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Surgical First Assitant Profession

Surgical First Assistants is a highly sought after profession utilized by hospitals and surgeons in the operating room to enhance the quality of surgical care and improve the percentage of success in surgical cases.

surgical first assistant About the Surgical First Assistant Profession

What is a Surgical First Assistant?

As defined by the American College of Surgeons, the surgical Assistant provides aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. In addition to intraoperative duties, the surgical assistant also performs preoperative and postoperative duties to better facilitate proper patient care. The surgical assistant are the second hands to the surgeon during the operation, and does so under the direction and supervision of that surgeon and in accordance with hospital policy and appropriate laws and regulations. Surgical Assisting is a specialty profession that requires specific training over and above a degree in science, nursing, physician assisting, or another health profession.

Surgical First Assistant Credentialing

Credentialing: The National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) offers the Certified Surgical Technologist/Certified First Assistant (CST/CFA) credential, and the National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA) offers a Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) credential. The Association of Surgical Assistants (ASA) offers the CSFA credential.

surgical first assistant About the Surgical First Assistant Profession
surgical first assistant About the Surgical First Assistant Profession
surgical first assistant About the Surgical First Assistant Profession
surgical first assistant About the Surgical First Assistant Profession

We provide aid in exposure, hemostasis, closure, and other intraoperative technical functions that help the surgeon carry out a safe operation with optimal results for the patient. 

Founded in 2005 in Northern VirginiaPhenom Surgical, LLC set the stage and standard for providing professional surgical services from the very beginning. 

Our administration and management work together to find and schedule the best of the best surgical first assistants for healthcare facilities, hospitals, and surgery centers.

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