Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery is a relatively new specialty and the vast majority of patients present initially outside tertiary referral centres. Many conditions such as gallstones, acute and chronic pancreatitis, obstructive jaundice and malignancies of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas are still managed outside specialist centres or are not suitable for referral. Many general surgeons continue to manage these problems and in some parts of the world the geography and distances involved makes referral for specialist care difficult or impossible.
The relative scarcity of specialist centres for the management of these difficult conditions also means that the majority of trainees do not get sufficient exposure prior their definitive appointment to equip them with the tools needed to confidently manage many of the problems they may face.
Operative Solutions in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery combines clearly written, practical text with over 200 illustrations and numerous flow charts which take the reader through the management of all the commonly encountered hepatobiliary and pancreatic pathologies and procedures. All aspects of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery are discussed in a clear and consistent style, while the flow charts are designed to be modified by the reader to adapt them to local practice and the facilities and expertise available.
Operative Solutions in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery is invaluable for the senior trainee or newly appointed specialist who requires clear, practical advice on how to manage the wide range of problems that present to surgeons outside specialist centres.
About the Author
Professor Guy Maddern is the R.P. Jepson Professor of Surgery of the University of Adelaide, Australia. He trained as a hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon under Les Blumgart in Berne and Bernard Launois in Rennes before returning to Adelaide. He has over 300 publications, many on the subject of hepatobiliary surgery, and has been the Surgical Director of the Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures for the past decade. He is an active hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon.
Mr Ashley Dennison is a consultant hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon at Leicester General Hospital. He trained as a hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon in Europe with Professor Les Blumgart in Berne, Professor Henri Bismuth in Paris and Professor Rudolph Pichlmayr in Hannover. He has over 250 publications the majority of which are related to hepatobiliary surgery and oncology and islet transplantation. He is an active hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon in a busy tertiary referral centre and runs an islet autotransplant program which is the largest in Europe.