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General Surgery

Our physician editorial staff has carefully selected a list of procedures based on those surgical cases deemed by the Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE) as most relevant to surgical resident education, as well as surgical targets published for the various general surgery subspecialties.

Abdominal (General)

  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Intra-abdominal Abscess Drainage
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Insertion
  • Peritoneal Lesion Biopsy

Abdominal (Hernia)

Abdominal (Biliary)

  • Cholecystostomy
  • Cholecystectomy with or without Cholangiography
  • Choledochnoscopy
  • Choledochoenteric Anastomosis
  • Common Bile Duct Exploration (Laparoscopic)
  • Common Bile Duct Exploration (Open)
  • Bile Duct Cancer Operation
  • Bile Duct Injury Acute Repair
  • Bile Duct Neoplasms Operation
  • Gallbladder Cancer Operation
  • Transduodenal Sphincteroplasty
  • Ultrasound of the Biliary Tree

Abdominal (Hepatic)

  • Hepatic Abscess Drainage
  • Hepatic Biopsy
  • Hepatic Ultrasound (Intraoperative)
  • Segmentectomy/Lobectomy (Laparoscopic)
  • Segemntectomy/Lobectomy (Open)

Abdominal (Pancreatic)

Abdominal (Splenic)

  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy/Splenorrhaphy (Partial)

GI (Esophageal)

GI (Gastric)

GI (Small Intestinal)

  • Adhesiolysis
  • Feeding Jejunostomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Ileostomy Closure
  • Small Intestinal Resection
  • Stricturoplasty for Crohn's Disease

GI (Large Intestinal)

GI (Anorectal)

  • Anal Fistulotomy/Seton Placement
  • Anal Sphincterotomy (Internal)
  • Anorectal abcess drainage
  • Banding for Internal Hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Perianal Condylomas Excision
  • Anal Cancer Excision
  • Anorectal fistulae (complex repair)
  • Incontinence/Constipation Operation
  • Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resection
  • Rectal Cancer Abdominoperineal Resection and Pelvic Exenteration
  • Rectal Cancer Transanal Resection
  • Rectal Prolapse Repair


  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Proctoscopy and Sigmoidsoscopy


  • Axillary Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Lymphadenectomy
  • Breast Biopsy with or without Deedle Localization
  • Breast Cyst Aspiration
  • Duct Excision
  • Mastectomy (Partial)
  • Mastectomy (Simple, Modified Radical, and Radical)
  • Breast Biopsy (Image-guided)


Skin and Soft Tissue

  • Melanoma Wide Local Excision
  • Pilonidal Cystectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Melanoma
  • Skin/Soft Tissue Lesion Excisional and Incisional Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Infections (Incision, Drainage, Debridement)
  • Ilioinguinal-femoral Lymphadenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Resection of Gastric GIST Tumor

Surgical Critical Care

  • Airway Management/Ventilator Management
  • Arterial Catheter Placement
  • Central Venous Catheter Placement
  • Compartment Pressures (Abdomen, Extremity) Measurement
  • Damage Control Laparotomy and Management of the Open Abdomen
  • Defibrillation and Cardioversion
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Enteral Feeding Tube Placement
  • Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Paracentesis
  • Pulmonary Artery Catheter Placement
  • Thoracentesis
  • Ultrasound Use for Intravascular Access
  • Cardiac Pacing
  • Temporary Transvenous Pacemaker


  • Abdominal Aorta or Vena Cava Injury Repair
  • Bladder Injury Repair
  • Cardiac Injury Repair
  • Carotid Artery Injury Repair
  • Esophageal Injury Repair
  • Exploratory Laparoscopy
  • Exploratory Laparotomy
  • Focused Abdominal Sonography for Trauma
  • Gastrointestinal Tract Injury Repair
  • Hepatic Injury Packing and Repair
  • Lower Extremity Fasciotomy
  • Neck Exploration for Injury
  • Pancreatic Injury Operation
  • Renal Injury Repair/Resection
  • Splenectomy/Splenorrhaphy
  • Temporary Closure of the Abdomen
  • Truncal and Peripheral Vessels Repair
  • Ureteral Injury Repair
  • Wounds (Major) Debridement/Suturing
  • Burn Debridement and Grafting of Major Burns
  • Escharotomy for Burn Injury
  • Hepatic Injury Resection
  • Tendon Repair

Vascular (Arterial Disease)

  • Amputations (Lower Extremity)
  • Embolectomy/Thrombectomy (Arterial)
  • Femoral-popliteal Bypass
  • Aortofemoral Bypass
  • Arterial Occlusive Disease (Endarterectomy)
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Endovascular Intervention Principles
  • Extra-anatomic Bypass
  • Femoral Aneurysm Repair
  • Graft-enteric Fistula Management
  • Infrapopliteal Bypass
  • Infrarenal and Aortoiliac Aneurysm Repair
  • Mesenteric Occlusive Disease Operation
  • Popliteal Aneurysm Repair
  • Pseudoaneurysm Repair
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Embolectomy/Thrombectomy
  • Suprarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair (Part 1) (Part 2)
  • Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Management of Vascular Diseases

Vascular (Venous)

