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Surgery is a medical specialty that uses operative manual and instrumental techniques on a person to investigate or treat a pathological condition such as a disease or injury, to help improve bodily function or appearance or to repair unwanted ruptured areas.

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Organizations relating to Surgery

SAARC Surgical Care Society / Peradeniya, Sri Lanka / Est. 1996
Asia-Oceania Association of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Societies / Gurugram, India
International Leprosy Union / Pune, India / Est. 1986
Association for Nordic Dialysis and Transplant Personnel / Helsinki, Finland / Est. 1972
International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association / Montréal QC, Canada / Est. 1993
Caribbean Association of Neurological Surgeons / Bayamón, Puerto Rico / Est. 1973
European Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery / Athens, Greece / Est. 1967
Asian Society for Vascular Surgery / Pokfulam, Hong Kong / Est. 1992
Agreement on the Temporary Importation, Free of Duty, of Medical, Surgical and Laboratory Equipment for Use on Free Loan in Hospitals and other Medical Institutions for Purposes of Diagnosis or Treatment / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1960
International Intradiscal and Transforaminal Therapy Society / Phoenix AZ, USA / Est. 1987
European Board of Oro-Maxillo-Facial Surgery / Helsinki, Finland
Scandinavian Association of Plastic Surgeons / Helsinki, Finland / Est. 1951
Latin American Association of Endoscopic Surgeons / Est. 1993
European College of Veterinary Surgeons / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1991
Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery / Est. 1990
European Association of the Surgical Suture Industry / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1972
Société francophone de transplantation / Paris, France
International Children's Heart Foundation / Memphis TN, USA / Est. 1994
Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1993
International Society of Pituitary Surgeons / Atlanta GA, USA / Est. 1983
European Association of Neurosurgical Societies / Cirencester, UK / Est. 1972
International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery / Bern, Switzerland / Est. 2000
European Study Group for Rehabilitation and Functional Surgery Following Laryngectomy / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1991
International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1987
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons / Melbourne, Australia / Est. 1928

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World Problems relating to Surgery

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Unnecessary gynaecological surgery
Denial of the right to medical consent
Inhaling of solvents and anaesthetic drugs
Accidental poisoning by analgesics
Lack of human organs for transplantation
Unnecessary surgery
Surgical mistakes
Irresponsible genetic manipulation
Inhumane experimental surgery on animals
Inadequate emergency blood supplies
Unsafe blood-related products
Abusive psychosurgery
Hazardous medical use of silicon gel
Punitive amputations
Malpractice in plastic surgery
Unnecessary cosmetic surgery
Haemolytic disease of the newborn
Medical complications

Action Strategies relating to Surgery

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Campaigning against childhood genital mutilation

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