Surgical creation of a diversion for the bloodstream by suturing a graft to blood vessel so that blood bypasses an obstructed or weakened portion of the vessel. Surgical terms a list of common surgical terms including the meaning and origin of prefixes and suffixes prefixes a an not without less absent also in a particular place or condition old english from an an alternative for on ab away from off indo european lsquooff awayrsquo ad to toward latin ad lsquotoward nearrsquo aer air amb. Many surgical procedure names can be broken into parts to indicate the meaning for example in gastrectomy ectomy is a suffix meaning the removal of a part of the body gastro means stomachthus gastrectomy refers to the surgical removal of the stomach or sections thereof otomy means cutting into a part of the body a gastrotomy would be cutting into but not necessarily removing . 210 learn medical terminology and human anatomy working in medical coding involves becoming fluent in medical terminology learn some of the most common anatomical and surgical terms by looking at prefixes suffixes and roots. Start studying medical terminology surgery learn vocabulary terms and more with flashcards games and other study tools
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