An Internist’s Illustrated Guide to Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • George Y. Wu
  • Khalid Aziz
  • Giles F. Whalen

Part of the Clinical Gastroenterology book series (CG)

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Kent, Jeffrey Port, Nasser Altorki
      Pages 3-15
    3. Anders Holm, Denis C. Lafreniere
      Pages 17-22
    4. Joshua M. Braveman, Lev Khitin, David M. Brams
      Pages 23-31
    5. Lev Khitin, David M. Brams
      Pages 33-45
    6. Lev Khitin, David M. Brams
      Pages 47-55
    7. Gaspar Nazareno, Nii Lamptey-Mills, Jay Benson
      Pages 57-63
    8. Jaroslaw Cymorek, Khalid Aziz
      Pages 65-72
  3. Gastric Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Brent W. Miedema, Nitin Rangnekar
      Pages 75-85
    3. Robert C. G. Martin, Martin S. Karpeh Jr.
      Pages 87-97
    4. Nitin Rangnekar, Brent W. Miedema
      Pages 99-114
    5. Carlos Barba, Manuel Lorenzo
      Pages 115-122
    6. Gaspar Nazareno, George Y. Wu
      Pages 123-138
  4. Small Bowel Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Eric M. Knauer, Robert A. Kozol
      Pages 141-149
    3. Scott Rutchik, Peter Albertsen
      Pages 151-159
  5. Large Bowel Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Robert A. Kozol
      Pages 163-173

About this book


In general, primary care providers, family practitioners, and gastroenterologists have a limited knowledge of abdominal surgical operations, the medical aspects of these surgical procedures, and their immediate and late complications. In addition, traditionally, these patients are not followed up by the surgeons and thus, the internist must become familiar with postsurgical problems in order to provide appropriate long-term care. A clear understanding of the concepts that underlie the surgery is crucial for proper management of these patients. In An Internist's Illustrated Guide to Gastrointestinal Surgery, highly experienced physicians describe all of the surgical and laparoscopic procedures now used for the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in readily understood language, complete with clear illustrations of the various surgeries, discussions of accompanying anatomical and physiological changes, advice on medical management of the postsurgical patient, and medical pearls. Topics range from esophageal and gastric surgery to abdominal hernia, from small and large bowel procedures to hepatic, biliary, pancreatic, aortic, and peritoneal operations. The authors compare alternative operations, discuss medical management issues, and examine the relative costs of these surgical procedures and operations. Detailed artist-rendered illustrations of GI anatomy before and after surgery and, where appropriate, radiological images before and after surgery, are also presented.
Authoritative yet easy-to-read, An Internist's Illustrated Guide to Gastrointestinal Surgery offers today's nonsurgically trained physicians a unique book covering the concepts and practices that underlie gastrointestinal surgery-including laparoscopic surgery-that are crucial to today's best management of their patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • George Y. Wu
    • 1
  • Khalid Aziz
    • 1
  • Giles F. Whalen
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology-HepatologyUniversity of Connecticut Health CenterFarmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Connecticut Health CenterFarmingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2003
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61737-311-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-389-7
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