To meet the growth in the number of patients seeking surgery, today Cooper University Health Care opened eight new operating rooms including a special suite for vascular procedures, increasing its total number of operating rooms system-wide to 38.
As a leading academic, tertiary care health system with the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, demand for services at Cooper have grown over the past six years, particularly in the area of surgical services. In addition to its hospital-based surgical suites at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, Cooper operates an outpatient surgical center in Voorhees, NJ. The number of surgeries at Cooper system-wide has grown from 14,737 procedures in 2011 to 21,890 in 2017, an increase of 49 percent.
“We are grateful that growing numbers of patients continue to trust in Cooper University Health Care,” said Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, co-president of Cooper University Health Care. “The new state-of-the-art operating rooms will allow us to accommodate more patients and more procedures and continue to provide the safe, high-quality surgical care that our patients have come to expect.”
“We are seeing an increase in all types of surgery at Cooper,” said Jeffrey P. Carpenter, MD, chief of the Department of Surgery at Cooper. “The new operating rooms coupled with expertise of our entire surgical team will allow us to provide patients the most advanced and highest quality surgical procedures in the region.”
Committed to excellence in education, research, innovation, and leadership, the Surgical Services Institute at Cooper offers patients advanced surgical options in a world-class facility performed by the region’s top surgeons. Surgical specialties offered include bariatric (weight loss), hand reconstruction, otolaryngology (ears, nose, throat), vascular, thoracic, plastic and reconstructive, oral maxillofacial, urology, general surgery, pain management, and adult and pediatric trauma surgery.
Wendy A. Marano
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