Complications in Surgery, 2nd Edition

Complications in Surgery 2By

  • Michael W. Mulholland
  • Gerard M. Doherty

Complications in Surgery, Second Edition offers authoritative recommendations for preventing and managing complications in all current general surgery procedures. The opening sections discuss institutional risk management issues and risks common to all operations, such as wound healing problems, infection, shock, and complications in immunosuppressed patients. Subsequent sections focus on complications of specific procedures in thoracic, vascular, gastric, endocrine, breast, and oncologic surgery, as well as organ transplantation and pediatric surgery. This edition includes new information on surgical quality assessment and patient safety and updated information in the organ-specific chapters.

Key Features

  • NEW: Improved art program, including better-quality diagnostic imaging
  • NEW: Increased emphasis on perioperative cardiac risk
  • NEW CHAPTER: Adult Learning
  • NEW CHAPTER: Patient Safety in the OR
  • NEW information on quality assessment in surgery
  • Comprehensive
  • Edited and written by authorities, including many from the renowned programs at University of Michigan and Washington University
  • Includes systems-based and organ-based complications: that is, what institutions do wrong and what people do wrong
  • The only major text on surgical complications


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