Written by surgeons who are recognized as skilled instructors, this thoroughly illustrated text provides a complete working knowledge of anatomy as seen during specific operative procedures. The book is organized regionally and covers 101 open and laparoscopic procedures in every part of the body. For each procedure, the text presents anatomic and technical points, operative safeguards, and potential errors. More than 800 illustrations depict the anatomy visualized during each step of each operation. This Second Edition features 21 new laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures, revisions of 17 other chapters, and 45 new illustrations. An expanded appendix describes common surgical instruments and their use.