Spring Valley Hospital recently unveiled its $1.8 million hybrid cardiac operating suite. The 930-square foot suite is used for advanced procedures like thoracic aneurysm repairs, minimally invasive heart surgeries, and cardiac catheterizations.
“A hybrid suite allows us to do all the operating and imaging in the same room with little or no disruption to the patient,” explained Nauman Jahangir, MD, cardiovascular thoracic surgeon for The Valley Health System hospitals. “With this particular environment, we are also able to perform more advanced cardiac procedures in a minimally invasive manner.”
Patients may initially need one procedure (i.e. balloon angioplasty for heart attack) but a hybrid operating suite can be quickly converted to accommodate a more advanced procedure (i.e. open heart surgery) if needed. This means the medical procedure can be completed at one time rather than ending one procedure and rescheduling the patient for a surgery at another time.
The advanced imaging unit helps physicians better visualize their patients’ organs, tissues and vessels to see what is happening internally, which can lead to optimal surgical outcomes.
The hybrid suite is equipped with the GE Discovery IGS 740 equipment, the first laser-guided fluoroscopy (imaging) machine in southern Nevada.
Because of the laser-guiding, the imaging equipment can be moved to a precise location around the OR table, and capture 3-D images of vessels and blockages from head to toe. To keep the laser-guided machine in perfect position, the floor is completely level; any differences can only be the thickness of a dime. The flooring is also made of special material to help support the heavy equipment and provide a seamless floor system that prevents bacterial growth.
The OR table is extra-long and tilts in multiple directions to give physicians the best angle for operating.
Indigo-Clean™ light fixtures and bacteria-reducing flooring help proactively kill bacteria, thus reducing the risk for patients for infections.
Continued Expansion at Spring Valley Hospital
In addition to the hybrid operating suite, Spring Valley Hospital added another surgical suite to meet the ongoing demand for surgery space by physicians. The hospital opened a four-story tower in June 2016 that features a private entrance and registration for all maternity patients, along with more private rooms for new mothers on the first floor and surgical patients on the second floor.
Spring Valley Hospital also opened an outpatient physical therapy center in 2016, and has recently added pediatric physical/occupational/speech therapy to its roster of services.
About Spring Valley Hospital and The Valley Health System
Spring Valley Hospital, located at Rainbow and Hacienda in southwest Las Vegas, is a full-service, tertiary care facility. The hospital offers emergency care, advanced cardiovascular and neurological services, comprehensive maternity services and a level III neonatal intensive care unit, an acute inpatient rehabilitation unit, outpatient wound/hyperbaric care and outpatient physical/occupational/speech therapy for adults and children.
The Valley Health System (VHS) is a network of six acute care hospitals caring for patients throughout Southern Nevada and surrounding communities. Accredited by The Joint Commission, VHS hospitals provide a comprehensive array of medical services including cardiovascular, neurosciences, maternity and women’s health, emergency and surgical care, along with specialty programs in stroke, chest pain, pediatrics, orthopedics, diabetes, wound care, surgical weight loss/bariatrics, geropsychiatric services and acute inpatient rehabilitation units. For more information, visit www.valleyhealthsystemlv.com
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