Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center is Edison has opened a new hybrid operating room, a state-of-the-art facility that combines advanced imaging and surgical technologies in one place. Benefits of the hybrid operating room allows for traditional open surgical procedures to be performed with a minimally invasive approach.
“Hackensack Meridian Health is ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation and transforming health care,” said Robert Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. “JFK University Medical Center is pushing the boundaries of medicine to create real change in patients’ lives by creating a Hybrid operating room suite to provide exceptional care and a great patient experience.’’
“The new hybrid operating room is a major breakthrough for our surgeons and our patients who need surgical intervention,” said Amie Thornton, president, chief hospital executive, JFK University Medical Center. “It allows multiple surgical specialists to work alongside each other, performing minimally invasive endovascular procedures, and complex aortic procedures in the state-of-the-art operating room. This approach can save valuable time when a life is on the line.”
In the past two decades, hybrid operating rooms have emerged as the new standard of care for cardiovascular minimally invasive surgeries, and they are now being considered for many other specialties in the hospital.
“With the advanced imaging capabilities of the hybrid OR, we are now able to combine both open surgery and minimally invasive procedures in a much more succinct manner while reducing both radiation and contrast exposure to the patient and staff. This new operating environment will certainly facilitate our surgeons, radiologists and interventionists to address much more complex vascular pathologies. Hence, a myriad of additional procedures can now be performed in a more streamlined fashion and ultimately increasing both case volume and OR throughput, said Geoffrey Wong, MD, FACS, division chief of Vascular Surgery, JFK University Medical Center.
The minimally invasive approach allows patients typically to experience a shorter recovery time following a procedure in a Hybrid OR. Additionally, patients typically have a shorter length of stay at the hospital because they didn’t have a traditional open surgical procedure.
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