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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.

minimal access surgery

minimal access surgery

See LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY.
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KEY WORDS: Minimal Access Surgery, Skills, Education, Trainees, Surgical Training.
It develops as minimal access surgery, using a narrow tube (laparoscope) to see inside the body.
Talking to media persons here, he said a number of pre-conference workshops on minimal access surgery, bariatic and and thorascic surgery and vascular surgery and an MDM session on carcinoma breast surgery would be held, besides video-based educational presentations.
A Cambridge, UK-based company that develops a robotic system for universal minimal access surgery, Cambridge Medical Robotics Ltd, has announced the closing of its Series A funding round, raising an additional $26m.
The aim of the operating surgeon should not only be giving the benefits of minimal access surgery to the patient but also avoiding the intraoperative and post-operative complications.
Pradeep Jain, the Organizing Chairman and the Director of Laparoscopy GI, GI Oncology & Minimal Access Surgery in Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh along with the Dr Pankaj Sharma, Organizing Secretary and Senior Consultant in Laparoscopy GI, GI Oncology & Minimal Access Surgery are gladly inviting the interested surgeons from all over the world to attend the conference.
The great example of this has been minimal access surgery.
Curcillo II, MD, FACS, Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Director of Robotic and Minimal Access Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, gynecologists had been practicing the concept of single port surgery for years using very specific instrumentation to do tubal ligations and explorations.
There is a wealth of published information available supporting the use and benefits of minimal access surgery in this context, and in most cases patients are discharged within 48 hours of surgery, with little morbidity and minimal mortality.
Vaginal endoscopic oophorectomy with vaginal hysterectomy: a simple minimal access surgery technique.
The hospital will feature leading-edge medical advances, including laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimal access surgery, and will be Canada's first site for telerobotic surgery.
Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri, who is at the forefront of minimal access surgery techniques, will join up with Professor David Lane, who discovered a gene that can be used to treat cancer.