This is a really useful and extremely readable book which has compiled and summarized the excellent if invariably flawed research on which we all base our practice. It is relevant to a broad audience.
Graham MacKay is a consultant colorectal surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary with an interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques. He qualified from Glasgow University where he also undertook a postgraduate MD degree in the field of perioperative care. During his training he carried out an Ethicon laparoscopic fellowship in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery as well as spending time at the Lahey Clinic in Boston and the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. He has akeen interest in academic surgery and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Glasgow University. He is also the Director of Surgical Education at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.Professor Patrick O'Dwyer qualified from the University College Cork, Ireland in 1979. He subsequently worked at Cork University Hospital before travelling to Columbus, Ohio to work as a Clinical Fellow in Ohio State Hospital.Thereafter he trained in a number of hospitals in Dublin before taking up his current NHS post in Glasgow. His major interests include laparoscopic and hernia surgery, and surgical oncology including colorectal and sarcoma surgery. He also has a major interest in ongoing clinical research.Mr Richard Molloy qualified from the University College Cork, Ireland in 1986. He commenced his training at Cork University Hospital prior to travelling to Boston to work in surgical research at Harvard University. He subsequently trained in Glasgow and Edinburgh before travelling again to the United Sates to work as a Clinical Fellow at The Cleveland Clinic before taking up his current post in Glasgow. His major interests include hernia surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and open and laparoscopiccolorectal cancer surgery.