Highland Hospital has opened a state-of-the-art operating room.
At 1100 square feet, the hybrid operating room is the largest one the hospital has ever had. It includes the ARTIS Pheno, an advanced imaging system — the first of its kind in Upstate New York and only the eighth one to be installed in the U.S.
The machine will be used to create real time, multi-dimensional images that will help surgeons perform advanced endovascular (inside the artery) procedures.
“It will allow us to perform a pretty wide variety of vascular surgical operations from within the artery itself, rather than a conventional open surgery that results in a greater reduced length of stay and amount of pain, discomfort, mortality after the procedure for the patient,” said Dr. Roan Glocker, a vascular surgeon at Highland Hospital.
These procedures can often be done in a minimally invasive way, allowing for either outpatient procedures or overnight hospital stays for conditions that historically have required longer inpatient admissions.