Find a Doctor
Go
advanced search

Conditions & Services

WellConnect - Columbus Regional Health

Health Library

Purpose of Having Surgery


Purpose of Having Surgery

What is the purpose of surgery?

Surgery, whether elective or urgent, 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 or repair diseased tissues or organs

  • Remove an obstruction

  • Reposition structures to their normal position

  • Redirect blood vessels (bypass surgery)

  • Transplant tissue or whole organs

  • Implant mechanical or electronic devices

  • Improve physical appearance