Netter's Gastroenterology

Netter's Gastroenterology

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Perfect for residents, generalists, medical students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who need a practical, working knowledge of gastroenterology, Netter's Gastroenterology, 3rd Edition, provides a concise overview highlighted by unique, memorable Netter illustrations. This superb visual resource showcases the well-known work of Frank H. Netter, MD, and his successor, Carlos Machado, MD, a physician who has created clear, full-color illustrations in the Netter tradition. Up-to-date coverage of the full range of digestive diseases-including gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition- keeps you current with the latest information in the field.

Offers a quick and memorable summary of nearly 200 of the most commonly encountered clinical conditions, from classic to contemporary. Concise text is presented in a templated format for fast, easy access to information.
Features over 300 Netter and Netter-style images that highlight key aspects of patient presentation, pathophysiology, and relevant anatomy to provide a rich visual understanding of the most important concepts.
Includes access to 25 printable patient education brochures in the enhanced eBook version.
Provides complete guidance on all major GI diseases and conditions through sections on normal structure and function, the clinical picture, diagnosis, treatment and management, course and progress, and prevention and control.
Offers dependable clinical advice from Drs. Martin H. Floch, Neil R. Floch, Joseph K. Lim, C. S. Pitchumoni, Raul J. Rosenthal, and James S. Scolapio, as well as many world-renowned chapter contributors.
Enhanced eBook version included with purchase, which allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 688 pages
  • 222 x 281 x 33.02mm | 2,267.96g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • Approx. 325 illustrations (325 in full color)
  • 032359624X
  • 9780323596244
  • 1,972,047

Table of contents



Anatomy of the Esophagus and the Foregut
Congenital Anomalies of the Esophagus
Benign Disease of Esophagus
Esophageal Diverticula
Foreign Bodies in the Esophagus
Caustic Injury of the Esophagus
Esophageal Varicosities
Esophageal Rupture and Perforation
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Sliding and Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernias Types 1, 2, and 3
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Neoplastic Disease of the Esophagus


Anatomy of the Stomach and Duodenum
Gastric Secretion
Factors Influencing Gastric Activity
Role of the Stomach in Digestion
Gastric Acid Secretion Tests: Hydrochloric Acid and Gastrin
Effect of Drugs on Gastric Function
Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
Coated Tongue, Halitosis, and Thrush
Aerophagia and Eructation
Motility of the Stomach
Gastroparesis and Gastric Motility Disorders
Pyloric Obstruction and the Effects of Vomiting
Nausea and Vomiting
Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
Diverticula of the Stomach and Gastrointestinal Prolapse
Diverticula of the Duodenum
Dyspepsia, Functional Dyspepsia, and Nonulcer Dyspepsia
Helicobacter pylori Infection
Gastritis: General, Erosive and Acute
Peptic Ulcer Disease
Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Therapeutic Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Benign Tumors of the Stomach and GISTs
Gastrintestinal Lymphoma and Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue
Cancers of the Stomach
Tumors of the Duodenum
Principles of Gastric Surgery
Postgastrectomy Complications: Partial Gastrectomy
Effects of Total Gastrectomy

Abdominal wall

Anatomy of the Abdominal Wall and Inguinal Region
Peritoneum and Related Diseases
Mesenteric Ischemia and other Vascular Lesions
Alimentary Tract Obstruction and Intestinal Injuries
Abdominal wall and abdominal cavity hernias
Abdominal Cavity Access: Open Laparotomy, Laparoscopy, and Robotic access


Anatomy of the Small Intestine
Secretory, Digestive, and Absorptive Functions of the Small Intestine
Gastrointestinal Hormones and Neurotransmitters
Imaging of the Small Intestine
Visceral Reflexes
Congenital Abnormalities of the Small Intestine
Meckel Diverticulum
Diverticula of the Small Intestine
Motility and Dysmotility of the Small Intestine
Obstruction and Ileus of the Small Intestine
Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
Evaluation of the Small Bowel
Lactose, Fructose, and Sucrose Intolerance
Celiac Disease and Malabsorption
Whipple Disease
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
Short Bowel Syndrome
Food Allergy
Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
Intussusception of the Small Intestine
Benign Tumors of the Small Intestine
Malignant Tumors of the Small Intestine
Carcinoid Syndrome and Neuroendocrine Tumors
Ileostomy, Colostomy, and Gastroenteric Stromas


