Highland Hospital Opens First Hybrid Operating Room
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Highland Hospital is proud to announce the opening of its new state-of-the-art hybrid operating room. The largest operating room Highland Hospital has ever had at 1100 square feet, the room includes an advanced imaging system that will enable Highland to address more diverse patient needs and offer an expanded vascular surgery service.
The ARTIS Pheno, the new operating room’s imaging system, is the first of its kind in Upstate New York and only the eighth one to be installed in the U.S. The machine will be used to create real time, multi-dimensional images that will help surgeons perform advanced endovascular (inside the artery) procedures such as angioplasty, stent placement, and endovascular treatment of aneurysmal disease. These procedures can often be done in a minimally invasive way, allowing for either outpatient procedures or overnight hospital stays for conditions that historically have required longer inpatient admissions. It can also be used for regular, nonvascular operations.
“This new operating room shows that Highland Hospital is committed to using cutting edge technology and the latest in surgical techniques to provide the best care patients can receive in a community hospital setting,” said Cindy Becker, Vice President and COO of Highland Hospital.
Using funds raised at the Highland Hospital Gala in April and other fundraising sources, the hybrid operating room is part of the hospital’s ongoing modernization efforts.
Media will be invited to visit Highland Hospital and tour the new Hybrid OR on Monday, October 30 between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Roan Glocker, M.D., M.P.H., a Vascular Surgeon at Highland Hospital will also be available for interviews.