While I’m personally inclined to agree with you, the last time I had a stent put in they (the Cardiologist, other doc and nurses) said it was a ‘procedure’ and not a ‘surgery’. I’m not sure what the distinction is.
They can call it whatever they want, as long as I’m feeling better when they’re done.
All of that said- it’s not that difficult to go through. Hope he didn’t have a heart attack to put him on the table like a lot of us do.
Everything is a procedure.
If the cut you open...it’s a surgical procedure. It just the new medical lingo. Surgery scares people. Procedure sounds much simpler.