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Contributors

Editor-in-Chief

F. Charles Brunicardi, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Vice Chair for Surgical Services, Department of Surgery
Chief, General Surgery Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital
Surgical Director, UCLA Center for Gastrointestinal Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Professor-in-Residence, Departments of Surgery and Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Associate Editors

Dana K. Andersen, MD, FACS
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Surgeon-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Timothy R. Billiar, MD, FACS
George Vance Foster Professor and Chairman of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

David L. Dunn, MD, PhD, FACS
Vice President for Health Sciences, State University of New York, Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

John G. Hunter, MD, FACS
Mackenzie Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon

Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, FACS
Dallas B. Phemister Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Raphael E. Pollock, MD, PhD, FACS
Head, Division of Surgery, Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgical Oncology, Senator A.M. Aiken, Jr., Distinguished Chair, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Contributors

Louis H. Alarcon, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapter 13, Physiologic Monitoring of the Surgical Patient

Dana K. Andersen, MD, FACS
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Surgeon-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Chapter 33, Pancreas

Peter Angelos, MD
Professor of Surgery and Chief of Endocrine Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Chapter 48, Ethics, Palliative Care, and Care at the End of Life

Peter B. Angood, MD
Senior Advisor for Patient Safety, National Quality Forum, Washington, DC
Chapter 12, Patient Safety

Stanley W. Ashley, MD
Frank Sawyer Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Chapter 28, Small Intestine

Samir S. Awad, MD
Associate Professor, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 1, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Core Competencies

Adrian Barbul, MD
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland
Chapter 9, Wound Healing

Joel A. Bauman, MD
Resident Physician, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chapter 42, Neurosurgery

Carlos Bechara, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 23, Arterial Disease

Greg J. Beilman, MD
Professor of Surgery and Anesthesia, Chief of Surgical Critical Care/Trauma, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chapter 6, Surgical Infections

Richard H. Bell Jr., MD
Assistant Executive Director, American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chapter 33, Pancreas

Robert L. Bell, MD, MA, FACS
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Director, Bariatric Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
Chapter 35, Abdominal Wall, Omentum, Mesentery, and Retroperitoneum

Arie Belldegrun, MD
Director, Institute of Urologic Oncology at UCLA, Professor and Chief, Division of Urologic Oncology, Roy and Carol Doumani Chair in Urologic Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Chapter 40, Urology

Peleg Ben-Galim, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 43, Orthopedic Surgery

David H. Berger, MD
Professor and Vice Chair, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 1, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Core Competencies
Chapter 30, The Appendix

Walter L. Biffl, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center/University of Colorado-Denver, Denver, Colorado
Chapter 7, Trauma

Timothy R. Billiar, MD, FACS
George Vance Foster Professor and Chairman of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapter 5, Shock

Kirby I. Bland, MD
Fay Fletcher Kerner Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
Chapter 17, The Breast

Mary L. Brandt, MD
Professor and Vice Chair, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 1, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Core Competencies

F. Charles Brunicardi, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Vice Chair for Surgical Services, Department of Surgery
Chief, General Surgery Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital
Surgical Director, UCLA Center for Gastrointestinal Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Professor-in-Residence, Departments of Surgery and Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Chapter 1, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Core Competencies
Chapter 15, Molecular and Genomic Surgery
Chapter 33, Pancreas
Chapter 37, Inguinal Hernias

Jamal Bullocks, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 16, The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue

Catherine Cagiannos, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 23, Arterial Disease

Joanna M. Cain, MD
Chace/Joukowsky Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University, Portland, Oregon
Chapter 41, Gynecology

Rakesh K. Chandra, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Chapter 18, Disorders of the Head and Neck

Catherine L. Chen, MPH
Fellow, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Chapter 12, Patient Safety

Changyi J. Chen, PhD
Molecular Surgery Endowed Chair, Professor of Surgery and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 23, Arterial Disease

Orlo H. Clark, MD
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, UCSF/Mt. Zion Medical Center, San Francisco, California
Chapter 38, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal

Patrick Cole, MD
Resident, Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 16, The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue

Edward M. Copeland III, MD
Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida
Chapter 17, The Breast

