In any allopathic medical practice, surgery is an important aspect. Surgery transcription involves converting all the surgeon’s voice tapes about a surgical procedure into neatly typed documents. And thus surgery transcription is an important specialty in medical transcription. Surgery transcriptions are used for settlement of insurance claims and legal matters.

Some of the different types of surgery transcription areas include:

  • Dental surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Cardiovascular/thoracic surgery
  • Abdominal/ gastrointestinal surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Obstetric and Gynecology surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastic surgery

The surgery transcription process can be very demanding from the medical transcriptionists as it requires a deep knowledge of various surgical procedures, surgical techniques and familiarity with the different medical and surgical equipment that is used during surgery. A good transcription professional will have a good knowledge of the anatomy of the human body and the various types of diseases that affect the various parts of the body. A good knowledge of the different procedures and surgery performed along with familiarity with all related terminology will go a long way in correctly transcribing the surgeon’s voice tapes without making mistakes. However in case of pending doubts it is always better for the medical transcription professional to check out directly with the surgeon who actually did the job. A lot of medical equipments are used by the surgeons that the medical surgery transcriptionist has to be familiar with. These can include knowledge of,

  • Surgical instruments (Scissors / scalpels etc)
  • Surgical Diathermy
  • Endoscopic instruments
  • Suction apparatus
  • Anesthesia machine
  • Pulseoximeter
  • Plethysmographs
  • Multi parameter patient monitors
  • Defibrillators
  • Autoclaves
  • Infusion pumps
  • Autoclaves

Outsource Strategies International (OSI) is a US based company that offers a wide range of medical transcription, medical billing and coding services to the clients across the US, Canada the UK and Australia.