The fifth edition of gives clear, concise guidance on all aspects of acquiring surgical skills to ensure operative success. The full range of surgical procedures is comprehensively reviewed in a clear "how-to-do-it" style, which consolidates the skills learnt in theatre. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and modernized throughout, with new, additional information on laparoscopic procedures and minimal access surgery. Each chapter is now introduced with a summary box, outlining the key issues that are covered. In addition, the book includes nearly 100 completely new drawings. This helpful and authoritative text is an essential purchase for today's surgical trainee.