The talent/experience of a surgeon, the environment, location of the operation–all elements must be in sync for the success of a surgical operation. The medical machineries are also an integrated part of surgery. Although the kind of equipment used depends on the procedure being performed, most patients can expect these five medical machines in the operating room.

The entire surgical room needs and usually is sterilized before the surgery begins. Sterilization is the most important pre-surgical step to disinfect any bacteria and viruses that can become a life threatening threat. A low temperature plasma sterilizer can sterilize heat sensitive instruments using gas plasma or ionized gas. This is a particularly important feature that is utilized with used medical equipment to prevent any contamination while also providing a lower-cost alternative to medical practitioners who don't have the start-up capital to afford brand new equipment.

Surgical Light
The precision of a surgeon's hand and his/her ability to see clearly goes hand in hand. Visibility is critical for a safe operation. Specialized shadow-less surgical lights are needed to supply surgeons with bright, homogenous light that does not cast any shadow that can affect visibility.

LCD Monitor/ Patient Monitor
Hi-tech has definitely made surgeon's life and job a lot easier. With the new LCD patient monitors, doctors are able to see their progress on high-resolution screen while performing the operation. Patient monitors have also been refined. "Multiparameter" or "Physiological Monitor," as it is also known as, can display and analyze patient's vital sign for potential fatal cardiac conditions.

Anesthesia Machine
The anesthesia machine is needed in an operating room to provide a continuous-flow of accurate dosage for the patient under surgery. Most surgical procedures need patients to be under sleep. The right amount of oxygen, nitrous oxide, with an accurate concentration of anesthetic vapor prevents the patient from waking up during procedure.

Suction Pump
Bodily secretions form during surgery. A suction pump is needed to suck out phlegm, mucus, and excess blood for surgeons to be able to see clearly. Suction pump also helps prevent clogged passageways that can eventually get in the way of a surgical procedure.