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TitleAn Internist's Illustrated Guide to Gastrointestinal Surgery [electronic resource] / edited by George Y. Wu, Khalid Aziz, Giles F. Whalen
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2003
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Descript XIV, 341 p. online resource


In general, primary care providers, family practitioners, and gastroenterologists have a limited knowledge of abdominal surgical operations, the medical aspects of these surgical procedures, and their immediate and late complications. In addition, traditionally, these patients are not followed up by the surgeons and thus, the internist must become familiar with postsurgical problems in order to provide appropriate long-term care. A clear understanding of the concepts that underlie the surgery is crucial for proper management of these patients. In An Internist's Illustrated Guide to Gastrointestinal Surgery, highly experienced physicians describe all of the surgical and laparoscopic procedures now used for the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in readily understood language, complete with clear illustrations of the various surgeries, discussions of accompanying anatomical and physiological changes, advice on medical management of the postsurgical patient, and medical pearls. Topics range from esophageal and gastric surgery to abdominal hernia, from small and large bowel procedures to hepatic, biliary, pancreatic, aortic, and peritoneal operations. The authors compare alternative operations, discuss medical management issues, and examine the relative costs of these surgical procedures and operations. Detailed artist-rendered illustrations of GI anatomy before and after surgery and, where appropriate, radiological images before and after surgery, are also presented. Authoritative yet easy-to-read, An Internist's Illustrated Guide to Gastrointestinal Surgery offers today's nonsurgically trained physicians a unique book covering the concepts and practices that underlie gastrointestinal surgery-including laparoscopic surgery-that are crucial to today's best management of their patients


I. Esophageal Surgery -- 1 Esophagectomy and Reconstruction -- 2 Zenker's Diverticulum -- 3 Esophagectomy for Achalasia: Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Dor Fundoplication -- 4 Surgery for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease -- 5 Hiatal Hernia Repair -- 6 Esophageal Stents -- 7 Endoscopic Therapy for Esophageal Varices -- II. Gastric Surgery -- 8 Surgical Treatment of Peptic Ulcer Disease -- 9 Surgical Management of Gastric Tumors -- 10 Reconstruction After Distal Gastrectomy -- 11 Surgery for Obesity -- 12 Percutaneous Enterostomy Tubes -- III. Small Bowel Surgery -- 13 Small Bowel Resections -- 14 Urinary Diversion Surgery -- IV. Large Bowel Surgery -- 15 Colonic Resection -- 16 Surgery of the Rectum and Anus -- V. Hepatic and Biliary Surgery -- 17 Hepatic Resection -- 18 Bypass and Reconstruction of Bile Ducts -- 19 Cholecystectomy -- VI. Pancreatic Surgery -- 20 Pancreatic Surgery -- 21 Endoscopic Management of Pancreatic Pseudocysts -- VII. Surgery on Aorta and Its Branches -- 22 Surgery of the Abdominal Aorta and Branches -- 23 Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm -- VIII. Surgery On Portal Vein -- 24 Portasystemic Venous Shunt Surgery for Portal Hypertension -- 25 Transjuglar Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt -- IX. Abdominal Hernia Surgery -- 26 Hernia Surgery -- X. Peritoneal Surgery -- 27 Peritoneal Shunts

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