Surgery has traditionally referred to the cutting out or reconstruction
of physical parts of the body.
The tool usually used is the scalpel, a very sharp knife-like blade.
However, newer technology has changed the face of surgery,
and a number of newer methods of surgery have been developed including:
Cryosurgery - the use of freezing cold to "burn" off tissue.
Electrocautery - the use of electricity
Laparoscopic surgery (Keyhole surgery) - surgery performed through a small opening into the body,
rather than fully opening the body with a large incision.
Laser surgery - the use of focused high-intensity laser light as a cutting blade.
Microsurgery - the use of surgery through a microscope
The specialist who performs surgery is usually a surgeon.
Particular types of surgeons specialize in certain specialist types of surgery.
However, some simple types of surgery may be performed by your general practitioner.
Count: Surgery is listed as a:
treatment for 162 conditions;
alternative treatment for 162 conditions;
preventive treatment for 0 conditions;
research treatment for 1 conditions.
Treatment types for Surgery:radiosurgery (4), cryosurgery (6), open surgery (1), laparoscopic surgery (1)
Treatments:all treatments Surgery as a treatment:
The following list of conditions
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listed as a treatment in our database: