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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.

o·pen heart sur·ger·y

operative procedure(s) performed on or within the exposed heart, usually with cardiopulmonary bypass.

open heart surgery

any heart surgery in which the chest is opened, including minimally invasive surgery. Conventional open heart surgery uses a cardiopulmonary bypass machine. Minimally invasive techniques may not.

open heart surgery

Heart surgery A popular term for any surgery in which the thoracic and pericardial cavities are opened and the heart is surgerized to access and repair, on an elective or emergent basis, conditions affecting the heart, great vessels, coronary arteries, or valves Types CABG, repair of ASD, VSD, valve replacement, etc Adverse OHS outcomes Need for reoperation, acute MI, dialysis dependency, DM, CHF, a low ejection fraction. See Atherosclerosis, Coronary artery bypass graft; Heart-lung machine.

o·pen heart sur·ger·y

( ō'pĕn hahrt sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Operative procedure(s) performed on or within the exposed heart, usually with cardiopulmonary bypass.
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Although this symptom has not been deemed serious, the patient who is preparing for open heart surgery may believe it is part of the heart problem and thus experience increased anxiety.
Though nobody wants to have an open heart surgery, but a new study has found that there is a significantly higher risk of damage for people having surgery in the morning, reports The Independent.
Open heart surgery would involve opening up the patient's chest, stopping their heart and inserting a new artificial heart valve, which is often too high risk for more frail or elderly patients.
Umar Akmal appealed to the nation to pray for successful open heart surgery of Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif.
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My hole in the heart wasn't discovered until I was 11 years old and as it wasn't causing me any problems the doctors decided to do nothing as the only option then was major open heart surgery," says Penny.
Oftentimes, this type of defect requires open heart surgery early in life to implant a prosthetic valved conduit to establish adequate blood flow from the heart to the lungs.
My best wishes to PM Nawaz Sharif Sahab for his open heart surgery on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family and his office have said that he would undergo open heart surgery in London on Tuesday, his second cardiac operation in five years.
He found that during the first year, patients who underwent carotid stenting followed later by open heart surgery had about the same reduced risk of death.
THE family of toddler Ethan Lloyd hope open heart surgery will give their little fighter the childhood he deserves.
Ellen Mason, cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said: "This is really groundbreaking work as Mr Bott had already had his own heart valve replaced with a tissue one through open heart surgery and to be able to replace that one with a new one with keyhole methods is brilliant.