The Fourth Edition of General Surgery Board Review 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. In response to changes in the ABSITE exam, the Fourth Edition inclines more toward clinical information. It is therefore most suited to the senior ABSITE exam, administered to PGY-3 through PGY-5, while Porrett's The Surgical Review: An Integrated Basic and Clinical Science Study Guide is most suited to PGY-1 and PGY-2. Other Fourth Edition changes include a new chapter on bariatric surgery and coverage of minimally invasive procedures under the appropriate anatomic region rather than in a separate chapter.
Introduction Larry Scher and Gerard Weinberg 1: Diseases of the Esophagus Steven Keller 2: Diseases of the Stomach and Duodenum Paul White 3: Diseases of the Small Intestine Joseph Shehebar 4: Diseases of the Colon, Rectum Daniel Gingold 5: Hepatobiliary Surgery Prashanth Sreeramaju 6: Surgical Diseases of the Pancreas Milan Kinkhabwala 7: Peripheral Arterial Disease Larry Scher 8: Venous and Lymphatic Disease Russell Samson 9: Diseases of the Breast Sam Lan 10: Principles of Surgical Oncology Ronald Kaleya 11: Melanoma, Sarcoma, Lymphoma Ronald Kaleya 12: Gynecologic Disorders Mark Levie 13: Pediatric Surgery Gerard Weinberg 14: Trauma Ronald Simon 15: Transplantation Stuart Greenstein 16: Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease Joyce J. Shin, Prashanth Sreeramoju and Randall P. Owen 17: Adrenal Surgery Alex Stone and Jennifer Stableford 18: Head and Neck Surgery Randall Owen 19: Thoracic Surgery Steven Keller 20: Management of Burns Evan Garfein 21: Surgical Critical Care Ronald Simon 22: Neurosurgery for the General Surgeon James Goodrich 23: Orthopedic Surgery Alok D. Sharan 24: Selected Principles of Plastic and Hand Surgery Robert Goldstein 25: Urologic Surgery Lloyd Minsky 26: Surgical Nutrition Lillian Harvey 27: Principles of Laparoscopy Paul White 28: Bariatric Surgery Pratt Vemulapalli 29: Principles of Anesthesia for the General Surgeon Alex Bastien 30: Surgical Infections and Principles of Antibiotic Use Marcia Epstein