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What is the definition or description of: cesarean section?

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Dr. Osbert Fernandez answered

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Cesarean section: Cesarean section is an operative procedure that is used to delivery the baby through an abdominal incision rather than delivering the baby through the vagina.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias answered

Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Life-saving delivery: Cesarean delivery is the most commonly performed life-saving surgery in obstetrics; it involves safe delivery of the fetus(es) via an incision on the lower abdomen of the pregnant woman, thus bypassing the birth canal.

Answered 7/13/2014

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Dr. Daniel Hakimi answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Knowledge of ceserea: Most common operation performed in the US. In the past few years the incidence of Cesarean has risen significantly in the US with major cities having the historic highest rates. Cesareans are not free of complications either. If you are planning a large family, you will have higher incidence of abnormal placentation.

Answered 9/28/2016

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