Hybrid Cardiovascular Operating Room | Torrance Memorial

Hybrid Operating Room


The Lundquist Lurie 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 merges 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 faster rehabilitation.

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.

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