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operation

 [op″er-a´shun]
1. any action performed with instruments or by the hands of a surgeon; see also method, procedure, surgery, and technique. For specific operations, see the specific name, such as blalock-taussig operation.
2. the performance of a mental or physical task in an orderly manner.
cosmetic operation one intended to remove or correct a deformity in an esthetically acceptable manner.
exploratory operation incision into the body for determination of the cause of otherwise unexplainable symptoms.
flap operation any operation involving the raising of a flap of tissue.
intellectual o's in space the mental manipulation of spatial relationships, a cognitive performance component of occupational therapy.
radical operation one involving extensive resection of tissues for the complete extirpation of disease.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

op·er·a·tion

(op-ĕr-ā'shŭn, op'ĕr-ā'shŭn),
1. Any surgical procedure.
See also: method, procedure, technique.
2. The act, manner, or process of functioning.
See also: method, procedure, technique.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

operation

(ŏp′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of operating or functioning.
2. Medicine A surgical procedure for remedying an injury, ailment, defect, or dysfunction.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

operation

Surgery 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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

op·er·a·tion

(op-ĕr-ā'shŭn)
1. Any surgical procedure.
2. The act, manner, or process of functioning.
See also: method, procedure, technique
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

operation

Any 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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

op·er·a·tion

(op-ĕr-ā'shŭn)
1. Any surgical procedure.
2. Act, manner, or process of functioning.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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?

A. My friend, surgery for the cyst in breast is common. Any cyst in breast indicates breast cancer. These surgeries are very safe. Initially they used to cut the complete breast to remove the cyst. Now with the advanced technology, only the cyst would be removed without harming other tissues. Rather complete removal is done these days, but that depend upon the severity of the cancer. These surgeries are proven with results. If the cyst is less they will remove only the affected portion and yes they do remove some nearby tissues because there some cancer cells may lay and can arrive again. For any post surgery complications, chemotherapy treatment is also available.

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?

A. I don’t see your problem, you said an urologist advised you to do so- that should be enough no? if you don’t trust him, go and get a second opinion. The surgery is not that bad, an hour later and you are walking out. Vary small risk of complication. I did it and it was fine.

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?

A. Bariatric surgeries or – gastric bypass surgeries for weight loss fall into three categories: Restrictive procedures make the stomach smaller to limit the amount of food intake, malabsorptive techniques reduce the amount of intestine that comes in contact with food so that the body absorbs fewer calories, and combination operations employ both restriction and malabsorption. The exact one to be done should be decided with the physician according to each patients abilities and pre-operative function level.

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