What do you get when you combine a surgical operating room with a fully equipped Cath Lab? The state-of-the art Hybrid Operating Room (OR) at St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana. This advanced surgical theater combines technologies from both Skytron and Siemens. The LED surgical lights, the medical gas booms, the equipment carrier booms, and the surgical monitors all came from Skytron. The Zeego imaging system and the imaging table are technologies provided by Siemens Healthcare.
Instead of treating valvular disease either with open-heart surgery, or staging procedures several weeks apart, they can now be accomplished at the same time. And this means lower risk and shorter recovery times for patients requiring bypass surgery.
The Hybrid OR is also ideal for endograft and peripheral vascular procedures among others. But most important, the Hybrid OR provides an ideal setting for St.Vincent Heart Center cardiologists and surgeons to work side-by-side — collaborating for the best outcomes for patients.
Video Tour & Overview of the NEW Hybrid Operating Room
The recent addition of a hybrid operating room has expanded St. Vincent's open heart surgery capabilities. This advanced operating suite allows interventional cardiologists to perform percutaneous coronary interventions in conjunction with surgeons performing open heart procedures.