Navigation Links
Children's National Medical Center Opens New Operating Rooms, Waiting Area

State-of-the-art ORs offer latest technology for minimally invasive surgery

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 12, 2009 -- Children's National Medical Center opened two new operating rooms today, increasing the hospital's capacity to provide surgical services to children. Along with the ORs, Children's also opened an expanded waiting area for families whose children are having surgery.

The new Ors are 750 square feet each and bring the total number of operating rooms to 13. Each OR is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including flat panel screens displaying clear views of radiology imaging and real-time images of the field of operation.

The new waiting area features expanded capacity, a quiet room for reading or meditation, and an educational kiosk with internet access. Members of the family-centered care committee were involved in making decisions about the waiting area.

"The additional operating rooms are a real win for both our surgical staff and our patients," said Kurt Newman, MD, surgeon in chief at Children's National. "The large rooms provide the latest technology and sharpest imaging for our surgeons, while parents can wait in a comfortable environment surrounded by our surgical support team."

One OR is designed specifically for orthopaedic surgery focusing on complex spine repair. It includes an O-Arm that provides real time, 3-D images. Children's National Orthopaedic Surgery team, led by Laurel Blakemore, MD, is one of the largest in the region, with a team of pediatric surgeons specializing in complex spine issues.

The other OR will be used by general surgery and uses the Condor System™, which optimizes the quality of images used in laparoscopic surgery. The ORs are equipped to display images of the surgical field alongside real-time and static medical imaging, such as CT scans, providing precise and clear views. The new ORs include the ability to broadcast the procedure to a nearby education room, further enhancing Children's ability to train future generations of pediatric specialists.

The General and Thoracic Surgery team at Children's, led by Anthony Sandler, MD, estimates that more than 40 percent of procedures can now be done laparoscopically, including appendectomies and lung resections. Minimally invasive surgery is easier on patients because it results in a speedier recovery.

Children's surgical specialists are supported by a large team of fellowship-trained pediatric anesthesiologists. As the only freestanding children's hospital in the region, Children's National is the only hospital that can guarantee anesthesia administered by a fellowship-trained pediatric anesthesiologist around the clock. Children's National performs more than 14,000 operations annually at Children's Hospital and the Ambulatory Surgery Center in Montgomery County.

The new ORs are the first in a series of additions and renovations to the surgical services, which includes constructing additional ORs and renovating existing ORs.

Contact: Emily Dammeyer or Jennifer Leischer, Public Relations, 202-476-4500.Tours of the new ORs are available.

Children's National Medical Center, located in Washington, DC, is a proven leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Children's has been serving the nation's children for more than 135 years. Children's National is proudly ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit

# # #

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Mt. Sinai's Children's Trauma Institute Treatment and Service Adaptation Center Receives Video Conferencing Donation From IVCi
2. - New Site for Parents Seeking Answers to Children's Health Questions
3. Children's National Experts Presenting at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference
4. Children's National Dedicates New Research Facility
5. Telemedicine Becoming More Relevant to Children's Health Within School Systems.
6. La Rabida Children's Hospital to Host Three-Day Course on Gait Treatment Options for Children with Cerebral Palsy
7. Telebriefing: National Children's Study Recruitment Begins
8. National Children's Study Begins Recruiting Volunteers
9. La Rabida Children's Hospital's 13th Annual Symposium to Discuss Outcomes of Premature Birth
10. Pocket Reference Journals Releases Latest Edition of "All About Me" Leading Children's Immunization Journal for New Moms
11. Free Dental Screenings Every Tuesday in February To Celebrate Children's Dental Health Month
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Children's National Medical Center Opens New Operating Rooms, Waiting Area
(Date:6/26/2016)... Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 ... ... respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need ... but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over ... Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department ... in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at ... Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort ... holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain ... Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with ... Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic ... Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" report ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to ... of 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that ... PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for ... clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in the ... risk assessment and management. PCT is a ... in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ANGELES , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused ... therapeutics, today announced that patient enrollment in its ... in Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient ... enrollment in the third quarter of 2016, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: