Do they remove your clothes during surgery?
I've had 3 surgeries in my life and for every signal one I was completely naked!
I have seen a large amount of surgeries and very single one the patients gown is removed once they are wheeled into the OR. Keeping on a gown would make the environment non sterile and everything needs to be sterile. That being said, only the spot you are being operated on is exposed the whole time. You usually are completely exposed for a very short time depending on if the nursing is doing her job properly. No matter what surgery you are going in for, if it is in the OR, you will be naked a some point. Only speaking for OR's in the United States, I have no idea what other countries do. An example: A female patient was having foot surgery, when she arrived in the OR her blankets and gown were mostly removed. She was completely exposed from the abdomen down as the nurse prepped her foot and leg. After that the nurse removed everything and draped her whole body. Most people think that during foot or leg surgery they keep clothes on, this isn't the case.
Yeah, I had inguinal hernia operation about 15 years ago. They put me in a gown, and rolled me into the operating room. By that time, I was "out" so to speak. I think they did remove the gown during the procedure, but what I do know is that someone shaved my pubes prior to the operation. I remember the nurse that did the pre-op ... she was hot, so I assume she might have seen my manhood ... or not. All went well; my pubes grew back.
The bottom line is that:
1) they don't operate through clothing, and
2) the operating theatre is a sanitized environment. Your clothes don't belong there.
Before entering that environment, your personal, dirty clothes have to go. Once you've entered the operating room, whatever portion of your body to be operated on AND the surrounding area must be sanitized as well. The hair is commonly clipped, the skin is scrubbed with antiseptic. You are positioned as per the surgeon's preference, the operative site is draped and further sanitation is preformed prior to the incision. If the hospital gown is in the way, it goes too.
For their convenience, they usually do most of this after you're out. I'd insist on as much as possible be done while I'm awake.
well they gota remove at least on the part the surgery is done at right ??
Based on conversations with OR nurses, it's usually a remove EVERYTHING. One nurse told me that once the patient's "out" they uncover the area that will be performed on and begin the sterilization procedures. She had described a rectal surgery at one time whereby the patient took longer to go out than expected and they were running late, so the minute the patient was out he was flipped over and the table was positioned so that he butt was in the air.
I have had three major sugeries in the past 14 years. Two knee replacements and a prostate removal. in addition a kidney stone removal (it was .625" diameter) that was minor surgery. For the prostate I was "field dressed" now they do it as micro surgery. I am sure that for all these events I was, at some point naked. I do not care. It is not like I have something new there. It may not be pretty but it is not different from anything the surgical team has seen before.
I recently (4 weeks ago) had arthroscopic roator cuff surgery on my right shoulder. It was performed at the orthopedists practice outpatient surgery center. I will have to say a much better experience than previous outpatient surgery I had in the hospital a few years back. A lot less bureaucratic and all around less hassle. Anyway, I had to remove my t-shirt and shoes and socks, but was allowed to keep my briefs and shorts on. I was given a pair of those "hospital socks" to wear as well as a gown and hair net. When I awoke in recovery the hair net was gone.
I have only had one op and that was for my knee. I was wheeled down to the pre-op in a bed wearing a gown, prior to be taken in to theatre the gown was lowered to my waist and electrodes attached to my chest and then i was given a pre-op injection. My memories of the post op are vague, but when I woke up back in my bed, they had taken the gown off and i was naked underneath the bed cloths.
@sammy1223... My experience has been that in the situations you have described, the medical team is even more concerned with the patient's well-being and privacy. Thus, there is absolutely no chance of anyone's interest in extra-curriculars "kicking into overdrive", as you put it.
I had two surgical procedures performed in one encounter yesterday, on my left hand. I was admitted to the ambulatory surgery center and the first thing I was told was to remove ALL my clothes and out on a gown. No big deal. When the nurse anesthetist came in to see me and start my IV he mentioned that I was scheduled for general anesthesia. To me, that sounded a bit like overkill so when my surgeon came in I asked him if he felt comfortable performing the procedure under MAC (monitored anesthesia care). He said that would be fine and the anesthesiologist was actually thrilled, given my other medical conditions we avoid GA as much as possible.
So I had versed, fentanyl, and a wee drop of Propofol and a regional block. I don't remember a darned thing except waking up while they were applying the dressings. I still had no clothes on other than the gown I went in with.
I have told how it is in prior posts. An examination is as exciting as feeling a piece of fruit in the food store.
It's our job and there is a difference between playing with your partner's body and treating a patient in a hospital or doctor's office.
A question for those of you who work, or have once worked in operating rooms... While I fully understand that being exposed to many naked bodies becomes routine and uneventful, I'm really having a hard time believing that your interest in this type of exposure doesn't kick into overdrive under certain conditions. Specifically, cases where the patient is someone you have known for some time. Perhaps a neighbor, a friend, or even someone who works in the same hospital with you.
For those of you who have had this type of experience, I would be most grateful to hear your stories. Please, please, share your thoughts with us.
