Medical Research Laboratory

The Methodist Research Institute's medical research laboratory is designed and staffed to provide services to support research, development, education and investigation. These facilities are used by physicians, nursing staff and allied health personnel, as well as external organizations. The laboratory offers physicians the opportunity to become familiar with state-of-the-art equipment, review surgical techniques, and obtain microsurgical training. Large corporations utilize the facility for surgical product evaluation.

The medical research laboratory's main facility, combined with the Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) Lab situated in the Noyes Pavilion and the Robotic Training Facility in the "A" Building, encompasses 11,801-square-feet. The major portion of research conducted at Methodist Research Institute includes urology/renal, cardiovascular, and cancer. The types of teaching programs include intubation training, surgical education, and robotic assisted surgery. External corporations use the facility to test new surgical instruments and devices as well as technique training of physicians using their products.

The laboratory contains the following:

  • Four fully equipped surgical suites (two large animal, two dedicated rodent)
  • Laparoscopy towers
  • Cardiac monitors
  • DaVinci robotic training center
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Microsurgery/neurosurgery microscopes
  • Post-op recovery unit

To request cadaveric materials, please complete the Cadaver Request Form and return to Amanda Kent.

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