major surgery

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Noun1.major surgery - any surgical procedure that involves anesthesia or respiratory assistancemajor surgery - any surgical procedure that involves anesthesia or respiratory assistance
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - 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"
minor surgery - any surgical procedure that does not involve anesthesia or respiratory assistance
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Kailey and Kyle understand they will need to do more chores at home and help her mom during her home recovery from the kidney removal, which is considered major surgery.
Research involving more than 50,000 bowel cancer patients shows for the first time that four-in-five patients who underwent major surgery in England and Wales lived beyond two years of diagnosis.
Washington, June 3 ( ANI ): A new study has revealed that men experience more pain after major surgery, while women feel more pain after minor procedures.
Yes I've had major surgery, a much larger surgery than first anticipated, but I would like to tell u, it was a complete success
The biggest concern for the Dodgers was the health of his right shoulder, on which he had major surgery in 1998.
Fetal brain cells, they suggest, might be better than adrenal cells at enhancing dopamine production, and the major surgery involved in collecting the patient's adrenal cells could be eliminated.
From peripheral IV insertion to major surgery, Medi-Flex is the only company that provides a full line of chlorhexidine gluconate antiseptic skin preps that meet the unique needs of each hospital department.
The result of this multi-year study is further evidence indicating UFE is a benefit to women who are suffering the debilitating effects of symptomatic fibroids, but are hesitant to have major surgery such as a hysterectomy.
The most effective treatment has been invasive surgery -- hysterectomy (removal of uterus), or myomectomy (removal of fibroids) -- but entails the risks of major surgery, with prolonged recovery time and high cost.
It wasn't a major surgery, it was just something that was hurting me.
Physicians often use anticoagulant drugs to prevent blood clots in patients recuperating from heart attacks, stroke or major surgery, but not without risking serious side effects.
Children with recurrent ear infections that antibiotics don't allay might benefit more from minor surgery to implant tubes that ventilate the middle ear, Paradise suggests, than from the major surgery of tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy.