Deaconess Midtown Hospital is home to Indiana’s first hybrid operating room.
A hybrid operating room integrates the functionality of a traditional operating room with the image-guided capabilities of an interventional suite.
The fusion of fixed imaging systems and conventional surgery practices allows the surgical team to transition from a minimally-invasive procedure to an open surgical procedure without ever moving the patient or changing rooms. The size of the operating room – 1,200 square feet; twice the size of a traditional surgical suite - greatly contributes to the flexibility of the space.
With this new technology, vascular treatment that used to take place over the course of several days or more, and in multiple operating rooms and diagnostic labs, can now be finished during one encounter in one location.
Benefits of using a hybrid operating room
- Less accumulated radiation exposure for patients and staff
- Shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery for patients
- Endovascular and open-surgical procedures for peripheral arterial disease
- Endovascular treatment of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms
- Carotid stent and surgical treatment for carotid arterial disease
- Endovascular stent graft placement with open surgical repair