General Surgery Seminar

By American Seminar Institute (ASI)

  • Podcast
  • CME : 20
  • Free


General Surgery Seminar is organized by American Seminar Institute (ASI).

Course(s) are Appropriate for:
Surgeons, Internists, General Practitioners, Specialists, Sub-Specialists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Full Course: 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for CME / CEU / CPD
Short Course: 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for CME / CEU / CPD

Series 56 (SURG56) Topics Include:
Treatments for Lynch and Polyposis Syndromes, Anal Cancer, Risks and Benefits of Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus, Anterior Mediastinal Masses, Teaching Endoscopy to Surgical Residents, and more.

Course Topics:
Update on Colorectal Surgery:

Localize small lesions when performing laparoscopic colectomy; Control vascular pedicles during laparoscopic colectomy; Identify the approach to bowel preparation associated with the lowest rate of surgical-site infections and anastomotic leak; Select strategies for the acute and long-term treatment of patients with complicated diverticulitis; Evaluate the role of ablation of anal intraepithelial neoplasia in high-risk patients.

Colorectal Cancer/inflammatory Bowel Disease:
Recommend strategies for surveillance and treatment in patients with Lynch syndrome and polyposis syndromes; Identify factors that influence the rate of lymph node retrieval in patients with colorectal cancer; Implement extended chemoprophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer; Recognize the relationship between inflammatory bowel disease and venous thromboembolism; Distinguish among Current Procedural Terminology codes for lower gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures.

Colorectal Surgery Potpourri:
Choose preferred techniques for the repair of parastomal hernias; Formulate bundles to decrease the incidence of surgical site infections; Cite the benefits of using surgical safety checklists; Implement an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program for patients undergoing colorectal surgery; Evaluate the clinical role of robotic-assisted rectal resections.

Anal Surgery/diverticulitis:
Evaluate patients with chronic anal pain; Formulate an algorithm for the treatment of levator ani syndrome; Compare screening strategies for squamous dysplasia and cancer of the anal canal; Consider the role of transanal total mesorectal excision for benign diseases; Assess the need for antibiotic therapy and colonoscopy in patients with acute uncomplicated diverticulitis.

Timing of Surgery/achalasia/endocrine Surgery:
Cite the advantages and disadvantages of nonoperative treatment of patients with appendicitis; Compare peroral endoscopic myotomy with Heller myotomy in the treatment of patients with achalasia; Use imaging modalities appropriately in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism; Evaluate the roles of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy and bilateral neck exploration in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism; Formulate an algorithm for the treatment of patients with thyroid nodules.

Thoracic Surgery/thyroidectomy:
Compare the Ravitch procedure with the Nuss procedure for the treatment of patients with pectus excavatum; Identify risk factors for the development of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus in patients with Barrett esophagus; Formulate a treatment plan for patients with Barrett esophagus and low-grade dysplasia; Weigh the potential risks and benefits of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for patients with adenocarcinoma of the esophagus; List the benefits of total thyroidectomy for the treatment of patients with thyroid cancer.

Opioid Epidemic/patient Outcomes/clostridium Difficile:
Explain the role of surgeons in the current opioid epidemic; List essential elements necessary to change physician practices; Establish collaboratives and pathways for the surgical care of patients; Plan treatment for patients with severe and recurrent Clostridium difficile infection; Counsel patients about the role of fecal transplant in the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection.

Thoracic Surgery/pancreatic Cysts:
Provide patients with effective options for treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax; Perform diagnostic evaluation in patients with anterior mediastinal masses; Explain the role of age and male compared with female sex in the differential diagnosis of anterior mediastinal masses; Select patients with pancreatic cysts who will be most appropriately managed with active surveillance; Plan treatment strategies for patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas.

Issues in Colorectal Surgery:
Assess the risks and benefits of diversionary stoma in patients undergoing low anterior resection of the rectum; Choose appropriate techniques in colorectal surgery to reduce the rate of anastomotic leak; Use near-infrared fluorescence imaging to optimize the outcome of colorectal surgery; Establish a multidisciplinary team to treat patients with rectal cancer; Explain the advantages of participation in the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer

General Surgery Potpourri:
Identify and manage iatrogenic injuries of the ureter; Select patients with triple-negative breast cancer suitable for breast-conservation therapy; Implement effective techniques for teaching endoscopy to surgical residents; Formulate strategies to improve the online reputations of physicians; Identify essential steps for establishing a program for a new surgical procedure.

Full Course Price: $580
Short Course Price: $485


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  • CME : 20


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