Surgeons treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive methods, such as manual manipulation or by using instruments and appliances.
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- Analyze patient's medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and test results to verify the necessity of operation's necessity and to select the best procedure.
- Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patient's' functions.
- Follow established surgical techniques during operation.
- Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures.
- Examine patient to provide information about medical condition and surgical risk.
- Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, residents and other medical staff.
- Provide consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons.
- Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioners when necessary.
- Examine instruments, equipment, and operating room to ensure sterility.
- Keep records of performed operations and attend lessons' learnt meetings.
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