The Fourth Edition of Chassin’s Operative Strategy in General Surgery: An Expositive Atlas is designed to expand this comprehensive and unique general surgery reference while remaining true to the special character of the work. This unique text continues to provide an emphasis on surgical strategy that is unmatched by other textbooks of surgical technique. It continues to comprehensively cover all non-vascular operations commonly performed by general surgeons. As always, Chassin’s explains the conceptual basis of each operation, outlines strategies to avoid common pitfalls, and carefully describes and beautifully illustrates the technical steps of each operation. The Fourth Edition has been expanded and updated by adding both new procedures and new features. A significant new feature, “Documentation Basics” has been added to each chapter, providing a bulleted list of key features that need to be listed in the operative note to accurately describe extent of procedure and enhance accuracy of coding.
General surgery continues to evolve. Procedures are added and many operations are done through new minimal access approaches. However, as a surgeon may be called upon to perform an operation that has become rare, Chassin’s unique “legacy” material has been retained for reference. In addition, 17 new chapters have been added, including 4 new chapters on colorectal surgery. Over 1100 elegant illustrations and new radiographs accompany detailed textual explanations. Mo
re than ever, Chassin’s Operative Strategy in General Surgery: An Expositive Atlas, Fourth Edition is an indispensable reference for all surgical residents and practicing surgeons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A huge contribution again, this landmark text reveals just how much the practice of surgery calls for the assets of both judgment and craftsmanship. This is a book for both the thinker and the practical parts of all who seek mastery. Chassin's original work (about 1984) was terrific, and this is now the 4th edition. While posthumously compiled, Scott-Connor was hand picked by Chassin as the succeeding editor, and they overlapped on prior editions. She has done a FABULOUS job of honoring the original intent of this thoughtful and clear book, and propelling it into the 21st century by content. She has also wisely chosen to keep including "legacy" operations for the sake of completeness. The title reflects well the excitement that awaits the reader by including the phrases "operative strategy" and "expositive atlas". As a final favor to the reader, Chassin's style (completely preserved) is that of a colleague who is gracious and gray-haired wise.
Chassin’s Operative Strategies in General Surgery
Re: Joseph Grenier MD PhD
This is one of the best comprehensive and current atlases of Surgical Practice. Hundred’s of line drawings and pictures support a step by step approach to surgery. The gastrointestinal, thoracic, urological, gynecology, head-neck procedures are depicted in an easy to follow approach to each of the major and minor operations.
This is a must read if you are a resident, student, fellow, and certified surgeon. Diagnosis, operative techniques, complication avoidance, and management are discussed thoroughly. The diagrams, line drawings, etc. of traditional and endoscopic strategies are very well presented. The book is over 1000 pages in length. Orthopaedic and neurological surgeries are not dealt with. This book is essential for general surgeons wanting to review before scrubbing in on cases.
Dear colleagues, is there a Kindle or electronic copy alone or provided with the hard copy? Thanks
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