Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellow Facilities
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, sees patients in five of the hospitals of the Texas Medical Center, but the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Service primarily staffs two large hospitals in the Texas Medical Center. St Luke's Episcopal Hospital is the primary adult teaching hospital of Baylor College of Medicine. It is our private obstetrical hospital which, through its affiliation with Texas Childrens Hospital, attracts a large patient volume of routine and high-risk obstetrics. It also has a large gynecology service with 1,600 admissions per year and is the facility where the fellows scrub on adult gynecology cases.
Ben Taub Hospital is the Texas Medical Center's public hospital and is a landmark county public facility with approximately 5,700 deliveries and 400 gynecologic admissions 2010. The minimally invasive fellow works with residents and students as a junior attending.
- Outpatient Clinic
The gynecology outpatient clinic is situated on the 3rd floor of the Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women. This facility opened in 2011 and represents the latest design in outpatient care. All medical records are electronic allowing web access from any location for improved patient care and the clinic is fully equipped with specialized hysteroscopic equipment, ultrasound, and endometrial ablation equipment as well as the nursing and ancillary staff to accommodate the volume and variety of patients seen.
- Surgical Facilities
St. Luke’s Hospital has eight operating rooms dedicated to gynecology. One is equipped for live telesurgery transmission. Two rooms are used for robotic surgery. The main operating suite (building 25 on the map) houses 25 state-of-the-art operating rooms that are functional 24 hours a day. In addition, the John M. O’Quinn Tower at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital houses another ambulatory operating suite with 12 ORs. Both allow our service the flexibility to operate on patients whenever necessary.
- Minimally Invasive Surgery Lab
There is a fully equipped simulation lab at St. Luke’s Hospital that is shared with the Department of Surgery. Fellows can access the lab 24/7 and utilize the trainers and video equipment and library.
The fellow has office space with computer equipment, word processing, full online access, and desks for work and study. This facility is located on the 10h floor of the Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women.