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Learn About Being a Surgeon

What Does a Surgeon Do?

  • Perform surgeries as needed for patients who wish to lose weight and have been unable to do so through non-surgical means.
  • Counsel patients about the risks of bariatric surgery and the potential complications during post-op.
  • Contribute to our care delivery team by working with other members of staff.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate patient records through our EHR (electronic health record) system.
  • Perform post-op examinations of patients prior to releasing them from care.
  • Schedule follow-up visits with patients to ensure continuing health.
  • Deny bariatric patients access to surgical treatment when appropriate.
  • Perform duties within budgetary constraints.

Typical Salary

  • Common salary in US: $146,370 yearly
  • Typical salaries range from $77,935 - $274,899 yearly
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Salary Distribution
yearly $77,935 $274,899

Common Requirements

  • Board certification in general surgery required
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in general surgery
  • Willingness to provide guidance to residents during training rotations
  • Ability to counsel patients about their weight-loss goals
  • Familiarity with EHR systems a plus
  • Some da Vinci training preferred, but not required

Example Surgeon Job Description

Our 250-bed hospital seeks a General Surgeon to join our staff. The successful candidate can join our team and gain hospital support or open a private practice within our facility and enjoy hospital privileges. We have an established and growing patient volume that provides the successful candidate with immediate cases. Expected patient volume is 12-15 patients per day. We're looking for a Surgeon with bariatric experience as well as experience in a busy hospital setting. If this sounds like you, please get in touch today to discuss this opportunity.