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How long does a surgery procedure take?

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As stated above, this has a gigantic range. Hernia procedure could be an hour. Reconstructing heart valves in a 2 year old will take significantly long periods of time to do. You may want to look into a specialty and then re-ask the question depending on the age range you are looking to work with and of course, general surgery versus something specific like neuro, cardio, or ortho for example.

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Simple surgeries can be 1-2 hours ( like appendix surgery) to 24 hours or more (complicated brain surgeries - like separating conjoined twins). As I continue to say, if you want to be a pediatric surgeon then set out on the journey. I know you may wonder how a surgeon can do a surgery for that long - usually the long surgeries like that may have different types of surgeons that will come in after particular portions are completed. Also, surgeons that do some of the longer surgeries really work out a lot with strength back exercises to support themselves.

Thank you for your response i''l take note of that. I'm glad you answered my question. Hopefully i'll become a pediatric-surgeon like you! Keon G.

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As stated above, this has a gigantic range. Hernia procedure could be an hour. Reconstructing heart valves in a 2 year old will take significantly long periods of time to do. You may want to look into a specialty and then re-ask the question depending on the age range you are looking to work with and of course, general surgery versus something specific like neuro, cardio, or ortho for example.

Yes, I'll be more specific with my statement. Keon G.

all good, just specify your exact thoughts so we can help you better. Jason Rechtman, MA, MBA, LPC

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