Download Dr. Pestana’s Surgery Notes 3rd Edition

Dr. Pestana’s Surgery Notes – Celebrated by medical students for over a decade, Kaplan’s pocket-sized Dr. Pestana’s Surgery Notes is the highest-yield surgery review for the the shelf and USMLE Step 2 CK exams.

Designed for portable prep, Dr. Pestana’s Surgery Notes fits perfectly in your lab coat so you can refresh your knowledge in between cases.

The Best Review

  • Concise high-yield review of core surgery material
  • 180 up-to-date vignettes for self-testing
  • 15 brief essays examining selected diagnostic and therapeutic tools from a surgical perspective
  • NEW essay topics: intravenous fluid therapy, surgical infections, and fluid needs in children
  • NEW illustrated chapter on bariatric surgery
  • NEW introduction with guidance for addressing regional variations in medical practice on National Board questions

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

About the Author

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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