Surgery is a medical specialty that uses operative techniques on a patient to treat a pathological condition such as disease or injury, or to help improve bodily function or appearance.
- Surgery is the red flower that blooms among the leaves and thorns that are the rest of medicine.
- Richard Seltzer, American physician, Letters to a Young Doctor (1982)
- I would like to see the day when somebody would be appointed surgeon somewhere who had no hands, for the operative part is the least part of the work.
- Harvey Cushing, American surgeon, Letter to Henry Christian (November 20, 1911)