Surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. They often counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare. Surgeons operate on patients to treat injuries, such as broken bones; diseases, such as cancerous tumors; and deformities, such as cleft palates.
Career in surgery is a field for those professionals whose demand is always felt. Besides general surgery there are other surgeries specializations such as cosmetic surgery
aesthetic surgery and dental surgery. Individuals and high socialites undergo cosmetic surgery such as face
breast and body surgeries to enhance and retain their young looks.
Therefore career prospects are very high for this field in India and abroad. Many people from abroad visit India; especially to get their surgeries done as the expenditure of surgery is cheap. Surgeons can work in private clinics
nursing homes and research institutes etc. With an experience of 8-10 years a surgeon can open his/her own hospital.
Courses to be pursued
MS(General Surgery)- Stands for Master of Surgery in General Surgery
Surgeons usually work in sterile environments while performing surgery and may stand for long periods. Most surgeons work full time. Many surgeons work long, irregular, and overnight hours. Surgeons may travel between their offices and hospitals to care for their patients.
• Communication skills. Surgeons need to be excellent communicators. They must be able to communicate effectively with their patients and other healthcare support staff. • Compassion. Surgeons deal with patients who are sick or injured and may be in extreme pain or distress. Physicians and surgeons must be able to treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding. • Detail oriented. Surgeons must ensure that patients are receiving appropriate treatment and medications. They must also monitor and record various pieces of information related to patient care. • Dexterity. Surgeons must be good at working with their hands. They may work with very precise and sometimes sharp tools
and mistakes can have serious consequences. • Leadership skills. Surgeons who work in their own practice need to be effective leaders. They must be able to manage a staff of other professionals to run their practice. • Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills
including good recordkeeping
are critical in both medical and business settings. • Patience. Surgeons may work for long periods with patients who need special attention. Persons who fear medical treatment may require more patience. • Physical stamina. Surgeons should be comfortable performing physical tasks
such as lifting or turning disabled patients. Surgeons may spend a great deal of time bending over patients during surgery. • Problem-solving skills. Surgeons need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments. They need to do this quickly if a patient’s life is threatened.
M.B.B.S. with minimum one year internship