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Surgical monitor (right) being used to record and monitor a patient's vital signs during an operation. The heartbeat, breathing rate, blood oxygen levels, and other signs, will be monitored to ensure they do not reach dangerous levels. The surgeon is using a microscope (upper left) to examine microscopic details during the operation. This is a cochlear implant operation, which requires microsurgery on the nerves and muscles around and in the ear. Photographed at the Robert Debre Hospital, Paris, France.
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