Written especially for patients and allied health care students by experts in the field,\xa0Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests\xa0provides in-depth coverage of over 650 surgical procedures, medical tests, and related topics such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications, and postoperative care. Entries for medical tests and surgical procedures follow a consistent format, covering definition, purpose, demographic information, diagnosis/preparation, aftercare, risks, morbidity and mortality rates, alternatives, and more. Additional features include 330 full-color illustrations and photographs, bibliographies of further reading sources, a glossary of medical terminology, appendices listing top centers for specific surgical procedures and national organizations and support groups for patients, and a comprehensive index.
The encyclopedia covers all aspects of the surgery and testing occurring today, such as blast injury, choosing a hospital, cytology, dental x-rays, diabetes and surgery, face transplantation, genetic testing, and surgery and the elderly. Each entry includes key terms and questions to ask your doctor. The encyclopedia provides coverage of numerous surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics, such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications and postoperative care. Entries for medical test and surgical include definition; purpose; demographic information; diagnosis/preparation; aftercare; risks; morbidity and mortality rates; alternatives; and more.