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American English: /ˈsərdʒ(ə)ri/
British English: /ˈsəːdʒ(ə)ri/

Translation of surgery in Spanish:

noun plural surgeries

  • 1 uncountable (science) he underwent surgery
    fue operado
    he had or underwent major/minor surgery
    fue sometido a or le practicaron una intervención quirúrgica seria/de menor importancia [formal]
    the patient is in surgery
    el paciente está en el quirófano or en la sala de operaciones
    Example sentences
    • Mngani said the current internship covers three or four domains such as internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology.
    • Possible adverse events were detected by two nurses in medicine and surgery and two midwives in obstetrics.
    • Lasers are used in a variety of situations in medicine and surgery.
  • 2 2.1 countable (room) (British)
    Example sentences
    • Literature will be available from libraries, GP surgeries, hospitals and dentists.
    • I believe that is an underestimate judging how filthy some hospitals and doctor's surgeries are.
    • Medical wastes result from treatment of patients in hospitals, clinics, and surgeries.
    2.2 countable and uncountable (British) (consultation period)
    (of MP) (sesión durante la cual un parlamentario atiende las consultas de sus electores)
    to have or hold a surgery (doctor)
    tener or atender consulta
    (before noun) (times/hours)
    de consulta
    Example sentences
    • It is hoping to open on Saturday mornings as well as holding a late surgery one weekday evening.
    • Three Salford GPs will carry out the surgery in sessions held two or three times a week.
    Example sentences
    • Woodhatch residents no longer need to travel to Redhill for advice as an outreach surgery will be operating soon on their doorstep.
    • The first was held at the weekly coffee morning in the Methodist Church and he followed that with an evening surgery on Monday night.
    • It houses a resource library where residents can access computers and welfare information and hosts a weekly surgery where the public can meet street wardens and local councillors.
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