  • Sclerotherapy (Peripheral Vein)
  • Vena Caval Filter Insertion
  • Venous Insufficiency/Varicose Veins Operation

Vascular (Access)




  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Intussusception Operation
  • Malrotation Operation
  • Meckel’s Diverticulum Excision
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Umbilical Hernia Repair
  • Aortopexy for Innominate Artery Compression of the Trachea
  • Branchial Cleft Anomaly Excision
  • Chest Wall Deformity Repair
  • Cloacal Exstrophy Repair
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair
  • Esophageal Atresia/Trachoesophageal Fistula Repair
  • Hirschsprung’s Disease Operation
  • Imperforate Anus Operation
  • Intestinal Atresia/Stenosis Repair
  • Meconium Ileus Operation
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis Operation
  • Omphalocele/Gastroschisis Repair
  • Orchiopexy
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Excision


  • Complex Wound Closure
  • Skin Grafting



  • Hysterectomy
  • Salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Surgical Considerations of the Pregnant Patient
  • Cesarean Section

Head and Neck

  • Cricothyroidotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Modified Neck Dissection
  • Parotid Dissection

Nervous System

  • Nerve Block (Digital)
  • Nerve Block (Intercostal)
  • Nerve Blocks (Peripheral Other than Digital)

Cardiac Surgery


Experimental / Rare

  • Damus-Kaye-Stansel Procedure
  • Fontan Procedure
  • Jatene Procedure
  • Norwood Procedure for HLHS
  • Rastelli Procedure


Our physician editorial staff has carefully selected a list of procedures based on volume data from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and value to resident education as delineated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


Upper Extremity Trauma

  • Clavicle Fixation using a Precontoured Plate
  • Intramedullary Fixation of Midshaft Clavicle Fractures
  • Lateral Approach for Plate Fixation of a Phalangeal Fracture
  • Management of Injuries of the Clavicle, Acromioclavicular Joint, and Sternoclavicular Joint
  • Management of Traumatic Elbow Instability
  • Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Displaced Comminuted Clavicle Fractures
  • ORIF of Scapular Fractures
  • ORIF of Proximal Humerus Fractures/Dislocations
  • ORIF of Proximal Humerus Fractures via an Anterolateral Acromial Approach
  • ORIF of a Diaphyseal Humeral Fracture
  • ORIF of Fractures of the Distal Humerus
  • ORIF of Olecranon Fractures and Radial Head Fractures
  • ORIF of an Unstable Elbow with an Anteromedial Coronoid Facet Fracture
  • ORIF of a Radial Neck Fracture
  • ORIF of Both Bone Forearm Fractures
  • ORIF of an Intra-articular Distal Radius Fracture
  • ORIF of Carpal Fractures
  • ORIF of a Metacarpal Fracture
  • Plate Fixation of Midshaft Clavicle Fractures
  • Surgical Management of the Elbow "Terrible Triad"
  • Upper Extremity Amputation

Pelvis Trauma

  • Acute Management of Pelvic Ring Injuries
  • Anatomy, Radiographic Evaluation, and Classification of Pelvic Ring Injuries
  • Radiographic Evaluation, Anatomy and Classification of Acetabular Fractures
  • Surgical Approaches for Fractures of the Acetabulum
  • Surgical Management of Acetabular Fractures
  • Surgical Management of Pelvic Ring Injuries

Lower Extremity Trauma

Spine Trauma

  • Classification of Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures
  • Management of Spinal Cord Injury
  • Management of Subaxial Cervical Spine Trauma
  • Management of Upper Cervical Spine Injuries
  • Physical and Radiographic Examination of the Spine
  • Treatment of Fractures and Dislocations of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine


Orthopedic Sports Medicine


  • Carpal Tunnel Release (Open and Endoscopic)
  • Duputryen's Contracture Release
  • Scheker-Aptis Distal Radioulnar Joint Reconstruction

Foot and Ankle


  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Posterior Decompression and Interbody Fusion

Adult Arthroplasty


  • Aspiration and Irrigation of a Septic Hip
  • Closed Reduction and Pinning of a Supracondylar Fracture
  • Pediatric Scoliosis Correction

Orthopedic Fundamentals





Facial Plastics

  • Flaps and Grafts
  • Mandible/Midface Fractures
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Botox Injection
  • Lip Reconstruction
  • Septoplasty

Head and Neck

  • Neck Dissection
  • Oral Cavity Resection
  • Parotid Dissection
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Free Fibula Harvest for Mandibular Reconstruction
  • Glossectomy
  • Laryngectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Right Hemithyroidectomy
  • Wide Local Excision of Melanoma with Sential Node Biopsy
  • Wide Local Excision of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip




  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Limited, Complete)
  • Anterior Skull Base Resection for Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Balloon Sinusplasty (In-office)
  • Endoscopic Approach to the Pituitary


  • Approaches to Orbital Fractures (Transconjunctival, Transcaruncular, Subtarsal)
  • Biocoronal Appraoch to Facial Fractures
  • Complex Laceration Closure
  • Intraoral Approach to Facial Fractures
  • Nasal Bone Reduction
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Wound Exploration and Arterial Ligation



  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Cervical Laminaplasty
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Transforaminal lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)


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