Southside Hospital in Bay Shore recently opened a new $7 million hybrid operating room that will handle the most complex cases, adding to the hospital's growing roster of cardiac services.
This Hybrid Operating Room incorporates the Siemens Zeego floor-mounted Angiography system with ceiling mounted equipment booms and surgical lights from SKYTRON.
This advanced surgical theater also combines a series of cameras that allows for teleconferencing so that a specialist can see whats happening and assist from anywhere in the world. The camera and video integration system is the Hybrid-II OR Integration system by SKYTRON.
The Zeego by Siemens system provides real-time three-dimensional imaging -- the equivalent of an instantaneous computed tomography (CT) scan, which aids physicians in their diagnoses and treatment of cardiac, vascular and thoracic disease.
Southside has further enhanced its cardiac capabilities with the opening of this state-of-the-art hybrid operating room (OR). The hybrid OR allows complex cases, which may require a combination of procedures from multiple specialists, to be completed in a single operating room.
The hybrid OR consists of a full complement of equipment that equals or exceeds a cardiac catheterization lab and general operating room combined. The hybrid name reflects the ability to use the room as an interventional suite, operating room, or both. Any conceivable procedure can be performed here which is a benefit to both physician and patient. The ability to integrate the services of cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, complex endovascular trauma and interventional cardiology will provide unique opportunities for multiple physicians to collaborate in the care of our patients.
Percutaneous aortic valve replacement - one of the procedures commonly performed in hybrid ORs - is an example of how the model works. If needed, the room can immediately shift into a fully equipped cardiac operating room so cardiac surgery can be performed. The patient does not need to be moved to a separate operating room and any issues can be addressed immediately. For physicians, the hybrid OR is the latest advanced technology which allows for improved imaging, greater clinical options and better quality care for complex cases.