Janice N. Cormier, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Chapter 36, Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Joseph S. Coselli, MD
Professor and Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 22, Thoracic Aneurysms and Aortic Dissection

C. Clay Cothren, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado, Denver, Denver, Colorado
Chapter 7, Trauma

Gregory A. Crooke, MD
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York
Chapter 21, Acquired Heart Disease

Daniel T. Dempsey, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chapter 26, Stomach

Robert S. Dorian, MD
Chairman and Program Director, Department of Anesthesia, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey
Chapter 47, Anesthesia of the Surgical Patient

David L. Dunn, MD, PhD, FACS
Vice President for Health Sciences, State University of New York, Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Chapter 6, Surgical Infections
Chapter 11, Transplantation

Geoffrey P. Dunn, MD
Medical Director, Department of Surgery, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pennsylvania
Chapter 48, Ethics, Palliative Care, and Care at the End of Life

Kelli M. Bullard Dunn, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology, State University of New York, Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Chapter 29, Colon, Rectum, and Anus

David T. Efron, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Chapter 9, Wound Healing

Wafic M. ElMasri, MD
Cancer Research Training Award Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Oncology Branch, Molecular Signaling Section, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
Chapter 41, Gynecology

Fred W. Endorf, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
Chapter 8, Burns

Xin-Hua Feng, PhD
Professor, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 15, Molecular and Genomic Surgery

Mitchell P. Fink, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Professor-in-Residence, Departments of Surgery and Anesthesiology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Chapter 13, Physiologic Monitoring of the Surgical Patient

William E. Fisher, MD
Professor, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 33, Pancreas

Henri R. Ford, MD
Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Professor of Surgery and Vice Dean for Medical Education, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Chapter 39, Pediatric Surgery

Aubrey C. Galloway, MD
Seymour Cohn Professor, Chairman Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York
Chapter 21, Acquired Heart Disease

Francis H. Gannon, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Orthopedic Surgery, Staff Pathologist, DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 43, Orthopedic Surgery

David A. Geller, MD
Richard L. Simmons Professor of Surgery, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapter 31, Liver

Nicole S. Gibran, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Chapter 8, Burns

Michael Gimbel, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapter 45, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Carlos D. Godinez Jr., MD
Fellow and Clinical Instructor, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Chapter 34, Spleen

Ernest A. Gonzalez, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
Chapter 4, Hemostasis, Surgical Bleeding, and Transfusion

John A. Goss, MD
Professor of Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 31, Liver

M. Sean Grady, MD
Charles Harrison Frazier Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chapter 42, Neurosurgery

Tom Gregory, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
Chapter 41, Gynecology

Tracy C. Grikscheit, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Chapter 39, Pediatric Surgery

Eugene A. Grossi, MD
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York
Chapter 21, Acquired Heart Disease

David J. Hackam, MD, PhD
Roberta Simmons Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapter 39, Pediatric Surgery

Daniel E. Hall, MD
Division of Trauma and General Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapter 48, Ethics, Palliative Care, and Care at the End of Life

Rosemarie E. Hardin, MD
Resident Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapter 46, Surgical Considerations in the Elderly

Michael H. Heggeness, MD, PhD
Chairman, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 43, Orthopedic Surgery

Lior Heller, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 16, The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue

Daniel B. Hinshaw, MD
Veterans Administration Medical Center
Chapter 48, Ethics, Palliative Care, and Care at the End of Life

John B. Holcomb, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery and Director, Center for Translational Injury Research, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
Chapter 4, Hemostasis, Surgical Bleeding, and Transfusion

Larry H. Hollier, MD
Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 16, The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue

Abhinav Humar, MD
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chapter 11, Transplantation

Kelly K. Hunt, MD
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Chapter 17, The Breast

John G. Hunter, MD, FACS
Mackenzie Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
Chapter 14, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotics, and Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
Chapter 25, Esophagus and Diaphragmatic Hernia
Chapter 32, Gallbladder and the Extrahepatic Biliary System

Tam T. Huynh, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 23, Arterial Disease

Bernard M. Jaffe, MD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
Chapter 30, The Appendix

Badar V. Jan, MD
PGY-4 Surgical Resident, Department of Surgery, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Chapter 2, Systemic Response to Injury and Metabolic Support

