Comprehensive Review of General Surgery

Oakstone Clinical Review

Practical guidance to help you achieve optimal surgical approaches while promoting patient safety and satisfaction, and improving outcomes.

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Explore Key Topics

Comprehensive Review of General Surgery features authoritative speakers who discuss preoperative evaluation, intraoperative techniques and patient care, as well as inpatient and outpatient management. This CME course includes case-based lectures covering a broad range of surgical areas (gastrointestinal, breast, cardiovascular, trauma, etc.), in addition to subspecialty areas like urology, ENT, advanced care planning, infectious disease, and more. It will help you to better:

  • Describe surgical approaches for benign and malignant disorders of the pancreas
  • Predict complications and undesirable sequelae in transplantation surgery
  • Outline best surgical techniques for benign and malignant breast disease
  • Distinguish between esophageal and paraesophageal disorders requiring surgery
  • Evaluate coagulation disorders and the perioperative management of anticoagulation
  • Summarize initial evaluation and surgical approaches for trauma to the head and neck, chest and extremities

Expand Your Skills

Available online or via audio MP3 CDs, Comprehensive Review of General Surgery provides a maximum of 48.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and self-assessment credits toward the ABS Continuous Certification Program. Get access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Provider: Oakstone

Course Director:
Jeffrey L. Ponsky, MD
Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner
College of Medicine
Lynda and Marlin Younker Chair in Developmental Endoscopy
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Andrew T. Strong, MD
Clinical Instructor in Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University Department of General Surgery Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Credits: Earn a maximum of 48.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

  • Hernia: Inguinal, Parastomal, Ventral Umbilical - David M. Krpata, MD
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: A Decision Analysis - Ajita Prabhu, MD
  • Benign Disorders of the Liver and Bile Ducts - Toms Augustin, MD, MPH, FACS
  • Malignant Liver Lesions - Bijan Eghtesad, MD
  • Benign Disorders of the Pancreas – Chronic Pancreatitis and Necrotizing Pancreatitis - Robert Simon, MD
  • Malignant Disorders of the Pancreas - Robert Simon, MD
  • Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Esophagus - Sudish C. Murthy, MD, PhD, FACS, FCCP
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease, Reflux Disease, Paraesophageal Hernias - John Rodriguez, MD
  • Malignancies of the Stomach and Small Intestine - Kevin El-Hayek, MD, FACS
  • Stomach and Intestinal Motility Disorders - Matthew T. Allemang, MD
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Mesenteric Ischemia, and Acute Abdomen - Kevin El-Hayek, MD, FACS
  • Short Bowel Syndrome and Intestinal Failure Management - Ezra Steiger, MD, FACS, FASPEN, AGAF
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Sherief Shawki, MD
  • Bariatric Surgery - Ali Aminian, MD
  • Malignancies of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus - Joseph A. Trunzo, MD, FACS, FASCRS
  • Benign Diseases of the Large Intestine, Anus, and Rectum – Diverticular Disease, Perianal Disease, Prolapse - Scott R. Steele, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS
  • Breast Surgery: Benign Disease - Stephanie A. Valente, DO, FACS
  • Breast Cancer - Stephanie A. Valente, DO, FACS
  • Endocrine Surgery – Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Lesions - Nancy Cho, MD
  • Surgical Critical Care - Michael D. Taylor, MD, FACS
  • Intravenous Fluid Management - Michael D. Taylor, MD, FACS
  • Trauma: Initial Evaluation, Head and Neck - Tony R. Capizzani, MD, FACS
  • Trauma: Thoracic Trauma; Abdominal Trauma; Extremity Trauma - Tony R. Capizzani, MD, FACS
  • Coronary Artery Bypass and Valvular Disease - Michael Zhen-Yu Tong, MD
  • Cardiovascular Surgery: Diseases of the Ascending and Descending Aorta and Aortic Arch - Eric E. Roselli, MD
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease, Critical Limb Ischemia, and Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease - David M. Hardy, MD, RPVI, FACS
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - David M. Hardy, MD, RPVI, FACS
  • Carotid Endarterectomy - Woo Sup Michael Park, MD
  • Vascular Surgery: Venous Thromboembolic Disease, Venous Stasis, and Dialysis Access - Woo Sup Michael Park, MD
  • Liver Transplantation and Complications - Cristiano Quintini, MD
  • Kidney Transplantation and Immunosuppression - Alvin Wee, MD, MBA
  • Thoracic Surgery: Benign and Malignant Lung Disease - Sudish C. Murthy, MD, PhD, FACS, FCCP
  • Pediatric Surgery - Anthony DeRoss, MD
  • ENT for the General Surgeon - Eric D. Lamarre, MD, FACS
  • Urology for the General Surgeon - Bradley C. Gill, MD, MS
  • Gynecology for the General Surgeon - Mark Dassel, MD
  • Obstetrics for the General Surgeon - Nicole A. Smith, MD, MPH
  • Endoscopy - Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS
  • Coagulation Disorders, Novel Anticoagulants, and Perioperative Management of Anticoagulation - Deborah Hornacek, MD
  • The Spleen - Steven Rosenblatt, MD
  • Liver Abscess and Liver Failure - Toms Augustin, MD, MPH, FACS
  • Preoperative Evaluations and Perioperative Care: Preoperative Risk Stratification and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery - David Liska, MD, FACS, FASCRS
  • Advanced Care Planning for Surgical Patients: When to Involve Palliative or Hospice Care - Silvia Perez-Protto, MD, MS
  • Anesthesia for General Surgery - Brett Elo, DO
  • Infectious Disease for the General Surgeon: Antimicrobial Therapy and Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis - Patricia Dandache, MD
  • Biostatistics and Evaluation of Evidence - Amy S. Nowacki, PhD

