Common Surgical Diseases

An Algorithmic Approach to Problem Solving

  • Theodore J. Saclarides
  • Jonathan A. Myers
  • Keith W. Millikan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. General Preoperative Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ryan C. Knoper, Daniel Valentino
      Pages 3-5
    3. Lisa N. Boggio
      Pages 7-10
    4. Erin Farlow
      Pages 17-18
    5. Neha Sheng
      Pages 19-22
  3. Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Frederic Starr
      Pages 25-28
    3. David Straus
      Pages 29-32
    4. Phillip S. LoSavio
      Pages 33-36
    5. Jennifer Rickard
      Pages 37-39
    6. James L. Lubawski Jr.
      Pages 41-43
    7. Aisha Shaheen, Marie Crandall
      Pages 45-47
    8. Jamie J. Coleman
      Pages 49-50
    9. Alexi Bloom
      Pages 51-52
    10. Stephen M. Larsen, Kalyan C. Latchamsetty
      Pages 53-56
    11. Jonathan M. Frank
      Pages 57-59
    12. Thomas Messer
      Pages 61-63
  4. Vascular Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Sherry Cavanagh, Chad E. Jacobs
      Pages 67-70
    3. Benjamin B. Lind
      Pages 71-72
    4. Li Shien Low, Clifford J. Kavinsky
      Pages 73-76
    5. Bernadette Aulivola, Mike Malinowski
      Pages 77-81
    6. Oyedolamu K. Olaitan, Edward F. Hollinger
      Pages 83-87
  5. Endocrine Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Vikram D. Krishnamurthy, Katherine Heiden
      Pages 91-93
    3. Chung-Kay Koh, Yoojin Kim
      Pages 95-97
    4. Tricia A. Moo-Young
      Pages 99-102
    5. Malini D. Sur, Kaare J. Weber
      Pages 103-105
    6. Steven A. Jong
      Pages 107-109
    7. Elizabeth C. Gwinn
      Pages 111-113
    8. Leon Boudourakis, Kaare J. Weber
      Pages 115-117
    9. John Cull, Katherine Heiden
      Pages 119-121
  6. Abdomen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Nikolaos D. Karagiorgos, Matthew J. Hyser
      Pages 125-128
    3. Michael S. Vercillo, Edward Hong
      Pages 129-131
    4. Rana M. Ballo, Keith W. Millikan
      Pages 133-135
    5. Andrew M. Popoff, Daniel J. Deziel
      Pages 137-138
    6. Hadyn Hollister, Keith W. Millikan
      Pages 139-142
    7. Joseph Broucek, Jonathan A. Myers
      Pages 143-145
    8. John Christopher McAuliffe, John D. Christein
      Pages 147-149
    9. David D. Shersher
      Pages 151-152
    10. Chetan Aher, Daniel J. Deziel
      Pages 153-155
    11. Gregory Stettler
      Pages 157-159
    12. Maria C. Mora Pinzon, Dana M. Hayden
      Pages 161-163
    13. Daniel Rinewalt, Dana M. Hayden
      Pages 165-167
    14. Tasha M. Hughes, Minh B. Luu
      Pages 169-171
    15. George Singer, Theodore J. Saclarides
      Pages 173-175
    16. Kyle G. Cologne
      Pages 177-179

About this book


Written by leaders in the field, the third edition of Common Surgical Diseases: An Algorithmic Approach to Problem Solving, provides surgical residents and medical students with a current, concise and algorithmic approach to frequently encountered clinical challenges. Each chapter details every common surgical disease in the form of a succinct text coupled with step-by-step algorithm. It also walks the reader through the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the most common surgical problems. Thoroughly updated and revised, the third edition focuses on problems most frequently encountered by general surgeons and their residents and students. More factual information is included in the form of charts and tables for quick and easy reference. The section on critical care is updated and expanded. The section on pre-operative considerations has new chapters on how to best manage patient's medications before surgery (anticoagulants, anti-platelet drugs) and prophylaxis of deep venous thrombosis. Other new chapters include access for hemodialysis, adrenal incidentaloma, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, management of abdominal wall defects, hyperglycemia, necrotizing soft tissue infections and SIRS/sepsis. Especially pertinent in todays' medical environment is an understanding of the genetic component of certain cancers and chapters are devoted to screening and treating patients with genetic predispositions to colorectal and breast cancer.


Adrenal Incidentaloma Asymptomatic Carotid Bruits Cholelithiasis DVT Prophylaxis Dysphagia Esophageal Cancer Extremity Fractures Hemodialysis Hyperthyroidism Intussusception Ischemic Bowel Melanoma Myocardial Infarction Necrotizing Enterocolitis Renal Transplantation SIRS/Sepsis Traumatic Hematuria

Editors and affiliations

  • Theodore J. Saclarides
    • 1
  • Jonathan A. Myers
    • 2
  • Keith W. Millikan
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Colon and Rectal SurgeryLoyola University Medical Center Professor of Surgery, HeadMaywoodUSA
  2. 2.Dept. General SurgeryRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Dept. General SurgeryRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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