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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.
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.
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or·al sur·ger·y

the branch of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis and surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and deformities of the oral and maxillofacial region.
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or·al and max·il·lo·fa·cial sur·ge·ry

(ōr'al mak'sil-ō-fā'shăl sŭr'jĕr-ē)
The dental specialty that includes the surgical correction of injuries and malformations of the midface, jaws, and dentition.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

or·al sur·ge·ry

(ōr'ăl sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Branch of dentistry concerned with diagnosis, surgery and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and deformities of oral and maxillofacial regions.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Matsuura, "Safety of dental treatment in patients with previously diagnosed acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris," Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology, vol.
A total of 427 (30%) patients were referred to oral surgery department for extractions out of which; 1% for soft tissue lesions and 56.7% with other multiple problems.
Tal, "Cryosurgical treatment of hemangiomas of the lip," Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, vol.
This work and special issue about new biomaterials and regenerative medicine strategies in the POSEID disciplines was supported by the POSEIDO Academic Consortium (Periodontology, Oral Surgery, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry Organization), by a grant from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korean governmentMEST (no.
A statement on behalf of the Copacabana star said: "Following a triumphant concert in Memphis, Barry Manilow was rushed back to Los Angeles due to complications from emergency oral surgery that Manilow had on Monday."
According to a notification issued by the SZABMU regarding final results of theory examination held on September 15 of Mid Term Assessment (MTA) in different specialties including Gynae and Obs, Histopathology, Paeds Surgery, Oral Surgery, Cardiology, Paeds Medicine, Accident and Emergency, Nephrology, General Surgery, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Urology, Ophthalmology, Neuro Surgery, General Medicine, ENT, Orthopedics thirty seven students were appeared in the exam and out of total, 15 doctors have passed the exam.
At the plant, Zila made dental scalers, which are used by dental hygienists to clean teeth, and a number of soft tissue lasers that dentists use for oral surgery.