Book Publications

Books by Department of Surgery Faculty

Beth A. Schrope, MD, PhD
Surgical and Interventional Ultrasound
McGraw Hill Professional, 2013

Surgical and Interventional Ultrasound spans a number of interventional specialties that use ultrasound, with specific emphasis on image-guided procedures. Following a foundation on the basics of ultrasound physics, imaging techniques and instrumentation, the subsequent chapters are written by experienced practitioners of ultrasound in their fields, including breast surgery, neck surgery, endoluminal ultrasound, urology, critical care, pain management, liver and pancreas surgery. Included with the book is a DVD with helpful instruction in certain common exams and procedures.

This book also offers instruction into the banal but necessary realties of medical practice, including credentialing and coding. The seemingly broad span of specialties in this work is also an attestation to the blurring of the lines of practice in today's medicine, where traditionally "hands-on" specialists such a surgeons now share procedures and surgical treatments with their medical colleagues.

Mehmet C. Oz, MD

  • The Healing Power of Reiki, A Modern Master's Approach to Emotional, Spiritual & Physical Wellness
  • You Being Beautiful: The Owner's Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty
  • You: Staying Young
  • You: On A Diet The Owner's Manual for Waist Management
  • You: The Smart Patient
  • You: The Owner's Manual, Updated and Expanded Edition
  • Complementary and Alternative Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Healing From the Heart
  • Cardiac Assist Devices
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

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Robert T. Grant, MD, Co-Author, with faculty and graduate staff authors from the combined Divisions of Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery
McGraw Hill Professional, 2010

Using more than 250 full-color illustrations and photos, and clear, concise text, Cosmetic Surgery teaches the latest and most in-demand surgical and non-surgical procedures in aesthetic plastic surgery. Each chapter includes patient selection and preparation, technique, complications, outcomes assessment, and references, and many illustrations that have been prepared specifically for this book.


  • A consistent, easy-to-navigate approach that facilitates quick learning
  • More than 250 full-color illustrations that clarify each step of every procedure
  • Expert authorship by experienced plastic surgeons


  • Facial surgeries including facelift, brow lift, blepharoplasty, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, and chin implants
  • Breast surgery, body contouring, and bariatric plastic surgery including breast augmentation, breast reduction, abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, and liposuction
  • Non-surgical options including Botox, injectable fillers, chemical peel, dermabrasion, and laser surgery
  • Other considerations such as new developments in cosmetic surgery, the business of cosmetic surgery, and the public's view of cosmetic surgery

Mario C. Deng, MD and Yoshifumi Naka, MD, PhD
Mechanical Circulatory Support Therapy In Advanced Heart Failure

This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of mechanical circulatory support devices and their role in the care of patients with advanced heart failure. Perspectives of professional teams and their patients are presented side-by-side in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the process of care in its entire scope. With evidence-based medicine perspectives of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, coordinators, social workers, psychologists, and physical therapists, as well as patients and their relatives, the book is targeted at healthcare teams around the world involved in patient care, research and teaching in advanced heart failure, those in training, and the interested lay public.

Kenneth A. Forde, MD, co-editor
A Proud Heritage: An Informal History of Surgery at Columbia

Proud Heritage Chronicles History of Surgery at Columbia University

The Columbia University Department of Surgery is proud to annonce publication of A Proud Heritage: An Informal History of Surgery at Columbia. Editors Frederic P. Herter, MD, Alfred Jaretzki III, MD, and Kenneth A. Forde, MD capture the personal dedication, intellectual excitement, and intrinsic joy of Columbia surgeons through the ages — whether pioneering vascular surgery in the early 1800s, or using a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to extend the life of a patient with heart failure today. They offer an insightful and often humorous account of generations of Surgeons-in-Chief at Columbia who have struggled with encouraging innovation while teaching excellence, and they provide an insider's look at a surgeon's life.

Michael Argenziano, MD and Mark E. Ginsburg, MD, co-editors
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Humana Press, 2001

Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, the first comprehensive work on this topic, makes a compelling argument for the benefits of LVRS as a treatment for emphysema. Its contributors include leading radiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, anesthesiologists, nurses, and radiologists, who provide their perspectives and experience with treatment of LVRS patients. The book is intended for use by primary care physicians, surgeons, physiologists, radiologists, basic scientists, physical and occupational therapists, and nurses. In their preface, the editors state their hope "that the information contained in this book will of help to these professionals and to all those who share the mission of providing the best possible care to patients with emphysema." Topics covered inLung Volume Reduction Surgery range from open surgical and video-assisted thoracoscopic approaches to LVRS to anesthetic management and nursing care. The experts also cover eligibility criteria for LVRS, clinical trials and results, and the effects of LVRS on survival rates. Background material addresses the clinical and basic science aspects of emphysema, including its pathogenesis, cardiovascular effects, medical management, and evaluation with exercise testing. The book is intended to help enable thoracic surgery departments to implement their own LVRS programs.

