Health Reference Series: Surgery Sourcebook, 5th Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780817990
  • ISBN-13: 9780780817999
  • DDC: 617
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released July 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Provides basic consumer health information about common surgical procedures, potential risks and complications, pain control options, and recovery issues. Recent advances in surgery are also discussed. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Introduction to Surgery.
1: Overview of Surgical Specialties.
2: Major Types of Surgery.
3: Cryosurgery.
4: Computer-Assisted and Robotic Surgery.
5: Laser Surgery.
6: Understanding Pediatric Surgery.
7: Surgery in Older Adults.
8: Surgery Statistics.
9: The Future of Surgery.
Preparing for Surgery.
10: What You Need to Know about Surgery.
11: How to Get a Second Opinion.
12: Choosing a Hospital.
13: Ambulatory Surgical Centers.
14: How to Prepare for Surgery.
15: Benefits of Prehabilitation in Surgery.
16: Anesthesia.
17: Risks Associated with Surgery.
18: Substance Use and Surgery.
19: Blood Typing and Blood Transfusion.
20: Reducing Anxiety before Surgery.
21: Understanding Informed Consent.
22: Ensuring Patient Safety.
23: What Medicare Covers If You Are Having Surgery.
24: Advance Care Planning.
25: Medical Tourism.
Common Types of Surgery and Surgical Procedures.
26: Head and Neck Surgery.
27: Eye Surgery.
28: Dental Implants.
29: Breast Surgeries.
30: Respiratory Tract and Lung Surgeries.
31: Heart and Vascular Surgery.
32: Arrhythmia Related Surgery and Devices.
33: Joint, Bone, and Spine Surgery.
34: Gastrointestinal Surgery.
35: Weight-Loss (Bariatric) Surgery.
36: Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery.
37: Organ and Tissue Transplantation.
38: Urological Surgery.
39: Amputation.
40: Plastic Surgery Procedures.
Managing Pain and Surgical Complications.
41: Managing Pain after Surgery.
42: Postoperative Complications.
43: Infection and Surgery.
44: Gram Negative Bacteria in Healthcare Settings.
45: Common Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings.
46: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia.
47: Other Surgical Complications.
48: Healthcare-Associated Venous Thromboembolism.
49: Surgical Adverse Events: An Overview.
Recovery and Rehabilitation after Surgery.
50: What to Expect after Surgery.
51: Artificial Airways and Assisted Ventilation.
52: Tube Feeding.
53: Hospital Discharge Planning.
54: Moving to a Nursing Home or Rehab Facility.
55: Reducing Health Disparity in Surgical Outcomes.
Additional Help and Information.
Glossary of Terms Related to Surgery.
Directory of Organizations That Provide Information about Surgery.