Surgeons, like anyone else, vary widely in personality.
Some are very good to work with, are team players, and treat nurses with respect.
BUT..many do not. Where I work the majority of surgeons are prima donnas who think that they are the center of the universe and typically treat the OR staff in a condescending, demeaning, belittleing manner.
Many of these surgeons have poor coping skills and poor interpersonal skills-being prepared and competent is not a guarantee against being treated poorly by surgeons. So many things in the OR are beyond the control of the staff-equipment malfunctions, availability of a second room for the surgeons, delays because patient needs a medical workup or arrived late- yet surgeons tend to do the easiest thing, namely vent on the people closest to them-the staff in the room.
Not only this, often surgeons don't plan or communicate appropriately, but whose fault is this-the staff in the room of course!
Largely, it depends on the attitude of the hospital administration, and whether they choose to back their staff or not. Some hospitals will address inapproprite behavior with offending docs, but many do not as they don't want to offend the doctors who bring patients into the hospital.
One thing in the OR that does wear thin over time-- how your day goes is dependent on the mood of another person. If the surgeon is in a good mood, you will have a good day. If the surgeon comes in with a bad mood, you will probably have a bad day.
OR, like any other area, has its pluses and minuses. You have to balance one against the other, and decide what is right for you.
Will you have the opportunity to do a preceptorship in your nursing program
? If so, why not do your in an OR and see for yourself whether this is an area that would suit your or not?