Michael Argenziano, MD is Assistant Professor of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Mark E. Ginsburg, MD is Surgical Director of the Center for Lung Failure and Associate Director of General Thoracic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Eric A. Rose, MD
The Columbia Presbyterian Guide to Surgery

Get A Second Opinion From The Surgeon-In-Chief And His Staff At One Of The Nation's Top Hospitals

The Columbia Presbyterian Guide to Surgery, published by St. Martin's Press/ Griffin, is the definitive resource for anyone whose physician has recommended surgery. Like having the best surgeons in the world give a second opinion-for free, this book presents an arsenal of options and alternatives for full participation in this major health decision. The Columbia Presbyterian Guide to Surgery provides the best, most current information, with illustrations depicting forty-five of the most common surgical procedures. Specific information is provided for various diagnostic tests, important questions to ask a doctor, reasons for having specific operations, and many other topics.

Making the decision to have surgery can be difficult. The Columbia Presbyterian Guide to Surgery, now available in bookstores everywhere, gives accurate, accessible information to make this process much easier.

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Books About Our Faculty

  • The Surgeons: Life and Death in a Top Heart Center
    By Charles R. Morris

    To research this book featuring the Columbia cardiac surgery team, the author "embedded" himself with the Section of Cardiac Surgery at NYP/Columbia, observing surgeries, as well as daily activities of surgeons in the section. Vignettes in the book include meetings of Columbia surgeons where surgeons relentlessly criticize their own performance, a "harvest run" to secure an organ, a successful heart transplant in a five-day-old baby with a major heart malformation, as well as a failed heart transplant in a four-year-old. Drs. Smith and Oz figure prominently in the book's narrative. The book also documents research, innovation, and finances of the field, submitting a perspective on the state of the U.S. health care system today. The book was reviewed by Publishers Weekly (July, 2007), New York Times (October 29, 2007), and Bloomberg News (November 5, 2007), as well as the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and

  • The Grateful Heart, Diary of a Heart Transplant
    By Candace C. Moose

    In 2001, Candace Moose received recommended immunizations in preparation for a humanitarian trip to Malawi, Africa. Seven weeks later she was placed on the emergency transplant list at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. The immunizations had triggered giant cell myocarditis, a typically fatal autoimmune disease. Moose survived thanks to the donated heart of a 17-year-old boy. She initially wrote about her experience to help herself understand what she'd been through. She now views her book, The Grateful Heart, as a thank you to all the people who came together to save her life, including Yoshifumi Naka, MD, her transplant surgeon. Moose's children have contributed chapters about their experiences coping with their mom's illness.

  • LLEGAR a 100: un manual para la salud del corazón
    By Raul Guerrero and Edward SchusterLibro en Espanol, oprima aquí para una descripción en español

    In LLEGAR a 100, or "Reaching 100," Raúl Guerrero chronicles his life as a clinical study, exploring the causes of his life-threatening heart disease. In the process he explores issues affecting the health of Hispanic communities, including immigration, language, education, divorce, and alcoholism. In the second half of the book, Mr. Guerrero joins forces with his cardiologist, Dr. Edward Schuster, to offer strategies to avoid and deter risk factors for heart disease. The third and final section of the book reveals a strategy Dr. Schuster developed to reach the age of 100 in good health—including advice on diet, exercise, sex, medications, exams, and attitude. "We want to empower Hispanics with information about healthcare," says Dr. Schuster.


  • Jeffrey Ascherman, MD
    Book Chapter: "Botulinum toxin for the treatment of primary focal hyperhidrosis: Pretreatment considerations, technique, and expected outcomes" in: Huddle J (ed).Hyperhidrosis: Causes, Treatment Options, and Outcomes. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.New York. 2014.

    Hyperhidrosis is defined as excessive sweat production beyond requirements for temperature regulation. It can be idiopathic, secondary to other systemic conditions such as endocrine or autonomic dysfunction, as well as a side effect to medication. An estimated 7.8 million Americans suffer from hyperhidrosis with up to 1.3 million reporting severe disease. Affected patients can experience limitations in occupational and social circumstances. As a result, patients with hyperhidrosis often experience decreased physical and emotional wellbeing, difficulty in personal relationships, and can suffer from social stigmatization. This book discusses several different causes of hyperhidrosis, as well as treatment options and outcomes.

