ELECTIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURE
\ɪlˈɛktɪv sˈɜːd͡ʒɪkə͡l pɹəsˈiːd͡ʒə], \ɪlˈɛktɪv sˈɜːdʒɪkəl pɹəsˈiːdʒə], \ɪ_l_ˈɛ_k_t_ɪ_v s_ˈɜː_dʒ_ɪ_k_əl p_ɹ_ə_s_ˈiː_dʒ_ə]\
Definitions of ELECTIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURE
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Surgery which could be postponed or not done at all without danger to the patient. Elective surgery includes procedures to correct non-life-threatening medical problems as well as to alleviate conditions causing psychological stress or other potential risk to patients, e.g., cosmetic or contraceptive surgery.
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