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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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A team of surgeons worked on a 53-year-old Somali patient, Mukhtar Hilowli, and performed a double hip replacement using the latest minimally invasive procedure the direct hip anterior for the first time in India.
In this study, the diagnostic success of TBB performed under the guidance of FOB without fluoroscopy in the last 5 years, the complications associated with the procedure, and the degree of the need for further invasive procedure for the final diagnosis when evaluated with the samples taken in the same FOB session were investigated.
It was then that my surgeon suggested this new minimally invasive procedure which immediately sounded much more appealing in terms of the size of scar I would be left with.
Important risk factors for MTCT such as maternal HIV viral load and CD4+ cell count are not always controlled for, and it may be difficult to infer causality in the reported cases of transmission after an invasive procedure. Without any maternal antiretroviral therapy initiated prior to an invasive procedure, the risk of MTCT is high, with rates of over 30% reported in some studies.
Important risk factors for MTCT such as maternal HIV viral load and [CD4.sup.+] cell count are not always controlled for, and it may be difficult to infer causality in the reported cases of transmission after an invasive procedure. Without any maternal antiretroviral therapy initiated before an invasive procedure the risk of MTCT with invasive obstetric procedures is high, with rates of over 30% reported in some studies.
However, aspirating bone marrow is an invasive procedure and the number and the differentiating potential of bone marrow MSCs decrease with age.
A minimally invasive procedure is a procedure that is less invasive than open surgery used for the same purpose.
In the trial of 2,502 participants, carotid endarterectomy (CEA), a surgical procedure to clear blocked blood flow and considered the gold standard prevention treatment, was compared to carotid artery stenting (CAS), a newer and less invasive procedure that involves threading a stent and expanding a small protective device in the artery to widen the blocked area and capture any dislodged plaque.
Dr Mohammed said with such procedures, several diseases that were earlier diagnosed after an invasive procedure, would now be diagnosed without surgery.
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Since the device measures only 2mm in outer diameter, it will pave the way for a minimally invasive procedure. The National Center for Child Health and Development plans to conduct animal and clinical studies of the device.

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