Looking for a quick reference for review before performing an operation or taking the boards? You won't find a better resource than Scott-Conner & Dawson: Essential Operative Techniques and Anatomy, 4e and its accompanying online component. Expanded to 134 chapters and enhanced by new color photos and new contributing authors, this edition is an up-to-date, easy-to-use reference to both the surgical technique and the relevant anatomy of nearly all the procedures you will face. Features - prepare for practice with expert coverage of the Essential Common and Essential Uncommon categories of the Score [trademark] curriculum (print) and Complex procedures (web version). Quickly review key facts and procedures before performing an operation or taking the boards, with three book-opening tables: Steps in Procedure, Hallmark Anatomic Complications, and List of Structures. It offers new chapters on cutaneous infections, I&D, excision, STSG, ligation, stripping, saphenous vein, loop ileostomy/closure, operations for small bowel obstruction (including laparoscopic), and pediatric umbilical hernia repair. It increases your understanding of key procedures with significantly expanded chapters on thoracoscopic surgery of the esophagus and laparoscopic colon resection.