A career in...
Interviews with general surgeons
Seven trainee and consultant surgeons talk about the highs and lows of the specialty
An average week involves one and a half days assisting in elective surgical procedures, one day on call responding to emergency surgery cases, two days running outpatient clinics, and the rest of the time attending multidisiplinary meetings, training, and carrying out research and audits.
With vascular surgery, a lot of our patients require aftercare on the wards because they have comorbidities, which can complicate things. This means that you are more like a doctor who operates than a technician who does the operation and moves on.