Surgery is the medical specialty that treats diseases and disorders by cutting and removing or changing the body with an operative procedure. A physician in this specialty is called a surgeon.
There are many reasons to have surgery. Some procedures can relieve or prevent pain and others find a problem, reduce the symptoms of a problem or improve a body function.
What is a surgeon?
A surgeon is a physician who has been educated and trained in the diagnosis of disease and in preoperative, operative and postoperative management of patient care.