Surgeon Job Description

Surgeons Are Physicians Who Treat Diseases, Injuries, And Deformities By Invasive, Minimally-invasive, Or Non-invasive Surgical Methods, Such As Using Instruments, Appliances, Or By Manual Manipulation.

Surgeons Specialize In The Treatment Of Injury, Disease, And Deformity Through Operations. Using A Variety Of Instruments, And With Patients Under Anesthesia, A Surgeon Corrects Physical Deformities, Repairs Bone And Tissue After Injuries, Or Performs Preventive Surgeries On Patients With Debilitating Diseases Or Disorders. Although A Large Number Perform General Surgery, Many Surgeons Choose To Specialize In A Specific Area.

Surgeon Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  •  Follow established surgical techniques during the operation.
  • Examine patient to obtain information on medical condition and surgical risk.
  • Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patients' functions.
  • Analyze patient's medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation's necessity and to determine best procedure.
  • Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as sedatives, diets, antibiotics, and preparation and treatment of the patient's operative area.
  • Diagnose bodily disorders and orthopedic conditions and provide treatments, such as medicines and surgeries, in clinics, hospital wards, and operating rooms.
  • Provide consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, residents, and other medical staff.
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioners when necessary.
  • Prepare case histories.
  • Manage surgery services, including planning, scheduling and coordination, determination of procedures, and procurement of supplies and equipment.
  • Examine instruments, equipment, and operating room to ensure sterility.
  • Conduct research to develop and test surgical techniques that can improve operating procedures and outcomes.

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