unnecessary surgery

unnecessary surgery

Surgery An instrumental procedure that is not needed Examples Some hysterectomies, C-sections, tonsillectomies
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He said: "Lack of public understanding about colds and flu results in many unnecessary surgery visits.
Paterson, 59, was jailed for 20 years after putting 750 women through unnecessary surgery.
This new technique will decrease OR time because the surgical team need not wait for pathology reports, decrease time under anaesthesia, and decrease unnecessary surgery on noncancerous lymph nodes.
The Birmingham Mail told last year how more than 1,000 women under the care of Mr Paterson, from Edgbaston, may have had unregulated Cleavage Sparing Mastectomies or unnecessary surgery while he worked at Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and two private facilities run by Spire Healthcare.
"Circumcision is unnecessary surgery, which the parents are never told holds a risk of death for their child."
If women of all ages were to be screened for ovarian cancer using ultrasound, there would be one immediate death after presumably unnecessary surgery for a benign adnexal mass per 250-500 screen-detected ovarian cancers.
This could prevent unnecessary surgery in up to 20% of the 5,000 patients diagnosed with glioblastomas each year.
The Rojas alleged medical malpractice claims: one premised on the sponge and another alleging that the hysterectomy was unnecessary, and a battery claim premised on the unnecessary surgery, which the Rojas alleged voided their consent for the surgery.
They may have unnecessary surgery for no reason other than to gain attention.
The NHS has paid out PS17.4mil lion after settling cases of more than 270 patients who sued over botched or unnecessary surgery.
Bonnie Anderson, president and CEO of US molecular diagnostics company Veracyte Inc (NASDAQ:VCYT), said Monday that the firm is ''very encouraged'' by these recommendations as Veracyte believes that its Afirma gene expression classifier (GEC) meets the proposed criteria to help patients avoid unnecessary surgery after indeterminate thyroid nodule fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy data.