A. Vassiliadis Pavilion for Advanced Surgery
Inside the 509,500-square-foot medical center is the
A. Vassiliadis Family Pavilion for Advanced Surgery
with 14 state-of-the-art operating rooms. Designed with
input from UC San Diego Center for the Future of
Surgery, the facility will allow surgeons to perform some
of the most complex surgical procedures available, from
intricate brain tumor surgery to spine reconstruction.
Four of these operating rooms will share a dedicated
MRI machine and C T scanner that can be brought right
to the operating table for real-time imaging of soft-tissue and bone before, during and after a procedure.
The imaging equipment will be fully integrated with
sophisticated surgical navigation and 3-D surgical
modeling systems, enabling the highest level of planning
and precision. In addition, an elaborate video system
will allow physicians-in-training to learn from the best
in their field.
“Thanks to Carol Vassiliadis’ generosity, Jacobs
Medical Center will be among the most technologically
advanced surgical facilities in the nation, and ensure
that the doctors of tomorrow are trained with the most
state-of-the-art technology and methods,” said
Dr. David Brenner, vice chancellor for Health Sciences
and dean of the School of Medicine.
The advanced surgical care area also includes three
Intensive Care Units with 36 private rooms and
decentralized nursing stations situated just outside
patient rooms to give patients and families privacy,
while ensuring that clinical staff is nearby.
“Jacobs Medical Center will help
support patients so that cancer,
as well as other diseases and
ailments, are things patients
can live through.”
— Carol Vassiliadis