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 doctor who specializes in surgery, as distinguished from a physician
Origin of surgeonMiddle English surgien ; from Old French cirurgien ; from cirurgie, surgery
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.