Reducing the Risks of Surgery

Safeguards, Alternatives, and Newer Techniques

by Michele Matthews



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/26/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781552124659

About the Book

You, the surgical patient, are part of a team that includes your family physician, anesthetist, surgeon and members of the surgical nursing staff. Each member of that team has an obligation to make your recovery from major surgery, if and when an operation proves to be necessary, as safe as possible.

The first responsibility is yours and the other members of your surgical team will do their part. That is what this book is all about. In addition, safe and effective new alternatives to major surgery are discussed, as are modern technological approaches, both for diagnoses and for treatment.

Medical terms are explained in the text as far as possible and a glossary of these terms has also been added to the end of the book. In addition there is an index for cross-reference.

This book will not make you a surgical specialist, but it will make you more knowledgeable about what to expect as a patient

About the Author

Simon Marinker graduated in January 1936 from the Middlesex Hospital (London University) with the degree of M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. (Gold Medallion in Surgery). Other degrees: M.B., B.S. (London); F.R.C.S. (England); F.R.C.S.C. Former appointments: Chief of Surgery, Dundurn Military Hospital, Saskatchewan, during World War II; Chief of Surgery, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, B.C.; President of the B.C. Surgical Society; Chairman of the Section of General Surgery in the B.C. Medical Association; Chief of Surgery, Algoma District Medical Group in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (now a 40-man group and growing).

Also by Simon Marinker:
Beyond the Citadel
Reducing the Risks of Surgery
Assassination, Preparation & Consequences