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The Dan A. Hughes Family Hybrid Suites This operating suite is the only operating room of its kind in the region.

This unique surgical suite combines the most advanced surgical and imaging technology available. The hybrid operating room allows our multidisciplinary team to offer unprecedented options for treating cardiovascular and neurological disorders. In fact, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital-Shoreline is the only healthcare center in the Coastal Bend region to offer the complex brain stenting procedure made possible because of this specialized operating room.

Most Comprehensive Care in the Coastal Bend Region

In the hybrid operating room, our healthcare team – which includes some of the most experienced physicians in the Coastal Bend region – provides advanced, comprehensive care to our heart and neurology patients. Our hybrid lab has the most advanced technology in the area, and it is the only lab of its kind that includes neurological capabilities.In addition to the high-resolution imaging equipment and advanced surgical technology, we designed the room to be comfortable for patients and physicians. During complex procedures, many medical staff members may need to be present. The hybrid suite is spacious, allowing the physicians and support staff to work efficiently and comfortably.

Advanced Imaging: Biplane Imaging Technology

Biplane imaging is a specialized type of imaging procedure we use in our hybrid operating room. Two rotating cameras provide your physicians with detailed, high-quality images. The two cameras shorten the procedure time, reducing the X-ray exposure. There is much less risk and faster recovery time compared to a more invasive, surgical approach.

Our physicians use the capabilities that biplane imaging technology provides to diagnose and treat heart and neurological disorders like never before.

We can:

  • Create a 3-D “roadmap” of your blood vessels so we can reach and treat the exact location of the abnormality
  • Perform complex brain and heart procedures such as stenting, angioplasty and embolization
  • Diagnose and treat stroke, carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms and other cardiac and vascular disorders precisely and effectively

Hybrid Operating Room Benefits for Our Patients

A normal operating room is equipped with portable imaging equipment. In a hybrid suite, the imaging technology is built right in, far surpassing a portable unit in terms of quality and capabilities. The suite allows us to diagnose and operate without having to move the patient from room to room. It is an invaluable tool in treating patients with complicated cardiac and neurological disorders.

Benefits include:

Rapid response
We can diagnose and perform surgery in the same room, with the most advanced technology at our fingertips.

Better patient outcomes
Our patients receive a more efficient, precise treatment with faster recovery.

After performing a procedure, we can immediately confirm the results via the imaging technology. For example, we can confirm that stents or grafts are in the right place before we end the procedure.


When you choose CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital-Shoreline, you are choosing an accredited healthcare center that has met or surpassed the most stringent criteria. Our accreditation is a testament to our commitment to advanced technology, skilled physicians and patient-focused care.

Our credentials include:

  • Certified Chest Pain Center by Joint Commission
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Gold Plus, accredited through the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association

Our hybrid surgical suite was made possible through a generous donation from the Dan A. Hughes Family as well as other foundations and community members.

  • Advanced Imaging and Surgical Technology
  • Hybrid Operating Room