A new cardiac hybrid operating room at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital brings a catheterization lab and surgery suite together in one space, making treatment more efficient and encouraging collaboration between our expert providers.
The operating room, which is projected to treat more than 500 patients a year, is outfitted with the latest technology in heart care. The equipment brings together multiple imaging modalities in one environment allowing for an enhanced view of the patient’s beating heart during procedures.
With tableside control of multiple applications in the lab, providers have the freedom of movement to focus on exacting their treatment strategy, thus improving outcomes. This technology is also safer because it exposes both patients and providers to less radiation.
“This state-of-the-art space is the most advanced hybrid operating room in the Atlanta area,” said Dr. Amar Patel, interventional cardiologist and co-medical director for the structural heart and valve program at Wellstar. “Bringing several services into one room allows us to provide complex cardiac care for our community efficiently and effectively, using the top tools available to us.”
Structural heart procedures, such as valve repairs or replacements, will be performed in the hybrid operating room, along with cardiac surgery and some electrophysiology procedures that can determine the cause of heart rhythm problems.
To learn more about how Wellstar can keep your heart in top shape, visit wellstar.org/heartcare.