Essential coverage of surgery! In the popular one-disorder-per-page format, this pocket guide features bulleted, high-yield information on over 400 common surgical diagnoses. With key equations and formulae, a clinical pearl per page, plus references, this book truly is essential in critical care.
This text provides the in-depth understanding of the mechanisms that guide coding and reimbursement. The text is meant to be useful to surgeons in practice, both in general surgery and in surgical subspecialties; practice management teams of surgical practices and to resident physicians in surgery. Part 1 of the text addresses the CPT coding process, the relative valuation system (RVU), the ICD-9 and ICD-10 systems of classification, Medicare Part B payment rules for physicians, the DRG system and Medicare Part A payment for hospitals, alternative payment models, and the myriad of quality measures of importance to surgeons. Part 2 of the text addresses specific coding in areas where surgeons historically have had the most difficulty. This is not meant to substitute for the available texts, software or courses on coding, but to provide the historical background and rationale for the specific coding rules. Principles of Coding and Reimbursement for Surgeons will be of great value to general surgeons and surgical subspecialists in private practice, academic institutions, and employed positions. It will provide direction to management teams from practice and institutional levels. It is also of use to surgical trainees and to researchers in health policy issues.
Written especially for patients and allied health care students by experts in the field, The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests provides in-depth coverage of approximately 450 surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics, such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications and postoperative care. Entries for medical test and surgical procedures follow a consistent format, covering definition; purpose; demographic information; diagnosis/preparation; aftercare; risks; morbidity and mortality rates; alternatives; and more. Additional features include 175 full-color illustrations and photographs; bibliographies of further reading sources; a glossary of medical terminology; appendices listing top centers for specific surgical procedures and national organizations and support groups for patients; and a comprehensive index.
“Intracranial Aneurysm Surgery uses an engaging and conversational writing style to make complex concepts easy to understand and includes beautiful illustrations that elucidate aneurysm surgery techniques. I would recommend this book as a valuable addition to any young neurosurgeon’s library.” — AANS Newsletter
Intracranial Aneurysm Surgery: Basic Principles and Techniques is a highly approachable and user-friendly manual that takes a step-by-step approach to explaining the techniques of aneurysm surgery. Its straightforward format makes it appealing to all levels, from trainees to seasoned practitioners by putting basic information at the reader’s fingertips.
Offers readers a concise, easy-to-follow guide to aneurysm surgery, so neurosurgeons can quickly find the information they need
Provides an opportunity for readers to learn the surgical techniques used by senior vascular neurosurgeons with stellar reputations in both open and endovascular treatment of aneurysms
Uses an engaging and conversational writing style to make complex concepts easy to understand
Introduces the authors’ key guiding principles, including their philosophy of the operating room and skill progression, that are especially useful for trainees
Includes beautiful original illustrations that elucidate aneurysm surgery techniques
Mastering the approaches presented in Intracranial Aneurysm Surgery: Basic Principles and Techniques will not only help young surgeons learn their craft from highly respected specialists, but will also expand their technical abilities and understanding of the breadth of neurosurgical aneurysm pathology.
This book provides a comprehensive review of literature of various aspects of bariatric surgery arriving at practical recommendations for simplifying day to day practice. This book is divided into 10 sections covering selection of patient, preoperative predictors of outcome, technical considerations, specific situations, post-operative pathways, management of complications, revisional surgery, and perioperative nutritional aspects. It covers specific situations in bariatric surgery such as GERD, hernia repair, gallstone disease, PCOD, NAFLD and end-organ disease.
Bariatric Surgical Practice Guide is a quick resource for practicing bariatric surgeons, young and experienced, to understand all practical aspects of this surgery which is gaining importance worldwide at a rapid pace. Recommendations are based on existing literature as well as opinions of the authors who work at state-of-the-art clinical facilities.
