I would like to ask if saying (figuratively) something like "We can do a surgery on this object so that ...". My question is about the phrase "to do a surgery on"; does that make sense to American native ears?

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    My advice: skip the indefinite article. "We can do surgery on this ..." would work. Or use perform instead of do.
    – Robusto
    Jan 4 '19 at 3:29
  • What is the "object"?
    – user3169
    Jan 4 '19 at 5:44

In English, you sometimes hear "do surgery on" but, more typically, we'd say "perform surgery on."

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