minimally invasive surgery

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1. the branch of health science that treats diseases, injuries, and deformities by manual or operative methods.
2. the place where operative procedures are performed.
3. in Great Britain, a room or office where a doctor sees and treats patients.
4. the work performed by a surgeon; see also operation and procedure. adj., adj sur´gical.
ambulatory surgery any operative procedure not requiring an overnight stay in the hospital; it must be carefully planned to ensure that all necessary diagnostic tests are completed prior to admission. Discharge instructions must place a high priority on patient safety. Called also day surgery.
bench surgery surgery performed on an organ that has been removed from the body, after which it is reimplanted.
day surgery ambulatory surgery.
maxillofacial surgery oral and maxillofacial s.
minimal access surgery (minimally invasive surgery) a surgical procedure done in a manner that causes little or no trauma or injury to the patient, such as through a cannula using lasers, endoscopes, or laparoscopes; compared with other procedures, those in this category involve less bleeding, smaller amounts of anesthesia, less pain, and minimal scarring.
open heart surgery surgery that involves incision into one or more chambers of the heart, such as for repair or palliation of congenital heart defects, repair or replacement of defective heart valves, or coronary artery bypass.
oral and maxillofacial surgery that branch of dental practice that deals with the diagnosis and the surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the human mouth and dental structures. Called also maxillofacial or oral surgery.
orthopedic surgery orthopedics.
plastic surgery see plastic surgery.
stereotaxic surgery the production of sharply localized lesions in the brain after precise localization of the target tissue by use of three-dimensional coordinates.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

min·i·mal·ly in·va·sive sur·ger·y

operative procedure performed in a manner derived to result in the smallest possible incision or no incision at all; includes laparoscopic, laparoscopically assisted, thoracoscopic, and endoscopic surgical procedures.
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minimally invasive surgery

Surgery in which the impact of an operation is minimised by reducing the size of the incision and the instruments used to perform the procedure. Minimally invasive is often used as a synonym of laparoscopic.
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minimally invasive surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, see there. See Laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

min·i·mal·ly in·va·sive sur·ge·ry

(mini-mă-lē in-vāsiv sŭrjĕr-ē)
Operation using the smallest possible incision or no incision at all; includes laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, and endoscopic procedures.
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minimally invasive surgery

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Patient discussion about minimally invasive surgery

Q. How successful s minimally invasive surgery for knee replacements?

A. Approximately 300,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. and it said that 90% of the people who had a total knee replacement report an improvement in their function. i searched the CDC statistics for failure of the surgery and couldn't find any info about it. but as i said- it's a very common surgery. my grandmother had a hip joint replacement due to arthritis, it helped.
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When a surgeon performs a minimally invasive procedure, he or she makes very small incisions and uses computer-aided guidance to find and fix the problem.
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.
* Undergo an evaluation to determine if BPH is causing your lower urinary tract symptoms and whether a minimally invasive procedure is a viable treatment option.
"We used Nanotechnology to make a saw-shaped needle that grabs and reshapes the ear cartilage through a very small pinhole, without using an open technique or surgery, and it's a minimally invasive procedure," said Dr.
Plop that individual into a state-of-the-art facility where a minimally invasive procedure is taking place, and they might be surprised that everyone's eyes aren't spending that much time looking down at the patient.
Catheter ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that is used when medications fail to treat heart rhythm disorders including atrial fibrillation, a condition that typically causes fast and irregular heartbeats.
The beauty of this technique is that it is a minimally invasive procedure and usually patients can leave the hospital within 48 hours."
RARPN is a minimally invasive procedure in which surgeons use robotic arms and magnified, high-definition 3-D cameras, which increases the likelihood the entire tumor(s) is removed at one time.
Medics performed a thyroidectomy - a minimally invasive procedure.
The 90-year-old underwent a "minimally invasive procedure" of coronary stenting which was declared a success.
He spent four days in Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire after undergoing a "minimally invasive procedure" on Friday.
Following tests, doctors discovered a blocked artery and he underwent a "minimally invasive procedure of coronary stenting", which was declared a success.

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