What is a surgical assistant?
A Surgical Assistant assists physicians in surgery by performing certain tasks like opening and closing surgical sites, harvesting grafts, dissecting and removing tissue, and implanting devices to name a few. Under the Occupations Code, the practice of a surgical assistant is limited to surgical assisting performed under the direct supervision of a physician who delegated the acts. The practice of a surgical assistant may be performed in any place authorized by a delegating licensed physician, including a clinic, hospital, ambulatory surgical center, or other institutional setting.
Surgical assistant licensing information is updated regularly. Click on the following link below:
For additional updates please contact Pre-Licensure, Registration and Consumer Services (PRC) by phone at (512) 305-7030 or by fax at (512) 463-9416.
Surgical Assistants with Disciplinary Action
The link below will allow a search of any Board action issued (Board order, remedial plan, cease and desist, etc.), inlcuding surgical assistants.
After clicking the link below and accepting the usage terms, click on the "License Type" dropdown, select "Surgical Assistants (Board Action Only)" and click "Search" to view all surgical assistants with a Board action.