I found both the historical information and cutting-edge technologic descriptions engaging, and would recommend it to any surgical colleague or trainee.
This unsurpassed abdominal surgery companion covers benign and malignant conditions -- along with both common and esoteric diseases -- in 53 focused chapters written by preeminent scholars. Previously available in two volumes, Maingot's Abdominal Operations, Eleventh Edition, now delivers all of the book's trusted content in a single streamlined source.
From cover to cover, you'll find skill-sharpening perspectives -- many new to this edition -- on all clinically relevant areas of abdominal surgery, from abdominal abscess and enteric fistula to endocrine tumors of the pancreas.
A Focused History of Surgery Chapter 2.
Preoperative and Postoperative Management Chapter 3. Hernias Chapter 6. Intestinal Stomas Chapter 7. Benign Esophageal Disorders Chapter 9.
Cancer of the Esophagus Chapter Benign Gastric Disorders Chapter Stomach and Cancer of abdominal wall Operative Procedures Chapter Gastric Adenocarcinoma Chapter Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors Chapter Bowel Obstruction Chapter Diverticular Disease of the Colon Chapter Crohn's Disease Chapter Ulcerative Colitis Chapter Appendix Chapter Tumors of the Small Intestine Chapter Cancer of the Rectum Chapter Cancer of abdominal wall of the Anus Chapter Cholecystectomy Open and Laparoscopic Chapter Choledocholithiasis and Cholangitis Chapter Choledochal Cyst and Biliary Strictures Chapter Management of Acute Pancreatitis Chapter Chronic Pancreatitis Chapter Disorders of the Duodenal Ampullae Chapter Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas Chapter Fundamentals Chapter Biliary Tract Chapter Hernia Repair Chapter Laparoscopic Splenectomy Chapter Laparoscopic Andrealectomy Chapter Laparoscopic Surgery for Morbid Obesity Chatper