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How To Transform Your Life With Surgical Assistant Training


Choices Matter

The right choices can transform your life. If you are a Surgical Technologist or an OR Nurse, you can become a Surgical Assistant (SA) to advance your career. Your choice of Surgical Assistant Program could mean more opportunity, more challenge, more responsibility, more respect, and more money. Or a different choice could mean you’ll be limited to holding retractors, suctioning, and cutting suture. So how do you choose? It could depend on what you want from your career.

Historically, the first assistant in surgery was another surgeon. But now there are 2 prevailing views about the assistant in our profession:

  1. The non-MD Surgical Assistant is an advanced Surgical Tech or OR Nurse who can close the wound.
  1. The non-MD Surgical Assistant is trained to effectively replace a second surgeon in the procedure. They have the same skills and knowledge a second surgeon brings to the first assistant role.

The Choice Is Yours

Now, you just have to decide which of these views best reflects your own career goals. Do you want to assist like a tech or a nurse or do you want to assist like a surgeon would?

At ACE Surgical Assisting, we adhere to the view that a Surgical Assistant should be able to effectively replace a second surgeon in the procedure. We uniquely focus on this viewpoint in every aspect of our training. ACE Trained Assistants™ are known for the higher level of skill and knowledge they bring to the role of Surgical Assistant and they are the first choice of surgeons around the country.

We obviously are not training techs and nurses to be surgeons. It takes a surgeon many years to develop their overall knowledge and skill base. Our mission is to give you a very small, specialized segment of that skill and knowledge which a surgeon brings to the first assistant role.

If you are a Surgical Technologist, OR Nurse, or other qualified OR professional, ACE training can dramatically expand your capabilities, responsibilities, and earning potential. Career advancement might have seemed like a pipe dream to you, but we’ve made it easy even for the busiest of OR professionals.

What Makes ACE™ Stand Out From Other Programs

We utilize the best of distance-learning (a custom made website), hands-on training (only 6 days away from work), and clinical experience (at your hospital with surgeons who already like working with you) at a fraction the price of some programs that only teach you to become a ‘tech who assists.’

If you’ve already graduated from a surgical assistant or RNFA program and currently assist in surgery but just hold retractors, suction, and cut suture, taking our 6 day Surgical SkillLab by itself may be just the thing you need to break through into a higher level of performance.

Taking The Next Step 

You can rest assured it is our goal to provide you with the kind of training that, when combined with your own drive and determination, results in an ACE Surgical Assistant.

Your next step is to select your current position in the OR (off to the right) for more specialty specific information on how our program and training can give your career a breakthrough. Or just call 720-949-8619 for a more personal and consultation approach, which makes sure all your questions are answered with your specific circumstances in mind. We look forward to hearing from you.


ACE Surgical Assisting provides the most effective, ‘in the trenches’ education, training, certification eligibility, and services uniquely designed to help ACE Trained Assistants™ more fully replace a second surgeon in the Operating Room as the first assistant.

ACE training takes advantage of the latest in technology and adult learning science so working surgical professionals are empowered to advance their careers, increase their financial wellbeing, and elevate the quality and safety of surgical care throughout the United States and around the world.

National Recognition as a Surgical Assistant

Graduates of the ACE Surgical Assistant Program qualify and are prepared to sit for the nationally recognized ABSA certifying exam. You’ll earn recognition and the respect that comes with wearing the prestigious SA-C title (Surgical Assistant – Certified).

 The American Board of Surgical Assistants  Ansell Medical Gore Medical 





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