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
Christiaan Barnard Christiaan Barnard
South African

Magdi Yacoub Magdi Yacoub
Egyptian, British

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

Charles Brenton Charles Brenton Huggins
Canadian, American

Edward Dunlop Edward Dunlop
Australian

William Chester MinorWilliam Chester Minor
American

Viktor FranklViktor Frankl
Austrian
Sanjay GuptaSanjay Gupta
American
James HerriotJames Herriot
British
Michelle BacheletMichelle Bachelet
Chilean

Devi ShettyDevi Shetty
Indian
Robert ListonRobert Liston
British
Renée RichardsRenée Richards
American

Naresh TrehanNaresh Trehan
Indian
Vivien ThomasVivien Thomas
American
William Stewart HalstedWilliam Stewart Halsted
American
Donald DafoeDonald Dafoe
American

Leonid RogozovLeonid Rogozov
Russian
Sid WatkinsSid Watkins
British
Garth FisherGarth Fisher
American

Karl GebhardtKarl Gebhardt
German
Harvey CushingHarvey Cushing
American
Zbigniew ReligaZbigniew Religa
Polish
Ludwig StumpfeggerLudwig Stumpfegger
German

Wilder PenfieldWilder Penfield
Canadian
Ambroise ParéAmbroise Paré
French
David GorskiDavid Gorski
American

Daniel Hale WilliamsDaniel Hale Williams
American
Harold GilliesHarold Gillies
New Zealander
Ernst-Günther SchenckErnst-Günther Schenck
German
Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
American

Marci BowersMarci Bowers
American
George BassGeorge Bass
Australian, British
Jacques RoggeJacques Rogge
Belgian

Thomas StarzlThomas Starzl
American
Michael E. DeBakeyMichael E. DeBakey
American
Werner ForssmannWerner Forssmann
German
Joseph MurrayJoseph Murray
American

David SatcherDavid Satcher
American
Regina BenjaminRegina Benjamin
American
Charles BellCharles Bell
British

Serge VoronoffSerge Voronoff
Swiss, French
Dominique Jean LarreyDominique Jean Larrey
French
Howard Atwood KellyHoward Atwood Kelly
American
Frederic E. MohsFrederic E. Mohs
American

Henri LaboritHenri Laborit
French, Vietnamese
Louis T. WrightLouis T. Wright
American
John Benjamin MurphyJohn Benjamin Murphy
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