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1. pertaining to an operation.
2. effective; not inert.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Relating to or effected by means of an operation.
2. Active or effective.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


(ŏp′ər-ə-tĭv, -ə-rā′tĭv, ŏp′rə-)
1. Relating to or resulting from a surgical operation.
2. Functioning effectively; efficient.
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1. Relating to, or effected by means of an operation.
2. Active or effective.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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Q. I am worried how safe the operation would be and the post surgery complications? My wife has a cyst in her right breast and further tests are going on. Doctors have advised to go for an operation. I am worried how safe the operation would be and the post surgery complications?

A. My friend, surgery for the cyst in breast is common. Any cyst in breast indicates breast cancer. These surgeries are very safe. Initially they used to cut the complete breast to remove the cyst. Now with the advanced technology, only the cyst would be removed without harming other tissues. Rather complete removal is done these days, but that depend upon the severity of the cancer. These surgeries are proven with results. If the cyst is less they will remove only the affected portion and yes they do remove some nearby tissues because there some cancer cells may lay and can arrive again. For any post surgery complications, chemotherapy treatment is also available.

Q. Should I do surgery for varicoceles? I went to an urologist and he recommended surgery, but I don’t know if I should do this…is it dangerous? Can I live with the varicocele?

A. I don’t see your problem, you said an urologist advised you to do so- that should be enough no? if you don’t trust him, go and get a second opinion. The surgery is not that bad, an hour later and you are walking out. Vary small risk of complication. I did it and it was fine.

Q. What types of gastric bypass surgeries are there? I heard all sorts of options for gastric bypass are available. What is the most in use?

A. Bariatric surgeries or – gastric bypass surgeries for weight loss fall into three categories: Restrictive procedures make the stomach smaller to limit the amount of food intake, malabsorptive techniques reduce the amount of intestine that comes in contact with food so that the body absorbs fewer calories, and combination operations employ both restriction and malabsorption. The exact one to be done should be decided with the physician according to each patients abilities and pre-operative function level.

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Addressing operatives of the Task Force on Street Trading, Illegal Markets and Motor Parks at the Government House Port Harcourt, the Governor said, 'magistrates will sit at the various locations to prosecute offenders of the law banning street trading.
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Result: Mean caloric intake on 1st 2nd and 3rd post operative day was 353,438,570 k/cals respectively where as mean protein was 11,11,12 grams on 1st 2nd and 3rd post operative day respectively.
(2011) state that the critical factor of co- operative success is dedicated initiator with vision, business and management capacity, well educated, with an enthusiasm for innovation and being open-minded.
Operative time was strongly correlated with operative cost, with robotic hysterectomy being the most expensive ($46,065) and vaginal the least ($26,619).
To Berntsen's intense frustration, the CIA even excised material that it had allowed another CIA operative in Afghanistan, Gary Schroen, to publish in his book, First In.
Results of three studies in recent years show that risks increase significantly with attempted operative vaginal delivery if the mother has been pushing in labor for longer than 3 hours, or if the physician pulls more than three times on the fetus with forceps or a vacuum extractor, Dr.
The introduction of alternate operative modalities--including laser, ultrasound, and modified-current electrocautery dissection techniques--holds some promise for shorter operative times and less post-tonsillectomy pain.
6% of the patients developed operative site infections, including pelvic abscesses, and 16% developed non-operative site infections such as urinary tract infections.
It is the central tenet of my argument that the construction industry's attitude to welfare provision was determined primarily by operative preferences and perceptions which were underpinned by a social subscription to the identity of "site life".
Unfortunately, the ease with which underage drinkers can purchase alcohol represents a national problem.(7) In an effort to combat this problem, many police agencies supplement surveillance activities with sting operations, during which a minor operative attempts to purchase alcohol from various licensed establishments, such as convenience stores, restaurants, and bars.

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