Lights & Shades of O.R.

May 25, 2017 Medical Photography

It’s a small, cold and sterile battlefield. Some people behind the blue masks are going to start a battle against some odds to restore the health of a person who is sleeping quietly on a table. Every step is crucial, every dose of anaesthesia and each incision must be calculated; one wrong act can put the life in jeopardy. The overhead lights make the entire ambience theatrical. It’s all set to start a silent drama where each act is precious & thrilling. I’m the eye-witness of these exceptional duels & bloodsheds but not to take lives; I’m documenting the highest acquired skill of mankind with a mission to save lives.

Sincere gratitude: Dr. Anjonn Dasgupta and Dr. Kaushik Roy

[Caution: These images are neither meant for entertainment, nor very witty, and sometimes these are psychologically disturbing too. But I urge you to look at them, to perceive the knowledge, skill & dedication behind each step of any surgical intervention. These are just few glimpses. And if you have any pre-conceived apprehension about the colour RED, then remember the colour with which the world is celebrating the ‘expensive’ Valentine’s Day. It’s bloody Red, the colour of so-called love, flowing inside your mortal body. Have a look inside that…].

 

Unconsciously Humane (from the ongoing series on Anaesthesiologists, the unsung heroes of O.R.)

 

Unconsciously Humane (from the ongoing series on Anaesthesiologists, the unsung heroes of O.R.)

 

Unconsciously Humane (from the ongoing series on Anaesthesiologists, the unsung heroes of O.R.)

 

Unconsciously Humane (from the ongoing series on Anaesthesiologists, the unsung heroes of O.R.)

 

Diathermy – The smell of human flesh.

 

Incisional hernia in a septuagenerian (side view).

 

Removal of the hernial sac.

 

The contents of a Hernial Sac, the protruding pouch of peritoneum that contains a herniated organ or tissue.

 

Repairing hernia by implanting polypropylene mesh.

 

Instruments – in rest.

 

Instruments – in action.

 

The human intestine undergoing Duodenojejunostomy in a case of carcinoma.

 

A 450 grams lipoma of abdomen involving right side of abdomen, inguinal canal and scrotal sac.

 

Bile extraction from an infected gall bladder.

 

Cholecystectomy – Extracted gall bladder and multiple pigmented calculi.

 

Cholecystectomy – Extracted gall bladder with single calculus.

 

A fibroid affected uterus.

 

A 540 grams uterine fibroid.

 

The birthplace of the universe after hysterectomy.

 

Hydrosalpinx – a fallopian tube that has become filled with fluid due to injury or infection.

 

The cute, little yet extremely deceiving vermiform appendix.

 

Abdominal closer in a young lady.

 

Abdominal closure in a 80 years old male.

 

Surgical waste.

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