Brady has been troubled by a groin problem for large parts of this campaign and it is hoped that this week’s surgery will result in the Irish midfielder being fully fit for the start of next season.
“Robbie went to see a specialist who advised him to have an operation on the groin,” said Bruce.
“The problem has been hovering for a long time as we know, but hopefully it has been put to bed now.
“He’s had the operation and is now in recovery mode. The sad thing for Robbie and for us is that I don’t think he’s going to have a part to play this season and he’s got a long summer ahead of him.
“The operation he’s had is a serious one and we wish him the best of luck. We hope that we’ll see him at the start of next season.”
Another player who has been on the operating table this week is Paul McShane, who had surgery on ankle ligaments damaged in the defeat to Southampton last month.
“Everything went as well as it could,” added Bruce.
“It’s the same for ‘Macca’ in that he’s got a long summer ahead and there’s nothing worse than a really bad injury.
“Again we wish him well with his rehab which is going to be long and difficult, but hopefully we’ll also see him back by the start of next season.”