This mobile operating table is hydraulically operated. To control and supply the lying surface area, data and electrical cables, including hydraulic hoses, are run along the column. Due to the large height adjustment, they must also be reliably guided over very little space. After the igus® energy chain cable carriers of the E2/micro family have initially proved to be absolutely convincing for the guidance of electrical cables, the hoses are now also being guided in several pre-defined radii. A guide plate prevents the energy chain cable carriers from becoming caught on the side in the column.