Mercy Hospital of Buffalo continues to forge into the future of healthcare by becoming the first hospital in the Buffalo, New York region to introduce a “hybrid” operating room (OR) featuring the Siemens Artis Zee biplane imaging system and Skytron's LED Surgical Lights. These new technologies expand the hospital’s diagnostic and treatment capabilities for Vascular and Neurovascular conditions, including stroke, aneurysms and peripheral vascular disease. The biplane imaging system provides physicians with high-definition images of blood vessels and soft tissue, such as brain tissue, enabling them to obtain live, 3-D views of the patient’s anatomy from any direction. The LED technology in the overhead surgical lights provide much improved visuals for the surgeons and anesthesiologists.
If necessary, the hybrid OR allows the clinical team to shift from a diagnostic or interventional procedure to open surgery almost immediately, saving valuable time and eliminating the need to transfer the patient to another operating room.
The biplane imaging system features two advanced x-ray detectors that provide high-resolution images without distortion common with conventional x-ray techniques. This enables physicians to visualize interventional devices, such as guide wires, in precise detail from almost every angle.
Allows for Faster, More Comfortable Recoveries
This state-of-the-art hybrid surgical technology expands minimally invasive treatment options and helps patients achieve faster recoveries without the discomfort associated with traditional surgery.
Treatment of Aneurysms
The imaging equipment provides high resolution images that help guide placement of tiny catheters into the aneurysm. The high definition image quality enables safe filling of the aneurysm without opening the skull. In addition, 3D high definition of the blood vessels in the brain guide all minimally invasive blood vessel repairs.
Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease
Biplane imaging improves treatment for peripheral artery disease (PAD) by reconstructing the artery so the blockage is clearly visible.
Saves Time While Increasing Comfort and Convenience
The software found in the biplane imaging system creates detailed images of soft tissue similar to those generated by computed tomography (CT). Subsequently, this tool can save critical time by providing highly detailed anatomical images directly in the hybrid OR, reducing the need to move a patient for a diagnostic imaging study prior to the interventional procedure. Valuable time is also saved by eliminating the need to transfer the patient to an OR if open surgery is needed.
The well planned room design provides the ability to convert the interventional room to an operating room in a matter of minutes. The comfort, convenience and time savings by not having to transfer patients to different rooms for a diagnostic procedure or open surgery elevates the care that Mercy Hospital of Buffalo can offer.