General surgery

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Surgical specialty concerned with the surgical treatment of the whole patient and the broad range of surgical diseases that may afflict them. The specialty covers a wide range of diseases involving many body systems including those related to the breast, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, vascular, anorectal, skin and melanoma, oncologic/cancer surgery, hernia, trauma and critical care. General surgeons typically spend 4 years in medical school after college followed by 5 years of grueling, demanding specialty training including one year of internship and one year as chief resident.


Topics in General Surgery[edit]

Basic Topics[edit]

  1. Systemic and Metabolic Response to Injury
  2. Fluid and Electrolyte Management
  3. Hemostasis, Bleeding and Transfusion
  4. Shock
  5. Surgical İnfections
  6. Trauma
  7. Burns
  8. Wound Healing
  9. Oncology
  10. Transplantation
  11. Patient Safety, Errors and Complications in Surgery
  12. Physiologic Monitoring of the Surgical Patient
  13. Minimal Invasive Surgery