Dr. Lyman Brothers, MD, prepares instruments Friday in The Memorial Hospital operating room. In the foreground is Kim Welder, certified scrub technician, assisting the doctor.

Photo by Hans Hallgren

Dr. Lyman Brothers, MD, prepares instruments Friday in The Memorial Hospital operating room. In the foreground is Kim Welder, certified scrub technician, assisting the doctor.

Operation teamwork

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Dr. Lyman Brothers, MD, right, and Kim Welder watch the video screen Friday in the operating room. The video screen shows a patient's kidney stone the team is trying to extract.

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Dr. Lyman Brothers, MD can be seen through an X-ray machine Friday at the hospital. The X-ray machine shows images in real time.

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Tools used during the procedure rest in a sterile area ready for use.

— The employees in the operating room at The Memorial Hospital are a tight-knit bunch.

With 14 on staff, they work hard in small rooms and for long hours.

Their shifts begin at a certain time, but end with an "F."

Meaning "Finished."

"We work and we play together," said David Moore, lead surgical technician. "This is a family back here."

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