elective surgery

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elective surgery

Surgery Any operation that can be performed with advanced planning–eg, cholecystectomy, hernia repair, colonic resection, coronary artery bypass

e·lec·tive sur·ge·ry

(ĕ-lek'tiv sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Surgery a patient chooses to undergo although its need is neither vital nor urgent.

elective surgery

non-emergency surgery, taking place at a predetermined date


1. that branch of veterinary science which treats diseases, injuries and deformities by manual or operative methods.
2. the place in a hospital, or doctor's or dentist's office where surgery is performed.
3. in some countries a room or office where a veterinarian sees and treats patients.
4. the work performed by a surgeon.

basic surgery kit
the collection of instruments, wrapped, sterilized and ready for use in the majority of uncomplicated surgical procedures. The choice of instruments may vary from one surgeon to another, but generally there are tissue forceps, thumb forceps, sponge forceps, hemostats, towel clamps, scalpel handle and needle holder. Scissors and needles may be added after cold sterilization.
bench surgery
surgery performed on an organ that has been removed from the body, after which it is reimplanted.
cold steel surgery
that performed with traditional cutting instruments; to distinguish from cryosurgical and electrosurgical methods.
cosmetic surgery
performed to improve the appearance, or change the appearance, of the animal; surgery that is not necessary for the health of the animal. Other than ear cropping and tail docking, where performed, generally discouraged or considered unethical for animals as it is usually done for purposes of improving their appearance in the show ring or to disguise traits that might be heritable.
elective surgery
surgery carried out at a time convenient to client and surgeon. The opposite of emergency surgery. Distinctly different to cosmetic surgery.
experimental surgery
that carried out as part of a planned experimental protocol, usually on animals selected specifically for the purpose and which are often sacrificed afterwards. Increasingly, use of animals in this way is under the control of institutional or governmental authorities.
plastic surgery
that concerned with the restoration, reconstruction, correction or improvement in the shape and appearance of body structures that are defective, damaged or misshapen by injury, disease or anomalous growth and development.
replacement surgery
transplanting of tissues or organs from another host. Not commonly undertaken in veterinary surgery.
veterinary surgery
see veterinary surgery.
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As well as hip replacements, elective surgery - which is defined as surgery that is planned in advance as opposed to emergency surgery - can also include IVF treatment, bariatric surgery, hernia repair and gallbladder removal.
They say "a key finding of these two studies is that introducing patient choice for elective surgery in the New Labour market did not reduce quality elsewhere in hospitals".
Ford says she was so touched by Onix's story that she created and launched The Onyx Fund for Women so that uninsured women like Onix would not have to suffer for years because they don't have enough money for the required elective surgery down payment.
In a prolonged shortage this will inevitably have an impact on elective surgery and waiting lists.
The authors compared waiting times for elective surgery of patients living in low and high socio-economic areas.
The team obtained nasal tissues removed from patients undergoing elective surgery to treat chronic rhinosinusitis.
have met with selected European regulatory authorities to review the clinical development plans for Oxygent(TM) (perflubron emulsion), an intravascular oxygen carrier intended to avoid the need for donor blood in elective surgery.
Dr Williams said: "The most important thing is to reassure the public that our mortality rates for elective surgery are
The vaccine may prove useful for any patient entering a hospital for elective surgery, says study coauthor John B.
Elective surgery would be cancelled as patients suffering seasonal ailments filled hospitals, 31 authorities predicted.
Surgeons are being advised to promote autologous transfusion before elective surgery and to consider the use of substitute blood products in certain surgical procedures.
Of the 34 percent of doctors who said they are restricting services to Medicare patients such as difficult surgical procedures, comprehensive medical work ups, and elective surgery, one-fourth cited hassles and threats from Medicare carriers as the contributor to that decision.