General Surgery 2021 Online Review


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Available as Video or Audio in 3 and 12 months options. Starting as low as $495.00.

Release Date: July 26, 2021



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CME on Your Terms – The Osler Institute utilized state-of-the-art equipment to record our Live Virtual Webinar July 2021 comprehensive Surgery Review Course and bring it to you!  These Video/Audio files are stored “in the cloud,” so you can stream them anywhere, anytime, as long as you have an internet connection, watch or listen to them on your phone, computer, or tablet.  As a result, the learning experience is almost like being at a live activity without travel costs and time away from your practice.  In addition, each online review is a downloadable copy of the syllabus that corresponds to the Video/Audio lectures for your use while viewing or as a free-standing study or clinical practice guide.

This comprehensive review is designed to update your clinical knowledge base and help you pass your General Surgery exams.  Emphasis is on evidence-based medicine and board-relevant standards of care, incorporating current best practice concepts, surgical approaches, and clinical follow-up strategies.  As a result, it provides a good review for your ABS written exams and provides a thorough general surgery review for physicians in practice.  In addition, many previous learners have found the course provided them with improved diagnostic and planning strategies, a better understanding of the best surgical approaches for the principal areas covered by general surgeons, and helped them recognize areas of weakness for self-study.


Release Date: July 26, 2021
Expiration Date: July 25, 2024
Estimated Time to Complete: 50 Hours


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


The Osler Institute designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.

Required Physician Participation:

Review the audio/video lectures at your own pace. To claim CME credit, Learners must complete a self-assessment post-test (a score of 75% or greater is required) and activity evaluation to test the knowledge gained and its application to your practice. You may take the test and utilize the accompanying syllabus by accessing the links provided. More than one test attempt is allowed, and feedback is provided.

Financial Disclosure

Faculty, Planner, and Reviewer Disclosure Declaration

In compliance with the Standards, Guidelines, and Ethical opinions of the ACCME, AAMC, and AMA, The Osler Institute requires that anyone with input into the planning or presentation of Continuing Medical Education activities provided or jointly – provided by The Osler Institute must disclose to the program audience any relevant financial relationships with companies or organizations about whose products or services they are discussing in their presentations.

The following faculty/planners/reviewers disclosed a relevant financial relationship(s).

Nikolai Bildzukewicz, MD, FACS – Consultant for Ethicon, Intuitive Surgical, and Absolute Med Inc.
Sandip Maru, MD, FACS, RPVI – Speaker for Medtronic Endovenous

The following faculty/planners/reviewers listed no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.

Cory Barrat, MD, FACS
Aaron Chevinsky, MD, MBA, FACS
Paras Khandhar, MD, FAAFP
Marc S. Lessin, MD, JD
Ahmed M. A. Mahmoud, MD
Sandip T. Maru, MD, FACS
Louis G. Portugal, MD, FACS
Matthew Strode, DO
Kanene Ubesie, MD
Andrew S. Wu, MD FACS
Gregory B.York, MD, FACS
Joseph Selliken, MD†
Michael Stewart†
Sally Schuette, PhD†

Copies of the Faculty Disclosure Forms are available upon request.
† Program Planning Committee
* Reviewer if Applicable

Faculty & Topics

Cory Barrat, MD, FACS, FASCRSCory Barrat, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Senior Staff Surgeon,
The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health,
Cincinnati, OH

  • Anorectal and Colorectal – Benign Disorders, Anorectal and Colorectal – Malignant Disorders, Small Bowel and Spleen

Nikolai Bildzukewicz, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
University of Southern California

  • Esophageal Disorders – Benign Malignant, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Stomach and Duodenum – Benign Disorders, Transfusion and Disorders of Coagulation, and Hepatobiliary Portal Hypertension I and II

Aaron Chevinsky MD, MBA, FACS

Director of Surgical Oncology
University of WI School of Medicine
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center

  • Breast – Benign Disorders, Breast – Malignant Disorders, Skin and Melanoma, Sarcoma

Paras Khandhar, MD, FAAP

Attending, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Beaumont Children’s
Lead Inpatient Physician Informaticist – Beaumont Health
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

  • Evidenced-Based Medicine (EBM), Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Ethics, Professionalism, and Credentialing

Marc Lessin, MD, JD

Staff Surgeon
University of Massachusetts Hospital

Pediatric Trauma and Emergencies, Pediatric Tumors, Congenital GI Disorders, Ethics, and Palliative Care Medicine

Ahmed Mahmoud, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
University of California, Riverside

  • Mediastinum and Chest Wall Disorders, Pulmonary Surgery – Benign and Malignant, Cardiac Surgery – Adult and Pediatric, Immunology and Transplantation, Pancreas – Benign and Malignant Disorders, Gynecologic and GU Surgery, Abdominal Wall and Hernias

Sandip Maru, MD, FACS, RPVI

Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of New England

  • Aortic and Carotid Disorders, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Venous, and Thromboembolic Disorders

Louis Portugal, MD, FACS

Professor of Otolaryngology
University of Chicago

  • Head and Neck Surgery

Matthew Strode, DO

Surgical Oncologist,
Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC

Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Adrenal Surgery, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

Kanenechukwu V. Ubesie, MD

Acute Care Surgeon and
Surgical Critical Care Co-director
Associate Professor
HCA Houston Healthcare

  • Burn and Inhalation Injuries


Division Chief General Surgery
Catholic Medical Center,
Manchester, NH

  • Minimally Invasive and Metabolic Surgery, Shock and Multiple Organ Failure, Stomach and Duodenum – Malignant Disorders, Oncology, and Tumor Biology

Gregory York, MD, FACS†

Envision Healthcare Services
Med Center Hospital – Odessa Trauma Medical Director

Head and Neck Trauma, Thoracic Trauma, Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma I and II, Pulmonary Critical Care, Nutrition and Metabolism, Cardiac Critical Care, Preoperative Evaluation and Perioperative Care, Fluids, Electrolytes and Acid-Base, Infection and Antimicrobial Therapy


After this review, each participant will be able to:

  • Summarize the basic science fundamentals underlying patient management as applied to general surgery.
  • Describe preoperative, operative, and postoperative patient care in the principal component areas of general surgery: specifical diseases of the head and neck, breast, skin and soft tissues, alimentary tract, abdomen, vascular system, endocrine system, comprehensive trauma management, and emergency operations, and critical surgical care.
  • Discuss the principles of perioperative patient care in the surgical specialties of cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric surgery, and transplant surgery.
  • Summarize the clinical care of patients with common problems in urology, gynecology, orthopedics, and burns.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of tumor staging and describe the appropriate surgical and nonsurgical management required.
  • Discuss non-operative management options for general surgery patients who may not require surgical intervention (e.g., patients with pancreatitis, portal hypertension, immunosuppression, multiple traumas).
  • Outline the appropriate use of newer diagnostic and therapeutic methods such as laser-based applications; stereotactic breast biopsy; physiologic testing and evaluation of the GI tract; noninvasive vascular system diagnostic evaluation and invasive vascular interventional techniques; ultrasonography of the head and neck, breast, and abdomen; and endorectal ultrasound.



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