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- n. A procedure in which one or more incisions are made into the body in order to repair damage or remove diseased tissue; an operation.
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- n. a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body
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Castration is, therefore, a surgical procedure requiring a somewhat sterile surface and an assortment of tools.
Perhaps my favorite moment in his career occurred after Thomas executed an especially difficult surgical procedure so flawlessly that Blalock, marveling at the nearly undetectable suture line, said, Vivien, are you sure you did this?
Dr. Sabom recounts the story of Pamela Reynolds who underwent a daring surgical procedure called a “standstill” or “hypothermic cardiac arrest.”
Wakefield, on the other hand, was anything but discouraging: He suggested that Michelle have a pediatric gastroenterologist perform an endoscopy, which is an invasive surgical procedure during which a fiber-optic camera is threaded up the rectum or down the mouth and through the maze of the gastrointestinal tract.