How to Win

Author: Brad Snyder
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781426915826
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

Facing the American Board of Surgery Certifying Exam is not merely taking another exam. Most surgeons are not exposed to the techniques of oral examinations or to the best methods to prepare for them. It is seemingly a game in which you have to ascertain the rules, but in reality it is no game. The stakes are high. Reading from sizeable textbooks, poorly-organized review books, and one-dimensional autobiographic example scenarios undeniably makes studying for this exam more stressful than fruitful. Knowing what is important and what is not is crucial when studying for this particular exam. The authors have learned how the challenges can be overcome; as a result, this book was written to include everything that you will need to successfully pass this critical exam. This guide provides pertinent pearls of wisdom quoted from others who have successfully taken the exam and includes: • One hundred and forty-five subjects of content, • Twenty-six bulleted descriptions of the most commonly probed surgical procedures, and, • Sixty-nine of the most commonly asked subjects over the last ten years stressed with invaluable example scenarios that show how content and technique should be employed synergistically.

Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam

Author: Marc A. Neff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461476634
Release Date: 2013-08-20
Genre: Medical

Edited by Dr. Marc Neff, Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam, Second Edition helps candidates prepare for the General Surgery Oral Board Exam in a different way than other review books. In addition to covering concepts frequently addressed on the test, the review also alerts you to "common curveballs" and "strikeouts"– the unexpected problems or seemingly benign actions (or inactions) that could result in a missed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, and thus result in failure to pass the exam. Fully updated and expanded to reflect the many changes in standards of care, this unique study guide is the first to expose the potential traps and pitfalls of the exam by providing examples of how the questions may be asked and what not to say in response. Designed to be used in conjunction with medical textbooks and other study guides, Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam, Second Edition prepares candidates to think on their feet and answer exam questions confidently and accurately. It is an essential guide for surgical residents, fellows across the surgical subspecialties, and practicing surgeons who are board eligible.

Clinical Scenarios in Surgery

Author: Justin B. Dimick
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451178456
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Genre: Medical

Clinical Scenarios in Surgery: Decision Making and Operative Technique presents 125 cases in all areas of general surgery: GI, breast, hepatobiliary, colorectal, cardiothoracic, endocrine, vascular, trauma, pediatric, critical care, and transplant. Each full-color case begins with a patient presentation and proceeds through differential diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment, surgical procedures, postoperative management, and a case conclusion. Each case includes key technical steps, potential pitfalls, take-home points, and suggested readings. The patient stories in these clinical scenarios provide context to faciliate learning the principles of safe surgical care. This book will be particularly useful for senior surgical residents and recent graduates as they prepare for the American Board of Surgery oral examination.

TOP KNIFE The Art Craft of Trauma Surgery

Author: Asher Hirshberg,
Publisher: tfm Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781903378922
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Genre: Medical

This book will help you take a badly wounded patient to the operating room, organize yourself and your team, do battle with some vicious injuries and come out with the best possible result. It is a practical guide to operative trauma surgery for residents and registrars, for general surgeons with an interest in trauma, and for isolated surgeons operating on wounded patients in military, rural or humanitarian settings. A surgical atlas may show you what to do with your hands but not how to think, plan and improvise. Here you will find practical advice on how to use your head as well as your hands when operating on a massively bleeding trauma patient. The first part of this book presents some general principles of trauma surgery. The second part is about trauma surgery as a contact sport. Here we show you how to deal with specific injuries to the abdomen, chest, neck and peripheral vessels. The single most important lesson we hope you will derive from this book is to always keep it simple because, in trauma surgery, the simple stuff works.

General Surgery Board Review

Author: Larry A. Scher
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451153743
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Medical

Now in its thoroughly updated Fourth Edition, General Surgery Board Review is indispensable for surgical residents and general surgeons preparing for the American Board of Surgery’s certification and recertification examinations. This study guide maintains the core features that have made it one of the most popular board review books in the field, including questions and answers after each chapter and succinct but detailed reviews of all topic areas found on the ABSITE and certification exam. There’s a new chapter on bariatric surgery and minimally invasive procedures.

