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Robotic Operating Rooms

  • Jeffrey Berman
  • Emile Dajer
  • Yuman Fong
Chapter

Abstract

Operating rooms (ORs) have been developed to provide a sterile environment in which to perform invasive procedures on patients. ORs are contained in suites that provide sterile support instruments and supplies necessary to perform the sterile procedures in a restricted environment, limiting access by the public and others not trained in or involved with the procedures. Over the years, many new technologies to assist or augment surgeons have been added to ORs. The recent popularity and ubiquitous presence of robots in this environment raises complex design and planning issues worthy of consideration

Keywords

FGI guidelines Building codes 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jeffrey Berman ArchitectNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryCity of Hope National Medical CenterDuarteUSA

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