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Relating to surgery.
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1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of surgeons or surgery.
2. Used in surgery.
3. Resulting from or occurring after surgery.

sur′gi·cal·ly adv.
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Pearl Index

Obstetrics A formula that allows comparison of the efficacy of contraceptive methods, calculated as the pregnancy rate in population divided by 100 yrs of exposure. See Breast feeding, Coitus interruptus, Condoms, Morning-after pill, Contraception, Natural family planning, Norplant, Rhythm method, RU 486.
Pearl index–pregnancies/100 years of use
Physiologic 15-30/100 years: Coitus interruptus, natural family planning (rhythm or safe period), eg calendar method, evaluation of cervical mucosa or temperature, breast feeding
Chemical 15-20/100 years: Contraceptive sponges
Barrier 2-20/100 years: Intrauterine devices, condoms
Hormonal 1-3/100 years
Surgical << 1/100 years: Ligation of fallopian tubes, vas deferens  
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


Relating to surgery.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


1. Pertaining to surgery or surgeons.
2. Used in surgery.
3. Pertaining to diseases treated by surgical rather than by medical means.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Patient discussion about surgical

Q. What Are the Surgical Options for Treating Obesity? I would like to find out more about the surgery that is performed on obese people for weight reduction. What surgical options are available?

A. The main two surgical approaches for obesity treatment are gastric banding and gastric bypass. Band surgery is reversible, while bowel shortening operations (bypass) are not. Here is more information about being a candidte for surgery-

Q. I suffer from menieres disease. can someone tell me about the surgical treatment I can have for it? I suffer from menieres disease for the last decade or so. I have taken off my diet almost all the salt, I stopped with coffee and alcohol and I stopped smoking at all. Still i have attacks of the disease each month and the vertigo is just getting worse. I know that there is a surgical treatment but is it any good? I never met someone who did this surgery. can someone that did this surgery tell me a little about it?

A. I went the surgery 5 years ago. Before it I had menieres disease for almost two decades. I felt crippled from this horrible situation. after the surgery I lost my hearing in the ear but the vertigo is gone.
Its a hard decision but if you are not sure about this surgery you can always do it later, so don't rush into it before you are completely ready to take the risks.

Q. what are the risks of surgical removal of the cyst in acase of 5 years old girl with Thyroglossal Duct Cyst?

A. every surgery procedure has some risks, but while doing a Sistrunk (that procedure) the Doctor weigh the pro's and con's.
the possible complications for that procedure are:
* Excessive bleeding.
* Surgical-wound infection.
* Inadvertent injury to larynx (rare).

which are not so harsh... all of them manageable (if they actually do happen- not very common), and the operating Dr. took them in consideration.
i know it's scary buy don't worry :)

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