Etymology: L, intra + operari, to work
hyperthermia delivered as a therapeutic measure to internal sites that have been exposed by a surgical procedure. After heating the incision is "closed."
in·tra·op·er·a·tive hy·per·ther·mi·a(in'tră-op'ĕr-ă-tiv hī'pĕr-thĕr'mē-ă)
Intentional elevation of the temperature of a body part or surgical area to aid in healing.