Surgeon is a basic perk that provides a mix of support and combat in the form of medical and shooting stats. Surgical survivors start with a scalpel which inflicts a good amount of damage but will eventually break.


Upgrades for Surgeon can be purchased from Weapon and Shooting Perks in exchange for Zombo Points.

Unlock Unlocked by default
Level 2 1 Zombo Point
Level 3 2 Zombo Points

Trait Interactions

  • Civilized - grants a survivor the highest starting medical stat (5 medical)
  • Nurturing - grants a survivor the second highest starting medical stat (4 medical)


  • Prior to the 8/4/17 DUODENUM update, surgeons started with a meat cleaver instead of a scalpel.
Perks & Traits
Peak Performance Perks
Weapon and Shooting Perks
Perks of the Mind
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