Decker: Surgery

Decker: Surgery
2024 © Decker Intellectual Properties
Stanley W. Ashley, MD, FACS, Editor-in-Chief
Surgery, Evidence Based Medicine


Welcome to Decker: Surgery!

This comprehensive professional surgical database was first published in 1989 under the name Care of the Surgical Patient.

Decker: Surgery was previously known as Scientific American Surgery and prior to that, for eleven years (2002-2013), the resource was known as American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Decker: Surgery has a reputation for providing practicing surgeons and students with comprehensive and up-to-date surgical information. It covers all subspecialties of surgery plus Competency-Based Surgical Care, Care in Special Situations, Scientific Foundations, and Organ Systems with clear and actionable diagnostic and procedural recommendations.

Recent Additions/Updates:
• Diagnosis of Diabetic Foot
• Initial Management of Life-Threatening Trauma
• Parotidectomy
• Principles of Wound Management and Soft Tissue Repair I
• Principles of Wound Management and Soft Tissue Repair II
• Sepsis
• Tumors of the Liver
• Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Advanced Endoscopic Techniques
• Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Basic Upper Endoscopy

Decker: Surgery was developed to provide comprehensive and up-to-date medical information. This resource is available online, and is continually updated.

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"Scientific American set a new standard for health science publishers when it launched Care of the Surgical Patient in 1989."
"It was then and remains today a graphically rich resource for both surgeons and students. We are excited to draw on Scientific American's content to enhance the editorial offering of the surgical database."

-- Brian Decker, CEO, Decker Intellectual Properties

"Sharing the wonders of science with lifelong learners is very much at the core of Scientific American's mission."
"We are excited to provide our award-winning content to aid students and surgeons through Scientific American Surgery."

-- Diane McGarvey, Associate Vice President, Business Development

"We are now basing the Johns Hopkins surgical residency curriculum on this publication, and I have purchased copies for all of the residents in my program!
Not only is ACS Surgery a practical and useful reference, but it is refreshing to use something that is so current! And with the authority of the College behind it, it can't be beat."

--Julie Freischlag, MD, FACS, Chair of Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Practicing surgeons and students.

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