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.