Ready Review for the General Surgery Oral Boards is a new, pocket-sized resource for preparation for the ABS General Surgery Certifying Exam, published in 2011. • 20 chapters spanning the breadth of general surgery. • Delivers information in a concise format to maximize studying efficiency. • Features updated information based on the most current cancer treatment guidelines. • Contains summaries of management algorithms for scenarios such as renal failure, hypotension, cardiac arrest, and trauma. • Includes an “operative guide” highlighting the important steps of over 120 procedures, ranging from FNA to Whipples and covering everything in between. • May also serve as a high-yield review for the ABSITE and ABS General Surgery Qualifying Exam.
This text is a fully updated and revised third edition of a highly successful text. The format of this text is unique and has been very successful. A total of 286 short chapters organized into 24 Sections provide operative dictation templates for all of the common and the vast majority of the uncommon and even rare operations performed by general and vascular surgeons. Each chapter also provides a succinct synopsis of the operation through bullet-ed lists which include Indications, Essential Steps, Note these Variations, and Complications. The book thus serves two purposes: these operative dictation templates can be used verbatim when dictating the operative note for a procedure; and the book provides ready reference to the trainee going into the operating room to do the procedure for the first time, or to someone preparing for their Board examinations. Space for notes allows surgeons to personalize the book and turn it into a resource unique to their situation. Fully updated and expanded, Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery, Third Edition includes significant additions that include flexible endoscopic procedures (now recognized as a core part of general surgery training and practice), single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and robotic approaches to the rectum. The endovascular procedures have been significantly expanded, as have the approaches to venous disease and to A-V fistula creation. Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery, Third Edition is intended for practicing surgeons, who may modify each template to reflect their own individual practice. It also serves as a concise reminder of essential steps in those operations that may be only rarely performed.
Celebrated by medical students for over a decade, Kaplan's pocket-sized Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes is the highest-yield surgery review for the the shelf and USMLE Step 2 CK exams. Designed for portable prep, Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes fits perfectly in your lab coat so you can refresh your knowledge in between cases. You'll get the most concise, up-to-date review that incorporates recent changes in medical guidelines, including HIV status, organ donation, urological emergencies, classification of shock, pelvic fracture, ARDS, and cardiothoracic surgery. The Best Review Concise high-yield review of core surgery material 180 vignettes for self-testing, updated for more challenging and exam-like practice 10 brief essays providing a surgical perspective on selected tools from the diagnostic and therapeutic armamentarium Features regional and institutional differences in surgical practice, and clarifies how the USMLE Step 2 CK and shelf exams will likely address these variations Expert Guidance Revised and fully up-to-date content from distinguished surgery instructor Dr. Carlos Pestana For over a decade, Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes has helped med students excel on the surgery shelf exam and USMLE Step 2 CK
Consolidate the coding process with the one-stop resource developed exclusively for those who code for general surgery and gastroenterology. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide includes 2017 CPT®, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM code sets specific to general surgery and gastroenterology. Each specialty specific procedure code includes its official description and lay description, coding tips, terminology, cross-coding, and national Medicare relative value units. Getting to the code information you need has never been so easy. Key Features and Benefits New Optum360 Edge Documentation and Reimbursement Tips now included right on the page. Documentation and reimbursement information for procedures included for quick reference. Optum360 Edge HCPCS Procedure Codes. Only Optum360 offers HCPCS procedure codes specific to your specialty with the same information as we provide for CPT® codes. Quickly find information. All the information you need is provided, including illustrations, lay descriptions, coding tips, terms, cross-coding, and Medicare RVUs and Pub. 100 references. Organized by CPT® and HCPCS procedure code. Essential procedures for general surgery and gastroenterology are listed by CPT® or HCPCS procedure code, along with crosswalks to ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes. Easily determine fees for your practice and reinforce consistency in the charges. National Medicare relative value units for surgery codes and most diagnostic procedures are included. Avoid claim denials and/or audits. Medicare payer information provides the references to Pub. 100 guidelines, follow-up days, and assistant-at-surgery. CCI Edits by CPT® and HCPCS procedure code. CPT® and HCPCS procedure codes with associated CCI edits in a special section and quarterly updates available online. CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.
