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Surgical Specialties

selected surgical specialties

Specialty/physicianscope of practice/concentratio
Allergy/immunology Diseases of an allergic nature
Anesthesiology Anesthesiologist Appropriate anesthesia for partial or complete loss of sensation
Bariatrics(cian) Treatment of obesity
Cardiology(ist) Diseases of the heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries
Dermatology(ist) (Derm) Diseases of the skin
Endocrinology(ist) Diseases of the endocrine system (the glands and the hormones they secrete)
Epidemiology(ist) Epidemic diseases
Gatreoenterology(ist) gastr/o (stomach) enter/o (intestines) Diseases of the stomach and intestines
Gerontology(ist) geront/p (old age) Study of aspects of aging
Gynecology(ist) (GYN) gynec/on (female) Diseases of the female reproductive system
Hematology(ist) hemat/o (blood) Diseases of the blood and blood-forming tissues
Infectious Disease Disease caused by the growth of the pathogenic microorganisms within the body
Internal Medicine Internist Diseases of internal origin not usually treated surgically
Nephronology(ist) nephr/o (kidney) Diseases of the kidney and urinary system
Family Practice (FP) Family practitioner Care ofm embers of the family regardless of age and/or sex
Neurology(ist) (Neuro) Diseases of the nervous system
Obstetrics(ian) (OB) Treatment of the female during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum
Oncology(ist) Study of tumors
Ophthalmology(ist) diseases of the eye
Orthopedic(ist) (Orth) diseases and disorders involving locomotor structures of the body
Otorhinolaryngology(ist) (ENT) Diseases of the ear, nose, and larynx
Pathology(ist) Study of structural and functional changes in tissues and organs caused by disease
Pediatrics(ian) (Peds) Diseases of children
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physiatrist Treatment of disease by physical agent
Proctology (ist) Diseases of the colon,rectum, and anus
Psychiatry(ist) (Psych) Diseases of the mind
Pulmonary Diseases Pulmonologist Diseases of the lungs
Created by: avilshad6601