Meaning of self-surgery in English:

self-surgery

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfˈsəːdʒ(ə)ri/

noun

  • The action or an act of performing a surgical procedure on oneself, typically as a result of extreme necessity, or as a manifestation of a psychiatric or psychological disorder.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Yale Literary Magazine. From self- + surgery.