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Step 3 : Surgery

 

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We resume in the surgical suite...

 

 

 

Little Elmo is secured to the table...

 

 

Dr. I takes a second to explain the monitoring equipment and the Engler, the "blueprint for breathing" machine -- which helps administer the anesthesia and monitors (and assists) breathing...

 

 

 

A close-up of the Engler and Isoflurane unit...

 

 

The master prepares for his craft...

 

 

 

The surgical area is isolated, and we're ready to roll...

 

 

First, the incision is made with a radio-surgical unit, which doesn't burn molecules to cut them (he explains), but instead cuts between them...

 

 

 

The incision begins...

 

 

... and is nearly complete...

 

 

 

... after a little enlargening and massaging...

 

 

... out comes testicle #1 --

 

 

 

-- which will be isolated.

 

 

The testicle is clamped off...

 

 

 

... and the suturing begins, before severing the testicle...

 

 

.. almost done...

 

 

... the internal suture is almost complete...

 

 

 

... and with that, testicle #1 is removed...

 

 

 

... it is set aside...

 

 

 

Now we go looking for testicle #2...

 

 

 

... and it is easily found --

 

 

 

The testicle is then removed and clamped off --

 

 

 

and the suturing begins...

 

 

 

... almost there...

 

 

 

The final cut -- note the suture --

 

 

 

... removal of testicle #2 complete...

 

 

 

The two testicles, removed...

 

 

 

Preparation of the incision for suturing...

 

 

 

... it's quite a small area to suture...

 

 

 

Dr. I goes in for the stitch...

 

 

 

... the first stitch...

 

 

 

... almost there...

 

 

 

Tidy and compact...

 

 

 

Done!

 

 

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