Advance Hybrid Operating Room
Lundquist Cardiovascular Institute at Torrance Memorial Medical Center is a national leader in cutting-edge
technologies and advance surgical techniques to improve cardiac outcomes
for our patients. Our state-of-the-art Hybrid Operating Room (OR) gives
our patients advance treatment options and our surgeons increased flexibility
by coupling traditional surgical capabilities with the latest imaging
modalities. By investing in the newest technology, Torrance Memorial continues
to set an elite standard of care for your health and for true wellness
of our community.
What is a Hybrid Operating Room?
Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s Hybrid Operating Room merge minimally
invasive and traditional surgical sciences with advanced imaging technology.
This allows cardiologists to perform traditional diagnostic functions
of our cardiac catheterization lab or interventional radiology suites
with traditional surgical functions of the operating room. Physicians
use real-time intra-operative image guidance to evaluate, intervene and
assess the results of minimally invasive procedures, complex minimally
invasive procedures, and open surgical cases.
Hybrid Operating Rooms create an environment where interventional approaches
can be performed under even the most complex conditions, including patients
who are considered extremely high risk. In the course of performing interventional
procedures, it sometimes becomes necessary for physicians to perform traditional
open surgery. In this situation, time is critical. Due to the Hybrid Operating
Room’s safety net, there are no delays in getting patients the life-saving
surgical services they need.
Benefits of a Hybrid Operating Room
Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s Hybrid Operating Room gives patients
and their doctors a less invasive approach to treating cardiovascular
problems, which ultimately leads to improved outcomes and safer procedures.
Patients who undergo procedures in the Hybrid Operating Room typically
experience fewer traumas, minimal scarring, a shorter hospital stay and
The Hybrid Operating Room also supports a multidisciplinary approach so
that interventional cardiologist and cardiac surgeons can work together
to treat multiple medical issues in a single period of care. This holistic
approach is designed to limit additional procedures and ultimately reduce
hospital stays and possible complications and/or infections.