Category Archives: Operations

Surgery vs Operation

SURGERY VS OPERATION ROJoson QI (Questions and Issues): In the current setting (modern times), what is surgery? what is operation? What is the similarity? what is the difference? Surgery (in medical parlance) is a medical specialty that uses operative manual … Continue reading

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The Art of Assisting in Operations

The Art of Assisting in Operations Reynaldo O. Joson, MD First Written in April 15, 1988 (updated in October 28, 2018) In any surgical operations, there is a main actor who is the surgeon and there are supporting actors consisting … Continue reading

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The Surgical Team

The Surgical Team Reynaldo O. Joson, MD   Table of Contents   Introduction Objectives Recommended Preparations   I. The Surgical Team II. Responsibilities of Members of the Surgical Team III. Performance of the Surgical Team   Post-test Answers to Post-test … Continue reading

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The Operating Room Environment

The Operating Room Environment The Operating Room Reynaldo O. Joson, MD   Table of Contents   Introduction Objectives Recommended Preparations   I. The Operating Room Environment II. Sources of Contamination III. Basic Operating Room Set-up IV. Proper Operating Room Decorum … Continue reading

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ROJoson’s Notes on Operation

Circa 1991 Operation  Indicated or not? Proper performance of an operation (successful) Maintain sterility and cleanliness of operative field No iatrogenic injury Gentle handling of tissues Avoid unnecessary blood loss No unnecessary maneuvers No unnecessary destruction of tissues Not too … Continue reading

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