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Amateur Surgeon 4 Tips & Tricks: Your Handy Guide to Tools

Adult Swim’s latest installment in the Amateur Surgeon series called Amateur Surgeon 4, or Amateur Surgeon: Re-Generations is now available worldwide. As the title of the game suggests, you play the role of an amateur surgeon, and it’s up to you to save some lives, even if it’s the lives of non-living creatures such as robots. You’ll be operating on a variety of body parts over more than 100 levels/more than 100 patients, and you will also be able to hire partners that could help you in each surgery, depending on their role. And as we showed you last time in our first Amateur Surgeon 4 strategy guide, there are many things to keep in mind when trying to three-star each level and get the highest possible score/earn the most possible currency.

One key element of this game is that it comes with a plethora of surgical tools that should be used in a specific order so that the surgery can be considered a success. But what are these tools, what do they do, and when should you use them? We will be explaining all of that in this Amateur Surgeon 4 strategy guide, where we talk about all the tools and what they mean for your practice.

Pizza Cutter

This is the trusty tool mentioned in the game description, and you will be using this quite often in your operations. Use the pizza cutter to cut soft tissue, but don’t worry about speed penalties associated with this tool, for there are none.


Not the kind of stapler used in real-life surgeries, but a literal one, like the one you use on paper. You will be using this tool to stitch all of a patient’s major cuts. Again, there are no speed penalties, so you can use this as quickly as possible. Also don’t forget to use three taps when stapling large cuts, but no more than that.

Healing Gel

The healing gel is used for all kinds of injuries, and is another one of the basics in Amateur Surgeon 4. Keep on applying the gel until the wound is completely gone.


At times, you’ll need a lighter to cauterize wounds, and you may also need it to melt ice. As the fire from a lighter can burn, it goes without saying that you have to be careful when using it, as you may end up wounding your patient.


Use the tongs when removing objects, cutting organs, and dead critters. Use this tool with care, and make sure you’re removing items in the same direction they were in when they entered the wound.


This is another fairly complicated tool, and it’s used to cut organs for the most part. You need to take your time when using this item, as it could significantly reduce heart rate. As such, you should keep a close eye on the heart rate when using the Chainsaw.


Speaking of heart rate, use this item when you’re trying to increase heart rate. Make sure you’re injecting this tool slowly, but don’t take too long, as that could be the difference between two stars and a perfect three, or the difference between one and two.


The battery, as we explained in the general guide, is mainly used to blast critters, though you can also use it to blast their hiding spots. Do not use this tool on anything other than the critters, lest you wound your patient by accident.

Artery Clamp

Unfortunately, this is quite a notorious tool, and as the name suggests, this is used when dealing with severed arteries. It may take a while for you to learn how to use it, but it’s important that you do, difficult as it is.


This item is used for suction of blood, and you can also use it to put out fires. Just be careful not to use the vacuum on that green, gooey poison.


If the vacuum isn’t effective in what it does, which is blood suction, you can try the syringe instead. Use this to suck out poison or other fluids that cannot be sucked out with the vacuum. And do not confuse this with the injector, which essentially looks like a green syringe; you can use this one a little faster, but you may need to use it more than once to get the right effect.


Not sure what tool you should be using next? Use the scanner if possible. That will allow you to view unseen parts of your patient; by doing a tap-and-hold motion on your screen, you can operate the scanner easily, moving around until you see a green circle. Follow this up by using the Pizza Cutter on the area to show you what the problem is exactly.