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Would a fingernail removal be considered a procedure or a surgery?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Minor procedure

This typically requires an injectable anesthetic and is considered a minor procedure which is, for all intents and purposes, equivalent to a minor surgery but this does not require hospitalization and is commonly performed in an office exam room.

In brief: Minor procedure

This typically requires an injectable anesthetic and is considered a minor procedure which is, for all intents and purposes, equivalent to a minor surgery but this does not require hospitalization and is commonly performed in an office exam room.
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Dr. Steven Brown
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Minor surgery

A procedure is a specific surgery.
Procedure refers to the act of performing a surgery, hence the term a surgical procedure.

In brief: Minor surgery

A procedure is a specific surgery.
Procedure refers to the act of performing a surgery, hence the term a surgical procedure.
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