Taxonomy Code 208600000X
Surgery

Taxonomy Code Details

Taxonomy Code208600000X
Grouping:Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
Classification:Surgery
Code Level:Level II - Classification
Definition:A general surgeon has expertise related to the diagnosis - preoperative, operative and postoperative management - and management of complications of surgical conditions in the following areas: alimentary tract; abdomen; breast, skin and soft tissue; endocrine system; head and neck surgery; pediatric surgery; surgical critical care; surgical oncology; trauma and burns; and vascular surgery. General surgeons increasingly provide care through the use of minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques. Many general surgeons also possess expertise in transplantation surgery, plastic surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.
Notes:Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definition added, source added; 7/1/2011: modified source]

Additional Resources: American Board of Surgery, 2007. http://www.absurgery.org/. American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, 2007. http://www.osteopathic.org/certification

Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Surgery. Board certification for Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs) is provided by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.
Version:NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 24.0
Last Updated:January 01, 2024
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100% Individuals
0% Organizations
27% Female
73% Male
100% Individual Providers (49459)0% Medical Organizations (13,788)27% Female Providers (13207)73% Male Providers (36252)

The code 208600000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for surgery grouped under allopathic & osteopathic physicians. NPI records indicate a total of 63,247 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is surgery of which 13,207 are registered as females, 36,252 registered as males and 13,788 are organizations.

208600000X is a Level II - Classification taxonomy code used to describe a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.


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