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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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This means patients can have major surgery with only a few tiny incisions.
"She had a bad fall and she's fractured her leg, the knee, plus the fibula bone and she needs major surgery. She needs some plates put in and that surgery is going to take place tomorrow morning -- we are hoping and praying that everything goes fine and she comes out well.
FORMER engineer John Costello was the first patient to undergo major surgery for mouth cancer at Coventry's University Hospital four years ago.
Even without much publicity, the hospital gets half a dozen foreign patients a month seeking major surgery. Carole Veloso, the CEO of CIMA Hospital, west of San Jose, said her hospital is seeing something similar.
ESAs are used to treat anemia associated with chronic kidney failure, cancer, and HIV, and to reduce the need for blood transfusions in patients scheduled for major surgery (except heart surgery).
But a modifier -57 (Decision for surgery) is generally reserved for more extensive evaluation of a patient whose problem results in a decision to do major surgery that day or the next.
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However, during and after major surgery, its presence can turn into a dangerous infection, says John Alverdy of the University of Chicago.
I recently had major surgery with a lot of anxiety and concerns.
This bill is major surgery." As a proposed "cure" for illegal immigration, the proposal is a grotesque act of political malpractice.