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    #1

    set a surgery?

    Hi,
    I'd like to know how to say in English when one agree with their doctor a date for a surgery? 'To set a date' for the surgery? 'To set' a surgery?
    Thanks!


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    Re: set a surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi,
    I'd like to know how to say in English when one agree with their doctor a date for a surgery? 'To set a date' for the surgery? 'To set' a surgery?
    Thanks!
    To set a date for surgery sounds fine, but we wouldn't say I need to set surgery.

    Set relates to the date, not the surgery.

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    #3

    Re: set a surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by colloquium View Post
    we wouldn't say I need to set surgery.
    Thanks.
    I am involuntarily and mistakenly translating my native language to English.
    "To set a surgery" is what we would informally say in Portuguese.
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: set a surgery?

    In AmE, we'd say "schedule a surgery" or "his surgery is scheduled for XXX date."


    Example:
    Doctor: "We've scheduled your husband's bypass surgery for Thursday at 9:00AM."

    -or-

    Doctor: "You have a blockage in one artery and I suggest that you schedule surgery to correct it as soon as possible."

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    Re: set a surgery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In AmE, we'd say "schedule a surgery" or "his surgery is scheduled for XXX date."


    Example:
    Doctor: "We've scheduled your husband's bypass surgery for Thursday at 9:00AM."

    -or-

    Doctor: "You have a blockage in one artery and I suggest that you schedule surgery to correct it as soon as possible."
    Thanks a lot! Very interesting!

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