operation /op·er·a·tion/ (op″er-a´shun)
1. any action performed with instruments or by the hands of a surgeon; a surgical procedure.
2. any effect produced by a therapeutic agent.op´erative
Albee's operation an operation for ankylosis of the hip.
Babcock's operation a technique for eradication of varicose veins by extirpation of the saphenous vein.
Bassini operation plastic repair of inguinal hernia.
Beer's operation a flap method for cataract.
Belsey Mark IV operation an operation for gastroesophageal reflux performed through a thoracic incision; the fundus is wrapped 270 degrees around the circumference of the esophagus, leaving its posterior wall free.
partial resection of the stomach with anastomosis to the duodenum (Billroth I) or to the jejunum (Billroth II).
Blalock-Taussig operation side-to-side anastomosis of the left subclavian artery to the left pulmonary artery to shunt some of the systemic circulation into the pulmonary circulation; performed as palliative treatment of tetralogy of Fallot or other congenital anomalies associated with insufficient pulmonary arterial flow.
a type of urethroplasty
repair, in which an intact strip of epithelium is left on the ventral surface of the penis to form the roof of the urethra, and the floor of the urethra is formed by epithelialization from the lateral wound margins.
Brunschwig operation pancreatoduodenectomy performed in two stages.
Caldwell-Luc operation 1. antrostomy
in which an opening is made into the maxillary sinus via an incision into the supradental fossa opposite the premolar teeth.
2. in compound zygomaticomaxillary fractures, a method of packing of the maxillary sinus to allow reduction of displaced fragments of the zygoma by upward and outward pressure.
Cotte's operation removal of the presacral nerve.
Daviel's operation extraction of a cataract through a corneal incision without cutting the iris.
Dührssen operation vaginal fixation of the uterus.
Dupuy-Dutemps operation blepharoplasty of the lower lid with tissue from the upper lid.
Elliot's operation sclerectomy by trephine.
equilibrating operation tenotomy of the direct antagonist of a paralyzed eye muscle.
exploratory operation incision into a body area to determine the cause of unexplained symptoms.
1. any operation involving the raising of a flap of tissue.
2. in periodontics, an operation to secure greater access to granulation tissue and osseous defects, consisting of detachment of the gingivae, the alveolar mucosa, and/or a portion of the alveolar mucosa.
Fothergill operation an operation for uterine prolapse by fixation of the cardinal ligaments.
Frazier-Spiller operation trigeminal rhizotomy using an approach through the middle cranial fossa.
Frost-Lang operation insertion of a gold ball in place of an enucleated eyeball.
Gonin's operation thermocautery of the fissure in the retina, performed through an opening in the sclera, for retinal detachment.
Hartmann's operation resection of a diseased portion of the colon, with the proximal end of the colon brought out as a colostomy and the distal stump or rectum being closed by suture.
Kraske's operation removal of the coccyx and part of the sacrum for access to a rectal carcinoma.
Le Fort's operation , Le Fort-Neugebauer operation uniting the anterior and posterior vaginal walls at the middle line to repair or prevent uterine prolapse.
Lorenz's operation an operation for congenital dislocation of the hip.
McBurney operation radical surgery for the cure of inguinal hernia.
Macewen's operation an operation for the radical cure of hernia by closing the internal ring with a pad made of the hernial sac.
McDonald operation an operation for incompetent cervix, in which the cervical os is closed with a purse-string suture.
see under repair.
suture of the anterior portion of the urethra, vesical neck, and bladder to the posterior surface of the pubic bone for correction of stress incontinence
Motais' operation transplantation of a portion of the tendon of the superior rectus muscle of the eyeball into the upper lid, for ptosis.
Partsch's operation a technique for marsupialization of a dental cyst.
radical operation one involving extensive resection of tissue for complete extirpation of disease.
Saemisch's operation transfixion of the cornea and of the base of the ulcer for cure of hypopyon.
Shirodkar's operation an operation for incompetent cervix in which the cervical os is closed with a surrounding purse-string suture.
Ziegler's operation V-shaped iridectomy for forming an artificial pupil.
n 1. a surgical procedure.
n 2. the action of a drug or other remedy.
n 3. an act or series of acts performed on the body of a patient for relief or cure.
n.pr the transfer of a full-thickness section of one lip of the oral cavity to the other lip, using an arterial pedicle to ensure survival of the graft.
n a procedure in which the surgeon operates by using the sense of touch and knowledge of surgical anatomy without making a significant mucous membrane or cutaneous incision.
n the program step undertaken or executed by a computer (e.g., addition, multiplication, comparison, and data movement). The operation is usually specified by a functional command in the software used.
n a surgical procedure used to establish a diagnosis.
n.pr a technique for reducing fractures of the zygoma and the zygomatic arch through an incision in the temporal hairline.
operation, Kazanjian's n.pr
a technique of surgical extension of the vestibular sulcus for improved prosthetic foundation of edentulous ridges. Also known as Kazanjian's procedure.
See also extension, ridge
operation, modified flap
a variation of the flap procedure in oral and periodontal surgery. In this variation the vertical incisions of the flap procedure are not made, but the labial and/or lingual gingival walls are distended as far as possible to ensure sufficient access and an unobstructed view for instrumentation. See also flap, periodontal.
n a procedure in which the surgeon operates with full view of the structures through mucous membrane or cutaneous incisions.
n.pr the name applied to a technique of marsupialization.
operation, pedicle flap
n a procedure in mucogingival surgery designed to relocate or slide gingival tissue from a donor site in close proximity to an isolated defect, usually a tooth surface denuded of attached gingiva.
n.pr a type of flap approach in the treatment of a periodontal abscess; especially suitable when the marginal gingiva appears well adapted and gives no access to the abscess area. A semilunar incision is made below the involved area in the attached gingiva, leaving the gingival margin undisturbed; a flap is raised, allowing access to the abscessed area for curettage. Suturing follows.
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. More discussions about operation