New Edition
Essential Surgery,
Edition 6 Problems, Diagnosis and Management
Edited by Philip J. Deakin, BSc(Hons), MBChB(Sheffield), Clive R. G. Quick, MB, BS(London), FDS, FRCS(England), MS(London), MA(Cambridge), Suzanne Biers, BSc, MBBS, MD, FRCS and Tan Arulampalam, MB, BS, MD, FRCS

Publication Date: 21 Dec 2019

Essential Surgery is well-established as one of the leading textbooks of surgery for medical students, core surgical trainees and those in professions allied to medicine. Covering general surgery, trauma, orthopaedics, vascular surgery, urology, paediatric surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, maxillofacial surgery and ENT, it also incorporates appropriate levels of basic science throughout. The book is ideal to accompany clinical courses, as well as being a practical manual for readers at more advanced levels requiring a revision aid for exams. Its main aim is to stimulate the reader to a greater enjoyment and understanding of the practice of surgery.

Key Features

  • The uniformity of the writing style and the clarity of elucidation will encourage continued reading, while the emphasis on the principles of surgery will enable a real understanding of the subject matter.
  • The book incorporates a problem-solving approach wherever possible, emphasising how diagnoses are made and why particular treatments are used.
  • The pathophysiological basis of surgical diseases is discussed in relation to their management, acting as a bridge between basic medical sciences and clinical problems.
  • The book’s extensive use of original illustrations, colour photographs, radiology images, boxes and tables emphasises important concepts and will promote easy revision of topics.
  • The principles of operative surgery and pre-, peri- and postoperative care are explained together with outlines of common operations, enabling students and trainee surgeons to properly understand procedures and to participate intelligently in the operating department.

New Features

  • A major and comprehensive revision of the text has taken full account of the progressive evolution of surgery and includes new scientific and clinical concepts that have advanced medical understanding.
  • Ensuring the book’s contents are aligned to the curriculum of the UK Intercollegiate MRCS examination has resulted in the addition of new topics including an emphasis on peri-operative care optimisation, enhanced recovery programmes, antibiotic use and resistance, updated cancer staging, minimally invasive surgery, and the evolving role of interventional radiology.
  • Additional essential governance and management topics are covered, including patient safety, surgical ethics, communication, consent, clinical audit and principles of research.
  • The broad experience of surgical teaching and training of two new editors and many new contributors, all with sub-specialist expertise, have brought a contemporary perspective on the book’s contents and its presentation.
  • New national and international guidelines for managing common disorders have been incorporated where appropriate, including major haemorrhage management pathways and trauma.
  • There are new dedicated chapters on major trauma management and elective orthopaedics.
About the author
Edited by Philip J. Deakin, BSc(Hons), MBChB(Sheffield), General Medical Practitioner, Sheffield, UK; Clive R. G. Quick, MB, BS(London), FDS, FRCS(England), MS(London), MA(Cambridge), Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon; Associate Lecturer in Surgery, University of Cambridge; Former Examiner in Basic Sciences and Clinical Surgery for FRCS and MRCS(England).; Suzanne Biers, BSc, MBBS, MD, FRCS, Urology Consultant, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK and Tan Arulampalam, MB, BS, MD, FRCS, Clinical Director, ICENI Centre for Surgical Training, Research and Education, Colchester, UK, Turner Road
Table of Contents

Section 1 Principles of Surgical Care

Section 2 Perioperative Care

Section 3 Principles of Accident Surgery

Section 4 Symptoms, Diagnosis and Management

Book Reviews

"This is a great resource for understanding the care of surgical patients. It is beneficial for all levels of education, from medical students learning surgery for the first time to clinicians reviewing surgery or looking for teaching points for their students."

-Dakota T Thompson, MD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics) Doody's Review Score: 96- 4 Stars!

Book details
ISBN: 9780702076312
Page Count: 712
Retail Price : £57.99

Medical students; MRCS candidates

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