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What is a Hybrid Operating Room?

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Author : Howell Medical
Update time : 2023-02-22 11:11:00

A Hybrid Operating Room is an advanced procedural space that combines a traditional operating room with an image guided interventional suite. This combination allows for highly complex, advanced surgical procedures. Not only are the rooms combined but the teams are combined to form a multi-disciplinary group of clinicians prepared to meet the complex needs of patients.


A Hybrid OR is an aseptic environment that combines surgical equipment, instruments, surgical tables, OR Lights, equipment management systems, and surgical booms along with fixed advanced imaging systems, offering the capability to perform combined image-guided procedures with minimally invasive procedures. These state-of-the-art spaces also allow for the combination of image guided surgery with open procedures. Finally, if the need arises to convert a minimally invasive surgery to an open procedure, these spaces allow for a smooth transition to an open procedure by providing all the necessary capability and personnel in one space.1 Additionally, this technology has led to the development of new procedures that enable greater options for patients with complex disease states.

A hospital that utilizes a Hybrid OR avoids duplicated equipment, resources, space, supplies and staff allocations to each space. With a Hybrid OR, staff saves time with surgeries as procedures can be booked as one procedure versus two separate procedures. Additionally, a Hybrid OR gives the surgeon the ability to revise the traditional treatment plan and work in the same surgical suite on procedures requiring multiple interventions or modalities.

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