Research teams such as Osaka Medical and Pharamology University School of Medicine, Emiko Kono, and other research teams from the University of Tokyo, Gifu University, Kochi University, and the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology compare the number of operations per surgeon in six gastrointestinal surgery operations such as cholecystectomy. As a result, it was found that the number of female surgeons was significantly smaller.This tendency is more pronounced in more difficult surgery, and the research team believes that it is one of the reasons why few women are in a leading position in gastrointestinal surgery.

 According to the Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University, the research team has gall bladder removal, appendectomy, distal gastrectomy, right half of the colon, lower anterior resection, from a medical database covering 95% of domestic surgery. The number of operations per surgeon for pancreaticoduodenectomy was compared by gender.
As a result, it was clarified that the number of surgeries performed by women was lower than that of men in all surgeries, and that this gender gap became more pronounced as the difficulty of surgery increased, and that it increased with the increase in years of experience.

 The selection of surgical surgeons is often decided by the top surgeons at each medical facility, but it has become clear that the opportunities for surgery are not evenly given to men and women.The research team has called for improvement, saying that the shortage of surgeons is becoming more serious and is causing women to be unable to take a leadership position.

Paper information:[JAMA surgery] Surgical Experience Disparity Between Male and Female Surgeons in Japan

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