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major operation

[′mā·jər ‚äp·ə′rā·shən]
(medicine)
An extensive, difficult, and potentially dangerous surgical procedure, usually requiring general anesthesia.
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Experts say this contrast in outcomes means further investigation is needed to better define why some patients do not have major surgery.
Abortion in the first trimester is not considered major surgery," Weinberg stated.
His consultant Dr Bob Dowling claimed being ferried around south Wales after major surgery led to his death.
Surgery has been taken to a whole new level at Milford Regional Medical Center with the introduction of the da Vinci Surgical System, a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand a surgeon's capabilities and offer a minimally invasive option for major surgery.
But for many, it'll be a different story entirely; as they face lifethreatening illnesses, major surgery and the same four walls and faces they've seen so frequently all year round.
Summary: Coronation Street actress Maggie Jones is seriously ill in hospital after major surgery, a spokeswoman said today.
However, I feel I must question the wisdom of discharging patients after three or four days, following major surgery.
discusses his experiences in China observing major surgery conducted without anesthesia, aided by acupuncture -- and whether its effectiveness can be explained by current biomedical science.
With major surgery now occurring at a rate of 234 million procedures per year--1 for every 25 people--and studies indicating that a significant percentage result in preventable complications and deaths, the WHO last month launched a new safety checklist for surgical teams to use in operating theatres as part of a major drive to make surgery safer around the world.
The study urged surgeons and intensive care specialists to use strict protocols of active blood sugar control in all patients admitted for major surgery.
At the age of two he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and over the years he has had to endure hours of surgery, including operations on his eyes and ears and major surgery on his skull.
CORK City midfielder Gareth Farrelly could leave hospital within the next five days following major surgery.