Origin of surgeonMiddle English surgien from Old French cirurgien from cirurgie, surgery
The definition of a surgeon is a doctor who specializes in surgery.
A doctor who cuts someone open and fixes a problem with clogged arteries through manipulating the internal blood vessels is an example of a surgeon.
A physician specializing in surgery.
Origin of surgeonMiddle English surgien from Anglo-Norman short for Old French cirurgien from cirurgie surgery ; see surgery .
- In the UK, a surgeon holds a fellowship or a postgraduate degree in order to be known as a surgeon. For instance: FRCS or Master of Surgery
- In the United States, a surgeon is a subcategory of doctors (physicians) whose practice is largely or exclusively focused on surgery. They generally hold a credential from a medical body regulating the specialty in which they practice.
- He's my surgeon and the best there is.
- I'm assuming he kept you because you're the best surgeon there is.
- "I am the brilliant surgeon you believe me to be," he said.
- The chances he knew her surgeon were negligible.
- In 1815 he was appointed to the chair of clinical surgery, and became head surgeon at the Hotel-Dieu.