Van Elslander Surgical Innovation Center attracts surgeons worldwide

Thanks to longtime supporter Art Van Elslander, and the collaborative vision of our physicians, the Van Elslander Surgical Innovation Center (VESIC) at Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi Campus, is a reality. The VESIC is the capstone of Mr. Van Elslander’s multi-year leadership gift for the Neuroscience Center of Excellence.

The $3.5 million training facility is unique to other centers in that it originated out of the neurosciences, in collaboration with many physicians including neurotology surgeons Dennis Bojrab, MD, and Michael LaRouere, MD. It is, however, designed to accommodate multiple medical and surgical specialties, and it is attracting surgeons from throughout the U.S. and globally. The VESIC serves as a collaborative venue with the medical industry for device, implant and procedural innovations.

The 9,000-square-foot center features a 14-station, proctored bio-skills training lab and a 50-seat auditorium for traditional lecture training. VESIC’s auditorium and labs will also feature technology to link the center with operating rooms for conversations with surgeons performing live procedures. 

The center is one of the first comprehensive training centers of its kind in Michigan and one of only a few nationally with neurosciences as the initial focus. VESIC’s curriculum and programs are managed by Platinum Training, which specializes in marketing and facilitating bio-skills training facilities throughout the country.

Several physicians have been inspired to support the Neuroscience Center of Excellence including Dr. Teck-Mun Soo and his partners of Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons and Drs. Bojrab and LaRouere and their partner Dr. Seilesh Babu of the Michigan Ear Institute.

If you would like to make a gift to support the VESIC, please go to: Ways To Give, or call 313-343-7480.