Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Books For General Surgery

I am a resident in Pediatric Surgery. Before entering into this residency i had to complete 2 years of compulsory training in general surgery. During my training one of my hobby has been to search for surgical texts. I think the list i am posting covers all the general surgical aspects; be it a limited single facility covering a big area, or supported by expert centers nearby. These books will fulfill the needs of an intern, house officer, postgraduate residents, surgeons and experts all around the world.

List of Books:
Surgical Textbooks:
Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice
Schwartz's Principles of Surgery
Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles & Practice
Bailey and Love's Short Practice of Surgery
Maingot's Abdominal Operations
Fischer's Mastery of Surgery
Additional Surgical Texts:
Clinical Surgery in General
Lecture Notes: General Surgery
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery
The Washington Manual of Surgery
Trauma
The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Operative Textbooks:
Farquharson's Textbook of Operative General Surgery
General Surgical Operations
Operative Anatomy
Surgical Anatomy and Technique: A Pocket Manual
Zollinger's Atlas of Surgical Operations
Chassin's Operative Strategy in General Surgery
Atlas of General Surgical Techniques
Atlas of General Surgery
Surgical Revision Books:
Abernathy's Surgical Secrets
First Aid for the Surgery Clerkship
High-Yield™ Surgery
Advanced Surgical Recall
Surgical Recall
NMS Surgery
NMS Surgery Casebook
Surgery PreTest Self-Assessment and Review
Lange Q&A Surgery
Case Files Surgery



Surgical Textbooks


By: Courtney M. Townsend Jr. MD (Author), R. Daniel Beauchamp MD (Author), B. Mark Evers MD (Author), Kenneth L. Mattox MD (Author)

Notes: A textbook is a must so these comes first in my list. This is my favorite book, the chapters are categorized brilliantly and you can find and read fast. This book Provides in depth coverage of almost all general surgical topics.
Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 2152 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 19 edition (February 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1437715605
  • ISBN-13: 978-1437715606



By: F. Brunicardi (Author), Dana Andersen (Author), Timothy Billiar (Author), David Dunn (Author), John Hunter (Author), Jeffrey Matthews (Author), Raphael E. Pollock (Author)

Notes: Similar to the above textbook (Sabiston Textbook of Surgery) this is a must have but you can choose from this one, one above it or below it. This book has a little less organization than sabiston, however content wise it is as robust as sabiston.
This Book has a companion MCQ book Schwartz' Principles of Surgery: Self-Assessment and Board Review.

Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 1888 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 9 edition (September 11, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007154769X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071547697




By: Michael W. Mulholland (Editor), Keith D. Lillemoe (Editor), Gerard M. Doherty MD (Editor), Ronald V. Maier (Editor), Diane M. Simeone (Editor), Gilbert R. Upchurch (Editor)

Notes: Another robust textbook for general surgical people.

Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 2112 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Fifth edition (October 25, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605473553
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605473550


By: Norman S Williams (Author), Christopher J.K. Bulstrode (Author), P Ronan O'Connell (Author)

Notes: A favorite for Subcontinental countries. Although this book has less pages than the other textbooks listed above but its a gem. The reason for this is that it provides the information and basis for treatment in easy to understand language and leaves non-practical stuff like detailed descriptions of surgical genetics, surgical biochemistry etc. Its a quick and good read which makes it ideal for high workload places. Subcontinent is a place where health facilities lack and patients are concentrated in a single facility, this has to do somewhat with high patient to doctor ratio!
The book has a companion MCQ book with explanations. Multiple Choice Questions and Answers in Surgery A Bailey & Love Companion.

Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 1536 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Arnold Publishers; 25th edition (August 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 034093932X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340939321


By: Michael Zinner (Author), Jr, Stanley Ashley (Author)

Notes: An authoritative text on abdomen. Reading it feels like you are reading the cutting edge in abdominal general surgery. The authors have a sharp eye on all the research taking place about abdominal surgery and they incorporate the information seamlessly. A book which i am impressed with very much.

Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 1500 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 12 edition (December 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007163388X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071633888


By: Josef E. Fischer MD (Editor), Daniel B. Jones MD MS (Editor), Frank B. Pomposelli MD (Editor), Gilbert R. Upchurch (Editor)

Notes: Its an atlas and textbook as well. My head of department recommended this book to all his consultants and even asked us residents to have a look at it and plan to read it when done with the main textbooks of general surgery.

Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 2688 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Sixth, In Two Volumes edition (December 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608317404
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608317400



Additional Surgical Texts


Clinical Surgery in General
By: R. M. Kirk MS FRCS (Author), William J. Ribbans (Author), TBC (Editor)

Notes: This text is about the basics of general surgery. A small book and a good read and respected worldwide for its purpose.

Product Details:
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 4 edition (November 28, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0443072620
  • ISBN-13: 978-0443072628

 

By: Harold Ellis (Author), Sir Roy Calne (Author), Christopher Watson (Author)

Notes: By its title it seems a nice book, one of my colleague even recommended me to have a look at this book but to date i have not read it. However the author of this book (Harold Ellis) is the author of many journal articles of repute, few of them have revolutionized the field of general surgery.

Product Details:
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 12 edition (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444334409
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444334401

By: Greg McLatchie (Editor), Neil Borley (Editor), Joanna Chikwe (Editor)

Notes: This book is pretty popular among general surgical interns, however for those in residency and above will find little if any of value in this book.

