Definition of surgery
- literary surgery
He's a specialist in brain surgery.
The doctor has recommended surgery.
He has recently undergone surgery on his shoulder.
a doctor who has performed many surgeries
The patient was taken directly to surgery.
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: medical treatment in which a doctor cuts into someone's body in order to repair or remove damaged or diseased parts ( chiefly US )
: the area in a hospital where surgery is performed
: a place where a doctor or dentist treats people
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