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Related to minor surgery: major surgery
a relatively slight surgical procedure not in itself hazardous to life.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
minor surgeryAny surgical procedure that can be performed in a brief period of time (usually < 1 hour under local anaesthesia) and does not under normal circumstances constitute a major hazard to life or function of organs or body parts. Minor surgery does not generally require hospitalisation and may be performed electively, usually by a general surgeon in a secondary-care hospital setting.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
minor surgeryMinor procedure Surgery Any surgical procedure that can be performed in a brief period of time–usually < 1 hr under local anesthesia, does not–under normal circumstances—constitute a major hazard to life or function of organs or body parts; MS does not generally require hospitalization and may be performed electively, usually by a general–board-certified surgeon in a secondary-care hospital setting. See Minor procedure. Cf High-risk & complex procedure, Major surgery.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
minor surgeryAny surgical operation of short duration and minimal risk. Most minor surgery is performed under local anaesthesia.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005