This third edition textprovides a completely revised and updated new version of this unique, modern, practical text that covers the strategic evaluation, specific approaches, and detailed management techniques utilized by expert colorectal surgeons caring for patients with complex problems–whether they result from underlying colorectal disease or from complications arising from previous surgical therapy. The format follows that of both a “how to” manual as well as an algorithm-based guide to allow the reader to understand the thought process behind the proposed treatment strategy. By making use of evidence-based recommendations, each chapter includes not only background information and diagnostic/therapeutic guidelines, but also provides a narrative by the author on his/her operative technical details and perioperative “tips and tricks” that they utilize in the management of these complex surgical challenges. Distinctive to this book, is the reliance on experts in the field including past presidents of the ASCRS, as well as multiple other national and internationally recognized surgeons, to lend their personal insight into situations where data may be more sparse, but individual and collective experience is paramount to making sound decisions and thereby optimizing patient outcomes. The text includes chapters on the assessment of risk and methods utilized to minimize perioperative complications. In addition, it incorporates sections covering the medical and surgical therapies for abdominal, pelvic and anorectal disease. Moreover, the technical challenges of managing complications resulting from the original or subsequent operations is addressed. The underlying focus throughout the text is on providing pragmatic and understandable solutions that can be readily implemented by surgeons of varying experience to successfully treat complex colorectal problems. However, it also goes beyond the technical aspects of colorectal surgery and includes special sections highlighting the essence of a surgeon; covering aspects involving the medical-legal, ethical, and economic challenges confronting surgeons. Throughout the text, each author provides an ongoing narrative of his/her individual surgical techniques along with illustrations and diagrams to “personally” take the reader through the crucial steps of the procedure, and key points of patient care inherent to that topic. Additionally, where appropriate, links to online videos give the reader an up-front look into technical aspects of colorectal surgery.
This two-volume textbook – the result of wide-ranging collaboration among renowned experts in aesthetic surgery from the Americas and Europe – presents state of the art concepts and techniques from across the entire spectrum of cosmetic surgery. It opens with some of the last writings of two of the giants in the discipline, Fernando Ortiz Monasterio and Daniel Marchac, whose contributions set the tone and standard for the rest of the book. In all, there are ten sections covering every aspect of plastic surgery. A very wide range of surgical procedures that can be utilized by the plastic surgeon in training as well as by the established plastic surgeon are described in detail, and in the case of the face, nonsurgical treatments are also fully considered. Further topics include the history of the specialty, legal issues, and anticipated future developments, including regenerative medicine. Numerous beautiful color photographs and skillfully executed illustrations complement the informative text.
By (author): Harold Ellis, Sir Roy Calne, Christopher Watson
The 12th edition of General Surgery Lecture Notes introduces the student to the principles of common surgical operations and systematically covers all clinical problems where surgical intervention is indicated.
Now in full colour throughout and fully-supported by a website of self-assessment questions and answers, this popular and classic text will appeal to all medical students and junior doctors who want a concise introduction to the fundamental aspects of general surgery and will provide the core knowledge needed for Finals and the MRCS examination.
Key features include:
Offers a comprehensive overview of surgical techniques
Contains a wide range of colour illustrations
Fully supported by hundreds of self-assessment questions and answers at www.testgeneralsurgery.com
Whether you need to develop or refresh your knowledge of surgery, General Surgery Lecture Notes presents ‘need to know’ information for all those carrying out general surgical procedures.
By (author): Linda S. Williams MSN RN, Paula D. Hopper MSN RN CNE
Master the whys & hows of Medical-Surgical Nursing.
Here’s everything you need to know to care for adult medical-surgical patients and pass the NCLEX-PN®. Easy-to-understand guidance helps you confidently grasp the principles, concepts, and skills essential for practice.
Rely on the Study Guide for Understanding Medical-Surgical Nursing for even more practice! Each chapter corresponds to a chapter in the text. You’ll find critical-thinking exercises • matching and true/false tests • word scrambles • crosswords puzzles • vocabulary review exercises • and NCLEX-PN® style questions that will prepare you for classroom and professional success.
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This Atlas is the first reference Atlas covering exclusively all aspects of this multifaceted topic. It is designed to serve as a succinct appropriate resource for neurosurgeons, spinal surgeons, radiologists, neurologists, microbiologists, researchers and infectious disease specialists with an interest in cranio-cerebral and vertebro-medullary infections especially encountered in neurosurgery and spinal surgery. This Atlas is designed to deliver more information in less space than traditional texts, allowing for quick review of the essential facts of this complex infectious topic through pictures. Pertinent imaging and laboratory information are combined with intraoperative photographs and illustrations to help readers visualize variable presentations and enhance their perioperative management.
The comprehensive content of this richly-illustrated book covers different infectious diseases seen on neurosurgical and spinal practices. The Atlas is divided into five sections, after a general introduction, the second section focuses on infections of the brain and its coverings. The third section focuses on vertebromedullary infections. The fourth section includes infections following cranial and spinal surgery, and the fifth section provides a description of the most important specific pathogens and other particular conditions.
The format makes it easily accessible and includes a definition of each infection and its epidemiology, main clinical presentations, imaging features and laboratory findings, treatment options, and prognosis information. It will help the reader in choosing the most appropriate way to manage this multipart problem. In addition, the book supplies clinicians and investigators with both basic and more sophisticated information and procedures relating to the complications associated with neurosurgical and spinal infections.