Profession Surgeon


Surgeons treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive methods, such as manual manipulation or by using instruments and appliances.

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Personality Type

Tasks surgeon

  • 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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