COMMON SURGERY SUFFIXES ! 1. -centesis : surgical puncture
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COMMON SURGERY SUFFIXES !
1. -centesis : surgical puncture

2. -clasia : crushing or breaking up

3. -desis : fusion of two parts into one, stabilization

4. -ectomy : cutting something out

5. -oscopy : viewing of, normally with a scope

6. -ostomy or -stomy : surgically creating a hole (a new
"mouth" or “stoma")

7. -otomy or -tomy : surgical incision

8. -pexy : to fix or secure

9. -plasty : to modify or reshape (sometimes entails
replacement with a prosthesis)

10. -rrhaphy : to strengthen, usually with suture
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