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    operate/to perform an operation/to have surgery

    Dear teachers,

    There are some specific medical terms. Would you be kind enough to have a look at them as well as to put into words your opinion concerning the correctness of their usage.

    It take a long time and a lot of hard work for a doctor to acquire sound surgical judgment. Every time he sees a patient he has to be able to assess and evaluate the history of the patient’s illness, the findings on physical examination, the chemical studies of the blood, the results of X-rays and a multitude of other factors, and after weighing all these factors, he has to decide whether to operate or note, what procedure to use. Whether to do the operation immediately or later.

    to perform an operation

    to operate = to cut into someone's body in order to repair or remove a part that is damaged:

    Doctors had to operate to remove the bullet.

    to operate s’o for

    to operate on s’o

    the surgeon who operated on Taylor's knee
    ! A surgeon does not 'operate' a part of a person's body. He or she operates on it: They need to operate on her stomach (NOT operate her stomach).

    he must be operated on at once

    to operate on the brain

    Fortunately, with improved surgical and technical techniques it is now possible to operate on the cataracts of newborn children within the first ten days of life….

    to operate on for appendicitis

    to perform surgery

    They (infrared optics) also perform surgery, detect radiation and play records.

    to undergo surgery

    Jones is likely to undergo surgery over the weekend or early next week
    Dave O'Leary didn't get to play in the reserves and may have to undergo surgery on this achilles after breaking down in training yesterday.
    Everyone who suffered from a congenital heart defect, had to undergo surgery.
    Health chiefs say Mr Marder will undergo surgery "some time next year".
    After the attack 17-year-old Carl Gent had to undergo surgery at Middlesbrough General Hospital and had to have his jaw immobilized.
    With the aid of an anesthetic, people can undergo surgery without pain.

    to make surgery

    Continue to monitor vital signs to detect changes in patient's condition which would make surgery inadvisable.

    to have surgery

    Lloyd Walker arrives today as skipper Michael Lynagh flies home to have surgery on his dislocated shoulder.
    Did I tell you I may have to have surgery?
    "But I couldn't have surgery till after the baby is born could I?"
    Those who had little locomotor activity are hospitalized more often, have surgery more often and die sooner.

    sur•gery /(pl. -ies)
    1 medical treatment of injuries or diseases that involves cutting open a person’s body and often removing or replacing some parts; the branch of medicine connected with this treatment: major / minor surgery

    to undergo heart surgery
    He will require surgery on his left knee.

    surgery (MEDICAL OPERATION)
    noun [u]
    the treatment of injuries or diseases in people or animals by cutting open the body and removing or repairing the damaged part:
    The patient had/underwent surgery on his heart.
    He made a good recovery after surgery to remove a brain tumor.

    Regards.

    V.


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    Re: operate/to perform an operation/to have surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    There are some specific medical terms. Would you be kind enough to have a look at them as well as to put into words your opinion concerning the correctness of their usage.

    It take a long time and a lot of hard work for a doctor to acquire sound surgical judgment. Every time he sees a patient he has to be able to assess and evaluate the history of the patient’s illness, the findings on physical examination, the chemical studies of the blood, the results of X-rays and a multitude of other factors, and after weighing all these factors, he has to decide whether to operate or note what procedure to use, and whether to do the operation immediately or later.

    to perform an operation

    to operate = to cut into someone's body in order to repair or remove a part that is damaged:

    Doctors had to operate to remove the bullet.

    to operate s’o for

    to operate on s’o

    the surgeon who operated on Taylor's knee
    ! A surgeon does not 'operate' a part of a person's body. He or she operates on it: They need to operate on her stomach (NOT operate her stomach).

    he must be operated on at once

    to operate on the brain

    Fortunately, with improved surgical and technical techniques it is now possible to operate on the cataracts of newborn children within the first ten days of life….

    to operate on for appendicitis "It was decided to operate on xxxx for appendicitis"

    to perform surgery

    They (infrared optics)are used to perform surgery, detect radiation and play records.

    When to perform surgery is a matter for the specialist concerned.

    to undergo surgery

    Jones is likely to undergo surgery over the weekend or early next week
    Dave O'Leary didn't get to play in the reserves and may have to undergo surgery on his Achilles tendon after breaking down in training yesterday.
    Everyone who suffered from a congenital heart defect had to undergo surgery.
    Health chiefs say Mr Marder will undergo surgery "some time next year".
    After the attack 17-year-old Carl Gent had to undergo surgery at Middlesbrough General Hospital and had to have his jaw immobilized.
    With the aid of an anesthetic, people can undergo surgery without pain.

    to make surgery

    Continue to monitor vital signs to detect changes in the patient's condition which would make surgery inadvisable.

    to have surgery

    Lloyd Walker arrives today as skipper Michael Lynagh flies home to have surgery on his dislocated shoulder.
    Did I tell you I may have to have surgery?
    "But I couldn't have surgery till after the baby is born, could I?"
    Those who had little locomotor activity are hospitalized more often, have surgery more often and die sooner.
    .
    sur•gery /(pl. -ies)
    1 medical treatment of injuries or diseases that involves cutting open a person’s body and often removing or replacing some parts; the branch of medicine connected with this treatment: major / minor surgery

    to undergo heart surgery
    He will require surgery on his left knee.

    surgery (MEDICAL OPERATION)
    noun [u]
    the treatment of injuries or diseases in people or animals by cutting open the body and removing or repairing the damaged part:
    The patient had/underwent surgery on his heart.
    He made a good recovery after surgery to remove a brain tumor.

    Regards.

    V.
    .

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    Re: operate/to perform an operation/to have surgery

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your detailed revision as well as for your precise editting and magnificent wording.

    Regards.

    V.

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