ramisectomy

ramisectomy

(1) The division of a branch or ramus, especially of a nerve trunk. 
(2) Surgical division of the communicating branches of the sympathetic nervous system.

ramisectomy

(ram-is-ek'to-me) [? + Gr. ektome, excision]
Excision of a ramus, specifically a ramus communicans.
See: ramisection