in surgery


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in surgery

In the act of performing or receiving a surgical procedure. Dr. Miller is in surgery right now, but I can page another doctor for you. No, Mom's still in surgery, and I'm starting to get worried that it's taking so long.
See also: surgery

in surgery

to be involved in surgery. (Can refer to a doctor, nurse, or patients.) Dr. Smith is in surgery now. The patient is still in surgery.
See also: surgery