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Jefferson Doctors Take a Novel Approach to Operating



Two Sidney Kimmel Medical College physicians and educators have written the book on general surgery. Literally.

Francesco Palazzo, MD, FACS, associate professor and chief of Surgery – Methodist Hospital Division, and Michael J. Pucci, MD, FACS, assistant professor and associate director, Undergraduate Education, have created a new resource for physicians training in general surgery and its subspecialties to help improve their knowledge and skills.

Fundamentals of General Surgery provides a comprehensive guide to the skills required during general surgery, including descriptions of basic terminology, the logic behind specific approaches, limitations of specific skills, technical and practical considerations, and safety of using specific approaches.

More advanced topics such as gastrointestinal anastomosis, exploring a patient after a major trauma, and managing crisis situations are also discussed, as well as current controversies and future directions within general surgery.

Several Thomas Jefferson University Hospital attending physicians and residents contributed to the book, including Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS, Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chair of Surgery, senior vice president and chair of Enterprise Surgery, and co-director of the Pancreas, Biliary and Related Cancer Center.