Kenneth M. Jastrow, MD
Surgery Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
Chapter 4, Hemostasis, Surgical Bleeding, and Transfusion

Blair A. Jobe, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, The Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapter 14, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotics, and Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
Chapter 25, Esophagus and Diaphragmatic Hernia

Tara B. Karamlou, MD, MSc
Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Chapter 20, Congenital Heart Disease

Elise C. Kohn, MD
Senior Investigator and Section Head, Department of Molecular Signaling Section, Medical Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
Chapter 41, Gynecology

Panagiotis Kougias, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 23, Arterial Disease

Rosemary A. Kozar, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas
Chapter 4, Hemostasis, Surgical Bleeding, and Transfusion

Jeffrey La Rochelle, MD
Fellow and Clinical Instructor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
Chapter 40, Urology

Geeta Lal, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Iowa Health Care, Carver College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, Iowa City, Iowa
Chapter 38, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal

Thu Ha Liz Lee, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Chapter 1, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Core Competencies

Scott A. LeMaire, MD
Associate Professor and Director of Research, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 22, Thoracic Aneurysms and Aortic Dissection

Timothy K. Liem, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Adjunct Associate Professor of Radiology, Division of Vascular Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
Chapter 24, Venous and Lymphatic Disease

Scott D. Lifchez, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland
Chapter 44, Surgery of the Hand and Wrist

Peter H. Lin, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 23, Arterial Disease

Xia Lin
Associate Professor, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 15, Molecular and Genomic Surgery

Joseph E. Losee, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapter 45, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Stephen F. Lowry, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Chapter 2, Systemic Response to Injury and Metabolic Support

James D. Luketich, MD
Henry T. Bahnson Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chief, The Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapter 19, Chest Wall, Lung, Mediastinum, and Pleura

James R. Macho, MD
Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Chapter 37, Inguinal Hernias

Michael A. Maddaus, MD
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of General Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chapter 19, Chest Wall, Lung, Mediastinum, and Pleura

Martin A. Makary, MD
Mark Ravitch Chair in General Surgery, Associate Professor of Health Policy, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Chapter 12, Patient Safety

Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, FACS
Dallas B. Phemister Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Funda Meric-Bernstam, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Chapter 10, Oncology

Gregory L. Moneta, MD
Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
Chapter 24, Venous and Lymphatic Disease

Ernest E. Moore, MD
Vice Chairman and Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Colorado, Denver, Denver, Colorado
Chapter 7, Trauma

Katie S. Nason, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of General Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapter 19, Chest Wall, Lung, Mediastinum, and Pleura

Kurt D. Newman, MD
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Division of Surgery, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Chapter 39, Pediatric Surgery

Lisa A. Newman, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Chapter 17, The Breast

Margrét Oddsdóttir, MD*
Professor of Surgery, Chief of General Surgery, Landspitali-University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
Chapter 32, Gallbladder and the Extrahepatic Biliary System

Adrian E. Park, MD
Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professor and Vice Chair, Division of General Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Chapter 34, Spleen

Timothy M. Pawlik, MD
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Chapter 48, Ethics, Palliative Care, and Care at the End of Life

Andrew B. Peitzman, MD
Mark M. Ravitch Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapter 5, Shock

Jeffrey H. Peters, MD
Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
Chapter 25, Esophagus and Diaphragmatic Hernia

Thai H. Pham, MD
Fellow, Department of General Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
Chapter 32, Gallbladder and the Extrahepatic Biliary System

Raphael E. Pollock, MD, PhD, FACS
Head, Division of Surgery, Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgical Oncology, Senator A.M. Aiken, Jr., Distinguished Chair, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Chapter 10, Oncology
Chapter 36, Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Charles A. Reitman, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 43, Orthopedic Surgery

David A. Rothenberger, MD
Professor and Deputy, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chapter 29, Colon, Rectum, and Anus

J. Peter Rubin, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapter 45, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Ashok K. Saluja, MD
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chapter 33, Pancreas

Philip R. Schauer, MD
Chief of Minimally Invasive General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Chapter 27, The Surgical Management of Obesity

Bruce Schirmer, MD
Stephen H. Watts Professor of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia
Chapter 27, The Surgical Management of Obesity

