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Surgical Problems of the Digestive System

  • E. Chris Vincent
  • Robert H. Scott

Abstract

Advances in the field of general surgery over the last decade have sparked a revolution in the care of patients with digestive diseases. Pressure from third party payers to reduce hospital costs without sacrificing quality as well as the adaptation of the video-laparoscope for routine cholecystectomy ushered in an era of minimally invasive surgery Improvements in diagnostic tools such as ultrasonography and computer-assisted tomography contributed to the change. Nevertheless, the principles of general surgery remain unchanged. Careful preoperative patient preparation, meticulous surgical technique, and prevention of postoperative complications remain as important as ever.

Keywords

Hernia Repair Inguinal Hernia Acute Appendicitis Acute Cholecystitis Inguinal Hernia Repair 
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  • Robert H. Scott

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