Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, and their impact on human health. It does not generally involve surgical intervention.

However, some surgical procedures may be performed to treat infections caused by microorganisms, such as removal of an infected tissue, drainage of an abscess, or amputation of a limb in severe cases of infections like gangrene.

In summary, while there is no specific surgical specialty referred to as “microbiology surgery,” some surgical procedures may be performed to treat infections caused by micro-organisms. These procedures are usually performed by specialists in the relevant surgical speciality (eg an orthopaedic surgeon in the case of limb amputation).

Private experience – NHS excellence