“We cover everything, using an atlas mentality, including virtually every operation, illustrating each step with photographs and drawings.” -Dr. Michael Baggish
The first edition of the Atlas of Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery was published in the early 2000’s. It started out as a 750-page book and has now grown to 1500 pages and covers all aspects of pelvic anatomy with pictures of actual dissections of both fixed and fresh cadavers plus numerous illustrations. The idea behind this book was to keep the dialog short and the pictures plentiful, especially for physicians with limited time. We cover everything, using an atlas mentality, including virtually every operation, illustrating each step with photographs and drawings.
With the Atlas of Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery, 3rd edition, we’ve updated it, taking into account feedback from physicians who have used the previous editions. We’ve listened to what physicians want, particularly in relation to surgery and the best format for learning it. What we found was that many practicing gynecologists had not had anatomy since they were in medical school and had not done a dissection. So, creating unique drawings using actual anatomy models became an integral part of the book.
The Atlas of Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery will continue to change as each edition is produced. In the next edition we hope to add sections on vulval and vaginal disorders and to take out some other areas. The book has gotten pretty heavy since the first edition, so one thing we will be doing is creating an online edition.
Michael Baggish, MD is chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He is the lead author of the third edition of the Atlas of Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery.
Dr. Baggish is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. He holds a medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and completed an internship, residency, and fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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