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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.

am·bu·la·to·ry sur·ger·y

operative procedures performed on patients who are admitted to and discharged from a hospital on the same day.

ambulatory surgery

Surgery performed on a person who is admitted to and discharged from a hospital on the same day.

ambulatory surgery

Outpatient surgery Medical practice Surgery performed on an outpatient basis in otherwise healthy and clinically stable persons in a facility which may be either free-standing or a suite inside the hospital Pros ↓ Cost; return to daily routine is faster; procedure is less invasive, less debilitating Cons Cost-control pressures, less invasive and more convenient care may ↑ utilization and costs; ↑ family costs and stress

am·bu·la·to·ry sur·gery

(am'byū-lă-tōr-ē sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Operative procedures performed on patients who are admitted to and discharged from a hospital on the same day.
See also: ambulatory care
Synonym(s): outpatient surgery, same-day surgery.

am·bu·la·to·ry sur·gery

(am'byū-lă-tōr-ē sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Operative procedures performed on patients admitted to and discharged from a hospital the same day.

ambulatory surgery,

n the surgical care provided to persons who do not require overnight nursing care.
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Except for orbit surgeries and rare serious systemic conditions, outpatient surgery is the standard practice in developed countries.
Outpatient surgery company Surgical Care Affiliates (NasdaqGS:SCAI) said on Friday that it has entered into a partnership with Midwest Center for Day Surgery (MCDS).
Because ASCs provide outpatient surgery at a lower cost per episode (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2008; MedPAC 2013b), they have the potential to improve the efficiency of the delivery system insofar as they are able to reduce rates of hospital-based surgery without negatively impacting quality.
Nationally, the number of outpatient surgery centers has been rising steadily in recent years, as well as the number of outpatient surgeries.
Clair Shores, Michigan, a large outpatient surgery center with 120 physicians in a wide range of medical disciplines where more than 5,000 procedures are performed annually.
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The Indiana Surgery Center takes a markedly different approach than what one might expect from health care, and it is just one of the many free-standing outpatient surgery facilities that have been opening across Indiana during the past two decades.
Health care plans covered costs of outpatient surgery at the same rate as inpatient surgery or at a higher percentage in an effort to encourage the use of outpatient services.
The Company is dedicated to clinical excellence in outpatient surgery and adds value to its surgical facilities by providing superior operations management.
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