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operationSurgery A surgical procedure. See All-American operation, Arterial switch operation, Berry-picking operation, Billroth's I operation, Caldwell-Luc operation, Commando operation, Committed operation, Curse operation, Debulking operation, Fontan operation, Ileal bypass operation, Le Fort operation, Look & see operation, Manchester operation, Mastoid obliteration operation, Noncommitted operation, North American operation, Pomeroy operation, Potato chip operation, Richardson composite operation, Second-look operation, South American operation, Speech-preserving operation, Wertheim operation.
operationAny act or performance. A surgical operation is a procedure, usually performed with instruments, but sometimes with the hands only, intended to effect some beneficial change. Most surgical operations are carried out under anaesthesia, which may be local or general.
Patient discussion about operation
Q. I am worried how safe the operation would be and the post surgery complications? My wife has a cyst in her right breast and further tests are going on. Doctors have advised to go for an operation. I am worried how safe the operation would be and the post surgery complications?
Q. Should I do surgery for varicoceles? I went to an urologist and he recommended surgery, but I don’t know if I should do this…is it dangerous? Can I live with the varicocele?
Q. What types of gastric bypass surgeries are there? I heard all sorts of options for gastric bypass are available. What is the most in use?