The first edition of this superb atlas on surgery of the biliary tract, pancreas, and liver was published nearly 20 years ago. Dr. Cameron has revisited and updated this classic work to include laparoscopic techniques and to demonstrate new procedures and the current status of gastrointestinal surgical procedures.
Written for the experienced surgeon, the second edition, two-volume work (2nd volume, ISBN 9781607950271) is beautifully illustrated with anatomical watercolor paintings by co-author Corinne Sandone that elevate the work to a level not seen in other atlases.
The goal of this volume is to present the alimentary tract procedures performed – and in some instances initiated – at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in such a fashion that other alimentary tract surgeons can learn these techniques and perform them successfully. Illustrations depict views that cannot be photographed: conceptual images, cut-away views, and distillations of visual information not easily observed in the operating room.
- Includes operative procedures on the gall bladder and biliary tract, liver (including shunts), pancreas, spleen, and the esophagus.
- Both open and laparoscopic approaches are described for many of the procedures.
- The artwork provides clarity that a camera cannot capture, yet maintains the realism of the perioperative field
Doody score 96, 4 stars
Gall bladder and Biliary Tract