Surgery is a huge area of medicine, the primary method of treatment which is a surgical intervention, or simply – the operation. However, this definition is not quite complete. Many diseases are treated by surgeons without surgical intervention.
Currently, surgery includes a variety of specialized disciplines, which are branches of surgery. In this article we shortly describe the types of surgeons, and what the surgeons of different specialties do.
Upper gastro-intestinal surgeon
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon
Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon
Obstetrician and gynaecologist
Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon
Of course, it’s not all areas of surgery. Some of the specialty divided into several subspecialty (such as cardiothoracic surgeons divided into cardiosurgeons and thoracic surgeons). But in general, we hope that this article helped you to get acquainted with most types of surgeons.