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Perioperative Services

Community Campus Locations

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Operating Room

The operating room at the Community Campus is comprised of 10 theatres performing surgical procedures including general surgery, ENT, orthopedics, GU and GYN. Specialty services provided include our Center of Excellence Bariatric (weight loss) surgeries and robotic surgeries for gynecological, genitourinary, orthopedic as well as general surgery procedures. We are also a designated and accredited Hip and knee replacement center.

Post Anesthesia Care Unit

This is a 10 bed unit specializing in the acute recovery of patients undergoing general or regional anesthesia after surgical procedures. All RN staff maintain ACLS and PALS certification and has successfully achieved Basic Coronary Care (BCC) certification. This department is a critical care environment, providing nursing care in collaboration with the surgical and anesthesia teams. The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) also provides nursing support to Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), blood patches, nerve blocks, and cardioversion.

Pre-Admission Testing Center

Located in the Diagnostic Center on our Community Campus, this department streamlines a patient's admission process prior to elective surgery. Here the patient is interviewed by a registered nurse who reviews their health history, medications, and completes all necessary paperwork, as well as beginning to develop an individualized nursing plan of care. The center will facilitate EKGs, chest x-ray, lab testing, and other diagnostic tests when ordered by the physician, along with pre-operative teaching.

Surgery Center

This 18 room pre-surgical unit admits and prepares surgical patients and their families for surgical procedures that require anesthesia, including same day surgery, (outpatient) one day surgery, and inpatient admission surgery.

Outpatient one-day surgery patients are recovered in the PACU and discharged home from the Surgery Center. We also offer a 4 bed outpatient infusion service (OPIS) in which some chemotherapies and blood products are transfused, and a mini surgery suite that supports outpatient minor surgical procedures.

https://www.upstate.edu/community/services/surgery/index.php

Downtown Campus Locations

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3N Pediatric Operating Room

The Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital is proud to have this child-only surgical center. The Center for Children's Surgery at Upstate University Hospital is located on the 3rd floor of Upstate University Hospital. The Center reflects the high degree of specialization in pediatric surgery at Upstate and is staffed by specially trained Nurses, Surgical Technicians, Child Life Specialists and Physicians who are dedicated to the care of children.

The Olivia Louise Pietrafesa Center for Children's Surgery offers surgical services for children from birth to 18 years and is designed to be child—and family—friendly. We perform approximately 4,900 operative procedures a year in five state-of-the-art Operating Rooms and one OR/Procedural Room.

https://www.upstate.edu/gch/services/ccs/

3N Pediatric Pre/Post

The Center for Children's Surgery has a 15-bed pre/post procedural care unit with seven acute recovery room slots. The pre/post care area individualizes each patient's care experience. Parents are encouraged to play a constant and active role in their child's experience at Upstate University Hospital. The PACU staff work in a critical care environment in collaboration with the Surgical and Anesthesia faculty and residents, caring for patients through the critical recovery period after anesthesia. The PACU focuses on carefully monitoring the patient’s airway and breathing in the immediate postoperative period. The PACU also focuses on initiating postoperative pain management during this timeframe.

5E Adult Operating Room

The Downtown Campus  Operating Room Suite features a team model approach to deliver quality patient care. Services represented include Orthopedic, Neurosurgery, ENT, Cardiopulmonary, GU, GYN, General Surgery, Vascular, Thoracic Transplant, and Burns. Team members work with leading-edge technology including stereotactic radiosurgery, laparoscopy, Deep brain stimulator placement, Brain Lab Imaging with Intra-op MRI and robotics.

The Operating Room supports the hospital's Level-One Trauma Center designation by providing expert patient care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It serves as the only surgical site in the CNY area for pediatric open-heart procedures, kidney transplant surgery, trauma and severe burn treatment.

Pre-Admission Testing

Pre-Admission Testing is located in Suite H at 550 Harrison St. The unit has 8 exam rooms. On a monthly basis, the department supports over 1100 cases that are done with anesthesia services in our 5E Adult OR, 3N Children’s Surgery Center, Outpatient Surgery Center, Interventional Radiology, MRI, Endoscopy Suite, Cancer Center, and Heart and Vascular Center, preparing neonates to geriatric patients for procedures.

Pre-Surgical Holding/Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Pre-Surgical Holding Area:
An 8-room pre-op unit admits and prepares all surgical patients and their families for surgical and/or procedures that require anesthesia.

Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU):
A 16-bed unit that is specialized in the recovery of patients undergoing general or regional anesthesia for both surgical and non-surgical procedures. The PACU staff work in a critical care environment in collaboration with the Surgical and Anesthesia faculty and residents, caring for patients through the critical recovery period after anesthesia. The PACU focuses on carefully monitoring the patient’s airway and breathing in the immediate postoperative period. The PACU also focuses on initiating postoperative pain management during this timeframe.

The Upstate Nursing Professional Practice Model establishes the shared values within the department of nursing of professionalism, collaboration, education, resources, holistic care and goal to provide patient and family centered care to achieve optimum outcomes. Patient and family centered care is our care delivery model in which patients receive individualized care to meet their needs with the patient and family as the key priority of all we do.

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