review of surgery for absite and boards

christian devirgilio


for surgery residents studying for their yearly in-service exam, recent graduates preparing for surgery written boards, or those recertifying, there's no better review tool than dr. christian devirgilio's review of surgery for absite and boards, 2nd edition. content has been tested for a number of years on harbor-ucla surgical residents and has proven to significantly improve exam scores. now thoroughly up to date with new topics, new questions, and new contributors, it fully prepares you for success on surgery more

greenfields surgery scientific principles and practice

michael w. mulholland


revised, updated, and enhanced from cover to cover, the sixth edition of greenfield's surgery: scientific principles and practice remains the gold standard text in the field of surgery. it reflects surgery's rapid changes, new technologies, and innovative techniques, integrating new scientific knowledge with evolving changes in surgical care. updates to this edition include new editors and contributors, and a greatly enhanced visual presentation. balancing scientific advances with clinical practice, greenfield's surgery is an invaluable resource for today's residents and practicing surgeons. key features:* features enhanced, full-color illustrations, clinical photographs, key teaching points, and decision-making algorithms for quick reference to key information.* covers general scientific principles such as inflammation, shock, nutrition, pain management, and much more, followed by surgical practice chapters arranged by organ system.* introduces two new editors, hasan alam, md and timothy pawlik, md, who bring a fresh perspective and vision to this classic reference.*showcases the scientific and clinical expertise of more than 200 contributing authors, each an active practitioner in the field of surgery.* includes two new chapters on obesity and preoperative risk assessment.* ebook version features over 40 "morbidity and mortality" case discussions and an interactive quesiton bank with nearly 900 questionsnow with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive ebook edition, which can be ed to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:*complete content with enhanced navigation*powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web*cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation*highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text* ability to take and share notes with friends and colleaguesshow more

elseviers surgical technology exam review

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the all-in-one surgical technology review you've been waiting for is finally here! elsevier's surgical technology exam review combines comprehensive content review, worktext practice, and customizable simulated testing options to give you the 360-degree preparation needed for success on the cst exam. content chapters offer a thorough review of the cst exam focus areas – including medical terminology, basic science, asepsis, surgical technique, and surgical procedures – all in a helpful outline format. each chapter also features full-color images and illustrations, review questions with rationales, and surgical concept maps., a sample exam at the end of the book provides a simulated test-day experience. the realistic preparation continues online with a testing engine that lets you access exam questions by category or create custom-generated exams that match the format of the cst exam. if you're looking to pass the cst and be fully prepared for clinical practice, this is the one surgical technology review book that you can't afford to be without!show more

first aid for the surgery clerkship

latha ganti


the complete guide to excelling on the surgery clerkship and impressing on the wards – now in full color! detailed what-to-study and what-you-must-know advice from clerkship veterans prepares you for success! it has completely updated content with emphasis on what you must know to earn honors on the shelf exam and standout during rounds. features: score-boosting opening section devoted to maximizing your performance on the surgery clerkship; frequently tested high-yield facts and mnemonics maximize your study time; "ward tips" prepare you for common "pimp" questions; and, integrated flashcards offer a fun, fast way to more

fundamentals of pediatric surgery 2017

peter mattei


the previous edition of this book was based on a simple but essential philosophy: provide a practical and up-to-date resource for the practicing surgeon detailing the specific needs and special considerations surrounding the surgical care of children. the second edition of fundamentals of pediatric surgery stays true to the philosophy of the original with several significant enhancements. as well as encompassing the most up-to-date and practical clinical information for the experienced surgeon written in a straightforward narrative style, each chapter provides a rationale for the proposed approach based on the scientific evidence available in the literature and the author's personal clinical experience, supplies a detailed algorithm or clinical protocol in a graphic format, initiates a discussion regarding unanswered questions and proposals for future studies, and includes a list of suggested readings. chapters cover in great detail a broad range of pediatric general surgery topics, including disorders of all major organ systems of the abdomen and thorax, congenital anomalies presenting in the newborn period, and a variety of maladies germane to the growing field of fetal surgery.
the authors also provide authoritative discussions of therapeutic methods and surgical techniques that range from the traditional to the modern, including time-honored open operations, contemporary minimally invasive interventions, and emerging technologies such as single-site and robotic surgery. written by experts in the field, fundamentals of pediatric surgery, second edition is a definitive source of readily available clinical information that residents, fellows or attending surgeons can use to take care of actual patients in real more

