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  #11 Old 04-07-2012 Default Re: Does a doctor require a lot of energy?

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for a normal doctor, a healthy body will do.
but for a neurosurgeon, you should have good stamina and a fit body. neurosurgeons operate on the body for the whole day, you see.
fret not, stamina can be built..you should have acquired necessary knowledge and skills first before u start worrying bout your physical.
That can be said for any branch of surgery, not just neurosurgery. I was once stuck in OT from 8am to 7pm non-stop during my surgical placement with a general surgeon.
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  #12 Old 05-07-2012 Default Re: Does a doctor require a lot of energy?

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That can be said for any branch of surgery, not just neurosurgery. I was once stuck in OT from 8am to 7pm non-stop during my surgical placement with a general surgeon.

Fine. OK. It depends on the type of surgery and the complications.
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  #13 Old 07-07-2012 Default Re: Does a doctor require a lot of energy?

It really depends on the type of surgery. These are the typical operation times:

Appendix removal: 20 - 60 mins
Cataract surgery: 20- 40 mins
Caesarian birth: 10 - 30 mins
Gallbladder removal: 1 - 3 hours
Knee / hip replacement : ~ 2 hours
Breast cancer resection: 1 - 3 hours
Bowel cancer resection: 3 - 5 hours
Heart bypass: 4 - 6 hours
Whipples (removal of pancreas, part of duodenum, stomach and gallbladder plus some plumbing works for pancreas cancer): 6 - 10 hours
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