The only environment of its kind in Connecticut, combines two surgical procedures into one (Hartford, Conn.) – Hartford Hospital has unveiled a new operating room – known as the Hybrid Operating Room – that will significantly transform patient care. The hybrid operating room allows physicians to diagnose and treat patients in one setting, resulting in safer, more precise and more efficient patient care. The hybrid operating room is the second of its kind in New England and the only one in Connecticut.
In traditional environments, patients with suspected blocked or enlarged arteries undergo several procedures to diagnose and treat their conditions, requiring frequent trips to the hospital over time. The hybrid operating room means physicians can instantly identify vascular issues, analyze 3D images and immediately treat patients in one spot – without ever leaving the operating room. The hybrid operating room will radically change how the hospital diagnoses and treat patients with complex vascular problems. The advanced technology provides detailed images, helping physicians diagnose and instantly treat patients with minimally-invasive procedures. The hybrid operating room is also equipped for emergency situations, enabling open surgery to take place if necessary.
The hybrid operating room includes the new Siemens Artis Zeego, a system derived from robotic technology that allows physicians to capture images in traditionally challenging areas. It provides sharply detailed images for interventional procedures and offers 3D imaging to help clinical decision-making. This advanced surgical suite also combines ceiling mounted equipment from SKYTRON. This equipment is not typically found in a standard Cath Lab, but would be in an operating room. The LED Surgical Lights, ceiling mounted HD Surgical Monitors, and ceiling supply booms for medical gas and data outlets all work in concert with the Zeego imaging system to make this complex 'hybrid' surgical environment.
The hybrid operating room will be used for elective and emergency vascular procedures, most of which can be performed using minimally-invasive techniques. These techniques reduce the risks of the surgery, and result in a shorter hospital stay and shorter recovery period.
The hybrid operating room is a reality at Hartford Hospital because of the contributions of many generous departments and individuals.
The hybrid operating room, the first of its kind in Connecticut, is unveiled at Hartford Hospital. It allows physicians to combine two surgical procedures into one, resulting in safer, more precise and more efficient patient care.