Life as a Surgeon from a Spouse’s Perspective

  • James J. Cavello
  • Peter M. Flannery
  • Melissa Cartolano


It is an understatement to say that the surgical profession is a physically and mentally taxing one for the men and women who decide to pursue the occupation. Hopefully the preceding chapters have provided some clarity on how to better navigate the surgical profession and thus ease some of the stresses you may be feeling about managing your career. If there is a significant other in your life, it is also important to be cognizant of the stress that dating/being married to a surgeon can place on your relationship, especially if your partner is not in the medical field.


Surgeon spouse perspective Surgeon partner empathy Surgeon time management Surgeon personal relationship management 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • James J. Cavello
    • 1
  • Peter M. Flannery
    • 2
  • Melissa Cartolano
    • 3
  1. 1.Johnson & JohnsonHorshamUSA
  2. 2.Bisgaier HoffHaddonfieldUSA
  3. 3.FrankfurtUSA

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