Comprehensive Review of General Surgery

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Full Course:  48.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 04/15/22)

Course(s) are appropriate for:  This educational activity was designed for general surgeons and general surgery residents.

Series 1 (CRSURG1): 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


This course is strictly ONLINE with no download – an internet connection is critical in order to do this course.  Do not complete testing prior to the end of your chosen date period or your dates will be adjusted.

To view topic outline of the full course, see below:

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Course Topics

Bariatric Surgery

Malignancies of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus

Benign Diseases of the Large Intestine, Anus, and Rectum - Diverticular Disease, Perianal Disease, Prolapse

Breast Surgery: Benign Disease

Breast Cancer

Endocrine Surgery - Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Lesions

Surgical Critical Care

Intravenous Fluid Management

Trauma: Initial Evaluation, Head and Neck

Trauma: Thoracic Trauma; Abdominal Trauma; Extremity Trauma

Coronary Artery Bypass and Valvular Disease

Cardiovascular Surgery: Diseases of the Ascending and Descending Aorta and Aortic Arch

Peripheral Arterial Disease, Critical Limb Ischemia, and Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Carotid Endarterectomy

Vascular Surgery: Venous Thromboembolic Disease, Venous Stasis, and Dialysis Access

Liver Transplantation and Complications

Kidney Transplantation and Immunosuppression

Thoracic Surgery: Benign and Malignant Lung Disease

Pediatric Surgery

ENT for the General Surgeon

Urology for the General Surgeon

Gynecology for the General Surgeon

Obstetrics for the General Surgeon


Coagulation Disorders, Novel Anticoagulants, and Perioperative Management of Anticoagulation

The Spleen

Liver Abscess and Liver Failure

Preoperative Evaluations and Perioperative Care: Preoperative Risk Stratification and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Advanced Care Planning for Surgical Patients: When to Involve Palliative or Hospice Care

Anesthesia for General Surgery

Infectious Disease for the General Surgeon: Antimicrobial Therapy and Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis

Biostatistics and Evaluation of Evidence

Hernia: Inguinal, Parastomal, Ventral Umbilical

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: A Decision Analysis

Benign Disorders of the Liver and Bile Ducts

Malignant Liver Lesions

Benign Disorders of the Pancreas - Chronic Pancreatitis and Necrotizing Pancreatitis

Malignant Disorders of the Pancreas

Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Esophagus

Peptic Ulcer Disease, Reflux Disease, Paraesophageal Hernias

Malignancies of the Stomach and Small Intestine

Stomach and Intestinal Motility Disorders

Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Mesenteric Ischemia, and Acute Abdomen

Short Bowel Syndrome and Intestinal Failure Management

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Course 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



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

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