Definition of brain surgeon in English:

brain surgeon


  • 1A medical practitioner qualified to perform surgical operations on the brain and other parts of the nervous system.

    ‘a leading brain surgeon in Oxford’
    • ‘She learned where the best brain surgeons worked and what techniques they used.’
    • ‘She was stabilised and taken by ambulance to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, where brain surgeons carried out two life-saving operations.’
    • ‘The couple resigned themselves to following the doctors' advice when by chance a sister-in-law found an article about a pioneering British brain surgeon living in America.’
    • ‘The parents are terrified, their fears not at all eased by being referred to a brain surgeon.’
    • ‘The surgery would be so long that it would be done by two brain surgeons, working in shifts.’
    • ‘His mother developed Alzheimer's, and he has his brain surgeon visit his mum in her rest home.’
    • ‘Merrick takes up his long-abandoned medical studies; after several years he becomes a famous brain surgeon.’
    • ‘He is a brain surgeon and a leading expert on the medicine behind motor sports.’
    • ‘Just as brain surgeons train beyond basic medicine, potential ballet teachers should have special training to mold dancers of the future.’
    • ‘This is tantamount to distracting a brain surgeon just as he's reaching the area of the brain where the patient's trouble is.’
    1. 1.1informal usually with negative An exceptionally intelligent person.
      ‘I'm hardly the staff brain surgeon’
      ‘it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out what is actually happening’
      • ‘I don't think it takes a brain surgeon to understand how to read a story.’
      • ‘You do not have to be a brain surgeon by any stretch of the imagination, but you have to be able to understand things.’
      • ‘If half this was true, the players would need to be not only top athletes, but brain surgeons to remember all the plays as well.’
      • ‘You don't need to be a brain surgeon to realise that cities with Bangalore's investment and growth potential require infrastructural support.’
      • ‘It doesn't take a brain surgeon to spot this lie.’
      • ‘You don't need to be a brain surgeon to realise that the more you save and the longer you save, the more you'll end up with.’
      • ‘Of course, if you are a brain surgeon, that's a different story, but for most of us, a little less than perfect can be more than adequate.’
      • ‘It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out that this is not the reality for the vast majority of students.’
      • ‘It doesn't take a brain surgeon to realize that word-of-mouth testimonials is one of the most effective types of advertising to bring new customers into your gallery.’
      • ‘You don't have to be a brain surgeon to work out that this is my chance.’
      • ‘You don't have to be a brain surgeon to know United will be hot favourites to win the game.’
      • ‘It doesn't take a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon to work out that if we allow health expenditure to continue to rise at its present rate, then our levels of taxation will have to increase.’