Albany Medical Center | Endovascular and Operative Suite
Project Size: 655-sf
Project Location: Albany Medical Center, Albany New York
Project Team: Albany Medical Center, Albany New York
Completion Date: 2009
Construction Cost: $1.9 Million
Owner Contact: Briggs Montero, Vice President of Facilities
Design a new endovascular operating suite, a first in the region, to accommodate a variety of complex new surgical procedures.
It was a challenge to renovate and convert a 465-sf operating room into the new vascular operating room. The limited space required close coordination with the user group and various equipment manufacturers to accommodate all surgical equipment. Electronic control equipment was moved into a new equipment closet built in the corridor immediately outside the OR and imaging control equipment and monitors were moved into an adjacent supply room converted into the new control room. Because of the capability to do both endovascular and standard operations, the ceiling was packed with equipment, including two surgical lights, a monitor rail with two sets of six-unit monitors, injector head, radiation shields, and a ceiling-hung angiography unit. The suite is outfitted with digital fluoroscopic imaging equipment that allows for three-dimensional photos of blood vessels and arteries, enabling surgeons to perform complex hybrid endovascular and open surgical procedures simultaneously. The new OR itself include new finishes, premanufactured recessed cabinets and a custom designed nurses’ workstation that provides a chart work area, phone, wall-hung PC support with folding articulated keyboard/monitor to allow staff to input information while still facing the patient.