Term: Converted Procedure

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-07-20


A converted procedure refers to a cholecystectomy procedure where the planned method of surgery was laparoscopic, but during the procedure it became necessary to make a larger abdominal incision and revert to the open method of surgery. A conversion from the laparoscopic method to the open method is necessary due to the complexity of the surgery or other difficulties.

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