The Operating Room (OR) Team

The Operating Room (OR) Team at V.L. Makabali Memorial Hospital is a dedicated group of healthcare professionals who work together to ensure safe and successful surgical procedures. Let’s take a closer look at their roles and responsibilities:

VLMakabali Operating Room Team


  • Surgeons are the leaders in the OR. They perform surgical procedures, make critical decisions during surgery, and coordinate the entire team.
  • Their expertise ranges from general surgery to specialized fields like orthopedics, neurosurgery, and cardiovascular surgery.


  • Anesthesiologists administer anesthesia to patients before surgery. They monitor vital signs, manage pain, and ensure patient comfort.
  • Their role is crucial in maintaining patient safety during the procedure.

Nurses and Surgical Technologists

  • Operating room nurses (OR nurses) assist surgeons and anesthesiologists. They prepare the OR, sterilize equipment, and handle surgical instruments.
  • Enhanced safety features include nurse call buttons, emergency lighting, and fire-resistant materials.

Circulating Nurses

  • Circulating nurses manage non-sterile aspects of the OR. They coordinate patient positioning, document procedures, and address any unexpected issues.
  • Their focus is on patient safety and overall workflow.

Support Staff

  • The OR team also includes support staff such as orderlies, who transport patients, and administrative personnel who manage paperwork and scheduling.

Teamwork and Communication

  • Effective communication and collaboration are essential. The team must work seamlessly to prevent errors and ensure patient well-being.

Remember, the OR team’s dedication and expertise contribute significantly to successful surgeries and positive outcomes.