major surgery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n major surgery any surgical procedure that involves anesthesia or respiratory assistance
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Usage

In literature:

He'd just gone through major periodontal surgery, a sign of aging gums.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

The shortages have led to major disruptions for hospitals, doctors and patients, who have postponed some elective surgeries as a result.
After recovering from two Tommy John surgeries, Christian Garcia is called up to the majors for the first time.
A new device may help diagnose a common condition after breast cancer surgery before it becomes a major problem.
Major surgeries require blood transfusions, an intensive care unit and a more sterile environment, which were non-existent in Syria.
Patrick Byrne chats with Sherrie Walker before one of her last major surgeries.
Now about 18 months off his major knee surgery, Powe is closer to 100 percent, but the team is still being cautious.
A major new study confirms previous sporadic reports that weight-loss surgery increases the risk of.
This year, more than 200,000 weight-loss operations will be performed here in the US But now doctors are looking into less-invasive procedures that don't have all the risks of major surgery.
Thomas Boyd, The Oregonian In an emotional address to the media, Bill Walton, recently recovered from major back surgery, said it was time to apologize to Trail Blazers fans.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin , coming off major knee surgery, told coach Dan Bylsma in the fall that his goal was to be the best player in the world.
But a high percentage of women who undergo screening experience false-positive tests that then require invasive testing, such as major surgery to open up the abdomen and take out the ovary , she said.
The thieves took advantage of the Phillips' absence, as they were out of town attending to their son, who is recovering from major kidney surgery in California.
Coming off major arm surgery, I expected Liriano to be rusty and struggle.
I am writing this from the family member waiting room of a large American hospital as one of my daughters undergoes major back surgery.
Johan Santana, who missed last season after shoulder surgery, will start for the New York Mets on the opening day of the Major League Baseball season against the Atlanta Braves.
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