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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 Friday.'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 and Tracy, with the assistance of the Surgery 101 Experts 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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136. Ectopic Pregnancy

In this episode, medical student Lindsay Benoit discusses ectopic pregnancy. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Identify Ectopic Pregnancy through Pathophysiology History Physical Exam Diagnostic Tests Know about the different treatment options and when they are appropriate

14mins

22 Jan 2015

Rank #1

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Acute Burn Injuries - Dr. Kwan

25mins

23 Jul 2019

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LEGO Surgery - Inguinal Hernia

In this episode of LEGO Surgery, Dr Lichtenstein explains how to repair an inguinal hernia.Please note: This video contains footage of real surgery which you may find disturbing.  Music: Pamgaea - Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)Font:Legothick from Urbanfonts

5mins

29 Jul 2014

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YouTube channel trailer

Here is the new trailer for our Surgery 101 YouTube channel = enjoy! YouTube link

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24 Aug 2014

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LEGO Surgery - Trauma Laparotomy

Welcome back to the LEGO OR, where Dr Bookwalter is on call for trauma today. Learn about how a trauma laparotomy is performed, using LEGO! Please note: This video contains footage of real surgery which you may find disturbing. YouTube link

5mins

3 Sep 2014

Rank #5

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113. Inflammatory Bowel Disease 1 - Introduction

In this episode, Dr Lana Bistritz considers inflammatory bowel disease. After listening to this podcast, learners will be able to: Describe the epidemiology and pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease List risk factors associated with inflammatory bowel disease Describe the common symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease List common investigations used to make the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease List the cardinal features and complications of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis Running time: 21:20

21mins

9 Nov 2012

Rank #6

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239. Inguinal Hernias

In this episode 4th year McGill medical Student, Jennifer He, discusses Inguinal Hernias. After listening to this podcast, you should be able to: Explain the anatomy of inguinal hernias Present the clinical presentation And finally, understand the treatment for inguinal hernias

9mins

18 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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218. Wounds and Dressings

In this episode of Surgery 101 we are joined by Dr. James Wolfli, a Plastic Surgeon from the University of Alberta, who will be discussing Wounds and Dressings. After listening to this podcast you should be able to: Discuss wound classification Review tissue and patient status Explain the decision tree including primary closure, debridement, and dressings Understand particular wound examples

18mins

10 May 2017

Rank #8

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200. Post-Operative Orders

In this episode, 4th year medical student at the University of Alberta, Mark Rockley talks about post-operative orders.  Although this topic is important for any surgical team member, this podcast will be tailored for medical students. After listening to this podcast you should be able to: Discuss the importance of prudent post-operative orders. Describe the core components of post-operative orders that should be considered after every operation

15mins

14 Dec 2016

Rank #9

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174. Thoracic Trauma

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

18mins

30 Dec 2015

Rank #10

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110. Anal Fistula I - Basic Concepts & Anatomy

In this episode, Dr Jonathan White discusses basic concepts and anatomy relating to anal fistula. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Define what an anal fistula is Describe the clinical presentation of the patient with an anal fistula Outline the important anatomical landmarks of the anal canal and draw the ‘owl’ and ‘cucumber’ diagrams Explain how an anal fistula forms List the four common types of anal fistulas Running time 21:09

21mins

14 Sep 2012

Rank #11

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274. Upper GI Bleeds

This week’s podcast is brought to you by McMaster medical student Tyler Mckechnie. This is one of two that will discuss the topic of gastrointestinal bleeding. In this podcast, we will address upper GI bleeds, while next podcast we will address lower GI bleeds. After listening to this podcast you should be able to: Describe the relevant pathophysiology Explain the importance of correctly identifying upper GI bleeds Review the clinical presentation List possible differential diagnosis Understand possible investigations and treatment options

13mins

19 Dec 2018

Rank #12

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275. Lower GI Bleeds

This weeks’ episode is brought to you by McMaster medical student Tyler McKechnie. medical student at McMaster University. He will be discussing lower gastrointestinal bleeding. After listening to this podcast you should be able to: Explain the pathophysiology of lower GI bleeds Review the importance of correctly identifying lower GI bleeds Outline clinical presentation List the differential diagnosis Describe possible investigations Review treatment options

16mins

2 Jan 2019

Rank #13

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247. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

In this podcast General Surgeon, Dr. Michael McCall, is going to discuss the Cholecystectomies. After listening to this podcast you should be able to: Explain the procedure to a patient Discuss the risks and possible complications

8mins

16 Jan 2018

Rank #14

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163. Anesthesia 101: General Anesthesia

This week resident Ameer Farooq talks about General Anesthesia. After listening to the podcast learners will be able to:  Understand why it is important to know about General Anesthesia Outline indications for General Anesthesia Talk about preparation for General Anesthesia Follow the 3 main stages of General Anesthesia Induction, Maintenance, and Emergence Discuss complications of General Anesthesia

16mins

9 Sep 2015

Rank #15

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211. Breast Reconstruction

In this episode with the help of Dr. Kelly Dabbs, UAlberta General Surgeon, 4th year medical student Lisa Bacque discusses breast reconstruction. After listening to this episode, learners should be able to:  Understand that not all patients want or need reconstruction Describe the different options for reconstruction of the breast Explain nipple reconstruction Discuss what is involved in the process of Oncoplastics

16mins

22 Mar 2017

Rank #16

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Who You Gonna Call? General Surgery! (Ghostbusters Parody)

Dr. Heimlich and her medical student are working in the Emergency Department at the Royal Bricktoria Hospital one evening when they meet a patient with a condition they have never seen before. They are faced with the important question "Who are you going to call?" Luckily with the help of the General Surgery Team things might be looking up for the patient.

6mins

30 Oct 2015

Rank #17

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246. Biliary Colic and Cholecystitis

In this podcast General Surgeon, Dr. Michael McCall, will review some common causes of RUQ pain as it relates to the biliary system. After listening to this podcast you should be able to: Describe the presentation of Biliary Colic and Cholecystitis Review differential diagnosis and diagnostics Understand treatment of both Biliary Colic and Cholecystitis

10mins

10 Jan 2018

Rank #18

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125. Checklists & Mnemomics in Surgery

In this episode, Dr Chris Decker discusses the use of checklists and mnemomics in the care of post-operative surgery patients. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Describe the use of checklists and mnemonic memory aids in the care of surgical patients Define DAVID’s PAW, WOLF and TOIL

16mins

26 Apr 2013

Rank #19

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124. Trauma Thoracotomy

In this episode, Dr Erik Beuker discusses trauma thoracotomy. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: • Describe the basic steps in trauma thoracotomy • List indications and contraindications to trauma thoracotomy • List outcomes from trauma thoracotomy

16mins

19 Apr 2013

Rank #20