surgery


surgery
noun
1 medical treatment
ADJECTIVE
major, radical
minor
extensive
further
successful, unsuccessful
keyhole, laser
invasive

One of his specialities is minimally invasive surgery.

elective, emergency, experimental, exploratory

They discussed whether patients should have to pay for all elective surgery.

day, outpatient (AmE)
cosmetic, plastic, reconstructive
cataract, eye
bypass, cardiac, heart, open-heart

to undergo coronary bypass surgery

abdominal, brain, gastric, orthopaedic/orthopedic, paediatric/pediatric, etc.
elbow, hip, knee, etc.
 … replacement

patients recovering from hip replacement surgery

general
VERB + SURGERY
get, have, undergo

She had minor surgery on her knee.

She had three surgeries over ten days. (AmE)

do, perform

He has been performing heart surgery for ten years.

need, require
recommend
consider
come off (used about sportspeople) (AmE)

a left-handed hitter coming off elbow surgery

PREPOSITION
after surgery, before surgery, during surgery

She felt weak for six months after undergoing major abdominal surgery.

surgery for

emergency surgery for appendicitis

surgery on

She had surgery on her knee.

surgery to

After the accident, she needed extensive plastic surgery to her face.

2 (BrE) place/time a doctor/dentist sees patients
ADJECTIVE
open
afternoon, evening, morning
dental, doctor's, GP's, veterinary
VERB + SURGERY
do, have, hold

I'll do morning surgery, if you like.

She has a morning surgery.

He holds surgery from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

attend, go to

those attending the doctor's surgery with physical symptoms

I'll have to go to the surgery to pick up the prescription.

SURGERY + NOUN
hours
PREPOSITION
in a/the surgery

Dr Smith isn't in the surgery today.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • surgery — c.1300, from O.Fr. surgerie, contraction of serurgerie, from L.L. chirurgia (see SURGEON (Cf. surgeon)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • surgery — ► NOUN (pl. surgeries) 1) the branch of medicine concerned with treatment of bodily injuries or disorders by incision or manipulation. 2) Brit. a place where a medical practitioner treats or advises patients. 3) Brit. an occasion on which an MP,… …   English terms dictionary

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  • Surgery — This article is about the medical specialty. For other uses, see Surgery (disambiguation). A cardiothoracic surgeon performs a mitral valve replacement at the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Surgery (from the Greek …   Wikipedia

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  • surgery — n. branch of medicine 1) to perform surgery 2) to undergo surgery 3) elective; emergency; heroic; major; minor; radical; remedial surgery 4) bypass; cosmetic; open heart; plastic surgery office (BE) 5) a doctor s surgery (CE has doctor s office)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • surgery — sur|ge|ry W2S2 [ˈsə:dʒəri US ˈsə:r ] n plural surgeries [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: cirurgie, from Latin, from Greek cheirourgia, from cheirourgos working with the hand , from cheir hand + ergon work ] 1.) [U] medical treatment in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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