Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center’s Hybrid Operating Rooms – the only ones of their kind in Polk County – give patients and their physicians a less invasive approach to treating cardiac problems, which ultimately leads to improved outcomes and safer procedures. Patients who undergo procedures in a Hybrid Operating Room typically experience less trauma, less scarring, a shorter hospital stay and faster rehabilitation.
Our three state-of-the-art Hybrid Operating Rooms and one Hybrid Catheterization Lab support a multidisciplinary approach so that surgeons from different specialties can work together to treat multiple medical issues in a single episode of care.
These operating rooms allow interventional cardiologists and interventional radiologists to work together to perform traditional diagnostic functions in our cardiac catheterization lab or interventional radiology suites with the 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 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. Thanks to the Hybrid Operating Room’s “surgical safety net,” there are no delays in getting patients the life-saving surgical services they need.