Now, a study shows some breast cancer patients unnecessarily undergoing the procedure.
She was sedated during the procedure, but that is is not always the case.
Many IVF clinics partner with acupuncturists so they can perform the procedure on patients immediately before their egg retrieval.
1610s, "fact or manner of proceeding," from French procédure "manner of proceeding" (c.1200), from Old French proceder "to proceed" (see proceed). Meaning "method of conducting business in Parliament" is from 1839.
procedure pro·ce·dure (prə-sē'jər)
A series of steps taken to accomplish an end.
A surgical operation or technique.