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What is the natural way to say in English that a certain doctor did some surgery on — for instance — my knee? In Spanish we say "El doctor Pérez me operó la rodilla". Is the following grammatical?

Doctor Pérez did some surgery on my knee.

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There's nothing wrong with "performed surgery," but I think it's more likely one would say

Doctor Pérez operated on my knee.

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Ok, so almost the same expression as in Spanish. This is what I was looking for. Thanks. –  Telaclavo Apr 15 '12 at 12:46
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What you provided is perfectly fine for conversational English. If you wanted to polish it some, and make it more formal, you might say:

Doctor Pérez performed surgery on my knee.

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Another option is "Doctor P. operated on my knee".

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