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Dictionary Definition

sawbones n : a physician who specializes in surgery [syn: surgeon, operating surgeon]

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sawbones (plural: sawbones or sawboneses)


Extensive Definition

In medicine, a surgeon is a person who performs surgery. Surgery is a broad category of invasive medical treatment that involves the cutting of a body, whether human or animal, for a specific reason such to remove a diseased organ or to repair a tear or breakage. Surgeons may be medical practitioners, dentists, podiatrists or veterinarians. In earlier times there were also people trained solely in removing bladder stones, but at the present day specialised practitioners would have first been trained in one of the professions already mentioned.

Surgical Specialties


The salary for a surgeon depends on the specific speciality of surgery.

Noted surgeons

details List of surgeons


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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Doctor of Medicine, GP, MD, Md, allopath, allopathist, attending physician, coroner, country doctor, croaker, doc, doctor, family doctor, general practitioner, house physician, intern, leech, medical, medical attendant, medical examiner, medical man, medical practitioner, medico, operative surgeon, operator, physician, physician in ordinary, resident, resident physician, surgeon
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