Abstract: A surgeon's command and control (SCC) system includes an independent personal computer based electronic control unit that unifies various pieces of equipment currently found in an endoscopic surgical suite into a surgeon centered system. The system utilizes programmed software which simplifies equipment management tasks that currently encumber the surgeon and operating room staff. It enhances safety, and increases the utility of the individual pieces of equipment. The SCC hardware centers around a personal computer communicating with a sterile control panel located at the surgeon's operating station. A frame store card serves as an electronic pallet to compose and superimpose graphic images onto a surgical image transmitted from an endoscopic camera for display on a heads-up display (HUD) monitor at the surgical operating station.