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Comprehensive Review of General Surgery

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Enhance Your Knowledge with Online General Surgery CME

Comprehensive Review of General Surgery provides guidance for preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management, as well as management of complications. Led by Pardon R. Kenney, MD, clinically-skilled speakers offer direction in selecting operative techniques, outlining the advantages and disadvantages of both open and minimally invasive surgery.

Lectures in this continuing medical education board review cover a broad range of surgical areas (vascular, breast, abdominal, alimentary tract, trauma, etc.) and reinforce important take-home points, including:

  • Critical Care. Operative necrosectomy should be the last procedure offered to a patient with necrotizing pancreatitis. Exhaust all other options (percutaneous drainage, endoscopic drainage,  video-assisted retroperitoneal debridement) before offering open pancreatic necrosectomy.

  • Ethics. Palliative care is not restricted to care at the end of life or for the imminently dying. It’s an focused on improving quality of life that’s appropriate at any stage of serious illness.

  • Gynecologic Challenges. Unlike most general surgical procedures, gynecologic surgeries often require fertility considerations before determining the best course of action.

  • Tumor Biology. Solid tumors are associated with mutations in proto-oncogenes and tumor suppressors. These mutations disrupt known signaling pathways that are required for normal cellular and immune homeostasis, and often promote a more aggressive tumor behavior. These genetic mutations may be useful therapeutic targets.

  • And more!

* Date of Original Realease: February 1, 2022

* Date Expire: February 1, 2025

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the principles of prophylaxis of hospital-acquired surgical infections and appropriate antimicrobial agents
  • Differentiate between the management of benign breast disease and malignant breast disease
  • Outline the key features of the assessment of trauma and acute care surgery
  • List the current management guidelines for emergency surgery of the large intestine
  • Describe the principles of melanoma excision
  • Summarize evaluation of the swollen leg and DVT diagnosis
  • Discuss open versus laparoscopic surgical approaches to inguinal, femoral, umbilical, and ventral hernias
  • List the treatment options for primary and secondary liver neoplasms.
  • Compare management options for benign neoplasms of the esophagus and malignant neoplasms of the esophagus
  • Differentiate between operative and non-operative treatment of chronic pancreatitis
  • Describe the indications for and extent of resection for inflammatory bowel disease
  • Compare endoscopic versus resectional management of colon neoplasms


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1. Surgical Infection – Roger Clark, DO

2. Fluids/Electrolytes/Acid-Base Disorders – Reza Askari, MD, FACS

3. Transfusion Medicine and Anticoagulant Management – Nathan T. Connell, MD, MPH

4. Concepts in Anesthesia – David Shaff, MD

5. Perioperative Care – James G. Vogel, MD

6. Head and Neck Evaluation – Rosh Kumar Viasha Sethi, MD

7. Thoracic Surgery for General Surgeons – Jon O. Wee, MD

8. Surgical Critical Care – Reza Afrasiabi, MD

9. Ethics – Zara Cooper, MD, MSc

10. Transplantation – Stefan G. Tullius, MD, PhD, FACS

11. Pediatric Surgery – Prathima Nandivada, MD

1. Arterial Disease – Matthew Menard, MD

2. Venous Disease – Louis L. Nguyen, MD, MBA, MPH

3. Vascular Access – Mohamad A. Hussain, MD

1. Plastic Surgery – Matthew J. Carty, MD

2. Gynecologic Challenges for General Surgeons – James A. Greenberg, MD

3. Genitourinary Surgery – Michael J. Malone, MD

1. Tumor Biology – Charles H. Yoon, PhD, MD, FACS

2. Soft Tissue Sarcoma – Chandrajit P. Raut, MD, MSc

3. Melanoma and Dysplastic Nevi – Charles H. Yoon, PhD, MD, FACS

1. Adrenal Surgery and Endocrine Dysfunction – Matthew A. Nehs, MD, FACS

2. Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery – Nancy L. Cho, MD

1. Benign Breast Disease – Anna Weiss, MD

2. Malignant Breast Disease – Laura S. Dominici, MD

3. Paget’s Disease and Male Breast Cancer: Surgical Techniques – Faina Nakhlis, MD

1. General Abdominal Surgery – Luise Pernar, MD, MHPE

1. Abdominal Hernias – Incidence, Cause, Treatment – David C. Brooks, MD

2. Incisional Hernia – Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH

1. Benign Gallbladder Disease – Ashley Haralson Vernon, MD

2. Common Duct Diseases – Thomas C. Tsai, MD

1. Primary and Secondary Liver Neoplasms – Thomas E. Clancy, MD

1. Pancreatic Neoplasms – Mark Fairweather, MD

2. Inflammatory Pancreatic Disease – Stanley W. Ashley, MD

1. Surgical Diseases of the Spleen – Ali Tavakkoli, MD

1. Benign and Malignant Neoplasms of the Esophagus – M. Blair Marshall, MD

2. Diseases of Gastroesophageal Junction – David Spector, MD

1. Gastric Cancer Treatment – Jiping Wang, MD, PhD, FACS

2. Bariatric Surgery and Peptic Ulcer Disease – Scott A. Shikora, MD

1. Small Bowel: Management Challenges – Jason S. Gold, MD

2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Joel E. Goldberg, MD, MPH

1. Emergencies of the Large Intestine – James Yoo, MD

2. Colon Neoplasms – Jennifer L. Irani, MD

1. Management of Rectal and Anal Cancer and Dysplasia – Nelya Melnitchouk, MD, MSc, FACS

2. Anal Fissure and Fistula – Ronald Bleday, MD

1. Initial Assessment in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery – Kristin Sonderman, MD, MPH

2. Thoracic Trauma – Geoffrey Anderson, MD

3. Abdominal Trauma – Nakul P. Raykar, MD

4. Management of >20% TBSA Burns – The First 24 Hours – Stephanie Nitzschke, MD

5. Top 6 Surgical Gastrointestinal Emergencies – Reza Askari, MD, FACS

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