Hello, I have some simple questions regarding the practise of Trauma Surgeons. One of my big questions is that the differences between a Trauma Surgeon and an ER physician, if there is any. It seems like Trauma Surgery is a pretty non-operative specialty comparing to the other surgical fields. Do they run all traumas are just ones needing surgical care? I've seen shows like Trauma and such, I've almost never seen the trauma surgeons do surgery. So aren't they just like an ER physician? Do ER physicians also run trauma cases? If they do, I just don't see the point of going through all the trouble of the long surgical residency and fellowship to become a Trauma Surgeon. My uncle is doing his neurosurg elective right now and he said that he gets called down a lot to the ER for trauma cases when a lot of the cases has nothing to do with neurosurgery or any kind of surgical problems in general. I've heard that neurosurgeons also get called a lot to run traumas. Why is that?