REASON FOR SURGERY VARIES
Some of the reasons why surgery is performed are given below.
To obtain tissue for examination. This enables the surgeon to confirm a
To visualize internal structures during diagnosis. This is frequently
performed to determine the extent of a pathologic process and sometimes to confirm a
To cure a disease by removing the diseased tissue or organs, such as an
To repair or remove traumatized tissue and structures. This type of surgery
is performed to repair a congenital malformation; for example, the repair of a harelip.
To relieve symptoms by means of palliative procedures. This type of
surgery is performed to relieve symptoms of a disease process. For example, an
intestinal bypass would be performed to relieve the symptoms of intestinal obstruction.
To improve appearance by cosmetic procedures. This type of surgery is
performed to restore function or normal appearance to damaged tissues; for example, a
To perform prophylactic procedures. This type of surgery is performed as a
preventive measure; for example, removal of precancerous lesions such as a hairy