Original Title: Medical Management Of The Surgical PatientNow in its fifth edition, Medical Management of the Surgical Patient: A Textbook of Perioperative Medicine has been fully revised and updated, and continues to provide an authoritative account of the important aspects of perioperative care for surgical patients. Including recommendations for the best appropriate treatment of patients, it provides an evidence-based approach for consulting physicians to care for patients with underlying medical conditions that will affect their surgical management. New information in the medical section includes chapters on performing the medical consult, asthma, and transplantation. The latest minimally invasive surgical techniques are included, with new chapters on thoracic aortic disease, reconstruction after cancer ablation, lung transplantation, esophagomyotomy, vasectomy, and thyroid malignancies, amongst others. With detailed descriptions of nearly 100 operations, highlighting their usual course, as well as their common complications, the book encourages learning from experience. This definitive account includes numerous contributions from leading experts at national centers of excellence. It will continue to serve as a significant reference work for internists, hospitalists, anesthesiologists, and surgeons.