A surgeon is a medical practitioner or physician who performs surgical operations on patients depending on their treatment plan. There are various types of surgeries that a surgeon may execute based on the condition and disorder of the patient. Their primary responsibility is to cure injuries, deformities or diseases using invasive or non-invasive surgical procedures.
They make use of appliances, medical instruments, and devices to perform surgery. These medical professionals can either become a general surgeon or can specialize in any branch of medicine such as neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics, dentistry, and other fields.
Candidates who want to become a surgeon require completing four years of the undergraduate program, followed by an additional four years of medical school to acquire a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. And then after completing three to eight years of surgical residency at a hospital, they will be able to practice.