Cancer Infographics

Inside the OR: meet the team

Meet the Operating Room team - Infographic
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Meet the Team
It takes a whole team to perform a laparoscopic right hemicolectomy.
Here’s a quick look at who’s involved.

Surgical assistant(s) – Usually a fellow or resident. Observes, learns, drapes and preps patient and takes direction from surgeon to assist with the procedure.

Anesthetist(s) – Gives patient anesthetic to put him to sleep and feel no pain, and monitors the patients. Sometimes with a resident, fellow and/or student.

Scrub nurse – prepares drapes, supplies and instruments, and assists the surgeon.

Circulating nurse – keeps track of sterile field, prepares and tracks all instruments and equipment.

Surgeon – performs the procedure. Gives direction for surgical assistants.

*The above representation is not an exact likeness of our operating room


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Alexis Dobranowski

Alexis Dobranowski is a Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook.