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glossary:surgeon [2007/09/01 23:41]
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|+||A physician who treats [[disease]], injury, or deformity by operative or manual methods. A medical doctor specialized in the removal of organs, masses and [[tumor]]s and in doing other procedures using a knife (scalpel). The definition of a "surgeon" has begun to blur in recent years as surgeons have begun to minimize the cutting, employ new technologies that are "minimally invasive," use scopes, etc.|