Minor Operation Theatre Facility

There is Minor Operation Theatre facility within a hospital where operations are carried out in a sterile environment. theatres, are equipped with state of the art machinery. We boast of two well equipped theatre complexes with specialized anesthesia equipment like Boyle’s apparatus, pulse oximeter, cardiac monitor with ventricular defibrillator are available for advanced surgeries.

Equipment and accommodation

  • Most surgeries have a dedicated treatment room in which such procedures are performed; however, cryotherapy, electrocautery and curettage can be performed in a normal consultation room, provided that there is adequate lighting and space.
  • A clean area is not as important as for ‘cutting’ surgery but it is desirable and creates a favourable impression of a professional service.
  • Appropriate infection control measures should be in place. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance is available.
  • Electrocautery is provided by a hot wire. This apparatus usually works on about 12 volts. This may be provided by a battery but a transformer plugged into the mains is more usual. There is a button on the handle to switch the current on and off.

Minor surgery is any invasive operative procedure in which only skin or mucus membranes and connective tissue is resected e.g. vascular cutdown for catheter placement, implanting pumps in subcutaneous tissue. Procedures in which the surgical field cannot be effectively disinfected, e.g. tooth extractions and gingival grafts, will generally be considered minor.

Minor surgical procedures may be done in a laboratory setting using appropriate aseptic technique, including a clean work area, preparation and disinfection of the surgical site including clipping of the hair and surgical scrub of the skin, draping of the surgical site with sterile drapes, mask by the surgeon and any assistants working in the surgical field.