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.

Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
(Austrian)
Robert ListonRobert Liston
(British)
Michelle BacheletMichelle Bachelet
(Chilean)

James HerriotJames Herriot
(British)
Devi ShettyDevi Shetty
(Indian)
Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta
(American)

Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
(American)
Werner ForssmannWerner Forssmann
(German)
Renée RichardsRenée Richards
(American)

Naresh TrehanNaresh Trehan
(Indian)
Donald DafoeDonald Dafoe
(American)
Leonid RogozovLeonid Rogozov
(Russian)

William Stewart HalstedWilliam Stewart Halsted
(American)
Garth FisherGarth Fisher
(American)
Harold GilliesHarold Gillies
(New Zealander)

Ambroise ParéAmbroise Paré
(French)
Karl GebhardtKarl Gebhardt
(German)
Wilder PenfieldWilder Penfield
(Canadian)

Ludwig StumpfeggerLudwig Stumpfegger
(German)
Ernst-Günther SchenckErnst-Günther Schenck
(German)
William Chester MinorWilliam Chester Minor
(American)

David GorskiDavid Gorski
(American)
Harvey CushingHarvey Cushing
(American)
Daniel Hale WilliamsDaniel Hale Williams
(American)

Zbigniew ReligaZbigniew Religa
(Polish)
Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
(American)
Joseph MurrayJoseph Murray
(American)

Jacques RoggeJacques Rogge
(Belgian)
Michael E. DeBakeyMichael E. DeBakey
(American)
Thomas StarzlThomas Starzl
(American)

Sid WatkinsSid Watkins
(British)
Charles BellCharles Bell
(British)
Howard Atwood KellyHoward Atwood Kelly
(American)

George BassGeorge Bass
(Australian,British)
Marci BowersMarci Bowers
(American)
Regina BenjaminRegina Benjamin
(American)

Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
(Swiss,French)
David SatcherDavid Satcher
(American)
Dominique Jean LarreyDominique Jean Larrey
(French)

Henri LaboritHenri Laborit
(French,Vietnamese)
Frederic E. MohsFrederic E. Mohs
(American)
John Benjamin MurphyJohn Benjamin Murphy
(American)

Louis T. WrightLouis T. Wright
(American)
John HunterJohn Hunter
(Scottish)
James BarryJames Barry
(British)

Robert ReyRobert Rey
(American)
Jan AdamsJan Adams
(American)
James AndrewsJames Andrews
(American)

Henry MarshHenry Marsh
(British)