Chapter 4. Surgical Techniques

  1. Joe J. Tjandra MBBS, MD, FRACS, FRCS(Eng), FRCPS, FASCRS1,
  2. Gordon J.A. Clunie MB, ChB, ChM, DSc, FRCS(Eng, Edin), FRACS2,
  3. Andrew H. Kaye MBBS, MD, FRACS3 and
  4. Julian A. Smith MBBS, MS, FRACS, FACS4
  1. David M. A. Francis

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch4

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

How to Cite

Francis, D. M. A. (2006) Surgical Techniques, in Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition (eds J. J. Tjandra, G. J.A. Clunie, A. H. Kaye and J. A. Smith), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Colorectal Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist, Associate Professor of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Epworth Hospital, University of Melbourne

  2. 2

    Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of Melbourne

  3. 3

    James Stewart Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery The University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital Director of Neurosurgery and Director, The Melbourne Neuroscience Centre The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 4

    Professor of Surgery, Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Monash University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126274

Online ISBN: 9780470757819



  • invasive procedure;
  • surgical antiseptics;
  • sterility;
  • endoscopy;
  • intravenous cannulation


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The operating room

  • Endoscopy

  • Endoscopic surgery

  • Surgical methods

  • Surgical drains

  • Venepuncture

  • Intravenous cannulation

  • Central venous catheterisation

  • Further reading

  • MCQs