Re: is there a nurse helping the surgeon operate? what kind of nurse lpn? rn?
Depending on the procedure, you may have two surgeons. One who opens and closes and one who does the actual procedure. In orthopedics, there is often also a surgical assistant who is a nurse with extra training and certification. A friend of mine is a SA and actually has her own firm that provides SA to hospitals on a contract basis. So, it just all depends on the procedure and the hospital.
You certainly have the right to ask your doctor if you are concerned.
Last edited by Titchou; 06-10-2011 at 08:20 AM.