Microsurgical Lab was created as a joint project between the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology and the Body Donation Program. It features eight workstations equipped with Zeiss dissecting microscopes with inclining binocular heads, bi-articulated arm, and video camera. The output of the video camera can be recorded on DVD for training or viewed by instructor on the overhead LED TV screen. There is also water and vacuum ported at each station and compressed air (120 psi) to drive a pneumatic drill. Alternatively, the workstation can be configured with an electric drill depending on your application.This facility is available for use on a year-round basis on a fee per use basis. It is recommended that any department or program wishing to use the facility meet with the event planner from the Body Donation Program, Ginger Wolf as early as possible to explore availability and support of specific training goals. Surgical instruments can be provided by facility at a nominal charge.
Anatomical Support of Surgical Skills
Excluding the blackout times when the anatomy course is running for first year students (late August to early November), there is a 1,000 square foot lab immediately adjacent to the Body Donation Program facilities in Richard Jones Hall (RJH 2351B and 2324) that is available for educational and research purposes that require cadaveric materials. A variety of formats have used this facility from vendor sponsored CME training courses, faculty and residency research projects to informal residency surgical skills. There are four surgical stations equipped with dissecting table, surgical lighting, Mayo table with standard surgical instruments. Several programs have developed an annual event for local and regional training like the Society for Neurological Surgery Bootcamp and ENT surgery specialty courses. We also welcome collaborative efforts with medical vendors who want to demonstrate new techniques and equipment in minimally invasive surgery for one example.
Similar to the Microsurgical Labs, this facility should be schedule through Ginger Wolf of the Body Donation Program. Ms. Wolf can also help in the planning and drafting of educational grants for surgical training using our facility. This audiovisual technology of this facility is constantly being upgraded and we invite you to take a tour before you start the planning for your next surgical training event.