List of famous surgeons with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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Surgeons are those physicians who treat medical conditions like diseases, injuries or deformities using surgical methods. Surgeries are complicated procedures where the body tissues are physically amended and can be invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive. Performing surgery requires a high degree of precision and skill and thus surgeons need to be very alert and responsive while treating patients. Being a professional surgeon is both mentally and physically taxing. They are required to stand for hours while performing surgery while maintaining their mental alertness. They also have to work long and irregular hours. The level of stress and pressure is high as in many cases the life of the patient depends on the surgeon. However at the same time, the satisfaction of saving lives can be immense. Since the human body is complex, many surgeons specialize in performing surgery on a particular area of the body. Cardiac surgeons specialize in performing heart operations while neurosurgeons treat the brain and the nervous system. Surgeons may also specialize upon the category of patients they treat. Pediatric surgeons work with children while gynecologic surgeons operate exclusively on women. Surgeons closely collaborate with other healthcare specialists and anesthesiologists before, during and after surgery. Read on to know about the famous surgeons from all over the world who have saved many precious lives with their dedication and hard work.

Ben Carson Ben Carson
American

Galen Galen
Greek

Magdi Yacoub Magdi Yacoub
Egyptian, British

John Snow John Snow
British

Christiaan Barnard Christiaan Barnard
South African

Dr. Miami Dr. Miami
American
Victor Chang Victor Chang
Australian

Charles Brenton Charles Brenton Huggins
Canadian, American

Edward Dunlop Edward Dunlop
Australian
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Mehmet OzMehmet Oz
Turkish, American
Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta
American

William Chester MinorWilliam Chester Minor
American

Michelle BacheletMichelle Bachelet
Chilean

Devi ShettyDevi Shetty
Indian

Naresh TrehanNaresh Trehan
Indian
Renée RichardsRenée Richards
American

Walter Jackson Freeman IIWalter Jackson Freeman II
American
William Stewart HalstedWilliam Stewart Halsted
American

Leonid RogozovLeonid Rogozov
Russian

C. Everett KoopC. Everett Koop
American
John McCraeJohn McCrae
Canadian

Donald DafoeDonald Dafoe
American
Karl GebhardtKarl Gebhardt
German

Harvey CushingHarvey Cushing
American

Ludwig StumpfeggerLudwig Stumpfegger
German

Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
American

Wilder PenfieldWilder Penfield
Canadian
Garth FisherGarth Fisher
American

Ambroise ParéAmbroise Paré
French

Bassem YoussefBassem Youssef
Egyptian

Michael E. DeBakeyMichael E. DeBakey
American
Sheikh Muszaphar ShukorSheikh Muszaphar Shukor
Malaysian
Harold GilliesHarold Gillies
New Zealander

Ernst-Günther SchenckErnst-Günther Schenck
German

James LindJames Lind
Scottish

Antonia NovelloAntonia Novello
Puerto Rican, American
Tobias SmollettTobias Smollett
British, Scottish

Marci BowersMarci Bowers
American
Jacques RoggeJacques Rogge
Belgian

William BeaumontWilliam Beaumont
American

George BassGeorge Bass
Australian, British
Thomas StarzlThomas Starzl
American

David GorskiDavid Gorski
American
Sid WatkinsSid Watkins
British

William C. GorgasWilliam C. Gorgas
American

Werner ForssmannWerner Forssmann
German
Hamilton NakiHamilton Naki
South African

Zbigniew ReligaZbigniew Religa
Polish
Ephraim McDowellEphraim McDowell
American

Charles BellCharles Bell
British

Carlo LeviCarlo Levi
Italian

Howard Atwood KellyHoward Atwood Kelly
American
Joseph MurrayJoseph Murray
American

David SatcherDavid Satcher
American

Regina BenjaminRegina Benjamin
American

Tenley AlbrightTenley Albright
American

Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
Swiss, French
Dominique Jean LarreyDominique Jean Larrey
French

Gideon MantellGideon Mantell
British
Sherwin B. NulandSherwin B. Nuland
American

Crawford LongCrawford Long
American

Judah FolkmanJudah Folkman
American
Percivall PottPercivall Pott
British

Per-Ingvar BrånemarkPer-Ingvar Brånemark
Swedish
William Williams KeenWilliam Williams Keen
American

Heinrich Anton de BaryHeinrich Anton de Bary
German
Oliver St. John GogartyOliver St. John Gogarty
Irish

Patrick SteptoePatrick Steptoe
British

R. Austin FreemanR. Austin Freeman
British
Denis Parsons BurkittDenis Parsons Burkitt
Northern Irish

Robert James GravesRobert James Graves
Irish
Frederic E. MohsFrederic E. Mohs
American