Surgical Tables

Equipping your operating room (OR) with the right tables is essential for efficient workflow, patient comfort, and successful surgical procedures. At Henry Schein Medical, we understand these needs and offer a comprehensive selection of surgical and operating room tables to suit a variety of specialties and procedures. Explore our extensive inventory of surgical tables and discover how the right table can elevate the performance of your OR team.

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Surgical C-Arm Table – 846

Surgical C-Arm Table – 846

Enhance efficiency and precision in your surgical suite with the Surgical C-Arm Table 846. This versatile table boasts a carbon-fiber tabletop for minimal X-ray attenuation and a choice of contoured or rectangular designs to accommodate various procedures.  Motorized height adjustment and a free-floating top with SmoothGlide™ technology ensure smooth, quiet positioning for both you and your patients.  The extra-large radiolucent area and 500lb weight capacity make the 846 ideal for a wide range of surgical and imaging applications, maximizing productivity in your practice.

V800 Surgical Table

V800 Surgical Table

Designed for versatility and exceptional patient positioning, this table adapts to the demands of a wide range of procedures. Experience enhanced ergonomics for both surgeons and staff, while promoting patient comfort and safety. The V800 Surgical Table - empowering efficiency in every surgical encounter.

Steris Amsco 3085SP Operating Room Table

Steris Amsco 3085SP Operating Room Table

Elevate the efficiency and safety of your operating room with the Steris Amsco 3085SP Surgical Table. This versatile table boasts exceptional patient positioning for a wide range of specialties, with features like a radiolucent top for clear imaging and a T-shaped base for optimal C-arm access. The 500lb weight capacity and ultra-precise articulation ensure stability and control throughout procedures. Moreover, the built-in safety features, including self-leveling floor locks and power outage override, provide peace of mind for both surgeons and patients.

Factors to Consider When Buying a Surgical Table

Selecting the right surgical table requires careful consideration of various factors to optimize functionality, safety, and workflow within your OR. Here's a checklist to guide you:

  • Specialization: General surgery tables offer versatility, while specialty tables cater to specific procedures like urology or orthopedics. Identify the type of surgeries your OR primarily performs.
  • Patient Weight Capacity: Ensure the table can safely support the weight range of your patient population.
  • Tabletop Functionality: Consider features like tilt, Trendelenburg position (head-down tilt), and lateral tilt for optimal surgical access.
  • Imaging Compatibility: If your procedures require X-ray imaging during surgery, a radiolucent tabletop is essential.
  • Ergonomics for Staff: Adjustable table height and accessible controls promote surgeon and staff comfort, reducing fatigue.
  • Safety Features: Look for features like self-locking mechanisms and emergency stops for optimal patient and staff safety.
  • Ease of Use and Cleaning: Intuitive controls and smooth surfaces facilitate efficient operation and proper disinfection.
  • Budget and Warranty: Compare various options within your budget and consider warranty coverage for long-term value.

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Main Types of Surgical Tables

Surgical tables come in various configurations to accommodate different surgical procedures and patient needs. Here's a breakdown of the main types:

General Surgery Tables

Versatile for a wide range of procedures, these tables offer features like adjustable height, tilt, and tabletop articulation.

Specialty Tables

Designed for specific surgical disciplines, such as urology, gynecology, or orthopedics, these tables provide specialized functionalities to optimize positioning for those procedures.

Bariatric Surgery Tables

Built for exceptional weight capacity, these tables ensure safe and comfortable support for larger patients.

Imaging Compatible Tables

Featuring a radiolucent tabletop, these tables allow for clear X-ray imaging without patient repositioning.

Operating Room Tables vs. Surgical Tables

You might encounter the terms "operating room table" and "surgical table" used interchangeably, and for the most part, that's perfectly accurate. Both terms refer to the specialized tables used to position patients during surgery.

Here's a subtle difference to keep in mind:

  • Surgical tables encompass the various table types mentioned above, specifically designed for patient positioning during surgery.
  • Operating room tables could be considered a broader term that might include surgical tables, but also other essential OR equipment like mayo stands, instrument tables, and patient transfer carts.

