Urology setups: Surgical tech mayo stand and back table OR setups

A Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, aka PCNL is performed when a patient forms kidney stones that are too large or too hard to extract through a regular lithotripsy or ureteroscopy. The patient will be positioned prone, and a tube will be placed through the urethra into the kidney so the area can be easily seen under x-ray. […]

The surgeon will not need much from the surgical technologist, and this surgery is even done sometimes without a tech helping. The surgeon will need an ultrasound probe and the syringe with the implantable seeds. The ultrasound probe will be inserted in the rectum, and needles will be placed in the perineum. The ultrasound probe […]

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 […]

Positioning: Supine Drapes: Towels, universal drape You should have regular length, as well as long instruments for this surgery. The deeper you go, the longer the instruments will need to be. Surgery Steps: The surgeon will begin by making their incision using a 15 blade loaded onto a #3 knife handle. They will dissect down […]

You will begin by throwing off your suction tubing and bovie. An incision is made in the abdomen with a 10 blade loaded on a #3 knife handle and the surgeon will dissect down using a variety of right angles, tonsils, clip applier, and metzenbaum scissors. They will more than likely place a bookwalter to […]

You will begin by throwing off your camera cord, light cord, and irrigation tubing. The camera should be white balanced, and lube should be used on the tip of the scope. At the end of the case a stent may be placed. You will ask the surgeon if they want the string left on or […]

Surgery Steps:  The cystoscope will be inserted into the urethra, and will be looked at with the camera. After the urethra, the scope will enter the bladder, and the doctor will take a moment to inspect it. The cystoscope will then be removed and the resectoscope may be utilized. Either monopolar or bipolar (dr pref) […]

Lube should always be used for men and women to ensure that the scope can easily slide into the urethra without causing any harm to the tissue. This surgery technically isn’t sterile, so you may see people not wearing gowns or sterile gloves while “scrubbing in.” Surgery Steps: The cystoscope will be inserted into the urethra, […]

Surgery Steps: An incision is made into the scrotum, and the Vas is located and separated from all other neighboring tissues. A section of the vas deferens will be cauterized or ligated. Then, the two ends will be put back into the scrotum. The same thing will be done on the other side. Closure can then […]

Surgery Steps: An incision is made with a 15 blade either inguinally or in the scrotum. Dissection will occur, and the testis will be found. Then, the spermatic cord will be identified and cut, and the testis can then be removed. The same thing can be done on the other side.  Lastly, closure can begin.   […]

Surgery Steps: An incision is made into the scrotum, and the testis and spermatic cord are located. The hydrocele is nicked and the fluid will need to immediately be suctioned out. The doctor will ensure hemostasis, and closure will begin.    Extra Equipment: Suction, ESU   Drapes: Folded towel under scrotum, folded towels around surgical site, laparotomy drape […]

Surgery Steps: The foreskin is retracted and smegma is wiped away. A cut is made on the ventral side of the foreskin, and another cut made on the opposite side of the foreskin. Mosquitos are sometimes placed for easy retraction from the assistant. The foreskin is cut around the circumference, meeting at the two cuts that […]

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