Handbook of Ambulatory Anesthesia

  • Rebecca S. Twersky
  • Beverly K. Philip

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. L. Reuven Pasternak
    Pages 1-23
  3. Donald M. Mathews, Rebecca S. Twersky
    Pages 47-95
  4. Lucinda L. Everett, Gennadiy Fuzaylov
    Pages 96-114
  5. Raafat S. Hannallah
    Pages 115-143
  6. Tong J. Gan, Beverly K. Philip
    Pages 169-194
  7. Holly C. L. Evans, Karen C. Nielsen, Susan M. Steele
    Pages 195-233
  8. Ralph Gertler, Girish P. Joshi
    Pages 234-251
  9. Steven C. Hall
    Pages 252-282
  10. Hector Vila Jr., Meena S. Desai, Rafael V. Miguel
    Pages 283-324
  11. Johnathan L. Pregler, Patricia A. Kapur
    Pages 325-353
  12. Frances Chung, Jeremy Lermitte
    Pages 354-370
  13. Jerry A. Cohen, Sorin J. Brull, Walter G. Maurer
    Pages 371-395
  14. Tom Archer, Steve Mannis, Alex Macario
    Pages 396-418
  15. William H. Beeson
    Pages 419-444
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 445-484

About this book


Surgical care has undergone a dramatic shift in the past few decades away from inpatient-hospital to ambulatory procedures. More and more, ambulatory surgical centers have become the facility of choice for many types of operations. Advances in minimally invasive surgery, anesthesia techniques and other technological advances will only increase this trend in the years ahead.

Anesthesia practice continues to evolve, as well. Anesthesiologists in all settings must adjust their approaches to an ambulatory focus for patient selection, sedation, anesthesia, pain management, and postoperative recovery. Concise and clinically oriented, HANDBOOK OF AMBULATORY ANESTHESIA is designed to quickly and effectively steer the practitioner through the challenges and demands of daily practice.

The editors and authors are all recognized experts whose outstading insights will bring readers back to this book again and again. The chapters are consistently formatted with introductory outlines, practical illustrations, informative boxes, clinically oriented tables, and key references. Highlights of the book include:

- preoperative evaluation - anesthesia considerations for minimally invasive and advanced ambulatory surgery procedures - management of common clinical conditions for pediatric and adult patients - preoperative preparation - specific anesthesia techniques: sedation, regional, and general - anesthesia outside the O.R. - office-based anesthesia - recovery and discharge - quality management and accreditation- cost containment - administrative issues - appendix of most commonly referenced figures and tables

In a busy practice, no matter the setting, HANDBOOK OF AMBULATORY ANESTHESIA is certain to be among the most frequently used, clinically relevant books in your collection. Keep it with you in your daily practice!


Surgery ambulatory anesthesia anesthesia anesthesiology minimally invasive surgery office-based anesthesia pain management preoperative evaluation regional anesthesia sedation

Editors and affiliations

  • Rebecca S. Twersky
    • 1
    • 2
  • Beverly K. Philip
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologySUNY Downstate Medical CenterBrooklyn
  2. 2.Ambulatory Surgery UnitLong Island College HospitalBrooklynUSA
  3. 3.Harvard Medical SchoolUSA
  4. 4.Day Surgery UnitBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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