What is the difference between Surgeon and Neurosurgeon?

The difference between surgeon and neurosurgeon

is that “surgeon” is one who performs surgery; a doctor who performs operations on people or animals and “neurosurgeon” is a surgeon specializing in brain surgery.

surgeon

neurosurgeon

Noun

  • One who performs surgery; a doctor who performs operations on people or animals.
  • A surgeonfish.

Synonyms

  • chirurgeon (archaic)

Exemple

  • The surgeon refused to operate because the patient was her son.

Noun

  • A surgeon specializing in brain surgery.

Related terms

  • neurosurgery
  • neurosurgical