What does a Surgery Associate do?

Surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses in a patient. They operate on patients to treat injuries, including a broken bone, diseases including cancer, tumors, and deformities including cleft palates. Surgeons take a patient’s medical history and update their charts and information to show current findings and relevant treatments. They order tests for nurses and other healthcare staff to perform on the patient and review test results to identify any abnormal findings.

Surgeons recommend and design a plan of treatment for the patient and stand by to address concerns or answer patients’ questions about health and well-being, and they help the patient care for their health by discussing topics including proper nutrition and hygiene. Surgeons use various instruments to correct physical deformities, repair bones or tissues after an injury, or to perform preventive or elective surgeries for a patient. Some perform general surgery, while others specialize in a specific area, including orthopedic surgery, or cardiovascular surgery. Surgeons need a bachelor's degree in premedical studies with a concentration in biology, chemistry, physics, and math. They need four years of medical school followed by the appropriate residency requirements. A surgeon must be licensed to the specified requirements by their state, and they must have completed training in their specialty. Surgeons must also pass a standardized national licensure exam.

Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Surgery Associate Salaries

Average Base Pay

£58,262 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £58K
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Surgery Associate Career Path

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Read what Surgery Associate professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
Plastic Surgeon
10 Nov 2021

“best place on Earth I love it”

Stockport NHS Foundation TrustStockport NHS Foundation Trust
20 Oct 2021

“Good team within our service”

Government of Kerala, IndiaGovernment of Kerala, India
Assistant Surgeon
31 Jan 2021

“Job security is good”

Texas Health Huguley HospitalTexas Health Huguley Hospital
Surgery Director
26 May 2021

“no negative aspects with this faith based facility”

MedStar Washington Hospital CenterMedStar Washington Hospital Center
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon
28 Feb 2021

“Provides well rounded training in many specialties”

Vcare (India)
Eye Surgeon
16 Apr 2021

“I had not any calling from my colleague”

University Medical Center LjubljanaUniversity Medical Center Ljubljana
Staff Surgeon
29 May 2020

“career development is non”

TLC Laser Eye CentersTLC Laser Eye Centers
Surgical Consultant
14 Oct 2019

“Good if you have a good team and a good surgeon”

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