ADJ. distinguished, eminent, leading, top | brilliant | pioneering | chief, consultant, senior | qualified | general | brain, dental, eye, heart, orthopaedic, plastic, transplant, veterinary A plastic surgeon successfully rebuilt his nose. | police
VERB + SURGEON be, work as | become, qualify as He is determined to qualify as a surgeon. | see
SURGEON + VERB operate, perform an operation, remove sth the surgeon who will operate on you Surgeons removed her right leg above the knee.
PHRASES surgeon's knife Many people are terrified at the thought of the surgeon's knife.