This textbook covers the entire spectrum of both benign and malignant gastrointestinal disorders. It is unique in its multidisciplinary approach and focuses on practical issues in day-to-day clinical care.
The complexity of novel diagnostic modalities and the great variety in therapeutic options, both medically and surgically, require an integrated, multidisciplinary approach. Therefore, each topic in this textbook is first discussed by two gastroenterologists and subsequently by two digestive surgeons. If appropriate, interventional radiologists, internists and pathologists have also contributed. Specific subchapters on gastrointestinal malignancies have been added, written by medical and radiation oncologists.
Nowadays, many hospitals and medical schools change their infrastructure from discipline-oriented to patient-/disease-oriented. In fact, this textbook describes what the medical gastroenterologist should know about surgical gastroenterology and vice-versa. A large number of drawings in full color helps the reader to get a clear picture of many technical procedures.The revolutionary concept of the book is in its unique approach to each topic, each of which is presented in a holistic way. There are very few books on the market that furnish the same complete approach to a single topic. ..will appeal to residents/trainees as a good quality textbook where relevant data can be found easily. ..It is also a good start for researchers and young scientific fellows.--Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver DiseasesMany fine illustrations and images.--Doody's Book Reviews