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what kind of work do surgeons do?

I know they operate what else do they do #medicine #surgeon #surgery

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Jarron’s Answer

Hello Marie!

I am a pre-med student, and I am quite familiar with the different responsibilities that medical professionals have. When I think about surgeons, the first thing that comes to my mind is leader. Surgeons conduct an entire team of nurses, surgical assistants, medical students, anesthesiologists, and more while ensuring that surgeries go smoothly. Many people assume that being a surgeon is not personal, but it is actually really important to use your social skills when you meet with patients for consultations and pre-operation preparation. They are involved in all aspects of the surgical process including reviewing a patient's medical history, evaluating risk, and following up with patients in addition to actually conducting surgeries. I hope this helps, and let me know if I can answer anything else!
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Paula’s Answer

Surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of patient care. They must be knowledgable of anatomy, emergency and intensive care, immunology , metabolism, nutrition, pathology, physiology, shock and resuscitation, and wound healing.
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John’s Answer

TYPICAL DUTIES
All general surgeons are required to perform comprehensive general surgery examinations. The surgeon takes a medical history and performs a detailed physical examination of the patient, then makes a diagnosis based on the information she has obtained. She develops a treatment plan specific to the patient that incorporates her findings, and modifies it as necessary. A patient who has vascular disease, for example, might require special attention to potential complications during surgery. The surgeon shares her recommendations with the patient, performs the surgery and manages the postoperative care.

OTHER NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE
In addition to surgery, a general surgeon must be able to assess and treat trauma, soft tissue wounds, cysts, abscesses, abdominal wall hernias, breast conditions, varicose veins and peptic ulcers. Required knowledge for a general surgeon includes the basics of anatomy, physiology and pathology, as well as how wounds heal, fluid management, treatment of shock, resuscitation and the management of postoperative pain.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
Education in general surgery is at the core of every surgical specialty. Some specialties even require that surgeons become certified in general surgery before they can get specialty training. General surgeons need four years of college, four years of medical school and a minimum of five years in residency. All states require licensing, and many also require also board certification.

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Rachel’s Answer

I perform colon and rectal surgery. I see a variety of patients with benign and malignant disease. I perform primarily abdominal operations and colonoscopies. I operate two days a week and see patients in clinic two days a week.
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Philomena’s Answer

Surgeons mainly conduct operations, but they also have clinic days where they consult patients who are likely to be operated and they also have ward roads where they check on their operated patients.
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Estelle’s Answer

I perform gynecologic surgery. I routinely operate on women's pelvic organs including the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
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Richard’s Answer

In general surgeons spend 3-4 days per week operating in the hospital The other 1-2 days per week are spent in clinic seeing patients before or after surgery. Sometime during the clinic days they must find the time to make rounds on the patients in the hospital checking up on the post-op patients and preparing for discharge.
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