Complications in Surgery

Author: Michael W. Mulholland
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451153699
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Medical

Complications in Surgery, Second Edition offers authoritative recommendations for preventing and managing complications in all current general surgery procedures. The opening sections discuss institutional risk management issues and risks common to all operations, such as wound healing problems, infection, shock, and complications in immunosuppressed patients. Subsequent sections focus on complications of specific procedures in thoracic, vascular, gastric, endocrine, breast, and oncologic surgery, as well as organ transplantation and pediatric surgery. This edition includes new information on surgical quality assessment and patient safety and updated information in the organ-specific chapters.

Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery

Author: Jamal J. Hoballah
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461404517
Release Date: 2011-10-09
Genre: Medical

Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery, Second Edition is intended to teach residents the principles of succinct and precise operative dictations for a wide spectrum of surgical procedures. Designed as a portable resource, the book provides typical dictations to guide the resident. Comprised of 226 procedures, this new edition comprises the majority of procedures commonly performed by general and vascular surgeons. For each procedure, a list of common indications is given. This list covers 95% of the situations in which a particular procedure will be used. A list of essential steps follows. These can be used to mentally rehearse the procedure before it is performed. The next heading, Note these technical variations, introduces a list that is intended to prompt the surgeon for particular things to note and dictate within the template. A list of possible complications that are typically associated with that particular surgical procedure follows. Finally, a template operative dictation is provided. Common opening and terminating sequences (for example, how to enter and close the abdomen) in all laparotomy dictations are included. The volume has two primary objectives. First, it is designed to serve as a source of model operative dictations that may be individualized and used as templates. Second, it is intended as an aide-memoir, giving the surgeon a short list of pertinent information about each procedure. Ample space is provided to allow each surgeon to add notes. By reviewing this introductory material before scrubbing on a procedure, the trainee surgeon will enter the operating room better prepared to participate actively and to learn as much as possible. At the end of training, this book, with the notes accumulated by the resident, will serve as an invaluable review resource analogous to the individualized notebooks many surgeons keep. Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery, Second 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.

Fire in My Eyes

Author: Brad Snyder
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306825156
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The inspiring story of Brad SnyderÕs journey from the Naval Academy to Afghanistan, from being blinded by an IED explosion to winning Paralympic gold Ê In Afghanistan, Lieutenant Brad Snyder had one of the worldÕs most dangerous jobs: to find and destroy enemy bombs, as an elite US Navy Special Operations warrior. On September 7, 2011, the former Naval Academy captain of the swim team stepped on an improvised explosive device while helping save the lives of his patrolÕs Afghan counterparts. The subsequent explosion left Snyder permanently blind. Through unrelenting pain, hard work, and dedication, Snyder qualified for the US Paralympic Team and on September 7, 2012Ñone year to the day after suffering his devastating injuryÑhe won a gold medal in menÕs swimming for Team USA in London. Brad SnyderÕs journey from darkness to light embodies the courage of AmericaÕs new ÒGreatest GenerationÓ and serves as an inspiration to all of us.

Anatomic Exposures in Vascular Surgery

Author: Gary G. Wind
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781469829340
Release Date: 2013-01-21
Genre: Medical

Revised, updated, and expanded for its Third Edition, Anatomic Exposures in Vascular Surgery, is an indispensable guide for the vascular surgeon planning an operation. This classic anatomic reference contains over 550 drawings by a renowned surgeon and illustrator depicting the complex anatomy of the vasculature and surrounding structures, and demonstrating the ideal exposure techniques. The original illustrations will be presented in full color to fully convey three-dimensional concepts of anatomic relationships of the blood vessels and their surrounding structures, which will help to guide surgical decision-making in vascular surgery. Concise legends and text describe the anatomy in relation to the surgical approach. The book is organized by body region, and chapters are divided into anatomic overview and surgical approach sections, which allows the book to be used for extensive study or quick review, depending on the needs of the reader. New sections to this edition include forearm compartment syndrome, forearm fasciotomy, and vascular exposure of the lumbar spine. New concepts regarding surgical approaches to the blood vessels are updated in each chapter along with up-to-date references.