  • Jeffrey Ascherman, MD, and Christine Rohde, MD
    Huston T, Rohde C, El-Tamer M, Ascherman J. Oncoplastic breast reduction. In: El-Tamer M (ed). Principles and Techniques in Oncoplastic Breast Cancer Surgery. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.Singapore, 2013.

    Oncoplastic breast cancer surgery is one of the fastest-growing domains in breast surgery. This approach is continuing to gain practice acceptance due to increased emphasis on both optimum cosmetic outcome and maintenance of a sound oncologic basis. This book summarizes the basic principles and techniques using evidence-based data. Patient images and comprehensive drawings complete this practical guide for surgeons who treat diseases of the breast.

  • Megan Sykes, MD
    Li H, Yang YG, Sykes M. Thymic education of human T cells and regulatory T cell development in humanized mice. In: Humanized Mice for HIV Research; Poluektova LY, Garcia-Martinez JV, Koyanagi Y, Manz MG, Tager AM (Ed.), New York, NY, Springer Science+Business Media; 2014; (In Press)

    Over the last several years the field of humanized mice has matured and developed into an essential component of translational research for HIV/AIDS. Humanized mice serve both as vehicles for discovery and as highly sophisticated platforms for biomedical research. In addition, humanized mice have demonstrated outstanding potential for the investigation of critical aspects of the infection and pathogenesis of the hepatitis and herpes viruses, as well as highly relevant microbial infections such as tuberculosis and malaria.

    Humanized Mice for HIV Research provides a comprehensive presentation of the history, evolution, applications, and current state of the art of this unique animal model. As an expansion of twelve review articles that were published in Humanized Mice by Springer in 2008 (Eds: Nomura T, Watanabe T, Habu S), this book expertly captures the outstanding progress that has been made in the development, improvement, implementation, and validation of humanized mouse models. The first two parts of this book cover the basics of human-to-mouse xenotransplantation biology, and provide critical information about human immune cell development and function based on individual models created from different immunodeficient strains of mice. The third and fourth parts investigate HIV-1 biology, including different routes of transmission, prevention, treatment, pathogenesis, and the development of adaptive immunity in humanized mice. The fifth part shows the broad applicability of humanized mice for therapeutic development, from long-acting antiretroviral combinations to genetic manipulations with human cells and cell-based approaches. The sixth part includes liver tissue engineering and the expansion of humanized mice for many other human cell-tropic pathogens.

    Sykes M. Transplantation Immunology. In: The Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 25th Edition. (Eds), Goldman L, Ausiello, D.Philadelphia,PA; Saunders Elsevier; 2014; (In Press)

    The Cecil Textbook of Medicine is regarded as a classic among internal medicine references.

Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Kaiser, Kron, and Spray, Eds.)
Mehmet C. Oz, MD and Yoshifumi Naka, MD, PhD, authors, chapter on LVADs
Mark E. Ginsburg, MD, author, chapter on surgery for emphysema

Completely revised and updated, with 38 new contributing authors, the Second Edition of this standard-setting text/atlas from the acclaimed Mastery of Surgery series is a comprehensive guide to all cardiothoracic surgical procedures for adults and children. More than 130 of the world's master surgeons describe their techniques step by step and explain the decision-making that is crucial to a successful outcome. Many chapters are brand-new or completely rewritten by new contributors and cover innovative techniques, including robotic and minimally invasive procedures. The book contains more than 900 detailed drawings of key surgical maneuvers and over 100 photographs, scans, and radiographs. Editorial comments in each chapter provide additional or alternative views.

Textbook of Peripheral Interventions (Richard R. Heuser and Michel Henry, Eds.)

Nicholas J. Morrissey, MD, author of chapter, "When to call a surgeon"
Published by Martin Duntz, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group

With contributions from experts in this field, this book offers advice based on cath lab experience to guide the reader through this new territory. All aspects of peripheral vascular interventions are profiled here, from stenting techniques to a discussion of training and certification. Those in training and experienced clinicians will benefit from this information-packed text.

Reference text provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on the history of peripheral vascular disease, its diagnosis, management, and interventional strategies. Discusses critical limb ischemia, chronic total occlusions, and various pharmaceutical therapies. Features abundant halftone illustrations.