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What does a trauma surgeon do?

Basically, a trauma surgeon takes care of people who are injured, working with the hospital staff to stabilize the patient and to identify the extent of injury and other medical problems. From there, the trauma surgeon works with the staff to determine if the patient needs surgery.

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