Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes

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Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes

Top 180 Vignettes of Surgical Diseases

Carlos Pestana

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Celebrated by medical students for over a decade, Kaplan's Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes is the highest-yield surgery review for the shelf and USMLE Step 2 CK exams.
The Best Review

  • Audio format for portable review
  • Concise high-yield review of core surgery material
  • 180 up-to-date vignettes for self-testing
  • 16 brief essays examining selected diagnostic and therapeutic tools from a surgical perspective
  • NEW essay topic: nutritional support of the surgical patient
  • EXPANDED and enhanced bariatric surgery chapter
  • Revised content review throughout, including: therapies for childhood leukemia, ARDS, non-small cell lung cancer, aortoenteric fistula, gout, BPH, prolapsed hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse, and anal fissures, and trends in whole blood availability and use
Expert Guidance
  • Revised and fully up-to-date content from distinguished surgery instructor Dr. Carlos Pestana
  • For over a decade, Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes has helped med students excel on the surgery shelf exam and USMLE Step 2 CK


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Carlos Pestana:
Carlos Pestana, MD, PhD, is emeritus professor of surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. Ranked #1 in his medical school class, Dr. Pestana has a doctorate in surgery from the University of Minnesota and did a 5-year surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic. He has received over 40 teaching awards and prizes for teaching excellence. In the early 1990s he was a member of the Comprehensive Part II Committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners that designed what is now the clinical component of the USMLE Step 2 exam. Dr. Pestana is also the author of Fluids and Electrolytes in the Surgical Patient, which has been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Greek.

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