A general surgeon is a physician that specializes in performing medical surgeries. A general surgeon often does not have a specialty as to the type of surgery they perform; this is in contrast to specialists such as neurosurgeons or orthopedic surgeons, who perform a limited range of surgeries but typically have a much deeper knowledge of their particular area of specialty. Most surgeons begin their careers as a general surgeon before specializing further.
General Surgeon Tasks
Educate patients and their families on surgery risks, benefits, and follow up needs.
Schedule, perform, and follow up with patient surgeries.
Diagnose and follow up with patients during clinic visits.
Record and protect all patient information.