ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Last week, Presbyterian Hospital opened a
state-of-the-art hybrid operating room (OR).
The hybrid OR brings together the best of endovascular and
open vascular surgery by providing a diagnostic and operative environment with
the most advanced imaging technology. The advanced imaging allows surgeons to perform
procedures in an OR setting that may have previously required these procedures
be performed in two different locations. This allows a more complete treatment
of vascular disease.
In addition to the advanced vascular treatment, the hybrid
OR provides a better environment for complex cardiac interventions, such as
lead extractions, in which more non-invasive procedures can be converted to
urgent open procedures if needed. This
improved process increases patient safety by eliminating the need for transfer
and saves valuable time.
The hybrid OR enables the highest levels of quality control
and houses the most modern surgical equipment to facilitate quick, informed
decision-marking amongst the care team. Cutting-edge X-rays allows the clinical
team to provide the highest quality care by allowing them to view the
structures and repairs inside the body in real-time.
About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the
communities we serve. Presbyterian was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is
the state’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian offers
eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical
group. Presbyterian is the second largest private employer in New Mexico with
more than 9,000 respected employees and growing.