Surgical Abbreviations

Surgery is a medical science that covers surgical interventions (interventions) throughout the human body. The term “surgery” means the discipline of general surgery. As it is a complex medical discipline , various specialties aimed at the treatment of various organs and systems of the human body have emerged. Depending on this, it is divided into surgical subspecialties and specialties with a surgical focus.

In a sense, these are narrow specialties of general surgery. After Bulgaria’s accession to the EU, the doctor is no longer required to have a degree in general surgery. An exception is the specialty of Military Surgery, for the acquisition of which the doctor must have already recognized specialty in general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and traumatology, etc.


List of Acronyms Related to Surgical

ASDM Advanced Surgical Design and Manufacture
ASC Ambulatory Surgical Center
ASCOA Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America
ASU Ambulatory Surgical Unit
ABSA American Board of Surgical Assistants
ACSN American College of Surgical Neurophysiology
APSA American Pediatric Surgical Association
ASSO American Society of Surgical Oncology
AMERICAN-SPEECH-AND-HEARING-ASSOCIATION American Surgical Hospital Association
ASHA American Surgical Hospital Association
ASTA American Surgical Trade Association
ASIR Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research
ASE Association for Surgical Education
AVSC Association for Voluntary Surgical Contraception
AST Association of Surgical Technologists
ASDM Australian Surgical Design Manufacture Pty Ltd.
BNA Barrow Neurosurgical Associates, Ltd.
BST Basic Surgical Training
BASG Bay Area Surgical Group
BASC Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center
BRU Biosurgical Research Unit
BASO British Association of Surgical Oncologists
BSTA British Surgical Trades Association
CCP Canadian Classification of Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Surgical Procedures
CSA Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
CTSA Cardio-Thoracic Surgical Associates
CCRISP Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient
CUSA Cavitational Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator
CSA Central Surgical Association
CCBST Certificate of Completion of Basic Surgical Training
CFSA Certified First Surgical Assistant
CSA Certified Surgical Assistant
CSFA Certified Surgical First Assistant
CST Certified Surgical Technologist
CSAI Children Surgical Aid International
CSF Children’s Surgical Foundation
DVSC Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center
DCSU Day Care Surgical Unit
DSSI Deep Surgical Site Infection
DSTS Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills
DSBI Diagnostic and Surgical Breast Imaging
DSC Doctor of Surgical Chiropody
ESD Electrical Surgical Devices
ESU Electrosurgical Unit
EPGSS European Postgraduate Gastro-Surgical School
ESSR European Society for Surgical Research
ESU Expeditionary Surgical Unit
FST Fleet Surgical Team
FAST Flying Ambulance Surgical Trauma
FSH Forward Surgical Hospital
FST Forward Surgical Team
FST Foundation for Surgical Technology
FRSS Frontline Resuscitative Surgical Suite
GTSC General Thoracic Surgical Club
GIEESC Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care
GMSA Greater Milwaukee Surgical Associates
HSA Hand Surgical Associates
HNSA Head & Neck Surgical Associates
HOIST Higher Surgical Training
HST Higher Surgical Training
HSIP HPSA Surgical Incentive Program (US DHHS)
IASO Indian Association of Surgical Oncologists
ING Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group
ISC Inpatient and Surgical Care
ISR Institute for Surgical Research
ISTB Institute for Surgical Technologies and Biomechanics
ISR Institute of Surgical Research
IMSU Intermediate Medical-Surgical Unit
IATSIC International Association for Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care
ICSG International Council of Surgical Gastroenterology
IFSC International Federation of Surgical Colleges
IMSS International Museum of Surgical Science
ISTF International Surgical Thrombosis Forum
ISI Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
ISPTC Irish Surgical Postgraduate Training Committee
JSS Japan Surgical Society
JCHST Joint Committee on Higher Surgical Training
JCST Joint Committee on Surgical Training
JCSNS Joint Council of State Neurosurgical Societies
JNSA Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
JSO Journal of Surgical Oncology
KSHA Kansas Surgical Hospital Association
