minimal access surgery


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surgery

 [sur´jer-e]
1. the branch of health science that treats diseases, injuries, and deformities by manual or operative methods.
2. the place where operative procedures are performed.
3. in Great Britain, a room or office where a doctor sees and treats patients.
4. the work performed by a surgeon; see also operation and procedure. adj., adj sur´gical.
ambulatory surgery any operative procedure not requiring an overnight stay in the hospital; it must be carefully planned to ensure that all necessary diagnostic tests are completed prior to admission. Discharge instructions must place a high priority on patient safety. Called also day surgery.
bench surgery surgery performed on an organ that has been removed from the body, after which it is reimplanted.
day surgery ambulatory surgery.
maxillofacial surgery oral and maxillofacial s.
minimal access surgery (minimally invasive surgery) a surgical procedure done in a manner that causes little or no trauma or injury to the patient, such as through a cannula using lasers, endoscopes, or laparoscopes; compared with other procedures, those in this category involve less bleeding, smaller amounts of anesthesia, less pain, and minimal scarring.
open heart surgery surgery that involves incision into one or more chambers of the heart, such as for repair or palliation of congenital heart defects, repair or replacement of defective heart valves, or coronary artery bypass.
oral and maxillofacial surgery that branch of dental practice that deals with the diagnosis and the surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the human mouth and dental structures. Called also maxillofacial or oral surgery.
orthopedic surgery orthopedics.
plastic surgery see plastic surgery.
stereotaxic surgery the production of sharply localized lesions in the brain after precise localization of the target tissue by use of three-dimensional coordinates.

minimal access surgery

See LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY.
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Keywords: Endometriosis, Ultrasound, Minimal access surgery
Education and training in Minimal Access Surgery within Institutions of Karachi is not standardized and access to training facilities is limited.
The first UK use of minimal access surgery to remove a patient's gallbladder is carried out by Sir Alfred Cuschieri at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
Anvari, director of the centre for minimal access surgery at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont., and his colleagues compared the 3-year results of 101 patients who underwent either laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication or optimized PPI therapy.
Minimal Access Surgery 395, Vasundhara Colony, Gopalpura Bypass
The hospital will also feature leading-edge medical procedures including minimal access surgery, also known as laparoscopic surgery, and will be a national site for telerobotic surgery.
Cohen, chief of the division of gynecology and director of women's minimal access surgery at Albany (N.Y.) Medical College.
"The techniques of minimal access surgery and advanced imaging that we have developed in Dundee will permit application of new treatments directly to the tumour, thus potentially greatly reducing side effects."
"The surgery was not a big deal it is a minimal access surgery. Though it is not a one-off thing, we need to follow up with the patient to ensure that he maintains the kind of life that we want.
All surgeries have an inherent risk of infection, but the risk is relatively less in case of laparoscopic or minimal access surgery. PSI, a preventable entity, has become a sore eye of the minimal access surgeon.
With Versius, CMR Surgical is targeting the robot-assisted minimal access surgery market which, globally, is estimated to reach $20 billion by 20251.
Talking to media persons here, he said a number of pre-conference workshops on minimal access surgery, bariatic and and thorascic surgery and vascular surgery and an MDM session on carcinoma breast surgery would be held, besides video-based educational presentations.