Specialist/Technologist, Other (Surgical Assistant)
Taxonomy Code 246ZC0007X

Classification: Specialist/Technologist, Other

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A surgical assistant is a skilled practitioner who has undergone formalized education and training as a surgical assistant. The surgical assistant performs surgical functions that include, but are not limited to: retracting, manipulating, suturing, clamping, cauterizing, litigating, and tying tissue; suctioning, irrigating and sponging; positioning the patient; closure of body planes and skin; and participating in hemostasis and volume replacement. Surgical assistants are certified and registered or licensed by the state, or, in states without licensure, certified as surgical assistants by completing appropriate education and training.


Source: Association of Surgical Assistants, 2014. [7/1/2007: new, 7/1/2014: title modified, definition modified]

Additional Resources: National Surgical Assistant Association, www.nsaa.net.

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Specialists/Technologists, Others (Surgical Assistant) Ratio per 10,000 Population by State

Data based on 2014 Census Population Estimates. Provider information last updated 1/18/2021

Green Color Indicates no Provider(s) recorded for that state

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The NPI Database was last updated on 1/18/2021 with 6,688,930 records.

Specialists/Technologists, Others (Surgical Assistant) per State with Population Ratio