current surgical therapy

john l. cameron


for more than 30 years, current surgical therapy has been the go-to resource for both residents and practitioners for expert advice on today's best treatment and management options for general surgery. the 12th edition, by drs. john l. cameron and andrew m. cameron, remains the ideal reference for written, oral, and recertifying board study, as well as for everyday clinical practice. twelve brand-new chapters and many new contributing authors keep you up to date with recent changes in this fast-moving field, helping you achieve better outcomes and ensure faster recovery times for your more

principles of coding and reimbursement for surgeons

mark savarise


this text provides the in-depth understanding of the mechanisms that guide coding and reimbursement. the text is meant to be useful to surgeons in practice, both in general surgery and in surgical subspecialties; practice management teams of surgical practices and to resident physicians in surgery. part 1 of the text addresses the cpt coding process, the relative valuation system (rvu), the icd-9 and icd-10 systems of classification, medicare part b payment rules for physicians, the drg system and medicare part a payment for hospitals, alternative payment models, and the myriad of quality measures of importance to surgeons. part 2 of the text addresses specific coding in areas where surgeons historically have had the most difficulty. this is not meant to substitute for the available texts, software or courses on coding, but to provide the historical background and rationale for the specific coding rules. principles of coding and reimbursement for surgeons will be of great value to general surgeons and surgical subspecialists in private practice, academic institutions, and employed positions. it will provide direction to management teams from practice and institutional levels.
it is also of use to surgical trainees and to researchers in health policy more

textbook of endocrine surgery

orlo h. clark


textbook of endocrine surgery, third edition, is the latest edition of this highly illustrated, comprehensive guide. edited by professors from the university of california, san francisco, this authoritative textbook covers surgical procedures for a broad range of endocrine conditions. comprised of four sections, divided into 81 chapters, this book examines disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, as well as neuroendocrine tumours of the pancreas and gastrointestinal tract. all chapters have been extensively revised and updated, and many new chapters have been added to this edition to reflect recent advances in the field. this book provides up to date information on aetiology, embryology, anatomy, clinical manifestations, diagnostic and localisation procedures, surgical and other treatment modalities for endocrine disorders. enhanced by 550 full colour images and illustrations, textbook of endocrine surgery is an invaluable resource for surgeons and endocrinologists.
key points * new edition of this richly illustrated, comprehensive guide to endocrine surgery * previous edition published 2005 (9780721601397) * editorial team from the university of california, san francisco *550 full colour images and illustrationsshow more

success in academic surgery

herbert chen


this second edition book reinforces the curriculum of the association for academic surgery (aas) courses and also provides guidance to individual surgeons who have not had the opportunity to attend these courses. thus, this book is a valuable reference for medical students, surgical residents, and young surgical faculty. it gives an overview of the other titles of the success in academic surgery series, and will include additional chapters on global surgery, surgical qi and getting started in leadership. while many of the topics are stable over time, health services research is increasingly popular with surgical trainees and faculty, and funding is very different than it was when the first edition published back in 2012. this second edition is the core book in the aas fall courses, which is currently given to every attendee, as well as being suggested for the international courses, which take place in australasia, colombia, france, italy, west africa, germany, more

