Root Operations

Question Answer
Modifying the anatomic structure of a body part without affecting the function of the body part Alteration
Altering the route of passage of the contents of a tubular body part Bypass
Taking out or off a device from a body part and putting back an identical or similar device in or on the same body part without cutting or puncturing the skin or mucous membrane Change
Stopping, or attempting to stop, postprocedural or other acute bleeding Control
Putting in or on biological or synthetic material to form a new body part that to the extent possible replicates the anatomic structure or function of an absent body part Creation
Physical eradication of all or a portion of a body part by the direct use of energy, force or a destructive agent Destruction
Cutting off all or part of the upper or lower extremities Detachment
Expanding an orifice or the lumen of a tubular body part Dilation
Cutting into a body part without draining fluids and/or gases from the body part in order to separate or transect a body part Division
Taking or letting out fluids and/or gases from a body part Drainage
Cutting out or off, without replacement, a portion of a body part Excision
Taking or cutting out solid matter from a body part Extirpation
Pulling or stripping out or off all or a portion of a body part by the use of force Extraction
Breaking solid matter in a body part into pieces Fragmentation
Joining together portions of an articular body part rendering the articular body part immobile Fusion
Putting in a non-biological appliance that monitors, assists, performs or prevents a physiological function but does not physically take the place of a body part Insertion
Visually and/or manually exploring a body part Inspection
Locating the route of passage of electrical impulses and/or locating functional areas in a body part Map
Completely closing an orifice or the lumen of a tubular body part Occlusion
Putting back in or on all or a portion of a separated body part to its normal location or other suitable location Reattachment
Freeing a body part from an abnormal physical constraint by cutting or by use of force Release
Taking out or off a device from a body part Removal
Restoring, to the extent possible, a body part to its normal anatomic structure and function Repair
Putting in or on biological or synthetic material that physically takes the place of all or a portion of a body part Replacement
Moving to its normal location or other suitable location all or a portion of a body part Reposition
Cutting out or off, without replacement, all of a body part Resection
Partially closing an orifice or the lumen of a tubular body part Restriction
Correcting, to the extent possible, a portion of a malfunctioning device or the position of a displaced device Revision
Putting in or on biological or synthetic material that physically reinforces and/or augments the function of a portion of a body part Supplement
Moving, without taking out, all or a portion of a body part to another location to take over the function of all or a portion of a body part Transfer
Putting in or on all or a portion of a living body part taken from another individual or animal to physically take the place and/or function of all or a portion of a similar body part Transplantation

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