Surgery Program Innovative and Safer Surgery

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With its advanced equipment and technologies, as well as a top-ranked surgical team, the new Center for Surgical Care at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) offers patients surgical options that minimize risks, discomfort, and recovery time, while maximizing the opportunity for an excellent clinical outcome.

In addition to eight fully equipped, state-of-the-art operating rooms, the Center houses one of the most important innovations in the field of minimally invasive surgery—the hybrid operating room. The hybrid operating room combines sophisticated imaging technology with the sterility and capability of a conventional operating room. This integration allows physicians to perform diagnostic tests as well as the necessary surgical treatments all in one place and during a single surgical procedure.

Additionally, the new Center is equipped with the da Vinci Surgical© System, which enables the minimally invasive approach to complex surgeries. Surgeons at UMCPP are using this robotic system to perform a growing number of gynecological, urological, rectal, colon, and thoracic procedures.

“Our commitment to provide state of the art surgical care is proven by achieving state wide recognition for being in the top 10% of all New Jersey hospitals for following known guidelines in the prevention of surgical site infection,” said Dr. John Heim, MD, Chairman of the Department of Surgery. “By strict adherence to providing all care known to prevent infection in a facility specially designed to maximize sterility, surgical patients at the UMCPP Center for Surgical Care receive the most up to date therapies known to reduce the rate of complications and infections.

The Stephen and Roxanne Distler Center for Ambulatory Surgery, located in the Medical Arts Pavilion adjoining the hospital, provides same-day surgical care for patients who can recuperate safely and comfortably at home. The Center, supported by a $2 million gift from Stephen and Roxanne Distler, features four state-of-the-art operating rooms, a minor procedures room, and three endoscopy rooms.

“Health care is evolving so rapidly, with more and more problems being solved on an outpatient basis,” said Stephen Distler, Chairman Emeritus of the Design for Healing campaign. “The Center for Ambulatory Surgery is a very important part of our healthcare delivery system.”

Partial List of Available 
Naming Opportunities

The Center for Surgical Care $ 10,000,000
Operating Suite $ 1,000,000
Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) $ 500,000
Nurses Station $ 100,000
Patient Room on the Surgical Care Unit $ 25,000
Surgical Staff Locker Room $ 15,000
Scrub Alcove $ 2,500

Article as seen in Foundation News Winter 2012.