Surgery–10 Roshan Lall Gupta
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1Recent Advances in Surgery–102
3Recent Advances in Surgery–10
Editor Roshan Lall Gupta MS FRCS (Edin) FRCS (Eng) FACS Emeritus Professor of Surgery University of Meerut Ethicon Visiting Professor of Surgery The Association of Surgeons of India Recipient of the BC Roy National Award Eminent Teacher in Surgery Editorial Advisor, Indian Journal of Surgery Previously Surgical Editor, Tropical Gastroenterology Member, Editorial Board, British Journal of Surgery Examiner, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
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Recent Advances in Surgery–10
© 2006, Roshan Lall Gupta
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5Contributors 9Preface
This volume takes the Recent Advances Series into double figures. This, tenth in the series, marks two decades of chronicling new breakthroughs and techniques in surgery. Every volume has underlined the sometimes bewildering process of change, with the frontiers of the surgically possible pushed back ever further.
In this volume we have taken a long hard look at stem cell research, which remains mired in controversy despite its undoubtful nascent potential for treating a wide range of disease and disability. The newer developments in minimal access surgery and the challenge of fetal surgery in or ex utero has been explored. Evidence-based surgery is covered, as also multidisciplinary therapy for cancer. There is a chapter on surgery for morbid obesity, life after breast cancer by means of reconstruction, the larger issue of continuing surgical education and a glimpse into how information technology may benefit clinical dispensation.
As always, I am grateful to the eminent contributors who found time from their busy schedule but I could not have done any of this without the solid support of Shri JP Vij, Chairman, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (Pvt) Ltd, New Delhi. It only remains for me to thank him and his team.
Roshan Lall Gupta