Hybrid Operation Room: the future surgical theatre

August 01, 2018 | 17:06
Hybrid Operation Room, a multifunctional integrated future surgical theatre, is now replacing conventional open surgery procedures across the world.  
hybrid operation room the future surgical theatre
"The Hybrid Operation Room: The Future Surgical Theatre" workshop in Danang city

The Vietnam Surgical Association, in collaboration with the Vietnam Medical Equipment Association, has just organised a workshop titled “Hybrid OR—Total Solution” in tandem with Nhat Minh Medical JSC, Karl Storz, Siemens Healthineers, and Isofh Technology Limited.

The event was attended by over 200 delegates comprising of representatives from Danang city’s management authorities, leaders from the Ministry of Health, as well as heads of hospitals and medical departments.

Hybrid OR is an operation room that integrates advanced diagnosis, intervention, and surgical devices all in one surgical area.

This integration makes endoscopy and less invasive intervention easier and safer for all medical specialties. Owing to the new generation of endoscopes, surgery is ensured at the best quality possible, which will help to provide images of the interior of the body in different angles.

Diagnostic imaging equipment, such as sliding CT or robotic angiography systems, is also equipped with 3D imaging technology. Moreover, the Hybrid OR helps reduce time and negative risks, such as infection during patient transfer from the Radiology Department to the OR. This is necessary for medical specialties like cardiology, trauma, orthopedic, neuro, lithotripsy and oncology.

Known as a leading company working in the field of device and instrument development for minimal invasion surgery, Karl Storz has made significant advances in 2010 in terms of surgical quality improvement with the introduction of Karl Storz Advance OR1TM Suite, an integrated control system—an essential part of a Hybrid OR.

“OR1TM Suite is designed not only for performing the surgical procedure, but also results in improved ergonomic performance, better team communication, workflow optimisation, and ultimately a reduction in surgical and turnover time,” said Anna Fritz, chief representative of Karl Storz in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

“This allows the hospital to take full advantage of all their systems to better serve their patients and improve surgical outcomes. Currently, there are more than 6000 OR1 integrated surgical rooms installed and operating worldwide,” she added.

OR1 integrated surgical rooms have continuous upgrading capabilities with functions like central controlling, on-site and online archiving, video and audio streaming within the hospital or externally worldwide, and ceiling C-arm for OR equipment.

This system helps with establishing a connection in the operating room with a hospital informatics management system (HIS), thereby enabling doctors to extract clinical cases, subclinical testing results and imaging results for consultation before and during the operation at the OR.

Fabrice Leguet, general director of Siemens Healthineers in Vietnam, said, “Despite many companies offering different solutions for Hybrid OR worldwide, at Siemens Healthineers, we are proud to be the only one who is capable of providing the Angio CT solution wherein the CT system can be used for two combination rooms. This helps to improve the efficiency of the CT systems and provide support for better, faster, and safer surgical techniques on patients.”

Siemens Healthineers is the sole provider who can integrate dual level angiography systems and specialised surgical beds for complex neurosurgery operations.

The Hybrid OR also requires the integration between diagnostic and intervention devices with a specialised surgical bed for complex operating cases.

Siemens Healthineers is the sole provider who can integrate dual level angiography systems and specialised surgical beds for complex neurosurgery operations.

The Hybrid OR solutions by Karl Storz and Siemens Healthineers shall be provided and installed by Nhat Minh Medical JSC.

A separately managed healthcare business of global industrial powerhouse Siemens AG and a leader in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers, is constantly innovating its portfolio of products and services in its core areas of diagnostics and therapeutic imaging and in laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine.

Siemens Healthineers is also actively developing its digital health services and enterprise services. In the fiscal year of 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €13.8 billion ($16.1 billion) and profit of €2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) and has about 48,000 employees worldwide.

By Anh Duc

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