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1. pertaining to an operation.
2. effective; not inert.


1. Relating to or effected by means of an operation.
2. Active or effective.


(ŏp′ər-ə-tĭv, -ə-rā′tĭv, ŏp′rə-)
1. Relating to or resulting from a surgical operation.
2. Functioning effectively; efficient.


1. Relating to, or effected by means of an operation.
2. Active or effective.


1. pertaining to an operation.
2. effective; not inert.

operative technique
the actual step-by-step procedure of performing a specific surgical procedure.

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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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Risk factors, mechanisms of injury and anatomic junctions are well defined, so developed operative techniques must: achieve isometry, strength, prevent redislocations, minimize complications and improve patients' quality of life [41-46].
001 for group III, neither were differences of statistical significance recorded among the groups after surgery for the operated knee when Lachman test results were compared although different grafts were placed and different operative techniques were applied.
Gartsman GM, Taverna E, Hammerman SM: Arthroscopic rotator interval repair in glenohumeral instability: Description of an operative technique.
They describe the limitations of corneal refractive procedures, the role of phakic IOLs in refractive surgery, their classification, patient selection, and new diagnostic tools, then the main phakic IOL styles for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia, reviewing the historical background of the phakic lens, patient selection, operative technique, post-operative care, and intra-operative and post-operative complications and their management.
The operative technique for a vaginal repair begins with dilation of the fistula, then passage of a Foley catheter through the fistula, and putting traction on the Foley catheter.
They emphasize surgical epidemiology, operative technique, and disease pathophysiology.
Atlas of Microvascular Surgery: Anatomy and Operative Technique.
The development of a good operative technique begins with a thorough understanding of the involved anatomy.
We discuss our operative technique and the degree of restored nerve function.
The previous indications for use were limited to those aneurysms either at high risk for management by traditional operative technique or inoperable.
Two operative technique was adopted Snodgrass for distal and mid penile hypospadias and Asopa for proximal hypospadias.
Described in 38 chapters by surgeons from around the world, each technique has step-by-step instructions and information on anatomy, preoperative assessment and planning, treatment options, operative technique, potential complications and management, outcomes, and tips and tricks, with color illustrations and intraoperative photos.