- Augusto Sarmiento MD, Former Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopedics, Universities of Miami and Southern California, USA, Past President of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Head and Neck Surgery is a well-established and important medical specialty the world over. It lies at the intersection of several disciplines. A glance at the table of contents of this book illustrates this. With advances in technology, there has been a significant increase in the quantum of medical literature now available. For the novice who has just embarked on the study of Head and Neck Surgery, this can be dauntingly enormous, contradictory, and at times, confusing. Head and Neck Surgery was written to address this very issue and to present distilled knowledge on this subject in a lucid, comprehensive, and easy-to- understand manner. This book has something for each reader: The beginner can find information about techniques as well as guidance regarding which approach to take. The expert and experienced head and neck surgeon can find discussions on issues regarding controversies and recent advances in the field. The book has been compiled by experts in the field from all over the world. They are not just outstanding head and neck surgeons, but also excellent teachers, who have graciously and unselfishly contributed to this book, sharing their skills and providing technical inputs, so that others may benefit from their experience. For the editors and authors of this book, this has been a singularly satisfying experience. We are happy that this book will ultimately benefit the people at the center of our medical universe: Our patients.