surgeon's assistant

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surgeon's assistant (SA)

Etymology: Gk, cheirourgos, surgeon; L, assistere, to cause to stand
a medical professional trained to assist during surgery and in the preoperative and postoperative periods under the supervision of a licensed physician qualified to practice surgery.
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