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.

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Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
(Austrian)
Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
(American)
James HerriotJames Herriot
(British)

Marci BowersMarci Bowers
(American)
Michelle BacheletMichelle Bachelet
(Chilean)
Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta
(American)

Daniel Hale WilliamsDaniel Hale Williams
(American)
Robert ListonRobert Liston
(British)
Renée RichardsRenée Richards
(American)

Devi ShettyDevi Shetty
(Indian)
Donald DafoeDonald Dafoe
(American)
Leonid RogozovLeonid Rogozov
(Russian)

Naresh TrehanNaresh Trehan
(Indian)
William Stewart HalstedWilliam Stewart Halsted
(American)
William Chester MinorWilliam Chester Minor
(American)

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

Ernst-Günther SchenckErnst-Günther Schenck
(German)
Ludwig StumpfeggerLudwig Stumpfegger
(German)
Harvey CushingHarvey Cushing
(American)

Zbigniew ReligaZbigniew Religa
(Polish)
Garth FisherGarth Fisher
(American)
Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
(American)

David GorskiDavid Gorski
(American)
Harold GilliesHarold Gillies
(New Zealander)
Sid WatkinsSid Watkins
(British)

George BassGeorge Bass
(Australian,British)
Regina BenjaminRegina Benjamin
(American)
Michael E. DeBakeyMichael E. DeBakey
(American)

Jacques RoggeJacques Rogge
(Belgian)
Thomas StarzlThomas Starzl
(American)
Werner ForssmannWerner Forssmann
(German)

Charles BellCharles Bell
(British)
David SatcherDavid Satcher
(American)
Joseph MurrayJoseph Murray
(American)

Howard Atwood KellyHoward Atwood Kelly
(American)
Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
(Swiss,French)
Dominique Jean LarreyDominique Jean Larrey
(French)

Henri LaboritHenri Laborit
(French,Vietnamese)
Louis T. WrightLouis T. Wright
(American)
Frederic E. MohsFrederic E. Mohs
(American)

John Benjamin MurphyJohn Benjamin Murphy
(American)
James BarryJames Barry
(British)
John HunterJohn Hunter
(Scottish)

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

Henry MarshHenry Marsh
(British)