Product Details:
  • Paperback: 664 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 3 edition (February 9, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198568258
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198568254

By: Mary E. Klingensmith (Editor), Abdulhameed Aziz MD (Editor), Ankit Bharat MD (Editor), Amy C. Fox MD (Editor), Matthew R. Porembka MD (Editor)

Notes: A book well respected by all general surgical people. This updated manual is like a set of guidelines with very little text which sometimes makes understanding difficult. But when combined with a textbook it can be a useful tool.

Product Details:
  • Paperback: 930 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Sixth edition (December 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451115946
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451115949

Trauma 
By: Kenneth Mattox (Author), Ernest Moore (Author), David Feliciano (Author)

Notes: This is a must have for any trauma surgeon. The manual has all the details one needs to manage trauma patients successfully.

Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 1472 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 7 edition (November 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071663517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071663519

The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

By: Andrew Peitzman (Author)          

Notes: Another trauma manual. I have not gone through this one yet.

Product Details:

  • Paperback: 800 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 4 edition (September 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451116799
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451116793


Operative Textbooks

Farquharson's Textbook of Operative General Surgery 
By: Margaret Farquharson (Author), Brendan Moran (Author)

Notes: This books needs no introduction. It is a complete operative general surgical textbook. It has text about all the operative aspects of general surgical procedures. A must have to successfully start a surgical practice.

Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Arnold Publishers; 9 edition (October 6, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340814985
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340814987

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General Surgical Operations  
By: R. M. Kirk MS  FRCS (Editor)          

Notes: Another favorite text of subcontinent.

Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 734 pages
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 5 edition (June 2, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0443101213
  • ISBN-13: 978-0443101212


Operative Anatomy  
By: Carol E.H. Scott-Conner (Author), David L. Dawson (Author)

Notes: Yet to purchase and see this book, but the latest edition has changed the name to Essential Operative Techniques and Anatomy which means that it integrates surgery with anatomy!
 
Product Details:

  • Hardcover: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Third edition (December 23, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781765390
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781765398


Surgical Anatomy and Technique: A Pocket Manual

By: Lee John Skandalakis (Author), John E. Skandalakis (Author), Panajiotis N. Skandalakis (Author)          

Notes: The Skandalakis family are writing small handbooks on numerous surgical specialties. I have yet not read their text

Product Details:

  • Paperback: 712 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 3rd ed. edition (December 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0387095144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387095141


Surgical Atlas

Zollinger's Atlas of Surgical Operations
By: Robert Zollinger Jr. (Author), E. Ellison (Author)

Notes: Another quality product. A time tested atlas of general surgery, this has pictures of operative steps in it.

Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 532 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 9 edition (September 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071602267
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071602266

Chassin's Operative Strategy in General Surgery
By: Carol E.H. Scott-Conner (Editor)

Notes: An atlas, i have not seen it yet so cannot say anything about it.

Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 1100 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 4th edition (April 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461413923
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461413929

Atlas of General Surgical Techniques
By: Courtney M. Townsend Jr. MD (Author), B. Mark Evers MD (Author)

Notes: Another atlas with drawings of all the surgical procedures

Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 1216 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; Har/Psc edition (March 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 072160398X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0721603988
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 1.7 x 9.2 inches
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Atlas of General Surgery
By: Volker Schumpelick (Author)

Notes: Another atlas with line drawings depicting the steps of the different procedures.

Product Details:
  • Hardcover: 618 pages
  • Publisher: Thieme; 1 edition (January 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3131440910
  • ISBN-13: 978-3131440914

Surgical Revision Books
By: Alden H. Harken MD (Author)

Notes: The format is question and answers. The book is organized into sections and it covers few important points about each chapter well.


Product Details:
  • Paperback: 534 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 6 edition (January 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 032305711X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0323057110

First Aid for the Surgery Clerkship 
By: Matthew Kaufman (Author), Latha Stead (Author), S. Matthew Stead (Author), Nitin Mishra (Author)

Notes: As the name says, no other comments about it.

Product Details:
  • Paperback: 537 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2 edition (May 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071448713
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071448710

High-Yield™ Surgery
By: Raminder Nirula (Author)

Notes: Another good revision book


Product Details:
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Second edition (October 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781776562
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781776561

Advanced Surgical Recall
By: Lorne H. Blackbourne MD FACS (Editor)

Notes: A revision resource for surgery

Product Details:
  • Paperback: 900 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Third edition (August 7, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781770688
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781770682

Surgical Recall
By: Lorne H. Blackbourne MD FACS (Author)

Notes: Both the above and this can be combined for a good revision


Product Details:
  • Paperback: 824 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Sixth, North American Edition, REVISED REPRINT edition (November 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451176414
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451176414

NMS Surgery
By: Bruce E. Jarrell (Author), R. Anthony Carabasi (Author)

Notes: This book can be a useful revision tool


Product Details:
  • Paperback: 645 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Fifth edition (April 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781759013
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781759014

NMS Surgery Casebook
By: Bruce Jarrell (Author)

Notes: Part of the above NMS book.


Product Details:
  • Paperback: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 1 edition (November 9, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781732190
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781732192

Surgery PreTest Self-Assessment and Review
By: Lillian Kao (Author), Tammy Lee (Author)

Notes: Good number of MCQs to practice


Product Details:
  • Paperback: 374 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 13 edition (March 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071761217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071761215

Lange Q&A Surgery
By: C. Cayten (Author), Max Goldberg (Author), Nanakram Agrawal (Author)

Notes: Another book in a Q & A format, i have not yet seen this book.

Product Details:
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 5 edition (May 21, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071475664
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071475662

Case Files Surgery
By:Eugene Toy (Author), Terrence Liu (Author), Andre Campbell (Author)

Notes: As the name says. But i do not have this book yet.

Product Details:
  • Paperback: 522 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 4 edition (June 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071766995
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071766999

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