Charles F. Schwartz, MD
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York
Chapter 21, Acquired Heart Disease

Subhro K. Sen, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California
Chapter 44, Surgery of the Hand and Wrist

Neal E. Seymour, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Chief of General Surgery, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
Chapter 35, Abdominal Wall, Omentum, Mesentery, and Retroperitoneum

Mark L. Shapiro, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Director Trauma Services, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
Chapter 12, Patient Safety

Kapil Sharma, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 22, Thoracic Aneurysms and Aortic Dissection

Vadim Sherman, MD, FRCSC
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director, Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center, Program Director, Minimally Invasive Fellowship, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 37, Inguinal Hernias

G. Tom Shires III, MD
Chair, Surgical Services, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Chapter 3, Fluid and Electrolyte Management of the Surgical Patient

Brian Shuch, MD
Chief Resident, Department of Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
Chapter 40, Urology

Michael L. Smith, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
Chapter 42, Neurosurgery

Samuel Stal, MD
Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 16, The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue

Ali Tavakkolizadeh, MB BS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Chapter 28, Small Intestine

Allan Tsung, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapter 31, Liver

Ross M. Ungerleider, MD
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
Chapter 20, Congenital Heart Disease

Christopher G. Wallace, MD
Clinical and Research Microsurgery Fellow, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University and Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan
Chapter 45, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Kasper S. Wang, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Chapter 39, Pediatric Surgery

Randal S. Weber, MD
Professor and Hubert L. and Olive Stringer Distinguished Professor for Cancer Research and Chairman, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Chapter 18, Disorders of the Head and Neck

Fu-Chan Wei, MD, FACS
Professor and Chancellor, Department of Plastic Surgery, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Chapter 45, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Richard O. Wein, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Chapter 18, Disorders of the Head and Neck

Jacob Weinberg, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chapter 43, Orthopedic Surgery

Karl F. Welke, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
Chapter 20, Congenital Heart Disease

Edward E. Whang, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Chapter 28, Small Intestine

Michael E. Zenilman, MD
Clarence and Mary Dennis Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Chapter 46, Surgical Considerations in the Elderly

Michael J. Zinner, MD
Moseley Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Chapter 28, Small Intestine

Brian S. Zuckerbraun, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chapter 5, Shock

Video Contributors

Daniel Albo, MD, PhD
Chief, General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Director, Colorectal Cancer Center, Michael E. DeBakey VAMC, Houston, Texas
Hand Assisted Laparoscopic LAR
Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Right Hemi-Colectomy

John Bozinovski, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Attending Cardiac Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Open Surgical Treatment of Extent IV Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms

F. Charles Brunicardi, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Vice Chair for Surgical Services, Department of Surgery Chief, General Surgery Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital Surgical Director, UCLA Center for Gastrointestinal Diseases David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Professor-in-Residence, Departments of Surgery and Anesthesiology David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Knot Tying
Suturing
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy on a Patient with Biliary Colic and Gall Stones
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy
Totally Extra-Peritoneal (TEP) Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band and Hiatal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Joseph F. Buell, MD
Professor of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Laparoscopic Left Hepatic Lobectomy for Benign Liver Mass

Orlo H. Clark, MD
Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, UCSF/Mt. Zion Medical Center, San Francisco, California
Bilateral Exploration Parathyroidectomy

Steven D. Colquhoun, MD
Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation, Comprehensive Transplant Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Right-Lobe Living-Donor Liver Transplantation

Joseph S. Coselli, MD
Professor and Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Open Surgical Treatment of Extent IV Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms

David A. Geller, MD
Richard L. Simmons Professor of Surgery, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Laparoscopic Left Hepatic Lobectomy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Carlos D. Godinez, MD
Fellow and Clinical Instructor, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Laparoscopic Splenectomy

Marlon Guerrero, MD
Assistant Professor and Director of Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Bilateral Exploration Parathyroidectomy

Shahzeer Karmali, BSc, MD, FRCSC
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric and Hiatal Hernia Repair

Geeta Lal, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Iowa Health Care, Carver College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, Iowa City, Iowa
Bilateral Exploration Parathyroidectomy

