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Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1:37:13 PM
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Where I live, a doctor has in his clinic a room where he sees patients.

Is such a room called a surgery?

Thanks.
Fyfardens
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1:40:10 PM
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Yes, in BrE.

I speak British English (standard southern, slightly dated).
Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1:43:34 PM
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Fyfardens wrote:
Yes, in BrE.

Thanks, Fyfardens.

But isn't surgery also a room where surgeons perform operations?
Gary98
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 2:38:44 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
Fyfardens wrote:
Yes, in BrE.

Thanks, Fyfardens.

But isn't surgery also a room where surgeons perform operations?


Yes. That is why Brits are a bit crazyd'oh!. We call it operating room: A room in a hospital used for performing surgical operations per Wiki.

However, to find something really crazy, check us out.
georgew
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:21:38 PM
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Koh Elaine wrote:
Where I live, a doctor has in his clinic a room where he sees patients.

Is such a room called a surgery?

Thanks.

Often called a "consultation room" in AE.
Fyfardens
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:25:00 PM
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Surgeons carry out surgery in an operating theatre in the UK.

I speak British English (standard southern, slightly dated).
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:46:22 PM

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Gary98 wrote:
Koh Elaine wrote:
Fyfardens wrote:
Yes, in BrE.

Thanks, Fyfardens.

But isn't surgery also a room where surgeons perform operations?


Yes. That is why Brits are a bit crazyd'oh!. We call it operating room: A room in a hospital used for performing surgical operations per Wiki.

However, to find something really crazy, check us out.


No we don't as Fyfardens has already said we call it an operating theatre or a surgical suite.

I lack the imagination for a witty signature.
Gary98
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:54:53 PM

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No we don't as Fyfardens has already said we call it an operating theatre or a surgical suite.


OK. Operating theatre or a surgical suite sounds fancier like Oxford accent.

Do you carry an umbrella when the sun is shining? Yes? A bit crazy.

Most of us just walking in the rain unperturbed. Crazier.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 4:21:31 PM

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Gary98 wrote:
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No we don't as Fyfardens has already said we call it an operating theatre or a surgical suite.


OK. Operating theatre or a surgical suite sounds fancier like Oxford accent.

Do you carry an umbrella when the sun is shining? Yes? A bit crazy.

Most of us just walking in the rain unperturbed. Crazier.


Never walk with an umbrella when the suns shining.

Mostly I never use an umbrella at all, but when there is cold rain dripping down the back of your neck they do help.

I lack the imagination for a witty signature.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:36:19 PM
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Thanks to all of you.
mactoria
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:07:32 AM
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Koh Elaine: Mostly Americans call the room where a patient actually sees the doctor an "exam room" because, I suppose, this is where the doctor examines a patient to see what's wrong with him/her. Most doctors have a personal office where they do their paperwork, and sometimes bring a patient (and maybe the patient's loved one) in to talk about a serious medical problem; that might be called a "consultation room" since the doctor is "consulting" or "counseling" the patient instead of examining him/her.
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