HYBRID OPERATING ROOM USES REAL-TIME IMAGING

Conditions with few to no symptoms, like blood clots in the lower extremities (deep vein thrombosis) and weakening in the blood vessels (aneurysms), are some of the most complex and challenging to treat. By the time a person feels pain, these conditions may be life-threatening and emergency surgery may be the only option. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s Ronald and Helen Lefcourt Hybrid Operating Room combines state-of-the-art imaging technology with the amenities of a traditional operating room. “The hybrid OR has changed the way we treat complex vascular issues, like deep vein thrombosis and aortic aneurysms, both of which can be life-threatening if left untreated,” Dr. Thomas Bernik, chief of vascular surgery at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, says. “We can now use advanced imaging technology to view a surgical area on high-definition monitors while performing high-level procedures using minimally invasive techniques. This allows us to be more accurate and precise, which leads to better res

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