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Ch. 2 Suffix Surg Pr

Suffixes for Medical Procedures

surgical puncture to aspirate or remove fluid -centesis
excision (surgical removal or cutting out) -ectomy
process of loosening, freeing, or destroying -lysis
surgical fixation (fastening in a fixed position) -pexy
surgical repair -plasty
suture (uniting a wound by stitches) rrhaphy
visual examination with a lighted instrument (not always a surgical procedure) -scopy
formation of an opening -stomy
an instrument used for cutting -tome
incision (cutting into tissue) -tomy
surgical crushing -tripsy
Created by: swampchicken2006