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.
IntroductionLarry Scher and Gerard Weinberg1: Diseases of the EsophagusSteven Keller2: Diseases of the Stomach and DuodenumPaul White3: Diseases of the Small IntestineJoseph Shehebar 4: Diseases of the Colon, RectumDaniel Gingold5: Hepatobiliary SurgeryPrashanth Sreeramaju 6: Surgical Diseases of the PancreasMilan Kinkhabwala7: Peripheral Arterial DiseaseLarry Scher8: Venous and Lymphatic DiseaseRussell Samson9: Diseases of the BreastSam Lan10: Principles of Surgical OncologyRonald Kaleya11: Melanoma, Sarcoma, LymphomaRonald Kaleya12: Gynecologic DisordersMark Levie13: Pediatric SurgeryGerard Weinberg14: TraumaRonald Simon15: TransplantationStuart Greenstein16: Thyroid and Parathyroid DiseaseJoyce J. Shin, Prashanth Sreeramoju and Randall P. Owen17: Adrenal SurgeryAlex Stone and Jennifer Stableford18: Head and Neck SurgeryRandall Owen19: Thoracic SurgerySteven Keller20: Management of BurnsEvan Garfein 21: Surgical Critical CareRonald Simon22: Neurosurgery for the General SurgeonJames Goodrich23: Orthopedic SurgeryAlok D. Sharan24: Selected Principles of Plastic and Hand SurgeryRobert Goldstein25: Urologic SurgeryLloyd Minsky26: Surgical NutritionLillian Harvey27: Principles of LaparoscopyPaul White28: Bariatric SurgeryPratt Vemulapalli29: Principles of Anesthesia for the General SurgeonAlex Bastien30: Surgical Infections and Principles of Antibiotic UseMarcia Epstein