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Anesthesiologist's Manual of Surgical Procedures [Kindle Edition]

Richard A. Jaffe MD PhD , Richard A. Jaffe MD PhD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Completely updated, and now in full color, this practical reference is a comprehensive guide to the anesthetic and perioperative management of patients during all procedures performed by general and subspecialist surgeons. The book explains each procedure from both the surgeon's and the anesthesiologist's perspective, presents details on anesthetic technique, and guides the anesthesiologist and surgeon through the decisions that must be made before, during, and after surgery. Emphasis is on factors that impact the anesthesiologist, including patient positioning, duration of surgery, and complications. The Fourth Edition covers almost 40 new surgical procedures, with an increased focus on laparoscopic and endovascular procedures.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Regularly referenced February 23, 2013
Format:Hardcover
With hundreds of books to choose from, I refer to this one more than any to prepare for my cases. As a caveat my experience level is < 500 cases. Those with more experience have complained that it is inaccurate, incomplete, even insulting. I can understand the first two complaints, but it is a compromise with girth as this book is already > 1500 pages. It's a great start for a green provider.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars save your money July 8, 2013
By Romax
Format:Kindle Edition
Awful digital edition. Does not have page numbers and you cannot skip to pages referenced throughout the book since there is no function to look for pages. Whoever put this digital edition together should be fired at once.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fourth Edition is Awesome April 15, 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I've used the 2nd edition of this book, but this edition is an order of magnitude improved. The book is much bigger: it now has over 1500 pages, and the print has color, including color diagrams.

Best of all, you now get online access to the full searchable text, including diagrams. This overcomes one of the criticism of the previous editions that the book is not portable. You can now get full acess at work or print out the pages you're interested in on a color printer and just take that to the OR.

I must say I was blown away by the improvements.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars class use April 4, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
great book to read and refer to. Used it a lot in training. Would buy again. Would recommend to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars quick refrence March 30, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book because I had extra CME money. Certainly a good review, especially if you're doing a case that you havent done in a while.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What's Happening On the Other Side of the Drape September 4, 2010
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I have found Jaffe's book to be incredibly helpful for the surgeries that it covers. Surgical procedures are grouped by categories with broad descriptions from the surgeon's perspective of what the surgeries will entail. Then specific surgeries are discussed and specific surgical and anesthetic concerns presented. Finally, basic surgical and anesthetic concerns are presented for the class of surgery.

Many specific surgeries are not covered, but you will probably be able to find something close. The text does not present itself as a "cookbook" for anesthesia, but rather seeks first and most to describe the surgical procedure and some of the major anesthetic implications of that procedure. Proposed methods of anesthesia are often presented; however, the anesthesia provider will often find himself/herself disagreeing with the specifics of the plan, but should find the evidence cited for the presented plan helpful.

It seems that many complain that this is written primarily from a surgeon's point of view. I find that this makes Jaffe's text a unique resource among the other resources out there. There will be times when it is frustrating, sure. There are many basics simply skipped or ignored. However, as a text to help the anesthesia provider understand the basics of what's happening on the other side of the drape, I have found Jaffe very valuable.

As an added bonus, the text comes with access to the full online version of the text. I saved the site to my phone and am able to quickly look up a procedure even while at the hospital using this feature.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jaffe for anesthesia preparation August 22, 2009
Format:Hardcover
I used this book extensively as a resident. It does have a "cookbook" format, but serves as an excellent starting point for care of the patient in and out of the OR. This new addition is colorful and is especially helpful because of the on-line access to text and figures. It is nice to have this resource available without needing to carry a heavy text daily. This is a welcome edition.
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I am not aware of many other books that cover the information succinctly like this book. It is a helpful quick reference that I can usually turn to to find the information I need for a case. Not all inclusive but the TOC are organized well. It doesn't have it all but it helps when preparing for a case and trying to find some overview information.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version
I have the Kindle version and it's absolutely awful. The content of the book is supposed to be good from what I've seen in earlier paper version. Don't get electronic version
Published 4 months ago by Rachel A. Gooden
3.0 out of 5 stars Describes surgeries, but not a lot of anesthetic considerations...
I recommend Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital. It has much more information in regards to anesthetic considerations. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kara2010
5.0 out of 5 stars Great textbook for SRNA students
This is a great textbook for SRNA students who are trying to learn new procedures and anesthesiology considerations and complications.
Published 6 months ago by Andrea
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book for the first year of residency but not after
While I used this book a lot during my first year, I felt that I would have been better off borrowing it from someone ahead of me as I never looked at it again after that first... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Karl E. Kammer
1.0 out of 5 stars I will let my professors know that this book is a BIG waste of money
I was doing a care plan on nephrectomy. A whole section in the book was missing. I contacted a classmate who had to buy the same book, and she has the same problem as I do. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Renal Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars very happy with this purchase
I would highly recommend this to SRNAs starting their clinical rotations. It was helpful to know what to expect from the different procedures from the book. Highly recommend! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Connie
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have reference
Excellently written with tons of valuable information. This reference is sure to be of great value to anyone practicing anesthesia.
Published 20 months ago by jb
5.0 out of 5 stars Book for school
I purchased this book for school to assist me in class. I think this book will be very helpful while learning.
Published 21 months ago by McGG
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