1st Edition

Higher FRCS SBAs for Section 1 of the General Surgery FRCS Examination

Edited By Muhammad Rafay Sameem Siddiqui Copyright 2023
    228 Pages 7 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    228 Pages 7 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    A new revision guide designed to help candidates prepare for the first part of the FRCS general surgery exam. Due to a lack of preparatory resources for the exam, this book bridges the gap, offering updated guidelines and information which will help candidates succeed. It acts as a supportive revision guide which will enrich other FRCS exam resources.

    This resource provides an updated approach to the FRCS exam. Using questions written by practicing surgeons, the book offers more contemporary revision materials, touching on topics not widely covered in other FRCS revision aids. Readers will gain a familiarity with the style of the FRCS exam, as Higher FRCS uses a style reflective of the exam to enhance the candidate’s knowledge, confidence, and preparation.

    The audience for this book includes general surgery trainees who are preparing for their higher exams (including FRCS), alongside surgical trainees taking the MRCS. It is also a beneficial resource for students in other medical courses studying for surgical exams.





    1. Bariatric Surgery

    Kumuran Ratnasingham and Osama Moussa

    2. Breast Surgery

    Hamed Noor Khan, Carol Norman, and Rachel O’Connell

    3. Colorectal Surgery

    Arnab Bhowmick, Aya Musbahi, Muhammad Rafay Sameem Siddiqui, Steven Holtham, and John Corson

    4. Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

    Michael Courtney, Mitesh Sharma, Arnab Bhowmick, Christophe Thomas, Hazim Eltyeb, Ioannis Gerogiannis, and Mohamed Baguneid

    5. Endocrine Surgery

    Paul C. Dent and Simon Chang-Hao Tsao

    6. Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery

    Ajay Belgaumkar, Irena Stefanova, Nabeel Merali, and Muhammad Fahim

    7. Oesophagogastric Surgery

    Yuen Soon and Tanvir Hossain

    8. Paediatric Surgery

    Mike Kipling and Jigna Sheth

    9. Peritoneal Malignancy

    Alexios Tzivanakis and Brendan J. Moran

    10. Robotic Surgery

    James Royle, Peter Vaughan-Shaw, Nicholas T. Ventham, Golam Farook, and Stephen Holtham

    11. Statistics

    Muhammad Rafay Sameem Siddiqui and Sarah Abdelbar

    12. Transplant Surgery

    Kiran Sran, Petrut Gogalniceanu, and Kaushal Kundalia

    13. Trauma Surgery

    Tanvir Hossain

    14. Vascular Surgery

    Mohamed Baguneid, Hussien Rabe, and Sulaiman Saif Salim Alshamsi



    Muhammad Rafay Sameem Siddiqui, South Tyneside & Sunderland Royal Hospitals NHS Trust. Muhammad Siddiqui is a consultant in colorectal surgery who trained in South West London and Exeter and who is doing a laparoscopic fellowship. He graduated from Liverpool University, and he completed his PhD in MRI assessment of rectal cancers at Croydon University Hospital, The Royal Marsden Hospital and Imperial College.

    He passed his FRCS in 2020 and understands the challenges and difficulties related to the exam. Due to a discrepancy between the FRCS exam and the resources available, Dr Siddiqui dedicated a period of time to developing a resource to help plug that gap.