Becoming a surgeon is definitely a lofty goal, but such a goal offers a wide variety of exciting surgical specialties to choose from, in addition to general surgery. Read on to learn about the many options available as specialties for prospective surgeons.
Bariatric surgery involves the treatment of obesity with surgery. Frequently performed operations include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and biliopancreatic diversion.
Cardiac surgeons perform surgeries such as heart transplants, aneurysm repair, and arrhythmia treatment, all aimed at correcting problems of the heart.
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Surgeons in this field perform surgeries to correct problems of the large and small intestine, rectum, and anus.
Gynecologic surgeons specialize in surgeries that correct problems of the female reproductive system.
Neurosurgeons are often referred to as “brain surgeons,” but they are really trained to perform surgeries to treat the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord.
Obstetric surgeons specialize in surgeries for women before, during, and after childbirth, such as C-sections and surgeries to correct birth defects in fetuses.
Oncologists specialize in treating various forms of cancer with surgery.
Ophthalmologists specialized medical eye professionals who are trained to correct problems of the eye with surgery.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Surgeons in these fields specialize in surgeries on the face, neck, jaws, and hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions. Surgeries in this category include wisdom tooth extraction, dental implants, misaligned jaw correction, and tumor removal from the jaw and mouth.
Pediatric surgeons are trained to perform a wide variety of surgeries aimed at treating health problems in children.
Plastic surgeons perform cosmetic surgeries such as rhinoplasties and liposuction, as well as reconstructive surgeries such as skin grafting and cleft lip correction.
Podiatric surgeons specialize in surgeries that correct problems of the feet.
This field of surgery involves treatment of various problems in the chest cavity, including lung cancer, coronary artery disease, vessel and heart valve abnormalities, and congenital anomalies.
These surgeons specialize in replacing failing organs in patients with donated organs.
This field of surgery is focused exclusively on the treatment of blood vessels.
Does ones of these surgical fields speak to you? Or are you experienced and looking to find work in one of these particular fields? If so, consider contacting Fusion HealthCare Staffing today so that we can get you started on the right path and find the perfect employment match for you.