As others have said, it depends on the procedure. Unfortunately, I'm into oral surgeries, and they usually allow you to keep your clothes on for those. However, in a fetish scene, anything is game. :)
The three times that I have been in the hospital, I was in an gown only with no underwear. As others have said, a patient's medical condition in surgery can go from good to terrible really fast and the doctors and nurses don't need to be trying to undress the patient to save him or her. I don't know anything about a rectal temperature probe and wonder whether that is something used at all today. I have been in an ER only one time and was told to undress to my underwear and put on a gown. I was not admitted to the hospital that time but might have lost my underwear if I had been admitted.
Good post agracier, and well put. I tend to be a bit harsh when it comes to patients bitching and moaning about topics like this. I condone, appreciate, and respect, patients who are well versed and educated with their own personal medical conditions, treatments and medications. I think everyone should get a handle on their own medical care as welll as have a good "working" relationship and mutual respect with their health care providers that way things just work better for everyone.
But patients need to both understand and realize that you have come to us to fix you, heal you and to get you back to your normal self as quickly as possible. If you have any common sense what so ever, it would tell you that if you are having a baby you are going to have to drop your pants, or if you are usually having any kind of major surgery the clothes are going to be coming off prior to going to the OR.
If you are sick enough, or there is something wrong enough with you to warrent a trip to the OR, I am guessing you have more important things to be worrying about than whether or not a medical professional is going to be seeing some skin, just sayin. Worry about stuff that matters. I know you have already heard this before, but we really have seen it all before. And before someone says, "but it's my body and you have not seen it before". Right you are there, but we don't really care. You have come to us to fix you, in order to fix you sometimes we have to see some extra skin, or some naughty bits.
Do you think we want to see your naughty bits? Do you think it excites us when we see your naughty bits? Do you think we even care about seeing your naughty bits or will remember your naughty bits? Ummm, I can honestly and without a doubt answer them all with a resounding NO. Unless of course you have some sort of crazy medical abnormality that we have never seen before, but again, we really have seen it all before.
So patients please, get over yourselves already. Stop whinning about stupid crap that doesn't matter and let us do the job you or medicaid is paying us to do. And let me give you a heads up and a little inside information. When we get patients who whine about things like this, patients who constantly are on their call lights, who think they are the only patient we have to take care of, who think for some reason they are in more pain than everyone else, or think that they need for us to be their own personal slaves because after all they are paying us to take care of them, we usually think to ourselves what a total ass you are being. We also do not think very highly of you and while you will still get the best medical care from us we can give you, that will be it, there will be no extras, no extra icecream, no extra chit chat. If there are two call lights on at the same time, chaces are yours will not be answered first. Seems a bit harsh, but that's the reality of how it works. Try very hard not to piss off your medical professionals, thats a very bad thing, lol. And please never forget, there is always someone sicker than you, someone always in more pain than you are and always someone that needs more attention than you seem to think you need and or deserve.
.. and to be quite blunt, we don't give a good god damn if you feel imposed upon because we made you get undressed, put on a gown, put a rectal temperature probe up your bum, stuck in a catheter in you ...
Ha ha ... that's the way to say it.
Operations are technical and scientific procedures - which means that medical necessity and proven working techniques trump any kind of personal notions people may have about modesty or prudery or ideas about personal inviolability regarding nudity.
If you wish to get well, cured or repaired, then follow proven medical procedures. The professionals know best ...
. . . .I think the two best answers that someone sent in was the need to be sterile in the operating room and your street clothes are not sterile. The other is that a lot of unexpected issues can arise, so its best for the doctor to be able to quickly respond. . . .
ALL THIS IS DEFINITELY NECESSARY!
Many posters here have no idea what happens in an operating room.
Things can go from fantastic to fatal in a minute, and to be quite blunt, we don't give a good god damn if you feel imposed upon because we made you get undressed, put on a gown, put a rectal temperature probe up your bum, stuck in a catheter in you, put blood pressure cuffs on you and plastered your chest with cardiac electrodes while we're working on you.
Its interesting to read the posts here. I think the two best answers that someone sent in was the need to be sterile in the operating room and your street clothes are not sterile. The other is that a lot of unexpected issues can arise, so its best for the doctor to be able to quickly respond. I have had a couple lower abdominal surgeries, and I wore a gown each time. I have had a couple skin biopsies that were done in a doctors office. Each time I only removed my shirt and was given a local. Not too long ago, I had to have surgery on my hand, where a couple of screws were to be put in. The procedure was going to be under general anesthesia in an operating room. I wore shorts, shirt and sandals. I was told to undress and put on a gown. I did not expect this as I figured my arm would be outstretched while the doctor operated. While in the pre-op a nurse came in and put the pressure cuffs on my legs. She explained that they wanted to keep the blood up higher in my body when I was out. They also put electrodes on my chest to monitor my heart while I was out. Was all this necessary? Probably not, but if there was a problem, I definetely wanted them to be the first to know so it coculd be addressed.
I had my gown removed when I was transferred to the operating table and was covered by a sheet after that. I was put asleep right after that and I woke up in recovery covered in nothing but a thin sheet.
As a nurse myself I can't see how a foreskin would make cathing any differently.Mashie ...I don't know why a foreskin makes it any different either.
