Definition of microsurgery in US English:



  • Intricate surgery performed using miniaturized instruments and a microscope.

    • ‘The veins were connected by microsurgery to the coronary arteries beyond the narrowed areas and then linked to the high-pressure artery, the aorta, just above the heart.’
    • ‘Hair root microsurgery is a state of the art method that outdates older techniques.’
    • ‘The operating microscope, funded fully from a donation by the Westfield Health Scheme, will help doctors perform microsurgery with great precision.’
    • ‘Appropriate training and experience are important to minimise the risk of thermal damage to adjacent structures while enjoying the benefits of lasers during microsurgery.’
    • ‘It requires microsurgery to attach the free-flap to a blood supply, but you get a tummy tuck thrown in while avoiding the trim-flap problems.’
    • ‘And again, like the last time immediately afterwards he wanted it reversed but to his horror he was told that it would require complicated microsurgery, which wasn't possible at that time.’
    • ‘She completed a residency in plastic surgery at Stanford, and continued her studies in microsurgery under a fellowship at Davies Medical Center in San Francisco.’
    • ‘Reversal of tubal ligation is one of the main indications for tubal microsurgery.’
    • ‘It would be much less than a millimetre even involved these days in much surgery, particularly microsurgery.’
    • ‘It doesn't matter whether the shot is of a rough diamond crystal, a cut stone, or a fine-edged diamond scalpel for microsurgery, each is technically and artistically gorgeous.’
    • ‘Treatment may involve having the vocal nodules removed by microsurgery.’
    • ‘The 24-year-old from Heywood was rushed to Rochdale Infirmary but has now been transferred to Wythenshawe Hospital where there are specialists in microsurgery who are attempting to save the victim's remaining leg.’
    • ‘A specialist in microsurgery of the hand, he's also an officer of the Explorers Club and has made a second career providing medical care to scientific expeditions and adventure travelers.’
    • ‘Surgical approaches include excisional procedures to remove part or all of the lymphedematous tissue and microsurgery to create an anastomosis between the lymph system and another vessel.’
    • ‘The trickiest part of the surgery involved microsurgery to separate the tiny nerves and arteries in their shared lower spine.’
    • ‘The advent of microsurgery in the early 1960s revolutionised Hand Surgery.’
    • ‘And I mean, I had microsurgery, even though it wasn't successful, perhaps they opened again, or perhaps it was because I was on holidays or perhaps it was because I was nearly giving up, I was letting go, you know.’
    • ‘This system in the past has been plagued with technical difficulties that occasionally made the HeNe aiming beam diverge from the CO2 vaporising beam, rendering the system imprecise for microsurgery.’
    • ‘By combining optical tweezers with other laser beams, researchers can perform microsurgery on particles.’
    • ‘But, they are being used now in microsurgery and plastic surgery, potentially in treatment of inflammation.’