role of the consultant

Posted by axelglausen @axelglausen, Jun 15 1:23pm

Hi folks. I saw a note in my operation summary that a consultant was present. I am just wondering who the consultant is or was. Is that what they call the residents who are watching or the medical company people?

Hi @axelglausen, I can understand your concern at reading that in your operation summary.
Consultants are colleague physicians who may be present during a procedure. A consultant physician or surgeon who does not take full responsibility for a patient, but acts in an advisory capacity, deliberating with and counseling the attending physician or surgeon. A consultant is usually a highly trained specialist.

I hope that puts your mind at ease.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @axelglausen, I can understand your concern at reading that in your operation summary.
Consultants are colleague physicians who may be present during a procedure. A consultant physician or surgeon who does not take full responsibility for a patient, but acts in an advisory capacity, deliberating with and counseling the attending physician or surgeon. A consultant is usually a highly trained specialist.

I hope that puts your mind at ease.

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Ahhh! Makes sense. So the consultant does not perform any of the surgery?

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@axelglausen

Ahhh! Makes sense. So the consultant does not perform any of the surgery?

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Not usually. You can ask for more details from your attending surgeon specific to your surgery.

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