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minor surgery

[′mīn·ər ′sər·jə·rē]
(medicine)
Any superficial surgical procedure involving little hazard to the life of the patient and not requiring general anesthesia.
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Minor procedures shouldn't have to be paid for in advance and shouldn't be extortionately charged as was so obvious in my case.
Charles' father, the Duke of Edinburgh, underwent a minor procedure in 1996 to erase a small benign growth on his nose.
Despite physicians' insistence that it was a minor procedure, circumcision seem to bear out the old adage that the only minor surgery is an operation performed on someone else.
Cindy Bell has been appointed President and General Manager of Minor Procedure Kits and Trays.
He insisted: "It's a minor procedure but it meant that he cannot go on a 27-hour flight.
The minor procedure will correct a problem which has hampered the 32-year-old midfielder Steven Gerrard in recent months.
But a minor procedure in January fixed the problem and a reinvigorated Wilkinson began to re-think his future.
The surgery, which is a relatively minor procedure, is one that several cricketers from Andrew Flintoff to Glenn McGrath have undergone to ease their pain, the report added.
Ryan died on February 16 2010 during the minor procedure.
The Belgian centre-back has undergone a minor procedure to remove tendon from his left ankle, raising fears he could once again be sidelined for several months after missing most of last season with a right-ankle problem.
The method of minimallyinvasive surgery for this procedure has meant that William has been able to have a minor procedure with minimal effect on his everyday life, and I'm very pleased with the speed at which he is recovering.
The mum of two went into the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, for an endometrial ablation - a minor procedure which removes part of the womb lining - in April 2007.