Brandon Buckner, CST, CRCST Program Director, Surgical Technology Lamar State College Port Arthur (TX)
This series covers some of the basic skills, surgical instruments, and sterile techniques commonly used in the operating room. Topics include scalpels, sutures, staplers, laparoscopic instruments, and how to open sterile surgical packs and instrument containers.
Richard Hodin, MD Professor of Surgery Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School
The patient in this case is a 29-year-old female who had a long history of medically refractory ulcerative colitis. Three months ago, she underwent a laparoscopic proctocolectomy with ileoanal J-pouch reconstruction and loop ileostomy. Here, Dr. Richard Hodin at MGH reverses the ileostomy.
Geoffrey G. Hallock, MD Plastic Surgery Consultant Sacred Heart Campus, St. Luke’s Hospital Allentown, Pennsylvania
In this case, Dr. Hallock performs a right forearm squamous cell carcinoma excision followed by a split-thickness skin graft from the thigh. It was filmed in Honduras on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation.