Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 5th Edition,
(5-Volume Set; 2,790 pages) by George D.
Zuidema, MD, Professor of Surgery and Vice Provost for Medical Affairs,
Emeritus, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and Charles J. Yeo,
MD, Professor of Surgery and Oncology, The Johns Hopkins University School of
Medicine, Baltimore, MD; Co-Editors: Mark B. Orringer, MD, Richard
Heitmiller, MD, Daniel T. Dempsey, MD, Jeremiah G. Turcotte,
MD, John H. Pemberton, MD; Keith D. Lillemoe, MD (W. B. Saunders
Volume 1: Surgery of The Alimentary Tract: Esophagus, 5th Edition by George D. Zuidema, and Charles J. Yeo, Co-Editors: Mark B. Orringer, and Richard Heitmiller (W.B. Saunders Company)
Volume 2: Surgery of The Alimentary Tract: Stomach and Duodenum, Incisions, 5th Edition by George D. Zuidema, and Charles Yeo; Co-editor: Daniel T. Dempsey (W.B. Saunders Company)
Volume 3: Surgery of The Alimentary Tract: Pancreas, Biliary Tract, Liver and Portal Hypertension, Spleen, 5th Edition, by George D. Zuidema, and Charles J. Yeo, Co-Editor: Jeremiah G. Turcotte (W.B. Saunders Company)
Volume 4: Surgery of The Alimentary Tract: Colon, 5th Edition by George D. Zuidema, and Charles J. Yeo, Co-Editor: John H. Pemberton (W.B. Saunders Company)
Volume 5: Surgery of The Alimentary Tract: Mesenteric Circulation, Hernia, Small Intestine, 5th Edition, By George D. Zuidema, and Charles J. Yeo, Co-Editor: Keith D. Lillemoe (W.B. Saunders Company)
The fifth edition of this reference on gastrointestinal surgery covers procedures from the esophagus to the anus. All five volumes of this fifth edition have been revised and updated to include general and vascular surgical treatments of gastrointestinal disorders. Leading authors in the field discuss the most recent developments, including surgery of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, biliary tract, pancreas, liver, spleen, colon, and small intestine.
The fifth edition of Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 5th Edition is an encyclopedic five‑volume set that has served as an invaluable source of information on alimentary tract surgery for thousands of practicing general surgeons and residents over the past decades. The first edition of Surgery for the Alimentary Tract was edited by Dr. Richard T. Shackelford and published in 1955. Following the success of the first edition, the W B. Saunders Company urged Dr. Shackelford to produce a second edition. Between 1978 and 1986, this was accomplished as a five‑volume set, expanded substantially from the first edition, with Dr. George D. Zuidema joining Dr. Shackelford as a coeditor, and with the help of many faculty members at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The third edition, edited by Dr. Zuidema, appeared in 1991 and proved to be an important step forward, as the field of alimentary tract surgery had advanced as a result of many surgical research findings and emerging technologies. It was in the third edition that Dr. Zuidema enlisted the help of a guest editor for each of the five volumes of the series.
The fourth edition was published in 1996, and it instantly became a classic reference text, well known to surgeons worldwide specializing in the field of alimentary tract surgery. The edition also found a place in many libraries and has served as a reference source for internists, gastroenterologists, and others.
This fifth edition is a vast collaborative effort that has been accomplished with the help of colleagues who served as guest editors for each of the five volumes. The publication of this edition is particularly timely, for numerous dramatic changes in surgical practice, operative approaches, molecular biology, and noninvasive therapies have occurred in the past few years. Each volume retains extensive sections on anatomy and physiology, and then directs attention to the appropriate surgical issues. The fifth edition presents an enormous amount of new knowledge and many innovations, and it includes the contributions of many new authors and several new volume editors.
Volume I (Esophagus) is edited by Dr. Mark B. Orringer, aided by Dr. Richard E Heitmiller. The volume covers esophageal anatomy, physiology, and surgery in depth, adding a new chapter entitled "Laparoscopic Esophageal Surgery" New fundamentals of antirefiux surgery, oncologic esophageal surgery, and multimodality therapy for esophageal carcinoma are also discussed in depth.
Dr. Daniel T Dempsey assumes volume editor duties for Volume II (Stomach and Duodenum, Incisions). Dr. Dempsey has created an almost entirely new volume, with numerous new contributors. New chapters cover "Mechanical and Motility Disorders of the Stomach and Duodenum" and "Laparoscopic Surgery of the Stomach and Duodenum." Further, the section on "Incisions" provides one of the most comprehensive descriptions of alimentary tract incisions, wound drainage, wound closure, and gastrointestinal suturing.
For Volume III (Pancreas, Biliary Tract, Liver and Portal Hypertension, Spleen), Dr. Jeremiah G. Turcotte continues as the volume editor. All chapters are updated, many by new contributors, and many new concepts and techniques are illustrated. In addition, a chapter on "Laparoscopic Splenectomy" is now included.
Dr. John H. Pemberton is the new editor of Volume IV (Colon, Rectum and Anus). The vast majority of chapters in this volume are newly written, with first‑time contributors bringing fresh concepts to the field. Chapters new to this volume include "Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery," "Operations for Colorectal Cancer: Coloanal Anastomosis," "Recurrent and Metastatic Colorectal Cancer," "Resection and Ablation of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer of the Liver," "Evaluation and Management of Constipation and Pelvic Floor Disorders," "Rectovaginal Fistula," "Surgery in the Immunocompromised Patient," and "Reoperative Pelvic Surgery."
The new editor for Volume V is Dr. Keith D. Lillemoe. Updated chapters are included in the sections on Mesenteric Circulation and Hernia, with many new authors in the section on Small Intestine. For example, Crohn's disease is now covered in two chapters, the first dealing with "General Considerations" and the second dealing with "Surgical Management”
Encyclopedic reference includes the dramatic changes in surgical practice, operative approaches, molecular biology, and noninvasive therapies since the previous 4th edition of 1996 was published. Abundant illustrations and extensive references are included. DNLM: Digestive System Surgical Procedures--methods. This work will command the attention of all surgeons.
GENERAL CONTENTS:VOLUME I: ESOPHAGUS, RADIOLOGIC AND ENDOSCOPIC EVALUATION, PHYSIOLOGIC STUDIES, AND ULTRASONOGRAPHY; OPERATIVE APPROACHES: THE HILL PROCEDURE, THE BELSEY MARK IV PROCEDURE, THE NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION, THE COLLIS-NISSEN OPERATION, AND BARRET'S ESOPHAGUS; ESOPHAGEAL MOTOR (FUNCTIONAL) DISORDERS AND ESOPHAGEAL DIVERTICULA; NEOPLASMS AND CYSTS; RESECTIONAL THERAPY AND COMPLICATIONS OF ESOPHAGEAL SURGERY; TRAUMA; ESOPHAGEAL VARICES; MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS
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