Contact: Andrea Sellers
This week, The Villages® Regional Hospital cut the ribbon on its new digital vascular surgery suite, which features the revolutionary GE Discovery Duo 2 operating table and allows surgeons to perform complex heart and vascular procedures with unprecedented mobility and precision.
"The addition of this suite represents the next generation of surgical innovation right here in The Villages®," says Don Henderson, president and CEO of Central Florida Health, the not-for-profit parent organization of The Villages® Regional Hospital. "The hybrid operating room is set up for both minimally invasive and more complex cases, with the goal of efficiency and better outcomes post-surgery. The new robotic unit moves with the doctors to better detect any abnormalities that might come up during surgery."
The digital vascular surgery suite features a free floating mobile operating room table with power assisted motion. It provides surgeons with the most precise 3D imagery available to improve accuracy, lessen the amount of time it takes for each surgery, and get patients back to their lives as quickly as possible.
The Villages® Regional Hospital's Perioperative Services Department currently provides a wide range of surgical services, including neurological, thoracic, vascular, orthopedic, and general surgery. This new technology comes with a number of benefits for surgeons and patients alike. Patients will experience less time in surgery, up to a 99 percent reduction in radiation doses, and fewer post-surgery complications.
"The impact for patients and families is profound," continues Henderson. "They will have less pain, a faster recovery, and an earlier return to a meaningful life. And instead of sending patients out of the local area for highly complex vascular surgery, we can keep them here, eliminating the stress and expense of travel. It opens up a world of possibilities for our community.