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  • s  filled by appointment rather than by election

  • Basically, operations can be broken down into three categories, emergency (immediately medically necessary), non-elective (medically necessary but not an 'emergency') and elective .
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  • Emergency Gallbladder Surgery Associated with Increased Complication Risk
    If you have severe pain just below the right side of your rib cage, you may have a gallbladder problem. And it is typically better to seek medical attention sooner than later. A study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) revealed that people receiving non-elective or emergency surgery were more likely to experience complications than those ...
    June 27, 2013 - Newswise

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