surgical process


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Noun1.surgical process - a medical procedure involving an incision with instrumentssurgical process - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
catheterisation, catheterization - the operation of introducing a catheter into the body
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
amputation - a surgical removal of all or part of a limb
angioplasty - an operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery
arthroplasty - surgical reconstruction or replacement of a malformed or degenerated joint
arthroscopy - a minimally invasive operation to repair a damaged joint; the surgeon examines the joint with an arthroscope while making repairs through a small incision
brain surgery - any surgical procedure involving the brain
castration - surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men); "bilateral castration results in sterilization"
cauterisation, cauterization, cautery - the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
chemosurgery - use of chemical to destroy diseased or malignant tissue; used in treatment of skin cancer
craniotomy - a surgical opening through the skull
cryosurgery - the use of extreme cold (usually liquid nitrogen) to destroy unwanted tissue (warts or cataracts or skin cancers)
curettage, curettement - surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
debridement - surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing
decortication - removal of the outer covering of an organ or part
D and C, dilatation and curettage, dilation and curettage - a surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion
electrosurgery - surgery performed with electrical devices (as in electrocautery)
enterostomy, enterotomy - surgical operation that creates a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the intestine
enucleation - surgical removal of something without cutting into it; "the enucleation of the tumor"
wrong-site surgery - a surgical operation performed on the wrong part of the body
evisceration - surgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient
exenteration - surgical removal of the organs within a body cavity (as those of the pelvis)
eye operation, eye surgery - any surgical procedure involving the eyes
fenestration - surgical procedure that creates a new fenestra to the cochlea in order to restore hearing lost because of osteosclerosis
gastrectomy - surgical removal of all or part of the stomach
gastroenterostomy - surgical creation of an opening between the stomach wall and the small intestines; performed when the normal opening has been eliminated
gastrostomy - surgical creation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach (as for gastrogavage)
heart surgery - any surgical procedure involving the heart
haemorrhoidectomy, hemorrhoidectomy - surgical procedure for tying hemorrhoids and excising them
haemostasia, haemostasis, hemostasia, hemostasis - surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
hysterotomy - surgical incision into the uterus (as in cesarean section)
implantation - a surgical procedure that places something in the human body; "the implantation of radioactive pellets in the prostate gland"
surgical incision, incision, section - the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
intestinal bypass - surgical operation that shortens the small intestine; used in treating obesity
jejunostomy - surgical creation of an opening between the jejunum and the anterior abdominal wall; will allow artificial feeding
major surgery - any surgical procedure that involves anesthesia or respiratory assistance
microsurgery - surgery using operating microscopes and miniaturized precision instruments to perform intricate procedures on very small structures
minor surgery - any surgical procedure that does not involve anesthesia or respiratory assistance
myotomy - surgical incision or division of a muscle
myringectomy - surgical removal of the eardrum
myringoplasty - surgical repair of a perforated eardrum with a tissue graft
myringotomy - surgical incision into the eardrum (to relieve pressure or release pus from the middle ear)
neurosurgery - any surgery that involves the nervous system (brain or spinal cord or peripheral nerves)
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OpClear has been a successful component to the surgical process not only because of the attributes Eastman Tritan copolyester offers the device, but also because of the contributions of all three companies involved OpClear s innovative concept, Eastman s technical material knowledge and Ci Medical Technologies molding.
Taylor when he was employed at IBM Watson Research Center, is the world's first important surgical assistant robot which supported the surgical process.
Using clear and easy-tofollow dialogue, it guides children through the entire surgical process - from arrival on the ward to postoperative recovery.
Using clear and easy-to-follow dialogue, it guides children through the entire surgical process - from arrival on the ward to post-operative recovery.
As soon as he reached out to us, we admitted him to the ward and initiated the surgical process," said Dr Balwinder Singh from Safdarjung hospital, who is taking care of Hussain.
Lifetime Excellence Research and Innovation recognizes an individual for significant contributions to advocacy in medicine, clinical practice or surgical process.
The kneeGRIP[R] Matrix accommodates a variety of body types, is easy to setup and eases the overall surgical process.
I was able to answer his mum's questions and together with the team, forming a relationship with the family ready helped give them confidence and allay their fears about the surgical process.
A fusion is the surgical process during which an arthritic bone is carefully removed and new bone stimulated to form across the previously moving surfaces.
20 ( ANI ): Scientists have claimed to have found proof that Peruvian healers practiced trepanation - a surgical process that involves removing a section of the cranial vault using a hand drill or a scraping tool - more than 1,000 years ago to treat a variety of ailments, from head injuries to heartsickness.
Khup Chandani, who took care of the surgical process and delivery had a busy time as they were treating the delivered one at one side and expecting the next the other side.
Malyugin Ring is a square-shaped temporary implant with four circular loops that hold the iris at equidistant points during the surgical process, providing the surgeon the space required to reach and remove the cataract affected lense, in such cases with abnormalities in pupil size and function like non-dilating small pupils.