minor surgery


: surgery involving little risk to the life of the patient
specifically : an operation on the superficial structures of the body or a manipulative procedure that does not involve a serious risk compare major surgery

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“Minor surgery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/minor%20surgery. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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