Perioperative and Procedural Services
Operating Room and Pre/Post
A nationally verified Level I Trauma Center, the hospital provides emergency surgical services around the clock. In addition, our surgical teams perform many advanced and highly complex procedures that draw patients from the Kansas City area, the state of Kansas, as well as from across the country. The hospital attracts international attention as a frequent trial site for surgical procedures that use robotics, computer-enhanced imaging, video, fiber optics and other advanced technologies to increase precision and minimize incision size. Coordination of staff, supplies and equipment to care for surgical patients during and after surgery demands teamwork, critical thinking and attention to detail
Bell Hospital Pre/Post
Preoperative and postoperative (peri-anesthesia) nurses collaborate with surgeons, anesthesiologists and OR nurses to ensure patients are ready for surgery. With 57 bays, services include orthopedics, ophthalmology, urology, transplant, general, plastics, breast, GYN, pediatrics, pulmonary and bariatric.
Bell Hospital Operating Room
Our OR is a Trauma I Center with 27 operating rooms. We typically see about 80 patients per day from the region, many of whom have complex illnesses or injuries. Among our specialties are trauma, critical care, transplant, plastics, orthopedics, gynecology, urology, burn, pulmonary, vascular, robotics, ophthalmology, bariatrics and general surgery.
CV OR – Pre/Post
This is a fast-paced, 6-bed unit that specializes in the prep and recovery of patients having procedures in the CV OR. With a 2:1 patient to RN ratio, this unit preps and recovers multiple patients per day, in addition to inpatient add-ons.
CV OR (Cardiovascular Operating Room)
Ours is the first hospital in the nation to achieve Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification awarded by The Joint Commission. The certification criteria include outstanding patient outcomes and a patient-first philosophy where all specialties work together for the patients’ benefit.
The CV OR has 6 operating rooms. Its hybrid room serves as an advanced imaging suite and an operating room, allowing the latest, most technologically advanced procedures that require multiple doctors from different specialties. In this suite, we can perform high-risk operations without having to move patients to another area. Surgical procedures include coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), heart valve replacement and repair, heart transplant, VAD insertion, lung resection or removal, robot-assisted cardiac and thoracic procedures, esophageal and tracheal procedures, aortic aneurysm repair, carotid endarterectomy, combined cases with Cath Lab, EP Lab and Interventional Radiology, and minimally invasive valve replacement. Since 2007, U.S. News & World Report has ranked our cardiology and heart surgery services among the nation’s top 50.
Cambridge Tower A Pre/Post
Preoperative and postoperative (post-anesthesia) nurses collaborate with surgeons, anesthesiologists and OR nurses to ensure patients are ready for surgery. This unit specializes in the preoperative preparation and post-anesthesia recovery of neurology, ENT and surgical oncology patients, including outpatient, inpatient and ICU-level cases. With 27 bays, our patient census is typically 20 to 30 cases per day.
Cambridge Tower A Operating Room
The most critically ill patients in the nation come to our hospital in Cambridge Tower A, which is home to surgical oncology, neurology, neurosurgery and ENT services. Here, there are 11 operating rooms, plus an intraoperative MRI (iMRI) surgical suite. Procedures include craniotomies for tumor resections, aneurysm clippings, spinal fusions, endoscopic sinus surgery, neck dissection and reconstruction, robotic procedures for surgical oncology and ENT, diagnostic procedures and many more.
Ambulatory Surgery Centers
At our ambulatory surgery centers at KU Med West and Indian Creek Campus, we provide same-day outpatient surgical care in friendly, comfortable surroundings for our patients. The centers have surgical suites and private pre-operative rooms where family can stay with patients before their procedures.