At Connecticut Children’s, when that happens, the doctor needs to relocate to an operating room, which may or may not be available. In some situations, the child would come back for a second appointment to have that surgery done, with a second round of anesthesia. If pivoting to conventional surgery is urgent, the child has to be wheeled on a gurney down a hallway to an operating room. It can happen the other way, too: a surgeon performing a conventional open procedure on a child can encounter a situation where he or she needs the sophisticated imaging a catheter lab provides. Again, the child needs to be moved, sometimes in the middle of a procedure.
A hybrid operating room combines the tools of both kinds of procedures in one place. This provides all surgeons with the high-quality imaging and surgical resources they need to help any child in their care. This type of combined equipment and space is extremely useful for laparoscopic surgeries, neurosurgeries, orthopedic procedures and traumas. Connecticut Children’s is planning to create the first pediatric hybrid operating room in New England. And the centerpiece of this leading-edge facility is the Philips Azurion 7 B20/15.
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Connecticut Children’s will be able to obtain this remarkable (and expensive) tool, and large new room to work in, thanks to our generous donors. More importantly, you are also responsible for all the many, many children who will be healed and helped and all the lives that will be saved.