10 Topics You Can’t Miss While Studying Surgery for NEET PG

Nearly every medical student pursuing an undergrad course aims for a higher educational degree- preferably a specialization in one of the subjects included in the undergrad course. The MBBS course consists of 19 subjects, and it is not unusual for a medical student to find interest in one or more topics and pursue a specialization in the same through higher studies. A post-graduation degree is the first step on the road to excellence in the discipline of the aspirant’s choice. One such subject which is highly in demand amongst aspirants is surgery. One of the prerequisites for attempting NEET PG is that an aspirant has to gain a clear understanding of the MBBS courses and complete the mandatory period for internship.

While preparing for NEET PG, there are certain topics in surgery that an aspirant should not miss. These are –

  1. Cancer – Stages of cancer, types of cancer, factors that affect different forms of cancer, diagnosis, and treatment of different forms of cancer, use of advanced medical equipment for treating cancer, latest practices in oncology, etc.
  2. Gall bladder–Removal of the gallbladder, gall stones, gall stones in the bile duct, gallbladder polyps of larger size, inflammation of the pancreas caused by the development of varied sizes of gall stones, inflammation of the gallbladder, leakage of bile from the gallbladder, bleeding, infection, injury to organs around the gallbladder, blood clots and risks of anesthesia.
  3. Liver- Anatomy of the liver, liver resection, resection of the liver through laparoscopy, staged liver resection, liver cancer, liver transplant, liver metastasis, hepatic resection using minimally invasive techniques, liver failure, pancreatic surgery and hepatobiliary, and liver injury caused by chemotherapy.
  4. Portal hypertension – Portal venous system, the effect of pressure fluctuations in the portal venous system, variceal bleeding, hyperdynamic circulation, etc.
  5. Renal – Renal cell carcinoma, renal stones, kidney tumour, nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery, open surgery of the kidney, kidney cancer, bleeding, and infection of the kidney, etc.
  6. ABCDE approach – ABCDE approach is the abbreviation for Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, and Exposure. These assessment points are essential for pre-surgery diagnosis and post-surgery recovery and treatment.
  7. Burns and shocks – Classification and characterization of the wound, critical care for burn patients, infection and inflammation during and after surgery, burn epidemiology, pain management, reconstructive surgery of different body parts, etc.
  8. Vascular- Angioplasty, stenting, dialysis, stent graft, endovascular processes, chronic wound management, minimally invasive surgical techniques, repair of ruptures, blood clots, bypass, thrombolytic therapy, etc.
  9. General surgery –Disaster medicine, inflammatory diseases, cancer surgeries, surgeries related to the abdomen, miscellaneous surgery, wound contamination, hernia, infection, diet, nutrition, etc.
  10. Surgery for chronic diseases- Tissue transfer, augmentation, skin grafting, synthetic grafting, arthritis, chronic rupture, etc.

SRB’s Manual of Surgery is a useful book for NEET PG preparation. Apart from newer concepts of treatment, the book is loaded with important chapters onsurgery for different parts of the human body. Common conditions, malignancies, case studies, and surgical specialties from around the globe are included in this book. By acing the concepts of this book, a NEET PG aspirant can gain both basic and practical knowledge. With a strong knowledge base that is further strengthened with the combination of HD diagrams and photographs, this book enhances the visual memory of students. Studying surgery for NEET PG requires dedicated hours of analyzing surgical issues, symptoms, analysis, and more. Also, an aspirant needs to have updated knowledge about non-invasive, and semi-invasive surgical procedures. Since this book contains surgical anatomy and more than 3000 original self-explanatory diagrams, aspirants can refer to this book for every concept-related challenge.

By pursuing surgery, an aspirant can upgrade his or her position from a General Surgeon to a – cosmetic surgeon, breast surgeon, reconstructive surgeon, aesthetic surgeon, dental surgeon, etc. Surgery is an expansive subject that is an integral part of other branches of science and medicine. Hence, as a specialist surgeon, an aspirant can practice as a neurosurgeon, ophthalmologist, surgeon for the upper gastrointestinal system, surgeon for the vascular system, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, surgeon specializing in urology, endocrine surgeon, cardiothoracic surgeon, researcher, assistant to senior surgeons in the above-mentioned fields, as a lecturer or professor, or as a lab technician. A qualified surgeon can also collaborate with specialists in colon, heart, liver, intestines, thyroid gland, esophagus, bones, etc., and administer a combination of surgical and non-surgical course of treatment to patients. Each of these career options is highly revered in the medical field and is sought after not only in India but all around the world. After completing a post-graduation degree, an aspirant can opt for higher degrees like MS, MD, Ph.D., etc. and choose a dream career as a top surgeon in India.


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