I watched four procedures.
-A cystoscopy (looking at the bladder with a camera) was done before a
-colonoscopy (looking at the large intestine with a camera) on the same patient
-a nephrectomie, due to a tumor the whole kidney had to be removed. I got to hold hooks but not much more because another assistant was there as well.
-a circumcision on a grown man.....and I got to help! The doctor did the snipin and I did the stitchin! I love that Dr.H let's me sew up in his surgeries.
All of these things with set up and take down lasted from 8AM to 1:30PM.
After that I headed into the lab and worked with my attending professor for a few hours on the fluorescence microscope.
Tomorrow is supposed to be a packed schedule including the DaVinci system! So basically the doctor plays a video game on a console while a robot operates. I'm excited to see it happen. Full report tomorrow!