(Henderson, Nev.; April 17, 2012) – An advanced standard of care is now available in St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ new state-of-the-art hybrid operating suite. This hybrid operating suite – one of the first in Nevada – provides a state-of-the-art setting where a patient’s multiple health issues can be diagnosed and treated in one place and at one time.
The hybrid operating room is a universal operating room that easily adapts to endovascular, minimally invasive, open surgery and hybrid procedures. It’s a cath lab environment with its high-end X-ray system and trained interventional staff combined with the OR and its highly sterile environment, trained surgical staff, anesthesia and surgical instruments. St. Rose’s hybrid OR also features a high-tech, interactive audio/visual system that allows the cardiac team to call and consult with different specialists when needed.
“With the new hybrid OR, we are achieving a higher level of coordination in care for patients who require multiple procedures,” said Rod Davis, president and CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “This translates to greater comfort, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times for our patients.”
Today’s surgical environment is rapidly evolving as interventional treatments and surgeries often overlap. Interventions now treat increasingly complex diseases, while surgical procedures are becoming less invasive, so endovascular and open procedures are often being combined in “hybrid” procedures.
“The support of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals made this new $3 million Hybrid OR possible,” said Dr. Howard Broder, cardiologist. “Cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at St. Rose will now be able to use the newest technology and procedures to treat patients who would otherwise be too ill for lifesaving surgeries.”
This merging has created a need for operating rooms that can easily adapt to a variety of procedures, including endovascular, minimally invasive, open surgery and hybrid procedures. The new OR’s equipment quickly and easily adapts to the different setups required for diverse procedures and ultimately results in enhanced patient care, shorter recovery times and lower treatment costs.