major operation

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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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She said: "After overcoming major surgery and chemotherapy for cancer, Christine still manages to care for her husband and son.
The company is planning to conduct a postmarketing study of Alphanate in patients with type 3 vWD who are undergoing major surgery.
Covered visits for major surgery are those that occur the day before surgery and the day of surgery and for visits that take place during a 90-day postoperative period (modifier 57).
You may not have thought of this Alan Greene because you may be in good health and not had major surgery (yet).
2) The policies would be going in the right direction if there was a reduction in the waiting list without any reduction in major surgery.
AUGUST 18: Rules out a return in 2000, saying: "It has been stressed to me I have undergone major surgery and that time is the only true healer.
Unfortunately, this often makes it impossible to perform the major surgery that is necessary to bring out-of-date laws into the 21st Century.
From August through December 1995, postoperative wound infections developed in 45 patients in the pediatric surgery unit of Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, New Delhi, India; 42 were day-care patients, and 3 were inpatients who had undergone major surgery.
requires major surgery, and is not prescribed unless drugs or diet changes have failed.
Urges broader network of hospitals, greater emphasis on quality, patient decision support tools, and strategies for identifying plan members on path to major surgery
The blood crisis was revealed at the Royal Orthopaedie Hospital, Birmingham which takes major surgery cases from all parts of the Region.
A20-MINUTE back massage can reduce the pain and anxiety of patients recovering from major surgery, research has shown.