The definitive text on gastrointestinal surgery has been revised to be more operative, technique-oriented, and efficiently organized This classic surgical reference has been updated to reflect a more operative and technique-oriented approach and has been streamlined into one single volume (the previous edition was two). Maingot's Abdominal Operations, 11e also offers a new, consistent chapter organization structured around uniform headings, tables, boxed text, and step-by-step procedures. This book is considered the field's definitive text for more than fifty years. The audience include general surgeons, gastroenterologists, and GI surgery fellows. It includes new key chapter on the surgical treatment of morbid obesity and also features 900 illustrations - extensive line drawings of step-by-step surgical procedures.