surgical procedure


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Noun1.surgical procedure - a medical procedure involving an incision with instrumentssurgical procedure - 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)
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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Tokyo-based telecoms products supplier OKI Networks Co Ltd declared on Sunday that it has partnered with Kyushu University to successfully stream live high-definition resolution surgical procedure videos to overseas recipients.
Therapeutic mammoplasty has become an important surgical procedure in the armamentarium of procedures to extend the role of breast-conserving surgery.
This claim, however, must be tempered with an assessment on an individual basis of the type of surgical procedure required, each patient's level of dental anxiety and the preference for GA or RA of both the child patient and their carer(s).
"As a result, adipose-derived stem and regenerative cells could potentially offer breast cancer patients the option to use their own cells to restore a natural breast contour following surgery, obviating the need for an implant or complicated surgical procedure. Currently, there are few natural alternatives for breast reconstruction, creating a significant need for innovative procedures such as this one, now being investigated with adipose stem and regenerative cells."
In a surgical procedure, the researchers removed most of the damaged bladder tissue from each patient and collected healthy bladder-wall and muscle cells.
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Cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gall bladder, is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the United States.
Letter ruling 9625049 defined RK as "a surgical procedure that involves making small incisions in the cornea radiating outward from the central area." The ruling also focused on Treasury regulations section 1.213-1(e)(1)(ic), which says, "Medical care includes operations or treatments, including surgery, affecting any structure or function of the body, which is primarily undertaken for prevention or alleviation of a physical or mental defect or illness."
Q: The revised RAI User's Manual, in Section P, says not to code services that were provided solely in conjunction with a surgical procedure and the immediate postoperative recovery period.
In addition, many patients appreciate taking a few days to several weeks to unwind and heal from a surgical procedure before heading for home.
In addition to the risks of anesthesia and surgery in general, there are complications that may result from any surgical procedure that places a foreign object (including a breast implant) in the body.
Surgical procedure (the only ones reported) 1,500,000