Surgical Decision Making

Author: Lawrence W. Norton
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 0721679854
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

Surgical Decision Making serves surgeons and medical students by providing a summary of the latest diagnostic and treatment methods for most ailments treated by surgical intervention. Although the primary emphasis is on general surgery, this resource offers strategy for management of surgical cases as well as problem solving technique. The authors also cover the sequencing of laboratory tests to provide the most efficient, cost-effective outcomes with the least delay.

Clinical Scenarios in Surgical Oncology

Author: Vijay P. Khatri
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781754666
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

This unique case-based review of surgical oncology offers excellent preparation for oral board examinations, which emphasize both general knowledge and case management. The book presents 91 cases structured to reflect the surgeon's decision-making process. Each case begins with a patient presentation and imaging studies or pathology results and proceeds through a series of decision points—differential diagnosis, requests for additional tests, diagnosis, surgical approach, discussion of potential pitfalls, and follow-up. Cases are grouped by organ system and each section ends with a treatment algorithm summarizing the decision points. Nearly 400 radiologic images and other relevant illustrations accompany the text.

Handbook of Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery

Author: Nicholas J. Zyromski
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781469873503
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Medical

This handbook provides a comprehesive but succinct overview of medical and surgical management of diseases of the liver, pancreas, and biliary tree. It includes imaging of the pancreas and hepatobiliary system as well. Open and minimally invasive surgical management techniques are covered. Coverage includes pancreatic cancer and cysts, pancreatitis, complications of panreatic surgery, ultrasound for liver disease, cirrhosis and portal hypertension, neuroendocrine and colorectal metastases to the liver, gallstones, cholesystitis, infections in biliary surgery, and more. Target markets include surgical residents, surgical nurses, beginning fellows in HPB training programs. There may also be some uptake from gastroenterologists.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty Third Edition

Author: Brian Freeman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071790284
Release Date: 2012-08-24
Genre: Medical

You owe it to yourself to read this book before you choose a medical specialty! The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition delivers a well-researched, insider’s look at the complex issues medical students face when choosing a medical specialty. Supported by first-hand knowledge, useful facts and statistics – plus the author’s personal experience and gut-level reports from current residents -- this unique guide provides everything necessary to compare specialties and make a confident decision. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition is divided into two sections: Part 1 Planning Your Medical Career delves into the main issues surrounding the choice of your medical specialty. These twelve chapters provide everything you need to begin making this major decision – from how to research each specialty to how to apply for residency. Part 2 Specialty Profiles features chapters devoted to each of the 20 major specialties. It provides important information such as the latest salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Features: An “insider’s look” at different areas of medicine -- with specialty chapters written by physicians just out of residency training Candid and revealing descriptions of each specialty Profiles of the major specialties, including those to which you may have had little exposure, such as radiation oncology A concise, up-to-date guide to the residency application and matching process A chapter with valuable advice to help you maximize your success in obtaining a residency position in each field Updated to include alternative career paths for MDs, such as laboratory science, the military, MD/MBA, and MD/JD

General Surgery Board Review

Author: Michael S. Gold
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 039751851X
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Medical

Now in its thoroughly updated Third Edition, this study guide is indispensable for surgical residents and general surgeons preparing for the American Board of Surgery's certification and recertification examinations. The text is based on a Surgical Board Review course given annually by the Department of Surgery of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Sample questions and answers are included. New questions in this edition cover the latest developments in surgical science and practice.

A Well Paid Slave

Author: Brad Snyder
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0452288916
Release Date: 2007-09-25
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Traces the landmark 1969 Supreme Court case between All-Star center fielder Curt Flood and Major League Baseball, documenting how he fought to play for the team of his choice at the cost of his career and placement in the Hall of Fame but paved the way for future players to become free agents. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.