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Difficult Decisions in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

An Evidence-Based Approach

  • J. Michael Millis
  • Jeffrey B. Matthews

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sadeesh K. Srinathan
    Pages 1-13
  3. J. Michael Millis, David Caba Molina
    Pages 25-37
  4. John F. Renz
    Pages 55-61
  5. Cory Evans, Martin A. Croce
    Pages 63-72
  6. Thomas Pham, Tsuyoshi Todo, Robert Gish, Waldo Concepcion
    Pages 73-84
  7. John F. Renz
    Pages 85-91
  8. Ana Gleisner, David A. Geller
    Pages 113-127
  9. Trevor W. Reichman, W. Grayson Terral
    Pages 129-137
  10. Ezra N. Teitelbaum, Anthony D. Yang, David M. Mahvi
    Pages 209-218
  11. Bill Ran Luo, Nathaniel J. Soper
    Pages 219-226

About this book


This book presents all the current evidence in assessing and making decisions for patients. The multi-disciplinary team of authors pool their knowledge to bring the most up-to-date information regarding the underlying diseases, diagnostics and non operative therapies found in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. The chapters reflect the constant efforts made by the authors to evaluate the current evidence, make the correct decisions and provide the best clinical care for their patients.

Difficult Decisions in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach reflects the challenging decisions faced by busy, thoughtful surgeons specializing in these fields of surgery. It is a timely resource for practicing surgeons, surgeons in training as well as educators that describes the recommended ideal approach, rather than customary care, in selected clinical situations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. Michael Millis
    • 1
  • Jeffrey B. Matthews
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of ChicagoCHICAGOUSA
  2. 2.The University of ChicagoCHICAGOUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Difficult Decisions in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
  • Book Subtitle An Evidence-Based Approach
  • Editors J. Michael Millis
    Jeffrey B. Matthews
  • Series Title Difficult Decisions in Surgery: An Evidence-Based Approach
  • Series Abbreviated Title Diff Decis Surgery
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-27363-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80122-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-27365-5
  • Series ISSN 2198-7750
  • Series E-ISSN 2198-7769
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 695
  • Number of Illustrations 24 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gastroenterology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This book collects, in 58 chapters, expert opinion and best evidence from the current literature on a series of difficult and controversial topics in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. … The intended audience is the multidisciplinary group of professionals who care for hepatobiliary and pancreatic patients. … This is a great reference for those in practice and an outstanding resource for those in training. … It will be valuable to subspecialists and trainees in the field.” (Kent C. Choi, Doody's Book Reviews, October, 2016)