low-risk surgery


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low-risk surgery

Any operation associated with less than a 1% chance of adverse cardiovascular events. Examples include endoscopies, breast biopsies, skin biopsies, and procedures on the eye, e.g. cataract surgeries.
See also: surgery
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Low-risk surgery was defined according to K codes for ophthalmologic, superficial, breast, thyroid, minor gynecological, orthopedic [arthroscopy], and minor urological procedures, based on the findings of previous studies [9, 16].
[9] However, this is not applicable in patients undergoing low-risk surgery.
* Patients undergoing low-risk surgery and patients with good functional capacity are generally good surgical candidates.