Mayo stand and back table instruments for Prostate Biopsy surgery setup
Retracting & Exposing
Suturing & Stapling
What to expect during Prostate Biopsy
There is not much to set up on the back table for a prostate biopsy procedure, and sometimes the patient is even fully awake for these.
The most important things to have is the biopsy needle which is usually brought by a rep, a speculum, and suction. There is no skin incision, and the biopsy sites are usually left to heal without sutures because they are so deep.
It is also extremely important that all of the biopsies are placed in their individual specimen cups and labeled properly since the doctor is attempting to find cancer, and needs to know exactly where the biopsies come from.
I always triple check the names, even if it frustrates everyone in the room.
Some surgeons take a few specimens, and I’ve also known some to take 20+.