Tag Archive for ‘private practice’

Opportunities for global volunteerism: How two practices in Michigan make it work

Outlines how two practice groups support their partners’ international humanitarian service efforts and identifies the benefits and barriers associated with private practice surgeons engaged in overseas missions.

2020 ACS Governors survey: Evolving surgical practice trends and needs

Editor’s note: The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Governors (B/G) conducts an annual survey of its domestic and international members. The purpose of the survey is to provide a means of communicating the concerns of the Governors to the College leadership. The 2020 ACS Governors Survey, conducted in June and July 2020 by […]

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – May 2019

This month’s column outlines findings from a recent ACS member survey and describes College initiatives to address marketplace challenges, particularly those in private practice.

Metabolic surgery in private practice

Private practitioners played a major role in the evolution of advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery training. Academic physicians were disinterested in addressing obesity and were confronted with the distressing outcomes that followed the intestinal bypass. The private sector, with its marked surgeon autonomy and innovative mindset, was far more ready to accept early reports describing […]


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