The University of Kansas Medical Center is a 576-bed hospital with a 20-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit and a 28-bed OTO-HNS Ward. The patient accruement area includes all of Kansas and part of western Missouri. All patients are presented prospectively at the multidisciplinary weekly Head and Neck Oncology Tumor Board to obtain a consensus opinion on treatment. This is the busiest Tumor Board at the Medical Center, with more than 300 new head and neck cancer cases presented each year. A multidisciplinary Thyroid Tumor Board is held monthly to discuss new thyroid malignancy patients. Currently, three Da Vinci Si Robotic systems are available to surgeons at The University of Kansas Hospital Operating Room.
Jun 19, 2012