Global Surgery

The Essentials

  • Adrian Park
  • Raymond Price

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The 10,000-Foot View: Framing Global Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jonathan L. Dunlap, Adil H. Haider
      Pages 3-12
    3. Nakul P. Raykar, Swagoto Mukhopadhyay, Jonathan L. Halbach, Matchecane T. Cossa, Saurabh Saluja, Yihan Lin et al.
      Pages 35-48
  3. The 1,000-Foot View: Sustainable Surgical Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Rosemary Klein, Adrian Park
      Pages 51-67
    3. Russell E. White, Robert K. Parker
      Pages 69-107
    4. Sanjay Krishnaswami, Mamta Swaroop, Benedict C. Nwomeh
      Pages 109-125
    5. Brian H. Cameron, Susie Schofield
      Pages 127-144
  4. The “100-Foot” Perspective: Preparing for International Involvement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Janaka A. Lagoo, Sandhya A. Lagoo-Deenadayalan
      Pages 147-161
    3. John L. Tarpley, Margaret J. Tarpley
      Pages 163-174
    4. Matthew Prime, Yasser Bhatti, Matthew Harris
      Pages 193-206
    5. Domenech Asbun, Lena Lea Kassab, Horacio J. Asbun
      Pages 207-223
  5. On the Ground: The Clinical Essentials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Sherry M. Wren, Micaela M. Esquivel
      Pages 227-258
    3. Mark J. Harris
      Pages 259-278
    4. Bruce C. Steffes, R. Gregory Juckett
      Pages 279-332
    5. Michelle Foltz, Richard A. Gosselin, David A. Spiegel
      Pages 333-355
    6. Morgan Mandigo, Reinou S. Groen
      Pages 357-395
    7. Louis L. Pisters
      Pages 397-441
    8. Wayne Koch, Eleni M. Rettig, Daniel Q. Sun
      Pages 443-474
    9. Dan Poenaru, Emmanuel A. Ameh, Arlene Muzira, Doruk Ozgediz
      Pages 475-553
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 583-597

About this book


This text was developed as a book aimed at surgeons and allied health professionals that provides an introduction to the unmet needs , epidemiological, socioeconomic and even political factors that frame Global Surgery. Following upon an understanding of these issues, the text is a practical guide that enables the reader on several levels: to work cross culturally , build relationships and negotiate the logistical challenges of bringing surgical care to low resource settings; to develop an approach to the management of various clinical conditions that would be unfamiliar to most “western” surgeons.
 Global Surgery is a recently coined term that encompasses many potential meanings. Most would agree that it focuses on the growing recognition of the crisis of access to quality surgical care in low resource settings. Such scenarios exist on every continent. Increasingly surgeons, allied health professionals (NGO), Public Health / Health Policy professionals as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations are engaging in this field. Many surgeons have an interest in Global Health and a desire to become involved but feel ill equipped to do so and unsure where to start. 
Global Surgery: The Essentials serves as a ready resource to equip surgeons to manage clinical scenarios that lie beyond the scope of their training or current practice but that they would reasonably be expected to encounter in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Adrian Park
    • 1
  • Raymond Price
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Anne Arundel Health SystemJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineAnnapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Center for Global Surgery, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine, Division of Public HealthUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49480-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49482-1
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