Although the ultimate aim of any surgeon is to heal, the procedure of surgery always involves a risk factor. Laparoscopic surgeons who validate the trust of patients must have certain qualities. Optimistically, a surgeon must be well informed and educated enough to take the correct decisions. A laparoscopic surgeon must be emotionally and psychologically strong to deal with patients in possible emergencies. Some of the qualities a patient looks for in his or her laparoscopic surgeon are:
A good laparoscopic surgeon must be a good learner and should stay up to date with the emerging medical knowledge as it is an all-time commitment. Getting the required surgical education needs mental keenness in certain areas, especially memorization and recollect. Recalling information about the body, its diseases and probable treatments have a very important role in diagnostics and in deciding path of treatments. Problem-solving ability and being spontaneous is also a need to treat patient efficiently.
A laparoscopic surgeon must be good at communication skills with his patients and their families. The surgeon must be a good leader, especially during a procedure as there is always a team assisting him and he or she must be able to work as a part of a team.
Surgeons have to work for long, irregular hours, together with night shifts also, therefore physical strength is also very necessary for them. sometimes, depending on the patient’s condition; they have to turn or lift the patients at the time of treatment.
A laparoscopic surgeon must understand the range of unpredictability because he has to face new challenges every next day. Empathy permits the doctor to converse with and gauge the health of patients. Patients are not at their best always; patience is very much required as well as professionalism. A good surgical decision making is done with patience and sobriety.
Hand skillfulness and coordination are must for laparoscopic surgeons. They work with very specific tools, and mistakes can give severe consequences.
A laparoscopic surgeon must have to get a specific education as well as training. After getting a bachelor’s degree, post medical training is done depending on the surgeon's specialty; it includes an internship along with the residency program.