Center for Future of Surgery Opens at UC San Diego School of Medicine
Largest Surgical Training Site in U.S. Advances Safety and Innovation in OR
Every year, millions of patients undergo lifesaving surgeries. The outcome of each procedure is driven by dynamic factors such as the patient’s health, drugs and instruments used, team communication, and the wisdom of the surgeon’s hand. To advance safety and innovation in today’s operating rooms, the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego has unveiled the Center for the Future of Surgery (CFoS) ─ the largest state-of-the art facility in the nation dedicated to catalyzing novel surgical technologies, techniques and teaching methods.
“The Center for the Future of Surgery is developing revolutionary surgical techniques that will change the way surgery is performed in the next decade,” said Santiago Horgan, MD, professor of surgery and CFoS director. “Teaching these techniques is core to our mission along with developing the tools needed to perform next-generation procedures. As a global training center, our ultimate goal is to develop safe methods that will result in better outcomes, less pain and faster recoveries for every patient.”