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a medical operation to repair an artery (=tube carrying blood around the body) that has become blocked or too narrow
an operation in which your appendix is removed
a medical operation in which a baby is born by being removed from a woman’s body through a cut made in her abdomen, because the baby cannot be born in the normal way.
a medical operation in which part of the colon is removed and a hole is made in the stomach through which solid waste can leave the body
dilation and curettage: a medical operation to remove material from inside a woman’s womb
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a medical operation in which an endoscope (=a very small camera on a long thin tube) is put into someone’s body to examine inside it
a cut made in a woman’s vagina to make it larger so that she can give birth more easily
a medical operation in which blood is directed around a blocked blood vessel in the heart
a medical operation for removing a woman’s womb (=the part of her body where a baby can grow)
a medical operation in which a narrow tube called a laparoscope is put into a part of the body in order to operate on it or examine it
medical operations that are done using very small pieces of equipment and a very powerful microscope
medical a medical operation in which a baby is removed from a woman’s body before it is completely developed, so that it is not born alive. The more usual word for this is an abortion.
a medical operation in which a new organ is put into someone’s body. The organ is taken from the body of another person, especially someone who has just died, who is called a donor
a medical operation that makes a man unable to have children. Doctors cut the tube that the man’s sperm passes through.