Surgical technologies, methods, techniques and equipment have entered the space age. Today's surgeons make tiny incisions to allow fiber-optic cameras and miniature tools to enter a patient's body. Operations that once took many hours to complete and weeks to recover from are now simple out-patient procedures. Surgeons also use lasers to cauterize wounds and control bleeding. Robotics technologies allow surgeons to operate on patients thousands of miles away, often in a battlefield or other remote location. New technologies are on the way as well. One day surgeons may release a swarm of nano-robots into the bloodstream to chip away at blocked arteries. Who knows what the future will bring? Consider starting a career in surgical technologies today to be on the front lines of the advances that are yet to come.