Redefining the possibilities of cardiac care with an intelligent hybrid operating room.

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, is dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research. The new cardiac Hybrid OR at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) represents a new frontier in cardiac surgery.

The customized operating room (OR) features unique floor-mounted robotic C-arm system with an integrated surgical table that together improve workflow, increase efficiency and ensure a high-level of infection control.

“The new Hybrid OR really means access to the future of care” Dr. Michael Chu

Hybrid ORs are comprised of a suite of digitally connected technologies that can accommodate several surgical techniques, interventional techniques and diagnostics in one room at the same time. It is designed to support the workflow of an entire team of surgeons, anesthetists, nurses and technicians.

“With access to a Hybrid OR we can tackle many different areas of coronary artery disease, aortic disease and valvular heart disease by combining surgical techniques and interventional techniques to achieve the best outcomes,” says Dr. Michael Chu, interim Chair/Chief of Cardiac Care at LHSC. “What excites us the most is that patients can have less invasive operations, recover faster and get even better care.”

The Hybrid OR can accommodate current health care trends and challenges, ranging from an aging population with multiple health conditions to patients who are clinically obese and need proper support during surgical procedures.

The heart of the Hybrid OR is the Siemens Healthineers ARTIS Pheno® C-arm and fully integrated Hillrom TruSystem® 7500 Hybrid OR Table. Working in collaboration, the system provides the surgical team with the most accurate data and flexible equipment for an  optimal patient outcome.

“Working together, we can find solutions to address the needs and challenges of our customers,” said René Boyer, Sr. Director, Sales & Marketing of Diagnostic Imaging at Siemens Healthineers. “Faced with constantly changing demographics, including older patients with more health issues, we need to be prepared for more requests for diagnostic imaging and intervention. This partnership between LHSC, Hillrom Canada and Siemens Healthineers will benefit patient outcomes.”