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Comprehensive Review of General Surgery

Anticipated Release Date: Jan. 31, 2022


Quick Facts


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!

Topics / Speakers


Surgical Infection - Roger Clark, DO

Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-base Disorders - Reza Askari, MD

Transfusion Medicine and Anticoagulant Management - Nathan T. Connell, MD

Concepts in Anesthesia - David Shaff, MD

Perioperative Care - James G. Vogel, MD

Head and Neck Evaluation - Rosh Sethi, MD, MPH

Thoracic Surgery for General Surgeons - Jon O. Wee, MD

Surgical Critical Care - Mohammad Afrasiabi, MD

Ethics - Zara Cooper, MD, MSc

Transplantation - Stefan Tullius, MD, PhD

Pediatric Surgery - Prathima Nandivada, MD


Arterial Disease - Matthew Menard, MD

Venous Disease - Louis L. Nguyen, MD

Vascular Access - Mohamad Hussain, MD


Plastic Surgery - Matthew Carty, MD

Gynecologic Challenges for General Surgeons - James A. Greenberg, MD

Genitourinary Surgery - Michael J. Malone, MD


Tumor Biology - Charles H. Yoon, MD

Soft Tissue Sarcoma - Chandrajit P. Raut, MD

Melanoma and Dysplastic Nevi - Charles H. Yoon, MD


Adrenal Surgery and Endocrine Dysfunction - Matthew Nehs, MD

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery - Nancy L. Cho, MD


Benign Breast Disease - Anna Weiss, MD

Malignant Breast Disease - Laura Dominci, MD

Paget’s Disease and Male Breast Cancer: Surgical Techniques - Faina Nakhlis, MD


General Abdominal Surgery - Luise Pernar, MD


Abdominal Hernias - Incidence, Cause, and Treatment - David C. Brooks, MD

Incisional Hernia - Douglas Smink, MD


Benign Gallbladder Disease - Ashley H. Vernon, MD

Common Duct Diseases - Thomas C. Tsai, MD


Primary and Secondary Liver Neoplasms - Thomas E. Clancy, MD


Pancreatic Neoplasms - Mark Fairweather, MD

Inflammatory Pancreatic Disease - Stanley Ashley, MD


Spleen Surgery (Non-Trauma) - Ali Tavakkoli, MB,BS


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

Diseases of Gastroesophageal Junction - David Spector, MD


Gastric Cancer Treatment - Jiping Wang, PhD, MD

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


Small Bowel: Management Challenges - Jason Gold, MD

Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Joel E. Goldberg, MD


Emergencies of the Large Intestine - James Yoo, MD

Colon Neoplasms - Jennifer L. Irani, MD

Management of Rectal and Anal Cancer and Dysplasia - Nelya Melnitchouk, MD


Anal Fissure and Fistula - Ronald Bleday, MD


Initial Assessment in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - Kristin Sonderman, MD

Thoracic Trauma - Geoffrey Anderson, MD

Abdominal Trauma - Nakul Raykar, MD

Management of >20% TBSA Burns - The First 24 Hours - Stephanie Nitzschke, MD

Top 6 Surgical Gastrointestinal Emergencies - Reza Askari, MD


Course Director

Pardon R. Kenney, MD, MMSc, FACS


Mohammad Afrasiabi, MD

Geoffrey Anderson, MD

Stanley Ashley, MD

Reza Askari, MD

Ronald Bleday, MD

David C. Brooks, MD

Matthew Carty, MD

Nancy L. Cho, MD

Thomas E. Clancy, MD

Roger Clark, DO

Nathan T. Connell, MD

Zara Cooper, MD, MSc

Laura Dominci, MD

Mark Fairweather, MD

James A. Greenberg, MD

Jason Gold, MD

Joel E. Goldberg, MD

Mohamad Hussain, MD

Jennifer L. Irani, MD

Michael J. Malone, MD

M. Blair Marshall, MD

Nelya Melnitchouk, MD

Matthew Menard, MD

Faina Nakhlis, MD

Prathima Nandivada, MD

Matthew Nehs, MD

Louis L. Nguyen, MD

Stephanie Nitzschke, MD

Luise Pernar, MD

Chandrajit P. Raut, MD

Nakul Raykar, MD

Rosh Sethi, MD, MPH

David Shaff, MD

Scott A. Shikora, MD

Douglas Smink, MD

Kristin Sonderman, MD

David Spector, MD

Ali Tavakkoli, MB,BS

Thomas C. Tsai, MD

Stefan Tullius, MD, PhD

Ashley H. Vernon, MD

James G. Vogel, MD

Jiping Wang, PhD, MD

Jon O. Wee, MD

Anna Weiss, MD

James Yoo, MD

Charles H. Yoon, MD

Accreditation / Pass Guarantee


Oakstone Publishing is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Oakstone Publishing designates this enduring material for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Date of Original Release: TBD
Date Credits Expire: TBD


CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Explain surgical approaches for benign and malignant disorders of the pancreas
  • Summarize optimal preoperative evaluation and perioperative care, including perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis
  • Describe optimal surgical methods for benign and malignant breast disease
  • Discuss best practices in the use of endoscopy within the realm of general surgery
  • Predict complications and unwanted sequelae in transplantation surgery
  • Identify the types of hernias and how best to manage them surgically
  • Differentiate between esophageal and paraesophageal disorders requiring surgery
  • Describe initial evaluation and surgical approaches for trauma to the head and neck, chest, neck, and extremities
  • Assess coagulation disorders and the perioperative management of anticoagulation
  • Describe the different approaches for aneurysmal and non-aneurysmal vascular surgery
  • Evaluate surgical techniques for benign and malignant liver and bile duct disorders

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for general surgeons and general surgery residents.

Board Pass Guarantee

We Guarantee You'll Pass! Diligent course study and successful completion of the CME quiz provides the strongest likelihood of passing board certification or maintenance of certification exams. Oakstone is so confident of your success that we guarantee it. If you do not pass your exam on the first attempt, mail us a copy of your board failure notification, plus our system certificate reflecting your successful completion of the CME quizzes for the board review product purchased. You will receive a credit for the purchase price paid (less any discounts or premium), which you may apply to future purchases with Oakstone. Your exam record will be destroyed. Your board failure notification can be mailed to: Oakstone, P.O. Box 190165, Birmingham, AL 35219. If you have any questions on this policy, please feel free to contact Customer Service at 1-800-633-4743.

Quick Facts

a CMEinfo video production

Provider: Oakstone CME

Course Director:

Pardon R. Kenney, MD, MMSc, FACS

Chief of Surgery

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Credits: Earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits



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