Suffixes of a Diagnostic, Medical, or Surgical Procedure

  1. -ectomy
    -surgical removal

    -appendectomy

    -surgical removal of appendix
  2. -gram
    -picture, record

    -mammogram

    -picture/ record of breast
  3. -graphy
    -process of recording 

    -mammography

    -recording of the breast
  4. -metry
    -process of measuring

    -spiometry

    -process of measuring breathing
  5. -scope
    -instrument used to examine 

    -colonoscope 

    - instrument used to examine the colon
  6. -scopy
    -process of using an instrument to examine

    -gastroscopy 

    -process of using an instrument to examine the stomach
  7. -stomy
    -surgically created opening

    -colostomy

    -surgically created opening in the colon
  8. -therapy
    -treatment

    -psychotherapy 

    -treatment of the mind
  9. -tomy
    -process of cutting; process of making an incision

    -laparatomy 

    -process of making an incision of the abdomen
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Suffixes of a Diagnostic, Medical, or Surgical Procedure
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