surgical assistant

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surgical assistant

as defined by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the surgical assistant, under the direct supervision of the surgeon, provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, and other technical functions that will help the surgeon to perform a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. See also Certified First Assistant.

surgical assistant

A medically qualified doctor or allied health practitioner who helps in in exposure, haemostasis and visualisation of anatomic structures during a surgical procedure.