GENERAL SURGERY

Neurosurgery

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Chapter 21 Neurosurgery Sarah J. Krizman Germanovich Neurosurgery is a very diverse, complex, and challenging specialty. Brain surgery is performed for head injury, tumors, vascular disorders, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, and Parkinson disease….

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Surgical Modalities

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Chapter 8 Surgical Modalities Kay A. Ball Surgery continues to evolve as less-invasive procedures and instrumentation are adopted. Modalities have been developed that enhance and advance surgical procedures. This chapter provides…

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Orthopedic Surgery

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Chapter 20 Orthopedic Surgery Barbara Bowen The word orthopédie is derived from the Greek orthos, meaning “straight,” and paideia, meaning “rearing of children.” It was first used by Nicholas Andry in…

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Pediatric Surgery

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Chapter 26 Pediatric Surgery Leigh Ann Difusco Pediatrics is a specialty focused on the health and well-being of neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. The pediatric patient often needs surgery for congenital…

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Sutures, Needles, and Instruments

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Chapter 7 Sutures, Needles, and Instruments Jim McCarthy Sutures, needles, and instruments are the tools of the surgical team that are necessary to successfully complete a surgical procedure. It is the…

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Positioning the Patient for Surgery

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Chapter 6 Positioning the Patient for Surgery Pauline Anne Heizenroth Proper patient positioning is essential for safe, successful surgery procedures. The surgical team ensures uncompromised and physiologically safe patient positioning by…

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Cardiac Surgery

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Chapter 25 Cardiac Surgery Patricia C. Seifert Cardiac surgery is increasingly moving toward interventional procedures that use minimally invasive approaches and percutaneous access routes. The introduction of coronary angioplasty in the…

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Ophthalmic Surgery

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Chapter 18 Ophthalmic Surgery Eileen Mielcarek Eyesight is not essential to life, but quality of vision enables us to have a higher quality of life. Much of what we learn throughout…

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Genitourinary Surgery

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Chapter 15 Genitourinary Surgery Helene Korey Marley Advances in genitourinary surgery, with the use of robotics, laparoscopic techniques, cryotherapy, brachytherapy, lasers, ultrasonography, lithotripters, innovative diagnostic measures, and minimally invasive surgical approaches,…

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