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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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