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Gifts for Surgeons

Ultimate Guide to Find Perfect Gifts for Surgeons

Gift ideas, gifts for surgeons

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Welcome to Your best gift guide to find perfect gifts for Surgeons. Now, the truth is that gift-giving is without a doubt a complex endeavor which requires a lot of aforethought and effort.

This effective gift guide will provide you with a few stand points and insights which may help you to find the best gifts for surgeons or get some ideas for gift selection.

We have created our list of best gifts for surgeons. So if You want to skip introduction and jump right away to gift selection:

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If You want to learn about surgeon everyday life in hospital and job specifics – then read our description about who are surgeons, what they do in hospital and lastly how to find a gifts for surgeons.

Who are Surgeons and what they do?

Usually surgeons are one of the most recognized professions. Mostly because of historic development of medicine.

Surgery was one of the first specialties in history of mankind by performing such operations as skull trepanation, setting bones and bloodletting. If we look on modern history then surgery was performed even before anesthesia was introduced and was one of the most recognized professions in 19th century.

In nowadays to become surgeon one needs to finish medical school and after that it is necessary to undergo specialty training. During training surgeons sub-specialize in certain type of surgery – it could be oncological surgery, abdominal surgery, face and neck surgery, endocrine surgery, pediatric surgery, cardio-thoracic surgery etc. This training can go up to 7-8 years.

In total the time necessary to become a surgeon could be around 10 – 14 years. That’s a lot and it’s a first clue to find a gift!

So when You are searching for gifts keep in mind that surgeons have to study a lot and one type of gifts could be connected with studying, for example, Kindle Paperwhite. 

During their training surgeons are not only operating in operating theater.

They also have night shifts in emergency department. During night shifts surgeons are part of the team which tries to find out patients condition. Mainly they focus on surgical pathology (most common of them are gallbladder infections, pancreatitis, gastrointestinal pathology and tumor cases with decompensation).

Take-away point from that is – try to find gifts which will ease the night shifts for surgeon. You can get some ideas from our 10 Useful Gifts for Medical Residents that they will use!

All things aside most of the medical students choose surgeon profession to perform surgeries!

Is there anything that can help surgeon perform surgeries better? – Yes, there is!

Surgeons must have strong arms and strong muscles of the hand. To make arms and hands stronger one of the gift ideas could be hand gripper.

Another problem while performing surgeries could be pain in the spine. To relieve spinal problems there are 2 options – make it stronger or ease the workload on it. 

Ab roller - gift for surgeon
Ab roller – will strengthen deep muscles of the spine and as a bonus – abdominal muscles too!

To make spine stronger very good exercise is plank. So You could get training mat with some additional fitness supplies. For example, ab roller wheel which will improve not only strength of spine but also abdominal muscles.

Lumbar support - gifts for surgeons
Lumbar support to ease the workload on spine.

To ease the workload on spine one can use lumbar supports or spinal corset. Thank’s to this support the workload on spine will be decreased and it will decrease pain in lumbar spine.

Now as you know little background about surgeons, we hope that there are some gift ideas which are popping up in Your mind.

 

If not, we move further and will try to help you even more!


How to find a perfect gifts for surgeons?

First off, you need to understand that surgeons are people too. You shouldn’t limit yourself to something which is industry specific. Chances are that regarding “industry specific tools” he has everything that he needs already. It’s highly likely that it’s particularly contemporary and top-notch. Gifts for surgeons could be as the gifts for any other people – based on their likes and wants and their own preferences. So, for instance, if you think that he would be better off with a hunting rifle for his hobby, this would definitely be the way to go.

A nice hand watch could be all he needs.  It could be the best gift for surgeons if you know that the person needs and loves proper watches. So, make sure that you are aware of his preferences and all will be good.

Professional Equipment as a Gift for Surgeons

In order to find the best gifts for surgeons in terms of professional equipment, you would have to ask someone who’s aware of these things to come with you. Also, you need to ensure that they are licensed, regulated and particularly professional. With this in mind, if you want to buy your friend a new set of tools, you need to ensure that they are acceptable. Ask a professional about it and shop from medically-specialized facilities all the time.

Be Considerate

As we mentioned above, you need to make sure that you purchase something that your friend would love. If you think that the best gift for surgeon would be something completely unrelated to the profession – go for it. A very convenient way to purchase something expensive which you can’t afford on your own is to discuss it with other people attending the birthday party if there is one. This is going to allow you to look for something for a much higher budget and this is particularly beneficial.

These are the overall tips that you might want to take into account when it comes to shopping for gifts for surgeons. The most important thing that you need to understand is that you shouldn’t limit yourself to something professional.

By saying that it could be something memorable and put a smile on surgeons face. If you had appendix removal just look at this plush appendix. Great addition for office and beautiful gift if surgeon has kids.

Plush appendix - Gift ideas for Surgeons
Plush appendix – will put smile on surgeons face!

Surgeon could be still in medical residency. You could check out our list of 10 Useful Gifts for Medical Residents that they will use or check out our page “Gifts for Medical Residents“!

But otherwise here are our list of gift ideas for surgeons:

ItemUsefulnessFunninessUniqueness PriceOverall ScoreOur Comments
ItemUsefulnessFunninessUniqueness PriceOverall ScoreOur Comments
Night shift bag
(4 / 5)
(3 / 5)
(2.5 / 5)
$$
(4 / 5)
As we mentioned before -
surgeons have night shifts and there are lot of things to take with them!
Specific Surgery Book - notes, tips and tricks, suggestions
(4.5 / 5)
(3 / 5)
(3.5 / 5)
$$
(4 / 5)
Depends on surgeons sub-specialization - Cardiothoracic?
Brain? Pediatric? Abdominal? - Choose Wisely!
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery
(4.5 / 5)
(3 / 5)
(2 / 5)
$$
(4 / 5)
Oxford Handbooks probably are the best in the market to cover every aspect of surgery.
Amazon Echo Dot
(5 / 5)
(4 / 5)
(3 / 5)
$$
(4.5 / 5)
This could help Surgeon to manage his/her time or ease everyday work!
Kindle Paperwhite
(5 / 5)
(3 / 5)
(2 / 5)
$$$
(4.5 / 5)
Screen on Kindle is non-LCD and book reading can always be fun!
Lumbar support
(4 / 5)
(3 / 5)
(3 / 5)
$$$
(3.5 / 5)
Keep surgeons spine healthy and ease the workload on it!
Amazon Gift Card
(4 / 5)
(4 / 5)
(2 / 5)
-
(3.5 / 5)
Let surgeon decide what he wants!
Perfect lunch box
(4 / 5)
(2.5 / 5)
(3 / 5)
$$
(3.5 / 5)
For the brain to function properly - You need food!
Ab roller
(4 / 5)
(3 / 5)
(3 / 5)
$
(3.5 / 5)
To strengthen core, abs and spine!
Confessions of a Surgeon: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated...Life Behind the O.R. Doors
(3 / 5)
(4 / 5)
(3 / 5)
$
(3.5 / 5)
Especially interesting for young surgeons. It's always good to read confessions and thoughts of other colleagues!
The Foreign Body: A collection of the most interesting X-rays of things that don't belong and the stories behind how they got there
(2 / 5)
(4 / 5)
(3 / 5)
$
(2.5 / 5)
Surgeons sometimes have to perform really challenging and confusing surgeries...

If You want to say “Thank You” to Surgeon check out our blog post – 5 Simple, but Memorable Thank You Gifts for Doctors!

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