Surgical knowledge is needed by a medical student to pass exams one day, to save a life the next. Surgery, presents the essential knowledge that a medical student needs to not only achieve academic success, but also to be competent on the wards as a newly-qualified doctor. Surgery: an Oxford Core Text offers a fresh alternative to the traditional encyclopaedic style of existing surgery texts by taking a patient-centred approach and using clinical scenarios to anchor surgical knowledge in an applied clinical context. It concentrates on the most common or serious conditions, dividing the content into two parts: clinical conditions, and hospital care. Part one examines the clinical conditions that a general and vascular surgeon commonly encounters within their practice. Chapters are grouped by sub-speciality and, where appropriate, anatomy. Part two presents all aspects of the hospital care of patients with with surgical conditions with which a newly qualified doctor must be familiar. It addresses pre-operative preparation, anaesthesia, and routine post-operative care and complications. Medical students must make the most of their study time; Surgery: an Oxford Core Text incorporates numerous features to make learning as effective as possible. - Each section begins with a clinical scenario in which a 'typical' case is presented, accompanied by an explanation of the mechanism behind the findings. - The clinical key-points of each major condition is summarised under each scenario. - 'Fast facts' summary boxes contain the key elements to remember - an ideal tool for quick and effective revision. Surgery: an Oxford Core Text reflects current teaching methods and approaches to present the student with a highly readable and memorable core textbook that will continue to be indispensable to the junior doctor. This text will also appeal to specialist nurses and other health professionals that require an accessible yet authoritative account of the common diseases and important issues in surgery.