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Endovascular Suite Expands Highland Vascular Surgery Capabilities

With the addition of the Endovascular Suite as part of Highland’s newly renovated Operating Rooms in the South Wing, the hospital is now providing a full gamut of vascular surgery procedures. The largest operating room at Highland, also called the Hybrid OR, is 1,100 square feet. “The room includes an advanced imaging system that enables Highland to address more diverse patient needs and offer an expanded vascular surgery service,” said Roan Glocker, M.D., M.P.H., Highland vascular surgeon.

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 is used to create real time, multi-dimensional images that help surgeons perform advanced endovascular procedures such as angioplasty, stent placement, and endovascular treatment of aneurysmal disease.

“These procedures can often be done in a minimally invasive way,” said Dr. Glocker, “allowing for either outpatient procedures or overnight hospital stays for conditions that historically have required longer inpatient admissions like peripheral arterial disease or abdominal aortic aneurysms. Both can now be treated percutaneously in many cases." The room can also be used for regular, nonvascular operations.

“We are providing state-of-the-art care to vascular patients at Highland,” said Dr. Glocker.  “That means that there are very few types of procedures that we can’t offer here. One of my favorite things about vascular surgery is that we’re able to provide comprehensive care to our patients. We’re not just proceduralists. We can see patients in clinic and obtain diagnostic testing and initiate medical management or non-operative therapies.  But, we’re also able to offer the latest, most minimally invasive procedures in addition to traditional open surgery." 

For more information contact Dr. Glocker at


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