When we are talking about surgeries, the first thing that would go through our mind are injuries that were nearly-severed from an accident or open injuries from cystic ruptures and other dire health conditions that require immediate and serious medical attention. But there is an other form of surgery where it doesn't has to be done immediately and is needing a schedule before proceeding.
This type of surgery is called elective surgery, in which every surgery that falls in this category is scheduled in advance because it is non-urgent and its concerned health conditions doesn't involve medical urgency. While its sub-type is semi-elective surgery wherein a surgery is scheduled to preserve a patient's life but is not required to be performed immediately.
What are the common types of Elective Surgeries?
Here are some common elective surgeries, it is observed that it ranges from external to internal surgeries:
Though, elective surgeries doesn't have to be done immediately or aren't needed urgency, most of these surgeries alter one's life depending on the surgery such as cleft lip surgeries. And given they're life changing at most extent, most of these surgeries doesn't scar that much and most are same-day surgeries that doesn't need hospitalization or hospital stays.
Elective Surgery Error Statistics
This study was done by Kids Health Organization wherein they have studied 1108 elective surgeries errors comprising 76.1% cranial, 22.7% spinal, and 1.2% other procedures between years May 2000 and August 2006:
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