Anatomy of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus
Secretory, Digestive, and Absorptive Functions of the Colon and Colonic Flora
Probiotics, Prebiotics and the Microbiota
Anoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, and Colonoscopy
Laparoscopy and Laparotomy
Stool Examination
Intestinal Bleeding
Motility and Dysmotility of the Large Intestine
Normal Defecation and Pathophysiology of Fecal Incontinence
Effects of Drugs on the Colon
Megacolon and Hirschsprung Disease
Volvulus, Sigmoid and Cecum
Diseases of the Appendix: Inflammation, Mucocele, and Tumors
Ulcerative Colitis
Ileostomy and Colostomy
Pouch Anal Anastomosis and Pouchitis
Differentiating Features of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease
Crohn's Disease and Complications and Surgical Therapy
Perianal Disease in Crohn's Disease
Drug Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Microscopic Colitis (Lymphocytic or Collagenous Colitis)
Neoplasms of the Large Bowel: Colonic Polyps and Colon Cancer
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and Polyposis Syndromes
Rectal Cancer
Rectal Prolapse and Procidentia
Anal Fissure, Pruritus Ani, Papillitis, and Cryptitis
Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
Lymphogranuloma Venereum and Sexually Transmitted Proctitis
Fecal Incontinence


Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Gastrointestinal Tract
Infectious Esophagitis
Typhoid Fever (Paratyphoid Fever, Enteric Fever)
Food Poisoning and Enteric Pathogens
Clostridium difficile and Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea
Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis
Abdominal Actinomycosis
Giardia lamblia and Other Protozoan Infections
Intestinal Helminths: Trichuriasis
Hookworm Disease (Necatoriasis and Ancylostomiasis)
Tapeworms (Cestodes)

Other Helminth Infections: Trichinella spiralis and Flukes


Development and Anatomy of the Pancreas
Pancreatic Ducts and Exocrine and Endocrine Organs
Pancreatic Physiology
Cystic Fibrosis
Acute Pancreatitis
Chronic Pancreatitis
Pancreatic Cancer
Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas
Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors)


Anatomy and Function of the Gallbladder
Acute Cholecystiti
Cholecystitis: Complications
C. S. Pitchumoni

Chronic Cholecystitis
Choledocholithiasis and Cholangitis
Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction
Preiampullary Cancer
Gallbladder Carcinoma


Anatomy of the Liver
Liver Function Tests
Prothrombin Formation
Bilirubin and Bile Acid Metabolism
Clinical Manifestations of Cirrhosis
Physical Diagnosis of Liver Disease
Causes of Portal Hypertension
Hepatic Encephalopathy
Hepatorenal Syndrome
Variceal Bleeding
Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt
Liver Biopsy
Hepatic Necrosis
Imaging Studies of the Liver
Alcoholic Liver Disease
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Seatohepatitis
Extrahepatic Biliary Obstruction
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Autoimmune Hepatitis
Acute Viral Hepatitis (Hepatitis A, D, E)
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis Caused by Other Viruses
Disorders of Bilirubin Transport
a-Antitrypsin Deficiency
Hereditary Hemochromatosis
Liver Disease in Pregnancy
Benign Liver Tumors
Granulomatous Liver Diseases
Wilson Disease
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Liver Transplantation
Other Infections of the Liver: Amebiasis, Spirochetes, Actinomycosis, Echicoccosis, Schistosomiasis
Vascular Disorders of the Liver
Bile Duct Cancer
Metastatic Cancer
Hepatic Trauma


Dietary and Nutritional Assessment
Macronutrients and Energy
Micronutrient and Vitamin Deficiency
Enteral Nutrition
Dietary Fiber
Parenteral Nutrition
Obesity and Its Treatment
Gastrointestinal Diseases Related to Nutrition
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About Martin H. Floch

Dr. Floch is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale University where he recently formed the Fellow's Clinic in the Digestive Disease Section supervising all gastrointestinal trainees in consultation on problem cases. He is a Master of the American College of Gastroenterology (MACG) and an American Gastroenterology Association Fellow (AGAF) as well as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). He formerly was Chairman of Medicine at Norwalk Hospital and the Founding Chief of Gastroenterology and Nutrition in Norwalk. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and has written five books including the 2nd edition of the textbook "Netter's Gastroenterology".Dr. Floch is renowned for his work in gastric and intestinal diseases and probiotics. He lectures nationally and internationally, haven given Grand Rounds at Harvard, Brown, UMass, and UConn among others. He is a consultant to Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Dannon, Shire and Biocodex.His research has been extensive in gastroenterology having had grants from the Armed Forces and National Institute of Health.Dr. Floch has a FWCI of 1.18 and has the majority (76%) of his content published in gastroenterology journals. 8.7% of his work appears in the top 10% most cited journals worldwide.Dr. Floch has experience with national, international, institutional and single authorship.
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