minor surgery


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to minor surgery: major surgery

mi·nor op·er·a·tion

a relatively slight surgical procedure not in itself hazardous to life.

minor surgery

Any 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.

minor surgery

Minor 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.

minor surgery

Any surgical operation of short duration and minimal risk. Most minor surgery is performed under local anaesthesia.
References in periodicals archive ?
Covered visits for minor surgery or nonexcisional endoscopic procedures are those that occur on the day of the procedure and for a 10-day postprocedure period (modifier 25).
performed by physician assistants, such as physical examinations, minor surgery, setting casts for simple fractures, interpreting x-rays, and other activities involving independent evaluation or treatment.
A biopsy is minor surgery. The breast tissue from a biopsy is tested in a laboratory to see if it's cancerous.
To help speed up the sainting process, if any of you have miracle stories of wrinkle removal that do not involve minor surgery, clinical abrasives, or collagen injections, please send them along to me at www/rinkle.com.
Sometimes, minor surgery is needed to correct the problem.
To change employee behavior, deductibles and coinsurance are lowered or eliminated if hospital tests are run before admissions or when minor surgery is done on an outpatient basis.
Prior information notice without call for competition: Cardiology, Dermatology, Gynecology and minor surgery, In the new ham area
We will also be able to provide minor surgery such as dermatology procedures from the minor surgery suite." The moves are welcomed by the Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
The child's father, Mr Kefa Nyamari, said her daughter was in good health when she was accompanied by her mother, Ms Evelyn Nyanchama, to the hospital for the minor surgery last Tuesday.The little girl was admitted to the hospitals ward eight in readiness for the surgery the following day.
Randolph was initially included in the provisional squad ahead of games against France and USA but has now pulled out, withBororevealing the keeper is set for minor surgery on a niggling injury.
Smith, a two-weight British champion, will undergo minor surgery this week but is hopeful the lay-off will not be too long.
New York, Sept 26 ( ANI ): Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray, who underwent a minor surgery on his back on Tuesday, has said that the first thing he said after surgery was 'Did I win'.