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An official publication of the American College of Surgeons, ACS Surgery covers preoperative to postoperative care and presents the preferred problem-solving and technical approaches of more than 180 master surgeons, enabling the practicing surgeon to perform core general surgical procedures and provide care with greater safety and efficiency. It is the most contemporary general surgical reference on the market as a result of continual updating and annual publication. Uniquely organized by presenting complaint, ACS Surgery responds to the way a practicing surgeon sees patients and solves problems. More than 60 algorithms diagram the diagnostic and therapeutic pathways for virtually every condition of interest to general surgeons. Illustrated in color throughout. Print subscribers receive a free 3-month trial to the online text and update service and are then eligible for preferred pricing for online subscriptions beyond the 3-month trial. The 2003 volume contains 40% new and revised material including completely new technique chapters on open esophagectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, hepatic resection, and infrainguinal arterial procedures. In addition, new procedures have been added to the existing minimally invasive esophageal procedures and video-assisted thoracic surgery chapters. There are also new chapters on outpatient surgery and fast track surgery. For some time there have been growing pressures on surgeons to deliver care more efficiently (e.g., at lower cost and with shorter hospital stays). These chapters present guidelines for determining which patients are candidates for more streamlined approaches and for making sure quality of surgical care is maintained. And lastly, an all-new chapter on risk stratification contains the most current data on risk assessment in general surgical patients.
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