in surgery


: being operated on
The patient is still in surgery.
: performing an operation
The doctor has been in surgery for two hours.

Examples of in surgery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jason was in surgery for nearly eight hours, Humberto Rios said, and came out around 6 a.m. on Wednesday with a tube down his throat. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024 Luis Heberto's first hours of life were spent in surgery. Nadia Cantú, The Arizona Republic, 12 May 2024 University Health Lakewood Medical Center University Health Lakewood Medical Center scored below average in four out of seven safety problem metrics: dangerous bedsores, patient falls and injuries, dangerous blood clots and harmful events — such as complications in surgery and childbirth. Eleanor Nash, Kansas City Star, 8 May 2024 The person was still in surgery Tuesday evening, police said. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 19 Mar. 2024 Innovating in surgery is not an area that’s robustly regulated. Megan Rose, ProPublica, 6 Mar. 2024 When Taylor had a postpartum medical emergency, the adoptive parents were given their own hospital room to bond with the baby while Taylor was in surgery. TIME, 2 Mar. 2024 Daughter says principal put himself in 'harm's way' In the Facebook post, Claire said her father is recovering after being in surgery while mourning the death of the victim and shooter on Thursday. José Mendiola, USA TODAY, 5 Jan. 2024 Just like some doctors specialize in surgery while others focus on pediatrics, CMAs also choose different career paths based on their interests and skills. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 2 Feb. 2024

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“In surgery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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