- About the Project
- Our Facilities
Opening February 1, 2015
The operating rooms at our UCSF Cancer Hospital at Mission Bay have been designed for optimal efficiency, flexibility, efficacy and convenience. In short, they have been designed for success in surgery. From infection control to ceiling-mounted equipment booms to the latest in OR technology, our operating rooms perform at the very highest level.
Our integrated interventional platform merges surgical and imaging modalities for new advances in cancer treatments. State-of-the-art surgical suites featuring OR integration, robotics, intra-operative imaging, low temperature treatments and the adoption of emerging technology will keep our cancer hospital on the leading edge of modern health care.
Like all our rooms in the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, our operating rooms are designed for healing. Smooth surfaces for easy cleaning, coved flooring and minimal ledges offer the highest possible levels of infection control, while rubber flooring allows for reduced maintenance and increased staff comfort and sound attenuation.
Ceiling-mounted equipment booms will keep surgical equipment off the floor for ease of access and infection control. These ceiling-mounted structures will include an anesthesia boom that provides power, data and medical gas to the anesthesia machine. In each operating room, there will also be an adjustable height ceiling-mounted work surface providing flexible case documentation options.
Touch screen flat panel displays are an important part of our overall OR integration system. These screens provide connectivity within the operating room, between other operating rooms at Mission Bay, across campuses, or even the world. Other large screens, on both sides of the OR, offer staff an easy and accessible way to view pertinent information before, during and after surgery.
In our cancer hospital, we will integrate LED lights with shadow elimination technology into our operating rooms. These lights reduce traditional heat dissipation created by infrared emissions. By using infrared-free LED lights, we provide surgeons with a more comfortable, productive working environment while improving patient safety.