This book discusses the latest findings in the fields of biofilm, pilonidal cysts and sinuses. The first part provides detailed information on biofilm formation, antibiofilm properties and activity as well as their potential clinical application in wound management. The second part then examines pilonidal sinus disease and the surgical treatment options. Written by leading experts in the field, the book is a valuable resource for beginners and experienced surgeons alike.
• Provides the latest information in the field of biofilm, pilonidal cysts and sinuses
• Written by leading experts
• Online first chapter
• Dr. Melvin A. Shiffman, MD, JD, FCLM, received his MD from Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1957 and completed his residency in general surgery in 1964 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, California. Since then he has been continuously involved in oncologic surgery, reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery. In 2002, Dr. Shiffman became Chair of the Section of Surgery at Tustin Hospital and Medical Center and in 2009-10 he served as President of the American College of Legal Medicine. He is Editor Emeritus of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, a member of the Scientific Committee of the American Journal of Aesthetic Medicine, and an examiner for the International Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a former Editor-in-Chief of both the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Shiffman is the recipient of many honors and is a fellow of various colleges and societies. He has published 300 articles, authored or edited 34 books, and written more than 140 book chapters.
• Dr. Mervin Low, MD received his MD from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. He completed his Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, and a Breast and Aesthetic Surgery fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA, and at the Plastic Surgery Center of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI, USA. Dr. Low has a busy practice devoted entirely to Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. He is a prolific author, educator and innovator. He has been recognized locally as one of the Best Doctors in California and nationally as one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America.