Purpose of Having Surgery

What is the purpose of surgery?

Surgery, whether elective or required, is done for a multitude of reasons. A patient may have surgery to:

  • further explore the condition for the purpose of diagnosis.
  • take a biopsy of a suspicious lump.
  • remove diseased tissues or organs.
  • remove an obstruction.
  • reposition structures to their normal position.
  • redirect channels.
  • transplant tissue or whole organs.
  • implant mechanical or electronic devices.
  • improve physical appearance.

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