• Marc Neff


The surgical career is infinitely stressful, on every level. Learning to deal with the stress is every bit as important as how to hold a scalpel. When we ignore this skill, the stress slowly builds like plaque in an artery. Eventually it leads to true and complete exhaustion and can affect productivity, performance, and our interpersonal relationships. This chapter focuses on discussing surgeon burnout.


Burnout Exhaustion Withdrawn Stress 

Suggested Reading

  1. Phil Harley. Beating Burnout-Physician Heal Thyself. A guide for busy, tired, and stressed doctors. Brain Solutions. 2016.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Neff
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  1. 1.Center for Surgical Weight LossJefferson Health New JerseyCherry HillUSA

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