As he is laid on the table, he chants, "Go, let's go!"
"Be brave," his father urges. "Don't be worried."
"I'm not," he replies. "I have no fear!"
Beep, beep, beep, the machines whir.
It's 9 a.m. and a team of doctors and nurses are preparing for a complicated operation that could take eight to 10 hours.
Outside, Abed paces back and forth, his arms crossed behind him, his head bowed.
It is the second time he has had to see his son in a hospital and he is clearly nervous.
He calls his wife back in Bangladesh.
"The surgery will go on all night," he tells her. "Get a megaphone and tell the whole neighborhood to pray for him. It is now in God's hands."
He checks his watch. It's only 9:05 a.m.
Beep, beep, beep.
Inside the OR, Gearhart readies to make the first incision.
What the doctors are hoping is that Okkhoy was left with enough of his own penile tissue, hidden inside his body, that they can pull out.
The tests they did earlier in the week suggest there isn't. But MRIs have been wrong before.
Everything now rests on what Gearhart finds.
"So, let's have a look," he says.
A few short minutes go by.
Gearhart: "I'll tell you, Rick, I'm getting a little more encouraged, you know? I really am."
Redett: "The good thing is, it's sensate too."
Gearhart: "It's sensate, absolutely! The good Lord made this one sensate.... Can we have a ruler? Yeah! Good for him. Good for him!"
Exactly 34 minutes after he walked into the operating room, Gearhart walks out -- and heads straight for the waiting room.
"So we have some wonderful news. Wonderful news," he begins.
In males, part of the penis is held inside the body, tucked up inside the pelvis and attached to the pubic bone. Think of a tree where we only see the part above ground; not the root hidden below.
"After we took all the scar tissue away and after we took all the skin away, we actually found that there is a reasonable amount of penis down, submerged under the skin, under the scar, that's usable," Gearhart says.
"So, therefore, we're not going to have to make him a new penis."