Shreveport, LA (Aug. 2, 2018) – CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System opened its new Hybrid OR, the latest in surgical and cardiovascular advancements, this summer. The new surgical suite merges the capabilities and skill sets of interventional cardiology and cardiovascular surgeons and allows the team at CHRISTUS to perform procedures and surgeries that have not been offered previously.
A Hybrid OR is the integration of a surgical Operating Room with an advanced X-ray imaging system. This enables surgeons as well as interventionalists, to perform the most advanced minimally invasive procedures. Minimally invasive surgical procedures are complex and technically demanding, requiring a high quality, flexible imaging solution. This rapidly evolving clinical trend towards minimally invasive procedures is driving demand for Hybrid ORs.
“This incredible hybrid operating room is designed to enhance collaborative care for patients with complex aortic and cardiovascular disease,” said Isaac Palmer, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Chief Executive Officer. “The hybrid operating room bridges the gap between interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons to treat patients in an environment that features next-generation imaging and operative capabilities for multiple interventions – without moving patients to various ORs and procedure rooms.”
Specifically, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier will use the Azurion FlexMove Hybrid OR system from Philips Healthcare. Azurion optimizes workflow, enabling clinicians to swiftly and confidently perform both routine and complex procedures. Azurion provides high quality imaging, achieving excellent visibility at low X-ray dose levels for patients of all sizes. With FlexMove healthcare personnel can move quickly between open surgical and closed interventional procedures based on the patient’s needs.
Over the past two years, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System has expanded the cardiovascular services on the Highland campus with new technology, the latest procedures, higher-trained nursing staff, and more patient rooms focused on cardiovascular patients.
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ABOUT CHRISTUS SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER HEALTH SYSTEM
A faith-based, not-for-profit health system, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System is part of CHRISTUS Health, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. CHRISTUS is among the 10 largest Catholic health systems in the country and one of the 20 largest of all health systems in the nation. CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System has provided health care in Northwest Louisiana for over 100 years. Our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
ABOUT CHRISTUS HEALTH
At CHRISTUS Health, we deliver a complete healing experience that respects the individual. We serve our communities with dignity. And with a good deal of admiration. CHRISTUS Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit system made up of more than 600 centers, including long-term care facilities, community hospitals, walk-in clinics and health ministries. We are a community 45,000 strong, with over 15,000 physicians providing individualized care. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, our mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to every individual we serve.