Gastrointestinal Surgery

Management of Complex Perioperative Complications

  • Timothy M. Pawlik
  • Shishir K. Maithel
  • Nipun B. Merchant

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Esophageal Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Douglas J. Mathisen, Ashok Muniappan
      Pages 3-12
    3. Shawn S. Groth, David D. Odell, James D. Luketich
      Pages 13-22
    4. Onkar V. Khullar, Seth D. Force
      Pages 23-34
    5. Elena M. Ziarnik, Jonathan C. Nesbitt
      Pages 53-64
    6. Carlotta Barbon, Benedetto Mungo, Daniela Molena, Stephen C. Yang
      Pages 73-85
    7. Ravi Rajaram, Malcolm M. DeCamp
      Pages 93-100
    8. Sidhu P. Gangadharan
      Pages 107-115
  3. Gastric Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Robert E. Roses, Douglas L. Fraker
      Pages 119-125
    3. Kyung Ho Pak, Sung Hoon Noh
      Pages 127-136
    4. Geoffrey W. Krampitz, Graham G. Walmsley, Jeffrey A. Norton
      Pages 137-145
    5. Paul J. Speicher, Andrew S. Barbas, George Z. Li, Douglas S. Tyler
      Pages 147-158
  4. Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Junichi Shindoh, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
      Pages 169-178
    3. Kengo Asai, David M. Nagorney
      Pages 179-190
    4. Vikas Dudeja, Yuman Fong
      Pages 191-200
    5. Vinod P. Balachandran, Michael I. D’Angelica
      Pages 217-228
    6. Michael A. Woods, Orhan S. Ozkan, Sharon M. Weber
      Pages 229-238
    7. François Cauchy, Jacques Belghiti
      Pages 239-248
    8. Steven M. Strasberg, Daniel K. Mullady
      Pages 249-260
    9. Giuseppe Malleo, Davide Cosola, Claudio Bassi
      Pages 261-269
    10. Albert Amini, Kathleen K. Christians, Douglas B. Evans
      Pages 271-280
    11. Jonathan C. King, Melissa Hogg, Herbert J. Zeh III
      Pages 281-292
    12. Purvi Y. Parikh, Keith D. Lillemoe
      Pages 293-307
    13. Neda Rezaee, Christopher L. Wolfgang
      Pages 309-316
    14. Bharath D. Nath, Mark P. Callery
      Pages 317-326
  5. Colorectal Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Daniel I. Chu, Eric J. Dozois
      Pages 329-340
    3. Seok Byung Lim, Jose G. Guillem
      Pages 341-350
    4. Lindsey E. Richards, Sarah Y. Boostrom, James W. Fleshman
      Pages 351-359
    5. W. Shannon Orr, Louis L. Pisters, Miguel A. Rodriguez-Bigas
      Pages 361-370
    6. Negar M. Salehomoum, Steven D. Wexner
      Pages 371-379
    7. Feza H. Remzi, Volkan Ozben
      Pages 381-385
    8. Daniele Scoglio, Alessandro Fichera
      Pages 387-398
    9. Sanket Srinivasa, Andrew G. Hill
      Pages 399-405
    10. Justin M. Broyles, Jonathan E. Efron, Justin M. Sacks
      Pages 407-416
    11. Erin M. Garvey, Kristi L. Harold
      Pages 427-441
    12. Eugene F. Foley
      Pages 443-448
    13. Heather Rossi, David Rothenberger
      Pages 449-459
    14. Mitchem Jonathan B., Paul E. Wise
      Pages 461-470
  6. Other Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 471-471

About this book


While surgical management of thoracic, hepato-pancreato-biliary, and colorectal diseases continues to evolve, morbidity continues to be a persistent problem. This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art, definitive reference for the diagnosis and management of difficult-to-manage complications following advanced gastrointestinal surgery. All chapters are written by experts in their field and include the most up-to-date clinical information from national and world leaders in their respective disciplines.  The text provides a practical, clinically useful guide that reviews risk factors for these complications and offers key information on how to avoid potentially high morbidity events in the peri-operative period.  It also discusses the management of these problems when they do occur.  With its helpful guidelines and “tricks of the trade” to avoid potential complications, this book is essential to all medical professions treating such patients.


Gastrointestinal Surgery: Management of Complex Perioperative Complications is of great value and utility for general surgeons, thoracic surgeons, upper gastrointestinal surgeons, colorectal surgeons, hepato-pancreato-biliary surgeons, surgical oncology fellows, thoracic surgery fellows and upper level residents in general surgery.​


conduit ischemia hepatic ischemia necrotizing fasciitis pelvic sepsis rectovaginal septum tracheo-esophageal fistula

Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy M. Pawlik
    • 1
  • Shishir K. Maithel
    • 2
  • Nipun B. Merchant
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Surgical OncologyJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Division of Surgical OncologyWinship Cancer Institute, Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical OncologyUniversity of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer CenterMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2222-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2223-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site