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Surgery is a medical specialty that uses operative and instrumental techniques to investigate and treat injury or disease. Surgery is a broad category with 14 surgical specialties recognized by the American College of Surgeons.
Cardiothoracic, colon and rectal, general, gynecological, obstetrics, oral and maxillofacial, orthopedic, otorhinolaryngology, pediatric, plastic, urology, and vascular are recognized.
There are thousands of types of surgeries that can be performed. A medical doctor that specializes in surgery is called a surgeon. Surgeons perform surgery in hospitals, surgery centers, outpatient surgery facilities, and offices.
Types of surgeries can be classified by their timing as elective (at the patients request and is done to correct a non-life-threatening condition), semi-elective (has to be done to avoid damage but can be postponed), emergency (must be done asap to save a life, limb, or functionality). They can also be classified by their purposes such as exploratory (done to help make a diagnosis) or cosmetic (to improve the appearance of something normal). Other classifications are by procedure, body part, degree, and equipment to name a few.