common problems in acute care surgery 2017

laura j. moore


this text provides a comprehensive, evidence-based review of the most common clinical problems encountered by acute care surgeons. focusing on the clinical care of the patient, this volume explores the general principles of acute care surgery and the specific disease states that are commonly encountered by acute care surgeons. the work also touches upon the ethical issues and systems development behind acute care surgery, including practical considerations for establishing an acute care surgery program, ethical considerations in acute care surgery, and the role of palliative care. the second edition of the textbook include updates to all of the chapters from the first edition. new topics addressed include management of intra-abdominal infections, management of the open abdomen, and hemodynamic monitoring of the critically ill surgical patient. each chapter addresses a specific topic in acute care surgery. all chapters are written by experts in the field of acute care surgery.
each chapter includes a brief overview of the epidemiology of the clinical problem, the clinical presentation and diagnosis of the problems, and a discussion of the treatment options and potential complications that may arise.common problems in acute care surgery, second edition will be of great value to surgical residents, fellows, and practicing acute care more

introduction to the operating room

amalia cochran


a unique "survival manual" for clinicians new to the operating room this one-of-a-kind resource answers all the questions that newbie clinicians , nurses, and allied health workers have about the operating room but are afraid to ask. it is a complete and candid explanation of the sights, sounds, technologies, personalities, and culture that readers will experience when they enter that complex, stress-inducing world. introduction to the operating room delivers the practical, real-world guidance newcomers need to ensure patient safety and their own career success. the book is logically divided into two sections: part 1 discusses the people of the operating room and includes companion video interviews that clarify roles and expectations. this section also delves into the politics and culture of the operating room. part 2 is devoted to the equipment of the operating room.
* the first book to combine a description of or people/culture/rules with discussion of equipment/technology * includes a valuable glossary of "operating speak" that translates the language of the operating room to everyday language * a great resource to help readers impress the attendings and staff of the operating roomshow more

churchills pocketbook of surgery

andrew t. raftery


the fifth edition of this highly-praised and bestselling pocketbook continues to deliver a concise and didactic account of the essential features of all common surgical disorders. the book covers fundamental principles as well as providing basic information on aetiology, diagnosis and management, including pre-operative and post-operative care. the text includes an overview of history-taking, relevant physical signs, differential diagnosis, investigations and practical treatment. the book provides comprehensive coverage of general surgery but in addition covers the basic needs of the medical student and those in the early years of postgraduate training as far as the surgical specialities are more

general surgery examination and board review

robert lim

the best cases, the best questions, the best review for the general surgery boards and absite

general surgery examination and board review is the perfect way to prepare for general surgery certification exams. covering the full range of exam topics, this high-yield review features an effective case-based approach that sharpens clinical decision-making skills and gives the content real-world relevancy. each of the more than 100 chapters opens with a clinical case and is followed by q&a related to that particular case. you also get detailed evidenced-based answer explanations and references to facilitate more in-depth study.


topics mirror the exam blueprint to ensure you are studying the most relevant material possible
enables you to incorporate the proven benefits of case-based review into general surgery board review
an essential resource for general surgery residents as well as practicing surgeons preparing for recertification – and invaluable for absite review
more than 700 questions – all with detailed answer explanations
includes chapters on timely topics such as ethical/legal issue, robotic-assisted surgery, end of life care, and surgical nutrition
coverage reflects the very latest clinical advances so you can incorporate this information into your exam preparation or daily practice

anesthesiology self assessment and board review basic exam

jeff gadsden

more than 800 high-yield q&a provide the preparation you need to ace the aba basic examination

here’s a great way to boost your confidence – and your score — on the high-stakes american board of anesthesiology basic exam. this powerful, results-oriented review delivers more than 800 questions and answers that cover a wide range of topics found on the aba basic exam outline. each question comes complete with a detailed answer explanation for both the correct and incorrect answer choices, along with references to essential texts to facilitate further study.

anesthesiology self-assessment and board review: basic exam is the perfect resource to supplement your daily reading in addition to the intense, streamlined study you want in the weeks and months before the exam.

here’s why this is the best q&a review for the aba basic exam:

