Spent part of yesterday back in the operating room with Dr. Sergio Abello. Dr. Abello is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery. (He also have a specialized computer system in his office for truly customized orthodics).
It was a chance meeting in the hallway, but as always, with the gracious and genial surgeon – it led to the operating room. He apologized, “it’s just a small case,” but everything went perfectly.
Patient was prepped and draped in sterile fashion, with no breaks in sterile technique. Case proceeded rapidly (previous surgical pins removed).
The was no bleeding or other complications.
Anesthesia was managed beautifully by Claudia Marroqoon, RN – with a surgical apgar of 10. The patient received conscious sedation and appeared comfortable during the procedure. There was no hemodynamic instability or hypoxia. Oxygen saturation 100% for the entire duration of the case.