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Appendectomy mayo stand and back table surgery setup

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Surgery setup images for Appendectomy

Appendectomy surgery instruments

Clamping & Occluding instruments

Curved Hemostat
Curved Hemostat
Right Angle Clamp
Right Angle Clamp
Kocher Forceps
Kocher Forceps
Kelly Forceps
Kelly Forceps
Straight Hemostat
Straight Hemostat
Tonsil Clamp
Tonsil Clamp
Babcock
Babcock
Allis Forceps
Allis Forceps

Cutting & Dissecting instruments

#3 Knife Handle
#3 Knife Handle
Metzenbaum Scissor
Metzenbaum Scissor
Curved Mayo Scissor
Curved Mayo Scissor
Straight Mayo Scissor
Straight Mayo Scissor

Grasping & Holding instruments

Toothed Forcep
Toothed Forcep
Smooth Adson
Smooth Adson
Adson Forceps
Adson Forceps
Forester Sponge Forceps
Forester Sponge Forceps
Non toothed Pickup
Non toothed Pickup
Debakey Forceps
Debakey Forceps

Retracting & Exposing instruments

Freer Skin Hook
Freer Skin Hook
Army-Navy Retractor
Army-Navy Retractor
Senn Retractor
Senn Retractor
Richardson Retractor
Richardson Retractor

Suctioning instruments

Yankauer Suction
Yankauer Suction

Suturing & Stapling instruments

Mayo-Hegar Needle Holder
Mayo-Hegar Needle Holder

What to expect during Appendectomy

An appendectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the appendix, a small, tube-shaped organ that is attached to the large intestine. It is typically performed when the appendix becomes inflamed or infected, a condition known as appendicitis. If left untreated, a ruptured appendix can cause serious complications, so prompt surgical intervention is necessary. The procedure involves making a small incision in the lower right abdomen and using specialized instruments to remove the appendix.

Equipment
ESU, suction

Drapes
Folded towels, laparotomy drape

Step 1: Making the Incision
The surgeon will typically make a McBurney incision in the lower right abdomen using a 15 blade loaded onto a #3 knife handle. Once the incision is made, the surgical technologist will hand the necessary instruments to the surgeon. The surgeon will then use the bovie, metzenbaum scissors, DeBakey pickups, toothed pickups, and tonsils to dissect down to the appendix. The hemostats may also be used to control any bleeding.

Step 2: Retraction
For retraction, a small incision will most likely require Army-Navys or small Richardsons. The surgical technologist must be ready to hand over the required instrument at the right time to assist the surgeon in the retraction of tissue to gain access to the appendix.

Step 3: Ligation and Removal of Appendix
Once the appendix is found, the surgeon will use a free tie to ligate any possible vascular structures. An absorbable suture such as Vicryl or silk will then be tied at the base of the appendix, and the appendix will be removed using scissors, harmonic scalpel, or a stapler. The surgical technologist must be ready to hand over the required instrument at the right time to assist the surgeon in the removal of the appendix.

Step 4: Closure
Closure will then begin with a Mayo begat needle driver, DeBakey pickups, adsons with teeth, and straight Mayo scissors after irrigating the incision, and proceed in layers until the skin is reached last. The deepest layer will be closed using usually a vicryl suture, and the skin is usually closed using a non-absorbable suture such as nylon or monocryl that can be taken out a couple of weeks/days later after healing. The surgical technologist must be ready to hand over the required instrument at the right time to assist the surgeon in closing the incision.

Tips and tricks
Cultures may be taken, so test tubes should be available for that. Any instruments that are touching the appendix when it is removed should be kept in a separate area to avoid contaminating the rest of the sterile field.

All of the cords and suction will be passed off after draping the patient. The surgeon will stand on the side where they are making an incision, and the tech will be on the opposite side with their Mayo stand and table.

The Surgery Sparknotes

  1. Make McBurney incision using 15 blade.
  2. Hand instruments to surgeon: bovie, metzenbaum scissors, DeBakey pickups, toothed pickups, tonsils, hemostats, Army-Navys or small Richardsons.
  3. Assist surgeon in retraction using necessary instruments.
  4. Ligate vascular structures, remove appendix using scissors, harmonic scalpel, or stapler.
  5. Closure: Mayo begat needle driver, DeBakey pickups, adsons with teeth, straight Mayo scissors, vicryl suture for deepest layer, non-absorbable suture like nylon or monocryl for skin.

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