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Ranked among the nation's most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana's leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions, workplaces, schools and homes.

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Purpose of Having Surgery

What is the purpose of surgery?

Surgery, whether elective or required, 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 diseased tissues or organs.
  • remove an obstruction.
  • reposition structures to their normal position.
  • redirect channels.
  • transplant tissue or whole organs.
  • implant mechanical or electronic devices.
  • improve physical appearance.

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Online Resources of Surgical Care

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