In the operating room, the surgeon chooses a height of the operating table to promote and facilitate his accurate, safe, comfortable and efficient performance of his operation. The selection of the height is not only for good outcomes of the operation but also for ergonomics purpose, particularly avoiding body aches of the surgeon and his assistants during and after the operation.
The optimal height of the operating table is usually just below the level of the surgeon’s elbow.
Below are two past (years ago) pictures showing non-optimal height of the operating table because of glitches in the electronic control. This forced me to do the operation alternating standing and sitting position trying to achieve good outcomes of the operation as well as avoiding aches on my body and my assistants’ bodies.