A quick review guide to help medical students, postgraduate students, junior surgeons, or house physicians in clinical practice of surgery. A symptoms-based approach for anyone whose daily work is filled with these decision-making issues..
This book provides the latest information on principles of clinical practice of surgery.
It is a practical guide for day-to-day work of a surgeon. It tells the easiest and best way to practice surgery in a community setting.
Make it simple- Keep it simple- This has been the teaching of the author in all his years of practice. The book follows that dictum, taking a complex subject into simple breakdowns, in simple language and easy to understand format.
Symptom based approach instead of organ based or pathology based approach in handling clinical problems makes it ever more useful for the surgeon to look up the issues readily and quickly.
Emphasis is given to common surgical problems instead of elaborating on complex theories and discussions on unusual conditions.
What is the next step, what is the right thing to do, what is appropriate from evidenced based medicine? These are the items discussed in this book.
This book shows many How to– How to make rounds, how to make a diagnosis, how to make decisions, when to operate, what type of surgery is done, how to troubleshoot, and how to avoid malpractice.
Several BOXES are incorporated in the text to highlight various items for quick reference.
The author conveys fifty years of practical experience into tips for the young surgeons for their surgery practice.
Read this book to learn how to practice safe surgery, how to avoid pitfalls, how to be cost effective, how to get best results, what tests to order and when, how to practice good surgery, how to get to quick diagnosis, how to make decisions during rounds, and finally how to make yourself to be a good surgeon.
About the Second Edition
The second edition of Decision making in Clinical surgery has updated information on various chapters. Ten new chapters have been added. Existing chapters have been expanded.
Medical science keeps progressing, and it will be necessary to keep the information current to benefit the students in surgery. Learning is a life long process. Most medical books are updated with new editions every four or five years.
The general theme of symptom based approach to clinical situations is maintained. The language is simple and straightforward. Clinical situations as the physician encounters in various circumstances and solving those problems are discussed. The book will be of good use for medical students, interns and residents and junior surgeons.