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surgery

 [sur´jer-e]
1. the branch of health science that treats diseases, injuries, and deformities by manual or operative methods.
2. the place where operative procedures are performed.
3. in Great Britain, a room or office where a doctor sees and treats patients.
4. the work performed by a surgeon; see also operation and procedure. adj., adj sur´gical.
ambulatory surgery any operative procedure not requiring an overnight stay in the hospital; it must be carefully planned to ensure that all necessary diagnostic tests are completed prior to admission. Discharge instructions must place a high priority on patient safety. Called also day surgery.
bench surgery surgery performed on an organ that has been removed from the body, after which it is reimplanted.
day surgery ambulatory surgery.
maxillofacial surgery oral and maxillofacial s.
minimal access surgery (minimally invasive surgery) a surgical procedure done in a manner that causes little or no trauma or injury to the patient, such as through a cannula using lasers, endoscopes, or laparoscopes; compared with other procedures, those in this category involve less bleeding, smaller amounts of anesthesia, less pain, and minimal scarring.
open heart surgery surgery that involves incision into one or more chambers of the heart, such as for repair or palliation of congenital heart defects, repair or replacement of defective heart valves, or coronary artery bypass.
oral and maxillofacial surgery that branch of dental practice that deals with the diagnosis and the surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the human mouth and dental structures. Called also maxillofacial or oral surgery.
orthopedic surgery orthopedics.
plastic surgery see plastic surgery.
stereotaxic surgery the production of sharply localized lesions in the brain after precise localization of the target tissue by use of three-dimensional coordinates.

am·bu·la·to·ry sur·ger·y

operative procedures performed on patients who are admitted to and discharged from a hospital on the same day.

ambulatory surgery

n.
Surgery performed on a person who is admitted to and discharged from a hospital on the same day.

ambulatory surgery

Outpatient surgery Medical practice Surgery performed on an outpatient basis in otherwise healthy and clinically stable persons in a facility which may be either free-standing or a suite inside the hospital Pros ↓ Cost; return to daily routine is faster; procedure is less invasive, less debilitating Cons Cost-control pressures, less invasive and more convenient care may ↑ utilization and costs; ↑ family costs and stress

am·bu·la·to·ry sur·gery

(am'byū-lă-tōr-ē sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Operative procedures performed on patients who are admitted to and discharged from a hospital on the same day.
See also: ambulatory care
Synonym(s): outpatient surgery, same-day surgery.

am·bu·la·to·ry sur·gery

(am'byū-lă-tōr-ē sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Operative procedures performed on patients admitted to and discharged from a hospital the same day.

ambulatory surgery,

n the surgical care provided to persons who do not require overnight nursing care.
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