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Surgery 101

Welcome to Surgery 101, a series of podcasts produced with the help of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The podcasts are intended to serve as brief introductions or reviews of surgical topics for medical students. We've aimed to cover a single topic in between 10-20 minutes so that you can quickly get a good idea of the basic concepts involved. Every episode is divided into chapters and concludes with several key points to summarize the topic. We are always keen to receive your feedback on our podcasts, and we are accepting suggestions for additional topics. New episodes are published every Wednesday. 'Surgery 101' was created by Dr Parveen Boora and Dr Jonathan White, and is supported by the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. Our 2010 series of podcasts are brought to you by the Undergrad Surgery Mobile Podcasting Studio Team which is: Jonathan, Jenni, Shannon, Kat, Karee and Tracy, with the assistance of the surgeons of Edmonton. Note to experts: please note that these podcasts are only intended as brief introductions for medical students - we cannot delve into the more complex nuances of advanced surgery in a 10-minute podcast. We encourage all listeners to supplement their learning by seeing patients, assisting at surgeries and reading widely!
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Feb 3, 2016

In this episode Pathologist, Dr. Tyler Rouse, explains 3 ways in which specimens removed during surgery are sent to pathology and the rationale behind each process.

The objectives include:

  1. Fixed – how most specimens are sent to pathology and why;
  2. Fresh – scenarios where a surgeon might send the tissue without fixation;
  3. Frozen – covering intra-operative pathology consults – how this works, and some examples.
Jan 27, 2016

In this episode Pathologist, Dr. Tyler Rouse, gives an overview of what Pathology is and how is related to surgery and many other specialties.

The objectives include:

  • Who are pathologists?
  • What do they do?
  • How are pathologists involved in patient care?
Jan 20, 2016

In this episode, Anthony Vo, a 4th year medical student from the University of Alberta discusses two common types of skin cancer; Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC).

The objectives for both BCC and SCC include:

  • Overview of each type of skin cancer
  • Review of the characteristics and presentation
  • Discussion of treatment options
  • Prevention and follow-up
Jan 13, 2016

 The Punch Biopsy: A Simple and Powerful Diagnostic Technique 

In this episode, Kerry Atkins, a 4th year medical student from the University of Alberta discusses one of the simplest and high yield diagnostic tests: the punch biopsy.

 The objectives include:

  1. An overview of the different skin biopsy techniques and when they are appropriate
  2. Indications and contraindications of the procedure
  3. Materials required
  4. And step by step instructions on how to perform a punch biopsy
Dec 30, 2015

In this episode, Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Simon Turner discusses Thoracic Trauma. Thoracic trauma is one of the most intimidating situations in all of surgery. The chest contains the heart, lungs and the great vessels, and injury to any of these can quickly result in death if not rapidly corrected. Add to this the fact that the rib cage prevents direct examination of the structures most at risk and also hampers attempts at control of injuries. Thankfully, most immediately life threatening thoracic injuries can be reliably identified using little more than your eyes, ears and hands, if you know how to do it.

The objectives for Thoracic Trauma include the:

  • Assessment
  • Identification of life-threatening injuries
  • Intervention
  • Diagnosis and treatment
Dec 16, 2015

In this episode, Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Simon Turner discusses Dysphagia and Achalasia. Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, is a common presenting complaint to both primary care physicians and surgeons. Patients may mean several different things when they complain of trouble swallowing, and accordingly the differential diagnosis is large and includes both benign and malignant causes. For these reasons its important to have an organized approach to working up a patient with swallowing complaints that can help to efficiently focus investigations and treatment.

This podcast will focus on the surgically treated causes of dysphagia and will discuss in depth one of the more common causes, a disease called achalasia. The objectives include the:

  • Surgically treated causes of dysphagia
  • Achalasia
Dec 9, 2015

In this episode, Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Simon Turner discusses GERD and Barrett’s Esophagus.

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, or GERD is one of the most common problems encountered by primary care physicians. It is the number 1 outpatient GI related complaint, and of all the patients with chest pain who have a negative work-up for angina, 50% have symptoms due to GERD. In addition to being common, GERD can also be quite serious, with the potential for debilitating symptoms, severe complications and even a risk of cancer.

The objectives include the:

  • Presentation
  • Diagnosis
  • Management
  • Complications including Barrett’s Esophagus
Dec 3, 2015

In this episode, Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Simon Turner discusses Lung Cancer. Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and is the number 1 killer of all cancers. Most patients diagnosed with lung cancer will die of their disease within just a few years, however, with more knowledge about its presentation, screening, diagnosis and treatment, lung cancer can often be identified at a curable stage. This podcast will give the listener the basic facts needed to understand this complex disease in the hopes of giving patients the best chance for a good outcome.

The objectives include the:

  • Risk Factors
  • Presentation
  • Screening
  • Diagnosis and treatment
Nov 25, 2015

 In this episode, Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Simon Turner discusses Mediastinal Masses.

Imagine that you’ve ordered a chest x-ray on a patient of yours with shortness of breath. When you look at the x-ray the lungs look normal, but you notice to your surprise that the mediastinum looks quite abnormal. You speak with a radiologist who confirms your suspicions that your patient has a widened mediastinum and a probable mediastinal mass. What is the differential diagnosis of this x-ray finding and what should be done about it?

Because mediastinal masses are not infrequently found incidentally on chest x-rays, every physician should have some basic knowledge about these lesions.

The objectives include the:

  • Anatomy of the mediastinum
  • Differential diagnosis of mediastinal masses
  • Approach to work-up and treatment of these legions
Nov 18, 2015

In this episode, Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Simon Turner discusses Solitary Pulmonary

Nodule. This podcast was written in large part by Dr. Keerit Tauh, a graduate of the

University of Alberta medical school and currently a cardiac surgery resident at the

University of British Columbia.

 

The objectives include the:

 

• Definition

• Classification and differential diagnosis

• Approach to diagnosis and management of these lesions

Nov 12, 2015

In this episode, Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Simon Turner discusses Esophageal cancer.

In this episode Dr. Turner will describe:

  • The presentations of esophageal cancer
  • Diagnosis and most common types of esophageal cancer
  • The different stages and treatment options
Nov 4, 2015

This episode will consist of selecting an appropriate treatment plan and conducting 2 follow-up appointments. During the first follow-up appointment, a patient will present for a routine pessary change. Learners will be introduced of how to obtain a focused history, perform a physical examination, and identify any pessary complications. During the second follow-up appointment, a patient will request a surgical intervention. Learners will need to select a surgical option that is most appropriate for this patient. 

 

Nov 4, 2015

This episode will be presented from a physician’s perspective. Learners will act as a family physician or a gynecologist in a busy clinic where they will encounter a post-menopausal patient who will present with a sense of pelvic pressure or heaviness. The importance of knowledge about pelvic organ prolapse (POP) will be explained to learners as well as the incidence of the condition. Learners will be introduced of how to obtain a focused history, identify risk factors, perform a physical examination, including the Baden-Walker Hallway System of classification, and order investigations.

Nov 4, 2015

This episode will explain the origin of pelvic organ prolapse. Learners will be introduced to the anatomy of pelvic floor musculature, connective tissue, and vaginal wall support. The mechanism of pelvic organ prolapse will be explained and sketches of various types of POP will be presented.

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