A surgeon is an expert who treats disease, injury or deformation through surgeries and operations. They use manual methods to physically change body tissues and surgeons have also started using other methods like scopes and lasers.

Career Options

  • - Surgical Technologists - Anesthesiologist - Thoracic Surgery - Colon and Rectal Surgery - Obstetrics and Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology - Breast Surgery - Reconstructive Surgery - Dental Surgery

Educational Qualifications

  • - 12th examination, minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board. - Seat through competitive exams like NEET, AIIMS, JIPMER Puducherry, CMC-Vellore, etc to get into medical colleges.

Personal Skills

  • - High manual dexterity - Good hand-eye co-ordination - Excellent vision and visuo-spatial awareness - Good organizational ability and effective decision-making skills - Excellent communication skills - A calm temperament and the ability to work well under pressure - Physical stamina to meet with the demands of surgery - The ability to lead and manage a team effectively

Courses to be pursued

  • - MBBS - M.Ch. (Cardiac Surgery) - M.Ch. (Gastro Intestinal Surgery) - M.Ch. (General Surgery) - D.N.B. (Neuro Surgery) - D.N.B. (General Surgery)

Top Colleges

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences Address: Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110029 Phone: +91-11-26588500/ 26588700 Website:
  • Christian Medical College Address: IDA Scudder Road, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632004, India Phone: 0416-2222102, 2281000, 2286001, 3070000 Website:

Working Conditions

Surgeons work long irregular hours and they work for about 60 hours per week. Surgeons analyze illnesses and prescribe and administer check-ups for people suffering from any injury or disease. They work in well-equipped and well lighted rooms where sanitization is kept in mind while performing any surgery.

Top Companies

  • Apollo Hospitals Address: Mathura Rd, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110076 Phone: 1860 500 1066 Website:
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences Address: Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110029 Phone: 011 2658 8500 Website:

Successful Persons

Denton Cooley

Denton Cooley is one of the biggest names in the world of Cardiovascular surgeries. He has received his undergraduate and medical degree from Texas University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. When Cooley first performed his artificial heart transplant in a human being, since then he started achieving success in his life. Later, he became the founder and Chairman of Texas Heart Institute.

Russell M. Nelson

Russell M. Nelson received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah and did his MD from the same. His groundbreaking success was when Nelson and his colleagues invented the first heart lung machine. This machine allowed the first open heart surgical procedure in the world in 1951.

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