800+ questions and answers cover the breadth of topics found on the exam
rich full-color presentation includes numerous clinically relevant drawings and photos
focuses on what you must know to pass the exam, enabling you to maximize your study time
content is based on the aba basic exam outline, so you know you are studying the most relevant, up-to-date material possible
detailed answer explanations for both correct and incorrect answers provide concept-clarifying “whys” behind each answer

the sages manual operating through the endoscope 2015

matthew kroh


this manual presents a comprehensive and state of the-art approach to the diverse applications of surgical techniques and procedures through the endoscopic platform. sections address preliminary issues faced by surgeons and physicians who may be initially undertaking these new techniques. these areas include training and credentialing, as well as tools and platforms commonly used for these procedures. subsequent chapters focus on specific disease processes and the endoscopic applications for those procedures. each section addresses patient selection, pre-operative considerations, technical conduct of the most common operations, and avoiding complications. a brief review of the existing literature addressing the particular topic follows in each section. the text concludes with chapters on future directions and device development. written by experts in the field, the sages manual operating through the endoscope is a valuable resource to experienced advanced endoscopists looking to expand the types of procedures that they currently perform, as well as trainees, including residents, fellows and medical more

surgical intensive care medicine 2016

john m. o'donnell


this third edition text has been largely rewritten to include the many important advances that have been made and the controversies that have arisen in the past years. new topics have been added including oxygen transport, tissue oxygenation evaluation, echocardiography in the critically ill, bedside ultrasonography, critical care issues in oncological surgery patients, long-term outcome after intensive care, therapeutic hypothermia, delirium, and post-operative gastrointestinal dysfunction. chapters are written by high-quality contributors, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized researchers, speakers, and practitioners in critical care medicine. another important feature of this edition is the geographical diversity of its authors, including notable contributions from colleagues in australia, belgium, brazil, canada, denmark, france, germany, norway, portugal, sweden, and the united kingdom.
surgical intensive care medicine, third edition provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of the field, and will serve as a valuable resource for medical students, residents, critical care fellows in training, surgeons, anesthesiologists and physicians caring for the critically more

surgical emergencies in the cancer patient

yuman fong


this text provides a comprehensive textbook summarizing the presentation, workup, and surgical solutions for common emergencies in the cancer patient. the use of medications (antibiotics, hormones, and biologic therapies) and interventional radiologic procedures as adjuncts or as replacements for the surgical solutions are discussed. the text covers emergencies that result as adverse effects for the systemic and local treatments for cancer, emergencies that result from mechanical issues with the cancer and those that result from surviving major extirpative surgery. diagnosis and treatment of patients' immune-compromised or thrombocytopenic status from chemotherapy is discussed, as is surgical treatment in patients with prior complex surgical therapy or radiation treatment. finally, the text covers alternatives to surgery, including new interventional radiologic and endoscopic procedures. surgical emergencies in the cancer patient will be of great value to healthcare professionals at all levels who are involved in the treatment of emergencies in the cancer patient.
it is meant for a wide group of individuals, including medical students, residents in surgery and internal medicine, fellows in surgery and oncology, and practicing oncologists and surgeons. this work is meant to be a textbook for the student, a guide for the practitioner, and a reference for the general more

surgical decision making 2016 beyond the evidence based surgery

rifat latifi


this text provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the major issues specific to the surgical decision-making process. these include patient's anatomy and pathophysiology as well as the magnitude of the injury at hand, the surgeon's own physiologic and mental status, training and experience, and many other factors such as creativity, leadership skills, and overall "biochemistry" of the environment. the text reviews theoretical as well as objective information that surgeons use to make intraoperative decisions in situations, often with very limited data; decisions that will decide between a patient's living or dying, such as in trauma surgery and other complex surgeries. how surgeons choose one technical approach over another in these situations is covered. this book fills a critical need for resource materials on these topics and includes both theoretical as well as practical presentations of many typical patients seen in operating rooms around the world.
surgical decision making: beyond the evidence based surgery is written by academic and clinical practicing surgeons that face intraoperative decision situations on a daily basis and therefore provides a unique and valuable resource in the field for surgeons currently in training and for those already in clinical or research more

