(redirected from high-risk surgery)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

SURGERY, med. jur. That part of the healing art which relates to external diseases; their treatment; and, specially, to the manual operations adopted for their cure.
     2. Every lawyer should have some acquaintance with surgery; his knowledge on this subject will be found useful in cases of homicide and wounds.

References in periodicals archive ?
She was cured but relapsed in 2010, and recently underwent a 12-hour high-risk surgery.
It is very high-risk surgery that is elective; it is an open procedure, not fetoscopic; and it depends on a very multidisciplinary team," she said in an interview These are a combination of features that makes it unique, said Dr.
However, because they studied veterans eligible for VHA care rather than VHA users, it is not clear whether the high rates of elective surgery outside of the VHA among their population reflected a desire of regular VHA users to obtain certain services, such as high-risk surgery, outside the VHA or whether their VHA cohort primarily consisted of veterans who received very little or no care from the VHA.
THE care given to high-risk surgery patients regularly falls short of acceptable standards, according to an independent review.
Despite the intentions of the CMS [Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] to provide patients with information that will facilitate patient choice of high-quality hospitals, currently available information on the Hospital Compare Web site will not help patients identify hospitals with better outcomes for high-risk surgery," wrote the authors, from the University of Michigan and the Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, both in Ann Arbor.
1) Traditional valve replacement is considered a high-risk surgery for elderly patients, especially as this patient demographic usually has one, if not more, co-morbidities.
In major elective high-risk surgery, large-scale UK audits demonstrate mean elective postoperative mortality rates of 12% for major oesophageal and gastric surgery (McCulloch et al 2003), 5.
A MUM died from organ failure after undergoing high-risk surgery to improve the blood flow around her body.
35pm: Another chance to see this documentary following morbidly obese American teenagers who can't stop eating as they undergo high-risk surgery.
Asked by Mr Whittaker about the dangers inherent in the operation, he replied: "Patients are warned this could happen - this is high-risk surgery.
Finally, it is critical to exclude CAD as the cause a poor functional capacity in patients scheduled for intermediate or high-risk surgery as the combination of poor functional capacity and myocardial ischaemia is associated with higher perioperative mortality",$[degrees].
Or it may do a higher percentage of complex and high-risk surgery.