Sabiston Textbook of Surgery International Edition,
Edition 21 The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice
Edited by Courtney M. Townsend, JR,MD

Publication Date: 22 Feb 2021
For more than 80 years, Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice has been the go-to text for trainees and surgeons at all levels of experience for definitive guidance on every aspect of general surgery. As the oldest continuously published textbook of surgery in North America, this fully revised 21st Edition continues to provide the key information, essential teaching pearls, and completely updated content needed to make the most informed surgical decisions and achieve optimal outcomes for patients. Concisely written and evidence based throughout, it covers the breadth of material required for certification and practice of general surgery, highlighted by detailed, full-color intraoperative illustrations and high-quality video clips.

Key Features

  • Follows a clear, consistent progression beginning with principles common to surgical specialties including fluid and electrolyte management, metabolic support, and wound healing. Subsequent sections review the management of injury, transplantation, oncology, breast, endocrine, and abdominal procedures. 

  • Covers key topics such as emerging surgical technologies and devices, regenerative medicine, the latest concepts in cancer biology and treatments, and evidence-based management and treatment. 

  • Emphasizes the most up-to-date minimally invasive techniques and the use of robotics when indicated. 

  • Features more than 2,000 superb illustrations and intraoperative photographs and 25 procedural videos that facilitate quick comprehension of surgical techniques. 

  • Includes more schematic diagrams, summary tables, boxes, and algorithms that provide a rich resource for reviewing surgical techniques and preparing for in-training and board exams. 

  • Shares the expertise of dozens of new authors and includes two new chapters on robotic surgery and fetal surgery. 

  • Contains fully updated content on topics encountered by general surgery residents in training as well as in-depth coverage of subspecialty areas including head and neck, thoracic, vascular, urology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, and gynecology. 

About the author
Edited by Courtney M. Townsend, JR,MD, Professor,Robertson-Poth Distinguished Chair in General Surgery,Department of Surgery,The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas
Table of Contents

Section 1

1. The Rise of Modern Surgery: An Overview

2. Ethics and Professionalism in Surgery

3. The Inflammatory Response

4. Shock, Electrolytes and Fluid

5. Metabolism in Surgical Patients

6. Wound Healing

7. Regenerative Medicine

8. Critical Assessment of Surgical Outcomes and Health Services

9. Safety in the Surgical Environment

Section 2

10. Principles of Preoperative and Operative Surgery

11. Surgical Infections and Antibiotic Use

12. Surgical Complications

13. Surgery in the Geriatric Patient

14. Anesthesiology Principles, Pain Management, and Conscious Sedation

15. Emerging Technology in Surgery: Informatics, Electronics

16. Robotic Surgery

Section 3

17. Management of Acute Trauma

18. The Difficult Abdominal Wall

19. Emergency Care of Musculoskeletal Injuries

20. Burns

21. Bites and Stings

22. Surgical Critical Care

23. Bedside Surgical Procedures

24. The Surgeon's Role in Mass Casualty Incidents

Section 4

25. Transplantation Immunobiology and Immunosuppression

26. Liver Transplantation

27. Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

28. Small Bowel Transplantation

Section 5

29. Tumor Biology and Tumor Markers

30. Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy

31. Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies

32. Soft Tissue Sarcomas

33. Bone Tumors

Section 6

34. Head and Neck

Section 7

35. Diseases of the Breast

36. Breast Reconstruction

Section 8

37. Thyroid

38. The Parathyroid Glands

39. Endocrine Pancreas

40. The Adrenal Glands

41. The Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes

Section 9

42. Esophagus

43. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Hiatal Hernia

Section 10

44. Abdominal Wall, Umbilicus, Peritoneum, Mesenteries, Omentum and Retroperitoneum

45. Hernias

46. Acute Abdomen

47. Acute Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

48. Morbid Obesity

49. Stomach

50. Small Intestine

51. The Appendix

52. Colon and Rectum

53. Anus

54. The Liver

55. Biliary System

56. Exocrine Pancreas

57. The Spleen

Section 11

58. Lung, Chest Wall, Pleura and Mediastinum

59. Congenital Heart Disease

60. Acquired Heart Disease: Coronary Insufficiency

61. Acquired Heart Disease: Valvular

Section 12

62. The Aorta

63. Peripheral Arterial Disease

64. Vascular Trauma

65. Venous Disease

66. The Lymphatics

Section 13

67. Pediatric Surgery

68. Neurosurgery

69. Plastic Surgery

70. Hand Surgery

71. Gynecologic Surgery

72. Surgery in the Pregnant Patient

73. Fetal Surgery

74. Urologic Surgery

Book Reviews

"This is a much-needed update of a classic book. It has been completely revised and updated, and it remains true to the purpose of the original."

© Doody’s Review Service, 2021, Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics) Doody's Score: 98-5 Stars!

Book details
ISBN: 9780323640633
Page Count: 2176
Retail Price : £98.99

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