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There have been some famous surgeons, but they don't achieve that renown for performing the most surgeries in a day, or making the longest incision. This is not really a "stats" game. More likely, you can become known for either performing a surgery that is the first of its kind (such as the Heart-Brain Switcheroo Method, for which we at Shmoop are currently attempting to obtain a patent), or for being responsible for some other type of surgical advancement, such as the invention of the first combination retractor-and-iPod (also waiting for word from the Patent Office on this one).