Surgeons are medical doctors who specialize in evaluating people
who have potential surgical problems and performing surgical operations and
Common surgeries include hernia repairs, gallbladder removal, and
removal of the appendix. There are many subspecialties in surgery, including
chest (thoracic) surgery, blood vessel (vascular) surgery, and plastic surgery. Surgeons may further specialize by limiting their
practice to specific age groups, such as pediatric surgeons, who only treat
Surgeons can be board-certified through the Board of Surgery, which
is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
August 17, 2012
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
We are happy to take your appointment request over the phone, or, you may fill out an online request form.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.