- Analyze patient's medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation's necessity and to determine best procedure.
- Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patients' functions.
- Follow established surgical techniques during the operation.
- Prescribe preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as sedatives, diets, antibiotics, or preparation and treatment of the patient's operative area.
- Examine patient to obtain information on medical condition and surgical risk.
- Diagnose bodily disorders and orthopedic conditions and provide treatments, such as medicines and surgeries, in clinics, hospital wards, or operating rooms.
- Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, assistants, specialists, residents, and other medical staff.
- Provide consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons.
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Projections Quick View:
Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
Highest ($50,000 and up)