OB/GYN setups: Surgical tech mayo stand and back table OR setups

The patient will be positioned supine, and the camera, light cord, insufflation tubing, Ligasure, suction/irrigator, and bovie will all be passed off after the patient is draped.

Depending on the surgeons preference, 2-4 port sites will be placed in the patients abdomen. An 11 blade is used to . . .

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Surgery Steps: The Auvard speculum is placed into the vagina, and the toothed tenaculum is used to grasp the cervix. The uterine sound will then be used to determine the depth and angle of the cavity. The cervix will then be dilated using the doctor’s choice of dilators in . . .

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A radical hysterectomy is very similar to a total hysterectomy. The difference is that in a radical, the top of the vagina, and tissues from the side of the uterus are removed.

Sponge sticks and suture should always be available to quickly grab on your back table or mayo stand . . .

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The surgeon may want a dirty table to place a sponge stick into the vagina in order to manipulate the uterus throughout the case. If so, they will want a sponge stick, single toothed tenaculum, a sound, and hegar dilators available.

The camera, light cord, insufflation tubing, and cautery need . . .

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Da Vinci instruments will be needed for this surgery since it is robotic. Make sure to always have regular laparoscopic instruments close by in case the surgeons decides to not do the case robotically.

The robot needs to be draped before the surgery begins, and all staff should be aware . . .

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The Auvard speculum is placed into the vagina, and the toothed tenaculum is used to grasp the cervix. The uterine sound will then be used to determine the depth and angle of the cavity. The cervix will then be dilated using the doctor’s choice of dilators in order. A . . .

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Before the surgery begins, a foley is usually placed inside the patient.

Draping: 4 folded towels, universal drape or abdominal drape

Positioning: Supine

Surgery Steps: The surgeon will start by making an incision with a 10 blade loaded onto a #3 knife handle. They will dissect down to the uterus . . .

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Hysteroscopies are usually really quick. They age mainly to find abnormalities in the uterus and cervix. They are technically not sterile because of the location, but should be kept as clean as possibly by the surgical technologist, doctor, and nurse.

Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look . . .

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Surgery Steps: The Auvard speculum is placed into the vagina, and the toothed tenaculum is used to grasp the cervix. The uterine sound will then be used to determine the depth and angle of the cavity. The cervix will then be dilated using the doctor’s choice of dilators in . . .

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Surgery Steps: An intrauterine manipulator such as a Humi orKronner  is usually placed during the operation to maneuver the uterus. A scalpel with either a 15 or 11 blade will be used to make approximately 3-4 incisions to insert trocars. A Verres needle may be introduced into the umbilical . . .

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A C Section surgery starts with a low transverse incision will be made with usually the #10 or #21 blade. While making sure no major bleeding is happening, an opening in the muscle is found, and the patient’s peritoneum is opened, usually using the variety of toothed, non-toothed . . .

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Surgery Steps: The cervix is visualized by placing a weighted speculum into the vagina. A tenaculum is used to grasp the cervix. Dilators may be used along with the uterine sound. An incision is made and dissection is used to expose ligaments. This is when all clamps, forceps, and retractors . . .

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