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Description

Surgery is a medical specialty that uses operative manual and instrumental techniques on a patient 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
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

Denial of the right to medical consent
Unnecessary gynaecological surgery
Inhaling of solvents and anaesthetic drugs
Hazardous medical use of silicon gel
Punitive amputations
Irresponsible genetic manipulation
Malpractice in plastic surgery
Unnecessary cosmetic surgery
Haemolytic disease of the newborn
Unnecessary surgery
Lack of human organs for transplantation
Surgical mistakes
Medical complications
Unsafe blood-related products
Analgesia
Scarification
Psychic surgery
Type B viral hepatitis
Anaesthesia
Limitations of allopathy
Mutilation of domestic animals
Organ transplantation taboo
Aggressive surgical procedures
Foreign body left in wound
Inadequate evaluation of surgical procedures

Action Strategies relating to Surgery

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Anaesthetizing
Campaigning against childhood genital mutilation
Developing artificial organs
Living with complications of surgery
Improving standards of surgery
Developing plastic surgery
Providing prostheses to mine-injured amputees
Conducting autopsy
Using cosmetic surgery on pet animals
Evaluating surgical procedures
Training cataract surgeons
Creating national blood transfusion policies
Standardizing surgical care
Abstaining from control over surgical innovations
Introducing new surgical techniques
Regulating surgical profession
Promoting voluntary surgical contraception
Disseminating surgical knowledge
Interchanging neurosurgical knowledge
Advancing anaesthesiology
Training anaesthesiologists
Educating digestive surgeons
Using biomaterials
Advancing paediatric surgery
Networking enterostomal nurses

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