Master Techniques in General Surgery
Suzanne Klimberg, Kirby I. Bland
Master Techniques in General Surgery: Breast Surgery is the first volume of a new series that presents common and advanced procedures in the major subspecialties of general surgery. The series is overseen by Josef E. Fischer, MD and Kirby I. Bland, MD, editors of the classic two-volume reference Mastery of Surgery. Master Techniques in General Surgery: Breast Surgery is written by acknowledged master surgeons, emphasizes surgical procedures, and is lavishly illustrated with original full-color drawings. The contributors fully explain their preferred techniques in step-by-step, thoroughly illustrated detail, assess indications and contraindications, offer guidelines on preoperative planning, and discuss outcomes, complications, and follow-up. Major sections cover breast biopsy; lymph node mapping and dissection; partial mastectomy; mastectomy; extensive resections; and breast reconstruction. Each chapter in each section focuses on one procedure. A companion website will offer the fully searchable content of the book, an image bank plus procedural videos.