Types of Surgery
There are different types of surgical procedures available today depending on individual's condition. Unless the operation is an emergency, the doctor will usually discuss the surgery plan with the patient ahead of time. The surgeon will determine which surgery method to use based on medical tests such as blood tests, MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, or any other laboratory work available.
Elective surgery is a planned surgery which is not necessary for the individual to stay in good health for example cosmetic surgeries. Required surgery is done to retain quality of life which is not performed immediately example of required surgery is kidney stone or tumor removal. Emergency surgery is done when patient’s condition is life threatening, surgery is considered emergent.
Cardiovascular surgery, bowel surgery, reconstructive surgery, deep tissue procedures, transplant procedures, and surgeries in the liver, chest, or cranium are all examples of major surgery. Biopsies, wound repairs, and the removal of warts, benign skin lesions, haemorrhoids, and abscesses are all examples of minor procedures.
- Track 1-1 Minimally invasive surgery
- Track 2-2 Outpatient surgery
- Track 3-3 Vascular surgery
- Track 4-4 Pediatric surgery
- Track 5-5 Breast surgery
- Track 6-6 Colon and rectal surgery