minor surgery


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a relatively slight surgical procedure not in itself hazardous to life.

minor surgery

surgical procedure for problems or injuries that are not considered life-threatening or hazardous. Compare major surgery.

minor surgery

Any surgical procedure that can be performed in a brief period of time (usually < 1 hour under local anaesthesia) and does not under normal circumstances constitute a major hazard to life or function of organs or body parts. Minor surgery does not generally require hospitalisation and may be performed electively, usually by a general surgeon in a secondary-care hospital setting.

minor surgery

Minor procedure Surgery Any surgical procedure that can be performed in a brief period of time–usually < 1 hr under local anesthesia, does not–under normal circumstances—constitute a major hazard to life or function of organs or body parts; MS does not generally require hospitalization and may be performed electively, usually by a general–board-certified surgeon in a secondary-care hospital setting. See Minor procedure. Cf High-risk & complex procedure, Major surgery.

minor surgery

Any surgical operation of short duration and minimal risk. Most minor surgery is performed under local anaesthesia.
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