Medical Dictionary

Norwood procedure

play
noun Nor·wood procedure \ˈnȯ(ə)r-ˌwu̇d-\

Medical Definition of Norwood procedure

  1. :  a complex surgical procedure especially for the palliative treatment of hypoplastic left heart syndrome—called also Norwood operation

Biographical Note for norwood procedure

Norwood

,

William I.

(born 1941), American surgeon. Norwood held surgical posts at Boston's Children's Hospital and then at Philadephia's Children's Hospital before serving as director of the Nemours Cardiac Center in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1979, while at Boston, he developed the first successful treatment for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Norwood procedure? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!