Course Directors:

Jeffrey L. Ponsky, MD

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Lynda and Marlin Younker Chair in Developmental Endoscopy
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

 

Andrew T. Strong, MD

  • Clinical Instructor in Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Department of General Surgery
  • Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Faculty

Matthew T. Allemang, MD

  • Clinical Associate
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • South Pointe Hospital
  • Warrensville Heights, OH

Ali Aminian, MD

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Toms Augustin, MD, MPH, FACS

  • Assistant Professor
  • Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Tony R. Capizzani, MD, FACS

  • Trauma Medical Director
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery and Anesthesia
  • Hillcrest Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Mayfield Heights, OH

Nancy Cho, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Surgeon
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Patricia Danache, MD

  • Department of Infectious Disease
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Mark Dassel, MD

  • Director of Endometriosis
  • Co-Director, Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Anthony DeRoss, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Staff, Pediatric General Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Bijan Eghtesad, MD

  • Staff Surgeon, Digestive Diseases & Surgery Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Kevin El-Hayek, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinical Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Staff, Department of General Surgery
  • Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Brett Elo, DO

  • Staff, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Bradley C. Gill, MD, MS

  • Department of Urology
  • Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

David M. Hardy, MD, RPVI, FACS

  • Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery
  • Associate Program Director
  • Cleveland Clinic Health System
  • Cleveland, OH

Deborah Hornacek, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Staff Physician, Vascular Medicine Fellowship Program Director
  • Section of Vascular Medicine, Department of Cardiology
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS

  • Chairman, Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

David M. Krpata, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Hernia Center
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Eric D. Lamarre, MD, FACS

  • Staff, Head and Neck Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Assistant Professor
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

David Liska, MD, FACS, FASCRS

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Department of Colorectal Surgery
  • Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute
  • Department of Cancer Biology
  • Lerner Research Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

Sudish C. Murthy, MD, PhD, FACS, FCCP

  • Daniel and Karen Lee Endowed Chair in Thoracic Surgery
  • Section Head, General Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgical Director, Center of Major Airway Disease
  • Associate Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program
  • Thoracic Surgeon, Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
  • The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

 

Amy S. Nowacki, PhD

  • Associate Staff Biostatistician
  • Department of Quantitative Health Sciences in the Lerner Research Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

Woo Sup Michael Park, MD

  • Chief, Vascular Surgery
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • United Arab Emirates

Ajita Prabhu, MD

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

Silvia Perez-Protto, MD, MS

  • Anesthesiology – Critical Care
  • Department of Outcomes Research
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology CCLCM
  • Medical Director, End of Life Center
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Cristiano Quintini, MD

  • Director, Cleveland Clinic Liver Transplant Program
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

John Rodriguez, MD

  • Director, Surgical Endoscopy
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

Eric E. Roselli, MD

  • The Stephens Family Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Chief, Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgical Director, Aorta Center
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Steven Rosenblatt, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

Sherief Shawki, MD

  • Staff, Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

Robert Simon, MD

  • Associate Staff
  • Department of General Surgery and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Nicole A. Smith, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Clinical Medical Director
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine practice
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Scott R. Steele, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS

  • Chairman, Department of Colorectal Surgery
  • Rupert B. Turnbull, MD, Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

Ezra Steiger, MD, FACS, FASPEN, AGAF

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Consultant, Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Michael D. Taylor, MD, FACS

  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Cleveland Clinic – Avon Hospital
  • Avon, OH
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

Michael Zhen-Yu Tong, MD

  • Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Joseph A. Trunzo, MD, FACS, FASCRS

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Department of Colorectal Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Stephanie A. Valente, DO, FACS

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Staff Breast Surgeon, Director
  • Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Alvin Wee, MD, MBA

  • Surgical Director
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH

Accreditation

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

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 48.75 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: April 15, 2019
Date Credits Expire: April 15, 2022

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.