What is a Surgeon?

A surgeon is a doctor that performs operations and uses instrumental techniques to improve function, treat disease or injury, improve appearance or repair unwanted ruptured areas. Doctors, dentists and veterinarians perform surgery. Surgery is defined as technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. Surgery is when a patient’s tissues are cut or a previously sustained wound is closed. All forms of surgery are considered invasive. The only types of surgery that are noninvasive are laser ablation or radiosurgical procedures.

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Daniel Cole: Heart Transplant Survivor

Daniel Cole is not a normal 25-year-old. His family has a history of heart disease, and, by his mid-20s, his heart had been weakened to the point where it was no longer strong enough to sustain his life. To further complicate matters, he also has... Continue Reading

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Dr. Jennifer Fiorini: Lowcountry Surgeon

The first thing you notice about Dr. Jennifer Fiorini is her upbeat attitude about life and about her practice as a general surgeon. And that feeling translates to her patients, who see a compassionate woman who can excise a breast tumor or remove an... Continue Reading

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