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Definitions and Synonyms of surgery | Another word for surgery | What is surgery?

Definition 1: a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body - [noun denoting act]

Samples where surgery or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available
  • he died while undergoing surgery

Synonyms for surgery in the sense of this definition

(surgery is a kind of ...) a procedure employed by medical or dental practitioners

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical procedure that uses an intense laser beam to destroy diseased retinal tissue or to make a scar that will hold the retina in cases of detached retina

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical removal or all or part of a vein; sometimes done in cases of severe varicose veins

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway; intended to cure extreme cases of snoring (with or without sleep apnea)

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical procedure that creates an artificial opening for the elimination of bodily wastes

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical sectioning of bone

(... is a kind of surgery ) operation to bring an undescended testicle into the scrotum

(... is a kind of surgery ) any surgery that involves the nervous system (brain or spinal cord or peripheral nerves)

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical incision into the eardrum (to relieve pressure or release pus from the middle ear)

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical repair of a perforated eardrum with a tissue graft

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical removal of the eardrum

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical incision or division of a muscle

(... is a kind of surgery ) any surgical procedure that does not involve anesthesia or respiratory assistance

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgery using operating microscopes and miniaturized precision instruments to perform intricate procedures on very small structures

(... is a kind of surgery ) any surgical procedure that involves anesthesia or respiratory assistance

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical removal of a polyp

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical removal of part of a structure or organ

(... is a kind of surgery ) the act of operating on living animals (especially in scientific research)

(... is a kind of surgery ) a surgical procedure that attempts to restore the function of the vas deferens after a vasectomy

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical correction of a defect of the palate

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical correction or repair of defects or injuries in the eardrum or the bones of the middle ear

(... is a kind of surgery ) an operation that removes a circular section of bone from the skull

(... is a kind of surgery ) an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)

"he had a kidney transplant" "the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent" "a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago"

(... is a kind of surgery ) a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air; performed when the pharynx is obstructed by edema or cancer or other causes

(... is a kind of surgery ) the surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part

(... is a kind of surgery ) the surgical operation of cutting a muscle or tendon of the eye in order to correct strabismus

(... is a kind of surgery ) the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)

(... is a kind of surgery ) a surgical procedure in which a suture is used to close the cervix in a pregnant woman; is performed when the cervix has failed to retain previous pregnancies

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical procedures and hormonal treatments designed to alter a person's sexual characteristics so that the resemble those of the opposite sex

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical procedure in which spinal nerve roots are cut; done (anterior roots) to relieve intractable pain or (posterior roots) to stop severe muscle spasms

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical procedure in which an incision is made in the nose to drain accumulated pus

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical creation of an opening between the jejunum and the anterior abdominal wall; will allow artificial feeding

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical operation that shortens the small intestine; used in treating obesity

(... is a kind of surgery ) the operation of introducing a catheter into the body

(... is a kind of surgery ) removal of the outer covering of an organ or part

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette

(... is a kind of surgery ) the use of extreme cold (usually liquid nitrogen) to destroy unwanted tissue (warts or cataracts or skin cancers)

(... is a kind of surgery ) a surgical opening through the skull

(... is a kind of surgery ) use of chemical to destroy diseased or malignant tissue; used in treatment of skin cancer

(... is a kind of surgery ) the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men)

"bilateral castration results in sterilization"

(... is a kind of surgery ) any surgical procedure involving the brain

(... is a kind of surgery ) a minimally invasive operation to repair a damaged joint; the surgeon examines the joint with an arthroscope while making repairs through a small incision

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical reconstruction or replacement of a malformed or degenerated joint

(... is a kind of surgery ) an operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery

(... is a kind of surgery ) a surgical removal of all or part of a limb

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical removal of a body part or tissue

(... is a kind of surgery ) a surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgery performed with electrical devices (as in electrocautery)

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical operation that creates a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the intestine

(... is a kind of surgery ) a surgical procedure that places something in the human body

"the implantation of radioactive pellets in the prostate gland"

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical procedure for tying hemorrhoids and excising them

(... is a kind of surgery ) any surgical procedure involving the heart

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical creation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach (as for gastrogavage)

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical creation of an opening between the stomach wall and the small intestines; performed when the normal opening has been eliminated

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical removal of all or part of the stomach

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical procedure that creates a new fenestra to the cochlea in order to restore hearing lost because of osteosclerosis

(... is a kind of surgery ) any surgical procedure involving the eyes

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical removal of the organs within a body cavity (as those of the pelvis)

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient

(... is a kind of surgery ) a surgical operation performed on the wrong part of the body

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical removal of something without cutting into it

"the enucleation of the tumor"

(... is a kind of surgery ) surgical incision into the uterus (as in cesarean section)

(surgery is a part of ...) surgical joining of two surfaces

(surgery is a part of ...) surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)

(surgery is a part of ...) the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)

(surgery belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures

"he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) remove the pituitary glands

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) remove an organ or bodily structure

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) remove the cortex of (an organ)

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction

"suction the uterus in an abortion"

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) anesthetize by cold

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) cut a hole with a trepan, as in surgery

Definition 2: a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where surgery or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic

Synonyms for surgery in the sense of this definition

(surgery is a kind of ...) a room in a hospital for the care of patients

Definition 3: a room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where surgery or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he read the warning in the doctor's surgery

(surgery is a kind of ...) an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

"the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

(surgery belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 4: the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where surgery or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School

(surgery is a kind of ...) the science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) (surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) remove the cerebrum from (a human body)

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) remove the contents of (an organ)

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) remove (a tumor or eye) from an enveloping sac or cover

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) surgically remove (an organ)

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) bind with a bandage or ligature

"ligate the artery"

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) thrombosis of a vein without prior inflammation of the vein; associated with sluggish blood flow (as in prolonged bedrest or pregnancy or surgery) or with rapid coagulation of the blood

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) absence of the mammary glands (either through surgery or developmental defect)

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) an anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures (as in surgery) or as point from which measurements can be taken

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body

"they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available" "he died while undergoing surgery"

(surgery is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to the upper jaw and face (particularly with reference to specialized surgery of the maxilla)

"maxillofacial surgery"

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