Complications After Gastrointestinal Surgery 2017 Edition Author Samiran Nundy
Gastrointestinal surgery is performed for a range of benign and
malignant diseases in both elective and emergency settings. However, many of
these operations are followed by complications, which need early detection so
that they can be managed in a way that is rational, evidence-based and makes
the best use of the available local resources.
Complications after Gastrointestinal Surgery is
an up-to-date and comprehensive reference book for practicing and aspiring
gastrointestinal and general surgeons as well as for trainees and assistants.
With contributions from more than 90 experts from 15 different countries, it
offers a systematic description of the general aspects of surgical
complications. It discusses institutional issues such as managing complications
in limited-resource settings and the impact of centralisation and checklists.
It also describes the ways to deal with specific post-surgery problems
pertaining to different organs such as the oesophagus, the small and large
intestines, pancreas and liver.
Samiran Nundy is an Indian gastrointestinal
surgeon, medical academic and writer. He was formerly head of the Department of
Gastrointestinal Surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New
Delhi. He is a former member of faculty at the Cambridge, London and Harvard
universities and the founder editor of the National Medical Journal of India
and the Tropical Gastroenterology. He is currently the Dean of The Ganga Ram
Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education and Research.
Dirk J. Gouma completed his resident and
research fellow programme from Maastricht, The Netherlands, Boston, London and
Houston. His clinical and research efforts concentrated on hepatobiliary and
pancreatic disease, pathophysiology of obstructive jaundice and biliary
drainage and more recently, on aspects of patient safety programmes, quality
control and centralisation/regionalization. He was Professor and Chairman of
the Department of Surgery and division of surgical specialties at the Academic
Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam. He has served as chairman of the scientific
committee of the European Surgical Association (ESA) and a Council member of
the United European Gastroenterology (UEG). He was President of the European
Hepato PancreaticoBiliary Association (E-AHPBA) and Secretary General of the
EHPBA. He was member of the National Health Council and Chairman of the
Concilium Chirurgicum (the Dutch advisory board of surgical education
training). He is author/co-author of more than 635 publications in peer
reviewed journals (H-index 72).