principles of adult surgical critical care 2016

niels d. martin


this text provides a high level, comprehensive but concise review of adult surgical critical care. it can be used to review complex topics of critical illness in surgical patients, as a reference tool, or as preparation for a board examination. it is focused on the surgical patient including high yield facts, evidence-based guidelines, and critical care principles. to remain succinct, it concentrates on surgically relevant care. further, the text is written with an expectation that reader already possesses a basic understanding of critical care pathophysiology and clinical practices such as those acquired during residency. organized by organ system, each section contains several chapters addressing relevant disorders, monitoring and treatment modalities, and outcomes. principles of adult surgical critical care will be of use to intensivists caring for surgical patients regardless of parent training domain. additionally, this work is intended to be used by surgical critical care fellowship trainees as well as other advanced practice providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants who provide care in icus and emergency departments more

multiorgan procurement for transplantation 2016 a guide to surgical technique and management

paolo aseni


this well-illustrated handbook provides answers to important questions that may arise during the retrieval of multiple organs for transplantation and offers step-by-step descriptions of current surgical techniques for procurement of the various thoracic and abdominal organs, including heart, lung, liver, intestine, pancreas, and kidney. the coverage includes detailed instruction on liver splitting techniques and on living donor liver hepatectomies and laparoscopic and robot-assisted nephrectomy for transplantation. in addition, guidance is provided on preoperative evaluation for multiorgan donation, contraindications, management for organ retrieval in deceased donors, and organ preservation. the advice offered and the questions addressed will be of relevance not only to transplant surgeons, trainees, and fellows but also to all other professionals involved in organ transplantation, including nursing staff in intensive care units and emergency more

inguinal hernia surgery 2017

professor giampiero campanelli


this book, which describes in detail the most common procedures employed in inguinal hernia surgery, is exceptional in reflecting fully the most recent advances, as well as the most established techniques, in knowledge and practice. the role of recently developed and emerging technologies, including robotics, minimally invasive surgery, and biological meshes, is clearly explained, highlighting useful tips and tricks. the descriptions of traditional procedures, such as the lichtenstein repair, are brought fully up to date and take into account the novel perceptions that professionals have of them, for example regarding the important role of nurses. the reader will also find guidance on established and new treatments for specific pain conditions, including postoperative chronic pain, the pubic inguinal pain syndrome, and obscure groin pain in women. the need for such an update on inguinal hernia surgery became clear at the 1st world conference on abdominal wall hernia surgery, which highlighted the huge differences in the approaches adopted by scientists around the world and was chaired by the editor of this book.
inguinal hernia surgery will be a useful tool for all health care practitioners involved in hernia more

complications in acute care surgery 2017 the management of difficult clinical scenarios

jose j. diaz


this text provides the reader a starting point for the most difficult and uncommon complications in acute care surgery. it is designed to provide options to that ubiquitous intra-operative or bedside question "well, now what do we do with this " the topics have been chosen for the extreme difficulty of management and the surprising regularity that they present and the lack of large volume of accumulated evidence, where expert experience remains vital. the volume editors present a list of clinical scenario's, intra-operative findings, and ethical circumstances that few general surgeons in their career will see in their career. the authors represent the most prolific surgeons in practice today. they present how they wound manage these challenging acute care surgery problems based on their vast clinical experience. here, these surgeons share their personal experience with the most difficult cases. the text is divided into 4 parts. the first part is "global patient issues" when a singular surgical problem presents itself in a very complicated patient with an extensive list of unstable co-morbid diseases. the second part is "specific disease issues".
this is a surgical text and as such each issue is an unexpected intra-operative finding and expert management. the third part is "post-operative issues" and as any seasoned surgeon knows, is the most critical part of managing a complicated surgical case. the last section is "challenging ethical scenarios." the text is designed to provide the surgeon in training or the seasoned general surgeon unique clinical or operative options for the care of their more

