unnecessary surgery

unnecessary surgery

Surgery An instrumental procedure that is not needed Examples Some hysterectomies, C-sections, tonsillectomies
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Specifically, real-world data will demonstrate the ability of the Afirma GSC to help even more patients avoid unnecessary surgery, as compared to our original, market-leading Afirma classifier.
Patients with pancreatic cancer should receive an early scan to determine the stage of their disease so unnecessary surgery is avoided, new guidance suggests.
Paterson, 59, was jailed for 20 years after putting 750 women through unnecessary surgery.
PATIENTS who underwent unnecessary surgery at Paterson's hand are haunted by one question: Why?
The CDC must revise its draft guidelines to comport with the prevailing view that circumcision is on balance deleterious to health; that men have the right to make the 'circumcision decision' for themselves; that physicians are not permitted to circumcise healthy boys; and that Medicaid cannot be used to pay for unnecessary surgery.
According to Veracyte, it administers the Afirma Thyroid FNA analysis as part of thyroid cancer diagnosis when it is medically necessary to identify benign thyroid nodules among those deemed indeterminate by cytopathology, potentially enabling patients to avoid an unnecessary surgery.
The patinets complained of a recurrent abdominal pain without accompanying skin swelling whose diagnosis was delayed nearly 20 years and accepted an unnecessary surgery.
For the other approximately 80 percent of patients for whom the tumors have not spread to the lymph nodes, the technique spares the patient from unnecessary surgery and its associated complications and substantial costs.
However, if the orthopaedic surgeon decides to delay the surgery it would most likely be to avoid unnecessary surgery, to try and improve mental and physical status before a probable surgery, and to attempt to lower surgical morbidity, improve results and avoid arthrofibrosis.
The method, which may be introduced within five years, is expected to minimize the risk of unnecessary surgery in the patients, New Scientist reported.
Our ultimate goal is that women diagnosed with DCIS without alpha v beta 6 could be offered active monitoring, saving them from potentially unnecessary surgery and radiotherapy.
He botched operations, performed unnecessary surgery, inserted spinal screws which affected patients' nerves and did an unsuitable operation on a woman aged 20.