IKM Inc

West Penn Hospital Minimally Invasive Surgery Suite


Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Completion: 2003
Project Area: 4,500 ft2
Services: Architecture, Planning


This project involved the renovation of existing operating rooms to support minimally invasive surgical procedures and equipment. The space was designed to facilitate the use of the latest, high-tech robotic surgery methods.

Two anesthesia booms and two equipment booms were installed in order to facilitate removing all equipment from the surgical floor. This design solution provides a better system to organize surgical supplies and equipment, more flexibility in utilizing the operating room space, improved infection control, and greater ease in moving the surgical patient in and out of the operating room.