n. a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery" [syn: operation, surgery, surgical procedure, surgical process]
Usage examples of "surgical operation".
I knew that he was conducting a surgical operation, but he did not really believe it-both the problem and the patient were too big.
She had been murdered, and a peculiar kind of dissection or surgical operation performed on her lower back.
Kadar's calm voice could have been describing a surgical operation.
There, in the private laboratory I long ago built for this very purpose, you will perform the greatest surgical operation that the universe has ever known, transferring its most perfect brain to the most beautiful and perfect body that ever has passed beneath these ancient eyes.
Many a man must have felt, before the blessed discovery of chloroform, great horror at the thought of an impending surgical operation.