reconstructive surgery

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re·con·struc·tive sur·ger·y

referring to procedures whose goal is intended to restore form and function in structures deformed or damaged by disease, congenital anomaly, tumor, trauma, or infection.
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reconstructive surgery

Reconstruction Surgery A procedure that attempts to restore a tissue as closely as possible to its original state. See Cosmetic surgery, Corrective surgery. Cf Mutilating surgery.
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plas·tic sur·ge·ry

(plas'tik sŭr'jĕr-ē)
The surgical specialty or procedure concerned with the restoration, construction, reconstruction, or improvement in the shape and appearance of body structures that are missing, defective, damaged, or misshapen.
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Traditional reconstructive surgical procedures for treating POP fail in as many as 30% of patients, and new approaches--some involving grafts--are proposed every day, often without much data behind them.
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As weight loss progresses, the patient will require nutrition planning, exercise regimens and often plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures.
Due to insurance denials for people with deformities, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is working with members of Congress to pass the Treatment of Children's Deformities Act, which would require insurance companies to cover reconstructive surgical procedures for children with congenital or developmental deformities, diseases, or injuries.