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The bone flap is then handed to the surgical nurse to keep it sterile during surgery
standing by for drill...in the meantime, this is Dr. Kim at work.
Dr. Kim beginning the incision #MHBrain
The scalp flap will be held by the Greenberg Retractor #MHbrain
Raney clips are used to compress the scalp between the galea and the skin surface to stop bleeding.
Surgeon makes partial “u-shaped” incision to preserve blood flow into the scalp
Dr. Kim marks surgical site with a sterile marker #MHBrain
Scrub nurse applies sterile gown to Dr. Dong Kim while another nurse ties the non-sterile portion #MHBrain
Reminder...Dr. Shepard is on site to take your questions live. Tweet us @houstonhospital or #MHbrain
A photo from earlier...
Dr. Dong Kim scrubbing in for surgery…STAND BY
Dr. Kim does 2 separate preps before the surgery. He applies bacteriostatic agents to the scalp, to sterilize
The position looks like this
Resident and Circulating Nurse removed table underneath patient and replace with Mayfield frame.
MRI and CT scans are on site for Dr. Kim and resident to review & verify positioning for surgery
Scrub Nurse prepares the instruments and equipment needed in the operation, works in sterile area #MHbrain
Patient being wheeled into operating room #MHbrain
Today's neurosurgery resident is Dr. Shane Abdunnur #MHBrain
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