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Abdominal Operations
Eleventh edition
edited by Michael J. Zinner

This unsurpassed abdominal surgery companion covers benign and malignant conditions-along with both common and esoteric diseases-in 53 focused chapters written by preeminent scholars.

Previously available in two volumes, Maingot's Abdominal Operations, Eleventh Edition now delivers all of the book's trusted content in a single streamlined source for the first time. From cover to cover, you'll find skill-sharpening perspectives-many new to this edition-on all clinically relevant areas of abdominal surgery, from abdominal abscess and enteric fistula to endocrine tumors of the pancreas.


  • The crucial details of every abdominal surgery procedure, including a new section on minimally invasive procedures
  • Solid background chapters that provide essential guidance on all pre- and postoperative strategies and endoscopic intervention
  • Commanding coverage of the full spectrum of diseases by region, filled with insights into congenital, acquired, and neoplastic conditions
  • An indispensable, authoritative overview of all GI surgery operations, including every open, endoscopic, and interventional procedure
  • A practical look at preoperative and postoperative management, with an incisive examination of issues related to the monitoring of postoperative complications
  • Helpful step-by-step guidance on incisions, closures, and management of the abdominal wound
  • Extensive, detailed art program featuring hundreds of new technique-clarifying illustrations-including over 400 new complex anatomical drawings
  • Prominent new authorship: the book is edited by highly respected surgeons at Harvard Medical School, along with an international team of expert contributors



  1. A Focused History of Surgery
  2. Preoperative and Postoperative Management
  3. Endoscopy and Endoscopic Intervention

Abdominal Wall

  1. Incisions, Closures, and Management of the Abdominal Wound
  2. Hernias
  3. Intestinal Stomas
  4. Abdominal Abscess and Enteric Fistula


  1. Benign Esophageal Disorders
  2. Cancer of the Esophagus
  3. Surgical Procedures to Resect and Replace the Esophagus

Stomach and Duodenum

  1. Benign Gastric Disorders
  2. Ulcer Complications (Including Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome)
  3. Stomach and Duodenum: Operative Procedures
  4. Gastric Adenocarcinoma
  5. Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  6. Morbid Obesity and Operations for Obesity

Small Intestine and Colon

  1. Bowel Obstruction
  2. Diverticular Disease of the Colon
  3. Crohn’s Disease
  4. Ulcerative Colitis
  5. Appendix
  6. Tumors of the Small Intestine
  7. Tumors of the Colon

Rectum and Anus

  1. Benign Disorders of the Anorectum (Pelvic Floor, Fissures, Hemorrhoids, Fistulas)
  2. Cancer of the Rectum
  3. Cancer of the Anus
  4. Complications Following Anorectal Surgery


  1. Hepatic Abscess and Cystic Disease of the Liver
  2. Benign and Malignant Primary Liver Neoplasms
  3. Colorectal Metastasis (Resection, Pumps, RF Ablation, and Cryoablation)
  4. Portal Hypertension

Gallbladder and Bile Ducts

  1. Cholecystectomy (Open and Laparoscopic)
  2. Choledocholithiasis and Cholangitis
  3. Choledochal Cyst and Biliary Strictures
  4. Cancer of the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts


  1. Management of Acute Pancreatitis
  2. Complications of Acute Pancreatitis (Including Pseudocysts)
  3. Chronic Pancreatitis
  4. Disorders of the Duodenal Ampullae
  5. Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas
  6. Cancer of the Pancreas and Other Periampullary Cancers
  7. Endocrine Tumors of the Pancreas


  1. The Spleen

Minimally Invasive Surgery

  1. Fundamentals
  2. Biliary Tract
  3. Hernia Repair
  4. Small Bowel / Colon Resection
  5. Hiatal Hernia Repair and Heller Myotomy
  6. Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  7. Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery of the Esophagus
  8. Laparoscopic Andrealectomy
  9. Laparoscopic Surgery for Morbid Obesity
  10. Laparoscopic Staging and Bypass


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Abdominal Operations
Eleventh edition
edited by Michael J. Zinner

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