minimally invasive surgery

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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

min·i·mal·ly in·va·sive sur·ger·y

operative procedure performed in a manner derived to result in the smallest possible incision or no incision at all; includes laparoscopic, laparoscopically assisted, thoracoscopic, and endoscopic surgical procedures.
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minimally invasive surgery

Surgery in which the impact of an operation is minimised by reducing the size of the incision and the instruments used to perform the procedure. Minimally invasive is often used as a synonym of laparoscopic.
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minimally invasive surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, see there. See Laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

min·i·mal·ly in·va·sive sur·ge·ry

(mini-mă-lē in-vāsiv sŭrjĕr-ē)
Operation using the smallest possible incision or no incision at all; includes laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, and endoscopic procedures.
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minimally invasive surgery

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Patient discussion about minimally invasive surgery

Q. How successful s minimally invasive surgery for knee replacements?

A. Approximately 300,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. and it said that 90% of the people who had a total knee replacement report an improvement in their function. i searched the CDC statistics for failure of the surgery and couldn't find any info about it. but as i said- it's a very common surgery. my grandmother had a hip joint replacement due to arthritis, it helped.
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The results exhibited that neuroendoscopic minimally invasive surgery can effectively promoted the recovery of damaged glial cells.
The closest comparison to minimally invasive surgery would be the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR).
The global minimally invasive surgery market segmentation is based on surgical devices (ablation devices, radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, cryoablation, others, electrosurgical devices, medical robotic systems), monitoring and visualization devices (X-ray devices, computed tomography scanners, magnetic resonance imaging equipment, ultrasound equipment, endoscopy devices), and surgery types (orthopedic surgery, spinal surgery, joint replacement surgery, cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, gynecological surgery, bariatric surgery, cardiac surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, urological surgery).
AIMIS is the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery is a well-known centre for minimally invasive surgery, according to the press release, that has been operating out of the American Medical Centre in Nicosia since 2011.
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) does not change our indications for surgery or our goals, but it enables us to accomplish them with significantly less morbidity for the patient.
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The course on minimally invasive surgery, a technique by which the surgery is performed through small incisions only using laparoscopic simulators, was conducted at QRSC entirely led by local experts and trainers from both HMC and QRSC.
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A Chelsea statement read: "Didier Drogba successfully underwent minimally invasive surgery yesterday on the groin injury that had troubled him for some of last season.
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So I decided to go in for knee arthroscopy, which is a minimally invasive surgery," he says.

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