minor surgery


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to minor surgery: major surgery

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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
"He underwent minor surgery to break the adhesions.
He won't be away from football for long and I wish him a speedy recovery when he has some minor surgery shortly.
The luminaires are suitable for effectively illuminating a variety of clinical applications including minor surgery, procedures, diagnostics, hospital/facilities, and dental lab environments.
The researchers looked for fatalities in cases such as minor surgery, where "the bird shouldn't have died," says Cuthbert.
The surgery center plans on providing the medical tenants with a facility, which would allow them to provide minor surgery without leaving their building.
Minor surgery can transect the vessels with dramatic results, says Dr.
Baker's cysts are often associated with rheumatoid arthritis; assuming you don't have this or another systemic inflammatory disease, a trip to the orthopedist will reveal the best course of action, which may not involve any direct treatment of the cyst, or could involve injection, or less commonly, minor surgery.
BILL WALTON, former NBA great who was hampered by injuries throughout his career: "I learned a long time ago that minor surgery is when they do the operation on someone else, not you."
Behind the grey wall there are physicians' offices, a treatment room for minor surgery and a laboratory, while the red wall conceals three examination rooms.
Many people mistakenly assume we are the equivalent of the correspondence school degree programs, when in fact we have prescriptive authority in many states and are trained in minor surgery as well as the range of illnesses from acute to chronic.
The two major drawbacks of implants are the cost and inconvenience of minor surgery for implantation and removal, and the well-documented side effect of irregular vaginal bleeding.
Medicare carriers and others that follow Medicare rules recognize two types of global payments: those for major surgery and those for minor surgery or endoscopic procedures that do not involve an incision.