AskDefine | Define surgeon

Dictionary Definition

surgeon n : a physician who specializes in surgery [syn: operating surgeon, sawbones]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. One who performs surgery; a doctor who performs operations on people or animals.
    The surgeon refused to operate because the patient was her son.



doctor who performs surgery



surgeon m

Extensive Definition

In medicine, a surgeon is a person who performs surgery. Surgery is a broad category of invasive medical treatment that involves the cutting of a body, whether human or animal, for a specific reason such to remove a diseased organ or to repair a tear or breakage. Surgeons may be medical practitioners, dentists, podiatrists or veterinarians. In earlier times there were also people trained solely in removing bladder stones, but at the present day specialised practitioners would have first been trained in one of the professions already mentioned.

Surgical Specialties


The salary for a surgeon depends on the specific speciality of surgery.

Noted surgeons

details List of surgeons


surgeon in Bulgarian: Хирург
surgeon in Catalan: Cirurgia
surgeon in Czech: Chirurgie
surgeon in Danish: Kirurgi
surgeon in German: Chirurgie
surgeon in Spanish: Cirujano
surgeon in Esperanto: Kirurgio
surgeon in French: Chirurgie
surgeon in Irish: Máinliacht
surgeon in Korean: 외과
surgeon in Croatian: Kirurgija
surgeon in Ido: Kirurgio
surgeon in Indonesian: Ahli bedah
surgeon in Italian: Chirurgia
surgeon in Hebrew: כירורגיה
surgeon in Lithuanian: Chirurgija
surgeon in Hungarian: Sebészet
surgeon in Macedonian: Хирургија
surgeon in Dutch: Heelkunde
surgeon in Japanese: 外科学
surgeon in Norwegian: Kirurgi
surgeon in Low German: Kirurgie
surgeon in Polish: Chirurgia
surgeon in Portuguese: Cirurgia
surgeon in Russian: Хирургия
surgeon in Simple English: Surgery
surgeon in Slovenian: Kirurgija
surgeon in Serbian: Хирургија
surgeon in Serbo-Croatian: Kirurgija
surgeon in Finnish: Kirurgia
surgeon in Swedish: Kirurgi
surgeon in Vietnamese: Ngoại khoa
surgeon in Chinese: 外科学
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