Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital Announces New Hybrid OR
Patients benefit with latest minimally invasive capabilities and diagnostic imaging in one room
A brand-new, state-of-the-art hybrid operating room is now open at Methodist Germantown. A hybrid operating room combines the latest image-guided technology found in a cardiac catheterization lab with the safety and expertise found in an operating room. Methodist Germantown is one of five adult hospitals within the Methodist Healthcare system.
“The beauty of the hybrid operating room is that we create a patient care environment that has all the tools and equipment needed for an interdisciplinary team of interventional cardiologists, radiologists and vascular surgeons to work closely together on complex cases to deliver the best medical care available for our patients,” said Keith Anderson, M.D., an interventional cardiologist with Sutherland Cardiology Clinic.
The Hybrid OR offers physicians the advanced technology needed to perform a number of minimally invasive cardiac procedures including catheter-based heart valve repair and implantations such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), stent placement to repair aneurysms, and treatment of blocked peripheral arteries, especially in the legs.
The new hybrid OR provides doctors a single suite where they can perform both traditional open surgeries and minimally invasive procedures. The imaging technology housed within this single room offers high-quality, extremely clear images that can be taken from any angle. When not in use, the equipment can be moved out of the way so the medical team can step in to perform necessary procedures with unobstructed access to the patient.
Some complex cases require both minimally invasive methods and open surgery. Both of these cases can be performed in the same room, so there is no need to transfer the patient between procedures.
“This is great news for patients in our community,” said William Kenley, CEO, Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. “Methodist Germantown now has an integrated heart team working together to elevate the care we deliver to our patients.”
Methodist’s flagship hospital, Methodist University Hospital located in the Memphis Medical District, also has a hybrid operating room.