How to become a surgeon
What does a surgeon do?Surgeons are highly trained medical doctors who heal patients through surgery. Using specialised instruments and techniques, they work with a team of medical professionals to perform surgical procedures in hospitals.
Duties and tasks
- Consult with anaesthetists to determine the appropriate anaesthesia for patient.
- Examine patienta and analyse medical histories to verify the need for surgery and to determine the best procedure.
- Check the operating room, equipment and instruments to ensure sterility.
- Oversee the activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, and other medical staff.
- Perform surgical operations to repair injuries, correct deformities, and treat diseases.
- Prescribe post-operative care and follow up with patients.
- Medical Board of Australia
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Australian Medical Association
- Australian Medical Council
- Cardiothoracic surgeon
- General surgeon
- Life scientist
- Medical practitioner
- Orthopaedic surgeon
- Paediatric surgeon
- Plastic and reconstructive surgeon
- Vascular surgeon
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