Suffixes: Surgical Procedures

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-centesis

surgical procedure to aspirate or remove fluid

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-ectomy

excision (surgical removal or cutting out)

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-lysis

process of loosening, freeing or destroying

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-pexy

surgical fixation (fastening in a fixed position)

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-plasty

surgical repair

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-rrhaphy

suture (uniting a wound by stitches)

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-scopy

visual examination with a lighted instrument (not always a surgical procedure)

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-stomy

formation of an opening

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-tome

an instrument used for cutting

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-tomy

incision (cutting into tissue)

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-tripsy

surgical crushing