Surgeons are medical doctors who specialize in evaluating people who have potential
surgical problems and performing surgical operations and techniques.
Common surgeries include hernia repairs, gallbladder removal, and removal of the appendix.
There are many subspecialties in surgery, including chest (thoracic) surgery, blood
vessel (vascular) surgery, and plastic surgery. Surgeons may further specialize by
limiting their practice to specific age groups, such as pediatric surgeons, who only
Surgeons can be board-certified through the Board of Surgery, which is recognized
by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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