General Surgery
General Surgery

General Surgery

by Kevin Pei, MD

General surgery is the field of medicine that involves the evaluation and management of preoperative, operative, and postoperative patients who may harbor an extremely broad spectrum of diseases, including those which may require nonoperative, elective, or emergency surgical treatment. The scope of general surgery depends on the type of disease/condition in question. That being said, the abdomen is the primary focal point for most general surgeons. Surgeons who specialize in narrower disciplines might work in other anatomical areas.

General surgery may involve the resection of tumors like pancreatic ductal tumors or insulinomas, an inflamed appendix or gallbladder, and liver abscesses. Detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology is paramount to this field, as is a thorough understanding of inflammation, the biologic behavior of cancers, and guideline-based management.

Course Details

  • Videos 45
  • Duration 3:30 h
  • Quiz questions 159
  • Concept Pages 72


Your Educators of course General Surgery

 Kevin Pei, MD

Kevin Pei, MD

Dr. Kevin Pei is the Associate Chief Academic Research Officer and the Program Director of the General Surgery Residency at Parkview Health, in Indiana, USA.
After his residency at George Washington University, he was the Assistant Professor of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine for several years and obtained an additional Master's Degree in Education from Yale University.
He is an experienced educator and has received various teaching awards. In 2018, the Association for Surgical Education granted him the prestigious Philip J. Wolfson Outstanding Educator Award.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Pei teaches courses on Surgery.

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Great lecture
By Mahmoud A. on 19. November 2022 for Acute Abdomen: Appendicitis

Updates filled in the gaps needed for the topic mentioned.

Lack of depth.
By Amirhossein J. on 11. November 2022 for Hernia: Introduction

I think the anatomy could have been explained much better. I found myself constantly pausing the video to find the specific structures mentioned in some parts.

By Nebiat E. on 04. November 2022 for General Surgery

It is very interesting one. But the number of vedios who can be freely accessible are very low. We who are living in low income countries have no the option for perimium subsribition

Lecs are too good makes it easier for me to understand and I’m doing good in my exams
By Anar R. on 13. June 2022 for General Surgery

The lecs are very well explained and makes it a lot easier to understand the concept well