surgical oncology manual 2016

frances c. wright


in 2011, the general surgical oncology fellowship program at the university of toronto sought to develop a practical approach to common oncology problems faced by general surgeons. this was a collaboration between current and previous fellows, as well as staff at the university of toronto, including experts from princess margaret cancer centre, odette cancer centre (at sunnybrook health sciences centre), mount sinai hospital, toronto general hospital, st. michael's hospital, and st. joseph's hospital. this effort culminated in the publication by the program of the surgical oncology manual in march, 2012. the first edition of the manual has received excellent feedback on its utility from both trainees and practicing surgeons alike. with the ever-changing landscape of surgical oncology, this edition is updated with new evidence and topics in the field, including three new chapters: "desmoid fibromatosis and dermafibrosarcoma protuberans", "merkel cell carcinoma", and "non-melanoma skin cancers". the manual provides a succinct review of surgical oncology with a summary of key evidence in the work-up, treatment, and follow-up for each cancer site.
a clear, concise format has proven invaluable to the intended audience: surgical oncology fellows, practicing general surgeons, and general surgery residents. in addition, each chapter contains a section of "pearls", derived from the wide breadth of experience, skills, and abilities of the more

surgical sbas for finals with explanatory answers

hester thomas


single best answer (sba) questions are increasingly popular in medical examinations, and can be challenging: more than one answer may at first appear correct, creating pitfalls for the unwary. this book has been written for medical students throughout their clinical years, including a mixture of clinical and basic science questions that cover the essential topics of surgery. the questions test and reaffirm knowledge through clinical scenarios, making the subject matter engaging, enjoyable and memorable. explanatory answers both aid learning and help candidates identify areas where further revision is more

year book of surgery 2015

kevin e. behrns


the year book of surgery brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year's breakthrough developments in surgery, carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. there's no faster or easier way to stay informed! the year book of surgery is published annually in september, and includes topics such as: trauma; burns; critical care; transplantation; surgical infection; would healing; oncology; vascular surgery; and general thoracic more

year book of surgery 2

kevin e. behrns


the year book of surgery brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year's breakthrough developments in surgery, carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. there's no faster or easier way to stay informed! the year book of surgery is published annually in september, and includes topics such as: trauma; burns; critical care; transplantation; surgical infection; would healing; oncology; vascular surgery; and general thoracic more

year book of surgery

kevin e. behrns


the year book of surgery brings you abstracts of the articles that reported the year's breakthrough developments in general surgery, carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. the year book of surgery is published annually in june, and includes topics such as: general surgery; trauma; burns; critical care; transplantation; surgical infections; would healing; oncology; vascular surgery; and general thoracic more

practical pharmacology for the surgical technologist

teri junge


know the critical facts about patient medications, their common uses, and the safety processes observed in surgical settings today with practical pharmacology for the surgical technologist. created with input from seasoned professionals and techs in training, this text focuses specifically on the needs of surgical technologists, complies with all requirements from the core curriculum for surgical technology, 6th edition. handy features throughout the chapters highlight must-know, core curriculum content, while critical thinking and review questions give you practice thinking on your feet. learning on the go is easier than ever with available mindtap e-resources, making this text an ideal resource when preparing for the certified surgical technologist (cst) exam).show more

microbiology for surgical technologists

margaret rodriguez


witness the fascinating relationship between complex human systems and the microscopic world with microbiology for surgical technologists, 2nd edition! in addition to understanding and preventing disease transmission in perioperative settings, you will explore viruses, bacteria, and other common infections and their sources, as well as their connections to the body's systems. health and safety discussions are also important, particularly those measures that protect you and your patients from harmful microorganisms in the operating room. microbiology for surgical technologists, 2nd edition organizes content logically according to microbial characteristics, while highlighting the relationships between microbiology departments, pathology departments, and surgical technologist responsibilities in the workplace. plus, special features such as case studies, amusing anecdotes, and contemporary media discussions make learning fun, adding interest to every chapter while helping you prepare for an exciting career as a surgical more