Surgery of the Esophagus: Textbook and Atlas of Surgical Practice
Ed.: J.R.Izbicki et al.
||Textbook and Atlas
||386 стр.; 15.5 МБ
While a surgeon many decades ago treated diseases from head to toe, this concept has evolved, and today some degree of specialization is the rule worldwide. In many countries various boards for sub-specializations are designed, and after a broad training in general surgery, many young surgeons move on further into a specific field.
Knowledge of anatomy and precise surgical technique remain the foundation of high quality surgery. A knowledgeable surgeon, equipped with excellent theoretical and clinical skills, will only be accomplished when he or she masters the operative techniques of the practice of surgery. The legacy of an academic surgeon or a surgical teacher relies in great part on the transmission of his or her surgical abilities. Significant influence on the development in esophageal surgery arises from the surgical understanding of the anatomical and functional structures of the esophagus as well as the ongoing developments in the multidisciplinary management in this challenging field of surgery.
In bringing forth this atlas, we were motivated by the desire to create a comprehensive and educational atlas on esophageal diseases, emphasizing all details of pathophysiologies, diagnostic strategies, pre- and postoperative management, and operative techniques covering minimally invasive and open procedures ranging from straightforward to more complex procedures.
This Textbook and Atlas is intended for residents in surgery and for fellows specializing in esophageal surgery preparing themselves for the operation, and will be useful for specialists and general surgeons, who may compare their techniques with the one described herein or find some additional help or tricks when performing rare procedures.
In summary, we hope that specialists as well as surgeons at various levels of training will benefit from this huge effort, combining the work of many experts, gifted artists, and the publisher.