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

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)
Michelle BacheletMichelle Bachelet
(Chilean)

William Stewart HalstedWilliam Stewart Halsted
(American)
Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta
(American)

Daniel Hale WilliamsDaniel Hale Williams
(American)

James HerriotJames Herriot
(British)

Renée RichardsRenée Richards
(American)
Michael E. DeBakeyMichael E. DeBakey
(American)

Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
(American)
Russell M. NelsonRussell M. Nelson
(American)

Harvey CushingHarvey Cushing
(American)

Devi ShettyDevi Shetty
(Indian)

Leonid RogozovLeonid Rogozov
(Russian)
Regina BenjaminRegina Benjamin
(American)

Wilder PenfieldWilder Penfield
(Canadian)
Harold GilliesHarold Gillies
(New Zealander)

Robert ReyRobert Rey
(American)

William Chester MinorWilliam Chester Minor
(American)

Naresh TrehanNaresh Trehan
(Indian)
John Benjamin MurphyJohn Benjamin Murphy
(American)

David SatcherDavid Satcher
(American)
Ernst-Günther SchenckErnst-Günther Schenck
(German)

Sid WatkinsSid Watkins
(British)

Robert ListonRobert Liston
(British)

Karl GebhardtKarl Gebhardt
(German)
Zbigniew ReligaZbigniew Religa
(Polish)

Ludwig StumpfeggerLudwig Stumpfegger
(German)
Jacques RoggeJacques Rogge
(Belgian)

Werner ForssmannWerner Forssmann
(German)

George BassGeorge Bass
(Australian,British)

Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
(American)
Thomas StarzlThomas Starzl
(American)

Jan AdamsJan Adams
(American)
Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
(Swiss,French)

Charles BellCharles Bell
(British)

Garth FisherGarth Fisher
(American)

David GorskiDavid Gorski
(American)
Howard Atwood KellyHoward Atwood Kelly
(American)

Marci BowersMarci Bowers
(American)
Louis T. WrightLouis T. Wright
(American)

Dominique Jean LarreyDominique Jean Larrey
(French)

Donald DafoeDonald Dafoe
(American)

Frederic E. MohsFrederic E. Mohs
(American)
James BarryJames Barry
(British)

Henry MarshHenry Marsh
(British)
James AndrewsJames Andrews
(American)

John HunterJohn Hunter
(Scottish)

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