About the book
Abdominal surgery is at the heart of general and pediatric surgical practice, it includes a broad spectrum of surgical procedures such as appendectomy, cholecystectomy, colectomy, splenectomy, resection of abdominal tumors, procedures for gastro-esophageal reflux disease resistant to medical therapy among many other described abdominal surgeries. Indications, preoperative and postoperative patient care, approaches and techniques involved with abdominal surgeries have been subjects of clinical research for a long time with many questions remain unanswered.
The main objective of this book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for surgeons, surgical trainees, surgical nurses, medical students, and other healthcare providers to look after their patients who are planned for or have underwent an abdominal surgical procedure. This book outlines common indications of abdominal procedures both in adult and pediatric age groups, discusses important technical aspects of abdominal surgeries such as laparoscopic versus open approaches, incision types, fascial closure techniques, use of peritoneal drains. This is in addition to the state-of-art preoperative preparation and postoperative patient care guidelines, and potential complication of abdominal surgeries.