Fundamentals of General Surgery

  • Francesco Palazzo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Katerina Dukleska, Allison A. Aka, Adam P. Johnson, Karen A. Chojnacki
    Pages 17-38
  3. Jessica A. Latona, Sami Tannouri, Francesco Palazzo, Michael J. Pucci
    Pages 39-64
  4. Giulio Giambartolomei, Samuel Szomstein, Raul Rosenthal, Emanuele Lo Menzo
    Pages 65-82
  5. Folasade O. Imeokparia, Michael E. Villarreal, Lawrence A. Shirley
    Pages 83-94
  6. Michael B. Ujiki, H. Mason Hedberg
    Pages 95-105
  7. Neal S. McCall, Harish Lavu
    Pages 107-117
  8. Daniel J. Deziel
    Pages 119-128
  9. Amin Madani, Carmen L. Mueller
    Pages 129-136
  10. Christina Souther, Kenric Murayama
    Pages 137-142
  11. Guillaume S. Chevrollier, Francis E. Rosato, Ernest L. Rosato
    Pages 143-161
  12. Udai S. Sibia, Adam S. Weltz, H. Reza Zahiri, Igor Belyansky
    Pages 175-188
  13. Marc Rafols, Navid Ajabshir, Kfir Ben-David
    Pages 189-206
  14. William W. Hope, Michael J. Rosen
    Pages 207-213
  15. Tomoko Mizota, Victoria G. Dodge, Dimitrios Stefanidis
    Pages 215-225
  16. Talar Tatarian, Andrew M. Brown, Michael J. Pucci, Francesco Palazzo
    Pages 227-237
  17. Selena G. Goss, Dawn M. Salvatore
    Pages 239-252
  18. Chia-jung K. Lu, Joshua A. Marks
    Pages 253-264
  19. Shelby Resnick, Niels D. Martin
    Pages 265-273
  20. Deepika Koganti, Alec C. Beekley
    Pages 275-288
  21. Annie P. Ehlers, Andrew S. Wright
    Pages 297-305
  22. Idalid Franco, David L. Hepner, William R. Berry, Alexander F. Arriaga
    Pages 321-338
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 339-350

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive guide to the surgical skills required during general surgery. General Concepts are covered with descriptions of basic terminology, the logic behind specific approaches, limitations of specific skills, technical and practical considerations, and safety of using specific approaches and skills. 

More advanced topics including gastro-intestinal anastomosis, exploring a patient after a major trauma, and managing crisis situations are also discussed, as well as current controversies and future directions within general surgery.

Fundamentals of General Surgery is relevant to trainees in general surgery and its subspecialties, and aims to give them an easy to access resource that contains real life examples, iconography, and recommended further reading. 


Surgical Techniques Surgical Skills Advanced Techniques Practical Clinical Scenarios Surgical Sutures Visual Guidance

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Palazzo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgerySidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75655-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75656-1
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