KCSA Kentucky Certified Surgical Assistant
LSA Licensed Surgical Assistant
LEEP Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
LSA Lothian Surgical Audit
LSAS Lothian Surgical Audit System
MSCL McIndoe Surgical Centre Limited
MS Medical Surgical
MSS Medical Surgical Supply
MSNCB Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board
MESA Micro-Surgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration
MISA Mid Illini Surgical Associates
MLSS Mid-Louisiana Surgical Specialists
MISS Minimally Invasive Surgical Suite
MIST Minimally Invasive Surgical Trainer
MASH Mobile Air Surgical Hospital
MASH Mobile Army Surgical Hospital
MAST Mobile Army Surgical Team
MSTT Mobile Surgical Transport Team
NBSTSA National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
NSABBP National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
NSAS-BC National Surgical Adjuvant Study for Breast Cancer
NSAA National Surgical Assistant Association
NSH National Surgical Hospitals
NSQIP National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
NCW Neurosurgical Consultants of Washington
NESA New European Surgical Academy
NSP Non Surgical Procedure
NSPT Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
NSA Non-surgical Sperm Aspiration
NTOS North Tampa Outpatient Surgical
NVSA North Valley Surgical Associates
OVD Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Device
PSH Past Surgical History
PASA Pediatric Adolescent Surgical Associates, PC
PSCC Pediatric Surgical Chiefs of Canada
PSICU Pediatric Surgical Intensive Care Unit
PSU Pediatric Surgical Unit
PSH Prior Surgical History
PISI Prognostic Index of Surgical Infections
RMS Rapid Mobile Surgical
RSN Registered Surgical Nurse
RSO Resident Surgical Officer
RFSS RF Surgical Systems
RMNA Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Alliance
SDSU Same Day Surgical Unit
SASM Scottish Audit of Surgical Mortality
SASM Scottish Audit of Surgical Mortality
SSPS Scottish Surgical Paediatric Society
SSVA Ship Surgical Validation Analysis
SSSU Short-Stay Surgical Unit
SUSI Single-Use Surgical Instrument
SFSC Sioux Falls Surgical Center
SSO Society of Surgical Oncology
SSA Southern Surgical Association
STSA Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
SOST Special Operations Surgical Team
SGSC St. George Surgical Center
SMSC Stephenville Medical and Surgical Clinic
SOSA Student Osteopathic Surgical Association
SAU Surgical Admissions Unit
SAVER Surgical Anterior Ventricular Endocardial Restoration
SAVR Surgical Anterior Ventricular Restoration
SBOS Surgical Blood Order Schedule
SCIP Surgical Care Improvement Project
SCU Surgical Care Unit
SCREW Surgical Case Review
SCREEN Surgical Case Review
SCR Surgical Case Review
SEE Surgical Eye Expeditions
SHDU Surgical High Dependency Unit
SIMAP Surgical Instruments Manufacturers Association of Pakistan
SICU Surgical Intensive Care Unit
SLTI Surgical Laser Technologies, Inc.
SLW Surgical Licensed Ward
SMTAS Surgical Manufacturers and Traders Association
SMTA Surgical Manufacturers and Traders Association
SM Surgical Margin
SMTL Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory
SNT Surgical Navigation Technologies
SN Surgical Nurse
SNAT Surgical Nutrition Advisory Team
SGOS Surgical Operations Squadron
SOI Surgical Orthotopic Implantation
SOPD Surgical Out Patient Department
SPDT Surgical Pathology Diagnostic Testing
SPK Surgical Penis Kilinik
SPL Surgical Planning Laboratory
SRS Surgical Research Society
SRP Surgical Reversal of Presbyopia
SSI Surgical Site Infection
STEC Surgical Technique
STAAR Surgical Techniques and Applied Research
STICU Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit
SUWA Surgical Unit without Admission
SWLC Surgical Weight Loss Center
SWLC Surgical Weight Loss Clinic
SNICU Surgical/Neuro-Intensive Care Unit
SST Surgical/Scrub Technician
SINS Surgically Induced Necrotising Scleritis
SRES Surgically Remediable Epilepsy Syndromes
UKCSR United Kingdom Cardiac Surgical Register
USPE United Surgical Partners Europe
USPI United Surgical Partners International
USP United Surgical Partners International, Inc.
VIST Vascular Interventional Surgical Trainer
VASOG Veterans Administration Surgical Oncology Group
VSDS Veterinary Surgical and Diagnostic Specialists
VTSI Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgical Interruption
WISH Weight Institute and Surgical Healthcare
WTSA Western Thoracic Surgical Association
WIST Women in Surgical Training
WJSO World Journal of Surgical Oncology
YNA York Neurosurgical Associates, PC