Surgery in the New James
The fourth floor of the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute will house surgery and interventional radiology.
The floors advanced design includes operating rooms, an interventional radiology suite and perioperative support space all on one floor. The floor includes a family-reception and waiting area, a 40-bed preoperative care unit and a 28-bed postanesthesia care unit (PACU). The heart of the floor occupies its northwest quadrant – a suite of 14 operating rooms (OR), including several designed for specialized uses:
- Two are equipped for robotic surgery using the daVinci® surgical system;
- Two are equipped to deliver radiation treatment intraoperatively (intraoperative radiation therapy), one of which can handle high-dose radiation;
- Two are equipped with intraoperative real time magnetic resonance imaging guidance, which can be updated mid-procedure without leaving the OR suite;
- Eight are general purpose cancer ORs;
- All ORs will have the ability to capture video from multiple cameras for live viewing as a procedure progresses or for later teaching or research needs;
- All ORs have LED-based state-of-the-art surgical lights, with integrated flat panel displays;
- Medical gases, power, video and network connections are delivered through ceiling-mounted booms that serve both the anesthesia and surgery locations, leaving the area around the OR table uncluttered with hoses, wires and ancillary equipment.
Also on the fourth floor, the interventional radiology suite has three rooms of digital imaging for minimally invasive cancer interventions. Plans are under way to use adjacent shell space to complement those with CT-and ultrasound-based “body” interventions.
Visit Frontiers online to view a simulation of the new ORs with their lights, equipment booms and flat panel displays.