Current Surgical Procedures is a new book intended to provide
straightforward, modern guidance to common procedures performed during
general surgery training. Directed at a mid-level surgery resident, the
information should be equally useful to medical students, physicians
assistants, higher level residents and other staff who benefit from an
accessible resource to outline the key features and steps of these
operations. Preparation by the faculty and house staff of the University of
Michigan ensures the compilation of expert approaches to these procedures.
• All new drawings illustrate the current methods for these procedures.
• Templated presentation of the material simplifies rapid review.
• Inclusion of expected benefits, potential risks, preoperative
preparation and contraindications provides a foundation for obtaining
thorough informed consent prior to the procedure.
presentation of key procedure steps.
• Coverage of postoperative
management, potential complications, and clinical pearls complete a concise
resource for timely review.
As the editors, we would like to acknowledge our tremendous good fortune to
work in an outstanding Department of Surgery led by Dr. Michael Mulholland,
and to be surrounded by a truly expert group of peers among both the faculty
and the house staff. Their personal attention to the project has infused the
text with the views of proficient practitioners that make this work special.
We are particularly grateful for the patient and professional staff from
McGraw-Hill including Marsha Loeb Gelber, Harriet Lebowitz, and Armen
Ovsepyan, who have made great contributions to the text in both time and
concentration, and allowed us to ensure an accurate, high-quality edition.
The various artists who have worked to present our concepts as
understandable drawings have our admiration both for their talent, and for
their determination to translate our ideas into pictures. We appreciate the
careful attention and good humor of Mary Kay Anderson who has provided the
staff support of this work in Ann Arbor. Finally, to our families, we
appreciate your indulgence of our attention to our work.
Rebecca M. Minter, MD
Gerard M. Doherty, MD