Surgery, elective
Surgery that is subject to choice (election). The choice may be made by the patient or doctor. For example, the time when a surgical procedure is performed may be elective. The procedure is beneficial to the patient but does not need be done at a particular time. As opposed to urgent or emergency surgery.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • surgery — noun 1 medical treatment ADJECTIVE ▪ major, radical ▪ minor ▪ extensive ▪ further ▪ successful …   Collocations dictionary

  • Elective caesarean section — (AE elective cesarean section) refers to a cesarean section (CS) that is performed on a pregnant woman on the basis of an obstetrical or medical indication or at the request of the pregnant patient. [1] cite journal | author = NIH | title = State …   Wikipedia

  • Elective surgery — is surgery that is not urgently required due to an emergency. Elective surgery may be performed for medical purposes, such as cataract surgery, or for other work such as breast implants. These are procedures that the person requiring them decides …   Wikipedia

  • elective surgery — e*lect ive sur ger*y, n. surgery that is not essential, especially surgery to correct a condition that is not life threatening; surgery that is not required for survival. See also {cosmetic surgery}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elective — elec·tive adj 1 a: chosen by popular election an elective official b: of or relating to election c: based on the right or principle of election the presidency is an elective office 2 a: permitting a choice compare …   Law dictionary

  • Elective surgery — Surgery that is subject to choice (election). The choice may be made by the patient or doctor. For example, the time when a surgical procedure is performed may be elective. The procedure is beneficial to the patient but does not need be done at a …   Medical dictionary

  • Surgery — This article is about the medical specialty. For other uses, see Surgery (disambiguation). A cardiothoracic surgeon performs a mitral valve replacement at the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Surgery (from the Greek …   Wikipedia

  • surgery — n. branch of medicine 1) to perform surgery 2) to undergo surgery 3) elective; emergency; heroic; major; minor; radical; remedial surgery 4) bypass; cosmetic; open heart; plastic surgery office (BE) 5) a doctor s surgery (CE has doctor s office)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • elective — [[t]ɪle̱ktɪv[/t]] electives 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n An elective post or committee is one to which people are appointed as a result of winning an election. [FORMAL] Buchanan has never held elective office. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Elective surgery is surgery… …   English dictionary

  • elective — I. adjective Date: circa 1531 1. a. chosen or filled by popular election < an elective official > b. of or relating to election c. based on the right or principle of election < the presidency is an elective office > 2. a. permitting a choice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”