Series description: This series, modelled on Master Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery, presents common and advanced procedures in the major subspecialties of general surgery. The series editor is Dr. Josef Fischer. Each book is a roughly 400 page color book, lavishly illustrated with full color drawings. Each book comes with access to a website containing the fully searchable contents of the book as well as procedural videos. The emphasis of each book is on surgical procedures. Each chapter briefly assess indications and contraindications and peroperative planning before fully explaining and illustrating the procedure in step-by-step detail. Chapters are authored by acknowledged masters of each procedure. There are sections on outcomes, complications, and follow-up. Each chapter ends with a brief suggested readings list.
Volume description: Master Techniques in General Surgery: Hernia Surgery covers both open and laparoscopic hernia repairs, including open and laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs. Hiatal hernias are also covered among many other topics.