Purpose of Having Surgery
What is the purpose of surgery?
Surgery, whether elective or required, is done for a multitude of reasons. A patient may have surgery to:
Further explore the condition for the purpose of diagnosis.
Take a biopsy of a suspicious lump.
Remove diseased tissues or organs.
Remove an obstruction.
Reposition structures to their normal position.
Transplant tissue or whole organs.
Implant mechanical or electronic devices.
Improve physical appearance.