As a nurse myself I can't see how a foreskin would make cathing any differently.Mashie ...
I don't know why a foreskin makes it any different either.
Cultures that practice circumcision often have odd and unscientific ideas about retaining foreskins ... they ascribe all kinds of difficulties and drawbacks to the condition, that do not exist, except in their collective cultural perception ...
It all depends on the procedure. When I had eye surgery last fall, I had to remove everything above the waist and put on a gown, my hair was covered. When I have hand surgery next month, I'm sure the dress code will be the same. When I underwent a parathyroidectomy two years ago, I had to be completely naked under the gown and I'm sure the top of the gown was folder at least to my waist, if not removed completely. When my leg was amputated, I'm pretty sure I was completely undressed. For my colonoscopy, I was allowed to keep my top and bra on, but had a gown over them, and nothing on below the waist, of course.
I had a nose surgery (about 2 hours). I had to urinate before, I could keep my boxer briefs. The nurse gave me a gown in my room and they remove it in operation room.
For a tooth extraction, I had green t-shirt and trousers over my underwear, and a plastic protection over the hairs and feet.
For an eye surgery (LASIK), I had a disposable gown over my normal clothes.
In the REAL OR, all outside clothing is considered contaminated and is not allowed in the sterile area. Even the staff is not supposed to wear their scrubs elsewhere in the hospital.
In minor procedure rooms, only the clothing in the way is removed. I had a surgical excision on my leg recently. I undressed behind a curtain in the procedure room. Just removed my pants & shoes. Had a gown for 'my modesty' HA!
I've been completely naked under the gown for Colonoscopy and for cardiac catheterization.
i had major knee surgery - tore 3 ligaments in my knee from a basketball injury - and i was completely naked underneath the gown. i was rolled into the OR and while the anesthesia was starting to take effect I felt my arms being pulled out of the gown. the gown was left covering my chest and genital area (i think) but when i woke up from surgery i had a huge brace from my ankle to my hip - i know my doc got a good look up there while he was putting that brace on!!
The issue is prepping and holding the penis with one hand, you typically have only one hand to hold the penis while you prep and catheterize at least halfway down the shaft, so holding the foreskin back and and holding the penis while you use your "clean" hand to pick up cotton balls dipped in your aseptic solution with tweezers to prep then the clean hand can only touch the sterile cath while you insert.. But I only preformed this skill once or twice while in school as it is not a part of my regular practice so I wouldn't really know.
As a nurse myself I can't see how a foreskin would make cathing any differently. The nice thing about cathing a man is that their hole is on the end of their rod and there are very few exceptions to that. Foreskin or not we still have to grab hold of that rod, and I personally pull the skin down taught, again, foreskin or not so it opens the meatus up better. Then I insert the cath and usually when I get the catheter in about 6 inches I pull the penis up towards the belly and continue to insert the rest of the catheter usually until the biforcation to ensure a urine return so that the balloon is in the bladder and not in the urethra. But again, I can't see where the extra skin would matter when cathing a man, unless I cath people differently t han most? But I must not be doing something too wrong because I have never missed anyone, male of female while cathing them in the 10 plus years I have been nursing. Hummm, interesting. Good story though. And yes, tattoos do take on a quite different demention on a human body on a body that is up and active and one that is sick and laying down. They just don't have quite the same "power" to them on the person who is sickly, lol. Good observation mate.
I remember when I was in nursing school I did my OR rotation at a hospital near a small military base, that did not have its own hospital that could perform surgeries. So we had a few cases that were the young soliders that got got injured and needed surgery. All patients in the OR wore a gown only when they came in if it was an upper extremity or face/head the gown usually only came half way down but anything else it was removed after the patient was put under for the final skin prep (one is done in pre op while the patient is a wake most dont know about the second one when they are under). So ya there was lots of nudity young old fit and unfit and everything in between.
Back to the soldiers we had one that was in for an emergency appendectomy, he was on exchange from the British army, after he was out and his muscular body was completly exposed one of the nures remarked how all the "brits" still had a foreskin and it made the catheterization more difficult. One other funny thing was he had some interesting "tough guy tattoo's" dont remember exactly what they were, but they seemed so out of place on him while he was lying there helpless totally exposed foreskin and all.
Most definitely, or you remove them if you're able to. Last July when I had a car accident and was flown to a hospital, I was completely unconscious on impact. But woke up after the first 7 hour surgery to repair most of my injuries sustained, in only a gown, catheterized (which they will come in to look at and clean the area whenever they deem It necessary) and intubated (a very freaky feeling when awake). I never was allowed to wear any clothes while there and stayed catheterized and intubated until after my 2nd surgery. Every surgery after that, they didn't catheterize me (I've learned from personal experience how they feel after removed) because they monitored my liquid intake prior to each surgery, but of course I was intubated in order to breathe while under general anesthesia. The time I had to go back to clean out an infection in my leg, I had to undress myself and put on a gown. Same thing when I had to go back to get the skin graft on my leg. Never did I get a rectal temp probe or even anything regarding my butt, which saddened me.