Every effort has been has been made to create the ideal patient experience in the UW Medical Center Surgery Pavilion - from convenient parking to one-stop patient registration inside, Internet access in spacious, light-filled lobbies and operating rooms and clinics featuring the most advanced technology available.
The Surgery Pavilion is primarily designed for outpatient surgery and for surgery that requires the specialized technical equipment installed in the video-endoscopic rooms. Physicians use minimally invasive, endoscopic approaches for orthopaedics and sports medicine, otolaryngology, oral surgery, ophthalmology, neurosurgery, general surgery, urology and gynecology.
The pavilion is located on the hospital’s east side, at Montlake Boulevard Northeast and Northeast Pacific Street. It is linked to UW Medical Center by a two-level, glass-enclosed footbridge. The entrance is off Pacific Street. The surgery waiting area looks south to the Montlake Cut, between Lake Washington and Lake Union.
The pavilion’s first floor includes the Urology and Urogynecology Clinics and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Prostate Center. The second floor includes surgery check-in, 11 operating rooms and pre- and post-operative holding and observation areas. The third floor houses the Digestive Disease Center and Neurological Surgery Clinic, and the Surgical Specialties Center: General Surgery, Bariatric, Esophageal and Gastric, Liver Tumor, Melanoma, Plastic and Reconstructive, Thoracic, Vascular and Surgical Oncology clinics.
Surgeons use voice commands to control equipment, and the operating suites’ size allows surgeons to review radiology images and medical records while they work.
“With the Surgery Pavilion, our goal was to establish a new standard for surgical care and training in the Northwest,” said Dr. Mika Sinanan, UW professor of surgery. “In designing the building and its clinical operations, we have sought to foster operational efficiency and create an ideal environment for our patients, physicians, students and staff.”