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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.
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 surgery oral and maxillofacial s.
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.
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o·pen heart sur·ger·y
operative procedure(s) performed on or within the exposed heart, usually with cardiopulmonary bypass.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
open heart surgeryHeart 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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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