Scott A. LeMaire, MD
Associate Professor and Director of Research, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Open Surgical Treatment of Extent IV Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Richard E. Link, MD
Associate Professor of Urology, Director, Division of Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephractomy
Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radial Prostatectomy

Paul Martin, MD
Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Hepatology, Schiff Liver Institute/Center for Liver Dieseases, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
Right-Lobe Living Donor Liver Transplantation

Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, FACS
Dallas B. Phemister Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Laparoscopic Cystogastrostomy for Pancreatic Pseudocyst

Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
Assistant Surgical Director of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program, Center for Liver Diseases and Transplantation, Ceders-Sinai Medical Center, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Right-Lobe Living-Donor Liver Transplantation

Adrian E. Park, MD
Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professor and Vice Chair, Division of General Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Laparoscopic Splenectomy

Fred Poordad, MD
Chief, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Comprehensive Transplant Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Right-Lobe Living-Donor Liver Transplantation

Vivek N. Prachand, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Laparoscopic Cystogastrostomy for Pancreatic Pseudocyst

Steven Rudich, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Laparoscopic Left Hepatic Lobectomy for Benign Liver Mass

Christopher R. Shackleton, MD
Principal, QV Research Consultancy, Formerly Professor, Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Right-Lobe Living-Donor Liver Transplantation

Vadim Sherman, MD, FRCSC
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director, Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center, Program Director, Minimally Invasive Fellowship, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Totally Extra-Peritoneal (TEP) Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric and Hiatal Hernia Repair

Amit D. Tevar, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Laparoscopic Left Hepatic Lobectomy for Benign Liver Mass

Mark C. Thomas, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Laparoscopic Left Hepatic Lobectomy for Benign Liver Mass

Tram Tran, MD
Assisant Professor of Medicine, Geffen (UCLA) School of Medicine, Comprehensive Transplant Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Right-Lobe Living-Donor Liver Transplantation

John Moore Vierling, MD
Professor, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Right-Lobe Living-Donor Liver Transplantation

Scott Weldon, MA, CMI
Supervisor, Medical Illustrator, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Open Surgical Treatment of Extent IV Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Steve Woodle, MD
Professor, Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Laparoscopic Left Hepatic Lobectomy for Benign Liver Mass

International Advisory Board

Gaurav Agarwal, MS (Surgery), FACS
Additional Professor, Department of Endocrine and Breast Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India

Äke Gösta Andrén-Sandberg, MD
Chief, Department of Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital at Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden

Claudio Bassi, MD, FRCS
Professor, Surgical and Gastroenterological Department, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Jacques Belghiti, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Paris VII, Hospital Beaujon, Clichy, France

Kent-Man Chu, MD
Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China

Eugen H. K. J. Faist, MD
Department of Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Campus Grosshadern, Munich, Germany

Mordechai Gutman, MD
Head, Department of General Surgery, Meir Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel

Serafin C. Hilvano, MD, FPCS, FACS
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine- Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines, Manila, Manila, Philippines

Jamal J. Hoballah, MD, MBA
Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Hamra District, Beirut, Lebanon

Seon-Hahn Kim, MD
Director of Robotic and MIS Center, Head of Colorectal Division, Professor, Department of Surgery, Korea University Anam Hospital, SungBook-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Yuko Kitagawa, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

J. E. J. Krige, MD, FRCS, FACS, FCS (SA)
Professor of Surgery, Surgical Gastroenterology, Department of Surgery, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Miguel Angel Mercado Diaz, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of General Surgery, National Institute of Medical Science and Nutrition, Mexico DF, Mexico

Gerald C. O'Sullivan, MD, FRCSI, FACS (Hon)
Professor of Surgery, University College Cork, Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland

Ori D. Rotstein, MD
Surgeon-in-Chief, St. Michael's Hospital, Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

John F. Thompson, MD
Melanoma Institute Australia, Royal Prince Alfred and Mater Hospitals, Sydney, Australia, Discipline of Surgery, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Garth Warnock, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, Universtiy of British Columbia, Surgeon-in-Chief, Vancouver Teaching Hospitals, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Liwei Zhu, MD
Department of Surgery, Tianjin Medical University Hospital, Tianjin, China

*Deceased

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