Shock and Response to Injury

    David N Nauman

    6.     Surgical & Tropical Infections

    Amit Gupta, Kapil Dev Soni, Harshit Agrawal, Madhur Uniyal and Mahesh C Misra

    7.     Principles of Plastic Surgery, Wounds and Burns Management

    Anna Payne, Dardan Popova and Susie Yao

    8.     Nutrition in Surgery

    Anthony Ramsanahie and Abigail D'Souza

    9.     Quality & Safety Assurance in Surgery

    Michael Bath and Tom Bashford

    Part 2 – Trauma Surgery

          10. The Pathology of Trauma

    Manik Chana

          11. Pre-Hospital Care of Traumatic Injury

    Anne Weaver, Ruth Bird and Heather Storey

    12.  Management of Trauma in the Emergency Department

    Rich Carden

    13.  Thoracic Trauma

    Katherine-Helen Hurndall, Thomas Sullivan and Simon Glasgow

    14.  Abdominal Trauma

    Lalin Navaratne and Sarah Epton

    15.  Vascular Trauma

    Manik Chana

    16.  Orthopaedic Trauma

    Ang Swee Chai, Rishi Dhir, Peter Bates, Matthew Barry, Syed Aftab, Ramesh Nadarajah, Peter Bates, Pramod Achan, Kash Akhtar, Lee Parker, Ali Noorani, Adrian Carlos, Livio Di Mascio, Karolina Siwicka, Christy Graff, Hilary Makiwa and Kyle James

    17.  Neurosurgery Emergencies and Trauma

    Alex Alamri and Chris Uff

    18.  Maxillo-Facial Emergencies and Trauma

    Simon Holmes and William Rodgers

    19.  Ear, Nose and Throat Emergencies and Trauma

    Henry Zhang and Khalid Ghufoor

    20.  Ophthalmology Emergencies and Trauma

    Alice Thomas and Tahmina Pearsall

    21.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Trauma

    Ted Welman, Susie Yao and Gurjinderpal Singh Pahal

    Part 3 - General Surgery

    22.  The Acute Abdomen

    Amulya Rattan and Mahesh C. Misra

    23.  Upper GI Surgery

    Pallavi Huma Arya, Yasmine Tabakkah and Bijendra Patel

    24.  HPB Surgery

    Abhirup Banerjee, Ajit T Abraham and Hemant M Kocher

    25.  Colorectal Surgery

    Ian S. Reynolds and Deborah A. McNamara

    26.  Abdominal Wall, Bowel Obstruction and Hernia

    Mohammed Shams, Ajay Kapur, Areeb Mian, Rory Marples

    27.  Vascular Surgery

    Harpaul Flora and Sandip Sarkar

    28.  Urological Surgery

    Muhammad Haider, Pinky KotechaJeffrey Leow, Prabhakar Rajan, Prashant Patel and Benjamin W. Lamb

    29.  Obstetrics and Gynaecology

    Rehan Khan, Swena Kapoor and Michael Wong

    30.  Paediatric Surgery

    Devesh Misra and Ceri Elbourne


    16.  Orthopaedic Trauma: Paediatric fractures

    Karolina Siwicka, Christy Graff, Hilary Makiwa, Kyle James


    William English is a senior academic trainee in colorectal surgery in East London. He is currently completing his PhD at University College London and Cleveland Clinic London.

     Phill Pearce is a consultant in emergency general surgery in Oxford with interests in trauma and complex biliary disease.