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The Surgical Word Book [Paperback]

Claudia J. Tessler
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)


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September 6, 2004 0721600204 978-0721600208 3
This powerhouse of a reference book provides more than 150,000 properly spelled surgical terms to keep readers up to date with new procedures, new instrumentation, and new materials. Find spellings for operative positions, techniques, procedures, instruments, equipment, materials, incisions, sutures, key surgical phrases, as well as acronyms and abbreviations in this compact text. With over 275 important categories such as anesthetics, positions, sutures, procedures, prostheses, and abraders fully cross-referenced and sublisted, the 3rd edition is not only comprehensive, it's easier to use than ever.
  • Content organized by a by medical transcriptionist recognized as an expert in the field
  • Entries are listed in alphabetical order for quick access and easy use
  • Cross-indexing points to alternative spellings and uses
  • 45,000 new words
  • All material is up-to-date with current surgical practice, including new procedures, new instrumentation, and new materials.


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About the Author

By Claudia J. Tessier, CAE, CMT, RRA, Executive Director, American Association for Medical Transcription, Modesto, CA

Product Details

  • Series: Surgical Word Book (Tessier)
  • Paperback: 2368 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 3 edition (September 6, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0721600204
  • ISBN-13: 978-0721600208
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New updates February 5, 2000
Format:Paperback
As a medical transcriptionist, I know that new instruments are on the market every day. It would be exceptionally nice to have a new edition printed every single year. I personally would buy every copy. You are superior to Steadman's in every way. Please do an update for those of us who depend on you.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Is helpful, but agree it needs to be updated. August 30, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The book that I have currently is dated copyright 1991. I received the book in 1992. I have been a med. transcriptionist for 15 years and am always learning new things. This book really needs to be updated more often. Personally, I think the book should be updated every two years.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I PREFER A SYLLABUS FOR THE SURGEON'S SECRETARY WHICH I HAVE USED SINCE 1995. IT REMAINS THE MOST THOROUGH REFERENCE
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference for the medical transcriptionist March 18, 1999
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent reference for the medical transcriptionist, however this book is 8 years old and needs to be updated.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent subsections January 26, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I am a returning med. transcriptionist. Surgical summaries are my weakest. This book is so helpful because it groups sutures, clamps, positions which is EVER so helpful. It is a real keeper!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tessier's is Tops! November 15, 2001
By "jalap"
Format:Paperback
I am an in-hospital Medical Transcriptionist; two of my associates are Coders. Even though the publishers really need to update it because so much has been added in the 9-10 years since the last publication, we constantly use this book, along with Dorland's Medical Speller.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Before you read on, please understand that this book is NOT a dictionary. The Surgical Word Book by Claudia Tessier has always been recommended by medical language specialists (medical transcriptionists, editors, CMTs, RMTs, and MT educators) because it is the most comprehensive. I may not be far wrong in saying it lists down EVERY possible surgical and medical instrument currently known in the healthcare industry by this edition's publication year (2004). It also includes all the medical techniques, maneuvers, types of surgeries and operations currently known to doctors and nurses until 2004. It is a considerable improvement on the previous version just by the new addition of new instruments, words, and techniques alone, giving a very hefty 2,362-page book. If you are a newbie acute care MT, then this book is for you as it will be an invaluable reference in transcribing operative reports and procedure notes, and it will quickly get you up to speed on acute care transcription. If you are an MT editor, this will help you in checking acute care MTs' documents. If you are an MT working at a doctor's office or in the hospital and don't want to have too many reference books or materials lying around you, then this should be one of about 3 word books you should always have with you. My only regret is that it doesn't have a CD version.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs Updating More Frequently September 10, 2007
By AdaBee
Format:Paperback
I loved the previous edition of this book and used it daily in my work as a medical transcriptionist. I bought this edition expecting the same experience, but I've been really disappointed. I only find what I'm looking for about 20% to 25% of the time. I think it could be an excellent reference but as frequently as new products, equipment and procedures come along, updating should be done more often.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Dont know what I would do...
I dont know what I would do without this book. What a lifesaver it has been!!!! Most definitely worth the money I spent on it.
Published 3 months ago by Diana Wagner
5.0 out of 5 stars Best reference book on my shelf
I reach for this book first every time. Don't know how I got by the last 10 years without it.
Published 6 months ago by Heather Spencer
5.0 out of 5 stars Medical Terminology
I am so glad that I bought this book. This book helped me with my class, "Medical Transcription 2". I will update this book every now and then. Read more
Published 9 months ago by sgh628
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for MT students!
I am a medical transcriptionist in training and I have found this extremely helpful! I am so glad I found this and I can use it for my job too.
Published 11 months ago by Lesley E
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book to have.
This is a good book by Claudia. I am a medical transcriptionist and need many reference books. This is a book that I would recommend for anyone looking for a surgical word book.
Published 13 months ago by Jenna
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy
Another great buy, happy with it, helped me once again with my studies, glad I had it to help me. Thanks
Published 13 months ago by Carol Basey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference book
Very useful for finding any surgical tool or instrument. Very thorough and extensive listings. Perfect for my needs as a medical transcriptionist.
Published 16 months ago by Vicki Davidson
5.0 out of 5 stars Word Book
I was very pleased with the book that I received for use at my job. The condition it came in was excellent and the shipping time was excellent also.
Published 19 months ago by Barbara Benson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy!
The book was exactly what I needed. It was in real good condition and it came in a timely manner. I am very pleased.
Published on May 9, 2011 by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute necessity for the medical administrative...
This book is excellent. I am currently a student taking medical transcription and this book has been handy to have. Quick, easy to use, and very thorough. Read more
Published on March 26, 2010 by C. Lee
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