Rural Surgery

Challenges and Solutions for the Rural Surgeon

  • Matthias Wichmann
  • David C. Borgstrom
  • Nadine R. Caron
  • Guy Maddern

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Challenges of Rural Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Guy Maddern, Matthias W. Wichmann
      Pages 3-4
    3. David C. Borgstrom
      Pages 5-6
    4. Nadine R. Caron, Stephen J. Pinney
      Pages 7-14
  3. Pre- and Postoperative Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Hanno Niess, Karl-Walter Jauch, Christiane J. Bruns
      Pages 17-26
    3. Matthias W. Wichmann
      Pages 27-29
    4. Matthias W. Wichmann, Fritz W. Spelsberg
      Pages 31-34
    5. Matthias W. Wichmann, Fritz W. Spelsberg
      Pages 35-39
    6. Matthias W. Wichmann, Fritz W. Spelsberg
      Pages 41-46
    7. Ian C. Roberts-Thomson
      Pages 47-50
    8. Mark Lloyd, John Miller
      Pages 51-53
    9. David A. K. Watters
      Pages 55-65
    10. Edmund A. M. Neugebauer, Astrid Althaus, Christian Simanski
      Pages 67-75
    11. Robert A. Fitridge, Simon McRae
      Pages 77-84
    12. Florian Brackmann, Wolfgang H. Hartl, Peter Rittler
      Pages 85-97
    13. Wolfgang Böcker, Wolf Mutschler
      Pages 99-105
    14. Christian P. Schneider, Beatrice Grabein
      Pages 107-131
    15. Teresa Bueti, Munawar Rana, Matthias W. Wichmann
      Pages 133-138

About this book


Incorporating and balancing advancing subspecialization is  a significant challenge of modern surgery. The changes of surgical education and early subspecialization is a smaller spectrum of experience of graduating surgeons joining the rural workforce. Surgeons working in rural and remote hospitals, however, must be proficient in the great breadth of current surgical practice and face a number of challenges and demands that are specific to rural surgery.

This textbook provides an update on the evidence and surgical techniques for the experienced rural surgeon and most importantly is a guideline for younger surgeons and surgical trainees joining the general surgical workforce in rural and remote areas around the world.


Gastrointestinal Surgery Orthopedic Surgery Surgical Intensive Care Surgical Oncology Trauma Surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Wichmann
    • 1
  • David C. Borgstrom
    • 2
  • Nadine R. Caron
    • 3
  • Guy Maddern
    • 4
  1. 1.Mount Gambier General HospitalAssociate ProfessorMount GambierAustralia
  2. 2.Bassett Medical CenterMithoefer Center for Rural SurgeryCooperstownUSA
  3. 3.c/o University of Northern British ColumPrince GeorgeCanada
  4. 4.The Queen Elizabeth HospitalWoodvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78679-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-78680-1
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