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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SKU: 314

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.), as well as 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 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.

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Quick Facts

Provider: Oakstone

Course Director:
Jeffrey L. Ponsky, MD
Andrew T. Strong, MD

Credits: Earn AMA PRA Category 1

  • Hernia: Inguinal, Parastomal, Ventral Umbilical - David Krpata, MD
  • Hernia: Abdominal Wall Reconstruction - Ajita Prabhu, MD
  • Benign Disorders of the Liver and Bile Ducts - Toms Augustin, MD, MPH
  • 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 Murthy, MD
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease, Reflux Disease, Paraesophageal Hernias - John Rodriguez, MD
  • Malignancies of the Stomach and Small Intestine - Kevin El-Hayek, MD
  • Stomach and Intestinal Motility Disorders - Matthew Allemang, MD
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Mesenteric Ischemia, and Acute Abdomen - Kevin El-Hayek, MD
  • Short Gut Syndrome and Nutritional Support - Ezra Steiger, MD
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Sherief Shawki, MD
  • Bariatric Surgery - Ali Aminian, MD
  • Malignancies of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus - Joseph Trunzo, MD
  • Benign Diseases of the Large Intestine, Anus, and Rectum: Diverticular Disease, Perianal Disease, Prolapse - Scott Steele, MD
  • Breast Surgery: Benign Disease - Stephanie Valente, DO
  • Breast Cancer - Stephanie Valente, DO
  • Endocrine Surgery: Adrenal Lesions, Thyroid, and Parathyroid - Nancy Cho, MD
  • Surgical Critical Care: Shock, Sepsis, Pharmacologic Circulatory Support, and Mechanical Ventilation - Michael Taylor, MD
  • IV Fluid Management - Michael Taylor, MD
  • Trauma: Initial Evaluation and Trauma to the Head and Abdomen - Tony Capizzani, MD
  • Trauma: Neck, Chest, Extremities - Tony Capizzani, MD
  • Cardiac Surgery: Vascular and Ischemic Disorders of the Heart - Michael Zhen-Yu Tong, MD
  • Cardiovascular Surgery: Diseases of the Ascending and Descending Aorta and Aortic Arch - Eric Roselli, MD
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Critical Limb Ischemia Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease - David Hardy, MD
  • Vascular Surgery: Aneurysms of Juxtarenal and Infrarenal Aorta and Other Peripheral Vessels - Federico Parodi, MD
  • Vascular Surgery: Carotid and Cerebrovascular Disease - W. Michael Park, MD
  • Vascular Surgery: Venous Thromboembolic Disease, Venous Stasis, and Dialysis Access - W. Michael Park, MD
  • Liver Transplantation and Complications - Cristiano Quintini, MD
  • Kidney Transplantation and Immunosuppression - Alvin Wee, MD
  • Thoracic Surgery: Benign and Malignant Lung Disease - Sudish Murthy, MD
  • Pediatric Surgery - Anthony DeRoss, MD
  • ENT for the General Surgeon - Eric Lamarre, MD
  • Urology for the General Surgeon - Bradley Gill, MD
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology for the General Surgeon - Mark Dassel, MD
  • Obstetrics for the General Surgeon - Nicole Smith, MD
  • Endoscopy - Matthew Kroh, MD
  • 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
  • Preoperative Evaluations and Perioperative Care: Preoperative Risk Stratification and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery - David Liska, MD
  • Advanced Care Planning for Surgical Patients: When to Involve Palliative or Hospice Care - Silvia Perez-Protto, MD
  • 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 Nowacki, PhD

Course Directors:

Jeffrey L. Ponsky, MD



Andrew T. Strong, MD



Matthew Allemang, MD

Ali Aminian, MD

Toms Augustin, MD, MPH

Tony Capizzani, MD

Patricia Dandache, MD

Mark Dassel, MD

Anthony DeRoss, MD

Bijan Eghtesad, MD

Kevin El-Hayek, MD

Brett Elo, DO

Bradley Gill, MD

David Hardy, MD

Deborah Hornacek, MD

Matthew Kroh, MD

David Krpata, MD

Eric Lamarre, MD

David Liska, MD

Sudish Murthy, MD

Amy Nowacki, PhD


W. Michael Park, MD

Federico Parodi, MD

Silvia Perez-Protto, MD

Ajita Prabhu, MD

Cristiano Quintini, MD

John Rodriguez, MD

Eric Roselli, MD

Steven Rosenblatt, MD

Sherief Shawki, MD

Robert Simon, MD

Nicole Smith, MD

Scott Steele, MD

Ezra Steiger, MD

Michael Taylor, MD

Joseph Trunzo, MD

Stephanie Valente, DO

Alvin Wee, MD

Michael Zhen-Yu Tong, MD


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


Oakstone Publishing, LLC 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.