This atlas provides transplant professionals with a step-wise approach to organ transplantation, illustrating the technical steps and highlighting practice points for each procedure. All aspects of abdominal and thoracic transplantation are covered, including organ retrieval, bench preparation and implantation. Separate chapters address specific technical issues for heart and lung, liver, kidney, pancreas and intestinal transplantation, providing detailed approaches to difficult situations. Technical variations are clearly explained, and tips are provided on how to ensure safe and efficient surgery. Transplant surgeons, trainees, fellows and other professionals involved in transplantation will find this book to be an ideal reference point. It has been written by an experienced international team of authors who have pioneered many of the techniques described.
• Description of up-to-date surgical techniques in transplantation, including techniques for pediatric transplants
• Analysis of the rationale behind each technique and its improvements for a successful outcome
• Listing of complications related to each technique with ways to deal with them
• Gabriel C. Oniscu, MBChB, MD, FRCS, is Consultant Transplant Surgeon and Honorary Reader at the Edinburgh Transplant Centre and University of Edinburgh. Mr. Oniscu initially studied at the University of Medicine, Iasi, Romania, before completing his academic and surgical training in Edinburgh, Birmingham and King’s College Hospital in the UK. His research has a particular focus on transplant outcomes, organ perfusion and reconditioning and optical sensing. He is the recipient of the NRS Career Research Fellowship and an MRC confidence in concept award for technological developments relating to normothermic perfusion. He is the Secretary of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) and the Chair of Research, Innovation and Novel Technologies Advisory Group at NHS Blood and Transplant. He has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, many book chapters and previously edited the “Abdominal Organ Retrieval and Transplantation Bench Surgery” book.
• John L.R. Forsythe, MD, FRCS, gained his final FRCS in Edinburgh and completed his MD at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He has been a Consultant Transplant Surgeon since 1991 and for the past 16 years has worked at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, including as Clinical Director for Renal, Transplant and GI. He is also a Reader at the University of Edinburgh. Prof. Forsythe has received various awards and distinctions, including the Moynihan Prize and Medal from the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and the Medawar Clinical Prize from the British Transplantation Society. He is a Past President of ESOT and is the current Medical Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation at NHS Blood and Transplant. Prof. Forsythe is the author of almost 100 peer-reviewed papers.
• Elizabeth A. Pomfret, MD, PhD, FACS, is Chair of the Department of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Diseases, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, where she is also Professor of Surgery. After graduating from the Boston University School of Medicine Cum Laude, she undertook residencies and fellowships at the New England Deaconess Hospital and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She was also a Clinical Fellow in Surgery at Harvard Medical School before holding assistant and associate professorships in surgery at Tufts University. She has received a variety of awards and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Prof. Pomfret is a Past President of the International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS). She is a member of the editorial board of Liver Transplantation and an ad hoc member of a number of other editorial boards of leading journals. She has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as many book chapters and invited reviews.