Major Surgery and Minor Surgery: What Are the Differences

Difference Between Major & Minor Surgery - Far North Surgery

Surgical procedures are used to repair damage within the body or remove diseased tissues that are affecting a person’s health and quality of life. Surgeries normally fall into two comprehensive types, major surgery, and minor surgery.

What Is a Major Surgery?

Major surgery normally involves opening the body, allowing the surgeon access to the area where the work needs to be completed. It involves major trauma to the tissues, a high risk of infection, and an extended recovery period. Most major surgeries will leave a large scar.

What Are Some Major Surgeries?

There are many different surgeries that fall into this category. They include:

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