Submitted by Stony Brook Surgery on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:23
Co-Edited by General/Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Salvatore Docimo Jr.


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Dr. Salvatore Docimo Jr.

We are very pleased to announce the publication of Clinical Algorithms in General Surgery: A Practical Guide, co-edited by Salvatore Docimo Jr., DO, MS, assistant professor of surgery, and a member of our Bariatric, Foregut, and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery Division, and Eric M. Pauli, MD, associate professor of surgery, of Pennsylvania State University.

Published by prestigious international science publisher Springer, this 873-page text comprising 43 chapters takes the major pathologies of the systems commonly studied in general surgery and presents them in a unique format based upon algorithms.

The algorithms begin with the clinical presentation of the patient, work their way through the various diagnostic modalities available to the surgeon, and finally allow the physician to make a decision regarding treatment options based upon various patterns in the algorithms.

As the field of general surgery continues to expand, the diagnostic and therapeutic pathways are becoming more complex.


Numerous authors who contributed to the text are faculty and residents of our Department of Surgery.


"This is a practical handbook that will be an excellent guide for learners at all levels in surgical practice," says Aurora D. Pryor, MD, professor of surgery and vice chair for clinical affairs, and chief of the Bariatric, Foregut, and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery Division. "I think it will be a well-used resource for patient care."


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The diagnostic modalities available to the clinician can be both very helpful but also overwhelming considering the findings can often determine the scope of treatment for a patient.

Clinical Algorithms in General Surgery is designed to be a very useful resource for surgeons as it allows complex clinical pathways to be conveniently organized in logical algorithms.

This text is a concise yet comprehensive manual to assist in clinical decision-making. All algorithms have been reviewed by experts in their field and include the most up-to-date clinical and evidence-based information.

Numerous authors who contributed to the text are faculty and residents in our Department of Surgery: faculty, Andrew T. Bates, MD, Joanna Chikwe, MD, Lukasz Czerwonka, MD, Georgios V. Georgakis, MD, PhD, Samer Sbayi, MD, Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD, and Henry J. Tannous, MD; residents, Maria S. Altieri, MD ('18), Ewen Chao, MD (PGY-2), Carl J. Dickler, MD (PGY-5), Jessica C. Gooch, MD ('17), Anish Shah, MD (PGY-4), and Michael G. Svestka, MD ('18). Several of these authors provided multiple chapters.

Clinical Algorithms in General Surgery provides a useful resource for surgeons in clinical practice as well as surgical residents, and surgical attendings who are preparing for board examinations.


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See table of contents and sample chapter. Go to the Springer website for more information about the book. For consultations/appointments with Dr. Docimo, please call 631-638-3969 (general) and 631-444-2274 (bariatric).