This resource stands as the only authoritative text to specifically focus on developments and best practices in anesthesiology for procedures affecting the gastrointestinal tract and related appendages. This book provides in-depth coverage of topics such as risk assessment, stress response, and scoring, as well as spans anesthetic trends and practices for endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures, as well as a variety of invasive procedures including hepatobiliary, pancreatic, colorectal, colonic, and abdominal surgeries.
Table of Contents
Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract (Including Splanchnic Blood Flow and Tonometry). Surgical Considerations in Upper GI Surgery. Surgical Considerations in Lower Gastrointestinal Surgery. Stress Response during Surgery. Measurement and Prediction of Surgical Outcomes. Reducing Morbidity after Colorectal Surgery: Surgical Perspectives. Preoperative Assessment. Perioperative Fluid Management and Optimization. Regional Anaesthesia in Abdominal Surgery. Sedation for Endoscopic Procedures. Anaesthesia for Esophagogastric Surgery. Anaesthetic Considerations for Gastric Surgery. Anaesthesia for Bariatric Surgery. Anaesthesia for Antireflux Surgery. Anaesthesia for Hepatobiliary Surgery. Anaesthesia for Pancreatic Surgery. Anaesthesia for Laparoscopic Surgery. Anaesthesia for The Carcinoid Syndrome. Anaesthesia for Phaeochromocytoma Resection. Anaesthesia for Colorectal Surgery. Anaesthesia for Colorectal Surgery in the Elderly. Rapid Recovery after Major Abdominal Surgery. Anaesthesia for Anorectal Surgery. Anaesthesia for Emergency Exploratory Laparotomy. Postoperative Pain Management after Abdominal Surgery. Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting after Abdominal Surgery. The Role of the Critical Care Unit in Abdominal Surgery.
"…we have long needed…an authoritative text devoted to these areas of practice and now we have it….I am particularly pleased to see whole chapters devoted to preassessment, preoptimization and perioperative fluid management, all crucial areas and ones which are sadly often inadequately considered….
"…I can see this book being a valuable addition to the library of any anaesthetist who regularly works with a gastrointestinal surgeon. Not only that, but it will also be of value to non-medical anaesthetists, theatre practitioners, nurses and even surgeons. I am honoured to have been asked to be a (very small) part of it."
-Professor Brian J. Pollard, Professor of Anaesthesia, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom, and Honorary Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust,Manchester, United Kingdom