The Surgical Services Unit (SSU) provides comprehensive surgical support for Oregon National Primate Research Center research programs and clinical medicine needs.
SSU responsibilities include pre-operative patient assessment and preparation, multimodal analgesia administration, anesthesia delivery, vital signs monitoring, performing precise surgical procedures, patient anesthetic recovery, and complete post-operative care. The SSU makes special efforts to conduct procedures using the least invasive means possible. To accomplish this, we utilize state-of-the-art endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. SSU staff members are professionally trained and certified, and share the Division of Comparative Medicine's common goal of promoting the optimum health and well-being of all research animals at the Center.