Why you should choose Dr. Vikas Patel as your Hand & Wrist | Shoulder & Elbow Orthopedic Surgeon ?
4-year degree in medical school:
Orthopedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons complete a four-year degree (M.D. or D.O.) at a medical school letting them to learn about the entire medical field. This allows them to fully understand the medical conditions that patients have.
5 years of residency:
After completing their medical school training, they complete an additional five years of residency with strict oversight from the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This ensures they are proficient in all areas of orthopedic surgery before they can begin practicing medicine.
Additional year of specialty training:
After completing their residency training, orthopedic shoulder and elbow surgeons complete an additional year of specialty training with specialized orthopedic shoulder and elbow surgeons in order to learn the complex skills needed to provide exceptional care to their patients. During that year, the surgeon is trained in the latest techniques and technologies and able to handle a wide variety of complex shoulder and elbow pathologies including revision surgeries. This allows for a total of at least ten years of medical training after college ensuring their skill and devotion to treating patients with shoulder and elbow conditions.
Orthopedic shoulder and elbow surgeons are life-long learners. Every year they complete education as well as attend yearly conferences with the goal of continuing to provide the highest level of care with the most state-of-the-art technologies.
First and foremost, they are physicians. They offer the highest level of operative and non-surgical care to patients of all ages.