Surgeons play an essential role in healthcare, so it is easy to understand why they are always in high demand. However, certain specialties are in higher demand than others, especially in rural areas. NexGen Surgical works with some of the most highly sought-after surgeons in the country and pairs them with the communities where they are needed most. Surgeons who are seeking positions that are both flexible and rewarding should look no further than NexGen Surgical.
Four Top Surgical Specialties
Together with our sister company, CCI Anesthesia, we are highly experienced in providing healthcare services to patients of rural community hospitals. We commonly see these hospitals experiencing shortages of urologists, general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and ENTs. The results of these shortages are heartbreaking to witness—patients are forced to visit urban areas for their surgical needs and often cannot afford to take time off work and pay for travel expenses. Providing a lifeline to patients of rural communities would not be possible without the outstanding surgeons with whom we work. Urologists, general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and ENTs have a tremendous impact on rural communities:
- In 2016, rural urologists accounted for only 2.4% of 12,186 practicing urologists in the United States.
- There is a shortage in the number of urologists needed to satisfy the needs of an aging U.S. population.
- Urologists provide vital care to rural Americans. They contribute to the health of community hospitals and provide essential genitourinary services for our aging population.
- In a traumatic medical emergency, millions of Americans—especially those in rural areas, home to more than 14%—do not have access to qualified general surgeons.
- If a surgeon is not around to do procedures, some rural patients have to travel miles to receive care. For many rural patients, distance translates into no care or care that comes too late.
- Research has shown that fewer orthopedic surgeons practice in rural areas than in urban ones. There is an increasing trend for specific orthopedic procedures being performed in urban areas rather than in rural hospitals.
- A study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in September 2018 showed academic hospitals in New York City had an increased volume of patients who underwent meniscectomies and meniscal repairs, and patients who received allograft during meniscal procedures were almost exclusively concentrated in urban areas near New York City compared with the rest of New York state.
- ENT problems are among the most common reasons for visiting a doctor in rural and urban communities.
- ENT problems are common, and although there are medical treatments available, many individuals in rural communities manage their problems using home remedies without seeking help. Additionally, due to the lack of specialist professionals in this field, these problems are treated by community practices. The prevalence of traditional practices has increased the disease morbidity requiring surgical management.
What to Expect as a NexGen Surgeon
Surgeons who join the NexGen Surgical team can experience the satisfaction of knowing they are providing essential care to underserved populations while enjoying flexible scheduling and competitive compensation. Our surgeons are highly experienced and typically look for a way to extend their careers while enjoying a better quality of life. You will work two weeks out of the month and do not have to live in the area where you work. You will not be on call for the time you are off, and since NexGen handles the staffing, billing, payroll, enrollment, negotiations and other administrative matters, you can focus on doing what you love. To learn more about our open positions, call us at 844-592-0802.