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invasive procedure

Etymology: L, in + vadere, to go, procedere, to proceed
a diagnostic or therapeutic technique that requires entry of a body cavity or interruption of normal body functions. Examples include the Pap test and colonoscopy.

in·va·sive pro·ce·dure

(in-vā'siv prō-sē'jŭr)
Any surgical or exploratory activity in which the body is pierced by a device, instrument, or by manual digitation.

invasive procedure

A procedure in which the body is penetrated or entered, e.g., by a tube, needle, or ionizing radiation.
See also: procedure

in·va·sive pro·ce·dure

(in-vā'siv prō-sē'jŭr)
Therapy that involves entry into tissues during which bleeding occurs.

Patient discussion about invasive procedure

Q. what is the best thing to do to eliminate or to let it be remove without surgery?I'm afraid but laser mayb ok If I can go for laser where can you suggest coz I'm jobless and can't afford to pay.Or is there some remedy that i can take to melt those stones inside my bladder then they can come out through my waste ?

A. Bladder stones, also called bladder calculi, often form when concentrated urine sits in your bladder. Bladder stones usually need to be removed. If the stone is small, your doctor may recommend that you drink an increased amount of water each day to help the stone pass. If the stone is large or doesn't pass on its own, your doctor may need to remove the stone. Bladder stones are usually removed during a procedure called a cystolitholapaxy. This is done by inserting a small tube with a camera at the end (cystoscope) through your urethra and into your bladder to view the stone. Your doctor uses a laser, ultrasound or mechanical device to break the stone into small pieces and then flushes the pieces from your bladder.
I am not familiar with the cost of such procedure.

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Minimally invasive procedures are a much better option for these patients since they have the same results as other procedures but without the risks.
2% in 2010, a significant proportion of pregnant women in need of invasive procedures will be HIV infected.
There are no published data on the number of invasive procedures done in South Africa, but unpublished data from national laboratories suggest that the services are under-utilised.
Elderly patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease have the same survival and quality of life at 1-year follow-up whether they initially receive medical therapy or undergo invasive procedures-but those on medical therapy are likely to require invasive procedures within months anyway
The bill would also bar infected professionals from performing invasive procedures without the patient's informed consent and would allow those who perform invasive procedures to test patients without their consent if the professionals have a reasonable basis for believing their patients may be infected with HIV.
Also, there was no risk of virus transmission: Nationwide there were no documented cases of HIV transmission from physician to patients; as a further safeguard, the family practitioner performed few invasive procedures and had stopped even those after testing HIV positive.
This program will also help inform the large roster of high quality surgeons in PPO networks about patients' demand for minimally invasive procedures (MIP).
However, the rate of growth and the overall number of non-invasive procedures done in a year remain higher when compared to invasive procedures.
From 2002 to 2007, the mean age of patients seeking the top ten most performed invasive procedures has increased by two years.
Minimally invasive procedures usually offer shorter lengths of stay, less pain and quicker return to normal activities.
Also, patients experience less pain during and after these minimally invasive procedures, allowing them to recover faster.
Now the downtime and pain normally associated with invasive procedures is significantly reduced by these state of the art technologies.