Memorial Sloan Kettering sets a new standard for outpatient cancer surgery with the opening of the Josie Robertson Surgery Center (JRSC), the first-of-its-kind freestanding facility on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
MSK surgeons perform more than 20,000 operations each year — more than half of those as outpatient procedures. The opening of the JRSC will enable MSK to see even more patients more efficiently. At full capacity, the JRSC will be able to perform 60 surgeries a day, of which 25 to 30 percent will include an overnight stay.
- 12 operating rooms in total spanning three floors, including four rooms with the latest surgical robotic systems
- 18 pre-op/outpatient post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) beds
- 28 private rooms for postoperative short stay with bathrooms and space for caregivers
Technologically Sophisticated Surgical Care
The operating rooms and care areas have been specifically designed for specialty procedures, which include surgery for breast cancer and reconstruction as well as head and neck, gynecologic, and urologic cancers.
Some of the most common procedures performed at JRSC will include:
- Breast reconstruction
- Plastic & reconstructive surgery
The state-of-the-art facility also includes 28 private rooms for postoperative recovery, all with private bathrooms and most with sleeper sofas or recliners to accommodate family members and caregivers.
Patients who are treated at the JRSC will recover in an environment specially designed for those who need to stay for only a short time and who do not require inpatient hospitalization. This will result in greater patient convenience and satisfaction, as well as reduced costs through more-efficient delivery of care.
A Comfortable, Calming Patient Experience
The JRSC is designed to keep our patients and their families as relaxed and comfortable as possible, with uniquely planned spaces that provide much-needed respite and support. Our waiting area includes a café, beautiful artwork, abundant natural light, and sweeping views of the East River.
- valet parking
- food, rest, and entertainment spaces designed for caregivers while they wait for patients in surgery
- a real-time location system that enables patients and caregivers to move freely around the JRSC rather than remain tethered to waiting rooms
- in-room video conferencing that allows patients to connect securely with their doctors and caregivers during their recovery