In essence, when you're searching for a table specifically designed for patient positioning during surgery, "surgical table" is the most precise term. However, if you're browsing for various OR equipment, "operating room tables" might encompass a wider range of products.

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Uses of Surgical Tables

Surgical tables play a vital role in ensuring optimal patient positioning throughout a surgical procedure. Key functionalities include:

  • Adjustable Height and Tilt: Allows surgeons to achieve the ergonomic working position for the specific procedure.
  • Tabletop Articulation: Enables various tabletop positions for improved access to the surgical site.
  • Patient Support Accessories: Headrests, armrests, and leg supports ensure patient comfort and proper positioning.
  • Imaging Compatibility: Facilitates real-time X-ray imaging during surgery without repositioning the patient (specific to imaging compatible tables).

Do Surgical Tables Have Weight Limits?

Surgical tables have a designated weight capacity to ensure safe operation for both patients and staff. Exceeding the weight limit can compromise table stability and functionality, potentially leading to safety hazards.

When choosing a surgical table, consider the weight range of your typical patients to ensure adequate capacity. Our inventory offers various weight capacity options to suit your specific needs.

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Patient Positioning on the Surgical Table

The proper positioning of a patient on the surgical table is a crucial aspect of ensuring a successful surgical procedure. It optimizes surgical access to the operative site, promotes patient comfort, and minimizes the risk of complications. Here's an overview of some common patient positions used in surgery:

Supine Position

The most common position, with the patient lying flat on their back, arms at sides or on arm boards. Ideal for abdominal, thoracic, and some head and neck surgeries.

Prone Position

The patient lies face down with head turned to one side. Used for posterior spine surgery, some lung surgeries, and pilonidal cyst removal.

Lateral Position

The patient lies on one side with the upper arm positioned forward for support. Commonly used for kidney, lung, and some breast surgeries.

Dorsosacral Position / Lithotomy Position

The patient lies on their back with legs bent and abducted (spread apart) and supported in stirrups. Primarily used for gynecological and urological procedures.

Genucubital Position / Knee-Elbow Position

The patient kneels on the table, leaning forward with head resting on a padded surface or arms. Used for some rectal and anorectal procedures.

Beach Chair Position

The patient sits upright with a backrest angled backward and legs supported. Ideal for shoulder arthroscopy and some breast surgeries.

Trendelenburg Position

A modification of the supine position where the entire operating table is tilted head-down. This improves venous return from the lower extremities and abdominal organs, often used in abdominal and pelvic surgeries.

Reverse Trendelenburg Position

The opposite of Trendelenburg, with the table tilted head-up. Used in some head and neck procedures to improve venous drainage from the head.

Lloyd-Davies Position

The patient is positioned in a modified lateral position with the top leg flexed and abducted, while the bottom leg remains extended. Commonly used for urological and gynecological procedures requiring access to the pelvis and perineum.

Fowler's Position

The patient is in a semi-supine position with the head and upper body elevated on pillows or a backrest. Used for post-operative recovery, patients with respiratory issues, or procedures requiring improved lung ventilation.

Sims' Position

The patient lies on one side with the top leg flexed and abducted, while the bottom leg is extended and drawn posteriorly. Used for rectal examinations, some gynecological procedures, and positioning patients who are unable to lie flat on their back.

Jackknife Position

The patient is in a kneeling position with the torso leaning forward and supported on a bolster or table edge. Primarily used for lumbar spine surgery and some anorectal procedures.

Kraske Position (modified jackknife)

Similar to the jackknife position, but the patient's hips are flexed over the edge of the table, allowing for a more pronounced hyperextended position of the lumbar spine. Used for some spinal procedures.

Lithotomy-Trendelenburg Position

Combines the lithotomy position with Trendelenburg tilt, further improving visualization of the pelvic organs. Used in some gynecological surgeries.