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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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Specialty Surgical Center of Thousand Oaks, which is expected to be a four operating room, two minor procedure room, multi-specialty center to be located in Thousand Oaks.
Summary: An aide to Lebanon's top Shiite cleric says the sheikh has successfully undergone a minor procedure to measure the flow of blood to the heart.
Sigma said Christofias' microsurgery had nothing to do with his heart and that he was not expected to be admitted to hospital following the minor procedure.
Aberdonian Lynn, who studied in Glasgow, said: "I was in hospital for a minor procedure and my dad went to look at flats to kill time between visits.
THE Prince of Wales has had a non-cancerous growth removed from his face in a minor procedure, it emerged yesterday.
Charles' father, the Duke of Edinburgh, underwent a minor procedure in 1996 to erase a small benign growth on his nose.
Owen had been making a good recovery and had been on course to return to Premiership action against Middlesbrough on April 9, until it was discovered he needed the minor procedure to tighten the screw.
This was reexcised and closed during a minor procedure.
An MRI exam this week indicated Gagne would need Tommy John surgery, but Jobe discovered, while standing over the operating table, that only a minor procedure would be necessary.
A variety of sizes of Minor Procedure Fenestrated Drapes to address a wide range of procedures, from thyroidectomies to mole removals, circumcisions and small lumps.
It typically causes severe abdominal pain around the time of your period and can only be diagnosed properly with a laparoscopy, a relatively minor procedure involving inspecting the contents of the abdomen with a special telescope.
As he notes, "This makes vasectomy a more minor procedure, faster and better' " The clinic offers free vasectomies to anyone turning up at its doors.