Essentials of Bowel Anastomosis

Ahmad M. Zarour; Kimball I. Maull

Product Details
Product ID: BOW01
Year Produced: 2012
Pages: 410
Dimensions: 8.75x11.15 in
ISBN: 978-0-9846171-9-7

Essentials of Bowel Anastomosis is intended to be a comprehensive yet concise reference work covering modern techniques of bowel surgery, describing both hand-sewn and stapled anastomoses in two settings, conventional open surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. This text covers the entire spectrum of gastrointestinal anastomosis, including anatomy, indications, and basic surgical principles and techniques through detailed instruction in both hand-sewn and stapled anastomoses, making this book unique in its coverage of how to deal with both simple and complex gastrointestinal conditions.

Essentials of Bowel Anastomosis was originally developed by Dr. Zarour as an operative manual to accompany the Essentials of Bowel Anastomosis (EBA)® course. This course was introduced to expose the candidate to safe surgical practice within a controlled setting, and focuses on teaching and assessing skill acquisition of safe surgical techniques common to all forms of gastrointestinal surgery.

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"This is a most-remarkable and amazing book. It is succinctly enjoyable to read and the illustrations are simply superb. Thanks for embellishing my bookshelf!"

William C. Chiu, MD, FACS, FCCM
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Fellowship Programs in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Chair, Shock Trauma Center Research Committee
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

    Section One: The Basics

  1. Surgical Anatomy - A Concise Review
  2. General Principles of Bowel Resection and Anastomosis
  3. Section Two - Getting Started

  4. Instruments, Sutures, and Needles Used for Bowel Resection and Anastomosis
  5. Surgical Skills for Bowel Suturing
  6. Section Three - Doing it by Hand

  7. Hand-sewn Anastomotic Techniques
  8. Section Four - Doing it by Stapler

  9. Surgical Staplers: How They Work and Making Them Work for You
  10. Special Requirements for Bowel Resection and Anastomosis by Stapler
  11. Stapling Anastomotic Techniques
  12. Section Five - Doing it by Laparoscopy

  13. Principles of Laparoscopic Bowel Resection and Anastomosis
  14. Laparoscopic Bowel Resection and Anastomotic Techniques
  15. Section Six - Special Considerations

  16. Organ-specific Considerations
  17. Complications and Their Management