Since its first publication in 1936, Sabiston Textbook of Surgery has been regarded as the preeminent source for definitive guidance in all areas of general surgery. The 20th edition continues the rich tradition of quality that has made this classic text synonymous with the specialty and a part of generations of surgery residents and practitioners. Meticulously updated throughout, this classic text concisely covers the breadth of material needed for certification and practice of general surgery. Detailed, full-color intraoperative illustrations and high-quality video clips capture key teaching moments, allowing you to better understand the basic science of surgery, make the most informed decisions and achieve optimal outcomes for every patient.Understand the underlying science and its clinical application to make informed surgical decisions and achieve optimal outcomes. Overcome tough challenges, manage unusual situations, and avoid complications with the most trusted advice in your field. Get the depth of coverage you need in an easily accessible, single volume organized by organ and along traditional lines beginning with principles common to surgical specialties including fluid and electrolyte management, metabolic support, and wound healing. Subsequent sections review the management of injury, transplantation, oncology, breast, endocrine, and abdominal procedures. Explore topics encountered by general surgery residents in training as well as in-depth coverage of subspecialty areas including head and neck, thoracic, vascular, urology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, and gynecology. Visually grasp and retain difficult concepts thanks to a full-color design featuring an abundance of illustrations, intraoperative photographs, video clips and tables as well as more schematic diagrams that facilitate the comprehension of surgical techniques and procedures. Glean all essential, up-to-date, need-to-know information about the latest surgical perspectives and approaches to treatment including innovations in minimally invasive surgery and percutaneous devices. Streamline clinical decision making with an increased number of schematic diagrams and key data on surgical outcomes. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Optimized for medical necessity and reimbursement understanding, this all-in-one resource focuses on the most important CPT and HCPCS codes for general surgery and gastroenterology, plus medicine and ancillary services codes chosen by experts who have taken into consideration utilization, denial risk and complexity. CPT® Coding Essentials optimizes both CPT and ICD-10 code selection with helpful CPT-to-ICD-10-CM crosswalks and detailed explanations of anatomy, physiology and documentation. In addition, for the first time in the same volume, verbatim guidelines and parenthetical information from the CPT codebook specific to general surgery and gastroenterology CPT codes can be found. This is the ideal daily companion featuring useful, definitive specialty-specific coding information beyond what is provided in a full procedural code book. General surgery and gastroenterology coding and billing knowledge that otherwise might take years of experience or multiple resources to accumulate is available in a single volume. Features and Benefits • A subset of specialty-specific CPT codes chosen by experts who take into consideration utilization, denial risk and complexity • Official AMA coding guidelines pertinent to the specialty and not available in any competitor’s specialty codebooks • Official code-specific CPT parenthetical instructions • Plain English descriptors that clarify for the reader the details of the service represented by the CPT code • CPT® Assistant citations • Procedural illustrations • Crosswalks from CPT to ICD-10-CM • National Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) edits to identify bundled and separately billable codes • CMS Pub 100 billing guidance citations • Facility and non-facility relative value units (RVUs) including global surgery days, physician work and practice, malpractice and total expenses as well as those modifiers that can affect relative values • Additional chapters on terminology and anatomy, HCPCS codes, CPT modifiers and ICD-10-CM coding and documentation practices • Appendixes offering clinical documentation checklists and evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines
Consolidate the coding process with the Coding Companion, your one-stop resource developed exclusively for those who code for general surgery and gastroenterology. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide includes 2018 CPT®, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM code sets specific to your specialty. Each specialty-specific procedure code includes its official description and lay description, coding tips, terminology, cross-coding to common ICD-10-CM, and relative value units. Getting to the code information you need has never been so easy. Key Features and Benefits New Code icons. Quickly identify new, revised and add-on procedure codes related to general surgery and gastroenterology. New CPT® Assistant references. Identifies that an article or discussion of the CPT code has been in the American Medical Association s CPT Assistant newsletter. Use the citation to locate the correct volume. Optum360 Edge HCPCS procedure codes. Only Optum360 offers HCPCS procedure codes specific to your specialty with the same information as we provide for CPT codes. Quickly find information. All the information you need is provided, including illustrations, lay descriptions, coding tips, terms, cross-coding, Medicare RVUs and Pub. 100 references. Organized by CPT® and HCPCS procedure code. Essential procedures for general surgery and gastroenterology are listed by CPT® or HCPCS procedure code, along with crosswalks to common ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes. Easily determine fees for your practice and reinforce consistency in the charges. Relative value units including the practice, work, and malpractice components with total RVUs for non-facility and facility for procedures are included. Avoid claim denials and/or audits. Medicare payer information provides the references to Pub. 100 guidelines, follow-up days, and assistant-at-surgery. CCI edits by CPT® and HCPCS procedure code. CPT® and HCPCS procedure codes with associated CCI edits in a special section and quarterly updates available online. CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.
A quick-hit, question-and-answer review for the American Board of Surgery In-Training Exam General Surgery ABSITE and Board Review is your most effective weapon in preparing for the ABSITE (American Board of Surgery In-Training Exam) and the general surgery board exams. It is a quick, active-recall review of the most important information you need, with over 3000 rapid-fire questions and numerous performance-improving pearls. Like “flashcards in a book,” the rapid-fire Q&A format facilitates study alone or with a partner. Only correct answers are given to prevent you from memorizing the wrong answer. The fourth edition includes more most/least likely questions, a common question format on the boards, and updated art. A series redesign makes the book easier to read and more pleasing to the eye. This rapid, effective review ensures your best possible performance in the shortest possible study time. There is no easier or faster way to guarantee that you perform your best on these exams! Bull's Eye Hits on ABSITE and general surgery board exam topics--the meaningful and the frequently tested Tools to Imprint Your Memory--pearls, drills, mnemonics, visual imagery, even humor, and other tested learning aids Fast Results--from rapid-fire, to-the-point Q&As that quickly embed the facts you need to know and enhance quick recall No Confusing Wrong Answers to clutter your memory
Essentials of General Surgery, Fourth Edition is extensively revised with an abundance of new tables and illustrations, to provide the most current and up-to-date information on general surgery. The book covers the most need-to-know information about specific diseases and areas of surgery and meets all the guidelines of the Association of Surgical Educators. Additional features include an atlas of images, multiple-choice questions, and case studies.