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Surgery

Introduction: Surgery

Surgery has traditionally referred to the cutting out or reconstruction of physical parts of the body. The tool usually used is the scalpel, a very sharp knife-like blade. However, newer technology has changed the face of surgery, and a number of newer methods of surgery have been developed including:

  • Cryosurgery - the use of freezing cold to "burn" off tissue.
  • Electrocautery - the use of electricity
  • Laparoscopic surgery (Keyhole surgery) - surgery performed through a small opening into the body, rather than fully opening the body with a large incision.
  • Laser surgery - the use of focused high-intensity laser light as a cutting blade.
  • Microsurgery - the use of surgery through a microscope

The specialist who performs surgery is usually a surgeon. Particular types of surgeons specialize in certain specialist types of surgery. However, some simple types of surgery may be performed by your general practitioner.

Descriptions of Surgery

Surgery: A procedure to remove or repair a part of the body or to find out whether disease is present. An operation.
Source: National Institute of Health

Surgery : branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of injury, deformity, and disease by manual and instrumental means.
Source: CRISP

Basic Information: Surgery

Count: Surgery is listed as a: treatment for 390 conditions; alternative treatment for 0 conditions; preventive treatment for 0 conditions; research treatment for 1 conditions.

Treatment types for Surgery: radiosurgery (8), cryosurgery (8), open surgery (1), laparoscopic surgery (1)

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List of Diseases with Surgery as a Treatment

The following list of conditions have 'Surgery' or similar listed as a treatment in our database:

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List of Diseases with Surgery as a Research Treatment

The following list of conditions have 'Surgery' or similar listed as a research treatment or other research area in our database:

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